August 14, 2023 - I love when a jury notification hits my inbox with a green border around it. It's code for acceptance! My recent painting, "Rolling Rhythm of the Shenandoah" was selected for NOAPS Associate Member Online Exhibition 2023. I am taking this as a good omen because the work is part of my National Treasures Collection (name changed from An American Legacy) to premiere later this year at The Athenaeum.
National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society
You may view all 342 amazing works of art online beginning August 14, 2023 at
American Impressionist Society
July 20, 2023 - I am thrilled that one of my paintings has been chosen for this international show. There are currently 1874 associate members in AIS. 1654 entries were submitted. To be one of 243 chosen for the exhibit just made my day.
Here is the link to the catalog:
A beautiful collection to peruse. If you wish to fast forward to my work, it is on page 90.
The Amman Exhibit
June 14, 2023 - A few days ago I received a package in the mail from the US Department of State’s Art In Embassies Program. Inside was the catalog for The Amman Exhibit. What a delight to read remarks from our US Ambassador to Jordan, why he chose the art he did for exhibition in his residence at the Embassy.
Established by the Kennedy administration, Art in Embassies is celebrating its 60th year fostering diplomacy through art. Art speaks a universal language that needs no translation. The power of its message can bridge the cultural divide as it brings people of diverse backgrounds together on common ground.
I am humbled to have my art chosen for exhibit in this diplomatic setting. A very proud moment in my artist’s journey. Thank you, Art in Embassies, for this honor. Here is the link to the exhibit:
W hat an exciting surprise to receive this email! - THANK YOU - National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society.
Dear LEANNE FINK,
Congratulations on receiving an award in the NOAPS 2022 Fall International Online Exhibition.
This is an outstanding achievement. There were 200 exceptional artworks chosen from over 1450 paintings submitted to this exhibition and your painting "Arrival" received an AWARD OF MERIT!
The exhibition is viewable online at www.noaps.org.
Arts and Healing Contributor
November 15, 2022 – In January of this year, Inova Schar Cancer Institute acquired two of my paintings for their permanent collection at the new Lansdowne location. My artist friend and talented colleague, Steve Loya, and I were interviewed and asked to share our stories. They have been included in The Arts and Healing 2022 Donor Impact Update, pages 6 and 7. This report summarizes ISCI’s mission to create a peaceful environment to promote healing and wellness.
A work of art can speak a universal language that is understood by all who view it. I am honored that my art serves the healthcare community in this capacity. The Arts and Healing Program at ISCI utilizes that connection between art and healing in the forms of visual art, music, poetry, knitting, dance, and storytelling.
Here is the link to the 10 page report: https://issuu.com/inova-health-system/docs/2022_arts_healing_impact_update_final
Fall Art at the Mill
The Burwell Morgan Mill
15 Tannery Lane, Millwood, VA 22646
September 23 - October 8, 2023
The quaint village of Millwood comes alive again and transforms into one of the mid-Atlantic's premier art event venues. Four of my paintings were selected by the jury for inclusion in this fall's art show and sale.
Artist reception is set for Sunday, October 1, 2pm to 5pm.
Oak Spring Garden Foundation
Long Branch Historic House and Farm
830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce, VA 22620
Oak Spring Garden Foundation is partnering with Long Branch Historic House and Farm to host a special exhibition: Fabrics of Life - Textiles from the Bunny Mellon Collection as well as paintings of Bunny Mellon's formal garden, the Rokeby Farm and the Oak Spring landscape.
Two of my paintings have been selected for the show. Both are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Long Branch.
12th Annual Art of the Piedmont
Slater Run Vineyards
1500 Crenshaw Road, Upperville, VA 20185
May 19, 2023
The Middleburg Montessori School announces its 12th annual “Art of the Piedmont” charity auction set in the spectacularly beautiful Piedmont countryside. 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.
AIM Members Exhibit
102 W. Washington Street, Middleburg, VA 20117
January 14 through February 12, 2023
The Artists in Middleburg (AiM) has supported the local art community since 2015! With a mission to champion creativity through educational outreach, AIM provides art and cultural opportunities that are open to all. I am pleased to be a member of this extremely talented group of artists. Two of my paintings have been selected for the annual show.
