Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Get to Know Artist Rayhart

"An untimely loss of innocence has sparked my inclination to dream in color again. I tumbled like tumbleweed across a great wide-open space, onto the plains of ecstasy. Creation has gravitated towards me and offered up the gift of painting. So, now, I shut off past inhibitions and soar beyond the norm, and stand for what has yet to be created, the mysterious unknown. My aim is to share as I have been given. Through art, I wage war within myself, for the rewards of peace. I adore each painting like a mother's first glimpse at its newborn. In short, I paint to allow for creation."--

Style
Original, abstract and somewhat surreal

Background
Born in N. Miami Beach, FL
Queens University of Charlotte, NC

Bon Air Art Affair Judges Choice Award, 2006
Chosen as a finalist in the Salem (Orbe) Emerging Artist Search in NYC, 2000
Member of Amsterdam Whitney Gallery (NYC), 2003-05
Member of Washington Project for the Arts at the Corcoran (WPAC), 2000-present
Member of The Loudoun Arts Council, 2006-present

Publications

Paint Magazine, Washington City Paper, Washington Project for the Arts at Corcoran Artist Directory, Book Art Press (BAP) - New Art International, ArtWanted.Com- Creative Minds, American Art Collector, Decor Magazine, Art Business News, Loudoun Times-Mirror, élan Magazine

Selected Showings

Middleburg Holiday Show, Middleburg, VA - 2006
Fall Into the Arts Fall Festival, Leesburg, VA - 2006
Tarara’s Great Grape Wine Festival, Leesburg, VA - 2006
Art Market At Ballston, Arlington, VA - 2006
Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC - 2006
Arts in the Alley, Purcellville, VA - 2006
Magnum Opus Gallery, Chadds Ford, PA - 2006
Dulles Town Center, Dulles, VA - 2006
Artscape Artist's Market, Baltimore, MD - 2005
Cleveland Fine Art Expo, Highland Hills, OH - 2004, 2005
Herndon Labor Day Jazz/ Wine/ Art Festival, Herndon, VA - 2002-2006
Loudoun Arts Council's 2005 Designer Show House, Landsdowne, VA - 2005
Power of Prayer Breast Cancer Awareness Fine Art Show, Newark, NJ - 2003, 2004
Fine Art at the Riverfront III, Wilmington, DE - 2004, 2005
Philadelphia International Art Expo, Philadelphia, PA - 2003, 2004
New Harlem Renaissance Art Show, Indianapolis, IN - 2002
Papp Gallery, SOHO, New York City, NY - 2001
Gallery 13, Denver, CO - 1999

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