Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Cameron Schmitz Disaster Relief Benefit at The Jackson Gallery in Middlebury

The Jackson Gallery at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, VT will present a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Brattleboro resident, Cameron Schmitz. The exhibition titled, Marks of Passage will open on September 30 and run through November 6. A reception will be held at the gallery on October 14 from 5-7 p.m., which coincides with Middlebury's last ArtsWalk of the season. For the duration of the exhibit, the artist also will be donating 20% of sale proceeds to the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.

The exhibit features Cameron Schmitz's most recent work that includes drawings and paintings inspired by the Brattleboro Retreat Trails and back roads of Vermont. These lyrical landscapes illustrate an energetic use of mark making, movement and expressive use of color. Dashes of paint, graphic lines and painterly strokes evoke a meditative and embodied sense of place.

Cameron Schmitz was born in Greenwich, CT and currently lives and works in Brattleboro, VT. She received a MFA in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of New Hampshire. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Kyoto Seika University, Green Mountain College, Emory University, Northern Arizona University, Edgewater Gallery and Silvermine Arts Center.

For further information about Cameron Schmitz's artwork, visit www.cameronschmitz.com

Image: Orchestra, 30x30", oil, 2011