Artist Update: Matina Marki Tillman

Opening Reception of the 101 Annual National Juried Competition, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts

Artist member Matina Marki Tillman has recently participated in two national juried exhibitions outside of the Washington D.C. area. The first was held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia from April 6th to the 30th. The second was the 101st Annual National Juried Exhibition of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, which was held in Mystic, Connecticut from May 25th to July 14th. Both included a wide range of media from sculpture, to paintings, to prints.

“Arabesque” by Matina Marki Tillman, far right.

Matina was present at the opening at the Mystic Arts Center, which was well attended in the beautiful, sky-lit space of the gallery. The photograph above shows a view of the opening, and the second shows one of Matina’s two prints that were included in the show (far right in the photograph). This print, “Arabesque”, introduces one of Matina’s newer experimentations, direct etching of charcoal drawings on solarplates. “Arabesque”, along with other prints using this same technique, will be on display in WPG’s gallery this fall.

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