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Maxine Shore was born in New York, and was educated at Chatham College, Middlebury College, and Parsons School of Design. Maxine received the Best of Lambertville Artists Award in 2019. She currently resides in East Windsor, New Jersey.

Artist Statement

Holding onto the memory of a special place, in a particular time, is why I paint. Painting a familiar scene resonates with me as it brings to mind wonderful memories. But I am also inspired to paint unfamiliar settings because I’m dazzled by colors, or light, or unique feelings I have from being surrounded by unexpected beauty.

Even when a painting is representational there exits an abstract dynamic below the surface. Exploring the interplay of shapes, patterns of lights and darks, and composition all contribute to the final outcome.

So many moments escape our notice because we are caught up in the minutiae of daily life. My purpose in painting is to freeze those fleeting scenes and to invite you to share them with me.


New York Society of Women Artists
Artists' Gallery Lambertville, NJ


2015 Ellarslie Open XXXII Trenton Museum Trenton, NJ
2015 Artists' Gallery Lambertville, NJ
2014 Ellarslie Open XXXI Trenton Museum Trenton, NJ
2013 Cafe 44, Princeton, NJ
2012 "Illuminations", Small World Cafe. Princeton, NJ
2012 "eye to i", Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
2012 “Spaces” exhibit, Art Way Gallery, Plainsboro, NJ
2011 Gallery Verde Group Show, Kingston, NJ
2010 Ghost Ranch Group Show, Abiqui, NM
2009-2010 Artsbridge Annual Art Show, Stockton, NJ
2007-2011 Mercer County College Annual Art Show, West Windsor, NJ
2000 Numina Gallery, Princeton Regional School Faculty Art Show, Princeton, NJ
1999 Bennington College Group Show, Bennington, VT


2019 Best of Lambertville Artists Award
2017 County Purchase Award, Mercer County Artists Exhibition
2011 “Magic Hour” painting selected for inclusion in Ellarslie Museum calendar, Trenton, NJ
2011 Honorable mention, Mercer County College Art Show
2010 Juror’s Award, Mercer County College Art Show
2010 People’s Choice Award, Artsbridge Annual Art Show

Work Experience

1993-2008 Art Teacher, Johnson Park School, Princeton, NJ
1985-1993 Art Teacher, Roosevelt School, Roosevelt, NJ
1973-1978 French Teacher, Edison High School and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, NJ
1972-1973 Translator, French Line, New York, NY


1978-1980 Parsons School of Design, NY, NY
1971-1972 MA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
1967-1971 BA, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA
Summers National Academy of Design, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Press and Media

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