Rena J Hottinger

Artist— acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and digital photography



Born in Brooklyn, NY and with many years of experience in healthcare, Rena Hottinger has consistently balanced her career with a passion for the arts.  Rena attended certificate programs in 1) Floral Design @ the NY Botanical Gardens, and 2) Massage Therapy in NJ.  She also worked as Creative Designer for a working family farm in NJ and volunteered for ArtWorks, a foundation in NJ created to bring art expression to chronically ill children.

An award-winning artist & photographer, Rena now lives in the Poconos utilizing various mediums for free-style self-expression including watercolor, acrylic, oil, soft pastel, charcoal, ink, clay, collage, photography and floral design.  Drawn to the world of the “abstract” she freely enjoys experimenting in this style particularly on larger canvas.

Appreciating Buddhist philosophy, she explains that “creating art” is a virtue of wholesomeness, an exploration of truth, and a contribution to a meaningful life that benefits all.  Rena contends that everything happens in the moment —including creating and appreciating art!



1)  Castle Inn Holiday Group Show(Non-Juried), Delaware Water Gap  PA

December 2016—January 2017

2)  “Night Watch” Juried Group Show, Narrowsburg  NY

January – February 2017

3)  Chant Gallery “Hemlock Farms Artists” Group Show(Non-Juried), Lords Valley PA

June 2017

4)  SteerBarn @ Hemlock Farms Display SOLO Show(Non-Juried), Lords Valley  PA

August – October 2017

5)  “Biannual Artists’ Tour”(Non-Juried), Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley   PA

August 2017

6)  Chant Gallery “Come Paint With Me/Plain Air” Group Show(Non-Juried), Lords Valley  PA

October – November 2017

7)  DVAA “Art in Sixes”Group Show (Non-Juried), Narrowsburg NY

October – December 2017

8)  “Small Works: Spaces” Group Show(Juried), Pocono Arts Council,  ArtSpace Gallery, Stroudsburg  PA


9)  “Art that Dreams Are Made Of” Group Show(Non-Juried), Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery,  Delaware Water Gap PA


10)  “Autumn” Group Show(Juried), Pocono Arts Council ArtSpace Gallery,  Stroudsburg  PA

Fall of 2017

11)  Renegade Winery, Group Show(Non-Juried), Stroudsburg  PA


12)  “Celebration of the Arts(COTA)” Group Show(Juried), Castle Inn, Delaware Water Gap  PA

Fall of 2017


13)  Pocono Cinema “Spark Joy” Group Show(Non-Juried), east Stroudsburg  PA

December 2017 – January 2018

“14)  Grey Towers Annual Group Holiday Show”(Non-Juried), Grey Towers, Milford PA

December 2017 – January 2018

15)  NoMads Land Gallery Ongoing Group Exhibit(Non-Juried), Milford PA

January — August 2018

16)  “Winter” Group Show(Non-Juried), RVAG,  SUNY Orange Community College, Middletown NY

January – Feburary 2018

17)  “American Identity” Multiple Pocono Area Groups Show(Non-Juried), Northampton Community College(NCC), Tannersville  PA

February – May 2018

18)  Wayne Memorial Hospital SOLO Exhibit, Honesdale, PA **Approval Awarded for this exhibit by Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA)

June – October  2018

19)  “Art as Spirituality” Group Show(Juried), ArtSpace Gallery, Stroudsburg  PA

April 2018

20)  PAC Member Group Show(Juried), ArtSpace Gallery, Stroudsburg,  PA

May 2018

21)  Renegade Winery Spring Group Show(Non-Juried), Stroudsburg, PA

August 2018

22)  Nature & Geometry Group Show(Juried), ArtSpace Gallery,  Stroudsburg

July 2018

23)  “River Show”, Juried Group Show,  Dutot Gallery,  Delaware Water Gap PA

July 2018

24)  4th Annual Collage Exhibit—Recent Works (Non-Juried), Northampton Community College, Dunning Gallery, Tannersville  PA

August  2018

25)  “Free Spirits” Art Exhibit—Total of 3 Artists’ Work—Dutot Museum & Gallery, Delaware Water Gap  PA

September – October  2018

From late 2016 through 2020, there has been & will continue to be ongoing participation with the above listed galleries & venues which include the following:  1). Pocono Arts Council & Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg PA,  2). Northampton Community College in Tannersville PA,  3). Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale PA & other Wayne County Arts Alliance venues,  4). SUNY Orange Community College in Middletown NY,  5). RVAG in Port Jervis NY—ART ABOUT TOWN Program with 5 locations,  6). Dutot Museum &  Gallery in Delaware Water Gap PA,  7). DVAA Gallery in Narrowsburg NY,  8). Chant Realty Gallery in Lords Valley PA,  9). AFA Gallery in Scranton PA,  10). Hemlock Farms Artists’ Tour in Lords Valley PA,  11). The ARTery Gallery in Milford PA and many others.


