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BLUE: More than a Color Juried Exhibit 

AiM Gallery

102 W. Washington St., Middleburg, VA 20117

June 15 through July 14, 2024 - AiM Gallery in Middleburg explores the multifaceted nature of blue, from its emotional response to its cultural significance in their themed exhibit. The show opens on June 15th with a reception from 1 to 3pm. 'The Sparkling Melody of Great Falls' (2nd Place Award), 'Twilight Lullaby' and 'Dockside' have been selected for the exhibit. (540) 687-6600

Museum Exhibit 

Museum of Hounds and Hunting, Morven Park

17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176

May 25 through July 25, 2024 - Old Dominion Conservation and Educational Foundation is sponsoring an Art Show & Sale to commemorate the centennial of the Old Dominion Hounds. The exhibit opens May 25th with a reception from 4 to 7pm at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting, Morven Park, Leesburg, during the 75th annual Virginia Hound Show.  'Merging Memories' and 'Breakfast Club', both oil paintings,  have been selected for the exhibit. (540) 717-1228

Paint Great Falls 

The Arts of Great Falls

756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066

May 25 through June 15, 2024 - The 10th Annual Paint Great Falls Plein Air Competition has invited artists to work independently from May 18 through 24. On Saturday, May 25, 6 to 8pm, all are welcome to celebrate the gorgeous landscape paintings created during the competition at the reception and awards presentation. All works are for sale during the exhibit through June 15th. (703) 232-1575

Featured Artist Special Event - POSTPONED 

Otium Cellars Winery

18050 Tranquility Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132

May 3, 2024 - 6 to 8pm - Wine and art are a perfect pair. Why not literally put them together? The owners of Otium Cellars are art lovers and enthusiastically support our local arts community.  The winery is preparing to release Draksha, their newest vintage. I am excited to announce that the label of the red blend will feature the image of one of my original oil paintings.  Join me for the kick off and wine label signing event. Our winemaker, Sebastien Marquet, will speak about Draksha. I will be autographing labels and can personalize your very own. And, of course, there will be plenty of Draksha to enjoy with lite fare. (540) 338-2027

RAGS Annual Invitational Exhibition - POSTPONED due to Gallery Emergency

Reston Art Gallery & Studios

11400 Washington Plaza W # B, Reston, VA 20190 (at Lake Anne)

Coming in August, 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

Otium Cellars

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

Small Treasures
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. ​

BLUE: More than a Color Juried Exhibit

June 15, 2024 - What a surprise to learn that my work won the 2nd Place Award.


'The Sparkling Melody of Great Falls', a 36"x24" oil painting, is one in the artist's National Treasures Collection. 


AiM Gallery's themed exhibit explores the multifaceted nature of blue, from its emotional response to its cultural significance. Located in Middleburg, VA, the exhibit may be viewed in person through July 14, 2024.

View the Exhibition:

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American Impressionist Society 

May 6, 2024 - Thank you AIS for the honor of being included in this national show.


'Daybreak on the Land', a 15"x20" oil painting, sold in March to a collector at District Arts Gallery. 


"Congratulations for your acceptance, referenced below, in the American Impressionist Society 4th Annual Associate Member Online Exhibition! We received 2,242 artworks for jurying and 258 artworks were juried into the exhibition."

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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:

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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. 

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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. 

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