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Don Crow

Don Crow

A painter and collage artist, Don Crow has been awarded numerous grants and distinctions, including the Pollak Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts as well as inclusion in the Virginia Museum exhibition, Un/Common Ground. With an MFA in Painting from VCU, Crow has taught at VCU in Richmond and Doha, Qatar, and worked as visiting artist at Oregon College of Art and Design in Portland. Crow’s work has been exhibited at Reynolds Gallery, 1708 Gallery, Plant Zero and with Virginia artists in the traveling exhibition Constructs. His fragile paper collages at one end of the spectrum and his large digital prints and abstract paintings at the other draw attention to objects as obvious constructions and as invisible processes. Recent mixed media projects have investigated photography and laser etched surfaces to explore the tensions between muteness and expressiveness as surfaces and images become subsumed by time, memory, and digital records.

Mark Bryant

Mark Bryant

Mark Bryant is a painter who works primarily in water-based media on paper. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in China, Korea, and Uzbekistan. He studied art and psychology at Towson State University in Maryland and since then has worked with numerous galleries and artist’s collectives including Urban Artists Amalgamated and Artificium of Humanitas. He was an artist board member of 1708 Gallery in Richmond and is currently on their Emeritus Council. Mark lives and has a studio on 240 acres of secluded hardwood forest in Fluvanna County, Virginia and has maintained a studio at Fulton Hill Studios since 1998.

Bogan and MacNally

Beezy Bogan and Rita MacNelly

Beezy Bogan and Rita MacNelly are collaborating artists merging sculpture and painting. Inspiration comes from the streets where cameras and sketch pads allow space to observe and collect images unobtrusively. In their studio, they transform one reality into another. Their goal is not to strictly record, but to give the viewer an overall sensory experience. Short stories closer to fact than fiction.

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi is a well-known painter of local, regional, and international landscapes. A devoted and driven en plein air painter, she travels with her oil paints and paint knife down the street and around the world. In 2013 she travelled to Tunisia as part of one hundred artists from around the world who gathered in Monastir, to visit and paint the region. She does not consider her plein air works ‘studies,’ and they are not done with larger pieces in mind. Rather, they are finished works that stand on their own, that may or may not inform later studio pieces.

She is drawn to areas and scenes that we see but don’t notice, that seem unimportant—until development or destruction comes. Her work is often done in a series, expressing change over time, within herself or in the location. If there are any words to describe the drive behind Hollett-Bazouzi’s work, it would be, “Tick-tock, tick-tock”.

Hollett-Bazouzi works with water-miscible oil paints and a paint knife. To see her work and read more about her process: www.lindahollett.net

Nicole Killian

Nicole Killian

Nicole Killian was born the year the first cd player was sold in Japan. Her work investigates how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and shared online platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity — and in particular the female/girl/adolescent and queer experience. Nicole gets excited by glitter text, by the color pink, tumblr, and how these forms are loaded with content culturally, and when they break down. Her research revolved around the idea of "girls that run in packs" and finding that in digital and pop culture especially. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design Department at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Kathleen Markowitz

Kathleen Markowitz

Kathleen Markowitz lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. She began painting soon after receiving an MS degree in Gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University.She later studied at the Accademia Di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci in Perugia, Italy and with the New York School of Visual Arts study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.

Kathleen tends to work in series moving between several mediums: monotype, collage and oil painting. She likes the sheer physicality of making a painting and the tactile engagement of materials. She is drawn to texture, markings, and subtle renderings of a previous picture plane. She thinks of her working surface as layered space.

She is represented by Page Bond Gallery. Website: www.kathleenmarkowitz.com

Header photo courtesy Kathleen Markowitz ©2015

Brittany Nelson

Brittany Nelson

Brittany Nelson (b. 1984) is a contemporary artist working in photographic chemistry manipulation. Her work involves intensive studies of photographic materials to critique the contemporary usage of analog techniques with representational imagery. She is a 2015 Creative Capital Fellow in Visual Arts, and is represented by David Klein Gallery (Detroit, MI).

www.brittanynelson.com
Kim Reich

Kim Reich

Kim is primarily an oil painter, but has worked extensively with watercolor and various other mediums. She has recently relocated to Richmond and Fulton Hill Studios after a long hiatus raising her family. Painting from her own photographic compositions, her subject matter leans towards the everyday: objects, landscapes, or figure. At present she is embarking on a series of contemporary still-lifes. Kim attended the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington DC, and the Washington Studio School, Art League of Alexandria, as well as Cotuit Center for the Arts, and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, both in Cape Cod, Mass. In the future, Kim looks forward to obtaining her masters degree in Art Therapy. Kim can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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