Irena Rak Dzierzbinski will be exhibiting her art at the Orange Town Hall Gallery sponsored by the Orange Arts and Culture Council during January and February. Irena began drawing as a child and enjoyed this form of art growing up. In junior high Irena taught herself water color. Then, in high school she had a superb art teacher, Sr. Scholastica, who gave students opportunities to experience many media. Irena won a Gold Key Scholastics Art Award for her scratch board Fawn in Foliage.
Irena went on to the teaching profession loving every minute of it! Work, raising a family and running a home left little time to pursue art. However, when Irena retired in 2010 she decided to return to the “road not takenˮ. She began taking oil painting classes with Diane Napolitano in 2012. The Bridgeport Art League awarded her oil paintings first place and best in show as well second and third place for her pencil drawings in its annual art show in 2015 in Milford.
- Fawn in Foliage, scratch board, 8×11, 1963 Gold Key Scholastic Award
- Bridgeport Art League of Huntington Awards
- Crystal and Plums oil 16×20 First Place 2014
- Winter’s Peace oil 12×14 First Place 2015
- Nature’s Goodness oil 14×18 Best in Show 2015
- Dogwood Blossom pencil drawing 8.5×9.5 Second Place 2015
- Sir Patrick Stewart pencil drawing 9×10 Third Place 2015
She became president of the Bridgeport Art League of Huntington in June 2015.