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    February 2019: Bruce Bingham

    Bruce Bingham artist

    Professional artist Bruce Bingham's list of accomplishments in the world of fine art painting is long and impressive. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and her continued art education has included scores of workshops and courses from many of the worlds most masterful artists. Bruce has lived abroad for ten years and recently returned to the States settling in the Austin, Texas area.

    In her artist statement, Bruce expresses her motivation to paint:

    "I see the essence of pure energy behind my reality. The colors, mood, and mystery of the moment intrigue and inspire me. I sense the magic and fleeting change of the fog before it lifts and the frost before it melts and squeeze it onto a flat canvas. I feel the texture of life and allow the paint to create its voice like the sunlight warming the soft fur of a cat. The more spontaneously I can allow myself to translate the energy in the language of painting the more unique my interpretation of reality. So I am a chaser of magic that glimmers and twinkles just beyond the surface of what I see, following fireflies shimmering on a warm summer's night. I love painting in oils."

     

    Bruce has also produced numerous instructional videos and a podcast, "Painting Inside Out."


    For more information about Bruce Bingham, visit her website at https://www.brucebingham.com.

    Below: "Blocked in Cuba" by Bruce Bingham, oil, 16"h x 20"w.

    Blocked In Cuba by artist BruceBingham.

     

    Galleries

    Beach Gallery, www.beachgallery.com, 757-482-8139
    The Little Gallery, www.thelittlegallerysml.com, 540-721-1596
    Art Connections, www.artconnectionsgallerybastrop.com, 512-581-1799

    Public Collections

    Hilton Hotels
    Gold Key Development
    Tucker Fine Arts Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Suntrust Bank
    Crestar Bank
    Wachovia Bank
    Central Fidelity Bank
    Norfolk Psychiatric Center
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Portsmouth Psychiatric Center
    Cape Henry Library
    ADIsoft Corporation, Germany
    Wilcox & Associates, Florida

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2018 Cuba, Faded Beauty, South Street Art Gallery, Easton, MD
    2011 In Living Color, St. Julians, Malta
    2007 Coeur de Maison, Autun, France
    2006 New Hope Gallery,New Hope. Penn.
    2006 Kaleju Gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2005 Cobalt, Va. Beach, Va.
    2005 Beach Gallery, Va. Beach, Va.
    2004 Beach Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    2003 The Phillips Gallery, Cape Henry Collegiate,Virginia Beach, Virginia
    2003 Beach Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    2001 Decorum, Norfolk, Virginia
    1997 Visions Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1996 Visions Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1995 Visions Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1995 Zeitgeist Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia
    1993 La Galleria, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1988 The Stanley Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia
    1987 The Stanley Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

    Events

    2018 Plein Air Southwest, Rockport, TX
    2018 Paint the Town, Marble Falls, TX
    2017 En Plein Air Texas, Quick Draw, San Angelo, TX
    2017 Paint The Town, Marble Falls, TX
    2016 En Plein Air Texas Open Quick Draw - Best Concho Street Painting Award
    2016 Kerrville, Texas Paint Out - #3rd Place Award
    2016 Oil Painters of America Salon Wet Paint Show and Sale - Award of Excellence
    2016 Long Beach Island Plein Air Plus - Honorable Mention
    2015 En Plein Air Texas Open Quick Draw - Best in Show Award
    2015 Paint The Town, Marble Falls, Texas - Best In Show

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2018 Gateway International Painting Contest - September Finalist
    2018 Artprize.org - February Finalist
    2018 AIS Small Works Show, Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
    2018 The Painted Garden, Beach Gallery, Va. Beach, VA
    2017 ArtPrize.org December Finalist
    2017 ArtPrize.org November Finalist
    2017 NOAPS Fall Showcase, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg. TX
    2017 Spring Showcase, RS. Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
    2017 WAOW National Show, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
    2016 WAOW National Show, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
    2017 Sedona Art Prize Finalist - January
    2017 AIS Impressions - Small Works Showcase
    2016 Sedona Art Prize Finalist - December
    2016 Sedona Art Prize Finalist - October
    2016 Artists of Texas Annual Juried Show
    2016 Long Beach Island Plein Air Plus
    2016 Women Artists of the West Annual Juried Show
    2016 Oil Painters of America Salon Show
    2015 Oil Painters of America Salon Show
    2015 Old Post Office Museum and Art Center 4th Annual National Competition
    2015 Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Show
    2014 AIS 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Denver, Co. www.abendgallery.com
    2014 The Painted Garden, Virginia Beach, VA, (757) 482-8139 www.beachgallery.com
    2013 The Painted Garden, Virginia Beach, VA
    2012 The Painted Garden, Virginia Beach, VA
    2011 Kros and Kenosis, Malta
    2010 National Art Competition Malta
    2007 Chasen Galleries, Inc., Richmond, VA, (804) 204-1048, www.ChasenGalleries.com
    2007 Chasen Galleries, Inc., Charlotte, NC, (704) 376-0066, www.ChasenGalleries.com
    2007 Beach Gallery, Va. Beach, Va.
    2007 The Little Gallery, Moneta, Va.
    2007 Cadr'Art, Beaune, France
    2006 Gallery on Merchant's Square, Williamsburg, Va.
    2006 The Shooting Star Gallery, Suffolk, Va.
    2006 West End Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    2006 Harbor Gallery, Norfolk, Va.
    2006 The Little Gallery, Moneta, Va.
    2006 Beach Gallery, Va.Beach, Va.
    2005 Harbor Gallery, Norfolk, Va.
    2005 Beach Gallery, Va. Beach, Va.
    2005 The West End Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    2005 Nasemond Suffolk Show, Suffolk, Va.
    2004 Moralas Gallery, Outerbanks, North Carolina
    2000 Inizio, Phoenix, Arizona (National)
    1999 South Beach Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1999 Greenleaf Gallery, Outerbanks, North Carolina
    1998 The Artist's Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1997 Icirus,Glen Eure Gallery, Outerbanks, North Carolina (international)
    1996 Crestar Bank, Norfolk, Virginia
    1995 The Alternative Space, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1994 Contemporary Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1993 Contemporary Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1992 Artworks Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia
    1991 Artworks Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia
    1990 North Carolina Art Guild, Lexington, North Carolina
    1986 Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland
    1985 Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland
    1980 Ghent Galleries, Norfolk, Virginia

    Education

    University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Fine Arts,1978
    Continued education includes 36+ workshops and courses from many of the worlds most masterful artists

    Associations

    Plein Air New Mexico
    Women Artists of the West
    Plein Air Artists Colorado
    Oil Painters of America
    American Impressionist Society, Inc.
    American Women Artists
    Outdoor Painters Society
    Artists of Texas
    Plein Air Austin

     
    For more information about Bruce Bingham, visit her website at https://www.brucebingham.com.

     

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