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  Tangerine by Viorica Ghetu-Vuono, Oil on Canvas, 24x36
   Group Exhibition
  March 10, 2018
  Opening Reception
  Saturday March 10, 5:00 - 8:00pm
  Meet the Artists @ Opening Reception
  Artist Talk and Intro @ 6:30pm
  Featured Artists
  Tricia Townes, Ramah Al Husseini, Amy Whitman, Elizaveta Bondarenko, Gjergji Meta, Viorica Ghetu-Vuono and Ionela Harhata. 
  Dacia Gallery cordially invites you to our NYC Artist Residency Group Exhibition. This exhibition embodies an eclectic mix of contemporary artists that focus on painting, drawing and sculpture. The collection contains a mosaic of work through a life long study of anatomy, depth, color and light through the unique vision of each artist. Fusing together an achievement of what is currently being created by contemporary artists in representational art at the peak of a new movement. Come celebrate with us and meet some of today’s most intriguing artists. This exhibition is dedicated to the spirit of all workign artists. 

Gjergji Meta: born in 1968 in Tepelene ,Albania, where he lived with his family until 1983, he studied art in school, then went to the Academy of Arts in Tirana. As a child, he found great pleasure in the drawing and painting. Gjergji has explored many different artistic techniques, and using various mediums, such as acrylics and watercolors, oils tend to be his favorite materials. He has participated in numerous exhibitions abroad, from: Miami, Milano, Premium Berlin International, Germany, Premium International Arte Milano, Contemporary ROMA, MeArtMediterroneo, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci Prize, Cesenatico,  "International Art Empire Trophy" Paris, Vienna, Rome.Trophy La Vela d`Oro for l`arte Cesenatico, Trophy Biennale Cannes 0 1 Grand Prix Dex arts Visuels, TrofeoPalma d`Oro for l`arte Biennale for Art Vizive – Monte Carlo, the Contemporary Gallery of the Uffi zi Florence, Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Montreux, Art ForlìConteporanea, and “Vernissage” Efect Art Gallery in Palermo, Italy.

Ramah Al Husseini: born and raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, moved to Bahrain for her last two years of high school where she received her IB Art Certificate. After graduating in 2006, she moved to Canada where she obtained a Bachelor's degree of Studio Arts, Fine Arts, from the University of Concordia located in Montreal, Quebec in 2011. Since moving back to the Middle East, Ramah participated in group and solo exhibitions all over the Gcc, one of her solo exhibitions was held at Bab Market in 2013 that was organized by the ministry of culture of Bahrain. Loud Art group exhibition in Desert Design in Khobar, the 3rd annual Ras al Khaimah art exhibition 2015 in the UAE, at the Taste e Participated in the strata exhibition at malja 2016.Participated in a group exhibition that took place in Birmingham UK for the full month of October under Ulafaa art group2017. She curated, and participated in the "Call Out" annual art exhibitions at Malja Bahrain art space in 2015, 2016 and October 2017. In November 2012, Ramah initiated the first private art space that welcomed artists of every field and level to meet, socialize and showcase their work. She curated, organized and managed all exhibitions and events that took place in her private art gallery that entitled Anamil (www.facebook.com/anamil296). Although the experience only lasted for three years, it gave Ramah welcomed exposure to the art community of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.  You can find some of her work featured in at least three different issues of Khaleejesque kuwaiti Magazine of 2015, as well on the Cover of Gulf Airs, Gulf Life, on flight Magazine July issue 2015, her face on the cover of Women's This Month Bahraini magazine of 2016. Ramah still curates, paints and exhibits her work in different galleries all over the GCC. You can find Ramah’s latest work on the walls of Al Reem Centre located in Rifaa Bahrain. She also collaborated with SuperHope, a UAE charity organization based initiative that creates and designs bags and t-shirts all of which goes to charity. as well as donating paintings to Dreams society a charity organization that helps makes dreams of terminally ill children come true, located in Bahrain.

Elizaveta Bondarenko: Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Elizaveta Bondarenko currently lives in Detroit, Michigan, and works as a creative designer for Ford Motor Company. Art was always a big part of Elizaveta's life but it wasn't until she found herself in a foreign country in her teenage years that it became a main way of self-expression. Upon moving to US she spent several years before college fully dedicated to exploring different techniques and styles and building her portfolio with the focus on telling stories and sharing experiences through figurative paintings and drawings. In college, being introduced to the car industry that runs Detroit, she found herself fascinated by automotive design and majored in it at Lawrence Technological University, which started her carrier in car interior design. Outside the day job she continues to focus on building herself as an artist and taking opportunities to learn from other artists at places like Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (MI), Atelier Art Studio (MI) and Dacia Gallery (NY) to excel and to develop her personal style, continuing her focus on human figure in oil and exploring storytelling through portraits.

Viorica Ghetu-VuonoI: lives in Norwalk, CT but grew up in Chisinau, Moldova, having studied Fine Art in Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. Prior to focusing exclusively on fine art, she used her passion for color, nostalgia and beauty in the fashion business. The travel necessary to support this work provided exposure to styles in China, Europe and the United States. She continues to study various art forms & techniques via classes and workshops primarily focused on oil painting and mixed media. Viorica finds a great deal of influence through her interest in art history, particularly the Renaissance period, which is found in her style.

Tricia Townes: was born in North Carolina and now lives in Brooklyn.  She studied English and Philosophy in college, graduated from Yale Law School, and practiced law for about 3 years.  At that time she decided to start taking art classes and has been hooked ever since, never looking back.  She then completed a second undergraduate course in Art and Art History at The University of North Carolina, and graduate school in Painting and Drawing at UNC-Greensboro.  She has attended artist's residencies at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

Ionela Harhata: was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1981. She received her B.A from the Georgia State University in 2010. While she would officially be considered a self-thought artist, Ionela studied art, particularly sculpture, since the young age of 11 years old, at the prestigious art school "Nicolae Tonitza," in her country of origin. Currently she resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has apprenticed with the Honorable Basil Watson. Ionela exhibited her art locally, at various venues such as the Atlanta Artist Center, the ArtStation, and the B Complex. She received numerous awards for both her drawings and her sculptures.

Amy Whitman: b. Hanover, Pennsylvania, 1963. Amy Whitman is a self-taught artist based in northern New Jersey.  Although she has been passionate about art her entire life, she did not begin to exhibit her work until recently. As a young adult, Whitman’s career path included work as a teacher and a pediatric therapist. Her experiences with children and their world of whimsy are often reflected in her work. Her passion is figurative art and non-traditional portraiture. Whitman’s eclectic artistic background includes calligraphy, mural work and mixed media.Whitman has exhibited in juried shows in the northeast and in the Midwest. Her work can be found in many private collections.

Artwork by Ionela Harhata Artwork by Elizaveta Bondarenko Artwork by Amy Whitman Artwork by Tricia Townes Artwork by Ramah Al Husseini Artwork by Gjergji Meta