583 West 215th Street C7

New York, NY 10034

Tel 212-567-2161


Born, Philadelphia, PA 1950

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA 1973, BFA 1974

University of Texas, MA 1978

One Person Exhibitions

2013Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carllisle, PA

2011Stone Soup Gallery, Key West, FL

2010Rivermont Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

Noel Fine Art, Bronxville. NY (also 2004, 2003, 2000)

2009Viviana Hansen Gallery, Franklin, NY

2008Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY(also 1999)

2006 Howard Gallery, New Hope PA

Old Bank Gallery, Roxbury, NY

Windham Fine Arts, Windham NY (also 2004, 2002)

2005 Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York, NY (also 2003, 1999, 1998)

2003Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI

2002  Markel Fine Arts, New York NY (also 2000)

1999The Adirondack Lakes Art Center, Blue Mtn Lake, NY

Erpf Gallery, Catskill Center, Arkville. NY

1998Mural Gallery, Stamford, NY

The Art Center, Old Forge, NY

1997Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

1995New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (also 1989)

1993Hardcastles Gallery,, Wilmington, DE

1992Studio 225, New York, NY

1982Maples Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson, Teaneck, NJ

Two and Three Person Exhibitons

2013 Elissa Gore, Jodi Primoff, Joanna Murphy, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

2002  Elissa Gore, Ralph McRae, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NYC

Group Exhibitions

2016In the Country, by the Sea, Madelyn Jordon Gallery, Scarsdale, NY

Snow Hill Plein Air, Bishops Stock Gallery, Snow Hill, MD (also 2015, 2014, 2013)

Chestertown Plein Air, Rive rArts Gallery, Chestertown, MD (also 2015, 2014, 2013)

Camp Hill Plein Air, Camp Hill, PA (also 2014, 2013)

Stagecoach Run, Artists Studio Tour, Treadwell, NY (also 2015, 2014, 2013)

2015Up the Hill, Byrdcliffe Residents 2015, Kleinert-James Gallery, Woodstock, NY

Winter Selections, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY,

Plein Air Brandywine Valley, Winterthur, WIlmington, DE, (also, 2014, 2013, 2012)

Painters on Location, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY (also 2013)

Paint Annapolis, Annapolis, MD (also 2011)

Snow Hill Plein Air, MD (also 2013)

Chestertown Plein Air, Chestertown, MD,(also 2014, 2013)

Camp Hill Plein Air, Camp Hill, PA (also 2014, 2013)

Stagecoach Run, Artists Studio Tour, Treadwell, NY (also 2014, 2013)

2014 Mountain Maryland Plein Aiir,  Cumberland, MD (also 2013)

Olana Plein Air Benefit, Hudson, NY (also 2012)

Upstate Landscape, Smithy-Pioneer, Cooperstown (also 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1997)

2013Surf and Turf, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

Art on Site, five artists paint northern Manhattan, NoMAA Gallery, NYC, NY,

Art in Embassies Program, Taiwan (also 2011 Montenegro)

Paint the Town, Cranford, NJ, (also 2012)

Seneca (Billsboro) Plein Air, Geneva. NY, (also 2012)

Vermont Plein Air , Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT(also 2012, 2011)

Havre de Grace Plein Air,  Havre de Grace, MD

Saranac Lake Plein Air, Saranac Lake, NY (also 2012,

2012Northern Manhattan as Muse, NoMAA Gallery, New York, NY,

Barns and Bridges, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY,

From the Mountaintop, Windham Fine Arts, (also, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 2005)

Olney Plein Air, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD,

2010In-Struct, The Studios of Key West,

Daughters of Venus Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY

Women in the Heights, NoMAA Gallery, NYC, NY;

Inaugural Show, Swenson Fine Arts, Laguna Beach, CA,

2009The Art of Seeing, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NYC, NY (also 2008)

Holiday Show  Franklin Fine Arts, Franklin, NY (also 2008)

A  River Runs Through It, Ullr’s Reverie, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY,

