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Congratulations Camp Mont Shenandoah 90 years and still going strong

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Congratulations Camp Mont Shenandoah 90 years and still going strong

Painting by Curney Nuffer available at Cabell Gallery

This summer, Camp Mont Shenandoah celebrates its 90th year.  Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, it is the oldest private residential camp in continuous operation in the state.  “Significantly, this turn-of-the-century camp is among the few places that created outdoor experiences solely for young women, and to this day the place has retained its architectural heritage and its picturesque setting,” said Julie Langan, Director of Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources Director.

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Presenting Linda Hollett-Bazouzi  August guest artist. Opening Aug. 7, 5:00-7:30

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Presenting Linda Hollett-Bazouzi August guest artist. Opening Aug. 7, 5:00-7:30

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi

Look, look, look...
It used to be the first written words we learned: "Look, Dick, look." See, Jane, see."

Do you ever look behind you...above you, below you, to your left or right? How many breath-taking sunsets have you missed because you were driving east in the evening, or you were too busy thinking about work to see the moon setting in the morning? Have you ever wished you had your camera with you to capture that moment, or—and this is the big one—never appreciated a view until a building went up in front of it, or a bulldozer plowed it under? I try to capture those moments, those views, before they disappear. Even more, I try to capture the feeling associated with those views. My work is not about just documentation; it is about passage.

Alla prima, au premier coup—all at once, first strike. My best work has always been about this. Whether outside or in the studio, once I’ve completed my thought process, I work until the painting is done. Because of how I paint, it is very difficult to go back and finish later. My preliminary plans include not just composition, but where I will stop and start. I use a painting knife almost exclusively, and that lays the paint onto the surface very differently than a brush. Once the paint has begun to harden, I can’t push and pull the paint around, scratch and scrub, build and obliterate. The texture becomes too busy, too disruptive to my thought process. The immediacy of application mirrors the urgency I often feel.

In the studio I may work12 hours uninterrupted on a large canvas—capturing that same sense of urgency I feel when working in the field. My work en plein air is fueled not only by constantly changing light and weather, but also by the locations I choose. I am drawn to areas that we see but don’t notice, that seem unimportant—until development or destruction comes. This results in my work being done in a series, expressing change over time, real or imagined, within myself or in the location.

Tick tock, tick tock...

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 Friday, August 7th 5:00-7:00 Linda Hollett  Live Demonstration

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Friday, August 7th 5:00-7:00 Linda Hollett Live Demonstration

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Taking advantage of the beautiful weather today in Richmond, artist and VMFA docent Linda Hollett-Bazouzi paints our sculpture garden “en plein air”, a technique of painting outside to capture the natural light and movement of a place as it unfolds before the artist. Popular from the mid-19th century onward by many artists, including painters seen in our collection such as Monet and Pissarro. Where would you set up your easel on a day like today?

On Friday August 7th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm Linda Hollett will be here at the Cabell Gallery of Fine Art doing a live demo and sharing a selection of her recent plein air works! This show is a part of the First Fridays Lexington Downtown show series, so be sure to also visit Artists in Cahoots, Lexington VA and Nelson Gallery as you work your way down Washington St!

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New artist show opening July 3 featuring Tom Tartaglino

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New artist show opening July 3 featuring Tom Tartaglino

 

Tom Tartaglino: Currently I paint real images. For the most part, they are from real life. I love real life. These works are observances of life. One gets to be a pretty good observer when holding a paint brush. There is a realism about today that I am trying to achieve in my paintings. It is not just the image but the psychology of the image. Good painting should hit you on levels beyond the image. That is my goal.

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"Nimrod Hall: A place for artists to create without the distraction of everyday life."

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"Nimrod Hall: A place for artists to create without the distraction of everyday life."

Cabell Gallery cproudly presents...
The Nimrod Hall Instructors

We are pleased to welcome these 13 instructors from Nimrod Hall as our featured artists for June:

     
                     Mary Holland            
Sara Linda Poly

        Purnell Pettyjohn      
Susannah Raine Haddad

     Rosalie Day White    
Curney Nuffer

              Anne Walker             
Jessie Coles

             Andras Bality            
Diego Sanchez

            Jane Joyner              
 Laura Loe                   

Fielding Archer
Join us on June 5th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
 for a welcome reception.

 

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