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November Issue 2010

Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by William Jameson and Brent Funderburk

Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will entice and inspire you with beautiful new paintings from William Jameson and Brent Funderburk, on view through Nov. 30, 2010.

Born in Honea Path, SC, in 1944, William Jameson returned to his home state after traveling, studying and painting abroad. While in college he studied at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuanto, Mexico. His graduate work in graphics and sculpture brought him stateside to the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL.

If one-man exhibits defined Jameson's long art career, there would be a long list to include over a twenty-five year period. His first one man show was in 1973 in Columbia, SC, followed by exhibits in New York City, NY, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, Bologna Italy and the Shain Gallery in Charlotte.

While in New York, his paintings were used in the Woody Allen films Manhattan and Interiors. Jameson and his remarkable oil paintings of nature have appeared in a dozen publications over his career. Teaching art became a career while Jameson was in Guanajuanto, Mexico in 1970 and continues today. He instructs artists in painting workshops he leads in Provence, France; Tuscany, Italy; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Blowing Rock, NC and Charleston.

Though Jameson calls Charleston home, he and his wife have a studio in Saluda, NC. Jameson clearly conveys his intimate relationship with and understanding of nature and invokes the observer to involve all of their senses in experiencing the scene and to sit back and enjoy this window into an enhanced vision of the natural world.

Brent Funderburk, a Charlotte native, trained at East Carolina University (BFA/MFA) under Edward Reep, Paul Hartley, and Ray Elmore. A watercolor painter and John Grisham Professor of Excellence at Mississippi State University, Funderburk has exhibited in over one hundred regional, national, and international exhibitions, and has been presented in more than thirty one-person exhibits. Awards include the Grumbacher Medal, the Burlington Northern Faculty Excellence Award, a Hambidge Fellowship, and the 2009 Mississippi Art Faculty Best in Show Award. His work is represented in corporate, private and museum collections across the country.

Funderburk was recently named the Official Artist of the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition. The artist has curated several exhibitions such as Ecstasy- the Mystical Landscapes of Walter Anderson which is currently touring US museums, and Dwight Blaney, American Impressionist and Friends. Funderburk's paintings will appear in the Fall 2009 issue of Studio Visit Magazine.

Located in beautiful Myers Park, Shain Gallery has been on the forefront of the North Carolina art scene since 1998. The gallery represents many leading national and regional artists, and recently won the "Best of the Best Award" for best Charlotte gallery.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/334-7744 or visit /www.shaingallery.com).


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