Maxine Shore


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Maxine Shore was born in New York. She was educated at Chatham College, Middlebury College, the Sorbonne in Paris, and Parsons School of Design. After teaching art and French for twenty-five years, she is now a full-time oil painter. She has received many awards for her work and her paintings hang in many private and corporate collections. In addition, she has exhibited her work in numerous group and solo shows throughout the country.. She is a member of the Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. (, where she exhibits her work throughout the year and has an annual show. She currently resides in East Windsor, New Jersey.

Artist Statement

Holding onto the memory of a special place, in a particular time, is why I paint. Inspiration for my paintings often comes from travel to places near and far that spark my imagination. But I am also inspired to paint unfamiliar settings because I’m dazzled by colors and light or experience passionate feelings from being surrounded by unexpected beauty.

Even when a painting is representational there exits an abstract dynamic below the surface. Exploring the interplay of shapes, patterns of lights and darks, and composition all contribute to the final outcome.

So many moments escape our notice because we are caught up in the minutiae of daily life. My hope is to freeze those fleeting scenes through my paintings and I invite you to share them with me. 

Exhibitions (Select)

2015-20 Annual Show at Artists' Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
2015 Ellarslie Open XXXII Trenton Museum Trenton, NJ
2014 Ellarslie Open XXXI Trenton Museum Trenton, NJ
2013 Cafe 44, Princeton, NJ
2012 "Illuminations", Small World Cafe. Princeton, NJ
2012 "eye to i", Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
2012 “Spaces” exhibit, Art Way Gallery, Plainsboro, NJ
2011 Gallery Verde Group Show, Kingston, NJ
2010 Ghost Ranch Group Show, Abiquiu, NM
2009-2010 Artsbridge Annual Art Show, Stockton, NJ
2007-2011 Mercer County College Annual Art Show, West Windsor, NJ
2000 Numina Gallery, Princeton Regional School Faculty Art Show, Princeton, NJ
1999 Bennington College Group Show, Bennington, VT


2019 Best of Lambertville Artists Award
2017 County Purchase Award, Mercer County Artists Exhibition
2011 “Magic Hour” painting selected for inclusion in Ellarslie Museum calendar, Trenton, NJ
2011 Honorable Mention, Mercer County College Art Show
2010 Juror’s Award, Mercer County College Art Show
2010 People’s Choice Award, Artsbridge Annual Art Show

Work Experience

1993-2008 Art Teacher, Johnson Park School, Princeton, NJ
1985-1993 Art Teacher, Roosevelt School, Roosevelt, NJ
1973-1978 French Teacher, Edison High School and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, NJ
1972-1973 Translator, French Line, New York, NY


1978-1980 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1971-1972 MA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT and Sorbonne, Paris, France
1967-1971 BA, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA
Various Summer Programs at National Academy of Design, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


New York Society of Women Artists
Artists' Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

Press and Media

Maxine's work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, as seen below: :