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April Issue 2010

Fountainside Gallery in Wilmington, NC, Features Works by Sandy Nelson

Fountainside Gallery in Wilmington, NC, will present the exhibit, Azalea Festival Showcase: New Works by Sandy Nelson, the 2010's official Azalea Festival Artist, on view from Apr. 5 - 30, 2010.

The 2010 Azalea Festival will be held in Wilmington, Apr. 7-11, 2010. Nelson executed this year's painting of the beautiful Airlie Gardens. The works in oil in Fountainside's showcase feature a variety of coastal landscapes, paintings of Airlie Gardens, still life and other local scenes. Equally adept at rendering hills and coastlines, Nelson reflects both her rural childhood and life on the coast of North Carolina, her home for the last ten years. Nelson studied fine art at the University of Kentucky and later with several nationally known artists across the country.

Now, with works in over 70 corporate collections, including those of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, and George Steinbrenner, owner of the NY Yankees, and Rotary International, Nelson is exhibiting in galleries where collectors are recognizing her work. As an artist working in the commercial sector for several years, she did assignments for the Bloodhorse Magazine, book publishers and other publications. The requirements of commercial art taught the artist discipline and interpretation. Since then, she has been profiled in "M" Magazine, Northlight Magazine, Rotary International and other publications; recently one of her portraits was featured on the cover of Bench & Bar Magazine. Nelson was a finalist in The Artists Magazine's top 200, had work published on the cover of books such as the Beach Book and was featured in Southwest Art magazine's 'Start your Collection" section. Nelson excels in landscape and figurative work, capturing the essence of light and her subject.

For further info check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 910/256-9956 or visit (www.fountainsidegallery.com).

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