My primary interest is in exploring the use of color and how different combinations can create mood and drama. While I have a diverse body of work, I tend to focus on landscapes as a subject because I'm challenged to take them from a picturesque scene to something that feels alive and expressive. I work with non-naturalistic colors and semi-abstracted shapes in my translation of these landscapes, which enables me to convey different senses, such as whimsy, mystery, community and solitude. Using this method, my hope is to push the viewer to look at the world around them in new ways.
My ultimate goal is to give the viewer a "lift" or "energy boost" - basically make them feel good and enjoy the piece. What I hear the most from my customers is that my work "makes them smile" or "makes them feel happy." When I can achieve this response from people, my philosophy of trying to leave a good mark on the world (for the short time that I'm here) is closer to being realized. After all, life is hard enough - why not surround yourself with something that is positive and uplifting? I hope to never quit learning and evolving, so please check back periodically to see my new work.
||Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Interdisciplinary Arts - Painting and Sculpture
Virginia Commonwealth University
|2003||Bachelor of Arts - Fine Arts Major - Painting Emphasis
Mary Baldwin College
|1999||Certificate in Painting and Drawing
Corcoran School of Art
Associate of Science in Business Administration
|2013||Netcom Web Development|
|2003- Present||Over 150 Juried Fine Art Festivals
|2008 - Present||Continuous Exhibition. Workhouse Arts Center. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2014||Solo Exhibition. January 11 - March 1. McGuireWoods Gallery, Lorton, VA.|
|2013||Group Exhibit. McGuire Woods Gallery. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2013||Collector's Showcase. McGuire Woods Gallery. Lorton, Virginia.
|2012||Commerce I, Group Exhibition. McGuireWoods Gallery. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2012||Collector's Showcase. McGuireWoods Gallery. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2011||The Conversation of Art. Artspace Herndon. Herndon, Virginia.|
|2011||Collector's Showcase. McGuireWoods Gallery. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2010||Colorful Musings, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Interdisciplinary Arts.|
|Thesis Exhibition, Virginia CommonwealthUniversity, Richmond, Virginia.
|Workhouse Arts Center, Building #10 Gallery, Lorton, Virginia.|
|2010||Collector's Showcase. McGuireWoods Gallery. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2010||Workhouse Arts Center, Featured Artist. Workhouse Arts Center,|
|Building #10 Gallery. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2010||Group Show. Jo Ann Rose Gallery. Reston, Virginia.|
|2010||Reston Chamber of Commerce. Reston, Virginia.|
|2009||Instructor/Student Exhibit. Workhouse Arts Center. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2009||Small Works Exhibit. Workhouse Arts Center. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2009||Collector's Showcase. McGuireWoods Gallery. Lorton, Virginia.|
|2008||Artomatic 2008. Washington, D.C.|
|2008||Traveling Exhibition. University of Phoenix, Reston, Virginia.|
|2008||Annual Gala. National Network for Children and Families. Bethesda, Maryland.|
|2008||Subjective Realities. Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York.|
|2007||Group Exhibition. Amdur Gallery, Glenview, Illinois.|
|2006||The Substance of Color. Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York.|
|2004||Annual Gala. Washington Performing Arts Society. Washington, D.C.|
|2002||Student Exhibition. Hunt Hall Art Gallery, Mary Baldwin College,|
Art Related Work Experience:
|2011||Artist in Residence, The Kellar School, Fairfax, Virginia.|
|2010|| Artist in Residence, South County Middle School, Fairfax County
Public Schools, Lorton, Virginia.
