Leslie Exton

 

EXHIBITIONS

                    

2006              .  Group Show, Botanical Treasures of Lewis & Clark, Corcoran

               Gallery of Art, scheduled.

2005              .  Solo Show, Atrium Gallery, Lord Fairfax Community College

2005    .  Plant Portraits, Group Show, The Arts Club of Washington, DC

2004    .  Dedicated to Art, Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery

2002              Dedicated to Art, Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery.

1998      .  Art in the Arboretum, Botanical Illustrators Art Exhibit, University

                of Virginia.

1994              .  Solo Show, Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1994      .  Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., FRIENDS Art  

                 Auction

1991    .  Two Person Show, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme

                Connecticut

1990      .  Solo Show, Henri Gallery, Washington, D. C.

1989      .  “What’s New? What’s Old?”  Rockville Arts Place, Maryland, curated by

                   Alice Denney.

1987       .  Solo Show, Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C

1987       .  Solo Show, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

1985     .  Solo Show, Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1985     .  “Tradition & Innovation,”  A Washington Area Invitational, Dimock Gallery,

                   curated by Lenore D. Miller.

1984     .  Annual Area-wide Juried Painting Exhibition, Arlington Arts Center,             

                   Arlington, VA., juried by Holly Solomon

1982      .  Solo Show, Landon School, Bethesda, MD

1981      .  Solo Show, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1980      .  Solo Show, Converse College, Spartenburg, S.C.

1978      .  Solo Show, Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 

RECENT  PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Corcoran College of Art & Design

Program Head, Department of Drawing & Painting/CE, Corcoran College

Director, Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration, Corcoran College

 

2003-06                         Curator and organizer,  Botanical Treasures of Lewis & Clark, exhibition of work by 20 artists depicting contemporary artistic views of the plants discovered by Lewis and Clark, Corcoran Gallery of Art, May – June 2006.

 

2001                                 Curator and publisher, Things as They Are, Botanical Drawings

And Paintings.

 

2000                                  Visiting artist and graduate assessor, Whitecliffe College of Art    

And Design, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

1998                                 Freelance illustrator, contributing to “Illustrations for the

World: A Travelling Conservation Project.”

 

1998                                 Artist on botanical expedition to Belize rainforest to

identify and illustrate endangered medicinal plants.

 

EDUCATION

 

MFA  in Painting, Catholic University of America, 1987

BFA in Painting, Corcoran College of Art & Design, 1977

Certificate of Art, University of Florence, Italy, 1967

 

    . Schuler School of Fine Arts, specialists in l5th C. painting techniques, 1992

    . National Gallery of Art, London, workshop in l5th C. painting techniques, 1992

    . Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1976, 1977, 1978

    . Positano Fine Arts Workshop, Positano, Italy, 1972

    . Private instruction, Rome, Italy, 1966

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

    . American Society of Botanical Artists

    . American Association of University Professors

 

JUROR

 

2004                                  The Art League, Alexandria, VA

2002                                 The Art League, Alexandria, VA

2001                                  Potomac Valley Watercolor Society, Bethesda, MD

2000            The Art League, Alexandria, VA

1999                                 The Art League, Alexandria, VA

1998                                 Fairfax County VA Art League

1997                                 Washington, DC Watercolor Society

1996                                 Reston, VA Art League

1994                                 The Art League, Alexandria, VA

1994            Fairfax County VA., Area-wide Exhibition