Events

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For more information on my upcoming solo exhibition see the link below:

Union University Events

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Feb. 19th, 2017 is the artists reception for “Head On” at the Duke Gallery in Wallingford, PA. This exhibition features the top portrait artists in the Philadelphia area.

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Thank you to Fine Art Connoisseur for selecting my painting “September Wind” for their special issue “Go Figure” Jan/Feb 2017

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I was recently interviewed by Bob Bahr for Plein Air Today. You can read the article at the below link:

PleinAir Magazine- Salon Winner’s Crucial Plein Air work Makes a Difference

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I was extremly honored that my painting Stronghold received the award of best overall painting for the June/July Plein Air Compeition. you can read about it here.

 

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Thank you to The Artist’s Magazine for covering the Emanuel Nine Tribute Portrait Project. Here is my interview in their October issue:

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Here are two progress shots of a painting I am working on. Portrait of Dinah, oil on panel, in progress:

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The portrait unveiling at Principle Gallery Charleston was an incredible event. The gallery was packed with the families and friends of the Emanuel Nine. The reactions of the family members to the portraits of their loved ones was something I will never forget. I am honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of this portrait project. A big thank you to Principle Gallery for supporting and hosting this event and thank you to the artists: Ricky Mujica, Judy Tackas, Terry Strickland, Stephanie Deshpande, Catherine Prescott, Gregory Mortenson, Mario Robinson, and Paul McCormack for the beautiful portraits!

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For the past year I have been working with Principle Gallery Charleston and eight other artists to create portraits of the Emanuel Nine which will be donated to their families on May 29th. The portraits will be available for public viewing at Principle Gallery in Charleston on May 29th from 6-8 pm. I had the great honor of painting Susie Jackson. Artists include: Ricky Mujica, Judy Tackas, Terry Strickland, Stephanie Deshpande, Catherine Prescott, Gregory Mortenson, Mario Robinson, and Paul McCormack.

Here is a website which provides more information on the project.

Painting by Ricky Mujica:

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Painting in progress….color palette influenced by Sargent’s El Jeleo

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Opening October 9th in Nashville, TN: Celebrating the Art of Women at Haynes Galleries

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April 25th is opening night for an exhibition “Light in the Tunnel” benefiting The Retreat at RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. I will have several paintings in this exhibition. Hope to see you there!

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http://rjdgallery.com/exhibition/light-in-the-tunnel/

 

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Very pleased to announce I am on of 69 artists since 1955 to receive a third grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. I am very honored.

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Opening Night at F.A. N. Gallery. The model with the painting:

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I was honored to have my painting “September Wind” selected as one of the top three winners at The Hamptons Retreat’s 6th Annual Juried Art Show at RJD Gallery.

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I am pleased to announce my painting “September Wind” was among the 25 works selected for The Hamptons Retreat’s 6th Annual Juried Art Show premiering Saturday, November 29th at Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery on Main Street in Sag Harbor, NY. If you are in the area please stop by!

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I am pleased to announce my painting “Least of These” has been selected for the Lore Degenstein Gallery Sixth Annual Juried Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. Opening reception is Oct. 18 from 7-9 pm. The show runs through Dec. 5, 2014. The juror, Pamela Wilson, who I had the honor of meeting is pictured below in front of my painting.

Here are some images from the opening:

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The Women Painting Women Exhibition at Principle Gallery in Charleston was a big success. Here are some photos from the opening:

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This was nice write up regarding my painting “Rest” on the Artists Network.

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Very pleased to announce my painting, “Dust Bowl” was selected for the juried Women Painting Women exhibition at Principle Gallery in Charleston, opening September 5th from 6 to 8 pm. If you are in the area please stop by! 

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Here is a painting in progress which my two year old helped paint the lower corner. I think she did a pretty good job!

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Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Artists’ House Gallery’s “On the Human Form” exhibition. It was a fun evening and I was so busy enjoying myself I forgot to take photos!

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April Exhibition at Artists’ House

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I recently listened to a new art podcast hosted by contemporary painters Tony Curanaj and Edward Minoff called Suggested Donation. The topic was an interview with Graydon Parrish. I highly recommend subscribing to the podcast. Well worth the time.

