Imagine Gallery, Franklin, TN
April 19-May 20
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Three years ago, fellow artists and friends Eileen Corse and Barbara Flowers founded Women Painters of the Southeast with the goal of creating an annual show just for women. “Our shows are different because there is always a woman judge, and women artists are always the prize-winners,” says Corse, president and CEO of the 400-member organization.
The group’s second annual juried members’ show opens with a celebration and awards presentation from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Imagine Gallery. Other events include a preview and people’s choice voting on Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a demonstration and talk by this year’s judge, Lori Putnam, on Saturday, April 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. About 150 works were accepted into the show, juried from nearly 400 entries. Here, we introduce you to some of the artists who made the cut.
Camille Day is a Georgia-based artist who captures the people and places of her home state in oil and pastel. She’s inspired by the landscape and “common places where beauty is sometimes overlooked.” Alabamian Cecile Morgan says she’s been a horse lover and artist since grade school. After 18 years of teaching, Morgan has rediscovered her passion for painting and is pursuing her own work with fervor.
Eleanor “Honey” Corbin travels the back roads of America to find images and icons that are slowly being lost. “By transferring the images to my canvas, I hope to preserve a bit of history,” she says. Artist Jeannie Stone has lived most of her life in Arkansas, where she enjoys painting cowboys, still lifes, landscapes, and other subjects that inspire her.
Russia-born artist Julia Lesnichy came to the U.S. in 1999 and settled in Charlottesville, VA. A versatile painter, Lesnichy creates plein-air landscapes, still lifes, and figurative works in oil and pastel. Florida-based artist Marilyn Flinn paints landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and portraits. She desires “to express the beauty or mystery of what is before [her]” in her works, which she often paints en plein air. Another Florida-based plein-air painter is Guatemala-born Patricia Sorg, an international artist who works in various media. By emphasizing the deep and vibrant colors of her native country, Sorg has created a style all her own. —Lindsay Mitchell
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