painter     •     illustrator     •     graphic designer


Dana B. Thompson
"Headshot
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Biography
Dana is an honors graduate from Radford University
with a BFA in Art. She worked for 25 years as a
Graphic Designer/Art Director winning numerous state
and national awards in advertising, marketing (VPA and SNA)
and printing (PIVA). Dana then became the Education Director for the
Loudoun Academy of the Arts Foundation in Leesburg, VA for four years
then the Graphic Designer for the foundation for four more years.
Dana is an award-winning painter in oils having studied with famed artist, Janet Fish,
and acclaimed artists Kurt Schwarz, Danni Dawson and Maggie Siner.
She exhibits her work in local and regional shows and her work may be found at
Arts in the Village Gallery in Leesburg. She also creates architectural renderings in
pen & ink and drawings in Prismacolor and graphite pencil.
Dana is a member of The Art League in Alexandria, Oil Painters of America,
Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia, Loudoun Arts Council and the Loudoun Sketch Club.

Artist Statement
I respond to loose representations of organic and inorganic
every-day
objects next to one another in dramatic compositions.
Vintage next to vegetation. Things that have relationships,
maybe in ways most don't think of, maybe with a little twist.
I clearly enjoy painting shiny things...reflective, transparent and translucent.
I shoot for compositions that are larger than life, tightly cropped or taken to the edge,
almost to the point of uncomfortable.
I strive to incorporate loose with refined brushstrokes , soft and hard edges,
complementary colors in juxtaposition and true observation with exaggeration.

Exhibits
2005
August - Something Hot Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA, juror: Lisa Semerad.
Fall - Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.
October - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA.
Fall - Designer Showhouse for Heart Association, Herndon, VA.
2006
February - "This Old House" episode- DC Row House, Washington, DC.
April - VA Fine Arts Festival, Highland Center for the Arts, Warrenton, VA.
Spring - Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

August - Something Hot Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA, juror: Danni Dawson.
September - Aldie Mill Art Show and Sale, Aldie, VA.
September/October - Loudoun Arts Council's Designer Showhouse, Leesburg, VA.

October - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA.

Fall - Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.
2007
January/February - Loudoun County Government Building, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg, VA.

Spring - Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.
May/June - Loudoun Sketch Club's Spring Jurried Show and Sale.
County Government Building, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg, VA.

August - Something Hot Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA, juror: Danni Dawson.
September - Aldie Mill Art Show and Sale, Aldie, VA.

October/November - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.
October 5, 6 & 7 - Waterford Fair Red Barn Art Show, Waterford, VA.
Winner: "Best Loudoun Artist"
for "Salt & Peppers" and "Blue Glass"

November/December - Loudoun Sketch Club Show & Sale, Hillsborough Winery, Hillsboro, VA.
2008
January/February - Loudoun County Government Building, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg, VA.

March - Solo Show: Gallery two at 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg, VA 20175.
April/May - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.
July-September - Prudential Caruthers Real Estate Office, Hamilton, VA.
July - The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Toaster & Coffee" accepted and sold.
August - Something Hot Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA, juror: Don Depuydt.
September - Get Real Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA.
September - Aldie Mill Art Show & Sale, Aldie, VA.
October/November - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.
October 3, 4 & 5 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA, "Dots" - Honorable Mention and sold.
October - The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Motel Chair and Barkcloth" - received an HR.
November- The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, *Foiled Again" accepted and sold.

December - Holiday Group Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA.
2009
April - Gallery 222's "Going Green" Group Show at Franklin Park Visual & Performing Art Center.

May/June - Flora & Fauna Show, Franklin Park Visual & Performing Art Center, Round Hill, VA.
June 28–August 16 -Butler Museum of American Art - Annual National Juried Show: 73rd Mid Year Exhibition, Youngstown OH, Juror: George Adams, Accepted Work: "Sugar."
August - Something Hot Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA, juror: Michael T. Davis
October 3, 4 & 5 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA, "Hot Plate" - 3rd Place.
October 9–November 7 -
Gallery 222's "Think Pink" Exhibit to Honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Monthat Franklin Park Visual & Performing Art Center.
November 6–28 -
Solo Show, "Re-Collections" Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA, view work
December - Holiday Group Show, Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA

December - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Mangos & Pears" accepted.
2010
January - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Freshly Squeezed" accepted.
April/May - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.
May - "Seeing Red" Group Show at Franklin Park Visual & Performing Art Center, Round Hill, VA
June/July -"Summer Show in the Square " Group Show, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA
July - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Bunches" - received an HR.
August - Something Hot Show, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA, juror: Anthony Barham
September 3–25 -Solo Show,"Re-Collections II" Sage Moon Gallery,
September -
All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Face Up" accepted.
October 1, 2 & 3 - Waterford Fair-Red Barn Art Show, Waterford, VA.
Winner: "Best Loudoun Artist"
for
"Scrubbers & Brushes"
October - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA,
"Grannies in Graniteware " accepted and sold. Theme: "Dinner Party"
October 15–November 14 -"Wild Things! Another Look at Loudoun's Wild Side" Group Show at Franklin Park Visual & Performing Art Center, Round Hill, VA
Nov 11–Dec 12 - "Loudoun Sketch Club's Fall Group Show at Hillsborough Winery in Hillsboro, VA
December - Holiday Group Show, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA
December - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Crocks" accepted.
2011
April 23–May 8 - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.

