Teresa Vito

"From the time I picked up my first crayon I knew art was my truth. My enthusiasm for drawing and painting have never wavered and so my path was chosen ­ to be an artist. Painting for me brings the wonders of life into visual form"




Teresa Vito has a BA in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She studied at the Art Students League of Denver with Ramon Kelley, Quang Ho, Doug Dawson and Bruce Cody. Vito painted with Richard Schmid for five years at the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts where she also studied with Nancy Guzik. She has expanded her knowledge by taking numerous workshops over the years with artists Clyde Aspevig, Mike Lynch, Greg McHuron, and Laura Robb, Gregg Kreutz and Robert Johnson. Vito has been a full time painter since 1992. She is also known for her enthusiastic and knowledgeable teaching.

 Teaching Experience:

Art Students League of Denver, 1991-1995 and workshops

Loveland Academy of Fine Arts, 1995-1999 and workshops

Painting workshops including Art in the Aspens, Aspen, Denver and Pueblo, CO., Ocate, NM.,

Cottonwood Artists School, Colorado Springs, CO., and Colorado Academy of Art, Boulder, CO.,

Taos Institute of Art, Taos NM., and Phil Levine Workshops, Provence, Bordeaux and Burgundy France.  

Awards & Publications:

"Best of Show" Representing the West, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO 2013

"Best Body of Work, Art of the West Editor's Choice, People's Choice" Awards, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters

“Award of Excellence” Oil Painters of America, West/Southwest, Santa Barbara, CA.

"Best of Show" Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO

“Best of Show” Artists of Colorado, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO.

“Best Still Life” Oil Painters of America, Chicago, IL.

“Best Portrait” Oil Painters of America, San Antonio, TX.

“Jerry’s Artarama Award” Women Artists of America National Show

“Collector’s Choice and People’s Choice” Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Estes Park, CO.

“Artist Choice and Quick Draw Award” Manitou Springs Plein Air, Manitou Springs, CO.

Featured in Southwest Art Magazine, “Celebrating Miniatures” December 2008, “Collector’s Choice for Still Life” October 2006, “Homage to Spring” May 2003, “Solo Exhibition” October 2002, “Shared Wisdom with Richard Schmid” June 1998, and “Figures and Flowers” January 1997.

Featured in Western Art Collector Magazine, WAOWing the Mountain States, February 2009

Granted Signature Membership with Knickerbocker Artists, Oil Painters of America,

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Artists and Plein Air Artists of Colorado

“Storyteller” 30”x24” Oil purchased by the Sangre De Cristo Art Center for the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

Selected National & Regional Exhibits

2015 Centennial Celebration Fine Art Show, Rocky Mountain National Park

2014 "Sangre de Cristo Art Invitational, Pueblo , CO (People's Choice Award)

2013 “Colorado Plein Air Art Fest” Denver, CO (Award of Excellence)

2003-2013 “Representing the West” Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO

2012 “Oil Painters Of America National Exhibit” Evergreen,CO

2012 “Oil Painters Of America Western Region” Denver, CO

2012 “Solo Exhibition” Koshare Indian Museum LaJunta, CO

2002-2012 “Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters” Estes Park,Winter Park,Crested Butte CO. and Jackson, WY.

2011 ”Oil Painter’s of America Western Regional” Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA

2010 “Oil Painters Of America” Trailsides Gallery, Jackson WY

2010 “Salotto di Luminoso” Invitational, Madden Museum, Denver, CO

2009 “WAOWing the Mountain States” Women Artists of the West, Denver,CO

2008 “Oil Painters of America Western Regional” Coeur d’Alene, ID

2007 “Painting the Town” Solo Exhibition Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO.

2004-2006 “Arts for the Sangres” Westcliff, CO.

2005,2001,2000,1999 “Colorado Governor’s Invitation” Loveland Museum, Loveland CO.

2005,2002 “Oil Painters of America National Exhibition” Chicago, IL.

2003 “Oil Painters of America West/Southwest” Santa Barbara, CA.

2001 “Manchester Invitational” Richard Schmid invites, Manchester, VT.

1998 “Oil Painters of America National Exhibition” Georgetown, Washington DC.

1997 “Oil Painters of America National Exhibition” Taos, NM.

1997 “Oil Painters of America Mountain States” Park City, UT.

1997 “Knickerbocker 45 th Grand International Exhibition” Scottsdale, AZ.

1996 “Oil Painters of America National Exhibition” San Antonio, TX.

1996 “Artists of Colorado” Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO.


Teresa studied with Richard Schmid at the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts from 1993 to 1998, and with Ramon Kelley and Quang HO at the Art Students League of Denver. She has taken workshops from Clyde Aspevig, David Lefell, Laura Robb, Mike Lynch and Ray Vinella.



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