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Scott Rhoades was born in Houlton, Maine in 1951 and grew up in Coventry, Connecticut. When he was a junior in college he took his first art class and was hooked on artistic processes and made several paintings. After graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1973 he earned his Master’s degree in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University. In 1975 he began a 35 year art education career in Coventry.

Scott embraced teaching and worked with over six thousand students in grades K-8. He coached girls sports, taught a class in Developmental Stages of Child Art at Eastern and was a high school baseball umpire. His work with children was published in several magazines and his school mural program was nationally recognized as over two hundred students signed their names to painted works on school walls. Over four hundred students had drawings published in the Chronicle, a Willimantic newspaper.

Rhoades presented workshops on child art at national, state and local venues. He was a grade level coordinator, related arts team leader, and mentor teacher team leader. He designed and produced thirty school yearbooks.

As Scott approached retirement, he felt compelled to build an art studio in his back yard so that he could resume painting works of art. He has had several one man shows and his paintings have won many awards during the last several years.

Rhoades, who is an avid runner, has two daughters, Andrea and Summer, and four grandchildren. He lives in Storrs, Connecticut with his wife Ellie. 

Artist Statement:
I paint from photographs in my studio and my works are predominantly representational in style. The wilderness, historic buildings, old barns and landscapes are among my favorite subjects.
Acrylic paint on gesso board are my mediums of choice.

Scott Rhoades Art Show Awards

2012 Mansfield Downtown Juried Art Show. Best of Show

2014 Mansfield Downtown Juried Art Show First Place

2016 72nd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition Painting Award

2016 Northeast Connecticut Artists Exhibition Third Place

2016 Northeast Connecticut Artists Exhibition Diner Award

2017 Arts Center East Jack Richeson Merit Award

2018 Marlborough Arts Center
East of the River Juried Art Show Edward Jones Investment Award

2018 Arts of Tolland Juried Art Show Pat Scholz Award

2018 Arts Center East Honorable Mention

2018 Arts Center East Best of Show

2018 Northeast Connecticut Artists Exhibition Diner Award

2018 Piedmont Art Juried Art Exhibition Merit Award

2018 Tolland County Art Association Juried Show. First Place

2019 Marlborough Arts Center Past President’s Award

2019 Mansfield Area Juried Art Show First Place

2019 Arts Center East Honorable Mention

2019 Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition First Place Acrylic

2019 Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition Honorable Mention Acrylic

2020 Academic Artists Association Jack Richeson Award

2020 Mansfield Arts Third Place Award

2020 Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition Honorable Award

National Publications

2017 14th Annual Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition
2018 Tanka Society of America (Cover of Ribbons Journal)
2018 15th Annual Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition
2020 Academic Artists Association 70th Annual Artist’s Association

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