11 April 2017

Featured Artist: Michelle Irizarry, Orange County, FL

Michelle Irizarry received Honorable Mention at the 2017 Women in the Arts Inc. competition "Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library in Orlando, Florida.

Michelle Irizarry, "Drowning In Thoughts", oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in.

Artist statement

“I like to paint in many different media and styles. I am a Water Resources Civil Engineer and have always loved the beach and natural wetland areas of Florida. Water has always been a source of inspiration and relaxation for me. I am also drawn to images of human suffering, healing and triumph over adversity so I often try to combine these two themes in my work.”


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Recent exhibitions and awards


Juried into Winter Garden's SOBO gallery art shows every month for the past year.

45th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition, College of Central Florida Webber Gallery, Ocala, Florida ("Simply Valeria" juried by juror Ted Nuttall)

"Lost" - Second place, 2nd Annual Lifestyle Magazine Art Contest. 

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The Women in the Arts exhibition "Celebrating the Genius of Women" is on view until April 23, 2017 at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32801. 

Mike Donohue 407 835-7483 | Community Relations, OCPL
Maria Guerrero: womeninthearts@gmail.com | Women in the Arts Inc.

Visit Women in the Arts: www.womeninthearts.org

Support this program


This event is sponsored by Women in the Arts, corporate and private donors, Studio-T Photography, and Baterbys Art Gallery, in partnership with the Orlando Public Library.

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