Sally Veach and Shenandoah County Historical Society in partnership to support Shenandoah County barns

 
Return to Nature by Sally Veach, Oil on Canvas, 48" X 36"

Return to Nature by Sally Veach, Oil on Canvas, 48" X 36"

A mutual interest and concern for the traditional barns of Shenandoah County recently brought Artist, Sally Veach, and Shenandoah County Historical Society board member, John Adamson, together with concurring and similar projects.

Sally and John are visiting barns together weekly, and attending meetings with applicable organizations with the aim of documenting and raising awareness of the state of our traditional, aging, and endangered barns.  

Although the project, or "program", is still in the beginning stages, and may transform over time, John's main aim is to complete a large scale survey and documentation of our "traditionally built" barns.  And Sally's aim is to raise awareness of the peril of the barns through emotional and dramatic paintings in a traveling exhibition. 

Sally's ultimate goal is to establish a successful fund through the Shenandoah Community Foundation that will assist barn owners interested in preserving their barns.  The fund will be available as a vehicle for charitable donations from citizens, philanthropic organizations, and corporations that will help ensure that we still have some of our historic barns for future generations to enjoy.  A portion of the sale of each barn painting will be donated to the fund.

For more information of the Shenandoah County Barns Project/Program please contact Sally Veach at sally@sallyveach.com or John Adamson at adamsons@shentel.net .  

 

Traffic Control Box Wrap of "Cloud Five" in Woodstock, VA

It is exciting to see one of Woodstock, Virginia's (my home town) public works projects come to fruition.  My painting, Cloud Five, stands on the corner of North and Main streets as a cover for a traffic control box.  Along with the painting is printed my mantra, "Look Up!"  I am grateful to the town of Woodstock for bringing more art in public view.

 
Artist Sally Veach with traffic control box wrap featuring her painting Cloud Five.  Photo by HeKyung Parkbarr.

Artist Sally Veach with traffic control box wrap featuring her painting Cloud Five.  Photo by HeKyung Parkbarr.

 
 
 Cloud Five by Sally Veach, Acrylic on Canvas, 30" X 40"

 Cloud Five by Sally Veach, Acrylic on Canvas, 30" X 40"

 

"In The Element" Solo Exhibition at Muse Vineyards May/June

A solo exhibition of my work will be on display at Muse Vineyards in Woodstock, VA, May 13 - June 11, 2017.  Opening reception Saturday, May 20 at 3-5 pm.  On exhibit will be approximately 12 paintings from the "Clouds on the Road" series and other landscapes, including Winter Is ComingCloud Six, and Cloud Three.  I will hold an artist's talk. Please join me for fellowship, great wine, a beautiful setting, and appreciation/acquisition of art! 

Vermont College of Fine Arts Portfolio Review

I was pleased to receive this critique from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, during their public portfolio review offer:

"The faculty committee was thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with your work.  They note that “we were interested in how you reconcile 'navigating a gauntlet of ignorance and hostility' (on your way to Walmart) by painting rural landscapes of clouds and fields. There is indeed a history of landscape painting that looked to representing “nature” in response to the drive towards urban migration. The committee was curious if you painted these works from photographs? Or plein air?  The two processes are vastly different and may offer you a variety of conceptual options that might further inform your work. We were also interested by the push within some of your works towards abstraction. Works such as Winter is Coming or In her Garden She Cries complicate the language of your more traditional Cloud/Field paintings in ways that ask the viewer to question their own expectations of landscape, painting and life. Yours is a promising practice, Sally.  We wish you all the best as you continue to develop its full potential."
 

Six Paintings Accepted to the "Art at the Mill" Show in Clark County, VA

I was so pleased to learn that six of my paintings will be on display from October 1-16, 2016 at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millword, Virginia. The show is presented by the Clark County Historical Society and proceeds from art sales go towards the preservation of this incredibly beautiful and historic mill.  To make a day of it, purchase a lunch at the gourmet sandwich shop across the street and enjoy the bucolic grounds!

"81" Accepted into Show Juried by Manager of The Phillips Collection, Washington DC!

81, an oil painting by Sally Veach, was accepted into the juried show, American Landscapes, at the Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD.  With 778 entries, Sally was one of only 69 artists selected for the exhibition. The show was juried by Liza Key Strelka, Manager of Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. 
 
"81" is about the juxtaposition of gritty Interstate 81 vs scenes of immense pastoral beauty, as it courses through the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where Sally lives. The painting is available for purchase, and you can see it at Sally's current show, Impressions of Shenandoah & Beyond (see below). The exhibition dates for American Landscapes are August 12 - September 10, 2016 at MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD, 21401. Opening reception is August 21, 3-5pm.