1978, Port Angeles, Washington

2003 The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
2002 Water Street Atelier, Brooklyn, NY
2000 The Bougie Studio, Minneapolis, MN
1998 A.A., Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA

2003 Edward McDowell Travel Grant
2003 Xavier Gonzalez Travel Grant
2002 The Art Students League of New York, Scholarship
1999 American Society of Classical Realism, Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions
2016 George Billis Gallery, “Bennett Vadnais, New Work” New York, NY
2015 Galerie l’oeil du Prince, “Bennett Vadnais” Paris, France
2013 National Arts Club, “Paintings of New York” New York, NY
2013 George Billis Gallery, “Bennett Vadnais New Works” New York, NY
2009 The Atlanta Art Gallery, “New York Landscapes” Atlanta, GA
2008 KB Gallery, Recent Paintings New York, NY
2007 John Pence Gallery, “Introduction Artist” San Francisco, CA
2005 The Art Students League of NY, “McDowell Travel Grant Recipient Show” New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 George Billis Gallery, Summer Exhibition New York, NY
2018 Arcadia Contemporary Gallery, "This Land Is" Los Angeles, CA
2018 Crystal Moll Gallery, "The Moll 12" Baltimore, MD
2017 George Billis Gallery, "City Scapes" New York, NY
2017 George Billis Gallery, "Summer Group Show" New York, NY
2017 "Artist For Truth Benefit Exhibition" Baltimore, MD
2016 George Billis Gallery, “Summer Group Show” New York, NY
2015 George Billis Gallery, “Group Exhibition” New York, NY
2014 George Billis Gallery, “Between the Boroughs ” New York, NY
2014 Haynes Gallery, “Rooftops: Big Cities and Small Towns” Franklin,  TN
2014 George Billis Gallery, “Industrial Beauty ” New York, NY
2013 George Billis Gallery, “In the City, Artist Views of New York” New York, NY
2013 Bogart Salon, “The Modest Sublime” Brooklyn, NY
2012 Galerie l’oeil du Prince, Paris, France
2012 George Billis Gallery, “City Streets II” New York, NY
2011 John Pence Gallery, “Majestic Landscapes” San Francisco, CA
2011 John Pence Gallery, “Cityscapes” San Francisco, CA
2011 Gowanus Ballroom, “Paintworks” Brooklyn, NY
2010 Chase Edwards Gallery, “Small Landscapes” Oyster Bay, NY
2010 Charity Show, Oyster Bay, NY
2009 Chase Edwards Gallery, “Rising Stars of Contemporary Realism” Oyster Bay, NY
2009 The Atlanta Art Gallery, “Landscapes” Atlanta, GA
2008 Salmagundi Club, “Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
2006 Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA
2006 Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, “Slow Painting: A Deliberate Renaissance” Atlanta, GA
2006 John Pence Gallery, “Water Street Atelier Exhibition” San Francisco, CA
2006 John Pence Gallery, “Small Landscapes” San Francisco, CA
2006 Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2003 Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2001 Meredith Long & Company, Houston, TX

2016 American Art Collector, “Unexpected Beauty”
2016 American Art Collector, “New York Views”
2013 American Art Collector, “Simplifying the City”
2013 Fine Art Connoisseur, “Taking Stock of Our Cities and Towns”
2012 Workshop Magazine “4 Stages to Successfully Painting a Landscape”
2011 Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier, Juliette Aristides, Contributor
2007 Manhattan Times, “Painting Fort Tryon Park”

2016-Present Zoll Studio School of Fine Art, Timonium MD
2010-Present The Teaching Studios of Art, Brooklyn, NY
2009-Present The Teaching Studios of Art, Oyster Bay, NY
2002-2009 Long Island Academy of Fine Arts, Riverhead, NY