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Call for Art

Symbols of America!

Art displays run through the month of OCTOBER

Artist Deadline is September 22nd  - See Application below

Artist's Reception will be on Sunday, October 8th  3 p.m to 5 p.m.

Application Click HERE

Colleen Goodwin Chronister

The Florence Events Center, Gallery One, is pleased to exhibit the artwork of Colleen Goodwin-Chronister in Galleries One and Five.

Colleen Goodwin Chronister is a passionate painter who lives and works today from her home studio in Keizer, Oregon.  She has lived on the East and West Coasts and earned her Teaching Credential from CSU Fresno.  Painting has always been her first passion.  Since painting her first canvas at the age of eight, she has been creating paintings for over fifty years.  Colleen's style is contemporary realism.  Colleen’s exquisite oil paintings reflect a rich color palette, incredible depth, and meticulous attention to detail.  The painting process begins with an inspiring experience.  Next, a compositional sketch in thinned umber is drawn directly on the canvas.  Then, color blocking with wide brushes is applied to create mood.  Next comes a series of glazes to create depth and color intensity. 

Finally, the painting’s details are painted with tiny brushes. Colleen’s evocative paintings seem to transcend the ordinary and have a distinctive magical quality which characterizes her work.

 Colleen’s paintings are widely acclaimed.  Her award-winning paintings have been juried into numerous exhibitions across the country, including the Arts for the Parks Competition in Jackson Hole, WY; the Women’s National in Fayetteville, AR; the Oil Painters of America Exhibit in Carmel, CA; the Arizona Fine Arts Festival in Scottsdale, AZ; the San Joaquin Valley Show at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art in Fresno, CA; and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Exhibit in Osage Beach, MO.  She has earned many prestigious awards, including over a dozen People’s Choice and Bests of Show.  Her patrons throughout the country include her paintings in their collections.


2017 Dates​​​​​
  • October 14th (National Arts and Humanities Month)

  • November 11th 

  • December 9th


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