ROGERS, RITA, artist, conservator, b. Miami, Fla., Feb. 28, 1936; d. James Louis Rogers and Selma Lazaroff; m. David Randal McCarthy, Dec. 26, 1958 (div. Dec. 1988); children: Daniel, Teresa, Sara, Judith, Elizabeth, Andrew. Student, Arts Students League, 1952-54, Worcester Mus. Sch., Yale U., 1956; BA, Bard Coil., 1957; postgrad., Columbia U., 1957-58. Mgr. Ark Press, Portsmouth, R.L, 1970-81; reviews editor Anyart Jour., Providence, 1975-79; writer Art New England, Boston, 1982-83; conservator Redwood Libr., Newport, R.I., Preservation Soc. Newport, St. Joseph's Ch., Newport, Naval War CoIl. Mus., Newport. Instr. painting Stonehill Coll., Brockton Mus., Elderhostel; instr. painting and printmaking Portsmouth Abbey Sch.; instr. printmaking Newport Art Mus.; instr. mural painting workshop Arts Reach, Festival for Disabled; lectr. in field. One-woman shows include Newport Art Assn., 1977, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass., 1979, Wheeler Gallery, Providence, 1979. Hartford (Conn.) Coll. Women, 1982, Iigenfritz Gallery, Newport. 1983, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Providence, 1984, Hilson Gallery, Deerfield, Mass., 1984, Portsmouth (R.I.) Abbey Sch., 1985. Bridgewater (Mass.) State Coll., 1986, Providence Coll., 1988, Hydrangea House Gallery, Newport, 1990, Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, 1990, DeBlois Gallery, Newport, 1992, Gallery One, Providence, 1992, Salve Regina U., Newport, 1996, Boarshead Gallery, Newport, 1999, DeBlois Gallery, Newport, 2000, premier Etage, Newport, 2001, Sunset Farms, 2006; exhibited in group shows at Hera Gallery, Wakefield, R.I., 1987, Salve Regina Coll., Newport, 1987, Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Fla., 1990, Warwick (R.I.) Art Mus., 1991, 92, 93, Swinburne Sch., Newport, 1992, Island Arts, Newport, Boars Head Gallery, Newport, 2005, 07; represented in permanent collections. Recipient Martha Rockwell Millet prize Bristol (R.I.) Mus., 1983, 2d prize R.I. State Coun. Arts, 1989, Best in Show award Warwick Mus., 1991, 92, 1St P1. award Warwick Mus., 1993; named Artist-in-residence R.I. State Coun. Arts, 1981, Artists-in-the-schs. R.I. State Coun. Arts, 1989: grant-in-aid R.I. State Coun. Arts, 1976; Painting fellow Ossabaw Found., 1981, Yaddo. 1981, 85, Va. Ctr. Creative Arts, 1982, 84. 86; grantee Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Found., 1982; Artist Project grantee R.I. State Coun. Arts, 1991.