Talented Washington, DC Artists to Exhibit at Artexpo New York: Starting Tomorrow

Amongst this year’s array of extraordinary artists, Artexpo New York will showcase the exciting artwork of Washington, DC artists Leila Holtsman, Joan Konkel, Anne Marchard, Jodi, and Georgia Nassikas from March 22-25, 2012 at Pier 92 on the Hudson.

Anne Marchand, Chorus of Yes

"Chorus of Yes" by Anne Marchand

Anne Marchand
Anne Marchand received an M.F.A. from the University of Georgia. Her award-winning paintings convey universal rhythms in nature and the cosmos. She explores relationships in color, mark-making, body movement and poetry to provoke deeper inquiry into the origins of humanity. She layers mixed media with acrylic paint in her canvases. Her work is represented in private, public art and corporate collections, including Porter Contemporary in NYC. She has exhibited at Gallery 555dc, Zenith Gallery and Longview Gallery in Washington, DC among other prestigious galleries in the United States. www.annemarchand.com

Leila Holtsman
For the last decade, Leila Holtsman has created mixed-material sculpture, site murals, and ceramic objects for private clients and juried exhibits in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Leila spent ten years of her early life in the deserts of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, both of which continue to inspire her interest in natural forms and earthen palettes to this day.

Georgia Nassikas
Raised on the Rhode Island coast and classically trained in art and design in Boston and Florence, Georgia Nassikas works out of her studio in McLean, creating reflective modern images in wax and oil. Her artistic process allows for luminous, textured, complex surfaces that deepen and enliven her images: an interplay of elemental form and color, the crossing of the representational with the abstract, the geometry of angles and shadows, and the light of a lifting sky. Georgia’s work is in private and public collections in the United States, Europe and Australia. She recently has exhibited at Gallery 555dc, McLean Project for the Arts, The Art League in VA and the Jamestown Arts Center in RI. Please visit Georgia in Booth #1122 www.georgianassikas.com.

Georgia Nassikas, Amber Waves

"Amber Waves" by Georgia Nassikas

Joan Konkel
Washington, DC-based sculptor Joan Konkel unleashes color to interact in the third dimension. She recently completed a 15-foot long triptych for the biopharmaceutical, MedImmune, in Gaithersburg, Maryland and currently has work in the Arts in Embassies program in Paris. Holding a BA in Fine Arts, an MA from San Francisco College for Women and an MFA in Sculpture from George Washington University in Washington, DC, she also received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Joan is represented by galleries in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Georgia and Palm Desert, California. Her work is included in private and corporate collections. www.joankonkel.com

Jodi left her home in Canada in 1967 for the Far East and Europe, a move that would influence her life and work forever. She moved to the United States in 1978 and while art has always been a part of her life, she first began to emerge as a serious artist in 1995. Although Jodi received private training, she has never studied painting or ceramics at an academic institution. This has allowed her the independence and freedom to develop a unique style. Layering clay on the original textured surfaces has taken her work to a new level of expression. Capturing the colors and textures she experienced while living in Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Africa and Europe is a joy to her and, she hopes, to others. www.jodiart.artspan.com

Meet the artists on aisle 1100 this week at Artexpo New York 2012!

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