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Artist Biography

Eric W. Shute



Eric Shute was born and raised in upstate New York and at an early age began his artistic training at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.  Eric holds a degree in Education from S.U.N.Y @ New Paltz, a degree in Advertising and Illustration from Mohawk Community College and a BFA from Syracuse University.


Mr. Shute spent the early part of his career in advertising working for major retailers but returned to academic studies to complete his BFA at Syracuse University. He has worked as a full-time artist ever since. 

Recently Mr. Shute was awarded the Loring Coleman Award: New England Watercolor Society Biennial, September 2018 ; received a Merit Fellowship and Residency in February of 2018 to Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont and was awarded a $1000 cash prize for his watercolor submitted to the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Arts Competition sponsored by the Agora Gallery, NYC.


 In addition to his academic training, Mr. Shute studied painting technique with nationally recognized artists:  Hong Nian Zhang, (oil painting), advanced watercolor with Richard Segalman, and abstract painting with Jenny Nelson at the Woodstock School of Art.


Awards: Awards/ Residencies: 


Loring Coleman Award: New England Watercolor Society juried show, September 2018.


 Merit Grant and Residency:  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. February 2018  Residency: Edgewood Farms , Cape Cod MA 2019


Agora Gallery International Art Competition, Cash award of $1000 2018

Jurors: Kathy Battista, Sharon Matt Atkins, Amanda McDonald Crowley


Recipient of the Syman Art Painters Award: Cooperstown Art Association 2009


Recipient of the Margaret Bevier Wright Memorial Prize Cooperstown Nationals 2015

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