|Figure Study by Charlie Mostow, Clay Relief|
|November 13, 2015|
|Friday, November 13, 6:00-9:00pm|
|Meet the Artists @ Opening Reception|
|Artist Talk and Intro @ 7:30pm|
|Jill Baker, Stephen Burt, Miriam Zora Engel, Masood Khan, John McCabe, Jessica Meuse, Jennifer Mondfrans, Charlie Mostow and Randy Zucker|
Jill Baker: is a figurative oil painter who has also won awards for her watercolor landscapes and surreal collages. Her life experiences since she was young have been ones of world travel and studies in painting in such schools as the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence and the Prado in Madrid. Her M. F. A. in Painting was earned at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn while she was living in her loft in SoHo in the 1980s and 1990s. She has exhibited her work in major cities of the U.S. and Europe, and has had one-person shows at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the Parthenon in Nashville, and the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, among other venues. She has maintained a private studio wherever she lived. She now lives in Louisville, Kentucky and travels to southern France or to Italy in the summers to paint. She continues to study and grow through such opportunities as the residency offered by Dacia Gallery this November.
Stephen Burt: grew up in Sydney Australia and is an emerging mixed media visual artist, combining acrylic painting with collage and digital imagery. His inspiration for producing art is derived from an interest in the play between abstraction, light, color and geometric forms, in addition to a developing exploration of the human body and its relationship with it's surrounding environment. His paintings compose these abstract qualities and geometric layering with stylistic appropriations of real life. He studied graphic design after graduating school and has since undertaken numerous painting and drawing workshops throughout the U.S, Canada, Argentina and Australia, in particular the National Art School in Sydney. He divides his time between Sydney and Buenos Aires.
Miriam Zora Engel: was born in Minnesota but raised between rural South Carolina and Seattle, Washington. In 2009, she returned to the Midwest to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received both of her Bachelor’s degrees, a BFA in Painting and Drawing as well as a BA in Visual and Critical Studies. Predominantly exploring subjects of perceptual experience, memory and color, Miriam paints with a variety of media that include gouache, watercolor, oil, and homemade egg tempera. In 2014, she was awarded a merit scholarship to attend Oxbow School of Art’s interim program in Saugatuck, Michigan. Miriam currently works with at-risk youth in Chicago to design and construct public murals around the city.
Masood Khan: Born in 1959, he lives & works in Karachi, Pakistan. Masood has had over 20 solo shows and several group shows in his homeland and abroad. He was awarded the 1st prize at the Italy Biennale in 2011, of the European confederation of art critics award. He has also been selected for the world millennium show at the Mall Gallery London with artists from over 50 countries around the world. Selected works have also been exhibited in Stockholm, Brussels and at the United Building in New York in the year 2000. “I paint mostly on paper with water medium, my way of looking the world is simple and transparent. These are simply layers and lines, which may touch your heart to please you and have fun.”
John McCabe: paints portraits and does figurative works in the classical realism tradition. A long time resident of Northern Virginia, John McCabe has been painting in oil and watercolor, and drawing in charcoal and pencil, for over twenty five years. John has been a member of the Portrait Society of America since 1999 and Great Falls Studios since 2005. John attended the Washington Studio School, Georgetown, D.C. In 2000, 2001 and 2002. He also studied with renowned portrait artist, Peggy Baumgaertner, at her atelier in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, in 2003, 2004 and 2005, Michael Shane Neal, Nashville, Tennessee, in 2003 and 2004, Robert Liberace in 2004 at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia, and Daniel E. Greene at his studio in North Salem, New York in 2001. John's teachers have also included Everett Raymond Kinstler, Carolyn Blakeslee, and Joseph McGurl. John has an undergraduate and an advance degree from Northwestern University, as well as a graduate degree from Fordham University. John McCabe’s studio is located at 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA, in The Artists´ Atelier. He is on the Board of Directors of Great Falls Foundation for the Arts, Inc., which in 2007 established the Great Falls School of Art.
Jessica Meuse: is a professional painter with an art studio at Vernon Street Studios. She studied at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Museum, Danforth Museum and was fortunate to have painted under the late Ati Gropius, daughter of Walter Gropius, architect and founder of the Bauhaus Art School in Germany. Her body of work includes abstract and figural work with an emphasis on energy, expression and color. She currently shows in museums and galleries in MA, NY, and RI. Her artwork is in many collections throughout, including MA, NY, CA, FL, PA, VT, KS, ID, as well as in Europe and South America, she sells through art galleries, her studio, and online and has a loyal following of supporters and buyers.
Charlie Mostow: is a classically trained sculptor who lives and works in New York City. He is the recent recipient of a first place scholarship award at the Grand Central Atelier. Charlie is an active member at the Salmagundi Club.
Randy Zucker: (Brooklyn, NY, 1949) is a self-taught multi-media artist working in Digital, Watercolor, Acrylics, Decoupage, and other media. She has exhibited nationally from New York City to Maui, Hawaii. She's been featured locally in the Arizona Republic, Phoenix New Times, Scottsdale Republic, Phoenix Magazine, Paradise Valley Independent, Jewish News, and Jackalope Ranch, having images published in those as well as in the national magazine, Zeek, the book Phosphorous, Food, and our Future, and on the Chabad.Org International Blog, Jewish Art For the Soul. Randy has appeared on the Good Morning Arizona show, was Phoenix Magazine's Artist of the Month in March, 2011 and was featured by Jackalope Ranch as one of 2011's "100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene." She maintains her studio at home in Paradise Valley, Arizona.