The Art of Donna Slade, “The Color of Ordinary”

Donna Slade will exhibit her work at Cape Fear Studios September 23 through October 25. Please attend the exhibit opening Friday, September 24, 6 pm – 8 pm. Donna will also instruct a 2-day workshop in colored pencil application Saturday Sept. 24, and Sunday Sept. 25, 10 am to 4:30 pm. $200 for the two-day workshop. Update, the workshop hosted 10 enthusiastic artists including four Fayetteville State University art students

Donna also has an exhibit, “The Faces of Columbia” September 23 through October 25 at The Arts Council of Cumberland County.

Donna S. Slade
Donna is a Charter and Signature artist of the Colored Pencil Society of America, has earned local,
national, and international recognition, winning fine art awards in solo and group exhibitions. Coming
from a background in graphic design, she works primarily in colored pencils. She creates contemporary
realism paintings featuring a straightforward approach to representational art. Observing closely, she
has the desire to capture and portray a series of objects and their physical appearance as seen in reality.
Coming from a background in art direction, graphic design and illustration, I make use of dramatic lighting,
strong composition and a full range of values. Working from dark to light with a process of applying 30-40
layers of color, I can produce a bold and vibrant painterly effect.
13th Annual Strokes of Genius Best of Drawing Competition Winner
International Artist Magazine Feature – Grand Prize Winner People & Figures Challenge
Art Collectors Magazine Feature Article
Strokes of Genius 9, Best of Drawing Inspiring Subjects, F+W Media, Inc. NY
The Best of Colored Pencil Society of America Signature Showcase, Crane Dance Publications
Colored Pencil Treasures Colored Pencil Masterworks Around the Globe, Ann Kullberg, WA, USA
Colored Pencil Treasures Volume, I, II, III, IV, V, Ann Kullberg, WA, USA
The Best of American Pastel Artists & Artisans
Co-Owner of Fine Art at Baxters Fine Art Galelry, New Bern, NC
Signature Member, Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) – (10-year International Exhibitions)
North Carolina Colored Pencil Chapter 114 (Past President)
North Carolina Pastel Society of North Carolina (Past President)
North Carolina Triangle Artist Guild
International Guild of Realism
North Carolina Craven Arts Council and Gallery

Left to right, Tams Higgins, Shanice Brown, art students at Fayetteville State University, receive instruction from Donna Slade during the two-day colored pencil workshop hosted by Cafe Fear Studios
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