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Each concert season, the presenting Visual Artists submit work to be reviewed by a panel of judges at the Juried Art Show which is held at our annual Patron Appreciation Party. The Patron Appreciation Party is given as a thank you to our wonderful supporters who donate $500 or more to Beaches Fine Arts Series. Dorienne’s piece was unanimously voted the winner, and we are thrilled to highlight her work on our 2017-2018 Season Trifold Schedule and the Season Program Booklet.
About the Artist
Dorienne B. Rogers was born July 16, 1947 in Ossinning, New York, to Edna Dora Testa and John Louis Dupont Bassett. She, her older sister Tink, and twin brother John, were raised on a farm outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Elementary school she won a scholarship to attend Carneigie Institute of Technology for weekly art classes.
At 15, her family moved to Westfield, N.J., where she graduated from high school. After a three-year employment with Pan American World Airways as a model, flight attendant, and purser, she married Steve Roberston in 1969, and attended the University of North Florida on a President’s Scholarship. She graduated Magma Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Art in Education Degree and was voted into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She taught in the Duval County school system for 21 years in the area of Visual Arts from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. She has also taught classes at UNF, FCCJ, and JU. Her daughter, Summer, was born in 1978.
She continued her education at UNF, and earned a Masters Degree in education with an emphasis in art. She has also attended many workshops and conferences in the art field; Toshiko Takaezu, Robert Arneson, Marilyn Levine, Charlie Brown, Munn Quann, Jerry Pickney, Jerry Uelsmann, Louise Freshman Brown, Memphis Wood. She was married to Jimmy Rogers in 1986.
Dorienne has exhibited annually in the Duval County Art Teachers Juried Exhibition and the National Art Educators Juried Exhibition. She also has exhibited in invitational and juried shows at Gallery Contemporanea, UNF, Gallery 88, Arts Mania Visual Arts Exhibit, JCVA, Exhibit A Gallery Artworks (SCAD), FSCJ, Heaven on Earth Restaurant, Java Cafe, The Latina Restaurant, Mia Casa Cafe, The Bethel Gallery, Beaches First Coast Jewelers, Jacksonville Photographic Society, Players by the Sea, Selva Marina Country Club, Beaches Baptist Medical Center, The Artist’s Group of St. Augustine, and The King Street Gallery. She also has works in permanent collections in the Institute of Propaganda, Frankfurt, Germany, FSCJ, and UNF.
I paint on canvas.
Alexandre paints on silence.