• Julie Riker- Artist Lecture

    Julie Riker- Artist Lecture

    Pennsylvania artist Julie Riker studied Illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After graduating she became involved in the historic restoration of the PA State Capitol, replicating original decorative painting, stenciling and applying gold leaf and ornamental plaster finishes. In 1996 Julie started her own decorative painting business creating artwork for individual homes and businesses. Working out of her Camp Hill studio she specializes in custom art, decorative painting, murals and faux finishes for walls and furniture. She has travelled from New York to Florida for commissioned projects, and has even created and painted wall finishes for the PA Governor’s residence in 2002.

    When not working for a client, Julie enjoys painting outdoors. Often these plein air paintings serve as inspiration for larger studio pieces, but some stand on their own as observations of the beauty and variety of nature. She has participated in many national plein air events and won several awards. Recent accomplishments are First Place at Paint Annapolis, Artist’s Choice Award at Paint Snow Hill, People’s Choice Award for Quick Draw at Finger Lakes Plein Air, Plein Air Magazine Award at the Wayne Plein Air Festival, Plein Air Salon Finalist, and Feature Artist juried into Plein Air Easton.

    Julie’s paintings have been published in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and she is profiled in an article in the Feb/March 2018 issue of Plein Air Magazine. Southwest Art Magazine has recognized Julie as an “Artist To Watch” in their October 2018 issue.

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  • Nora Sturges- Artist Lecture

    Nora Sturges- Artist Lecture

    McDaniel College’s Department of Art will present a guest artist’s talk by Nora Sturges on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. The talk will take place in Peterson Hall, Room 104 on the McDaniel campus.

    Nora Sturges is a painter whose work explores both the practical and unintentional ways we transform our visual environment. She has exhibited her work widely in shows at Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto, Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C., Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, Galerie Youn in Montreal, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, The Painting Center in New York City, Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore, and David Lusk Gallery in Nashville, among others. She is the recipient of three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, and her work has been included four times in the publication New American Paintings. She received a B.A. in studio art from Bowdoin College, and an M.F.A. in painting from Ohio University. Sturges lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The talk, which is sponsored by Ars Nova, the College’s art club, is free and open to the public. For more on the artist Click Here

    Location Peterson Hall - Classroom - 104