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.
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.
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!
Tonight, I’ll be showing my Colors of the Blue Ridge series for the first time (along with several other pieces) at a gorgeous location, Joshua Wilton House in Harrisonburg. My very first art sale happened there more than twenty years ago while showing with a group. What an encouragement that sale was!
This time I show at JWH, I’ll have several dining rooms in which to display my art. Local photographer Erin Harrigan will have the front two rooms of the house. To prepare for the reception, I’ve made giclee prints and notecards to offer in addition to original pieces.
For the past six months, I’ve been working in a series exploring the view I have to the South from my home. More than twenty years of observing these mountains of the Shenandoah National Park and every day brings new sights. Two of my pieces from this series are below.
If you are local to Harrisonburg, you can see these and others at the Joshua Wilton House for the months of July, August and September 2019. I’ll be at a Meet the Artist event this Friday, July 5 from 4-5 pm. Light refreshments are provided and wine is available for $5 per glass. Stop in to say hello before you head into Harrisonburg for First Friday!
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)
I’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.
I’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!