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Donne Bitner
Senior Faculty, Painting & Drawing

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In addition to teaching classes in watercolor, monotypes, and experimental acrylics at Crealdé, Donne maintains a studio at McRae Art Studio in Winter Park. Her work is exhibited in museum shows and art festivals throughout the United States and has also appeared in publications including American Artist International Artist, Watercolor Magazine, and Watercolor Magic.

You can see her artwork in the collections of the Huntsville Museum of Art, Springfield Art Museum, Gulf Coast Center for the Arts, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, Maitland Museum of Art, Rollins College, State of Florida Capital Collection and the cities of Atlanta, Orlando, and Melbourne.
She is a signature member of both the National Watercolor Society and Florida Watercolor Society, a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society, and a recipient of a Florida Individual Artist's Fellowship in 2002.

Donne graduated with honors from Penn State University with
a degree in Art and has been a full-time studio artist for the last 15 years.


A Memory Softly
A Memory Softly, Acrylic
45 and Counting
45 and Counting, Mixed Media on Panel
Loneyl Tree
Lonely Tree, Oil Pastel

Solo Exhibitions

Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis, FL. 2006

Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL 2005

Edison Community College, Piqua, OH 2003

Selected Exhibitions

14th All Florida Juried Exhibition, Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL 2006

Dynamic Relationships, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL. 2006

Watercolor USA Annual Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri. 2006, 2003, 2001

Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, 2006, 1995-2004

30 x 30, Maitland Art Museum, Maitland, FL. 2005

Selected Awards

Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Best of Show, 2006

Mt. Dora Art Festival, Best of Show, 2006

Watercolor USA Annual Exhibition, AAG & W&N Awards, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MS, 2006, 2003

Fire & Ice, First Place, Lake Wales Art Center, 2006

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Merit Award, Tampa, FL. 2006, 2004

Spacecoast Art Festival, 2nd Place, Painting. 2006, 2005

Mt. Dora Art Festival, 1st Place, 2-Dimensional Art. 2005

Fine Arts for Ocala, Best of Show. 2003

Selected Publications

The Collected Best of Watercolor, 2002

Watercolor Magic Magazine: Creativity, 2002

American Artist Watercolor Magazine, 2000

International Artist, 1999

Public Collections

Gulf Coast Art Museum, Belair, FL

Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL

Florida State Capitol Collection, Tallahassee

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

Huntsville (Alabama) Museum of Art

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Tennessee

Florida State Capitol Collection, Tallahassee

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