Delaware Artists Participate in 22nd Annual Immaculata Art Show

The Immaculata University Art Show, in its 22 year, is showcasing the work of seven Delaware artists.

Artist Andrew Criss has been painting full time from his Rehoboth Beach, DE studio for over five years. Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Texas before heading to the mid-Atlantic region. Painted in oils, his landscapes and figurative paintings are in private and public collections from New York to Los Angeles. He is the recipient of various art and design awards, and is represented by galleries in Lewes and Rehoboth, Delaware, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Carol Gray of Newark, DE, is a plein air painter who has created a cottage garden that serves as an inspiration for her paintings. She has studied with Moses Soyer, Will Barnet, and Eugene Leake. In 1980, she received a MFA from the University of Delaware. Her work has been exhibited in museums in Delaware (Delaware Art Museum), New York (Elmira´s Arnot Museum), Pennsylvania (Woodmere), and in galleries along the East Coast. She is a member of the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts, Rehoboth Art League, and the Chester County Art Association. She has won many awards for her landscape paintings.

Tara Funk Grim resides in Bethany Beach, DE, where she shows her work in her studio art gallery. She received a BA from Chestnut Hill College and a teaching certification from Kutztown University. She includes her love of teaching and travel by conducting workshops in Europe and at her studio in Delaware. Tara is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and has participated in many solo and group exhibitions.

Wilmington resident Terry Newitt´s splashy, award-winning watercolors have graced the Delaware Valley for many years. His works are in numerous public and private collections and have been included in exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum, St. Joseph´s University, the University of the Arts, Delaware State University, the University of Delaware, and Art Expo in New York. A popular instructor, Terry was 2004´s Art Educator of the Year for the state of Delaware. He has taught at Archmere Academy, the
Delaware College of Art and Design, and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

Elizabeth Parthemore, a native of Wilmington, DE, has enjoyed drawing and painting since childhood. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in biology. While there, she also studied drawing and design. Elizabeth is a member of the Studio Group, and also serves on the board of the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts (DFVA) where she is chairperson of the Excellence in Drawing and scholarship programs for high school students. She has exhibited at the Rehoboth Art League, the Studio Group, Ronald McDonald Artfest, and in shows sponsored by the DFVA which include the Greenville Outdoor Show, and Art and Antiques at the Hagley Museum in Delaware.

Jean Pratt "The Trunk Lady," resides in Newark, DE, and is well known throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has been using her creative talents to restore authentic antique wooden trunks for private collectors for over 20 years.

Sarah Yeoman of Yorklyn, DE, is a watercolor artist who has worked in the medium for 20 years. A self taught painter, she has also spent time creating with metal, stone and wood. At this time, she is one of the youngest members ever admitted to the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the country.

An opening Preview Reception will be held on Saturday, February 5, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission to the Reception is $50 per person. The general public is invited to view the show for free from Sunday, February 6, through Sunday, February 13, and is open daily from Noon to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from Noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information on the Immaculata University Art Show or to order tickets for the Preview Reception, contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3126 or email at dmiller@immaculata.edu. Additional information may be found at www.immaculataartshow.com.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

z:word: release: Artists from Delaware #64
12.23.2004

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