"Lush," "moody," "ethereal" are some of the words that have been used to describe my paintings over the last thirty years. It's work that has been brought alive by accepting the energy of the moment. In choosing to embrace opportunity, I create space for something spontaneous or unexpected to emerge. While making innumerable choices in color, shape and line, fear and exhilaration become either ally or enemy. I choose to rally in the energy they both possess. By electing to work with whichever arises, an authenticity is experienced by both the artist and the viewer.
~ Petria Mitchell
EDUCATION 1980 Jonathan Talbot Printmaking 1973 Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA 1972 National Academy School of Design, New York, New York
SELECTED EXHIBTIONS 2008, 2007, 2006 Solo Exhibition, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 2005 One person show, Wm. Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA One person show, “The Lavender Hill Series,” Gallery North Star, Manchester, VT 2004 One person show, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT One person show, Doll-Anstadt Gallery, Burlington, VT “04 Landscape Show,” Wm. Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA 2004-1989 Group Exhibits, Windham Art Gallery, Brattleboro, VT 2003 30th Regional Selections, Hood Museum, Hanover, NH One person show, Gallery North Star, Grafton, VT Two person show, Hunter-Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 2002 One person, Doll-Anstadt Gallery, Burlington, VT “New Talent,” Alan Stone Gallery, New York, NY 2001 One person, “Structure and Landscape,” McGowan Fine Arts, Concord, NH One person, Gallery North Star, Grafton, VT Manchester Invitational, Equinox Hotel, Manchester, VT 2000 175th AnnualcExhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY One person, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT Fall National Juries Exhibition. Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT Regional Selections, 2000, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene, NH AWARDS 2000 Juror’s Award, Fall National Juried Exhibitions, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT 1999 Second Place, Biennial Regional Juror’s Choice Competition, Thorne Sagendorph Gallery, Keene, NH Materials Award, Stratton Arts Festival 1996 Rifkin Award for Best In Show, Art-On-The-Mountain Jay Connaway Award for Best In Show, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT 1995 Best In Show, Centennial Art Show, Hastings House