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DONNA K.
MCGEE

ARTIST

Welcome

All of the work shown is original, is available for sale, and can be shipped to any location.  If you are seriously interested in my work and if you live in the DC Metro Area, it’s possible that I could bring them by for your consideration. I understand that this is a big decision and that you might need to see them in your space before purchase.

If you would like to inquire about my work you can complete the form below. 

SOLO EXHIBITION

My Last Picture Show
by Donna K. McGee

 

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov., 13, 5-7 pm

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue NW
Washington D.C 20001 (map)

(Masks are required inside the gallery.)

Painting by Donna K McGee titled "Touch of Class"

ABOUT

Donna K. McGee

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts; Goddard College,
Plainfield, VT 1980

Master of Education; Pennsylvania State University 1989

Studied under Helen Corning, Yellow Barn, Glen Echo, MD 2000 – 2010

EXPERIENCE

Study: Goddard College, VT, Penn State University, PA Yellow Barn, MD

Exhibited: Numerous juried solo and group shows

Member of Touchstone Gallery, DC ; Associate Member of Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA; Maryland Federation of Art

Former member of Foundry Gallery, DC, Women’s Art Association, MD, OUTLOUD Abstract Artist

Sold Paintings: Private and corporate buyers in LONDON, NY, VT, PA, WASH DC, MD, IL, NC, MA

College Instructor: Adjunct faculty, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA and George Mason University, VA, Northampton Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts; Goddard College,
Plainfield, VT 1980

Master of Education; Pennsylvania State University 1989

Studied under Helen Corning, Yellow Barn, Glen Echo, MD 2000 – 2010

EXPERIENCE

Study: Goddard College, VT, Penn State University, PA Yellow Barn, MD

Exhibited: Numerous juried solo and group shows

Member of Touchstone Gallery, DC ; Associate Member of Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA; Maryland Federation of Art

Former member of Foundry Gallery, DC, Women’s Art Association, MD, OUTLOUD Abstract Artist

Sold Paintings: Private and corporate buyers in LONDON, NY, VT, PA, WASH DC, MD, IL, NC, MA

College Instructor: Adjunct faculty, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA and George Mason University, VA, Northampton Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College.

EXHIBITIONS & REVIEWS

“McGee creates not merely  
composition but atmosphere.”

—Allied Artists of America, Inc. 95th Annual Exhibition, NY, NY:

 “Donna K. McGee’s cathartic abstracts create a cerebral moodiness, as they undulate in tone and palette to reveal layers of depth and density.”

—Agora Gallery, Chelsea, NY :

 

“McGee’s manipulation of her acrylics create simultaneous illusions of flatness and experience, with colors growing into each other, and planes inscribed with abrasions and fissures.”

—Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005 Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bethesda, MD

2006 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2007 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2009 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2010 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2011 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2012 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2013 Sotheby’s International Realty

2014 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2016 Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2020 Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bethesda, MD

2020 Serendipity Inc. Bethesda, MD

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2000 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2006 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

2006 Washington Arts Club, Washington, DC

2007 Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, MD

2007 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2007 79th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2007,Yellow Barn, Glen Echo, MD

2008 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

2008 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2009 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2009 80th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2009 Rockville Arts Center, Rockville, MD

2009 Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, NY

2009 Allied Artists of America, Inc. 95th Annual Exhibition, NY, NY

2009 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2010 Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD

2010 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2011Gaithersburg Art Center, Gaithersburg, MD

202011 Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD

2012 Galley B, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda, MD

2013 Foundry Gallery, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

2013 West Windsor Arts Center, Princeton, New Jersey

2013 City Center, Alexandria, VA, Sotheby’s, Chevy Chase; Montpelier art center;

2013 Gallery B, Bethesda, MD;

2013 Art Center, Wash. DC ; Touchstone Gallery, Wash. DC.TTR

2013 Clayton’s Café, Portland Maine

2013 Dumbarton Concert Gallery

2014 Renaissance Marriott Dupont Circle Wash. DC

2014 Gallery B, Bethesda, MD

2014 ArtSee Art Fair, Wash. DC

2014 Howard County Conservancy Annual Exhibit

2014 Maryland Federation of Art, juried show exhibit

2015 OUTLOUD group show Deleplaine Art Center, Frederick, MD

2015 Torpedo Factory New Juried Member Show, Alexander, VA

2015 Gallery B Bethesda Urban Partnership, MD

2015 Maryland Federation of Art juried show exhibit

2015 Maryland Federation of Art, Strokes of Genius exhibit

2015 Water Works juried show, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2016 ArtPrize juried show; Grand Rapids, MI

2016 Maryland Federation of Art; Maritime Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2016 Torpedo Factory New Works Solo Show, Alexander, VA

2017 Glenview Mansion art Gallery, Rockville, MD

2017 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2018 Mosaic Gallery, Arlington, VA

2018 Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bethesda, MD

2020 MFA Strokes of Genius – Awarded Judges Award for painting Infinite

2020 Allied Artists of America Inc. 105 Annual Exhibition; New York, NY

2021 MFA Collectors Choice Exhibit

AWARDS

2008 Honorable Mention, Yellow Barn, Glen Echo, MD

2009 Best of Show, 79th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA

2014 Honorable Mention, Strokes of Genius; Maryland Federation of Art

2016 First Prize, Flora and Fauna, Maryland Federation of Art

 

REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

2007 Patriot News, Harrisburg PA

2008 ARTmine online

2008, May Vol. 19 NY, ARTisSpectrum, The Chelsea Perspective, Vol.

2009 The Chelsea Perspective NY.NY

2010 Examiner, Washington, DC

2011 American Art Collector, Juried Competition of New York

2011 WPA Washington Project For the Arts Directory; Patch Dispatch, DC

2012 American Art Collector, Juried Competition of New York

2014 American Art Collector, Juried Competition of New

ARTIST 

STATEMENT

” It is my hope, that my paintings will evoke the viewer’s own memories and visions and she or he will apply their own titles and be able to say, “I’ve been here before.”

—Donna K. McGee

Working in acrylic and texture often on a large scale, her bold painterly brushwork combines with dramatic forms and color has a breathtaking impact on the viewer.  McGee has caught the interest of collectors and her work can be found all the DC area, corporate conference rooms, lobbies, as well as private homes.  Most are in the DC area, but also in many other states and in London.  As an abstract painter, McGee is frequently asked, “What were you thinking?”  Her artist statement answers this question:

When I begin I do not know what the finished piece will be. I explore texture and paint and add lots of layers to see how colors and shapes change each other, and how it evolves into a total image. As I paint I become completely immersed in my work, sometimes concentrating on a particular color to achieve a depth, and adding brush strokes that will invite the viewer to explore. Nature has a strong influence on my work as I see many organic shapes emerge into each other on the canvas. I continue to add layers of paint and texture or sometimes scraping it off, until it becomes the total picture.

No matter haw serious I am as an artist and how authentic I want my work to be, there is always the question —“Will others like my work?”  However, it is only when I am true to myself, by responding to the colors, textures, and forms on my canvas from my mind’s eye, can I put my brush down and call it finished. I love, that when others respond to my work and share the images they see, it reinforces the idea “It is all in the eye of the beholder.”

CONTACT ME

Several of my pieces available for purchase are exhibited in various business locations in the DC area in addition to my home studio. Please fill out the adjacent form so we can connect in person.

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