Tuesday, November 3, 2020

"Portraits and Memories: Legacies of Service" will exhibit at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL in November

 

"Snapshots and Memories" oil on canvas 72"x 108"

With Veterans Day coming up on November 11th, Water Street Studios welcomes Portraits & Memories: Legacies of Service. This show by Jeanine Hill-Soldner, was developed over two decades. Shown in Chicago's National Veterans Museum, we are fortunate to bring Jeanine's personal story of multi-generational service and family sacrifice to the Fox Valley. This will be featured in the Dempsey Family Gallery from November 12th-December 4th. The opening will be held on Friday, November 13th.

Water Street Studios

106 South Water Street

Batavia, IL

Thursday, June 25, 2020

"Portraits and Memories" a Virtual Show at Lewis University

"Snapshots and Memories" 72"x 122" triptych from "Memories of an Era"
https://spark.adobe.com/video/5WVBOKrrHH4cl"Portraits and Memories" at Lewis University


Here it is! My solo show at Lewis University in the Wadsworth Family Galleries that was scheduled for June 25- September, 2020. The University will be closed through the next few months due to COVID 19, and the gallery show was cancelled. I was so pleased when Art Gallery Coordinator Natalie Swain suggested a "virtual show". Natalie did a stellar job of putting together this virtual exhibit via a slideshow.
Enjoy viewing "Portraits and Memories" and please share to all your contacts.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Human's Merely Being at the Tall Grass Gallery:and a Preview of my Work in the show


"Coming Together" oil on canvas 24"x 24"

"Summer in the City Christina" oil on canvas 48"x 36"

"Summer Splash Chicago" oil on canvas 48"x 60"

"Fractured Reflection" oil on canvas 48"x 60"

"Sunlit Viewers" oil on canvas 24"x 24"

"Of the Present and The Future" oil on canvas 48"x 72"

"Sometimes in a Hurry" oil on canvas 36"x 36"

Here's the press release for this beautiful show.
 
Humans Merely Being
Seven artists portray the unique beauty of the human image
and the strength of the human spirit


Tall Grass Arts Association in Park Forest is honored to present a new exhibit opening on January 25, 2020. Humans Merely Being includes works by artists Javier Chavira, Michael Chelich, Judy Fan, Jeanine Hill-Soldner, Jean Lewis, Jessica Smit Mattingly, and Lidia Wylangowska.

Each of the award-winning artists has created an impressive body of figurative and portrait works. The exhibit offers many diverse approaches to portraying human images through realistic and expressive approaches, as symbolic, evocative, or strikingly literal representations.

Through their knowledge of anatomy and their technical expertise with a variety of media,
the seven artists convey identity, action, expression and emotion. Inspired by a number of different artists, movements, and sources  – the great masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods; the Symbolist and Pre-Raphaelite artists of the late nineteenth century; narrative and allegorical paintings; classical methods of realistic drawing and painting; the challenging lives of children from Mali and Kenya; the joy of families spending time together in Chicago; cherished moments with their own daughters and sons – they create personal works that often move us to recognize our similarities, our shared situations, our common humanity.

These artists and educators have been recognized with honors, commissions, solo and  group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Their figurative works appear in numerous galleries and museums, in art journals and magazines, and in television   interviews and documentaries.

Working from life and photographs, the artists in the Humans Merely Being exhibit create what artist Jeanine Hill-Soldner describes as “fresh narratives, capturing the life, energy, movement, and excitement experienced in the moment.” Seeking to express the authentic beauty of the human figure, they often strive - as artist Jessica Smit Mattingly has stated her goals – “to physically portray the emotions experienced within, what lies beneath the surface, the larger stories and deeper meanings of our everyday experience.”

Curated by Claudia Craemer and Deborah Craemer, Humans Merely Being is on view
from January 25 through February 29, 2020, with an Artists Reception, open to all, on
Saturday, January 25, from 1-3pm.


Tall Grass Arts Association, 367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466
www.tallgrassarts.org    708 748 3377

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I am Happy to be Showing in "Humans Merely Being" Exhibit



Humans Merely Being
Seven artists portray the unique beauty of the human image
and the strength of the human spirit


Tall Grass Arts Association in Park Forest is honored to present a new exhibit opening on January 25, 2020. Humans Merely Being includes works by artists Javier Chavira, Michael Chelich, Judy Fan, Jeanine Hill-Soldner, Jean Lewis, Jessica Smit Mattingly, and Lidia Wylangowska.

Each of the award-winning artists has created an impressive body of figurative and portrait works. The exhibit offers many diverse approaches to portraying human images through realistic and expressive approaches, as symbolic, evocative, or strikingly literal representations.

Through their knowledge of anatomy and their technical expertise with a variety of media,
the seven artists convey identity, action, expression and emotion. Inspired by a number of different artists, movements, and sources  – the great masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods; the Symbolist and Pre-Raphaelite artists of the late nineteenth century; narrative and allegorical paintings; classical methods of realistic drawing and painting; the challenging lives of children from Mali and Kenya; the joy of families spending time together in Chicago; cherished moments with their own daughters and sons – they create personal works that often move us to recognize our similarities, our shared situations, our common humanity.

These artists and educators have been recognized with honors, commissions, solo and  group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Their figurative works appear in numerous galleries and museums, in art journals and magazines, and in television   interviews and documentaries.

Working from life and photographs, the artists in the Humans Merely Being exhibit create what artist Jeanine Hill-Soldner describes as “fresh narratives, capturing the life, energy, movement, and excitement experienced in the moment.” Seeking to express the authentic beauty of the human figure, they often strive - as artist Jessica Smit Mattingly has stated her goals – “to physically portray the emotions experienced within, what lies beneath the surface, the larger stories and deeper meanings of our everyday experience.”

Curated by Claudia Craemer and Deborah Craemer, Humans Merely Being is on view
from January 25 through February 29, 2020, with an Artists Reception, open to all, on
Saturday, January 25, from 1-3pm.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

"The Power of Three" Exhibition


“The Power of Three”
Group Statement

Chicago area artists Sandie Bacon, Anne Farley Gaines, and Jeanine Hill-Soldner have various elements in common in the work they will show in “The Power of Three”.  They are accomplished artists who work in diverse media producing colorful and powerful works of an environmentally-conscious nature. They find the mystery of organic elements endlessly fascinating, and they interpret these scenes in their unique styles.

The convergence of these similar, yet separate, visions and viewpoints creates a power and a resonance multiplied by three. Bacon’s work emphasizes the sheer force of nature and the subtle humor of animate kites with oriental influence; Gaines’ watercolors and ceramics capitalize on fragile beauty found in nature and surprise close-up details; Hill-Soldner’s richly layered oil paintings focus on figures interacting with water and drawing the viewer into narratives that are playful as well as contemplative.

This exhibit contains work of varying sizes and surfaces, ranging from smooth representational watercolors to richly layered oil paintings, heavily-textured mixed-media paintings and ceramics.  They are to be experienced for their sheer beauty, as well as to be contemplated as warnings to nurture certain environments and be careful not to compromise or destroy them. It is a visual collaboration that invites study and questioning.