26)  10/6/2018, FIRST PLACE Winner for PHOTOGRAPHY submitted for “Contrasts:  Dark & Light” Exhibit,  ArtSpace Gallery,  Stroudsburg PA

October  2018

27)  “Holiday Show,” Non- juried & Group, Upfront Gallery,  Port Jervis NY

December  2018

28)  “Beautiful Spaces” Art Exhibit, Total of 2 Artists’ work—Shakespere & Assoc. Gallery  Milford PA

November  – December  2018


29)  “Promise of Spring” Group Show,  Chamber of Commerce Gallery,  Carbondale  PA

March — April  2019

30)  “HeARTS of Art”  Group Show,  Renegade Winery,  Stroudsburg  PA

January – February  2019

31)  “Along the Path of 2 Artists” Art Show,  Total of 2 Artists’ Work,  Chant Realty Gallery,  Lords Valley  PA

March – April  2019

32)  Orange County Arts Council(OCAC) Member Show,  Thorn Willow Institute,  Newburgh  NY

March  2019

33)  “Stretching the Limits, Spring Show”  Group Show,  Renegade Winery,  Stroudsburg  PA

March – April  2019

34)  “Spring Show,”  Non-Juried Group,  Castle Inn Gallery,  Castle Inn,  Delaware Water Gap  PA

Spring & Summer of 2019

35)  Pocono Arts Council:

#1) Companion(Juried & Group) Art Exhibit for Earth Speaks,  Northampton Community College, Tannersville  PA April  2019

#2) Member Annual Group Show,  Stroudsburg  PA June  2019

36)  “Art By Rena Hottinger” SOLO Show, sponsored by Pocono Center for the Arts,  Shawnee Inn,  Shawnee on the Delaware  PA July  2019

37)  ART ABOUT TOWN  “Summer Show”,  Sponsored by River Valley Artist Guild,  SOLO Photography Exhibit @ Bon Secours Hospital,  Port Jervis  NY Summer of  2019

38)  “Art in Bloom & Verse” Juried Group Exhibit, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance,  Narrowsburg  NY – Weekend Exhibit with Performance(of verse/poetry) July  2019

39)  “Riv 16—Romance of Water”, Juried Group Show w/panel discussion,  Dutot Gallery,  Delaware Water Gap PA July  2019

40)  “Plein Air in Milford,” Non-juried Group Session & Show,  Milford & Shohola PA

41)  “Peace, Love, Music and Art Exhibition,” Juried Group Show,   Bertoni Store & Gallery, Warwick NY,  Summer of 2019

42)  “Biannual Artists’ Tour”, Non-juried  Show in Hemlock  Farms,  Lords Valley PA August  2019

43)  “Fly the Coop!” Event, Non-juried auction fundraiser sponsored by Barryville Area Arts Association in Shohola PA Summer of 2019

44)  “5th Annual Pocono Collage Art Exhibition”, Juried Group show,  Northampton Community College Tannersville Campus (Dunning Gallery),  Tannersville PA Summer of  2019

45)  Dingman Library SOLO Exhibit of Paintings & Photography, Sponsored by Pike County Public Library, Milford  PA September – October  2019

46)  “Celebration of the Arts” or COTA Juried Group  Show, art weekend exhibit,  Delaware Water Gap  PA September  2019

47)  Art Auction & Fundraiser for Green Trees Early Learning Center, Juried &  Group participation,  403 Broad St,  Milford PA December  2019

48)  3rd Annual WCAA “Art Under $100” Art Sale,  Dorflinger Factory Museum,  White Mills PA December   2019

49)  “Recent Works,” Non- juried Group Show, Pocono Arts Council,  Merlot n Picasso Studio Gallery,  Peddlers Village,  Tannersville PA

