RAGS Annual Invitational Exhibition
Reston Art Gallery & Studios
11400 Washington Plaza W # B, Reston, VA 20190 (at Lake Anne)
March 9 through March 31, 2024 - Every year each member of Reston Art Gallery & Studios invites an artist to join their group exhibit. A guest of Rosemarie Forsythe, Leanne Fink will be participating with 'Tree Spirits of Denali'. (703) 996-8990
Local Flavor/Local Artist, 2nd Annual DMV Exhibition
Calloway Fine Art & Consulting
1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007
March 9 through April 6, 2024 - Calloway Fine Art & Consulting is pleased to announce their group exhibition of 25 local artists showing artwork inspired by DC, Virginia, and Maryland. 50 pieces were chosen from over 350 submissions. Fink's painting, 'Rolling Rhythm of the Shenandoah' has been selected for the show. Opening Reception is Saturday, March 9th, 3-5pm. (202) 965-4601
13th Annual Art of the Piedmont
Middleburg Community Center
300 West Washington Street, Middleburg, VA 20117
March 15, 2024 - Middleburg Montessori School announces its 13th annual “Art of the Piedmont” charity auction. Featuring works of fine art by a talented, professional group of local artists, this prestigious event supports both the school's nonprofit mission and the local art community. Fink is participating for her fifth year. She is offering 4 paintings for sale. Online bidding will begin on March 8th, 2024 and will be followed by a live auction and reception on Friday, March 15th from 6pm to 8pm. (540)-687-5210
Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing Solo Exhibition
18050 Tranquility Road, Purcellville, VA 20132
January through March, 2023 - When the winter wind blows cold and the vines slumber, a visit to Otium Cellars in Purcellville is sure to warm you. Included in this solo exhibition is a selection of works from the National Treasures Collection along with other original oil paintings. All works of art are be for sale. (540) 338-2027
American Painting Fine Art Gallery
5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 17, Washington, DC 20016
December 2, 2023 through February 11, 2024 - Small Treasures’ describes a special holiday art show and sale that takes place annually at American Painting Fine Art Gallery. All the fine art in the gallery is 9” x 12” or smaller. This is a great opportunity to begin or add to your personal collection while purchasing work from top artists of the DMV. (202) 244-3244
National Treasures Solo Exhibition
The Athenaeum Gallery
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
November 30, 2023 through January 7, 2024 - A solo exhibition of fifteen oil and cold wax paintings by Leanne Fink, National Treasures was inspired by the grandeur of America as observed in our National Parks. "You cannot see all that is America from the air." These words became the impetus for a 'no reservations' drive into the heartland of our beautiful country. US National Parks are truly an American Legacy to be celebrated and protected. They are recorded for posterity in this collection.
Gallery hours for are Thursday through Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. Phone: (703) 548-0035
Opening Reception - Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 4 to 6pm.
Art Review: 'National Treasures'
by Mark Jenkins
December 29, 2023 - A landscape painter, Leanne Fink often portrays places near her Northern Virginia home. But the pictures of sites along the Potomac River share the Athenaeum's walls with views of more epic scenery from parks in the Western United States. While these are certainly "National Treasures," the show's title, more delicate Fink subjects such as cherry blossom trees near the Tidal Basin also qualify.
Fink's paintings are less classical in style than Keiffer's (previous review), but they follow similar gambits. The majority of these pictures feature water, and its flow often provides a focal point. Rivers and streams curve through the predominantly horizontal panoramas, although Fink switches to vertical formats for waterfalls, geysers and canyons.
Such upward-thrusting landmarks as Bryce Canyon are ideal for Fink's style, which closely arrays contrasting hues in the manner of multicolored rock. The artist melds oil pigments with cold wax, a less common technique than using hot wax, to add depth and texture. She also gently outlines some of the forms, giving the paintings a drawing-like quality. This approach gives a sense of intimacy to all the places Fink paints, whether mundane or sweeping. Link to full article:
American Impressionist Society
November 15, 2023 - It is always an honor to have my art selected for an AIS show. Heartfelt thank you to the jurors.
"Congratulations for your acceptance in the American Impressionist Society 4th Annual All Member Online Exhibition! We received 2,053 images for jurying and 269 images were juried into the exhibition."
Here is the link to the catalog:
Evensong, a 12"x15" oil painting, was sold at District Arts Gallery in July of this year to an individual visiting from another area of the country. They stated that the work reminded them of their Grandmother's farm. What a joy to know the emotion expressed in the work resonated with the collector in bringing back fond memories.
Plein Air at the Arboretum 2023
Wet Paint Competition Award
September 30, 2023 -What a surprise to receive a Certificate of Excellence for 'Best Use of Light' in Plein Air at the Arboretum 2023. Special thank you to our competition judge, Gavin Glakis, for selecting my work. Gavin stated his criteria for judging went beyond competent paint handling and depiction of a scene, looking for a message/thought process behind the literal art. The work pictured is titled, 'Dare to be Different'. I was inspired by a stand of evergreens that shared space near a stone wall with one deciduous tree that was showing its true autumn colors. I had the title in my mind before paint ever touched my panel.
Thank you Nova Plein Air Artists and Blandy Experimental Farm at The State Arboretum of Virginia for partnering to offer what I hope will become an annual regional event in NOVA.