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Inspiration for today: Michael Ancher (1849-1927) Danish Artist

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Homage to Mary Cassatt:

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The April 2014 issue of Artist Magazine is dedicated to the Women Painting Women exhibitions. I am happy to have a painting included in this issue.

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January 2014:  I am inspired by the work of Andrew Wyeth and enjoy the process of egg tempera. Below you can see two initial stages of the painting as the egg wash is slowly built up.

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November 2013: In progress

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This was my first experience participating in the Art Renewal Center International Salon. I was thrilled to have two paintings, “Judgment” and “First Cry, Final Breath” selected as finalist for the figurative category. I received the catalogue and was blown away by the talent of contributing artists.

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Artists’ House Retirement Show: Lorraine Riesenbach has successfully created a beautiful gallery of the best up and coming artists in the Philadelphia region. After many years of meaningful contributions to the gallery she will be retiring.

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WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN:

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Please join me for this exhibit featuring paintings and sculptures from the following twenty women:
Rachel Constantine, 
Sydney McGinley, 
Frances Galante, 
Lea Colie Wight, 
Saskia Ozols Eubanks, 
Diane Feissel, 
Julie Bell, 
Kate Brockman, 
Leigh Gustafson, 
Julia Levitina, 
Amber Lia-Kloppel, 
Renee Foulks, 
Rita Klinger, 
Hilarie Hawley, 
Katherine Fraser, 
Nancy Be a Miller, 
JaFang Lu, 
Elena Peteva, 
Carolyn Pyfrom

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I am honored to announce my inclusion in the fall edition of the prestigious American Painting Video Magazine. This addition also contains interviews and demonstrations by John deMartin, Julio Reyes, John Morra and others.
 APVM is the creation of artist Michael Klein, who curates the work of contemporary realist artists in video format. Past issues have included artists such has Jacob Collins, Antonio Lopez Garcia and Daniel Sprick.
APVM has quickly become one of my favorite resources for learning about and viewing the work of contemporary masters. Enjoy!

Here is a review of the issue on Mathew Innis blog Underpaintings

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Excited to have my painting Vanitas included on the Women Painting Women website.

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“Art Journey America: Landscapes, 89 Painters’ Perspectives.” Edited by Kathryn Kipp contains a lovely reproduction and description on my painting “Dusk at Lightening Bluffs,” collection of MJ Settelen Construction. This beautifully printed volume contains 89 images of landscapes by prominent artists across the United States of America.

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I am honored to be a second time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, which has been supporting artists working in the representational tradition.

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March 2011 is an exciting time to open my exhibition at Artists’ House Gallery. The exhibition consists of figure and landscape paintings selected from my most recent body of work. These figurative pieces were inspired in part by my observation of the deep spiritual and emotional significance underpinning our basic human relationships.

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I am pleased that my work was featured in the March 2011 edition of The Artist’s Magazine. The eight page article included reproductions selected from my work as well as a step-by-step demonstration of a painting in progress. The_Artists_Magazine_March_2011-1

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I am honored to have my painting, Vanitas, included in the recently published book “Mutters.”  The book features historic and contemporary paintings of artists’ mothers.

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I am always happy to have the opportunity to see my paintings in their final homes. Below is a picture of a commissioned painting, Dusk at Lightning Bluffs, for the MJ Settelen Construction, LLC collection which is now hanging in their beautiful new office space.

 

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Currently my paining Mother and Child is on a three year tour with the organization CIVA for the exhibition “Work: Curse or Calling?”

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Vanitas was selected for the Butler Institute of American Art’s September, 2010 exhibition Inspiring Figures: American Women & Figurative Art.

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September 12, 2010 Through Oct 31, 2010

Inspiring Figures: American Women & Figurative Art
Work by American female artists past and present will be exhibited together in a celebration of American women portraying the human figure. Organized by the Portrait Society of America, the exhibit features Butler historic works as well as works by acclaimed contemporary artists in combination with artwork selected from a juried competition. Inspiring Figures is an educational exhibit with programs including podcasts, films, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and family programming.

Location: The Butler Institute of American Art

524 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502-1213

Opening: September 12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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The fourth biennial Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art exhibit and sale is scheduled for the weekend of September 24th through– 26th. Exhibit and sale on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

Hundreds of pieces of postcard-sized artworks will be displayed anonymously and available for $50 each, making it a great opportunity to expand your art collection. See if you can pick my painting out.

Location: 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA