Members’ Gallery: August 2014

Ana Rendich

Home by Ana Rendich (MG: August 2014)

Artist's Statement—The work of Ana Rendich has been featured in exhibits, museums, and galleries throughout the United States, including the Lincoln Center in New York, New York, the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, the Bellevue Arts Museum in the state of Washington, Downtown Gallery at Kent State University in Ohio, and The Siena Art Institute, in Siena, Italy, in addition to being included in major publications. Her paintings can be found in private collections across the United States and internationally.

Through personal introspection, she tries to evoke an emotion rather than depict a defined image. She is inclined to bring forth a particular mood that is not premeditated, a mood that is dictated by one’s subconscious. The result is an unpredictable composition made up of spontaneous forms. The themes in her work are related to the fragility of the human condition. Rendich employs abstraction and vagueness in her paintings in order to illustrate the transient, mercurial and unstable nature of reality. Despite the heavy subject matter, the paintings are uplifting, their subjects serene and ultimately defiant of their circumstances. Through the prism of colors these paintings express, interpret, and materialize the intensity of the relationship between art and life.

Superior Institute of Art of the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
University del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York, New York
Master Classes with Victor Callegari, Chief of Characterization of the Metropolitan Opera House
National Art Academy , New York, New York

Memberships and Associations:
Art First Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA
National Collage Society
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts
Arts and Cultural Council of the Rappahannock
Manhattan Arts International.

Who's Who in American Women
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in The World.

Remembering the Adriatic Sea by Ana Rendich (MG: August 2014)

Alexandra Pappas

Untitled by Alexandra Pappas (MG: August 2014)

Artist's Statement—My work is a self-imposed therapy. It gives evidence that we are all animals on the planet Earth passing through time and although unique we all are there are certain elements which unite us all.


BFA 1972 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
MFA 1975 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Edu 2000 Virginia Commonwealth University
Licensure Endorsements NK-3, Special Education K-12


1980-1987 Adjunct Faculty, Art Dept., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1987-2000 Arthur Ashe Elementary School, Henrico, VA, RAP Program
2000-2003 New Kent County Schools, New Kent, VA Special ED
2003-2005 Hermitage High School, Special ED, Math


My work has been on exhibit in several galleries in Richmond including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. I have had one-person art shows at the University of Massachusetts Gallery A; the Eric Schindler Gallery in Richmond; the Scott-McKennis Gallery in Richmond; the Marsh Gallery at the University of Richmond; the Gallery at the Maryland College of Art & Design.

My work is owned by collectors in the Northern Virginia area and Richmond area as well as Fredericksburg.

Burden of Knowledge by Alexandra Pappas (MG: August 2014)
Ode to a Dear by Alexandra Pappas (MG: August 2014)