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I work in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic gouache, charcoal, pencil and bronze sculpture.  Although portraiture is my forte, I enjoy painting all subject matter from animals to still life and landscapes.  I have studied with several locally renowned artists in Connecticut and Florida, although much of my artistic skills are the results of careful observation, intensive self-study and practice, practice, practice!

Originally from Clinton, Connecticut, Florida has been my home since 2005, and my husband Bob and I have lived in the beautiful town of Sebastian since 2006.

The art community was what drew me to this area, and early on I assimilated myself into the art community, participating in and organizing shows and venues, and developing a strong presence on the Treasure Coast.  I serve as Secretary and am on the Board of Directors of the Sebastian River Art Club, the Vero Beach Art Museum, The Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast and the Vero Beach Art Club.  I retain my Connecticut memberships in the Clinton Art Society and as founder of the Shoreline Plein Air Painters. 

I conduct private and group art classes and demonstrations, and my work resides in numerous private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.  I am currently represented by the Artists Guild Gallery (pictured at left), 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, www.artistsguildgalleryverobeach.com, and my work can be seen in many regional art shows and exhibitions. Visit my mural blog at www.verobeachmural.blogspot.com, or my personal blog at www.artbyburgarella.blogspot.com.


EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

ONGOING:  The Artists Guild Gallery, 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, 772-29-1234.  Opening receptions first Friday of the month, 5-7 pm, and other special events. www.artistsguildgalleryverobeach.com.

Vero Beach Art Club’s Library Exhibit, Indian River County Library, 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach.  A themed exhibit with changeover every two months.  Open during normal Library hours.  www.verobeachartclub.org.

Various exhibits for Art in Public Places around Vero Beach, presented by the Cultural Council of Indian River County.  772-770-4857.  www.cultural-council.org.

Various exhibits for Art 'Round Town (A.R.T.), presented by the Sebastian River Art Club. Exhibits include the Sebastian City Hall, Inlet Wines, Sebastian Chamber of Commerce.  I serve as Chairman of A.R.T.

Ongoing Exhibit, Sebastian River Art Club’s Arts Center, 1245 Main St., Sebastian

Ongoing, Greenhouse Café, as part of the Artists Guild Gallery installation. Vero Beach.

2011 EXHIBITIONS
*Indicates that exhibition is tentative, date(s) and/or acceptance unkonwn.

January 11-March 8: Indian River County Library Exhibit “Open Exhibit” 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach.  Presented by the Vero Beach Art Club www.verobeachartclub.org.

January 14-April 14:  Sebastian River Art Club’s Indian River County Courthouse Show, 2145 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, 772-770-4857, www.cultural-council.org.

January 14, 15, 16:  Exhibitor and Co-Chair, Vero Beach Art Club’s 23rd Annual “Art by the Sea” Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.

January 22-23:  10th Annual Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art and Music Festival, Riverview Park, Highway US 1, Sebastian, 772-581-2626.

January 30:  Vero Beach Art Club’s “Art in the Park” at Humiston Park, Vero Beach.  Monthly tent show.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org 

February 11, 12, 13: Cultural Council of Indian River County’s I Love Vero Beach” 14th. Plein Air Painting and sales in and around 14th Avenue, Vero Beach. 772-564-2683

February 13:  Vero Beach Art Club’s “Art in the Park” at Humiston Park, Vero Beach.  Monthly tent show.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.

February 27:  Vero Beach Art Club’s “Art in the Park” at Humiston Park, Vero Beach.  Monthly tent show.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.   

March 8-May 10: Indian River County Library Exhibit “Art in Bloom” 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach.  Presented by the Vero Beach Art Club www.verobeachartclub.org.

March 11, 12, 13: Vero Beach Art Club’s Under The Oaks, 60th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Riverside Park, 3001 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, 772-231-0303.  9-5 Friday and Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.  Over 200 tents, one of the most popular shows in the country with over 80,000 attending.  www.verobeachartclub.org.

March 27:  Vero Beach Art Club’s “Art in the Park” at Humiston Park, Vero Beach.  Monthly tent show.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.   

March 20:  Sebastian River Art Club's "Art in Riverview Park" Tent show featuring members' works, 10:00 pm-4:00 pm.

March 28:  Vero Beach Art Club’s “Art in the Park” at Humiston Park, Vero Beach.  Monthly tent show.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.   

*April 10:  Vero Beach Art Club’s “Art in the Park” at Humiston Park, Vero Beach.  Monthly tent show.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.   

April 10:  Sebastian River Art Club's "Art in Riverview Park" Tent show featuring members' works, 10:00 pm-4:00 pm.  .  www.verobeachartclub.org.  

May 1-31:  Inlet Wines “Solo Show” 13401 us Highway 1, Sebastian. 772-589-4445.

May 10-July 12: Indian River County Library Exhibit “Open Exhibit” 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach.  Presented by the Vero Beach Art Club www.verobeachartclub.org.

July-Aug:  Clinton Art Society “Annual Summer Show” Andrews Memorial Town Hall, Clinton, CT.

August: Sebastian River Art Club’s “Fabulous Fakes” exhibition, Art Center, 1245 Main Street, Sebastian.

October 22-November 27: Vero Beach Art Club’s “Member’s Invitational” Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.

October 1-31:  Artists Guild Gallery Solo Show "European Doorways" 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.  772-299-1234

October 29:  Family Jamboree, Indian River County Fairgrounds, Vero Beach, 772-563-0430 (representing the Sebastian River Art Club) www.familyjamboreeirc.com

October 31:  Vero Beach Art Club’s “Art in the Park” at Humiston Park, Vero Beach.  Monthly tent show.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.

*A. E. Backus Museum and Gallery - Exhibitor for 2010-11 season.

2012

February 4:  Vero Beach Museum of Art's "D'art for Art" 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.  777-231-0303.  www.verobeachartclub.org.