David Bottini: paintings 'for Gabriel'


Painting has enthralled me since I was a young student studying with nationally known artists Robert Stanley and Nick Ruggieri. I remained focused on art and design throughout high school, and I studied art at The Rhode Island School of Design, The Maryland Institute, and The Savannah College of Art & Design, where I earned my MFA. I continue to revel in the power of a brushstroke and the transformational impact of making paintings.
My work captures my passion for landscape and atmospheric effect, as inspired by my Italian grandfather, Gabriel. I use the painting signature "Gabriel" as a dedication to the enduring affects of my Italian grandfather on his interest in nature and appreciation of the world around him. My signature appears on the back of each canvas.
My paintings are classic realism and they are honed under a focused studio process and my goal of capturing a specific moment of solitude surrounded in nature aligns with the Romantic tradition. 
I exhibit nationally and am proud to be in collections throughout the United States.

My work as a painter and a freelance designer has involved local shows, workshops, adult classes, teaching at Independent high schools, and community colleges. I continue to teach adult and student classes and workshops and enjoy learning with my classes. 

Experience
Self- Employed Artist (“Classic Realism with a Romantic Viewpoint”) 2003 – Present
Teaching experiences:
St. Maria Goretti High School, Arts Chair, faculty

Frederick Community College,  Visual Art Faculty
School For Tomorrow, Art & Design Faculty
Stone Ridge School, Visual Art Faculty
Academy of Art University, Online Directed Studies Advisor
Elizabethtown University – Edward R Murphy Center for Continuing Education
Sidwell Friends School
Madeira School,  Visual Art Dept. Chair
The Potomac School,  Visual Art Faculty
Kids-In-Design, Visual Art & Design volunteer                     
Hagerstown Junior College, Visual Art Faculty
National Gallery of Art, Teacher Advisory Council,
Maryland State Department of Gifted Education; Visual Art Faculty; Goucher College Center
 Exhibitions
Numerous early exhibits pre-2000 -- Post-2000 exhibits listed:
  • Philadelphia,  FAN Gallery,- Featured Artist, 221 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Oct. 2017
  • 6 Artists, State Capitol Mezzanine, January 2016
  • Frederick Community College Bi-Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, Nov. 2015
  • “Passages” New Works, One person exhibit, FAN Gallery, 221 Arch St., Philadelphia, Sept. 2015
  • One-Person Exhibit, Greenberg Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, Oct. 2014
  • Frederick Artomatic, 350 artists, 5 week event with performance, demonstrations & exhibit. Sept./Oct. 2013, May/June 2016.
  • “Too Many Davids” Group exhibit, Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, Pa., July 2013
  • One-Person Exhibit, FAN Gallery, 221 Arch Street, Philadephia, March 2013
  • “Canals and Pathways”, Two Artists, “Pop-Up” exhibit, Eisely Fine Art, Georgetown, DC, November 2012
  • Solo Exhibit, “Nature’s Alluring Light”, Greenberg Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, July 2012
  • Featured Artist – FAN Gallery exhibit at Pennsylvania Academy “American ARTist” Expo.
  • Featured Artist – Gallery @ 2nd, Harrisburg, Pa, Sept./Oct. 2011
  • Group Exhibit, “Pennsylvania Landscape”, FAN Gallery, 221 Arch Street, Philadelphia, August, 2011
  • “Quiet Wandering”, One-person exhibit, Chapel Gallery, The Madeira School, McLean, Va. Feb./March 2011
  • “Intimate Spaces” Juried 3 artist exhibit, Krause Gallery at Moses Brown School, Providence, RI. Feb. 2011
  • “New Pennsylvania Landscape” Group Exhibit, FAN Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa. Dec./Jan. 2011
  • “Focus on Nature” Eric Olson & David Bottini, Burgin Center for The Arts, Mercersburg Academy,Pa. Oct./Nov. 2010
  • “Green” Annual Theme Exhibit, The Art Association of Harrisburg, Sept./Oct. 2010
  • “Seasons of Light” – Featured Artist, Gallery 141, Lancaster, Pa., September 2010
  • “Art Of The State”, Pennsylvania Arts Council Annual Juried exhibit, June 2010
  • Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Annual Juried Invitational, Robeson Gallery, Penn State Univ., June 2010
  • Annual Route 15 Byway of the Arts exhibit, Newport, Pa, June-July 2010
  • “New Works” Trends Décor Gallery, Jacksonville, FL. March 2010
  • “Still Memories”, one-person exhibit Isadore Gallery, Prince Street, Lancaster, Pa. Feb. 2010
