Collaborative art exhibit opens in TPAC
Home and Abroad, an exhibit highlighting the works of four acclaimed artists, will open in the Todd Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
The free exhibit is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm, and before events in the Performing Arts Center. The exhibit will be featured in TPAC through October 28. Patrons who attend the “The Rat Pack – Together Again” show in TPAC on Sept.15 will have an exclusive preview of the art exhibit.
The exhibiting artists are Meg Nottingham Walsh, Bernard Dellario, Gray Dodson and Lynn Mehta.
These four award-winning artists have bonded over more than a decade of painting together, both at home and abroad. Though their styles are quite different, the four are alike in their understanding of what is important in painting. They also share a passion for painting outdoors and a strong dedication to their art. Their adventures together over the past decade have greatly enriched their individual artistic journeys.
The 60 landscapes in this exhibit include scenes from their travels in Europe and the US as well as works depicting their own “back yard,” the DC area, the Virginia countryside, and the Eastern Shore.
A closing reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2- 5 pm in the TPAC lobby. The reception is open to the public, and guests are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the exhibit, please contact Marcie Molloy at 410-827-5825 or email@example.com.
Meg Nottingham Walsh www.megwalsh.com
Known for landscapes drenched in light and color, Meg has won awards at major juried exhibits and plein air competitions. Though realistic in nature, her work has a strong abstract element, characterized by simplified shapes, limited values, and glowing color. Her paintings have been purchased by the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, the town of Oxford, MD, the National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University Hospital, and numerous private collectors.
Meg is an elected member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters and the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Her landscapes are featured in the book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic. She is represented by galleries in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, and lives in Easton, Maryland.
Bernard Dellario www.bjdellario.com
Bernard earned a Bachelor’s degree from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA and has studied Art at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition, he has taken several workshops with national well known painters He has been a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters since 2003 and currently serves as President. He exhibits and has won awards through several venues in the Washington DC metro area.
Gray S. Dodson www.graysdodson.com
Gray is Tidewater born and bred, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Since moving to Nelson County in 1995, she has been a full time painter, working onsite throughout the United States, Canada, Curacao, France, Italy and Mexico. Her work is represented in numerous corporate and private collections across the country including the U. S. State Department. Dodson’s paintings have hung in the United States Embassies in Panama and Guyana. She has been awarded fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center in addition to a painting fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her affiliations include The Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. Her work is featured in “Sunday Drives, Cruising the Back Roads of Amherst & Nelson Counties” and “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic”. She served as the artist member of the Virginia Art & Architecture Review Board from 2010-2014.
Lynn Mehta www.lynnmehta.com
The paintings Lynn creates are recognizable for their thick, luscious paint and loose impressionistic brushstrokes. Lynn holds a B.A. in Art from San Diego State University and has studied with internationally acclaimed artists in the US and abroad. Garnering numerous awards annually, she most recently received an Honorable Mention Salmagundi Nautical Show 2018, Best Artist Award and 1st Place Juried Artist Quick Draw Paint Annapolis 2018, and 1st Place Best Artist Paint Snow Hill 2018. Lynn’s paintings are found in galleries in private and public collections internationally.
Lynn has been a featured artist in Washington DC's, Hill Rag, 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, and a 5-page article in Plein Air Magazine. She is a Fellow in the American Artists Professional League and is juried into Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club, and the Washington Society of Landscape Artists. Lynn holds Signature Membership in the American Society of Marine Artists and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.