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I am fortunate to call Halcottsville, NY in the Catskill Mountains home; my studio, Bragg Hollow Studio, a century old blacksmith shop is across the driveway from my home. In the summer I am often found outside, en plein air, painting those familiar subjects that we all know but have ceased to notice because we see them every day. With my painter’s eye I am constantly looking for shapes, angles, light effects, and interesting lines that take the landscape beyond the ordinary.

When painting is not possible I open my sketch book and draw: figures, landscape, whatever catches my eye. These sketches are taken into the studio, combined and developed into large oil paintings of the activity I have just witnessed. While reflecting man’s use of space now, often a series of my paintings develop into a community of tangential spaces with a strong sense of the history of human endeavor. I am drawn to the American vernacular architecture and landscape that have been arranged by man’s activity. Although people are seldom included in my plein air paintings, they are often the focus of the paintings created in the studio. I paint quickly with broad strokes with only passing attention to detail.

My subjects are transformed by light and the paintings are expressive, full of high key color, and emotional. I react quickly using large brushes or palette knives. Soft edges outnumber hard; paint is rarely layered and there are few special effects. The result is vivid and striking paintings that appear to be effortlessly created.

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Selected Solo, Shared and Juried Exhibitions
2017 “Observations & Variations”, Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center, Pearl River, NJ
2017 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Exhibition, Orange Hall Gallery, SUNY Orange,
Middletown, NY 30 participants
2017 “Plein Air Plus” 2017 PaintOut, “Island Life” Exhibition, Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ
2016 “Art at the Arboretum”, Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne, NJ 10 person show
2016 “Prints”, Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY 4 person show
2016 “Scream”, Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY 4 person show
2016 “Catskill Mountain Life; a celebration of community”, Kaaterskill Fine Arts
Gallery, Catskill Foundation, Hunter, NY solo
2015 “Published Art”, Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY 4 person show
2014 “Abstracts, Figures, Sculpture”, Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY
4 person show
2014 “Catskill Mountain Life”, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY solo
2014 “Watercolors and Collage from New Orleans”, Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans
2 person show
2013 Watercolors, Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, NY 4 person show
2012 “Catskill Mountain Life”, Windsor Whip Works Gallery, Windsor, NY 3 person show
2011 “Kitchen Paintings”, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY solo
2011 “Spring Trio; paintings and prints”, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 3 person show
2010 “Kitchen Paintings”, The Futon Company, Worchester, MA solo
2010 “Eyes of the World”, Ico Gallery, New York, NY 4 person show
2010” Velvet Waltz”, Ico Gallery, New York, NY 4 person show
2010” Music in the Mountains”, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY solo
2010 “From Start to Finish”, Wilber Mansion, Oneontia, NY solo
2009 33rd Annual International Exhibition, North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT
2009 “Aqueous Open”, 63rd Annual International Exhibition, Pittsburg Watercolor Society, Pittsburg, PA
2008 2008 Merit Scholarship Exhibition The Art Students League of New York
2008 The Athlete and the Artist, National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, IN
2008 Featured Artist, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY solo
2008 Shapes of Water, Catskill Watershed Corporation, Margaretville, NY solo
2007 Alix Hallman Travis, Watercolors, Bank Gallery, Roxbury, NY solo
2007 “Luminosity”, Alix Hallman Travis Watercolors, River Winds Gallery, Beacon, NY solo
2007 First National Juried Show, Prince Street Gallery, NY, NY
2006 Woodstock School of Art Regional Exhibition, Woodstock, NY
2006 27th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society,
Scranton, PA
2006 Views From the Street, Finestra Gallery, Willoughby, OH solo
2005 The Landscape Show, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury,NY 3 person show
2005 26th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society,
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
2005 3rd Annual National Juried Barns & Farms Exhibition, Barnsite Art Studio and
Gallery, Kewaunee, WI
2004 25th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society,
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
2004 68th National Midyear Show of The Butler Institute of American Art,
Youngstown, OH
2003 Valley Art Center’s 31st Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition, Chagrin
Falls, OH
2003 Brush 2003, Ohio Bicentennial Watercolor Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2003 Barns & Farms, A National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Barnsite Art Studio
and Gallery, Kewaunee, WI

Education
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, 2010
The Art Students League of New York, 2006-2008, 2014
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1999-2001
Cleveland Institute of Art, Continuing Education Courses, Cleveland, OH,
1998-1999

Awards

Watercolor Artist of the Year, “Art Comes Alive”, ADC Fine Art, Cincinniti, OH
“Another October Day in the Catskills”, watercolor chosen for the cover of Arts & Culture in the Central Catskills, Catskill Mountain Scenic Byway Audio Guide, 2017. http://www.sceniccatskills.com.
Nature Inspired, Summer 2016, Poughkeepsie, NY, Falling Leaves Press, 2016. Artist illustrator                         Curator’s Award, En Plein Air 2014, Trailhead Museum, Abita Springs, LA, 2014
“New Orleans House”, Honorable Mention, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Members Exhibition, 2013
Honorable Mention, North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT, 2013
Curator’s Award, En Plein Air 2012, Trailhead Museum, Abita Springs, LA, 2012
Honorable Mention, North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT 2011
Best of Show, North East Watercolor Society, Kent CT, 2010
Fantasy Fountain Fund Merit Award, The Art Studio League of New York, NY, 2007
Award of Excellence, 3rd Annual National Juried Barns & Farms Exhibition, Barnsite Art Studio and Gallery,     Kewaunee, WI
Portfolio Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1999