The Summer Show, and Holiday Show, Noel Fine Art, Bronxville, NY

Treasure Hunt, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art,Scarsdale, NY,

Uptown  Art, Berkshire Bank, New York, NY

2008Closer Look 2, Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY; (also First Look 1, Inaugural Exhibition 2007);

2006 Peer Pressure, Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York NY;

2005 Emerged, Markel Fine Arts, New York NY

2004  A Celebration of Snow, Windham Fine Arts,Windham NY;

Works on Paper, Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2002Through Women’s Eyes:Pastel Landscapes, Memorial Gallery, SUNYFarmingdale

1999The Elusive Landscape, Noel Gallery, Bronxville, NY;

Platte Clove Artists Landscapes, Erpf Gallery, Arkville. NY

Landscape of the Lower Hudson, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY

1998Terre Firma, Claudia Carr Gallery, New York, NY;

Group Landscape Show, Noel Fine Art, Bronxville, NY

Cooperstown Art Association Annual National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY

(also 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1990)

1997Land and Sea, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, NY

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, The Art Center,

Old Forge, NY  (also1996, 1995, 1992, 1989)

Watercolor U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO  (also 1992)

Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting, Shelburne Farms, VT;

4 Artists, 3 Media, 2 points of view, 1 subject matter, Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta

Summer Pleasures, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY 

Jewels of the Garden, Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford, CT

1995Philadelphia Watercolor Club, (also1994,1993,1992, 1991)

Faculty Exhibition, New York Botanical Garden, NY

New Space, New Works, New Artists, SomervilleManning Gallery, Greenville, DE 

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Foothills Art Ctr,Golden, CO

1994Chautauqua National Exhibition, Chautauqua, NY (also1992, 1991,1982)

1992On the Road, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Five from Penn, Twenty Years Later, Cooperstown Art Association, NY

Hudson River Contemporary Artists, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (also 1991)

Baltimore Watercolor Society, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (also 1990)

1991Watercolor Society of Alabama

1990Faculty Exhibition, Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY


2013Mountain  Maryland Plein Air, Second Place

Billsboro Plein Air, Third Place (2012, Quick Draw Award)

Havre de Grace Plein Air, second place, architectural subject

Saranac Lake Plein Air, award for an outstanding watercolor

2010Hambidge Center Fellowship, Rabun Gap, GA, (also1998, 1996)

The Studios at Key West Fellowship (also 2009)

2009Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, (also 2002-2007)

2008I-Park Fellowship, East Haddam, CT

2005Jentel Foundation Fellowship, Banner, WY

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA (also 2001, 1999, 1997, 1996)

2003Glen Arbor Art Association Artist in Residence, Glen Arbor, MI (also 2002)

1999Platte Clove Artist in Residence, The Catskill Center, Arkville, NY

1998Cooperstown Art Association, Award of Merit (also1996, 1995, 1992, 1991)

1995Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Award of Merit,

1993Cummington Community of the Arts, Cummington, MA (also1992, 1991)

1990 Baltimore Watercolor Society, Bronze Medal,

1991 Watercolor Society of Alabama, Award of Merit

Chautauqua International Art Exhibition, Award for Watercolor

Mamaroneck Artists Guild, First Prize, Watercolor

New Rochelle Art Association, First Prize, Watercolor

1990Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Award for Landscape in Oil

Wichita Art Association, Hal Ross Award

1982Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Jarvis Cecil Award


Johnson, Michael Chesley. “Earth and Sky.” Pastel Journal Magazine, August, 2009.