|2009 - 2010||Judge, Legue of Reston Artists - "Travel" Exhibit, University of Phoenix, Reston, Virginia|
|2009||Instructor, Instructional Video, Jerry's Artarama, Raleigh, North Carolina.|
|2009||Artist in Residence, Featherstone Elementary School, Prince William County Public Schools, Woodbridge, Virginia.|
|2009 - Present||Workshop Instructor, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia.|
|2008 - Present||Juried Studio Member, icluding demonstrations.|
|2008 - Present||VIA (Very Important Artist) Program, Jerry's Artarama, Raleigh, North Carolina.|
|2009 - 2011||Gallery Hanging Representative, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia.|
|2008 - 2009||Special Events Representatiave, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia.|
|2003 - Present||Owner, Kerin Fine Arts, McLean, Virginia. Includes operating small business and participation in over 150 national juried fine arts festivals.|
|2013||"Best of Show" - Collector's Showcase. McGuireWoods Gallery, Lorton, VA. Curator: Dr. Joann Moser, Deputy Chief Curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.|
|2012||Calendar Competition Finalist. 2012 Collector's Showcase. McGuireWoods Gallery. Lorton, VA.|
|2009||MAD Artist Award (Merger of Art and Design). Association of Interior Design Professionals (AIDP). Lorton, Virginia.|
|2008||Merit Award - Port Clinton Art Festival. Amdur Productions. Highland Park, Illinois.|
|2007||Poster Contest Winner - Buffalo Grove Art Festival. Amdur Productions. Buffalo Grove, Illinois.|
|2002||Prizewinner for Student Exhibition. Student Fine Arts Association. Mary Baldwin College. Staunton, Virginia.|
Cedar-Southworth, Donna. "Call It Charisma." Elan Magazine, September, 2011, Volume 11,
McBride, Kerin. Acrylic Painting: Stunning Abstract Landscapes. DVD. Directed by Michael
Goldstein 2009. Raleigh, North Carolina: Burning Oak Studios, 2009.
McBride, Kerin. "Fantasy." In American Art Collector - Juried Compilation of New York, edited by
Tom Palmer, 137. Berkeley, California: Alcove Books, 2009, Jurors: Howard Eige, Jan
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76. Highland Park, Illinois: Amdur Productions, Inc., 2009.
Rader, Jane. "Meet Kerin McBride of McLean." Java Town, February, 2009, Volume 5, Number 6.
McBride, Kerin. In 2008 Art Annual: Amdur Productions, edited by Mike Pfeifer, 28 and 76.
Highland Park, Illinois: Amdur Productions, Inc., 2008.
McBride, Kerin. In 2007 Art Annual: Amdur Productions, edited by Mike Pfeifer, 75. Highland Park,
Illinois: Amdur Productions, Inc., 2007.
McBride, Kerin. In Washington Project for the Arts Artist Directory, directed by Kim Ward, 313.
Washington, D.C.: Washington Project for the Arts, 2008.
Speer, Camela. "Get to Know the Workhouse Studio Artists." Workhouse Insider, July 2009,
Volume IV, Issue 3, p. 12.
Swift, Matthew. "Something Uplifting: McLean Artist Prepares for New York Show."
The McLean Connection Newspapers (April 17, 2008). (accessed March 14, 2010).
DCS Elementary School, Oakton, VA - Substitute Art Teacher grades K-6 (2004)
Featherstone Elementary School, Prince William County Public Schools - Artist in Residency -
included teaching 57 5th graders oil and acrylic painting, field trips to art center and hanging
of exhibit in gallery. (January - April 2009)
DCS Elementary School, Oakton, VA - Lunch/Recess Duty - Approx. 650 hours (2000 - 2007)
DCS Elementary School, Oakton, VA - Medieval Festival - Constructed and painted castle set
Lopez Studios, Reston, VA - Extensive Mural for music and art center (Jan - May, 2003)
American Red Cross - Dewitt Army Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, VA - 40 hours (1979)
Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society
Art League, Alexandria, VA
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)
Lorton Arts Foundation
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
League of Reston Artists
Workhouse Arts Center
Building W-10, Studio 1008
9601 Ox Road 22071
2071 Tower Drive
Glenview, IL 60026
530 West 25th Street
Chelsea, New York 10001