December  2019

50)  “Art in Sixes” Juried Group Show,  DVAA,  Narrowsburg  NY

December, 2019

51)  “5th Annual Photography Group Exhibit”,  Pocono Arts Council,  Pocono Cinema & Arts Center,  East Stroudsburg  PA

November — December,  2019

52)  “Black Canvas Exhibition,” Non- juried Group Show,  Origins Gallery,  Stroudsburg PA

December,  2019


53)   “Member Show”, AFA Artists for Art,  AFA Gallery,  Scranton  PA

December 2019 — January 2020

54)  ART ABOUT TOWN “Winter Spirits” Program,  Sponsored by River Valley Artists Guild,  featuring a) SOLO Show @ Port Jervis Free Library AND b) Group Show @ GIO’s Gelato Café,  Port Jervis  NY

December 2019 — Summer of 2020

55)  “Photography by Rena Hottinger”, Hemlock Farms Realty,  Lords Valley,  PA

Ongoing Display,  August 2019 thru Present

56)  “Immigration:  An American Story,” Juried Group Show,  Northampton Community College,  Dunning Gallery,  Tannersville  PA

January,  2020 — Summer of 2020

57)  “Celebration of Art”  Juried Group Exhibit featuring one painting & one photograph,  Artery Gallery,  Milford  PA

February, 2020

58)  “Sketch Book Contest”,  Annual & Juried,  Sponsored by Wayne County Arts Alliance,  Honesdale  PA January, 2020 – Accepted for 2018 & 2020 Sketchbooks used to promote membership: Submitted entry for 2021

59)  “Transition in Time,” SOLO Exhibit,  Marquis Art & Frame,  Scranton  PA

February 2020

60)  “Earth Speaks VI” Juried Group Show, Sponsored by Lehigh Valley & Pocono Arts Regional Alliances, Northampton Community College,  Dunning Gallery, PA

– 2 entries(one painting & one photograph) ACCEPTED for upcoming exhibit @ NCC for  Summer 2020

– Virtual Exhibition hosted by thru Summer 2020

61) “Painters & Poets” Juried Group Show, sponsored by Barryville Arts Alliance, Shohola PA
– One painting ACCEPTED for April 2020 —-VIRTUAL Show thru Summer 2020
– Virtual Exhibition w/YouTube video of poetry matched to paintings(Opening reception w/ performance)

62) “Wayne County Arts Alliance 1st Member Gallery Show” Juried Group Member Show, Sponsored by WCAA, Missing Pieces(2nd floor), Honesdale PA
July—August, 2020

63) “Spectra & Space” Group Show(with 5 artists), Sponsored by Artists for Art, AFA Gallery, Scranton PA

July—August, 2020

64) “Present Tense –  Beyond Words” Group Exhibition sponsored by Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg PA

August – September. 2020

65) “Member Group Show” Sponsored by Pocono Art Council, Stroudsburg PA

September – October, 2020

66) “6th ANNUAL Photography Group Exhibit” Sponsored by Pocono Arts Council, Pocono Cinema in East Stroudsburg, PA

November – January 7, 2020

67) Exhibition of Original Artwork @ Tess Art Gallery Narrowsburg, NY

 September  – November 2020

68) Art Under $100, Virtual Gallery and Physical Galleries, Sponsored By WCAA,

Novermber – December 2020

69) “Art in Sixes”, Juried Group Show, Virtual Gallery and Physical Show, DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY

December, 2020

70) “Havest Dream Invitational”, Sponsored By Hazelton Art League Group Juried Show, 

November 2020


71) Festive Floral Display” SOLO Show of Paintings & Photography, Sponsored by 3 Hammers Winery, 3 Hammers Art Gallery, Hawley PA Scheduled for May of 2021

72) Solo Exhibit @ Bar Pazzo in downtown Scranton PA
– Scheduled for May of 2021

73) “Signature—Art That Defines” Juried Group Show, Sponsored by The Chamber Gallery, Carbondale PA
– 4 paintings ACCEPTED
– Upcoming Show TBA for 2020—2021




1)  Wayne County Arts Alliance(WCAA)

2)  Pocono Arts Council(PAC)

3)  River Valley Arts Guild(RVAG)

4)  Delaware Valley Arts Alliance(DVAA)

5)  Orange County Arts Council(OCAC)

6)  Artists For Art(AFA)