The Byrne Gallery representing contemporary fine artists since 1995
7 West Washington Street, Post Office Box 1478, Middleburg, VA 20118
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-5
Available by Appointment Monday & Tuesday
Susan A. Byrne
Serving: Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland
Celebrate Spring! March 2017
March 6, 2017
The Byrne Gallery is proud to present Celebrate Spring! its new exhibition of oil paintings by Jim Rodgers, Sandy Iafrate and Vicki Vidal Blum for March 2017. This show welcomes the warmth and sunshine of much awaited Spring. Lovely garden landscapes and floral still lifes are the featured subjects. There will be a reception to honor the artists on Saturday, March 18th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Jim Rodgers’ oils are rooted in classicism and portray his mastery of Dutch still life techniques as well as his easy command of impressionistic and romantic landscapes. His oil paintings express the new season with soft petals and lush flower beds crowded with blossoms. Mr. Rodgers has had over 30 years of professional study and is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City. His paintings are widely collected from his 26 one man shows throughout the United States.
Sandy Iafrate’s luxurious flowers cascade from the canvases, spilling toward the viewer with the excitement and delight of Spring. The larger than life lilies, roses, tulips and foliage flood the senses with their beauty promising renewal and bounty. The artist’s theme of abundance conveys her joy for the return of Spring.
Vicki Vidal Blum likes to capture the mood that flowers emit, whether it is the power of Spring when flowers explode from sleep or the quiet aura of a single flower. Vicki says “I try to capture the magic and joy of flowers through my painting style, which I call "saturated realism." As a "saturated realist," I will often exaggerate the pure colors found in nature to make my subjects appear more alive. Each canvas is so fresh with blooms newly cut from the garden and just placed to delight the viewer.
Don’t miss this splendid exhibit where you will sense the scent of Spring in the air!
The Byrne Gallery is located at 7 West Washington Street in Middleburg, Virginia. This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. The show will open on March 3rd and continue through April 2nd. Gallery hours are Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Contact the Byrne Gallery for more information at (540) 687-6986.
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