Immaculata University Professor Diane Grimes Wins First Prize for Painting

Immaculata University associate professor and Art Department chair Diane Grimes won 1st prize for painting at the Medford Cultural Arts painting challenge called "Paint Our Town." This event is held annually and gives the residents of Medford, NJ, the chance to explore the city through Arts. Her painting will be in the Medford Township permanent collection. An exhibition that includes her painting is on display throughout the summer at the Pinelands Library in Medford.
All participants were given four and half hours to find a favorite natural, cultural or historic treasure within Medford Township and create a painting or drawing of it. Her painting captured an old cow barn farm in Medford where she used to take her children several years ago. Diane used oil paint to design her 18"x 24" painting. She commented on her experience that day: "both myself and my paints were melting, but I still hung in there with my enthusiasm and continued to paint until the end – 4:00 p.m."
Diane recently received a professional development grant from Immaculata University to paint at the Long Beach Island Arts and Science Foundation in Harvey Cedars, New Jersey, where she won honorable mention for her painting. In March she led a group of over 25 students from Immaculata University to Greece and the Islands for ten days. During that tour she painted the landscapes and historical sites. Her next Art tours that she will be leading are to Egypt in January and to Italy in February.
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.

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