April 22–May 15 - "Pairs" Group Show at Franklin Park Visual & Performing Art Center, Round Hill, VA
May - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Crocks II " accepted and sold.
June/July -"Summer Show on the Square " Group Show, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA
August - Something Hot Show, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA, juror: Dean Drewyer
August - "Scapes" Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Under the Pier" accepted and sold.
September - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Ball Atlas Ball" accepted.
October 7, 8 & 9 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA. Red Barn Exhibit and Art Mart.
October 1–16 - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.
Oct 3–Nov 12 - "Elements" Group Show at Franklin Park Art Center, Round Hill, VA
Nov 13–Dec 13 - "Loudoun Sketch Club's Fall Group Show at Hillsborough Winery in Hillsboro, VA
Nov 12–Dec 30 - "Farms and Barns" Group Show at Franklin Park Art Center, Round Hill, VA
Dec 9– Jan 8 - Holiday Group Show, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA
2012
Jan–Feb - solo show at 8 Chains North Winery, Rt. 9. 38593 Daymont Ln., Waterford, VA 20197

April 28–May 13 - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.
May 4–June 3 - "Shine" Group Show at Franklin Park Visual & Performing Art Center, Round Hill, VA
July 2–31 - "Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show and Sale", - Oatlands Plantation Carriage House
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175
July 6–27 - "Summer Show on the Square" Group Show, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA
August 10–27 - "Something Hot Show" ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA, juror: Stewart Watson
September - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Float" accepted
September 21, 22 and 23–Grand Opening of Arts in the Village
1601 Village Market Blvd. SE, #116, Leesburg, VA 20175
September 14 - October 7 - "ArtSquare Instructors" Group Show, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA
October 6, 7 & 8 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA. Red Barn Exhibit and Art Mart.
October 6 –21 - "Art at the Mill"–Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA
December 14- "Holiday Group Show", ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA
2013

January - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Warm Glass" accepted
April 27–May 12 - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.
May 1 –31 - "Civil War Sites Today", - Oatlands Plantation Carriage House
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175
May 18 & 19 - Farm Tour Show at 8 Chains North Winery,
Rt. 9. 38593 Daymont Ln., Waterford, VA 20197

June 22–23 - Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour -I'll be in my studio at ArtSquare in Leesburg
August 9 –September 8 - "Something Hot Show" ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA, juror: Joe Mayer
August - "Scapes", The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Long Field Toward Round Hill"
accepted and sold.
August 14–18 - Artful August, The Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd.SE, Suite 100
Sept 1 - October 31 - A Painterly Tour O Loudoun's Heartland, The George Washington University,
VA Campus, 44983 Knoll Sq, Ashburn, VA 20147
October 4–15 - Berkley Gallery - 31 Main St., Warrenton, VA 20186
October 5, 6 & 7 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA. Red Barn Exhibit and Art Mart.
October 5–20 - "Art at the Mill"–Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA
Nov 16–Jan 3, 2014 - "Loudoun Sketch Club's Fall Group Show at Hillsborough Winery in Hillsboro, VA
Nov 8–Jan 6, 2014- "Farms and Barns" Group Show at Franklin Park Art Center, Round Hill, VA

2014
March 3 - April 7 - Gallery Muse, People Places & Things, at FireFlies Restaurant in Del Ray,
1501 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301 with 2 other artists: Marcia Klioze and Jordan Xu
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:30 - 9 pm
April 5–27 - Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia Group Show at
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, in the F&M Gallery, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD 21701
April 26–May 11 - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.
April–July - Art Springs at North Gate , Group Show at North Gate Vineyard
16031 Hillsboro Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132
May 5–July 13 - En Plein Air-Painting the Loudoun Landscape, Group Show featuring the Loudoun Sketch Club at The George Washington University, VA Campus, 44983 Knoll Sq, Ashburn, VA 20147
June 21–22 - Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour -I'll be in my Purcellville Studio this year.
Stop #29   Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm both days. My Guest Artist: Linda Hendrickson

July 16 - Farm to Fork event "Farm, Fork and Art" at aloft hotel in Ashburn - 5 - 7 pm
July - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Cowboys & Indian Corn " accepted.
October 3, 4 & 5 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA. Red Barn Exhibit and Art Mart.
October 3 - 12 - The Mill at Carter Hall Art Show. Visit www.MillatCarterHall.com
October 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 - Loudoun Sketch Club Show at Aldie Mill, Aldie, VA.

October 18 - December 28 - Piedmont Virginian Artist Showcase at River District Arts,
3 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740

December - All Media Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, "Bumper Crop" accepted.
2015
February - April - Solo Exhibit, Purcellville Town Hall, Nursery Ave., Purcellville, VA
April 7–May 3 - Behind the Scenes, Group Show featuring the Loudoun Sketch Club at ArtSpace,
750 Center Street, Herndon, VA 20170
April 24–May 10 - Burwell-Morgan Mill-Art Show & Sale, Millwood, VA.

June 20–21 - Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour -In my Purcellville Studio
Stop #26   Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm both days. My Guest Artist: Mary Champion

October 2, 3 & 4 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA. Red Barn Exhibit and Art Mart.

Gallery Affiliation and Retail Locations
Arts in the Village Gallery - 1601 Village Market Blvd. SE, #116, Leesburg, VA 20175
https://www.facebook.com/tintopart Click Here to visit Arts in the Village


Tin Top Gallery - 130 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA
Click Here to visit Tin Top art & handmade Gallery

Professional Organizations
The Art League, Alexandria, VA - Member
Oil Painters of America - Associate Member
Loudoun Sketch Club - Member, Webmaster, Newsletter Designer
Loudoun Arts Council - Member

Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia - Member

Publications
2007 March - élan magazine....Loudoun edition
to download a pdf copy of the article...click here.


In my studio at King Street Studios, Leesburg, Virginia, before the move to ArtSquare.



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