Gallery Representation

Artful Home http://www.artfulhome.com/artist/8223.html
Blink Art Resources http://blinkartresource.com/
Longyear Gallery http://www.longyeargallery.org/
the gallery @ rhinebeck https://galleryrhinebeck.org/

Memberships
East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters, founder
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Signature Member

Institutional Collectors
Assumption College, Worcester, NY
Holy Innocents Church, Halcottsville, NY
Town of Middletown, Margaretville, NY
Ulster & Delaware Historical RR Association, Arkville, NY

Community Service
2014-2017 Founder and director of the Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY
2012-2014, founder and coordinator for Andes Margaretville Roxbury Open Studios [tour]
2012 A celebration of Outdoor Scenes Along Rte 30, Delaware County, NY. An East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters to benefit the Catskill Valley Scenie Highway Initiative, Harvard Hall, NY
2009, 2010 East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters/Middletown Historical Society Auction of EBDRPAP paintings of local historical sites to benefit the MHS effort to raise historical markers, coordinator

Teaching
Travis teaches her brand of liquid, active, alla prima watercolor in small, weekly sessions, from her studio.
Workshops conducted for:
Wallkill River Art School, Montgomery, NY, 2009, 2010
Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY 2008
Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013
2012
2011 “Spring Trio; Paintings and Prints”, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 3 person show
2011 “Kitchen Paintings”, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY solo show
2010 “Eyes of the World”, Ico Gallery, New York, NY 4 person show
2010 “Velvet Waltz”, Ico Gallery, New York, NY 4 person show
2010 “Music in the Mountains”, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY solo show
2010 “From Start to Finish”, The upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts, solo show
Wilber Mansion, Oneonta, NY
2008 “Featured Artist”, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY solo show
2008 “Shapes of Water”, Catskill Watershed Corporation, Margaretville, NY solo show
2007 “Alix Hallman Travis, Watercolors”, Bank Gallery, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY solo show
2007 “Subtle and Bold”, The Wallkill River Art Gallery, Windsor, NY 2 person show
2007 “Luminosity, Alix Hallman Travis Watercolors”, River Winds Gallery, Beacon, NY solo show
2006 “Views From the Street”, Finestra Gallery, Willoughby, OH solo show
2005 “The Landscape Show”, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY 3 person show
2004 “Outdoors & In”, Shaker Community Building, Shaker Hts., OH solo show
2003 “Nature, Wild and Tamed”, Donald Meyer Center, Geauga Park District, Chardon, OH solo show

Juried Exhibitions

2014 “Hemlock”, Erph Gallerhy, Arkville, NY
2014 “Artists Speak Out, Walter Mead Gallery, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY
2011 “Small Works”, Windsor Whip Works Gallery, NY
2010 Members Exhibition, North East Watercolor Society,
Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY
2009 33rd Annual International Exhibition, North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT
2009 “Aqueous Open”, 63rd Annual International Exhibition, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh, PA
2008 “Fresh and Local, Gallery Under the Tent”, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY
2008 “2008 Merit Scholarship Exhibition”, The Art Students League, New York, NY
2008 “The Athlete and the Artist”, National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, IN
2007 “Fresh and Local, Gallery Under the Tent”, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY
2007 1st National Juried Show, Prince Street Gallery, NY, NY
2006 Woodstock School of Art Regional Exhibition, Woodstock, NY
2006 6th Annual Juried Small Works Exhibition, Bertoni Gallery, Sugar Loaf, NY
2006 The Muddy Cup Poughkeepsie Premiere, Poughkeepsie, NY
2006 27th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Scranton, PA
2006 “Rural America”, Brass Anchor Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
2005 26th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society,
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
2005 3rd Annual National Juried Barns & Farms Exhibition, Barnsite Art Studio and Gallery, Kewaunee, WI
2005 6th Annual Barbara Luton Art Show, Shaker Heights Public Library, Shaker Hts., OH
2004 25th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society,
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
2004 68th National Midyear Show of The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2003 Valley Art Center’s 31st Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition, Chagrin Falls, OH
2003 “Brush 2003, Ohio Bicentennial Watercolor Exhibition”, Columbus, OH
2003 “Barns & Farms, A National Juried Fine Art Exhibition”, Barnsite Art Studio and Gallery, Kewaunee, WI

