Here we are, in March already and I can’t believe we’re opening our second exhibition of the year!
Inspired, a group exhibition featuring work by Mark Boedges, Kevin Fitzgerald, and Anna Wypych opens today! The show will be open for public viewing and the entire collection is already available online. Click here to view the digital exhibition catalogue. If you’re on a mobile device click the image below for the best viewing experience of the catalogue.
We will be open from 10 am until 8:30 pm this evening to celebrate the opening! Stop by to say hi and check out the new paintings!
Learn more about the featured artists below!
Mark Boedges has in a short time amassed numerous awards and shown his work in many galleries. Although art was always a part of his life, Mark came to painting in a more serious manner only during, and immediately after, college. Out of high school he attended the University of Kansas where he received a degree in philosophy. But by then the painting bug, and in particular painting plein air, had already taken hold.
He went back to school to study Fine Art at the University of Colorado. Preferring a more traditional approach to painting, Mark left the program after two years to study exclusively from nature.
Painting plein air had become his sole focus, and it would remain so for several years. Through this study his skills quickly developed. His first show was in 2003 and it was a great success, nearly selling out. But all artists need mentoring, and realizing that in order to further progress he needed guidance, Mark began to seek out other artists and to attend workshops to learn everything he could about his craft; which he continues to do to this day.
Among the top honors Mark has received are the Grand Prize for Landscape and a spot on the cover of International Artist magazine, as well as more recently the Joseph Hartley Memorial award at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, Best in Show at the American Impressionist Society’s National Exhibition and Best in Show at the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art.
Kevin Fitzgerald was born in Washington D.C. in 1953. It was evident from an early age that Kevin was fascinated with painting. In high school, he began taking drawing classes at the Corcoran School of Art in 1970 and graduated from Surrattsville High School in 1971. In 1973, Kevin began attending the Maryland Institute, College of Art.
At the Maryland Institute, Kevin studied with the Chairman of Painting, Raoul Middleman, and he eventually became his studio assistant.
In 1976, Kevin traveled alone across the country painting landscapes. This trip led him to Custer, South Dakota, where he worked under designer and sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, on the Crazy Horse Memorial, which is the largest sculptural project ever attempted.
In 1977, he received his B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and in 1978 Kevin began work on his M.F.A. under full fellowship at George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C. During his time at GWU he restored a 54-foot barge converting it into a floating studio. He completed his graduate studies while making paintings on the Patuxent River and surrounding Southern Maryland landscapes, Kevin graduated in 1982.
Anna Wypych is based in Poland and paints realistic portraits in the traditional oil technique. Her art contains elements of hyperrealism, surrealism and pure imagination. Characteristic of her are philosophical texts, which always complements her works. As an artist she concentrates on the human condition and her powerful women portraits show a variety of inner strength which can be found in people seen from the positive point of view.
Anna Wypych won Best of Show and Pioneer in Realism awards at the 2020 International Guild of Realism, she won the Purchase Award in the 14th International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon 2019. Her paintings are in permanent collections at the European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona in Spain, the National Museum in Gdansk, Museum of City Gdansk, Museum of city Gdynia, Poland.
We have a full year of exhibitions planned; our schedule (February – May) can be found below and click the image to join our mailing list to stay up to date on exhibitions and new arrivals!