Rita Sklar is an award-winning artist. A Signature Member of the California Watercolor Association (CWA), she has received an “Award of Distinction” from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The Triton Museum in Santa Clara has featured her work in their Statewide Competition and she was a finalist for the BBC's International Wildlife Artist. She has received two Oakland City grants, a commission from Alameda County and three paintings selected to hang as banners in San Francisco. Eight of her paintings have been commissioned by the recently opened Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
Ms Sklar was born and raised in New Jersey. A graduate of Rutger’s University, she served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa for two years. Ms Sklar studied watercolors with a master painter in Madrid, Spain for one year. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to her Signature membership in the CA Watercolor Assn., Ms Sklar is also a member of the S.F. Women Artists Gallery, Valley Art Center in Walnut Creek and the Adobe Gallery (Art Inc.).