On September 20, the Shenandoah County Historical Society presented its annual awards "recognizing outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty and material culture."
Among awardees were plein air painter Andrei Kushnir, for his book Oh, Shenandoah, Paintings of the Historic Valley and River, and principal author, Jeffrey Everett, whose historical vignettes were featured prominently in the project. The reception and presentation, at the beautiful Barn of Belgravia, Edinburg, VA, was attended by members of the Shenandoah County Historical Society and others, including the book's publisher, George F. Thompson, builder and philanthropist Sid Stern, and Mr. Stern's fiance, Ms. Conni Allen.
Oh, Shenandoah, distributed by the University of Virginia Press, has received enthusiastic reviews in the Chaltottesville, VA, Daily Progress, the Harrisonburg, VA, Daily News-Record, the nationally published Maine Antique Digest, and all 5 star ratings on the book's Amazon website.
Preservation Awards Committee Chair, Leigh Devier, presents award to Andrei Kushnir
July 25 - October 3, 2020 Our Summer Exhibitions: Washington, DC Places, &
The Art of Genevieve Roberts. See Details under Exhibitions Tab. Image: Michele Martin Taylor, A Capitol Hill Garden, 11" x 16.5" Watercolor
December 2019: Alexangel Estevez Selected 2nd Place in ARTIST'S Magazine 2019 Annual Art Competition!
Alexangel Estevez receives Honorable Mention Award in Broward (Florida) Art Guild Tri County Biennial (Miami, Dade, Palm Beach), April 22--May 17, 2019
Exhibiting at ArtServ, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Award was presented for Alex's painting "Storm Watch," 36" x 24" Oil on Canvas, below
Andrei Kushnir's painting "Shenandoah Landscape" chosen as a Finalist in the Art Renewal Center's 14th International Realism Salon and sells in December!
August 26, 2019
Richmond Times Dispatch Letter to the Editor Praises Andrei Kushnir's Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Through October 20, 2019:
Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is presenting an exhibition of 52 paintings from Andrei Kushnir's book, Oh, Shenandoah, showcasing the beauty and vitality of the Shenandoah Valley.
An Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, December 8, at 1 PM, followed by a book signing of the Oh, Shenandoah book in the Museum Gift Shop. https://www.virginiahistory.org/node/2544 The exhibition continues through September 1, 2019. More information about the exhibition can be found below: