Amassing nearly six decades of professional excellence in art and education, Doris Anne Holman has been retired from education since 1997, having most recently served as an art teacher at Monmouth Schools in Maine beginning in 1990. Prior to this appointment, she served Monmouth Schools in several other capacities, including as a reading supervisor and second grade teacher. Previously, she was a first grade teacher at Baltimore County Public Schools from 1962 to 1968, Highland Biltmore from 1960 to 1961 and James Hurst Elementary School from 1959 to 1960.
Alongside her primary endeavors, Ms. Holman was an instructor of adult education in Winthrop, Maine, from 2015 to 2017, a watercolor instructor at the University of Maine from 1984 to 1994 and a watercolor instructor at various workshops across the United States. Likewise, she was a watercolor teacher in Winthrop from 1974 to 1984.
To prepare for her illustrious career, Ms. Holman pursued a formal education at Goucher College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in 1959. She subsequently attended Loyola University in 1969, graduating with a master’s degree in reading. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, she completed postgraduate coursework in art at the University of Maine in 1980. She has since become a certified teacher in the state of Maine.
A prolific artist, Ms. Holman has been featured in several galleries throughout her career, most recently including the Cindy Pettengill Gallery from 2017 to 2018. Other galleries with which she has been affiliated include the Round the Corner Gallery, Light Impressions Gallery, Artworks Gallery, Story Walk Galleries, Talent Tree Gallery, and Birds Nest Gallery, among several others. She has also maintained membership with the Maine Arts Commission.
As a testament to her professional success, Ms. Holman has won myriad awards for her artistic accomplishments. The fivetime winner of the Purchase Award from the Portland Sidewalk Art Show between 1978 and 1990, she also won the First Place Award at the Chocolate Church Miniature Show in 1986, the Two Cent Bridge Award in the Town Art Fest of Waterville, Maine, in 1986, and the Sara Fogelson Award in 1976 and 1977. Likewise, she has won numerous first place awards for watercolor paintings throughout the New England region.
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