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Tom Tartaglino "Rivers and Mountains: the Beauty of the Shenandoah Valley"

Occasionally, there is an artist that becomes such a part of the Cabell Gallery, that we wouldn't seem complete without his work. That's how we feel about Tom Tartaglino. He is an artist that we have represented for many years, but now through this highly anticipated solo show, we will get to see an entire collection of work that he put together just for us...and more importantly, for you.

Buena Vista from Above - 18”x61”

Buena Vista from Above - 18”x61”

In September of 2018 we will feature the works of artist Tom Tartaglino with his show "Rivers and Mountains : the Beauty of the Shenandoah Valley." His realism can be astounding, but what I like the most about his paintings is that I could look at it for years and every time see something I hadn't seen before. Come meet him and discuss his new collection. It's so fascinating to hear how much thought goes into each work (down to the handmade frames!) yet he makes it look so effortless.

Tom Tartaglino at work

Tom Tartaglino at work

“Headwater” etching - plate size 12”x12”

“Headwater” etching - plate size 12”x12”

Tom was born 1956 in Heidelburg, Germany, but he grew up in suburban Maryland, married, and moved to Palmyra, Virginia in 1979. There he bought a house in the country to raise vegetables and children before attending Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving a BFA in 1994. He has worked as an artist since.

"Although I am an art school graduate, my training and experience come from a lifetime love of painting. Art school gave me helpful hints. My inspiration for a work of art usually happens while observing a scene many times. The scene will draw me in and I start to see what it is I am attracted to. I will try to capture a psychological truth about my subject, which I see in plein aire impressionism, but I will be looking for subtleties that an impressionistic handling would miss. Through close observation, I concentrate on the details that make it realistic and truthful. When complete, it will be about something beyond the scene. It will have a depiction of a physical person or place, but carry a mood we all identify with."

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Sally Lawson - new to Cabell Gallery

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As our featured artist for June, this will be Sally Lawson's first appearance at the Cabell Gallery. One look at her bright colors, appealing texture and whimsical landscapes and you'll see why she has her own solo show this month. Her paintings bring joy!

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I'll let Sally use her own words, "I am drawn to many different subjects, but the common thread between them is color!! I use bright colors in my paintings and I find great satisfaction in the joy it brings my clients and me. I love the richness of oils and often paint with a heavily loaded brush or palette knife for texture. I find it stimulating to experiment with different styles and techniques, but, again, my colors remain the common thread. Many of my paintings are of the landscape. I am constantly amazed at the beauty and intricacy of God's creation."

I think what draws me to Sally's work is that I can see her influences, be it the colorfield work of Wolf Kahn, or Vincent van Gogh's playfulness, or just a nod to the old Dutch masters' style in her mysterious skies. She can take these influences add her own touch of realism and make something completely her own. I love her different sides (I mean we all have different moods, right?) But the common thread you will find in her work is the color. The joyful color! With her many moods, I bet something she has will touch you. And if you take it home, it can bring happiness for a lifetime! 

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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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Before The Cabell Gallery : The Storied Past of 5 West Washington St.

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Before The Cabell Gallery : The Storied Past of 5 West Washington St.

Picture above: Family of Dabney C. Carver IV

We recently had the pleasure of meeting descendants of 5 West Washington Street's previous occupants...

Before the gallery was established, the building was used as a hair salon, and before that a law office for Larry Mann (blacksmith and husband of photographer Sally Mann), who's hand wrought sign hanger now holds our sign out front.  

This was as far back as spoken history had taken us until this past Saturday, when we had the privilege of meeting the family of Dabney C. Carver IV, who owned and operated Lexington Lighting and Electric Company here at 5 West Washington Street from 1976 until the late 1980's.  

Mr. Carver's daughter Carole Carver Avery, her husband Guy, and their two daughters Ellie and Molly stopped by the gallery last Saturday for a trip down memory lane.  Mrs. Avery noted the many changes to the space and reminisced about her summers spent behind the sales counter.  She also mentioned that the desk lamps sold in the store were a hot ticket item for local students at both VMI and Washington and Lee.  

We loved unlocking another chapter in the history of our great location at 5 West Washington St and would love to learn more!

Do you recall a memorable moment at 5 West Washington, if so, share it with us! Leave comments below or visit our Facebook page!

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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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New Artists show July 3, Featuring Amy Donahue

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New Artists show July 3, Featuring Amy Donahue

 

Amy Donahue:  “Everywhere I travel scenes beg to be painted. Light and vivid color captivate me. Of course God creates the most vibrant and dynamic colors and patterns–even so, I enjoy paying homage to His designs by rendering 2D versions of what I see. I love to paint the details of what I see: the contrasts in the lights and darks and the vibrancy of the world. The heavens truly tell the glory of God (Psalm 19:1) much more effectually than my paint. They are a marvelous mystery, but still I am constantly compelled to capture them on canvas.”

Featured Artists:
Amy Donahue
Nan Mahone Wellborn
Sudy Dressler
Gary Brady
Tom Tartaglino
Charlene Cross

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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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Introducing Curney Nuffer: Our Artist of the Month for February

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Introducing Curney Nuffer: Our Artist of the Month for February

On February 6th, during the Lexington Gallery Walk, Curney Nuffer will be doing a live demonstration of a still life oil painting. The event itself runs from 5pm until around 7pm, and Curney's demonstration will begin at 6pm. What will make this event unique, is Curney's single use of the palette knife to create the painting.

After this event, Curney's paintings will remain on "show" through the month of February. Bring out your partners, bring out your friends... and enjoy a winter evening out surrounded by incredible art.

A bit about Curney Nuffer...

Curney Nuffer was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1951. He was educated at East Tennessee University and later relocated to Richmond where he began his art education initially through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School and Virginia Commonwealth University.

His studio is located at The Fulton Hill Studios in Richmond and he also teaches classes locally. His art workshops in England, Italy and Portugal are popular travel-and-paint experiences for artists who want to enjoy plein air as well as still life painting in an art-rich environment.

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