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"Lost in Paint" Award Ceremony

We pleased to announce that CeCeile Hartleib, an accomplished representational artist who has been painting professionally since the early 1980s will judge the 2021 Fall Member Exhibition.

 Hartleib has taught plein-air landscape for The Atelier since 1996 and has been teaching watercolor classes and workshops since 1998. She has taught at the former Atelier du Nord, the Edina Art Center and Minnetonka Center for the Arts and now also teaches privately in addition to holding classes in her studio in the ACVR Warehouse in St, Paul.

Her love of nature is evident in her plein-air landscapes which include her favorite subjects: water lilies, garden scenes and the figure in nature. She paints outdoors year-round. Because of her exceptional ability to capture personality on canvas, she is also an accomplished portrait painter.

Hartleib has trained extensively in The Classical Realist tradition which began in the seventeenth century. Rigorous focus in the basics – value, composition, accuracy of line, and impressionistic color – is the hallmark of this method. Hartleib has studied with Allan R. Banks, a nationally known naturalist painter, graduated from Atelier LeSueur in Excelsior, MN, and spent a year of intensive study with renowned artist Stephen Gjertson of Minneapolis.

She is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, Minnesota Watercolor Society, and Northstar Water Media Society. She has won numerous awards for her work, which is exhibited in galleries and hangs in private and corporate collections in North America, Europe, Russia and Japan.

“For me, painting is about seeing – about telling a story, conveying a mood or feeling, or simply expressing my love of nature,” Hartleib says. “I am happiest when I get lost in my work, spending hours without realizing any time has passed. I enjoy getting to know people while they sit for portraits and I think that my work reflects this. I love landscapes, especially beautiful sunsets, gardens and the many moods that nature creates. Often the way light falls across forms is enough to capture my attention and make me want to express my experiences or feelings in paint.”

To learn more about Hartleib and her upcoming classes and workshops visit her website at www.ceceilehartleib.com. Or contact her at: CeCeile Hartleib. Gemini Studio of Art. 106 Water St. W., #410, St. Paul, MN 55107.  651-592-1877

Fall Show “Lost in Paint” Awards Ceremony