Visual artist and ArtsPath rostered teaching artist Julie Bernstein Engelmann will present an exhibit titled “Lily Pads” at the Artists Hand Gallery in downtown Indiana from August 21–September 1, 2012.
Julie is an active local artist whose abstract paintings are defined by vibrant color and rich textures. However, her skill in realism allows her to incorporate imagery into her abstract artwork and teaching. As a ArtsPath rostered teaching artist, Julie works with students of all ages in helping them to recognize and achieve color harmony, enjoy the excitement of paint and its lush tactility, understand how they know when a painting is good and complete, and, most especially, how to express themselves through the personal and universal visual language of color and form.
She is a widely exhibited painter, having won many first place and best of show awards throughout Western Pennsylvania. Her work is included in the Greater Latrobe School District Special Collection and in several corporate collections. Currently, she is represented by LaFond Galleries in Pittsburgh, and she is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.
Julie earned a Master of Fine Arts in fiber and painting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Barnard College in New York City, where she studied with first-generation abstract expressionist Milton Resnick. Her broad and varied background includes rigorous color training as a textile colorist on Fashion Avenue and working in galleries in New York City, Salt Lake City, and at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. She has served two terms as president of the Indiana Art Association and as vice president of the Indiana Arts Council.
More of her work may be viewed on her website.
ArtsPath is the arts-in-education program of the Lively Arts, serving students and communities by presenting artist residencies and educational outreach throughout Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties.