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Julie Eastman - Art Bio

I have held a life-long interest in art and have a studio art minor from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.  Over the years I have explored many areas of visual expression, including drawing, photography, silkscreenin printing, and painting.   I first discovered watercolors in 1994, and for many years painted exclusively in this medium.  I now also paint in acrylics and do silkscreen printing.   I have taken workshops from artists Betty Lou Schlemm, Charles Sharpe, Judi Betts, Tom Jones, and Jane Filer.  My paintings are usually representational, and my subject is often the landscape.  I am especially interested in landscapes that evoke a sense of our past.  I am also intrigued by the quiet movement of paths or roads, and how they give us passage into a given scene.  Other subjects that appeal to me are still lifes, interior scenes, and animals.  My goal is to paint a given scene, and to explore how I can capture that elusive combination of light, shadows, and space.  

 Art Exhibits and Events

Nov. 18, 2010-Feb. 15, 2011 - Solo exhibit, Old Granary Restaurant Gallery, Fearrington Village, NC

April 1-June 30, 2010 -  Exhibit at Red Hat, Raleigh, NC

March 5-April 7, 2010 - In juried show, Durham Arts Guild's CCB Gallery in Durham, curated by Jim Kellough.  

June 9-August 10, 2009 - Exhibit at Panzanella restaurant, Carrboro, NC

February 2010 - Featured artist in monthly publication Hennen's Observer

June 10, 2009 - Presented public talk on How Paintings Work: Compositional Issues in Painting, The Century Center, Carrboro - sponsored by the Orange County Artists Guild.

April 23-May 22, 2009 -   Exhibit at Carol Woods Retirement Center, Chapel Hill, NC.   Reception with brief talk on My Journey as an Artist.

January-March 2008 - Featured artist at Jennings Co., Chapel Hill, NC

May 2007 - Solo Exhibit at East End Gallery (at the ArtsCenter), Carrboro, NC

March 2006, Paint & Wood - Joint exhibit with husband Mike Sollins (woodworker)
East End Gallery (at the ArtsCenter), Carrboro, NC

September 2005 - Solo exhibit at Hillsborough Artists Cooperative, Hillsborough, NC

September 2001 - Solo exhibit at Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC

February 2001 - Solo exhibit at Jordan Hall Center for the Arts, Cary, NC

April 2001, Group exhibit "Studio Art Group" at Jordan Hall Arts Center, Cary, NC  (Raleigh-area artists)

Oct. 2000 - Watercolor Society of North Carolina
In juried exhibit, Gallery at Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC

Oct.-Nov 1999 - Watercolor Society of North Carolina
In juried exhibit, Capt. White House, Graham, NC

April 1999 - Featured local artist - Cardinal Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC

April 1999 - Cary's Annual Spring Art Show
In juried exhibit, Page-Walker Arts & History Center

March-April 1999 - Watercolor Society of North Carolina
In juried exhibit, Page-Walker Arts & History Center

October 1998 - Solo exhibit at Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, NC

May 1997 - Solo exhibit at Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Gallery, Belmont, Massachusetts

Feb. 1997 - Concord Art Association, one painting in juried exhibit, Concord, MA

January 1996 - Solo exhibit at Jefferson Cutter House Gallery, Arlington, Massachusetts - One of the paintings was selected for the cover of the Town of Arlington's 1996 Annual Report.

OCAG Art Events

2005-2015, OCAG Open Studio Tour - Participated each year in the annual Orange County Open Studio Tours.

September 10, 2005 - Arts at the Meadow (Orange Co. Artists Guild)
One-day art fair, Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC

September 11, 2004 - Arts at the Meadow (Orange Co. Artists Guild)
One-day art fair, Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC

Teaching

I taught watercolor and other art classes (see below) for about 15 years and am now retired.   

2000-2006 - Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh, NC

2006-2008 - Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, NC

2009-2014 - Arts Center in Carrbor, NC.


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