September McGee

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    September McGee

     

    Pastel 16 x 20

    The Blues Singer by September McGee was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the July 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    If my eyes are open - I'm creating in one form or another!

     

    September McGee is a nationally recognized and highly respected award winning artist and teacher. Born in Boston, she currently resides in Laguna Beach, CA.  The Southern California climate has energized her in creating many new exciting techniques and series. September paints in a variety of mediums, always changing her palette and exploring new textures and genres.  She continues the tradition of American  Impressionism, experimenting with light, color, innovative techniques and her expressive style.  Her works stimulate the viewer senses!    September won her first art award in the third grade and continues to garnish awards today from prestigious national juried exhibitions. She is a passionate artist whose sensitivities are evident in her portrayal of the human spirit. Her works stimulate the viewers senses with her exciting inventive style has collectors worldwide returning year after year. She is also a published author.

    Radiating unparalleled energy, her works capture a visual magic, guiding the viewer in with her unorthodox linear movements and ever changing palette. Her layers of rich paint, build a depth and complexity with a three dimensional quality and evoke an emotional response from the viewer. When viewing her works, the hues change in different lights, showcasing the interplay of values and colors within the brushstrokes. Winner of many national juried exhibition awards and honors, and an extensive resume of prestigious juried exhibitions to date; September has built her national reputation as an important American painter.  She strives for excellence, lives and paints with passion from soul level, and continually works on expanding her style and oeuvre.

     

    McGee’s award winning works have been published in National Magazines and her paintings are held in galleries and numerous private and public collections worldwide.  Her latest book “LOVE is my Favorite Color” received much acclaim and is currently SOLD OUT!

     

    Professional Memberships

    • Pastel Society of America, NY (PSA) Signature Member
    • Pastel Society of the West Coast, CA  (PSWC) Signature Member
    • Connecticut Pastel Society, CT, (CPS) Signature Member
    • Allied Artist of America, NY  Elected Member
    • Salmagundi Club, NY, Elected Artist Member
    • American Women Artists, CA
    • Northwest Pastel Society, WA (NPS) Signature Member
    • California Art Club, Associate Member

     

    Awards

    • 2019 Outstanding Pastel Award with the Boldbrush juried painting exhibition, July
    • 2019  BoldBrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15% July (two awards!)
    • 2019 Boldbrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15%, January, 
    • 2018 Terry Ludwig Pastel Award, CPS Renaissance Juried Exhibition, CT
    • 2018 Boldbrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15%, September, November, December
    • 2018 Boldbrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15%, April,  June,  July
    • 2017 Boldbrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15%, December,  September
    • 2017 Pastel Society of America Award for Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society 24th Annual Nat'l Juried Exhibition, CT
    • 2017 Pastel Society of America Award for Pastel, Allied Artists of America 104th Juried Exhibition, NY
    • 2017 Presidents Award, NPS Juried Membership Exhibition, OR
    • 2017 Boldbrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15%, February,  March,  May
    • 2016 BoldBrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15% July
    • 2016 BoldBrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15%, April
    • 2016 Hartford Fine Art Award, Connecticut Pastel Society, Member Exhibition
    • 2016 BoldBrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15%, February
    • 2016 BoldBrush Online Juried Painting Competition, FAVE 15%, January (two paintings!)
    • 2016 Special Award of Merit, 5th Annual Light Space & Time All Women Juried Online Exhibition
    • 2015 Featured Artist Award, Manhattan Arts International, Healing Center for the Arts, NY
    • 2015 BoldBrush Online Juried Painting Competition, Fave 15%: January, March, May & July
    • 2015 Special Merit Award, CityScapes 5th Annual Online Juried Art Exhibition
    • 2014 Jurors Choice Award, Maryland Federation of Art 37th Annual Art on Paper National Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD
    • 2014 BoldBrush Online Juried Painting Competition, Fave 15%: January (two paintings), April (two paintings), August, September, & November

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    Artists Statement


    “I have been creating, in one form or another, since I can remember.  I continue to persevere, seeking excellence with novel and unconventional techniques to portray my vision. Over the years it has become easier to allow the viewer to peer into the lens of my soul by virtue of my works. I love meeting people wherever I go and I am drawn to their indomitable spirits, thus, my penchant for figurative works.  It is an honor to borrow these intransigent energies as I translate life to art with an impressionistic élan.  This energy is a gift that comes through me for which I am forever grateful.  Each painting is my gift back."    

