2018 is truly a year of new beginnings. The dark days of winter have been spent plotting, planning and painting. I’m looking forward to getting my art out there for all to enjoy. And I hope to be seeing you soon.
I am thrilled to announce that one of my oil paintings (‘After the Rain’) received an Award of Excellence in the ‘New Beginnings’ Exhibition at Manhattan Arts International.
This is an internet based art show that runs through March 20th. Manhattan Arts is also promoting the show on their YouTube channel. Click through and take a look at both the exhibit and the video. The art is gorgeous! I am listed eighth down under ‘Awards of Excellence’ and am included in the video.
In my effort to branch out to a larger geographical area in showing my art, 3 of my oil paintings (‘Bratislava’, ‘After the Rain’, ‘Spreading Out’) have been accepted into Larkin Arts’ Annual 2018 Regional Juried Art Show. The gallery is located at 61 Court Square, Harrisonburg. So any of you with children at JMU may have a chance to go see the exhibit. There will be 32 paintings total in the Wine-Riner Gallery at Larkin Arts for the month of February. I will be attending the opening reception this Friday evening, 5-8pm. Sorry, Leesburg First Friday!
The second exhibit is an annual favorite of mine, ‘Love in the Burg’, sponsored by the Middleburg Arts Council. ‘Ware Hound!‘, my newest oil painting, will be on display. This year’s show will be hosted at the AIM Gallery located at 102 West Washington St., Middleburg. The opening reception is Saturday, February 10th, 2-5pm, and will include artist talks. All art is for sale.
The third event for the month is sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center. It’s the Winter 10×10 Challenge and embraces the 10th anniversary theme for the center. Participating artists are given a 10×10 canvas as the starting point for their artistic submission. From there, anything goes! My challenge piece is titled, ‘Leftovers in Grey‘. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, February 7th, 7-8pm. Franklin Park Arts Center is located at 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville.
Paint Your Masterpiece! Exploring Cubism with Leanne Fink
Thursday, March 22nd, 6:30-9pm
Enter the world of avant garde art and its most famous 20th Century master. We will take inspiration from Picasso and paint a still life in the cubist style. Amaze yourself and your friends as you unleash your inner artist. Personal instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Class size is limited to 10.
If you have painted using acrylics, you are welcome to bring your favorite paints and brushes. 11×14 canvas will be provided. No experience necessary. All supplies are included in your $45 ticket. Click here to purchase: https://www.theclayandmetalloft.com/new-products/paint-your-masterpiece-ladies-night
The Clay and Metal Loft is conveniently located in Virginia Village Shopping Center, 27 Fairfax Street in Leesburg, VA 20175. For information call 571-442-8181.