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Evelyn Thistle Rhodes received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1969. She moved to an island in Narragansett Bay in 1976 because it was the most beautiful place she had ever seen.

Since then she has been painting the light and shifting colors of the landscape and coast, capturing the rural character, and rendering the many moods of nature and the subtle movement of the seasons. “I like to think of these paintings as windows that transcend reality, through which the viewer can almost feel the breeze that was blowing when the scene was captures on paper or canvas. I am continually awed, thrilled and challenged by the natural beauty around me.”

In 1988 Evelyn was invited as one of New England’s finest living artists who paint from life to exhibit at the Attleboro Museum’s show “New England Impressions.” She has continued to conduct workshops in the Narragansett Bay area throughout her career.

Evelyn Thistle Rhodes has been an invited artist at the Mystic Maritime Museum, Connecticut; The Hermitage, Norfolk, Virginia; The Fremantle Art Museum, Australia; and The Naval War College Museum, Rhode Island.

Art League of Rhode Island, Founding Member 
Rhode Island School of Design, Faculty, Dept. of Con’t. Ed 1984 
Conanicut Island Art Association, Past President, Life Member
Newport Art Museum, Faculty 1979-90

Fidelity Investments
Cambridge Savings Bank
Global Enterprises
Putnam Investments
Newport Art Museum
Jamestown Historical Society


2005 Deja View: a Retrospective; Newport Art Museum; Newport, RI
2005 Attleboro Museum: Celebrate Art; Art League of RI 
2004 Honorable Mention: Newport Art Museum Juried Annual Members Show
2004 New England 2004: Juried Exhibit, Cape Cod Art Association
2004 18th Annual Juried Rhode Island Open: Warwick Museum of Art, RI
2003 Newport Art Museum Juried Members’ Show, Newport, RI
2003 Honorable Mentions, Spring Bull Gallery, “Pastel Show” Newport, RI
2003 “Pastels in Progress;” Jamestown Designs; Jamestown, RI
2002 Virginia Lynch Gallery: Art League of Rhode Island Exhibit: Tiverton, RI
2001 Second Prize, “Art of the Ocean State”: Wickford Art Association
2001 Art League of Rhode Island Invitational: Bristol Art Museum, RI
2000 Newport Art Museum: Juried Members’ Show: Newport, RI
1999 Francesca Anderson Fine Art: Invitational: Boston, MA
1998 Attleboro Museum Invitational: “New England Impressions”: Attleboro, MA
1997 Providence Art Club: Juried Figure Exhibit: Providence, RI
1997 Artists Guild Award: 10th Annual Members’ Show: Newport Art Museum
1996 Award of Excellence: Naval War College Museum Invitational: Newport, RI
1995 Mystic International Marine Exhibit: Mystic Seaport Museum: Mystic, CT
1993 Mystic International Marine Exhibit: Juried: Mystic Seaport Museum: 
1998 First Prize: Members’ Show: Wickford Art Assn.: Wickford, RI
1986 International Juried Exhibit: Fremantle Art Museum, Fremantle, Australia
1984 One Woman Show: Attleboro Museum: Attleboro, MA
1982 Marblehead Arts Assn: Juried Exhibit “Small Treasures:” Marblehead, MA
1981 One Woman Show: “1980 Sumac Cycle:” Newport Art Museum
1981 Award: Artist Search Competition “New England- Land, Sea, Sky”
Historic Brick Market Gallery; Newport, RI 

2003 “Striper Chronicles”, Leo Orsi, The Princeton Group
2001 “Hope is Contagious” Simon & Schuster
2000 Wickford Art Association Inaugural Calendar
1999 American Artist Magazine
1988 The Yacht Magazine 1985 Rhode Island Artists Calendar
1987 Yankee Magazine 1980 Blair & Ketchum’s Country Journal



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