The Market Gallery
New Members: Anne Way Bernard and Nancy Dahlstrom
Nan Mahone Wellborn and special quests
April 30 to May 30, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2013
April 8, 2013 Roanoke, VA: The Market Gallery featured artists are new members: Anne Way Bernard and Nancy Dahlstrom; plus Nan Mahone Wellborn and her special guest artists with whom she enjoys painting with outdoors “en plein air”: Gray Dodson, Debra Sheffer and Priscilla Whitlock. Please join us to meet and chat with the artists at their reception Friday, May 3, Art by Night, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Anne Way Bernard will provide a gallery talk at 6:15 p.m., Nancy Dahlstrom at 6:45 and Nan Mahone Wellborn at 7 p.m.
Ann Way Bernard enjoys variety in her work and paints all subject matter in oils. She accepts portrait commissions of both people and animals, which can be viewed on her website at www.annewaybernard.com. In the last decade she has done murals in four local church baptistry areas, and four seasonal paintings for the Christ Church in Union Hall. An example of her work is illustrated in the attached piece titled: “Flood”.
Nancy Dahlstrom is pleased to have recently joined The Market Gallery. She will exhibit a series of original prints using traditional copper plate etching. Wanting color in the prints, she experimented with various methods of hand coloring the work using a variety of media including colored pencil, watercolor, gouache paint and monoprint inks. The inspiration for the work comes from the Iris flowers that bloomed last year in Nancy's extensive gardens. An example of Nancy’s work is seen in the piece attached “Solo Bloom”.
Nan Mahone Wellborn paints outside in the elements working to catch the atmosphere that will give the viewer a keen sense of the place. With nature as her subject she works to achieve the immediacy of the moment. Her new work will feature paintings from the countryside of Virginia and beyond and is seen in the attached triptych - “Angle’s Rest”.
This month Nan is joined in the Featured Artist location by three special guests with whom she has enjoyed painting with on location:
Gray Dodson, Tidewater, Virginia native, moved to Nelson County in 1995 to paint full time. Working on site, Dodson paints about place and mood while holding a deep reverence for nature and striving to portray her emotional response to her surroundings. She has been awarded fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center in addition to a painting fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Debra Sheffer notes that the works in this collection are landscapes of rural Virginia. “I often paint close to my home in Mount Sidney, out my windows and in my yard, but the unspoiled fields and rivers of Highland and Bath Counties are beloved weekend destinations in the summertime.” Sheffer is a founding member of CoArt Gallery, Staunton, VA, and her work is featured there regularly.
Priscilla Long Whitlock is an Albemarle County artist and works as a landscape painter. She likes to paint wild fields and marshes, water and woods. Priscilla has been described as a colorist who abstracts her scenes from nature.
The Market Gallery, a regional artists’ cooperative, is open 10 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday - Saturday. And is located at 23 Salem Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24011, the corner of Wall St and Salem Ave in Roanoke’s historic downtown market.
For additional information call The Market Gallery (540) 342-1177 or visit www.marketgalleryroanoke.com