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Rugby artist finds F.A.M.E.

August 2, 2013
Pierce County Tribune

It's been a busy summer for Rugby artist Caroline Doucette, who has had her work being shown at all corners of the state.

This weekend, Doucette will be the featured artist the International Peace Garden's F.A.M.E. (Fun, Art, Music and Entertainment) Summer Festival.

The festival is Aug. 4 and features a scavenger hunt and a British Sunday buffet aside from a number of other activities.

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Rugby artist Caroline Doucette is showing at the FAME (Fun, Art, Music and Entertainment) Festival this Sunday at the Peace Gardens. Doucette recently received word she was accepted to show a watercolor piece in New York City this fall.

Doucette had shown at the festival but it had been awhile since she was the featured artist.

"Somebody just saw my art work at one of the shows and called me up and asked me," she said. "That's been quite a few years ago. The director up there saw my work and said it's been awhile, are you interested?"

She said the F.A.M.E. Festival won't be a financial boon, but a good way to expose her work to a number of people.

"I don't really expect sales," she said. "The reason I'm doing it is so people will see my artwork and I can explain the techniques to them."

Doucette works mostly in watercolors and specializes in floral paintings but paints a number of other themes as well.

One piece she will be showing at F.A.M.E. called 'Soft Summer Day' is a recent return from the Red River Watercolor Show, where it earned an award.

"I was pretty pleased with that," Doucette said.

She will also be showing work at Rugby's Art in the Park and has had a number of pieces in Velva for a month-long art exhibit.

She is a third-generation artist who turned it from a pastime to a job nearly 25 years ago.

"My mother was an artist and my grandmother was an artist," she said. "I quit my job and started doing this full-time in 1989."



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