Now Showing: More Colors of the Blue Ridge

The Wilson Downtown Gallery in Harrisonburg, Virginia is currently hosting an exhibit of my paintings. This gallery participates in First Fridays and will have an Artist’s Reception on March 6 from 5 – 8 pm.  The show will stay up until the end of March. Located within Harrisonburg Homes just south of the square, the gallery (and realtors who make it possible) welcome viewers during regular business hours as well. See the website or Facebook event for more information on the location.

Title image for 2020 Exhibit by Kelli Hertzler. All rights reserved.
This montage was created by splicing four paintings together. I’ve been painting the same view of Shenandoah National Park as seen from my home in many seasons, weather and lighting situations.

Two new additions to the Colors of the Blue Ridge series are on the walls there, along with fourteen other pieces celebrating the natural landscape in the Shenandoah region.  (I’ve been working on this series for over a year now. Catch up with my previous posts: Colors of the Blue Ridge and Many Moods of the Mountains.) I will have notecards available featuring many of these scenes at the reception, as well as fine art prints of select paintings.

First Light on New Snow, 18
First Light on New Snow
18″ x 12″ framed watercolor.
Available. All rights reserved, Kelli Hertzler.
Last Light. 18" x 12" framed watercolor. Available. All rights reserved, Kelli Hertzler.
Last Light
18″ x 12″ framed watercolor.
Available. All rights reserved, Kelli Hertzler.

One more first for this show: I included three plein aire oil painting studies.  These were painted in 2018 and 2019. Because oil paintings need to cure for 6-12 months before being varnished, this is the first time I have displayed them.

At the February reception, I was thrilled to talk with friends, family and lots of local art lovers. I’d love to see you there on March 6!

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December Reception for Solo Art Show

Mossy Forest III. Watercolor by Kelli Hertzler.
Mossy Forest III

Watercolor

Available.

I’m thrilled to have another opportunity to show my art in this beautiful gallery space within Harrisonburg Homes realty. December 1, 2017 from 5-8 pm will be the Artist’s Reception for this exhibit. Fifteen or more of my watercolors and colored pencil paintings will be on display. Local landscapes, forest-scapes and micro-landscapes (where I zoom in to a tiny corner of the natural world) are featured in most of these pieces.

My mother, Snuffy Hartman, will join me with a few of her paintings in celebration of the article in Bloom magazine this quarter featuring both of us (see Bloom post). The author, Michelle Henry, might also stop by. In addition, all of this is happening:

  • a flute trio will provide live music
  • light refreshments will be provided by the Harrisonburg Homes team
  • it’s First Friday in Harrisonburg
  • and the Christmas Parade at 7pm goes directly past the front door of the gallery

Stop in and warm up before or after the parade. This is always a fun, festive night!

The show runs from December 1 through January 29. Open 10 – 5, Monday – Friday. Plus First Fridays! 5-8 pm.

83 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA
(Now Harrisonburg Homes, formerly Wilson Jewelers)

Mingling crowd in the awesome space at Harrisonburg Homes’ Holiday Open House. Hertzler Reception, December 2015.

Solo Exhibit in Harrisonburg

Early Spring, Shenandoah ValleyI’ll be the featured artist at Wilson Downtown Gallery November, December and January. Stop in during regular business hours (10am – 5pm, Tues. – Fri) anytime after November 5 through the end of January. Artist Receptions are being held on the following nights from 5 – 8 pm  – with light refreshments:

  • November 6 – First Friday
  • December 4 – First Friday and Harrisonburg’s Christmas Parade
  • January 8 – First Friday is moved to the second Friday (hmm…)

On Harrisonburg’s First Night, December 31, the gallery will be open again with entertainment for the evening.

On display will be approximately sixeen recent watercolors. Most of these capture the natural beauty of Virginia’s public lands. Shenandoah National Park and various Virginia State Parks find their way into the subject matter, as well as some scenery from my backyard and even Downtown Harrisonburg.

Horsehead CliffsI’ve shown publicly before in group shows, but this is my first solo show. Come celebrate with me!

The Wilson Downtown Gallery is located within Kline May Realty, 83 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (in the old Wilson Jewelers building).

Thank you to the Harrisonburg Homes team for providing this wonderful gallery space!
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