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for the Creative Arts

A Non-Profit Organization
Located in the Historic Silversmith House, circa 1785
and a Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Members Gallery
July 2010
Vickey Hluchanek & Sandy Skipper
“Exotic Locals” is collaboration of Vickey Hluchanek-Monan’s and Sandy Leigh Skipper’s artwork based on their travels.
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Opening Reception July 2nd, 6-8:30 PM.

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Sandy Skipper

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The show features photographs focused on Sandy’s travels to
Ireland and the Netherlands.  Sandy remarks that “Barcelona, Spain
can easily be identified as an exotic local because of the city’s
Mediterranean climate, flora and sunny beaches.  Although many
may not think of Ireland and Amsterdam as exotic places their
uniqueness is what makes these locales striking.  Ireland is a country
where there are numerous unspoiled landscapes.  In contrast to the lush
scenery of Ireland is the metropolis of Amsterdam where old world charm meets the modern world.”

Sandy Leigh Skipper loves to take photographs of places she travels to for
work as well as photographing her everyday surroundings.  Her favorite
subjects are the nature environment and animals.  Skipper is a Virginia
Railway Express 15th Anniversary photo contest winner.  Her picture of
Quantico Station won best station photograph.  She won honorable mention in
the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts (FCCA) April 2009 Regional
Show for her photo Frozen.  In November of 2009 she won second place in
the FCCA Small Works National Show for Puppy in Motion.  Her photo Sp
irals in the Sunlight, Longest Icicle was awarded honorable mention in the FCCA April 2010 photo by
Sandy Leigh Skipper Regional Show.  Skipper was selected for four national and six regional FCCA shows from August 2008 to May 2010.
(Excepts from Press Release)

Vickey Hluchanek

Vickey contributed watercolor pieces and photographs
centered on trips she took to Malaysia and Paris.  Vickey comments
about Malaysia that “the breathtaking beauty there is unbelievable
with the plants, atmosphere, sunsets and the people.  I hope to share
with others an inspiration from this beauty that gave me the desire
to create my art and photography and hope that it is seen as coming
from the soul.”

Vickey Hluchanek-Monan has recently spent several years, living and traveling around our area as well as internationally; always greatly appreciating our natural landscape.  She has a BFA degree in Commercial Art from Texas State University, an Art Certification in Commercial Art, from Art Instruction Schools, Inc. and studied computer graphics at Houston Community College. She has previously won regional and national awards for some of her creative work in commercial art; prior to moving to Maryland in 2002.A“Best of Texas” award for a historical limited edition print, “The “AngelIn Orleans” Texas Legacy,” brought recognition as one of the first pieces utilizing watercolor by photography with text nearly 20 yrs ago; in the Texas Graphic Excellence Vickey Hluchanek-Monan Awards.  Prior to that a National Award in commercial art and some regional ones for fine art.  During 2005 she won a Silver Award with an International photography show in Maryland, for a landscape sunrise at “St.Mary’s County at St. George Island.”  She has exhibited in two FCCA National shows and also regional events during 2009.  She won first place in the spring 2009 for Calvert Artist Guild, Inc. in the landscape/watercolor category. (Excepts from Press Release)

[Click image to enlarge.] [Images courtesy artists.]
First Friday Opening

Previous Members Gallery Shows

Carol Baker & Maura Harrison June 2010

Mary E Johnson May 2010

Shirley Whelan & Cathyann Burgess April 2010

Audrey Bruno & Lori McCown March 2010

Lynn Mehta February 2010

Members' Annual Show & Sale December 2009 - January 8, 2010

Anne Parks & Tracey Clarke November 2009

Lisa Osgood-Dano October 2009

Mary Lou Cramer September 2009

Maura Harrison August 2009

Jeanne Marie Tanks July 2009

Joan Limbrick June 2009

Marcela Noriega-Del Valle May 2009

Shirley Whelan April 2009

Eric May -- VCU thesis show -- March 2009

Kathleen Guzman & Jim Stagner February 2009

Members' Christmas Show December 2008

Millie Lane & Cat Isham November 2008

Kondra Orr October 2008

Judith Merrill Hall & John Bice September 2008

Evelyn Davis August 2008

Steve Walker July 2008

Student Show & Invitational June 2008

Milvi Gill & Lynette Reed May 2008

Elizabeth Seaver & Jen Callahan April 2008

Ariel Freeman March 2008

Darlene Wilkinson & Brenda Russell February 2008

Carol Coffman January 2008

All Members' Christmas Show December 2007 (**yuk=Ed's format,which is in trouble! Have to tidy up all these when time!**)

Ruth Loving and Steve Schwartz November 2007 (**by Ed**)

Laura Sherrill Ligon January 2007 (**by Ed**)

Anita Holle October 2006

Elizabeth Seaver & Peggy Sponseller September 2006

Kay Roscoe and Ana Rendich April 2006

Nancy Williams and Christopher Rok March 2006

Cheryl Bosch February 2006

Diane Rohman January 2006


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