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BLANCHARD Studio

David Blanchard Art

Contact

email: blanchard@htcnet.org

phone: 540.280.4924 

Blanchard Gallery

132 Main St. 

Monterey, VA  24465

By Appointment Only 

Statement

I am a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and have lived in the pastoral beauty of Highland County for twenty-five years. Sheep are a part of my family’s everyday life and serve as my most current subject not only because of their proximity but because of their universal imagery. They are amusing, peaceful, needy, wandering – so relatable.

I enjoy the process of painting, its struggles. One painting leads to the next with moments that call for reflection on how I arrived to this specific place in the painting.  When a painting presents the “push and pull” of old and new ideas; foreground and background, layers competing for attention, I strive to navigate these competing forces, my aim being to neither be stumped nor satisfied. My desire is to build and grow with each work.

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Recognition

Juror's Award, 2019: Radius 250 Artspace 

Best in Show, 2018: Taubman Art Show 

Honorable Mention, 2017: Bath Art Show 

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Exhibits

2019 Taubman Museum Art Show 

           Roanoke, VA

2019 Wine-Riner Galleries

            Harrisonburg, VA 

2019 Radius 250 Artspace 

           Richmond, VA

2019 Scott Kitt Salon 

           Roanoke, VA

2019 Bath County Art Show 

           Warm Springs, VA

2019 Shenandoah Pizza, Solo 

           Staunton, VA


Previous: 2018 Bath County Art Show; 2018 Crozet Arts Festival; 2018 Williamsburg Art on the Square; 2018 Taubman Museum Art Show; 2018 Wine-Riner Galleries at Larkin Arts; 2017 Shenandoah Pizza; 2017 Taubman Museum Art Show; 2017 Highland Public Library; 2017 Bath County Art Show