Trio Fine Art, a cooperative gallery featuring the works of Kathryn Mapes Turner, Lee Carlman Riddell and September Vhay, (the gallery also represents tonalist Russell Chatham) has sent news of each artist’s activities, as well as thoughts for the gallery’s summer season.
Vhay received the Fine Art Print Imaging Award for her painting “Afternoon Sun,” pictured above. She placed fourth at the annual Ex Arte Equinus International Equine Art competition, sponsored by Horse Art Magazine. Vhay continues painting in oils, a departure from her well-known watercolors. The artist looks forward to a summer of reconnecting with gallery visitors and friends after a long winter spent in studio.
Turner, recently returned from a painting trip to Italy, says her 2008 highlights include a week of painting with the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters in Winter Park, Colorado and a week in the Teton wilderness. Her painting of a Belgian horse “Standing in the Light,” was accepted in Lexington, Kentucky’s American Academy of Equine Art Show. Turner’s Tuscany paintings are featured in her current exhibition, “Practices in Presence, ” on display July 2 -18. Come see!
Riddell has also enjoyed time painting in the Italian countryside and is looking forward to seeing friends and patrons at the gallery this summer. Riddell participated in NMWA’s 2009 Out of the Box Show & Auction, and donated a painting to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s Silent Auction fundraiser. Riddell is also teaching oil painting, a happy pastime for artist and student.
Trio Fine Art’s summer hours are Wednesday – Saturday, noon to 6:00 pm. Check the gallery out–you can link to all the artists’ websites via the Trio website–at www.triofineart.com. Phone contact: 307.734.4444