September Art Newsletter




from artist Lynnette Shelley

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See You In September!

Hi all
I am excited to announce I have some in-person events happening this month - the Chester County Studio Tour (rescheduled from May) and the 9th Regional Biennial Juried Art Show at Rehoboth Art League. All events are taking Covid precautions in mind (socially distancing, masks, number limits, etc) so I hope you may be able to come visit my artwork this September. See details in the newsletter.

For those of you who live too far away or are unable to visit in person, I did make a video tour of my studio featuring some of my newest works which you can check out here on Youtube (or click on the video below). In the video I discuss some of the paintings I have made recently.

if you would like a private appointment to come visit my studio in Norristown (masks are required) then, please email me at
Virtual Art Studio Tour
with Lynnette Shelley
Summer 2020
9th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition

at the Rehoboth Art League
August 28 - September 27, 2020
Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth, DE

I am pleased to announce that I have two artworks chosen for the 9th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition at the Rehoboth Art League at 12 Dodds Lane in Rehoboth, DE from August 28 - September 27, 2020.

There were approximately 66 works selected from a field of 220. While there is no opening reception following CDC pandemic guidelines, the show will still be in the physical galleries, which you can visit during regular gallery hours. A recorded video by the juror will be made available to discuss artwork selections.

My chosen artworks;
1) "Seen and Unseen", 30 x 30 inches, ink and acrylic on wood panel
2) "Autumn Song", 24 inches diameter, ink and acrylic on wood panel

My artwork "Autumn Song" was recently profiled in the Cape Gazette in an article on the art show. Check it out here.

Seen and Unseen

Autumn Song

More about the show
Open to all artists living in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., this exhibition represents a strong collection of works by emerging and master-level fine artists.  There will be $2,500 dollars (in total) cash awards.  The artist winning the Best in Show award will receive a $1,500 cash award in addition to a solo exhibition running concurrent to our 10th Regional Biennial Exhibition to be held in 2022.

The Juror of selection for this exhibition is Robin Craren and the Judge of Awards is Charles Plante

Gallery Talk: The Gallery Talk scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at 10am by juror Robin Craren has been cancelled. In lieu of the gallery talk, the juror will provide a recorded video and will discuss her selections. The video will also be available online.


Chester County Studio Tour
at Ivystone Studio!

September 18-20, 2020

Chester County Studio Tour at Ivystone Studio, 138 Moore Road, Downingtown, PA 

Tour Stop #12 with Justin SmithLynnette Shelley, Charles Emlen, and Anna Boothe.

Unofficial Preshow Party:
Fri 5-8 PM.
Official Tour Hours:
Sat 10-6 PM, Sun, 11-5 PM. 

RSVP to the Facebook Event Page here.

This free annual tour features hundreds of artists at studios all over the county. 

Masks are mandatory for admittance and our tour stop will be taking extra precautions this year, including limiting the amount of people in the barn gallery to no more than 25 at any one time. There will also be refreshments served outside (including some yummy food cooked on the grille, weather permitting), and glass blowing demonstrations. We will have a covered waiting area outside for your convenience as well.

Tour Stop #12 with Justin SmithLynnette Shelley, Charles Emlen, and Anna Boothe.


County Collector
Lynnette's "County Collector" for the 2020 Chester County Studio Tour (available for 75 dollars during the Saturday and Sunday of the show ONLY) is "Owl and Blue Moon", 6x6 inches, ink and acrylic on hardboard. For more information on the County Collector program, or for maps or other details about the tour, please go to

On the Drawing Table
(Or in this case, on the studio floor)

In this video, I'm inking up the background of a 30x40" wood panel in preparation for a new painting. I'm using jars of acrylic inks mixed with water. I'll have to wait a day for this to dry before I can start the overpainting. This background / underpainting is the first layer of many layers I use to build the details of my paintings.

What will the new painting become? Be sure to follow me on Facebook or Instagram to find out!