Sandra Wright

Sandra Wright

Charleston, WV, United States

About Sandra Wright

Sandra Wright is a Colombian born artist, who moved to the United States in 1998 becoming a citizen in 2004. She is married to a Maryland entrepreneur and after his retirement, they came to live at Mount Storm in WV. Physics and Math teacher in her native Country, she is now a full time artist. She has been a member of the Dorchester Center for the Arts in Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Appalachian Pastel Society in North Carolina and the Grant County Art Council in West Virginia.
Sandra Wright specializes in family portraits using charcoal, oil or pastel as well as capturing the beauty of the American country side of her adopted Country on her landscapes and wild life scenery. Winner of multiple awards and ribbons in Maryland Eastern Shore and West Virginia, her work have been shown at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex in Charleston, West Virginia, Chesapeake College in Maryland as well as the Landes Art Center and Water Street Gallery in Petersburg , the Mountain Made Gallery in Davis, The Tamarack the best of West Virginia in Beckley and The Gallery Shop in Oakland, MD.

Education

1984 - 1989
Universidad "Francisco Jose de Caldas"
Bogota, Colombia
Licensed on Physics Teaching (Bachelors degree)
Math and Physics teaching
3.6 Grade Point Average
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1990-1991 3 semesters of Electric Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
1992-1994 2 years of French, Instituto Electronico de Idiomas
2000 Oil Painting Fall Class, Chesapeake College, James Plumb, instructor
2005 Plain Air Painting Workshop , Dorchester Center for the Arts
2006-2007 Oil Painting Class , Oxford Community Center
2006 Pastel Painting Class, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Katie Cassidy, instructor
2009-2011 Oil Painting Class, Mary Ekroos, instructor
2009-2010 Oil Painting Class, Dorchester Center for the Arts
2012. Advance Portrait Class, Grantsville, MD, Edna Bender, instructor

Events

Press Release:



The Blue Door Journal Magazine from Yonkers, NY selected Sandra Wright's piece "Shhh..." as the front cover of this quarter's vol. 1.2 issue.
You can check it out at:
http://bluedoorartcenter.org/journal/quarterly-journal-vol12

Also, this same painting "Shhh..." was selected for an online exhibit at NYC Tart Talks.com called: "Mug Shots"
where other eight very talented artists around the world were included. Please check it out at:
http://www.tarttalks.com/#!mug-shots/c1uwq


Spring Portrait Drawing class at Potomac State College in Keyser, WV. Starting April 10th through May 8th 2015. Check it out at: http://www.potomacstatecollege.edu/academics/special_interest.html

Exhibitions

The Best Of West Virginia Art Show at the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery at Tamarack in Beckley, WV. She is this year's best of the show in this prestigious art competition.

Coming in May 2015, Sandra Wright's first Solo Art Show in Oakland, Maryland at the Gallery Shop and Garrett Art Council. More updates coming soon, please come back soon for more details

Mastering the Art of Oils, July 27th through August 31st, Fridays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Odd Fellows Building, room 405, Charleston, WV.