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Deliece Blanchard

Deliece Blanchard’s paintings are colorfully impressionistic, and often depict her favorite environment, the Blue Ridge. A cellist, as well as a painter, Deliece has degrees in biology and music from the University of Virginia and shares a studio with four artists above a bakery. Her painting, “Blanket of Light,” won third prize in the December Plein Air Salon and will appear in the May 2023 issue of PleinAir Magazine. Also this year, she will paint in Gloucester, Easton, and Bath County plein air events and will do an August painting residency in Ireland. “Whether I am painting in the wilderness or mixing color swatches in my studio, painting brings me joy. I paint en plein air because I love being in nature, and I experience a sense of timelessness and peace when I’m outside.”

Gallery

Biography

Deliece Blanchard

Memberships
American Women Artists – associate with distinction
Oil Painters of America – associate member, juried
American Impressionist Society – associate member

Plein Air Events
Plein Air New Bern – New Bern, NC – May 14-21, 2023, May 7-15, 2022
Gloucester Plein Air – “Heart of the River”, Gloucester, VA – June 1-11, 2023, June 11-18, 2022, 2019
Plein Air Easton – July 14-23, 2023
Blowing Rock Plein Air, Blowing Rock, NC – August 16-20,2022, 2021, 2020, 2019
Bath County Plein Air Festival, Warm Springs, VA – September 7 -October 3, 2021, 2017,2016
Estes Valley Plein Air – Rocky Mt. National Park, CO – August 10-24, 2019, 2018
Pacific Northwest Plein Air – Maryhill Museum, Goldendale, WA – July 29-August 3, 2019
Glacier Paint Out – Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT – June 14-22, 2019
Hudson Valley Plein Air – Middletown, NY – October 10-14, 2018

Solo Exhibits
Virginian Hotel, ACOA satellite show, Lynchburg, VA, August-November 2021
Arts on Main, Gloucester, VA, March-May 2021
Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA, December 2020
Smith House Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, July 2019
Art on the Trax, Crozet, VA, December and January 2018
Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA, December 2017
Ox Eye Winery, Staunton, VA, March 15 – May 15, 2017
 
Museum Exhibit
“Creating Space -7 Contemporary Women Artists,” Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, July 14-September 17, 2022
 
Gallery Representation
Lindor Arts, 306 First Street, Roanoke, VA, 24011 540-400-8442
Findings Art Store, Lynchburg, VA 24503 1-434-941-1768
Enchanted, 1204 Main St., Lynchburg, VA, 24504

Collections
Carilion Health Care, Roanoke, VA
Bank of the James, Lynchburg, VA
Virginian Hotel, Lynchburg, VA
Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
Westminster Canterbury, Lynchburg, VA
Gentry Locke Law Office, Lynchburg, VA

Artist Fellowships:
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts – Painting Fellowships Jan. 24 -Feb.8, 2023, Jan.18-31, 2022, Jan.30-Feb. 13, 2020, Mar.21-Apr.4, 2019, Feb. 4-12, 2019, Nov. 20-26, 2018, Nov. 7-15, 2017 and Nov. 10-23, 2016
154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA 24521 www.vcca.com

Tyrone Guthrie Arts Centre – Painting Fellowship, August 7-14, 2023 – Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan, Ireland http://www.tyroneguthrie.ie

Arts on Main Artist in Residence Program, through the Cook Foundation – Painting Fellowship, October 1-22, 2019 – Goshen estate, Gloucester, VA https://gloucesterarts.org/artists-in-residency-program/

Education
University of Virginia Master of Arts, Music 1991
University of Virginia Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, Biology 1975

Postgraduate Coursework:
Randolph College – advanced painting with Jim Muehlemann 2014
Lynchburg College – advanced painting with Bev Rhoads 2012
Virginia Commonwealth University – etching and aquatint with David Freed 1979-1981
Workshops – Kathleen Dunphy, Colin Page, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Scott Christensen, Patrick Saunders, Derek Penix, Holly Hughes, Andras Bality, Ron Boehmer

