Biography Vreeland

Lainie Vreeland

Lainie’s interest in art began as a young girl, and has continued throughout her life. A multi-award winning artist, Lainie has received several prestigious awards for her artistic work using various mediums, including her hand-modified Photo Artistry, photography, and drawing. A published garden writer and photographer since the 1990’s in various magazines and newspapers, Lainie was honored internationally in 1999 by the Garden Writer’s Association with a Quill and Trowel Award for her photography. In 2013 Lainie was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.); and also, entered into a world-wide licensing agreement with West of the Wind Design, LLC for her hand-modified fine art Photo Artistry. Lainie’s Photo Art can be seen in the following catalogues: Frontgate; Grandin Road; West of the Wind Design, LLC. In 2013, inducted into the prestigious National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.), New York City, NY, Lainie is honored to have been jury-chosen for her original two and three-dimensional artistry in the following art exhibitions: “2013 New Members Exhibition”, National Association of Women’s Artists Gallery, New York City, NY; (induction ceremony at The Rubin Museum of Art, New York City, NY; 2014: Riverside Branch Public Library, New York City, NY; 2014: Whistler House Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts; 2014: Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; 2014: The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery, New York City, NY, and, 2014: The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL. Established in 1889, the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., (N.A.W.A.), based in New York City, (with 800+ members) is the first established professional women’s art organization in the United States. Lainie’s participation in N.A.W.A.’s documented exhibitions are archived within The Smithsonian Institution Archives; T he Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Zimmerli Art Museum; Rutgers University; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Library of Congress; the National Museum of Women in the Arts; the Frick Art Reference Library; and the New York Public Library. Lainie, an already accomplished award-winning gallery artist, became a returning student, completing her Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts in 2010, graduating summa cum laude , receiving the Departmental Scholar Award at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV., followed by the subsequent juried Artist-in-Residence/Retreat: 2011, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA; 2011, James Harold Gallery, Tahoe City, CA; and, 2014, Valhalla at Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, CA. She has completed key workshops/classes by such well known painters as Gregory Kondos and Bill Davis; ceramic artist Bill van Gilder; syndicated cartoonist Brian Crane “Pickles”; and photographers of Ansel Adams Gallery, Carmel, CA. A business owner, artist, Lainie’s innovative original two and three-dimensional artistry blends her creative interests with her love for nature. Focused on God’s gifts of earth, water, and light, her indoor artistic energies are directed toward imaginative compositions centered on water forms and plant-life as they interact with sun/moonlight – each image transforming as the light and viewing perspective changes. Lainie thoughtfully explores imaginative textural techniques by hand-pressing and enhancing, with numerous layers of hand-blended acrylic paints, a wide variety of blank papers – ranging from fine art quality to various tissues and aluminum foil. She prepares for each image by first creating a drawing of the intended composition which addresses the quality of color, movement, and texture. Lainie then begins the purposeful process of hand tearing her originally created hand-pressed mono-prints, which she then combines and blends into uniquely layered textural compositions onto a separate canvas, board, or paper. Carefully constructing each image, Lainie centers her attention on the simplicity of the subject itself, creating a gently abstract yet uncomplicated composition. Lainie Vreeland’s original artwork is currently represented by James Harold Gallery, Tahoe City, CA, and can be seen in various gallery exhibitions and interior designer stores. A professional creativity specialist in both the art and garden worlds, Lainie has been a key-note speaker and instructor focused on the artistry of gardening since 1990, including: Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; Sierra Nevada College, Community Education, Incline Village, NV; Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Reno, NV; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Reno, NV; Nevada Landscape Association, Reno, NV; Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Elderhostel, and various professional organizations. And, as a key-note scholarship recipient, at the 2013 PEO/Philanthropic Education Organization, Nevada State Convention, Reno, NV. Certified in Staging and Redesign, Lainie also blends her multi-talented compositional artistry as a Visual Stylist for large garden centers/nurseries. Over the years, Lainie has been featured in various magazines and newspapers. Her varied artistry can be found in private collections internationally and throughout the United States. She has been living in the North Lake Tahoe community of Incline Village, Nevada since 1979

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