Selected Group Shows

 2016 East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters exhibition, The Arts Upstairs, Phoneicia, NY
2014 “Plein Air 2014”, Abita Springs, LA
2013 “Catskill Views; Paintings of the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters”,
Andes Art and Culture Society, Andes Tavern, NY
2012 “En Plein Air 2012”, Trailhead Museum, Abita Springs, LA
2009 East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters Exhibition,
Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville, NY
2009 Catskill Plein Air Painters, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY
2005 “North Coast Impressions”, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, OH
2005 New York Plein Air Painters October Show, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY
2004 Creative Artists Association, Geauga County Community College, Mentor, OH
2004 Plein Air Painters, Cleveland Exhibition, Cafe Noir, Cleveland, OH
2004 Plein Air Painters, Cleveland Exhibition, South Euclid/Lyndhurst Library, South Euclid, OH

Education and Workshops

Art Students League, New York, NY, with Richard Pentel, 2015
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, 2010
Art Students League, New York, NY, with Kenneth McInoe, Oct. 2006-2008
Cleveland Institute of Art, Degree seeking student, Cleveland, OH, Sept. 1999-Dec. 2001
Cleveland Institute of Art, Continuing Education Courses, Cleveland, OH, 1998-1999
Workshops with:
Timothy Clark, 2003
Frank LaLumia, 2003
David Lussier, 2005, 2006

Awards

Curators Award, Plein Air Exhibition, Abita Springs, LA, 2014
Curators Award, Plein Air Exhibition, Abita Springs, LA, 2012
Honorable Mention, “Candles with Cake” North East Watercolor Society, Members Show, 2011
Best of Show for “Pear, Avocado, Bananas on Green Plate”, Members Exhibition of North East
Watercolor Society, 2010
Art Students League/Fantasy Fountain Fund Merit Award, New York, NY, July 2007
Demonstrating artist, The Wallkill River School, Montgomery, NY, 2006, 2007
Award of Excellence for “Old Blacksmith Shop, no. 2”, 3rd Annual National Juried Barns & Farms Exhibition,
Barnsite Art Studio and Gallery, Kewaunee, WI, 2005
Portfolio Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2000

Press Recognition and Publications

Travis, Alix Hallman, “Catskill Coloring Book “, 2014
Travis, Alix Hallman, “Kitchen Paintings” (Exhibition Catalog), 2011
Horowitz, Phyllis, “Artist’s Portrait, And then there was Longyear”, Catskill Mountain
Region Guide, April 2009, p. 62-64
“Luminosity at River Winds Gallery”, Delaware & Hudson CANVAS, April 2007, p. 10
“Provost wife opens gallery of watercolor landscape”, The Setonian, April 19, 2007,
p. 12
“Watercolor exhibit opens at River Winds Gallery, Prime Time, April 18, 2007, p. 3B
“Room With a View”, North by Northeast, The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, April 24, 2005
“Plein Air”, Star Beacon, May 27, 2003, C, p. 1

Gallery Representation

The Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY
Artful Home
Alix TravisPlease click the logo to visit my “artful home” page.

Selected Collectors, Individual and Institutional

Middletown, Delaware County, NY
Holy Innocents Church, Halcottsville, NY
Assumption College , Worcester, NY
Nancy Amy , Fleischmanns, NY
Susan & Jim Kelly , New York, NY
Margaret & David Leveson, New York, NY
Helane & Frank Manzo, New York, NY
Jeffrey M. Strauss, Oak Park, IL
Stuart & Leslie Reiser, Wayne, NJ
Sally & Stanley Wertheim, Cleveland, OH
Ulster & Delaware Railroad, Arkville, NY

Memberships

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Signature Member
New York Plein Air Painters, Signature Member
North East Watercolor Society
Ohio Plein Air Society, Charter Member
Plein Air Painters, Cleveland, Founder
Catskill Plein Air Painters, Cofounder
East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters, Founder

Community Service

2014 Coordinator of the Andes, Margaretville, Roxbury Open Studio Tour.
2013 Coordinator of the Andes, Margaretville, Roxbury Open Studio Tour.
2012 Coordinator of the Andes, Margaretville, Roxbury Open Studio Tour.
2012 Participation in a benefit auction for Catskill Valley Scenic Byway Initiative
2012 Participation in a benefit auction for the Trailhead Museum, Abita Springs, LA
2009 East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters/Middletown Historical Society
Auction of EBDRPAP paintings of local historical sites to benefit the MHS effort to raise historical markers, Coordinator.
Annually Participate in “Whet Paint”, Roxbury Arts Group fundraiser to support the arts. In 2009 donated images of
paintings used to announce the annual event with a collectable card and in newspaper articles
describing the effort.

Teaching

Travis teaches her brand of liquid, active, alla prima watercolor in small, weekly sessions, from her studio and a
3 day plein air watercolor workshop in Halcottsville, NY
Workshops conducted for:
2009 Wallkill River Art School, Montgomery, NY
2008 Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY
2008
2010


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For Information Contact: travisalix@yahoo.com