Shows and Awards

Alison Menke, American Artist, in Baltimore

Membership

Membership

Junior Member of The Arts Club of Washington, DC
Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA)
The Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
Washington Project of the Arts (2011-2013)

Education

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
B.A., Studio Art, and B.A., Art History
College of Arts and Humanities
GPA: 3.9
(Spring 2010)

Rembrandt’s Amsterdam
An intense five week course in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Studied Rembrandt’s works and 17th century Dutch art
Sponsored by University of Maryland Art History Department
(Summer 2009)

American College of Thessaloniki
Studied Ancient Greek Art

Visited ongoing Archeological projects
(Summer 2009)

Honors

3rd Place
Paint the Town Marble Falls, Texas, Highland Lakes Creative Arts Center (2017)
 
Gino Award – Top Prize
Paint It! Ellicott City Plein Air Festival, MD, Howard County Arts Council (2016)
 
First Place
Paint It! Ellicott City QuickDraw Competition, MD, MAT ABOUT YOU Gallery (2016)
 
People’s Choice Award
Bucks County Plein Air Festival, PA, Bucks County Community College (2016)
 
First Place 
Falls Church Plein Air Festival, VA, Don Beyver Volvo-KIA Prive, Falls Church Arts (2016)
 
First Place
Harford County International Plein Air Festival, Bel Air, MD, Center for the Arts (Oct 2015)
 
Best in Show
Paint the Town – Chestertown, MD (April 2015)
 
First Place
“Paint Berlin” in Maryland (Sept. 2014)
 
Juror’s Choice Award
“Paint it! Ellicott City” Plein Air Competition. (July 2013)
 
First Place
Mountain Maryland QuickDraw Competition – Community Division (June 2015)
 
Honorable Mention
Ocean City QuickDraw Competition (Aug. 2015)
 
Honorable Mention 
2013 Quick Draw Competition, Solomons Island Maryland. Hosted
by the Carmen’s Gallery
  
The Colonel Wharton Award
Three monetary awards are made to graduating seniors for
presenting accomplished artwork in the Art Department’s
Senior Exhibition.
 
Emerging Artist Award
An award given to students of the River Hill High School Art
Department that showed great skill and talent. (June 2003 – 2006)

 

Competitions and Festivals

Paint Annapolis, Plein Air Festival, QuickDraw – Maryland Federation of Art (2015)

Paint Annapolis, Plein Air Festival, Nocturnal Competition – Maryland Fed. of Art (2015)

Bucks County Plein Air Festival – Bucks County Community College (2016)

Brandywine Plein Air Festival – Children’s Beach House Foundation – (2014, 2015)

Paint Berlin, Plein Air Festival  – Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin MD (2014, 2015)

Adirondack Plein Air Festival – Saranac Lake Art Works, Saranac Lake, NY (2013, 2014)

Ocean City Plein Air Competition – Arts League of Ocean City (2014, 2015)

Snow Hill Plein Air Festival, MD – Bishop Stock Gallery (2014, 2015, 2016)

“Paint the Town” in Chestertown, MD – RiverArts Galleries (2014, 2015, 2016)

“Mountain Maryland” QuickDrawAllegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD (2014, 2015)

Easels in Frederick, QuickDraw Competition – (2014)

Plein Air Easton, QuickDraw Competition – Avalon Foundation (2014, 2015)

“Scenes in the City” Falls Church Plein Air Competition – ArtSpace, Falls Church (2014, 2016)

Paint It! Ellicott City – Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD (2013, 2014, 2016)

La Buena Vida Festival, Puerto Rico – A Benefit for orphan children of abuse and assault (2013, 2015)

Exhibitions

Still Life Gallery, Ellicott City MD – 2 solo shows/receptions (2014, 2015) CURRENT PRIMARY GALLERY

Spring Color Show – Crystal Moll Gallery, group show (May 2015)

Size Matters – Crystal Moll Gallery, group show (March 2015)

Spilsbury Gallery at The Arts Club of Washington – member show (2014)

“Blooming Brightly” Exhibition at The Strathmore – 2 artist show in Invitational Gallery, Rockville, MD (2014)

The Great Pumpkin Carve, Nocturnal Painting – Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford, PA (2013)

Solomons Island Plein Air Festival, Star Spangled Quick Draw – Carmen Gallery (2013)

Ellicott City Welcome Center, MD – month long exhibition of plein air competition (2013)

A Sense of Place Exhibition – Sedona Art Center, School of the Arts (2012)

15th Art Invitational at Pleiades Art Gallery, Chelsea, NYC Exhibited my “Out West Collection” (2011)

Art & Politics Studio Fundraiser – Auction (2010)

Herman Maril Gallery, Senior Art Show – (2010)

Members Winter Show – Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland Federation of Art (2014)

Melange II Art Exhibition – Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland Federation of Art (2015)

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