Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

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Stacy Topjian Searle

Second Place



Stacy Topjian Searle


Stacy Topjian Searle

"Look Up"

Pen and Ink , 10" x 14"

Sale Price $NFS

Artist Statement

My artwork is an exploration of the compositional and textural elements found in nature and rural settings.

Working exclusively in black and white, the strong contrast of ink on paper allows me to focus on the detail, tone and texture of my subject matter. To me, color is a distraction.

On a personal level there is a strong connection between my art and my faith. The close examination of nature, with pencil or pen, prompting a desire for deep introspective work.

 

Biography/Resume

 

Stacy Topjian Searle is a pen and ink landscape artist from Nashua, New Hampshire who works exclusively in black and white.

Searle began her art education at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston Massachusetts. She later earned a BA in Art from the University of Lowell, Lowell Massachusetts, where her focus was on Illustration.

Stacy uses on-site sketches and photographs as references for her work. She begins by laying out the general composition of a piece in pencil. Once a composition is in place, ink is applied to create a contour drawing of the scene. Detail is developed through her unique blend of cross hatching, contour lines, parallel lines, stippling and scrumbling techniques to create the mood of each piece.

Creation inspires most of Searle’s work and by focusing on the complexity and details of nature she hopes to increase awareness to the need for conservation and preservation.

Stacy is an award-winning juried artist and is a member of the Nashua Area Artists Association. She has participated in Nashua’s Art Walk and has exhibited in group exhibitions at ArtHub Gallery in Nashua, NH, Beaver Brook in Hollis, NH, the Whitty Gallery in Hollis, NH, the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA, the ALL Gallery in Lowell, MA, Angles and Art Gallery in Haverhill, MA, The Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA, and Uforge Gallery in Boston, MA.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Art, minor in Art History, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA

Graduated 1991, Focus of Study in Illustration

Recent Group Exhibitions

March 2019 Drawn To It: Line and Shade, ALL Gallery, Lowell, MA

January 2019 Wild and Woolly, NAAA ArtHub Gallery, Nashua, NH

November 2018 13th Annual Art Festival, Veasey Memorial Park, Groveland, MA

July 2018 All in the Family, LTC Gallery, Lowell, MA

May 2018 For the Love of Color, The Whitty Gallery, Hollis, NH

August 2018 Nashua Area Artists’ Display, 201 Main St., Nashua, NH

October 2018 Nashua Area Artists’ Display, 201 Main St., Nashua, NH

November 2017 In Black & White, Amherst Town Library, Amherst, NH

Recent Solo Exhibitions

December 2018 Featured Artist, Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

August 2018 Featured Artist, A&E Coffee and Tea, Amherst, NH

June 2018 Featured Artist, Coffeeberries, Londonderry, NH

May 2018 Featured Artist, NAAA ArtHub Gallery, Nashua, NH

September 2017 Featured Artist, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

July 2017 Mayor’s Office Artist of the Month, City Hall, Nashua, NH

Recent Juried Exhibits

May 2018 Community, NAAA ArtHub Gallery, Nashua, NH

June 2017 82nd Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

Awards

June 2018 People’s Choice, For the Love of Color, The Whitty Gallery, Hollis, NH

April 2016 Honorable Mention for “The Cove,” Landscape Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time

September 2015 1st Place Painting and Other Media for “Roots,” Beaver Brook Arts Festival, Hollis, NH

March 2014 Honorable Mention for “Birches,” All Women Art Competition, Light Space & Time

September 2014 2nd Place Painting and Other Media for “Birches,” Beaver Brook Arts Festival, Hollis, NH

March 2013 Special Recognition for “A Dusting,” Light Space & Time

September 2013 2nd Place Painting and Other Media for “Winter Willow,” Beaver Brook Arts Festival, Hollis, NH