717 Gallery International Artists Invitational Exhibition thru July 29

Nancy Franke Sparkle and Light Oil 16x12 - Copy

“Sparkle and Light” by Nancy Franke

Through July 29, 2016, 717 Gallery in Easton presents its 3rd Annual International Artists Invitational Show. The walls of this bright, spacious gallery come alive with colorful, innovative artwork—evocative figures, still lifes, street scenes, and landscapes created by some of the best artists in the world. This year’s show features an outstanding selection of oil paintings by 14 exceptional artists:

Carolyn Anderson from Montana, Anne Blair Brown from Tennessee, John Michael Carter from Kentucky, Louis Escobedo from Maryland, Nancy Franke from Georgia, Damien Gonzales from New Mexico, Barbara Jaenicke from Oregon, Robert Johnson from Virginia, Huihan Liu from California, Jennifer McChristian from California, Tibor Nagy from Slovakia, Derek Penix from Oklahoma, Matt Smith from Arizona, and Peter Van Dyck from Pennsylvania.

Damien Gonzales Cloudburst Oil 7x12.compressed

“Cloudburst” by Damien Gonzales

For the past year, 717 Gallery owners Louis and Yolanda Escobedo have studied and discussed which artists to include in this prestigious annual exhibition. “Louis and I are honored and excited to host this exhibition of beautiful and important modern realism paintings,” says Yolanda Escobedo. “This unique and inspiring show features some of the finest artists in world today, giving our clientele a rare opportunity to see this amazing collection. The show has been extremely popular and has generated a lot of attention among collectors.”

There will be a gallery reception on July 1, 2016 from 5-8pm during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk.

Huihan Liu Quiet Path 12x12 Oil.compressed

“Quiet Path” by Huihan Liu

717 Gallery will be open during Plein Air Easton, which runs July 9-17. During Plein Air Easton, 717 Gallery will be open Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 16 from 10am-5pm for the annual Yart Sale event with used picture frames, linen panels, rare art books and various art supplies for sale.

Located at 717 Goldsborough Street, 717 Gallery features nationally recognized artists and hosts invitational exhibitions and gallery events throughout the year. 717 Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment.

More information is online at 717gallery.com and on Facebook. Or contact Yolanda Escobedo at gallery717@yahoo.com or 410.241.7020.



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