Bio

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Artists’ Choice Award, Paint Snow Hill, April 2014.
  • Juror’s Choice Award, Small Wonders National Juried Exhibit, Maryland Federation of Art, December, 2013.
  • Best Rural Landscape/Town Award, Easels in Frederick, June 2013.
  • First Place: Hammonton, NJ 6th Annual Plein Air Competition, April 2013.
  • First Place: April All-Media Exhibition, Capitol Hill Art League, 2013.
  • First Place: March All-Media Exhibition, Capitol Hill Art League, 2013.
  • Juror’s Choice Award: Winter Member Exhibit, Maryland Federation of Art, 2013.
  • Open Box M Merit Award: Third Annual Plein Air Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, 2012.
  • Second Place Award:  November All-Media Exhibition, Capitol Hill Art League, 2012.
  • Artist’s Choice for Best Artist Award: Plein Air Brandywine, 2012.
  • Second Place Award: October All-Media Exhibition, Capitol Hill Art League, 2012.
  • Plein Air Magazine Merit Award: Plein Air 757, 2012.
  • John Collins Memorial Award: The American Artists Professional League 83rd Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2011.
  • In The French Tradition Award: Out and About Norfolk Plein Air Competition 2011.
  • Caruso Award For Painting: “Strokes of Genius” National Show, Maryland Federation of Art, 2011.
  • Second Place: Solomons Paint the Town Quick Draw Event, 2011.
  • Best Of Show: February All-Media Show. Capitol Hill Art League, 2011.
  • In The French Tradition Award: Out and About Norfolk Plein Air Competition 2010.
  • The Art League Equal Merit Award: “Art in City Hall”, City of Alexandria, VA, Fall, 2010.
  • Second Place: Glasstown Arts District Plein Air Competition, Millville, New Jersey, 2010.
  • Second Place: 16th Annual All-Media Juried Exhibit, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, 2010.
  • The Art League Award: “Art in City Hall”, City of Alexandria VA, Spring, 2010.
  • Honorable Mention For Color: Riverbend Paint-Out Competition, Great Falls, VA, 2009.
  • Second Place: April Regional Show, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, 2009.

Solo Shows

  • East Alcove Gallery, National Institute of Health, Bethesday, MD.  September 9 – November 1, 2013.
  • La Piccolo Roma, Meet-the-Artist, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD – December/January 2012
  • Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD – November 2012.
  • VOLT Gallery, Artique Underground, Frederick, MD – September/October 2012.
  • East Gallery, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD. July 15 – September 9, 2011.
  • Members’ Gallery, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, VA. “The Colorful Landscape in Light and Shadow” – March 2011.
  • Member’s Gallery , Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts “Bringing in the Outside” – February 2010.

Selected Plein Air Events

  • Art in the Open, Wexford, Ireland – August 2012.
  • Callaway Gardens – April 2013.
  • Cranford Plein Air Festival – June 2012.
  • Chadds Ford Annual Winter Plein Air Paint Out – February 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Easels in Frederick – June 2013.
  • Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competitions – June 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Paint Annapolis – June 2013.
  • Plein Air Brandywine Valley – September 2011, October 2012.
  • Plein Air Coastal Delaware – May 2012.
  • Plein Air 757/Our & About Norfolk Plein Air Competitions – October 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival – October 2011, 2012.

Selected Group Shows

  • Water Work: Lynn Mehta, Sally V. Parker and Barbara Stepura.  Harmony Hall Regional Center, 2013.
  • 28th Annual Invitational Oxford Fine Arts Fair, MD, 2012, 2013, 2014.
  • Invitational Show, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, MD, “Rail Trail Impressions”, showcasing the artwork of Lynn Mehta, Sally V. Parker and Barbara Stepura.
  • Works of Lynn Mehta and Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux. Philip Carter Winery of Virginia, Hume, VA.

Residencies

  • Community Residency, The Compact C-Scape Dune Shack, Cape Cod National Seashore, November 2011.
  • Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program for Artists, Bath County, VA. Summers 2008-12.

Membership

  • American Impressionist Society
  • California Art Club, Pasadena, CA
  • Capitol Hill Arts League, Washington, DC
  • Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Maryland Federation of the Arts, Annapolis, MD
  • Mattawoman Creek Arts Center, Charles County, MD
  • Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
  • Women Painters of the Southeast

Publications

Baran, Bruno. “Rail Trail Impressions.” The Palette 26 (2011): 5. Web. 9 June 2011. <http://mapapa.shuttlepod.org/Resources/Documents/May%20MAPAPA%20Newsletter%202011%20Final.pdf>.

Christian, Michelle Brosco. “Plein Air Painting: A Breath of Fresh Air.” Southern Maryland This Is Living 13.1 (2011): 27-29. Print.

Doherty, Steve. “Paint in New York City.” Outdoor Painter. Plein Air Magazine, 22 Sept. 2012. Web. 02 July 2013. <http://www.outdoorpainter.com/featured-events/paint-in-new-york-city.html>.

“Lynn’s Landscapes.” The Free Lance-Star [Fredericksburg, VA] 3 Mar. 2011, Weekender sec.: 13. Print.

“Plein Air Trip for Fun – Sonoran Desert with Lynn and Meg.” The Palette 45 (2013): 1-2. Web. 5 March 2013.  http://mapapa.shuttlepod.org/Resources/Documents/April%20Newsletter%204_2013%20.pdf

Rameswaram, Sean. “Take a Hike.” “Art Beat” With Sean Rameswarem. WAMU 88.5 American University Radio. 5 May 2011. Radio.

Taylor, Sara K. “Making an Impression.” Maryland Independent 27 Apr. 2011, sec. B: 5. Print.

“Update Rail Trail Art.” Charles County Update. CCGTV. Cable Access Channel, La Plata, Maryland, 19 Apr. 2011. Charles County Government. Television. 9 June 2011. <http://openstream.charlescounty.org/mediaVideoExternal.jsp?&file=/CC_updates/2011/Updaterailtrailart.mp4>.