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Three Women Painters
Martha Armstrong - Cheryl Chapman - Claire Miller Hopkins

Keeping with its tradition of showcasing outstanding American women artists, Elder Gallery has this year chosen Martha Armstrong, Cheryl Chapman and Claire Miller Hopkins as the featured painters for the month of October. 

Martha Armstrong’s paintings have been exhibited in Europe and throughout the United States.  She has served as visiting artist and/or critic at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; American Academy in Rome, Italy; Dartmouth College; American University; Western Carolina University; Smith College; Massachusetts College of Art; Rhode Island School of Design; Chicago Art Institute; and University of South Carolina.  Her work is included in numerous corporate, private and museum collections.  She maintains studios in Hatfield, Massachusetts and Vermont. 

Cheryl Chapman is a painter and collage artist residing and working in Louisville,Kentucky.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, andWest Virginia. Recent one person exhibitions of note include Relegere at VassarCollege in New York, Alphabet Paintings at Elder Gallery in Charlotte,  North Carolina, New Collages at New Editions Gallery in Lexington,  Kentucky, and Verse in Vertical at Cerlan Gallery in Lexington,  Kentucky.

A native of South Carolina, Claire Miller Hopkins has taught art for over thirty years and has served as workshop instructor, juror, and has been Artist in Residence for the South Carolina Arts Commission. She is a member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of the West Coast.  She was accorded  “Master Pastelist” by both organizations as well as “Distinguished Pastelist” by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She has been recognized as a Knickerbocker Artist and has been featured in numerous national publications. 

The exhibition opens on Friday, October 3rd and will run through November 1st.

Below are a few examples of work included in the exhibition:   

Martha Armstrong's "Still Life with Ajax" 48" x 36" oil

Chapman's "Alcatraz" 48" x 48" oil/canvas
Armstrong's "Industrial Courtyard" 27" x 32" oil/canvas
Hopkins' "Artist's Inspirations" 24" x 18" oil/canvas
Chapman's "Motherland" 30" x 30" oil/canvas
Armstrong's "Vermont Studio View, Fall" 27" x 28" oil/canvas
Armstrong's "Smedley's Yard, Haverford" 36"x36" oil/canvas
Hopkins' "From Bob's Garden" 8" x 10" oil/canvas
Chapman's "Candyland" 36" x 36" oil/canvas
Hopkins' "Summer" 10" x 8" oil/board
Hopkins' "Oriental Vase with Blue & Orange" 24" x 30" oil/canvas
Armstrong's "Villa Chiaraviglio, American Academy" 36"x 50" oil/canvas