Restaurant Gallery to Show Works by Deborah Wyatt

Paintings by Charlottesville artist Deborah Wyatt will hang in Kendal’s Restaurant Gallery during February, March, and April. Primarily a plein air painter, Deborah
Wyatt is known for loose, expressive landscapes and cityscapes that often show an abstracted interpretation of her subjects.

Her work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited in many of Virginia’s juried shows, including that of Lexington’s
Nelson Gallery. She is a member of the Beverly Street Studio School and of the Co-Art Gallery, both in Staunton.

The Restaurant Gallery is the creation of residents Nancy Epley and Sally Holland, who had the idea in 2010 and then designed a hanging system, arranged for funding, and opened the first exhibit in the summer of 2011. Nancy and Sally are by now accomplished “art sleuths,” visiting galleries and exhibitions and inviting professional artists to lend their work for display. The works are for sale, with a price list available near the Restaurant entrance. Sales are transacted by direct contact between the buyer and the artist; Kendal is not involved.

The Restaurant is Kendal’s fine dining venue and is located just south of the Dining Room, in a part of the building that has become particularly hospitable to arts and crafts. The corridor outside the Restaurant houses Kendal’s resident gallery, which displays work made by people who live here and is curated by Victoria Shelar.

(Article originally published in the February 2015 KaLex Resident Newsletter)

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