Congratulations International 2011-2012 ARC Salon Finalists!

Please join us in congratulating the following Principle Gallery artists that were selected as International 2011-2012 ARC Salon Finalists!!  So many talented individuals!  We are so very proud to represent them!

They were chosen out of 2,100 entries from over 800 artists, which is a tremendous accomplishment!

Here are some of the winning paintings:

 

Ryan Brown, ‘The Aspen Grove’, 11 x 22, Oil on Canvas, Available

Catherine Prescott, ‘Northern Interior’, 72 x 34, Oil on Canvas,
Featured as part of the Women Painting Women Exhibition, April 2012

Alejandro Rosemberg, ‘Lilen’, 20 x 14, Oil on Canvas, SOLD

Katherine Stone, ‘Lucie and the Wind’, 16 x 20, Oil on Linen, SOLD,
Featured as part of the Women Painting Women Exhibition, April 2012

Katherine Stone, ‘Vanitas’, 14 x 14, Oil on Linen, Available,
Featured as part of the Women Painting Women Exhibition, April 2012

Terry Strickland, ‘The Three Fates’, 30 x 40, Oil on Panel, SOLD,
Featured as part of the Women Painting Women Exhibition, April 2012

Nobuhito Tanaka, ‘The Bride in Red’, 24 x 18, Oil on Canvas, SOLD

Sadie Jernigan Valeri, ‘Self Portrait at 39′, 12 x 16, Oil on Panel, Available,
Featured as part of the Women Painting Women Exhibition, April 2012

Sadie Jernigan Valeri, ‘Undersea’, 16 x 20, Oil on Panel, Available,
Featured as part of the Women Painting Women Exhibition, April 2012

Congratulations to all of the following artists for their incredible pieces that we wish we had in the gallery!

Stephen Cefalo, Teresa Fischer, Richard Hall, Michael Hockenbury, Cindy Procious, Ron Richmond, Mario Robinson, Travis Seymour, Alexandra Tyng, and Anthony Waichulis.

We are so proud to represent many of these artists and be friends with the others!

Women Painting Women: The Expedition & Beyond

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Above (clockwise from top left): Mia Bergeron, ‘Silence’, 60 x 34, Oil on Linen; Cindy Procious, ‘Where’s the Tabasco’, 12 x 16, Oil on Linen on Panel; Terry Strickland, ‘The Three Fates’, 30 x 40, Oil on Panel; Sadie Jernigan Valeri, ‘Undersea’, 16 x 20, Oil on Panel.

It all started back in 2009 when Sadie Jernigan Valeri, Alia El-Bermani, and Diane Feissel decided to start a blog entitled Women Painting Women devoted to highlighting contemporary women artists who specialize in painting the female figure.

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Above: Terry Strickland, ‘The Three Fates’, 30 x 40, Oil on Panel.

All the hard work of these wonderful women paid off when in November of 2010 Robert Lange Studios hosted the first “Women Painting Women” opening. This exhibition features work from over 52 talented female artists, including our own Jennifer Balkan, Terry Strickland, and Sanna Tomac, whose subject matter for the show was strictly the female figure.

Before and during the show, 12 artists descended upon Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, just outside Charleston, to partake in a group painting excursion. The women rented a house on the beach and spent the next week living together and exploring the surrounding area with their paintbrushes.

On Friday, April 13th, 2012 from 6:30-9:00pm we will be opening the wonderful culmination of this expedition in a show called “Women Painting Women: The Expedition & Beyond.” This show will feature artwork painted while on the expedition as well as new work that was inspired from the artists’ time together. All of the women continue to focus on the female figure and in this case they have been primarily influenced by each other.

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Above: Linda Tracey Brandon, ‘Mia in a White Turban’, 20 Tondo, Oil on Canvas on Panel.

Twelve of the thirteen artist will be in attendance for the opening: Mia Bergeron, Linda Tracey Brandon, Rachel Constantine, Alia El-Bermani, Diane Feissel, Catherine Prescott, Cindy Procious, Shannon Runquist, Terry Strickland, Stefani Tewes, Alexandra Tyng, and Sadie Jernigan Valeri. Unfortunately, due to her distance, Kate Stone will be unable to attend the opening, but we are pleased that we will still be able to display her work.

After the show, the women will be traveling to Catherine Prescott’s house to begin another expedition that we know will result in another amazing body of work.

Click here to purchase an exhibition catalog.