March 2020 Exhibition
Friday, March 6, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition Dates (Extended)
March 6 – April 25, 2020
Monore and MacFeely Galleries
Featuring the works of Dina Anchin, Bruce I. Campbell, and Claudia Minicozzi
Curator: Daniel Shay
Featured Artist: Ken Bachman
Dina Anchin, Associate Painting Conservator at the National Gallery of Art, started painting Dutch still lifes while training to be a conservator at a Dutch art museum in the Netherlands. Inspired by the techniques of the Dutch Old Masters, she simultaneously began to create her own, and embarked on a new phase of her artistic career. Today she works in a variety of media including oil paint, graphite, and watercolor, painting still lifes, landscapes, and portraiture. After spending the work day conserving paintings for the National Gallery of Art, she spends her weekends sitting at her own easel, applying the painting technique of the Old Master to create something of her own.
Bruce Ignatius Campbell (BIC) is an active professional fine artist, painter, visual arts instructor, and owner of “Atelier BIC” Studio based in Silver Spring, MD. A native Washingtonian, Campbell began his art journey at an early age. He studied art in school and earned a Bachelors in Studio Art at UMD. He is strongly influenced by traditional realism to perfect his talent.
Bruce has focused on oil painting for the last 30 years. He uses classical and representative methods to draw with paint across various genres with years of experience in figure model studies. His artistic approach and process is based on achieving accurate drawing expertise regardless of the medium. He applies the same art principles to Oil Painting as using pencil, charcoal, watercolor, tempera, or even clay to sculpt. His substantial portfolio unites epic, figure, portrait, land & seascape, and still life works.
Bruce has held the privileged role of National Gallery of Art (NGA) Copyist in Wash. D.C. He has completed over two dozen original replica paintings from the NGA’s collection.
Claudia Minicozzi received a classical art education in drawing and methods and materials, as well as in watercolor and oil painting. Although she supplemented her development throughout the years with other painting courses, and many years of drawing from a model, her most significant influence came as student, or apprentice, to Washington DC painter, Val Lewton.
“My choice of subject, the natural landscape, was different from his, but my painterly approach, particularly my brushwork and use of light and shadows in my composition, has many similarities to Val’s. Over the course of 30 years, I have often painted in studio, and en plein air with Val. I watched and studied him as he painted and welcomed his observations and suggestions on my work.”
For the last twenty-five years, Claudia has exhibited her paintings in group shows and open studio events. She has had several solo shows in untraditional places. Claudia has increased my participation in Juried Exhibitions over the last ten years, successfully submitting work for Exhibit. I have sold commissioned portraits, and more recently, a commissioned painting of Dupont Circle.
Ken Bachman grew up both in this area and Paris France, and have traveled extensively throughout his life. These experiences influence his painting choices of landscape and natural scenes that evoke good memories and energize him. “The scenes that intrigue me are not the standard views, but ones unique to each location that I believe will appeal to others as they do to me. I allow the atmosphere of each setting to dictate my composition and how I paint. Each scene inspires me differently and generates a different response.”
About the Curator
Daniel Shay is the former arts services manager for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He has taught numerous courses including portfolio development at the Maryland College of Art and Design and has given lectures on his work at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow as well as a lecture at the National Gallery on works-in-progress. For over 20 years his studio practice has focused on polychrome bamboo sculpture.