Texas National 2015 Art Show: Erin McGee Ferrell @ Stephen F Austin University, Texas
Texas National 2015 Art Show: Erin McGee Ferrell. Philadelphia/Maine Urban Architectural Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, debuts work. Philadelphia-Artist.com
Texas National 2015 Art Show: Erin McGee Ferrell
Erin McGee Ferrell’s was invited to participate in the Texas National 2015 with the artist’s work:
Oil on hand stretched canvas
12 x 28 x 2 inches
Created en Plein Air at the Cumberland County Fair, Maine.
“Poultry was a fabulous painting to create. Literally I stood in the Poultry House at the County Fair. At the end of the day, I had bird feathers in my nose, stuck in my paint, and sawdust embedded into my shoe soles.”
Erin McGee Ferrell
The juror for 2016 will be noted photographer Abe Morell.
You are invited to attend the opening of the Texas National 2016 with Zhi Lin, Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E, Main St, Nacogdoches, TX. The evening will begin with a presentation by Zhi Lin at 5:00pm, followed by a reception.
John Handley, PhD
Director, SFA Art Galleries
School of Art
About the Juror:
Zhi Lin is a graduate of the China Academy of Art (BFA, Postgraduate), the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College London (MFA 1989), and the University of Delaware (MFA 1992).
Lin has shown his work in many museums in U.S., U.K., and China, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Frye Art Museum, the University College London Art Museum, the Cambridge University, Oxford University Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, the Contemporary Arts Institute in London, the China Academy of Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China.
Lin’s work is included in the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Oxford University Ashmolean Museum, the University College London Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China in Beijing. Currently, his work is represented by the Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles. http://www.koplindelrio.com/content/zhi-lin
Lin has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international recognitions, fellowships and awards, including the Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center for East Asian Art at the Princeton University, the University of Washington Royalty Research Scholar and Research Fund, Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Painting, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Artists at Giverny France Grant, Art Matters Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, NEA/Midwest Regional Artist’s Project Grant, Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial Grant, and Delaware State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, among many others.
His works were reviewed and published by many national and international print and online media, among them the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Artnews, Art in America, American Arts Quarterly, Artweek, American Artist Magazine, and Art Review.
Zhi Lin holds an appointment of the Floyd & Delores Jones Endowed Professorship in the Arts at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is Professor of Painting and Drawing, Co-Chair of the Art Division, and the Painting and Drawing program at the UW School of Art since 2001. He also is an Affiliated Faculty at UW Jackson School of International Studies China Studies Program. Previously, he taught at the Missouri State University for nine years as a tenured faculty.
Erin McGee Ferrell
Artist Bio 2015
Born and raised in Kentucky, my core is bluegrass and colored quilts. I lived across America and have roots in the West. Educated in Massachusetts, I am a classically trained artist with a liberal arts foundation. Years of painting in Philadelphia awakened my love for architectural subjects. Based in Maine, I travel the country depicting architecture merging with land on large canvas. My style has been described as Figurative expressionism. I work from what I see with a strong academic foundation of drawing.
My work has been represented by galleries for the past twenty five years. As a mid-career artist collectors have begun to include large corporations such as TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare Health Systems and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.