Opening Reception: Friday, March 3 from 5pm to 7pm
The Arts Club of Washington is proud to announce our next exhibition of two DC metro artists, Philip Linder and Jeff Wilson. This exhibition is curated by Daniel Shay (National Gallery of Art).
About the artist, Philip Linder – Philip Linder is an abstract artist living and working in Washington DC. He received instruction in painting at the New York Studio School and the Washington Studio School. Philip takes inspiration from the action painters of the 20th century, working to express the frustration, tension, and conflict of our modern age. Philip works primarily in oil out of his studio in NW DC. He works full time as a print maker for a technology startup and is a former military helicopter pilot. He paints commissions for homes and apartments, as well as lobbies for office buildings.
More information at www.philiplinder.com.
About the artist, Jeff Wilson – I have been painting since 1977. A realist painter working mainly in oils, I have done extensive landscape painting as well as still-life painting, portraits, and self-portraits. From 1989 – 1990 while working at the National gallery of Art, I was granted leave to pursue my artwork in Mallorca, Spain. That year I completed over one hundred paintings leading to an exhibition of those works in 1993. In 1995, inspired by works from the National Gallery of Arts permanent collection, I started painting on copper panels and continue to do so to this day. Though COVID has been a strain on nearly every aspect of life, it has afforded me much more studio time. New subjects include tornados, water towers, chameleons, and flowers.
About the curator, Daniel Shay – Daniel Shay is a sculptor, painter and art educator who exhibits and judges in National and International venues. Visually fluent in styles from academic realism to progressive abstraction, he is the past president of the IASG (International Artist’s Support Group) and currently on the advisory board.
In 2018 he celebrated his graduation (retirement) from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as Art Services Manager after 34 years. While there, his department installed over 500 Special Exhibitions. He received a Smith Travel Fellowship to study the “Bamboo Art of the Montagnard,” native people of South East Asia, from the National Gallery. His first international lecture on his work was at the Pushkin State Museum in Moscow. A partial list of media recognition for his work is as follows: The Today Show, BBC, The Washington Post, People Magazine, The City Paper, The Charlotte Observer, the Korea Times and the East City Paper.
About The Arts Club of Washington:
Located in the historic Monroe House, the Arts Club of Washington seeks to be an artistic force for the promotion, acceptance and celebration of traditional, new and innovative arts and artistic expression. The Arts Club of Washington fulfills its mission by facilitating togetherness, supportiveness and partnerships among artists; showcasing all forms of the arts, and empowering seasoned and emerging artists to create and promote their art and thrive professionally.
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