SM Botstein

I am a lifelong student of art, striving to capture some semblance of what nature has already perfected.


From an early age, I was encouraged to express myself through music and art.  I was given formal music lessons and took art classes through the Brooklyn Museum of Art.  I chose a career in medicine but continued my study of drawing and painting, even sketching from cadavers in anatomy lab.  As an adult, I've had the good fortune to take workshops with masters of our time, inspired by their teaching while honing my skills.  There is still so much to learn - it is a wonderful pursuit!

2001   Pastel Society of the West Coast 15th Annual International Open Exhibition

2001   Pastel Society of America 29th Annual Pastel Exhibition

             NYC, NY

2003   North Carolina Jewish Artists Annual Juried Exhibit, 1st prize 

2003   Piedmont Outdoor Painting Society (POPS), In the Light of Day Exhibit

             Salem Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC

2004    Raleigh Fine Arts Society 39th Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Juried Exhibit

2004   POPS, Plein Air Inspirations, 2 Sisters Gallery

2006   Hilton Head Art League National Juried Art Exhibition

2009   Art League of Hilton Head National Juried Show

2010    American Impressionist Society Eleventh National Juried Exhibition

             Richland Art Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010    21 Over 31, Southwest Art Magazine Emerging Artists Competition, Top 50 Finalists

2011    FASO Bold Brush Competition, Fav15%, March

2012    Salon International Juried Exhibition

             Greenhouse Gallery of Art, San Antonio, TX

2012    Finalist, Raymar Art Painting Competition, 6th Annual Competition, February

2012    Plein Air Richmond 1st Annual Juried Paint-out and Show

             J Gallery, High Point, NC

2013    Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils,

             Nationally-Juried Acceptance/Exhibit, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2014    Piedmont Plein Air Paintout - 1st Annual, Juried Acceptance/Exhibit, High Point, NC

2014    Mt. Vale Vineyard Paint-out, Peggy Belcher Award

             Galax, VA

2015    50th Annual North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh Fine Arts Society

             Juried Exhibit, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh NC