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The Doors of Athens • Wuxtry • Archival Print by René Shoemaker

The Doors of Athens • Wuxtry • Archival Print by René Shoemaker

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Archival prints made from original paintings on silk by René Shoemaker. These prints are made with archival inks and printed on our favorite Velvet Fine Art Paper. Available as a 6 x 6 inch, 8 x 8 inch, 12 x 12 inch, or 16 x 16 inch print with a white border, packaged with mat board backing in a clear sleeve. Printed on demand upon ordering - please allow a 3 business day turnaround time.

"The Doors of Athens exhibit stems from my love for Athens and my deep appreciation of the diversity, community, and intellectual curiosity embedded in the city’s culture. Highlighting small businesses, the colorful paintings on silk explore the beauty and architectural richness of our hometown. My goal is to promote continued support for our local small businesses." - René Shoemaker

About the Artist

René Shoemaker is a contemporary artist focused on silk painting. Born in New York City, she maintains studios in Athens, GA, USA and Aubusson, France. Spanning four decades and embracing a variety of mediums, her artwork highlights a sense of place while capturing the ways spaces work together and how people inhabit and interact with those spaces. Architecture and public places are often highlighted in her work.

René received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia (UGA), building a career of painting with dyes to create flowing, colorful work on radiant silk glowing with light. After retiring from her profession as a university librarian at UGA, René continued refining her art and sharing her techniques while discovering new ways to describe the world we collectively share.

Exhibiting in solo and group shows internationally, Shoemaker delights in exploring our everyday experiences through color and line. René has exhibited in museums in Georgia, Mississippi, and Paris and in galleries and public spaces in Georgia, New York, the UK, and France. Her solo exhibitions include museums in Georgia and Mississippi, where her work is held in permanent collections. Shoemaker was awarded the Fiber Forward Focus Fellowship from AIR Serenbe in Georgia, and 2024 exhibits are now scheduled in San Francisco, and Paris, and she will lead workshops in Athens, GA, San Francisco, CA and in a castle in southwest France.

Print-to-Order

Please note that many of our archival artist prints are made-to-order in our studio. Please allow extra time for us to fulfill these orders. Typically, prints are ready in no more than three business days.

Shipping

After many years of printing and shipping for artists, we've learned how to pack our prints for a safe arrival. Whether you choose store pickup, local delivery, or shipping, your print will arrive undamaged. But on the off chance you experience a problem, please reach out within three days.

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René Shoemaker is a master silk painter, born in New York City, who maintains studios in Athens, GA, USA and Aubusson, France. Spanning four decades and embracing a variety of mediums, her artwork highlights a sense of place while capturing the ways spaces work together and how people inhabit and interact with those spaces.

René received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia (UGA), building a career of painting with dyes to create flowing, colorful work on radiant silk glowing with light. After retiring from her profession as a university librarian at UGA, René continued refining her art, and sharing her techniques while discovering new ways to express the world we collectively share.

Exhibiting in solo and group shows internationally, Shoemaker delights in exploring our reality through color and line. René has exhibited in museums in Georgia, Mississippi, and Paris and in galleries and public spaces in Georgia, New York, the UK, and France. Her solo exhibitions include museums in Georgia and Mississippi, where her work is held in permanent collections. In 2020, Shoemaker was awarded the Fiber Forward Focus Fellowship from AIR Serenbe in Georgia, USA.

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