First Parish Church

The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at First Parish Church
Presents An Exhibit of Paintings by Eliane Markoff

In The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at First Parish from April 8, 2013 – May 31, 2013

Eliane and her daughter, Audrey, will host a reception in The Rines Gallery on Sunday, April 28, beginning at 11:30 am.
Light refreshments will be served and they look forward to greeting you and discussing their work.





Light Between the Trees
Light Between the Trees



Andrea Markoff tile mosaic

Tile mosaic by Audrey Markoff


About the Artist

Eliane Markoff’s inspiration to become an artist began with the drawings of her twin daughters. At the age of 8, Rachel drew to pass the time during her many medical appointments in 1992. One drawing was of three flowers—one purple, one yellow and one red with green stems. To the top right was a bright yellow sun. Eliane painted Rachel’s masterpiece and the painting became the logo for The Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation, established by Eliane and her husband, Gary.

Eliane developed her unique artistic style that can best be described as a combination of impressionism and modernism. She is a member of the SOWA Artists Guild of Boston and has been featured in several magazines, including Perspective Magazine, The Boston Globe and L'Ellite Magazine. She is also featured in Bill Brett's book Inspirational Women of Boston.

One of Eliane’s signature pieces and undoubtedly the most recognized, is Flowers for Hope. In a field of flowers, the tulips face different directions, much like the different paths on which life takes us. The painting was Jury Selected by the WGBH Art Committee and it now hangs in the lobby of The Davis Companies.

Flowers For Hope

Ms. Markoff's exhibits of her work most always include some pieces done by her daughter, Audrey Markoff. Audrey's work focuses on color and pattern. She creates her art pieces in small parts, letting her creativity direct the colors and pattern of the final piece of art. Audrey makes and cuts her own tile pieces to create beautiful mosaics.

She has also started to experiment with yarn and other materials. Audrey is a dog lover and a marketing professional. She received her MBA at Babson focusing on entrepreneurship and marketing and her BA from Skidmore College.

“I am honored to exhibit my art work with my daughter Audrey. She is my inspiration in every way.”  says Eliane.

Organized Chaos
Organized Chaos by Audrey Markoff (yarn mosaic)

Eliane is the founder of Art in Giving, LLC a company that combines art with philanthropy and business needs.




Vase of Hope
Vase of Hope



Blue on Sunshine

Blue on Sunshine
tile mosaic by Audrey Markoff


Visit Ms. Markoff''s Website

Visit the Art in Giving Website

450 Harrison Ave, Studio 222
Boston, MA 02118

E-Mail Ms. Markoff

Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

On September 12, 2000, the Standing Committee established the
Art Gallery Committee as an ad hoc committee with no expiration date.
The members of the committee are appointed by the Standing Committee.

Karen Gallagher, appointed 2011
Larry Grob, appointed 2011
Ginnie Hibbard, appointed 2008
Sharyn Lenhart Price, appointed 2013
Sylvia Whitman, Chair, appointed 2005
Tom Wintle, Senior Minister

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