Petticoat Painters Annual Exhibition

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April 2-April 26
Opening Reception, April 4, 5:00-7:00

Kellogg Gallery

The Petticoat Painters, formed in 1953, is one of the oldest continuously exhibiting women’s art groups in the U.S.

While we revere our history, each generation of members evolves its own identity framed by contemporary thinking. As we continue to engage new members, we actively move into the twenty first century in concert with the dynamic metamorphosis in art philosophy and aesthetics.

The Petticoat Painters are motivated by their individual process of making art. Each artist has a firm commitment to moving beyond the boundaries of materials, of techniques, of standard images and preconceived notions.

All the members of the group are inspired by the camaraderie and vibrant association with each other. Each person is encouraged to continue her journey of exploration and the development of artistic endeavors.

The group of work on display from our members is a tribute to our member Eleanor Merritt who has recently passed away. Her energy and passion for our work will be sorely missed.

Eleanor Merritt
Image: Eleanor Merritt

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Jenny Medved: Indigenous People

Portraits of Heritage and Descent

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Jenny Medved, a representational figurative artist & illustrator working in watercolor, immerses herself in the culture of the people she paints, not just history, but family and community. She shares her insights with us in her exhibit of about 30 pieces, Jenny Medved: Indigenous People, Portraits of Heritage and Descent, on display in the Kellogg Gallery at ArtCenter Manatee, June 26 – July 27. We invite you to meet Jenny and see her work at an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 28th 5-7 pm

Medved portraitJenny was featured as one of the ten artists in the ‘Ones to Watch’ feature of Watercolor Artist Magazine, December 2015 edition. She is a member of local artist group SartQ, as well as the American Watercolor Society, the Hawaii Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, and a signature member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Jenny moved to Florida in 2000 to attend Ringling College of Art & Design, where she obtained her BFA in Illustration. Jenny holds a MFA in Figurative Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, where she studied under mentor’s Zack Zdrale, William Whitaker and Warren Chang. She has also studied traditional portraiture at the Florence Academy of Art, in Florence, Italy.