     

    Collections    

    • Seven Bridges Foundation,  CT
    • The Mitzner Collection
    • The Schriefer Collection                                                 

     

    National/International Juried Shows

    • 2019 33rd NPS Annual International Juried Exhibition, WA
    • 2019 Pastel Society of the West Coast, Juried Member online Exhibition
    • 2018 Connecticut Pastel Society, 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Renaissance in Pastel, CT
    • 2018 Allied Artists of America 105th Annual Juried Exhibition, NY
    • 2018 Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastels USA, National Juried Exhibition, CA
    • 2018 North Carolina Pastel Society Juried Online Exhibition, NC
    • 2018 Connecticut Pastel Society, Purely Pastel Online Juried Membership Exhibition, CT
    • 2017 Connecticut Pastel Society 24th Annual Juried Exhibition,Renaissance in Pastel, CT
    • 2017 IAPS 31st juried online exhibition
    • 2017 Allied Artists of America Annual Juried Exhibition, NY
    • 2017 PSWC Juried International Exhibition, CA
    • 2017 NPS Juried Membership Exhibition, OR
    • 2017 Pastel Society of the West Coast  Juried Membership Online Competition, 
    • 2016 Pastel Society of America 44th Annual International Juried Exhibition, NY
    • 2016 Northwest Pastel Society 30th Annual International Juried Exhibition, WA
    • 2016 Connecticut Pastel Society 2016 Member Exhibition, CT
    • 2016 Pastel Society of the West Coast Juried Membership Online Exhibition
    • 2015, 2010, 2009, 2008 Allied Artists of America Annual National Juried Exhibition, NY - Elected Member
    • 2015 Manhattan Arts International Healing Power of Art Juried Exhibition, NY
    • 2015 CityScapes 5th Annual Online Juried Art Exhibition
    • 2015 Northwest Pastel Society 29th Annual International Juried Exhibition, WA
    • 2015, 2014 Pastel Society of the West Coast, Juried Member Exhibition, CA - Signature  Member
    • 2015, 2014, 2012 Northwest Pastel Society Annual International Exhibition, WA – Signature  Member
    • 2014, 2013, 2012 Pastel Society of the Southwest Annual National Juried Exhibition, TX
    • 2014 Degas Pastel Society 15th Biennial National Juried Exhibition, LA
    • 2014, 2011, 2009, 20008 Connecticut Pastel Society National Annual Juried Exhibition, CT - Signature Member  
    • 2014 Maryland Federation of Art 37th Art on Paper National Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD

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    Regional Exhibitions and Shows

    • 2015 Salmagundi Club - Juried Thumb-Box 2015 Exhibition, NY
    • 2015 Salmagundi Club - Juried Member Exhibition, NY
    • 2015 Salmagundi Club – Juried Black & White Exhibition, NY
    • 2015 Salmagundi Club New Member Exhibition, NY
    • 2014 Salmagundi Club – Juried Thumb-Box 2014 Exhibition, NY
    • 2014 Cooley Gallery, Featured Artist, July 2014, Leesburg, VA
    • 2014 Salmagundi Club, "Noble Nocturnes”, NY
    • 2014 Salmagundi Club, "Works on Paper”, NY
    • 2014 Maryland Federation of Art, Juried Exhibition, College Park, MD
    • 2014 Cooley Gallery, Small Works Exhibition, VA

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    Books

    • “Let’s Sail Away”, Wings Publishing, written and illustrated by September McGee. An educational and fun story about preserving our tidepools.
    • “LOVE is my Favorite Color”, Words of inspiration and paintings by September McGee.  SORRY SOLD OUT!


     

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