Safe Zone, acrylic and ink on paper, 30" x 22"

April 6, 2019
​Two pieces were juried in to the 50th Anniversary Treasury of Art Show, sponsored by the Vienna Arts Center. My acrylic and ink piece "Safe Zone" was awarded an Honorable Mention ribbon by juror and museum curator Leigh Culver.
Click on the image to read my first-person article in the November 2018 issue of élan:
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Click on the image to read my first-person article in the November 2018 issue of élan:
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Solo Show: PEACE LIKE A RIVER

Mixed Media Paintings by Alice Nodine

November 17 – December 16, 2018

Church of the Good Shepherd, UMC

Vienna, VA

 

Artist’s Statement

 

I began my creative journey during a time of intense personal upheaval. Through my immersion in art, I have experienced a profound sense of healing and restoration. In tandem with my pursuit of art, I have been intentional about spending time in nature. The incredible beauty and symmetry that I have observed in forests, streambeds and rocks have inspired the patterns, hues and surface treatments of my mixed media paintings.

 

The mixed media art form is especially conducive to generating a spirit of renewal. Time spent in the creative process restores me and clears my mental cobwebs. I give myself permission to take risks, to experiment, to accept serendipity. Very often the colors that I mix surprise me in their intensity. Layers of materials yield delightful textures. The capricious movement of paint and ink compels me to surrender all attempts to control the process. 

 

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well, with my soul.

 

  • Excerpt from original lyrics to “It is Well with My Soul," by Horatio Spafford

Scary But Necessary (And Not in an Annual Check-up Way)

I've been making a conscious effort to pursue show activity.  My first show in 2017 was open to anyone who had taken classes through The Arts of Great Falls School of Art.  So just by virtue of showing up for class and producing something tangible, I was able to experience the thrill of seeing my work on display. 

In addition, I've begun submitting pieces to juried calls for art and have been accepted in two shows this year at Tryst Gallery in Leesburg.  I also took the leap of marketing my pieces to my co-workers at Freddie Mac during the company's semi-annual art and craft event.  (It's one thing to display your art to perfect strangers but quite another to let your co-workers see it!)

These shows can be humbling experiences since I always find myself in the company of so many more advanced artists.  I can count on learning something during these gatherings.  It's such a blast to chat up creative souls who are so generous in sharing their tips, techniques and shortcuts.

One of the benefits of putting myself out there is discovering that, rather than limiting me, the show themes or parameters actually jump start my creative process and encourage me to test drive new methods of "mixing media."  I'm already pumped up about entering new shows.  Who knows what's ahead , but I guarantee it will be messy!

SHOW ACTIVITY

BURSTING OUT ALL OVER (Vienna Arts Society Member Show)

May 6 - July 1, 2019

Vienna Art Center

Vienna, VA

50th ANNUAL TREASURY OF ART (Juried)

April 5 - 7, 2019

Vienna Community Center

Vienna, VA

VIENNA ARTS SOCIETY SPRING INVITATIONAL

April 1-May 31 2019

Meadowlark Gardens

Vienna, VA

RHAPSODY IN BLUE (Vienna Arts Society Member Show)

March 11 - May 5, 2019

Vienna Art Center

Vienna, VA

MCO (Juried Show)

February 1 – March 29, 2019

Tryst Gallery

Leesburg, VA

PEACE LIKE A RIVER (Solo Show)

November 17 - December 16, 2018

Church of the Good Shepherd, UMC

Vienna, VA

LAX SQUARED (Juried Show)

August 5 - September 27, 2018

Tryst Gallery

Leesburg, VA

REAR WINDOW (Juried Show)

June 1 - July 28, 2018

Tryst Gallery

Leesburg, VA

MOULIN ROUGE (Juried Show)

April 6 - May 26, 2018

Tryst Gallery

Leesburg, VA

THE ARTS OF GREAT FALLS STUDENT ART SHOW (Invitational)

March 7 - April 7, 2018

The Arts of Great Falls Gallery

Great Falls, VA

 

10x10 CHALLENGE (Invitational)

February 7 - March 4, 2018

Friends Choice Award ("Eclipse")

Franklin Park Arts Center

Purcellville, VA

TRYST SELECT SHOW (Invitational)

March 2 - 31, 2018

Tryst Gallery

Leesburg, VA

 

TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY (Juried Show)

February 2 - March 31, 2018

Tryst Gallery

Leesburg, VA

 

​STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Juried Show)

December 1, 2017 - January 27, 2018

Tryst Gallery

Leesburg, VA

MARKET PLACE 2017

November 14, 2017

Freddie Mac Headquarters

McLean, VA

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (Juried Show)

June 2 - July 30, 2017

Tryst Gallery

Leesburg, VA

​THE ARTS OF GREAT FALLS STUDENT ART SHOW (Invitational)

April 14 - 26, 2017

The Arts of Great Falls Gallery

Great Falls, VA

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April 14, 2017

Congrats to Hannah Huthwaite for 1st Place and People’s Choice with “Friendly Gathering” (acrylic); Cindi Berry, 2nd Place for “Flowers in a French Vase” (oil); 3rd Place, Jay Pigeon for “Cloud Burst” (pastel).  Honorable Mentions went to Kyle McAdams‘s "Terlingua Texas Farm" (oil) and Alice Nodine‘s "Sky Meadows I" (acrylic & mixed media).  A special thanks to judge Elizabeth Floyd, an artist based in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Sky Meadows I, acrylic on paper on panel, 10" x 10"

Portrait of a Grinning Artist, Tryst Gallery, December 1, 2017

© 2020 Alice Nodine       Photographs by Steve Nodine

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