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COMING & CURRENT EVENTS

 

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER, 2020 HISTORIC PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILING

Susannah's Watch Bed & Breakfast, 27075 S Sandgates Rd, Mechanicsville, MD

The first 6 historic portraits of colonial ancestry behind the Susannah's Watch property will be unveiled for viewing this fall. Painted after colonial portraitist works, some no longer extant, giclée reproductions of these commission pieces may be custom ordered through the Inn or from the artist directly. Portraits include Henry and Eleanor Darnall the first, grandchildren Henry and Eleanor the second, Governor Richard Bennett of Virginia, and Jane Bowles Wormeley.

OCTOBER 2-23, 2020 "THIS IS MY WORLD"

St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine FL

Also on Digital Exhibition at STAAA.org

Featured painting: "Ghost Town"

OCTOBER-DECEMBER, 2020 "(HER)ITAGE"

Digital Exhibition viewable at Femart.org mid-October

Featured paintings: "Galway in Summer", "Galway Market" and "Her Majesty's Jubilee Clock, Chester Eastgate"

Collectors may make an appointment arrange a viewing with Femart curators by calling (904)-625-7183

Femart Gallery, Jacksonville

PLEIN-AIR & STUDIO PAINTING

During fine days you may find me painting in the countryside surrounding World Golf Village and St. Augustine. Spectators are welcome to watch plein air work at a healthy distance.

Check my Instagram @leigh_slayden or Facebook/LASlayden to learn where I am, outdoors or in studio, and watch the work come together--you can even ask to purchase before someone else does!  Many paintings never make it into the web store because they are purchased by avid followers while they are still wet.  

APRIL 1-30, 2021    ARTIST RECEPTION TO BE ANNOUNCED

Solo exhibit

Adele Grage Arts & Cultural Center - 716 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL

A rare opportunity to view a substantial number of my original oil paintings in one exhibit space. All artwork will available for sale and you can also meet me here to discuss your ideas for commissioning custom artwork.

 

JURIED EVENTS & SHOWS - PAST

SEPTEMBER 2020

Fall Member Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

WHERE THE WILD WOMEN GO - Femart.org

AUGUST 2020

AUDIO-VISUAL show-- Word Revolt Gallery, Atlantic Beach, FL

WHERE THE WILD WOMEN GO - Femart.org

JULY 2020

"SOAK UP THE SUMMER" show -St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

WHERE THE WILD WOMEN GO - Femart.org

JUNE 2020

ARBORETUM  show - Word Revolt Gallery, Atlantic Beach, FL

Plein Air On the Porch - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

WHERE THE WILD WOMEN GO - Femart.org

APRIL 2020

Spring Member Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

MARCH 2020

Marvelous Miniatures Show - St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL

Fabulous Fauna  - Word Revolt Art Gallery, Atlantic Beach, FL

FEBRUARY 2020

 Humanly Possible Show - St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL

Women Who Face It - Femart Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

 

JANUARY 2020 

Far From Home show -  Word Revolt Gallery,  Atlantic Beach, FL

DECEMBER 2019

Lightner After Hours Holiday Art Market - The Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, FL

Pop-up Holiday Art Faire - The Union Studios & Art Gallery,  Jacksonville,  FL

OCTOBER 2019

18th Annual Tactile Art Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

Fall Member Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

 

MAY 2019

3rd Annual Plein Air Art Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

APRIL 2019

Spring Member Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

FEBRUARY 2019 

Black & White & Shades of Grey Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

JANUARY 2019

Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival -Sarasota, FL

Our Human Condition: Figures & Portraits - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

 

DECEMBER 2018

Fantastic Florida Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

NOVEMBER 2018

53rd Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival, St. Augustine, FL

Fantastic Florida Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

OCTOBER 2018

17th Annual Tactile Art Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

SEPTEMBER 2018

Fall Member Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

JULY - AUGUST 2018

9h Annual National Nature & Wildlife Art Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

MAY 2018

2rd Annual Plein Air Art Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

 

APRIL 2018

Spring Member Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

SEPTEMBER 2017

Fall Member Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

MAY 2017

1st  Annual Plein Air Art Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

 

APRIL 2017

Spring Member Show - St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

PLEIN AIR PAINTING

 

I love to paint "en plein air", that is, outdoors live on the scene. It's delightful for many reasons, including the connection I enjoy with onlookers. Below are a few of my recent plein air works.

 

Challenges for plein air include the day's changes in weather and of course in light--so shadows will change in the course of creation! Plus the simple challenge of working in a fixed position for 6 or more hours at a time...with my portable studio my only lifeline. I often work larger than many plein air painters do, so you can enjoy a larger artwork for your wall that does not require you to stand 12" away to enjoy the impressionist colors and brushwork. 

Waterlily Season
ST AUGUSTINE LIGHT AT DUSK
The Collector's Secret Garden
Dusk on Artillery Lane
Bin 39 Café
Look Up
Garden Gate
Old CIty House ca. 1873
Old City House in progress
Painting Lack Mill with an audience

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