Julie Longacre: A Retrospective
August 19 – November 4, 2017
Reception with the artist: Sunday, September 10, 2:00-5:00 pm
This exhibit celebrates fifty years of Julie Longacre’s artistic career and showcases her work from her early landscapes through current paintings. It is a unique opportunity to view her journey as an artist over time. Some of the artwork will be on loan from private collections and has never been exhibited. A number of the paintings are available for purchasing along with a selection of prints and cards.
Julie loved to draw as a child. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Education and taught third grade and then art until 1981 when she retired to paint full time.
Julie states that:
Some people at the end of a life-long profession have a plaque on the wall showing gratitude for their commitment, or wear an engraved watch to remind them of the time they spent with the firm. I don’t have a plaque nor a watch bearing my name. I have memories of the wonderful people I met along the way. They were the measure of my success. Had they not been attracted to my work, I would not have had the privilege to meet and interact with so many interesting people, listen to their stories and capture their memories on canvas.
We are the artists; we record history. Time doesn’t pass us by; we can make time stand still. Our compositions capture moments in time, express our ideas, our emotions, hopes and dreams for those who follow us.