View the show: theartistsinmiddleburg.org
Solo Exhibit - Pastoral Landscapes
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. January through March my art will be on display for a second year. Included will be 'The Otium Collection', exclusive, original oil paintings created at the winery. In addition, select framed giclee reproductions will be shown. All works of art will be for sale. A great way to commemorate your special occasion at Otium.
See website for hours of operation: https://www.otiumcellars.com
American Painting Fine Art Gallery
5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 17, Washington, DC 20016
December 3, 2022 through February 11, 2023
Small Treasures’ describes a special holiday art show and sale that takes place annually at American Painting Fine Art Gallery. I have been invited to join this year’s exhibit. 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. And it is the perfect time to give the gift of fine art to your favorite enthusiast.
Gallery hours for ‘Small Treasures’ are Monday through Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Phone: (202) 244-3244
'3 Questions Digital Series' Interview
March 30, 2022 -Through my affiliation with the US Department of State's Art in Embassies Program, I was invited to be interviewed for their 3 Questions Digital Series. This video series celebrates the creative process and work of Art in Embassies lending artists. I am excited to share my video with you! Three paintings are currently on exhibit in the Ambassador's Residence at our US Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
Country Zest & Style Magazine
Spring 2022 - Country Zest & Style Magazine has published an article written by Joe Motheral about my art titled, 'At Home or Abroad, Painting is Her Passion'. Joe has supported the fine art community through his writing over many years in Elan Magazine.
Inova Schar Cancer Institute
2022 -I am thrilled to announce that Inova Schar Cancer Institute has selected two of my paintings to add to their permanent art collection. The new Loudoun extension of Inova Schar is a beautiful facility that offers fully integrated cancer care. It is located within Inova Hospital in Lansdowne. I am honored to have my paintings serve the community in this capacity. The healing power of art can have a profound effect. My wish is that whoever views my work there will come away uplifted in spirit.
Left: Call of the Canyon
Right: The Citadel in Amman (One of the Cradle of Life Collection)
Clockwise from UL: Jerash Temple Trek, Amman, Pilgrims of Petra
Leanne Fink's Art Fosters Visual Diplomacy in Jordan
Three paintings from Leanne Fink's 'Cradle of Life: The Treasures of Jordan' Collection have been installed in the Ambassador's Residence at the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan as part of a new exhibition.
Leanne Fink is a fine artist from Hamilton, Virginia who paints vibrant contemporary landscapes in oil and cold wax. Her work can be found in galleries, corporate offices, and private collections in the US and Europe. She is a recipient of awards and honors
for excellence in the arts.
ART IN EMBASSIES is run by the US Department of State and has played a leading role in US public diplomacy for over 50 years. Fink was contacted by one of the curators for the Art in Embassies Program and invited to participate. “Art in Embassies strives to make connections worldwide by using art as a diplomatic tool," said Imtiaz Hafiz, AIE curator. "Leanne’s paintings of Jordan fit perfectly into our mission. An American artist recounting her experience in Jordan allows the viewers to see how their country inspires others.” Designed to foster cross-cultural dialogue through the visual arts, AIE develops and presents approximately 60 annual exhibitions and over 70 permanent installations in more than 200 US diplomatic venues worldwide. With 20,000 participating American artists globally, AIE is considered the largest curator of art in the world.
FINK VISITED JORDAN in September of 2019. The country inspired her to create a new art collection over the course of a year. "Jordan's exotic sights and sounds permeated my senses," Leanne said. "I wanted this collection to reflect the beauty I perceived in its rugged and sun bleached landscapes. The hospitality of the Jordanian people is wonderful and the country has an abundance of timeless antiquities. One of my goals for the Cradle of Life Collection has been to exhibit part or all of it at the US Embassy in Amman. I am truly honored to have my art chosen in this internationally recognized program as a way to foster visual diplomacy."
Her work is on loan for a period of two years. The three oil and cold wax paintings chosen for the Amman exhibition are 'Jerash Temple Trek', 'Pilgrims of Petra', and 'Amman'.