“Noel Fine Art Presents “Near the Water” Paintings by Elissa Gore” Westechester Herald, Feb 15, 2010

Howell, Camille.“Artist plays with light.” SpringfieldNews-Leader, July 28, 2006

Kugel, Seth. “Neighborhood Report, Upper Manhattan.”  New York Times, November 16, 2003

New Paintings by Elissa Gore at Noel Fine Arts, Art&Antiques Weekly, Feb. 7, 2003

Noel Fine Art  ’Landscapes, a Distant View,’ Art&Antiques Weekly, Sept.15, 2000

Raynor, Vivien. “Two Shows:Frescoes and Landscapes.”  New York Times, July 5, 1998

“Adirondack Colors,” Syracuse Herald American, Sept. 7, 1997

Westchester Guide New York Times, July 5, 1992

Raynor, Vivien. “In Pelham, Artists Who Take to the Road.” New York Times, August 16, 1992

A Gardener’s Palette, Ganette Westchester Newspapers, May 5, 1989

Westchester/This Week, New York Times, Sunday 1982


New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 1984-present, Lehman College, Bronx, NY 2006-2007,

Pace University, Pleasantville, NY 1990-1997, Parsons School of Design, 1983-1989,

Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1981-1983

Selected Collections

American General Corporation, San Clemente, CA

American Express, New York, NY

Ameritrust, Dallas, TX

AmSouth, FL

Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY

AstraZeneca Corp., Washington, DC

Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY

Cingular Wireless, Washington, DC

Citigroup, New York, NY

Core States Bank of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Core States of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Crowne Plaza, New York, NY

Deloitte& Touche, New York, NY

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Galderma, Inc., New York, NY

General Dynamics

General Electric, New York, NY;

GTE, Houston, TX

Hallmark, Kansas City, MO

Health Corp. of Virginia, Richmond, VA 

Honeywell Corp, Morristown, NJ

ICI Industries, West Deptford, NJ

Kidder Peabody, New York, NY

Klingenstein Fields, New York, NY

Lenox China, NJ

Lincoln Financial Group, Philadelphia, PA

Loudoun HealthCare, VA

Manchester Partners, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Marsh McLennan, New York, NY

McKinsey and Co., New York, NY

JPMorgan Bank, New York, NY

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Nomura Capital Corporation of America

Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY

Price Waterhouse Inc., New York, NY

Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Hamilton, NJ

Ronco, New York, NY

St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN

Scudder Investor Services, New York, NY

Silverstein and Mullens PLLC, Washington, DC

Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, NJ


United Health Care, CT

University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

USAA , San Antonio, TX

U. S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Vanguard Group, Valley Forge, PA

West Allis Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Woodcall Washburn, New York, NY

Plein Air Exhibits


Seneca Lake Plein Air, Geneva, NY Sept 27-Oct 2

Westfield Plein Air, Westfield, NY 

Plein Air Paint-in Invitational, New York Botanical GardenBucks county Plein Air 

Plein Air Brandywine Valley, Wilmington, DE


Plein Air Brandywine Valley, Wilmington, DE

Solomons Plein Air, Solomon’s Island, MD September 2015

Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY  “Painters on Location” October 3, 2015 

Paint Annapolis (MD)  June 8-15, 20

Paint Ellicott City

Camp Hill Plein Air (PA) May 27-31, 2015


Bath County Plein Air Festival, Warm Springs, VA  9/29-10/5/2014

Olana Plein Air Festival, Hudson, NY October 15-18, 2014

Plein Air Brandywine Valley, Wilmington, DE, Oct 19-26, 2014

Westfield Plein Air, Westfield, NY  July 16-20, 2014

Mountain Maryland Plein Air, Cumberland, MD  May 27-May 31, 2014

Camp Hill Plein Air, Camp Hill, PA May 13-19, 2014
Lighthouse Plein Air, Jupiter, FL, March 20-23, 2014


Painters on Location, Rye Art Center, Sept. 27-28, 2013

Havre de Grace Plein Air, ArtUnion, HDG, MD, Sept, 3-8 2013
Plein Air Brandywine Valley, Wilmington, DE,

Vermont Plein Air, Bennington Center for the Arts, VT, 9/3-8 2013

Saranac Lake Plein Air, Saranac Lake, NY, August 15-18, 2013

Billsboro Plein Air, Geneva NY, August 8-11, 2013
Westfield Plein Air, The Station Gallery, Westfield, NY August 3, 2013

Mountain Maryland Plein Air, Cumberland, MD May 28-June 1