  • “Vistas From The Edge” Three Pennsylvania Artists exhibit, Hauser Winery Tasting Pavillion, Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, 2009
  • Frederick Community College Bi-Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, Nov. 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • “Passages Through Memory” one person exhibit, “Side Gallery” Delaplaine Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD, Oct-Nov. 2009
  • Art Association of Harrisburg, Annual Juried Exhibit – “Structures “– Awarded the “ Robert Fuller award for Realism “
  • Summer Showcase Exhibit, Foxhall Gallery, Washington, DC, July 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Adams County Art Council Juried Exhibit, Gettysburg College, June 2009
  • Featured Artist: Gallerie 13, Mechanicsburg, PA, June 2009
  • Lancaster Arts Hotel – “Shimmering Light” One Person Exhibit, February 2009
  • York Art Association Summer Juried Exhibit, July 2008
  • Pennsylvania Arts Festival “Images” juried exhibition, June - July 2008
  • Adams County Regional Juried Art Exhibition, June 2008, Gettysburg, PA
  • One-Person Exhibit, “Trails of Memory”, Wallspace Gallery, Chambersburg, PA, May 2008
  • Featured Artist: Gallerie 13, Mechanicsburg, PA March, 2008
  • Regional “Classic Realism” exhibit - Gallerie 13, Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA, August 2007
  • Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Annual Juried Invitational, Robeson Gallery, Penn State Univ., June 2007
  • Featured Artist, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL, January 2007
  • One-person exhibit - Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery, Kogod Center for the Arts, Sidwell Friends School, Wash., D.C., November 2006
  • “Seasonal Light” Exhibit - Bath Bookworks & Gallery, Town of Bath, Berkeley Springs, W Va., August 2006
  • Summer Member’s Exhibit - Out of The Blue Gallery, Lewisburg, PA, June 2006
  • International Invitational Salon of Small Works, New Arts Program, Lehigh Valley & Berks, PA, May 2006
  • One-Person Show (& gallery talk), Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery, Frederick Community College, March 2006
  • Featured Artist & collaborative Poetry event, Susquehanna University students, Dr. Karla Kelsey, Kind Café & Gallery, Selinsgrove PA, February 2006
  • “Small Wonders” Group Exhibit - Foxhall Gallery, Wash., DC, Dec. 2005
  • “ArtisTREE” group exhibit - Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD, November 2005
  • “Artist’s Eye” - Featured Artist Strictly Be-more Gallery, Baltimore, MD Sept. 2005
  • New Berlin Holiday Tour Open Studio & coordinating one person show Kind Café & Gallery – Selinsgrove, PA, November 2004
  • Pop-Up - One-Person Show, Gallery in The House on Cherry St., Jacksonville, FL, November 2004
  • Annual Shippensburg Univ. Juried National Exhibition, PA, April 2003
  • 2001 Juried Exhibition at the Verizon Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College ( Arts Council of Fairfax County.)
  • Chapel Auditorium Gallery, The Madeira School, McLean, VA, Annual Exhibit, 1998 - 2003
  • Engelhard Library Gallery, Potomac School, McLean, VA , April, 1992 - 1997
  • Featured Artist, Fair’s Gallery, Hagerstown MD, May - June 1992
  • Featured Artist, Jacksonville University Art Gallery, June-July 1991
  • SCAD Graduate Gallery, May, 1991
  • Featured Artist, Knott Academic Center Atrium Gallery, MD, November 1988
  • Washington County Regional Juried Exhibit, Washington County Museum, Hagerstown, MD 1984
Publications:
  • Santa Fean “Now”, October 16th,2014, Exhibit Listing, pg. 21
  • American Art Collector, December 2012, Artist Focus “Arranging Trees”, pg. 145
  • Southwest Art magazine, July 2012, “Show Preview”, pgs. 46-47
  • American Art Collector magazine, July 2012, “Nature’s Alluring Light”, pgs. 132-133
  • The Santa Fean magazine, June/July 2012, “Art Profile” - “Magical Realism”, pg. 88
  • Studio Visit magazine, Spring 2012 (Juried early and mid-career artist - quarterly journal)
  • Harrisburg Magazine, Sept. 2013 “Artists and their Tools”
  • Harrisburg Magazine, Nov. 2010, “Gallery Space” feature story, pgs. 14-15
  • Cover Art and art feature – Showcase PA Arts Journal, May 2008
  • “Who’s Who in American Art”, Featured in 2007 – 2008 edition
  • Washington Project for The Arts – Corcoran – Juried Annual Artist Directory, 2003
  • Southern Accents Magazine, June issue, 1988 (Featured in designer focus – Alexander Baer in Key West)
Institutional and private collections throughout the United States and England.
 
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