Biography & Shows - Elaine Ralston Art

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Elaine was introduced to artistic expression early in life as a child  with weekly art classes in various mediums.  Later she attended an  Arts & Music High School followed by the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She studied pastels at Mt. Saint Mary College and also at the Art Student League.

She is a member of the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), and Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows and was awarded 1st place in 2006's “Artists on Campus Wildlife Award” for a pastel portrait of the oldest of her cats.  In 2009 and 2015 she won the Gayle Clark Fedigan award for best pastel, in 2010 and 2012,1st place for the all mediums Hudson Valley category and best pastel in 2013.  To expand her views she has even traveled to Ireland and Italy to study and paint.

Solo, Group, and Juried Shows:

River Winds Gallery, Beacon, NY
Gazen Gallery, Rheinbeck, NY
Wolf Gang Gallery, Montgomery, NY
Mariandale Art Gallery,  Ossining, NY
Catskill Mt. Foundation Gallery, Hunter, NY
Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY
Bannerman's Island Gallery,  Beacon, NY
The Arts Upstairs Gallery, Phoenicia, NY (solo)
Rage, Kingston, NY (solo)
Mt. Saint Mary College, “Artists on Campus” 2006 - 13
The Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY
Captain David Crawford House, The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands, NY
Kent Art Association, "Elected Artist" Kent, CT
Rosendale Café, “Celtic Holiday” Rosendale, NY
Vanderbilt “Artists in the Garden ” 2006 + 07 Hyde Park, NY
Emmanuel’s, Stone Ridge, NY (solo)
Garrison Art Center,  Garrison, NY
Art Society of Kingston , Kingston, NY
Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM)
Desmond House, Balmville, NY
Karples Museum, Newburgh, NY “Art in Bloom”
Duck Pond Gallery Port Ewen, NY (solo)
RHCAN Gallery, Red Hook, NY
Colombia County Council of the Arts
Kingston Open Studio
High Meadow School Benefit Auction, Stone Ridge,NY
Solo show at Ulster Savings Bank - Main office, Kingston, NY
Two-artist collaboration show atVillage Green Realty, Kingston, NY
Woodstock School of Art


Featured in HV Biz, Arts section "Off the Palette" by Kathy Kahn, Poughkeepsie Journal “What Inspires Me” by Barbara G. Farrell, Delaware & Hudson Canvas




Featured in HV Biz, Arts section "Off the Palette" by Kathy Kahn, Poughkeepsie Journal “What Inspires Me” by Barbara G. Farrell, Delaware & Hudson Canvas

 
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