Group Artist Exhibition

Smirk by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Smirk.” Collage on paper. 24″x18″
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April 1st – June 6th, 2009
Blueberry Art Gallery; Alexandria, Virginia
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Megan Coyle’s “Smirk” and “Figure Seated by the Counter” collages were on display in Blueberry Gallery. Blueberry Gallery is a new Art Gallery that recently moved next door to St. Elmo’s coffee shop in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia.

Figure Seated by the Counter by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Figure Seated by the Counter.”
Collage on paper. 24″x18″
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The exhibition had a closing reception on May 7th. On the closing night of the exhibition, the gallery owner held a rock, paper, scissors tournament where an iphone was given away to a winner.

The exhibition was initially planned to end on May 7th, however the gallery owner extended the exhibition until June 6th.

Washington D.C.: The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Washington Monument.”
Collage on mat board. 7″x5″
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The other day I created a collage of the Washington Monument – I’m planning to add this to my Etsy shop in the next week or so. It’s my first attempt at doing the DC series, and I know that the more I practice the same subjects, the more I can improve. So here’s my first try.

Celebrate the Art of Making

Green Coffee Cup by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Green Coffee Cup.” Collage on paper. 16″x12″
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March 27th – April 26th, 2009
Nicholas Colasanto Center; Alexandria, Virginia
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Megan Coyle’s collages, “Coffee in the Morning,” “Masonic Temple,” and “Blue Barack Obama,” were on display in the Del Ray Artisans’ exhibition, “Celebrate the Art of Making.” The exhibition was the first All Member, All Media exhibition for the Del Ray Artisans organization.

The exhibition showcased the artwork of local Alexandria artists that worked in mediums ranging from painting to photography and from collage to sculpture.

Face Study

Face Study by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Face Study.”
Collage on mat board. 12″x9″
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I’m going to put this one away for a bit. I’m planning to start working on a mini-collage series of scenes of D.C. Hopefully I can get one of those started and completed by next weekend. We shall see how productive I will be.

Real/Unreal

Jean by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Jean.” Collage on paper. 18″x24″
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March 4th – April 5th, 2009
Art League Gallery; Alexandria, Virginia
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Megan Coyle’s portrait collage, “Jean,” was on display in the Art League Gallery’s monthly juried exhibition, “Real/Unreal.” The exhibition focused on how artists interpret reality, with artwork that ranged from realism to abstraction.

The Art League described the exhibition with the following write-up:

This exhibit will explore how artists deal with reality from photorealism to abstraction.  A broad interpretation of the theme will include everything from totally abstract works to realistic renderings.

Judy Jashinsky, a world-renowned artist living in the D.C. area, will jury this show.  Her works are in many major collections including The National Gallery of Art, The Corcoran, The Museum of Women in the Arts and the Chicago Art Institute.  She has been featured in magazine and newspaper articles, such as Art in America and The Washington Post. Her 2004 installation at the McLean Project for the Arts, “Artemisia Gentileschi: An Artist’s Life” was widely reviewed and has been exhibited through-out the country.

Blue Barack Obama (no. 2 in a series)

“Blue Barack Obama (no. 2 in a series)” Collage on mat board. 7″x5″
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The week wouldn’t be complete without an Obama collage–or so it seems. I’ve been making a lot of these for my Etsy shop. This one won’t appear in my shop until later today or tomorrow (I’ll update this post with the link later).

Man at the Market

Man at the Market by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Man at the Market.” Collage on mat board. 16″x20″
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I’m momentarily finished with the “Man at the Market” collage. This will be a potential piece for my solo exhibition next year. I’ve figured that I’ll just make as many pieces as possible this year, then go back and tweak them up in a few areas before narrowing down my selections for the exhibition.