Studio News

The sculpture “Interval Sea” is heading overseas.  I really enjoyed creating it and will miss having it around the studio.  It’s going to a very loving home in Norway.

Interval Sea by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s an honor enough to be showing at The Arts Club of Washington again from now until June 27th.  I was lucky enough to win the Award of Excellence for Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “The Pathetique” measures 221-229.  The day after the opening, I was asked it was available and he said wanted it : )

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “The Pathetique” measures 221-229.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on view is the commission, “My Guitar, My Muse” that I’ve spent the past few years on.  It’s about the sound of guitar strings being plucked and all things music.  The Lovely couple who commissioned it came to The Arts Club for the official unveiling and seemed ecstatic about the outcome : )

My Guitar, My Muse by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the guitar strings that the guitarist had performed with.  I really loved being able to add that personal touch and he really liked the idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m also, currently the curator for a show titled “Artists in Their Own Right” at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.  The show features just some of our over 50 community at Northern Virginia Community College.

Had a wonderful time putting the show up. It’s currently on view through August 18th at The Workhouse Arts Center, Building 16, 2nd floor. Photo by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Opening reception will be July 13th, 2019 from 6-8pm.

After the reception, please come by my studio in building 10 for small 2nd get together/new studio warming and birthday get together.  They’ll be cake!

Britt’s Studio at The Workhouse Arts Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Britt’s Studio at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also be giving a sneak peak at the new show I’m working on! I’m working on 50 works while listening to one jazz album: Manhattan Lullaby by Chris Ziemba.   I’ll be personifying the music throughout the album in color.  I’m still working on the black & white under-layer structures for the next couple of weeks before adding those color layers.  I’m really excited about the show and watching all of this music come to life visually.  The exhibit is titled Jazz Envisioned: Manhattan Lullaby and will be on view at The Workhouse Arts Center in Building 10 from September 14th-October 6th.  Here is a sneak peak of the early stage inks I working on now…

Visual Backgrounds for my upcoming show, Jazz Envisioned: Manhattan Lullaby. One Album, 50 visualized works created by Britt Conley to personify Chris Ziemba’s phenomenal jazz ablum. The show will be complimented by a concert from Chris himself in early October. Photo by Britt Conley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Backgrounds for my upcoming show, Jazz Envisioned: Manhattan Lullaby. One Album, 50 visualized works created by Britt Conley to personify Chris Ziemba’s phenomenal jazz ablum. The show will be complimented by a concert from Chris himself in early October. Photo by Britt Conley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Backgrounds for my upcoming show, Jazz Envisioned: Manhattan Lullaby. One Album, 50 visualized works created by Britt Conley to personify Chris Ziemba’s phenomenal jazz ablum. The show will be complimented by a concert from Chris himself in early October. Photo by Britt Conley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently I was also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to show my work at the Women Helping Women’s Conference and to have the lead work from my last solo show, purchased by Jill Biden.  I am thrilled it’s going to their lovely home.  ‘

Photo by J. Davis

Musica’ represents what many may call, the Mozart moment, when a composer stops percolating with ideas and sees and hears exactly what the music will be and suddenly can hear, see and act as one.  The piece illustrates the energy and the beauty of the bowings, notes and sounds the composer if feverishly putting down into the staff.  I find that focused moment to be one of the quintessential abilities of our humanity and the essence of creation.

Musica by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was also thrilled to have sold Hummel’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A minor.  Op. 25 thru the Arts Club of Washington in March. It’s a recent work and one of my favorites.

Hummel Piano Concerto No. 2 in A minor, Op. 25. By Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Club of Washington has been absolutely wonderful and I can’t recomend them enough.  In 2018 I was fortunate enough to win two awards of excellence for the first of my Chopin series and for Noturno Phantasm, a nocturn of the night.

Winning an award of excelence from The Arts Club of Washington.
Up close of Chopin, by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work also showed at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.

Compounds Not Required Chopin Etude #12 Opus, 25 by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the other really wonderful events this past year was having my first group showing at the Huntington Museum of Art.  Feldeinsamkeit was entered.  It is a Brahms lead for paino and male voice.  It’s inspired from a poem Brahms read about a man lying in the field in tall grass, listening to the incencent sound of crickets, while the clouds move rhythmically overhead.  It  sold this summer to a wonderful couple.

Feldeinsamkeit by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a wonderful experience, the museum staff are incredible and the evening reception was phenomenally done.  I really loved being in the space and it has inspired a couple of potential museum shows that are in the making…

Feldiensamkeit by Britt Conley at The Huntington Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m currently working on several call for entries, my solo show for September, a show at the Arts Club of Washington which will hopefully have my jazz guitar commission completed for the unveiling.  It’s been slow going but I think I can get it done… The image below is a detail of the guitar strings being plucked.

Detail of guitar commission by Britt Conley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much,

Britt

 

A visual soundscape artist: music visualist