Past Work Experience
Lynchburg City Schools – orchestra director and string specialist 1991 – 2015
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, cellist 1986 – 2015

Selected Juried Exhibitions and Awards

THIRD PRIZE – December Plein Air Salon 2022, Judge: Kathleen Dunphy

FIRST PRIZE – Plein Air New Bern – New Bern, NC – May 8-15, 2022, Judge: Haidee-Jo Summers

“2022 Spring Online Juried Show,” American Women Artists- May 2022

“Art Alley” mural installation, public art, Downtown Lynchburg, VA 10/2021

BEST STILL LIFE – Bath County Plein Air Festival – Warm Springs, VA, 9/2021, Judge: Dawn Whitelaw

“American Impressionist Society All Member Online Juried Show” – 10-12/2021, https://online.flippingbook.com/view/137960345/48/, Judge: Dan Beck, AISM

“Oil Painters of America 2021 Salon Show” – Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, 6/10-8/7, 2021, Judge: Charles Young Walls

“American Impressionist Society Associate Member Online Juried Show” – 4-6/2021 https://online.flippingbook.com/view/566614582/44/, Judge: Anne Blair Brown

THIRD PRIZE – “12th Annual Juried Art Show” – Riverviews Artspace – Lynchburg, VA – November 6-December 11, 2020, Judge: Jeffry Cudlin, Profesor of Curatorial Studies and Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art

“The 20th Annual American Impressionist Society National Exhibition” – the Salmagundi Club, NY, NY – Sept. 19 – Oct. 2, 2019 – Judge: Kevin MacPherson, AISM, OPAM, PAPA

HONORABLE MENTION – “Gloucester Plein Air Festival” – Arts on Main, Gloucester, VA – June 1-8, 2019 – Judge: Kenn Backhaus, AISM, OPAM

“American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase” – Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI – June 1- August 31, 2019 –Judge: Camille Przewodek, AISM

JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – “Academy Center of the Arts National Juried Show” – Lynchburg, VA – April 2019 – Judge: Joan Ranzini, artist

SECOND PRIZE – Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, SUNY Orange, Middletown, New York, October 10-14, 2018 – Jurors, 30 participating painters

“Oil Painters of America 2018 Juried Salon Show,” Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, MI, June 22-September 1, 2018, Judge: Roger Dale Brown, OPA Master Signature

FIRST PRIZE – “Lynchburg Paint Out,” Lynchburg Art Club, Virginia, May 4-27, 2018, Judge: Rosalie Day White, painter and instructor at Art on 12th and the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA and co-founder of the Beverly Street Studio School, Staunton, VA

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – “Lynchburg Paint Out,” Lynchburg Art Club, Virginia, May 4-27, 2018

SECOND PRIZE – “We Got the Blues – Art in the Blue Ridge,” The Lynchburg Art Club – July 1-24, 2016 – Judge: Laura McManus, Curator of Education, Maier Museum of Art

HONORABLE MENTION – “Bath County Plein Air Festival,” Quick Paint Competition, Warm Springs, VA – Oct.3, 2015– Judge: Steve Doherty, Editor “Plein Air Magazine”

FIRST PRIZE – “Local Art by Local Artists” The Lynchburg Art Club – July 2015– Judge: Gina Louthian-Stanley, artist, Roanoke, VA

Artist Statement

A cellist, as well as a painter, Deliece has degrees in biology and music from the University of Virginia and shares a studio with four artists above a bakery. Her painting, “Blanket of Light,” won third prize in the December Plein Air Salon and will appear in the May 2023 issue of PleinAir Magazine.
“Whether I am painting in the wilderness or mixing color swatches in my studio, painting brings me joy. I paint en plein air because I love being in nature, and I experience a sense of timelessness and peace when I’m outside.”