The Gallery VIII pages of C. Marie Renfro and Martha Rea Baker have been updated. Please visit soon to enjoy new paintings!
This year a record six Gallery VIII artists and partners attended the annual January art retreat at the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, TX! Marie Renfro, Maryanne Reeves, Martha Rea Baker, Deborah Shannon, Donna Shuford and former partner, Carmen Haggard enjoyed ten days of uninterrupted studio time along with eleven additional artists.
The Hill Country Arts Foundation mounted an exhibition of work created by the seventeen artists, known by the title AWOL, Artists Without Limits, in the Duncan-McAshen Visual Arts Center on the HCAF campus.
We will post more work completed by the artists this year in the weeks ahead.
Paintings by Martha Rea Baker
“Portal I” and “Portal II” 30″ x 30″ x 2″ each Acrylic on Panel
“Canyonlands” I and II 24″ x 12″ x 2″ each Acrylic on Panel
Paintings by Marie Renfro
“Embracing Life” 30″ x 22″ Acrylic Painting on Paper
“Entrance” 22″ x 30″ Acrylic Collage on Paper
“Overlay” 30″ x 22″ Acrylic Collage on Paper
Paintings by Donna Shuford
“Ready to Bloom” 22″ x 22″ Watercolor
“Cyclamen” 14″ x 11″ Watercolor
“Shape Escape” 6″ x 6″ Watercolor
Five of the Gallery VIII artists had the pleasure of attending an annual ten-day artists’ retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country this January. This uninterrupted studio time for the artists proved extremely rewarding and productive! Marie Renfro, Martha Rea Baker, Deborah Shannon, Donna Shuford, and Maryanne Reeves traveled to the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, TX where they each created an impressive body of work.
What a joy to begin the new year gaining inspiration and creating new work!
Examples of the paintings and collages created during this time are posted below. Please visit each artist’s page to view additional artwork created in January, 2016.
Marie Renfro “Breaking Barriers” 30″ x 22″ Acrylic Collage
MARTHA REA BAKER
Martha Rea Baker “Colores de Malaga VI” 30″ x 30″ Acrylic
Deborah Shannon “November in the Garden” Collage
Founded in 1982 by eight professional women artists, Gallery VIII is a unique fine art gallery offering original art in both traditional and contemporary styles. With one of the largest selections of watercolors in the Dallas metropolitan area, the gallery also features oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings, collages, etchings, and monotypes. In addition, wearable fine art jewelry and fused glass can be found among the artists’ mediums. Following twenty-one years as a vibrant retail art gallery, Gallery VIII is now a creative on-line gallery offering all-original art. Now in its third decade, Gallery VIII continues with creative endeavors, including indivudual and group exhibitions, and an annual studio tour.
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