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February 2020 Exhibits
February 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
Brian Robertson was born in 1980 in Baltimore. Along with his family, he moved to Ocean City, Maryland in 1987. He graduated with a B.A. from Salisbury University in 2002 with a concentration in graphic design and illustration. His paintings can be described as nostalgic, iconic and minimalist. The color palette for each of his works rarely exceeds 2 colors and the shapes that complete the forms do not contain any gradient value. Therefore, each shape and line is carefully considered to maintain the integrity and identity of the subject matter. This minimalist approach results in bold imagery that can be identified from a distance. The subject matter of each painting provokes thought and relies on the viewer to sift through the possible themes and complete the story. This creates a personal bond between the viewer and the artwork.
Featured in the Galleria:
"Light and Shadow", all media group show. Exhibit judge: Leslie Belloso.
In Studio E:
Lola Panco. Born in Minsk, Belarus in 1989, Lola Panco is a contemporary figurative realist painter working mainly in oils and pastels. She also enjoys creating drawings in Russian dry brush technique.
Panco studied design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Minsk, Belarus. She currently resides in Fenwick Island, Delaware; and continuing her education in Fine Arts at Salisbury University.
Recent exhibitions include “Found In Translation” a solo show at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD; Member Show at SBY Art Space, Salisbury, MD; ArtX: Artistic Xpression, Ocean City, MD; “Devine Feminine” at SAC, Salisbury, MD; “Rise,”Art League Of Ocean City, Ocean City, MD.
Lola’s work has won several awards and has been published in the Washington Post and Metropolitan Magazine. Her drawings and paintings have been privately collected throughout the US. Her work is held in the permanent collection of Salisbury University.
In the Spotlight Gallery:
Joanne Guilfoil. Joanne was raised in New York and Maryland and trained first as a painter then as an art teacher, in Lexington Kentucky. She finished in 1971 with a degree in art and a teaching certificate, after playing basketball for UK and working as a groom for the Red Mile, a standardbred race track.
After teaching briefly, she headed to Oregon for graduate school, twice. With a PhD and 2 dogs, she returned to Kentucky to teach, eventually marry and raise 2 children in Eastern Kentucky. Joanne retired Professor Emeritus from EKU in 2009, after 20 years of service there.
Joanne taught part time, painted and remained married for a few years, but the relationship continued to deteriorate. In 2012 she left the horse farm and her husband of almost 30 years, never to return. Ever. Finally divorced in 2013, she began a new life in Jacksonville, North Carolina, near her daughter and first grandchild. Joanne continued to paint and she taught on Base and in town. In 2014 her daughter returned to med school, and Joanne decided it was time for a new “forever home” on the Shore. She moved to Selbyville, staying with a friend from high school. She has wanted to live on Delmarva since the 60’s…but she could not land a teaching job, at any level. Now in retirement, she still teaches painting in Ocean City and exhibits on occasion. Most of her time lately has been devoted to large and small writing projects, about things, people and places on the Shore.
In the Artisan Showcase: