Thursday, March 8, 2012

Principle Gallery - The Expedition & Beyond

Becoming, oil on panel, 24" x 24"

I am honored and excited to share that three of my paintings will be included in an exhibition at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA.  The Expedition & Beyond will showcase the works of thirteen incredible figurative artists.  I am so happy to be sharing these esteemed walls with this talented group.  

The Expedition & Beyond
April 13 - May 15, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday April 13th from 6:30-9pm

208 King St.
Alexandria, VA
Artists included are:
Alexandra Tyng – Narberth, PA
Alia El-Bermani – Cary, NC
Catherine Prescott – Harrisburg, PA
Cindy Procious – Chattanooga, TN
Diane Feissel – Philadelphia, PA
Linda Tracey Brandon – Phoenix, AZ
Mia Bergeron – Chattanooga, TN
Rachel Constantine – Philadelphia, PA
Sadie Valeri – San Francisco, CA
Terry Strickland- Pelham, AL
Shannon Runquist, Charleston, SC

 Diane with Kitten, oil on panel, 20" x 16"

 The Gibbes Mausoleum, oil on linen on panel, 10” x 8”

This exhibition is a direct result of the Women Painting Women blog, which I helped to co-found, the subsequent 2010 exhibition of the same name at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC and the painting retreat we called "On Expedition" that coincided with that initial exhibition of over 54 international artists.  This time around, The Expedition & Beyond  focuses on the work created and inspired by that week long retreat of a baker's dozen like minded artists.  We will each exhibit one study that was painted on location as well as 2 works that were created in our studios after the retreat. 

A beautiful catalog accompanies this exciting exhibition which not only shares all the paintings that will be on exhibit, but also includes stories and pictures from the retreat itself.  With a lovely foreword by John O'Hern,  American Art Collector, Santa Fe Editor,  the very talented folks at Matter Deep Publishing have done a fantastic job.  This catalog can be previewed and purchased by visiting HERE.

A preview video was also created by Matter Deep Publishing which you can view below:
You may also read a very nice blog post by Matthew Innis of the wonderful and always informative Underpaintings blog by clicking HERE.  

Lastly, today I found a nice mention in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine's March-April 2012 issue.  It is currently on newsstands. 

If you are in the Alexandria, VA area on Friday April 13th we all hope you will be able to come to the Opening Reception between 6:30-9pm.  Most of the artists (including yours truly) will be in attendance.

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