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My Experience

   SOLO EXHIBITS:

Marshalltown Community College

Exhibit: Eye Candy

Marshalltown, IA 2017


Jaded Java Coffee House

Exhibit: Rotating monthly

East Moline, IL 2017 - present


Galesburg Civic Art Center

Exhibit: I Met A (Wo)Man

Galesburg, IL 2015


Rock Island Public Library

Exhibit: I Met A (Wo)Man

Rock Island, IL 2015


Bucktown Center for the Arts

Exhibit: Condition Red 

Davenport, IA 2013


Rozz-Tox Coffee House

Exhibit: Miscelleaneous Horsing Around

Rock Island, IL 2013


Sanders Chiropractic Office

Exhibit: Rotating monthly

East Moline, IL 2013 - present


GROUP EXHIBITS

 Gallery 7

Exhibit: The Art of Illinois

Joliet, IL 2017


Maple City Art Fair

Geneseo, IL  

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017


Galex 49, 50, 51

Galesburg, IL Civic Arts Center

Galesburg, IL 2015, 2016, 2017


Members & Friends Juried Art Exhibition

Galesburg Civic Art Center

Galesburg, IL 2017


Bubble Tea Shoppe

Exhibit: Rotating monthly

Moline, IL 2017


Rock Island, IL  Galley Hop Exhibits

Rock Island, IL  

2014, 2015


Morpho Gallery 

Exhibit: 10th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit

Chicago, IL  2015


Norma Leah Ovarian Center Initiative

Exhibit: Girl-p-Arts - the Dirty Dozen

Rock Island, IL 2015


Bucktown Center for the Arts

Exhibit: Hot Art in the Summertime

Davenport, IA 2015


Genesis Medical Center

Exhibit: Heart to Art

Davenport, IA 2015


Midcoast Gallery

Exhibit: Winter Wonders

Davenport, IA 2015


Arterie Fine Arts

Exhibit: Nature vs Man

Naperville, IL 2014


Bucktown Center for the Arts

Exhibit: Venus Envy 

Davenport, IA 2014


Paper Girl Project

Figge Art Museum

Davenport, IA 2013, 2014


Tenn Street Coffee & Books

Exhibit: Red Hand 6

Denver, CO 2013


Geneseo Art League and Gallery

Geneseo, IL 2013-present


Living Lands & Waters Barge Party Exhibit

Rock Island, IL  2013, 2014, 2015


Recognition:

Geneseo Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center

Tourism Magazine Cover 2015


"All Women"  on line Competition

Award Ribbon


Galex 49 Exhibit

Award of Excellence


Art Exhibeo On Line Magazine

Exhibeo Magazine Cover


Arterie Fine Arts

Exhibit: Nature vs Man

Naperville, IL 2014

Special Award Ribbon


Wet Paint Exhibit (on line)

"All Women" Exhibit (on line)


Professional Memberships:

Geneseo Art League and Gallery

Geneseo, IL


Galesburg Civic Art Center

Galesburg, IL


Left Bank Art League

Moline, IL


Quincy Art Center

Quincy, IL

Artist Statement

Elaine Shepherd Rexdale

Elaine Rexdale officially began her love affair with painting by secretly responding to a "Draw Me" newspaper ad when she was nine years old.   However, most of her art has come later in life.


Her thirty-five years involvement in early childhood education has probably influenced her art more than any other experience. The morning painting sessions begin with fresh coffee followed by bold lines and intense colors on the canvas. I She uses black and white sparingly as highlights, then adds free movement brush strokes and detail as appropriate. There are no favorite tools; everything is a possibility to use to create a painting. Sometimes she follows artistic rules, and sometimes she breaks the rules. She does what the canvas asks to create a story or feeling.


Elaine was born and reared in Rock Island, Illinois. Life took her to an army base in Louisiana, a large hospital in New York, and volunteer work in Florida, only to return home in the Midwest. She has participated in multiple juried group exhibitions as well has several solo art exhibits.


Her art is regularly exhibited throughout the Midwest and held in private collections in twelve States.


When not at the easel she is playing competitive billiards.





 
 

   

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