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Dianne Bugash is a native Washingtonian who comes from a family of artists. She completed the fine arts program at the Corcoran School of Art and continued her studies on scholarship at The American University.
Bugash is an active member of the art community. For five years, she was a Docent for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. In this capacity, Bugash developed her interest and skills in serving as an arts advocate to the general community and began lecturing various interest groups on the creative process. She also participated in the outreach program to public schools in Montgomery County, MD. In 1994, Dianne research and designed a “Doodling Towards Art” workshop for adult non-artists and continues to promote involvement in the arts. She was awarded a residency at Rockville Arts Place in 1998. She is on the faculty of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and Montgomery College, School of Art and Design, painting to adults. As a member of the Golden Acrylics Working Artists Program, she gives lectures and workshops on how to use Acrylics.
Dianne is a painter with a focus on symbolism, color and storytelling. Her artistic endeavors have carried her to experimentation in drawing, papermaking and photo collaging. She has exhibited widely in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area as well as nationally, and is represented by the Light Street Gallery in Baltimore, MD. Her work is in both private and corporate collections.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005 “Bold and Beyond”, Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Baltimore, MD
2005 “Time Enough for Love”, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2003 “Recent Paintings”, The Art Barn Center for the Arts, Gaithersburg, MD
2001 “Dianne Bugash, Retrospective 1985-2001, Mill River Gallery,Ellicott City, MD
2001 “Fragments of Views/Pieces of Visions”, Glenview Mansion Gallery, MD
2001 “Paintings and Sculpture”, Ohio State University, Pearl Conard Gallery, OH
1998 “ Paintings”, Friendship Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1993 “Recent Paintings”, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA.,
Selected Juried Exhibitions
2005 “SEVEN”, Warehouse Gallery, Wash. D.C., curator: Lenny Campello
2005 “Surrealism in Contemporary Art”, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
2005 “19th Annual Critics Residency”, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD,
Curator: Franklin Sirmans, NYC
2004 “Art Maryland 2004, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD, Juror: Mr. Phillips, the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
2004 “2004 Faculty Biennial”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
2003 “Configuration”, Four Artists, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
2002 “Party Animals”, public art project, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.
2003 “Artists Respond”, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD
2004 “Angels and Messengers”, eight selected artists, The Ratner Museum, MD
2001 “Contemporary Realism”, The Athenaeum Gallery, Juror: L. Campello, D.C.,
2001 “Combined Talents 2001”, FSU Museum of Fine Arts ,Tallahassee, FL
2000 “Homage to Dali”, Fraser Gallery, D.C.,
1998 “Visions”, Resident Artists, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD,
1997 “Faculty Exhibit”, MD College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD
1997 “Three Painters”, The Artists Museum, Washington, D.C.
1996 “Children Meet Artists”, Montgomery County Collaborative Arts Project, MD
1995 “Superbia: Options ‘95”, WPA Biennial, Curator: Allison Maddex, D.C.
1994 “Two Painters”, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, MD, curator, Mike Purvis
1993 “Free State Three”, Juror: Jack Perlmutter, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD
1992 “4th Nat’l. Juried Exhibition, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY, Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum
Public and Corporate Collections
2001 “Royalty”, paper sculpture, Purofirst, Inc. of Maryland
2002 “In the Garden”, painting, Purofirst, Inc. of Maryland
1997 “Day & Night”, painting, Montgomery County Contemporary Art Collection
1997 “Indigo Reef”, pastel drawing, The Art Resource, MD
1989 "Glacial Thaw", painting, Lepon, McCarthy & Jutkowitz, Attys., D.C.
1988 "Prelude I", 3D drawing, MDCT. PC. CAT Scanning Services, D.C.
1983 "Summer Passage", 3D drawing, Abramson Advertising Agency, D.C.
1980 "Midnight Moon Dancers", painting, D.C. Commission for Women, D.C.
2002 “Party Animals” , D.C. public art project
2002 Acceptance -Nat’l. Assn. Of Women Artists, NY
1998 Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA
1997 Rockville Arts Place, Artist-in-Residence
1995 Archives, National Museum of Women in the Arts
1976-77 Scholarship, American University
2004 Rockville Art League, “Acrylic Techniques from A - Z
2004 Olney Art League, “Acrylic Techniques from A - Z
2004 MD College of Art and Design, “How to use Acrylics”
2003 Gaithersburg Art Barn Art Center, “Acrylic Techniques from A - Z
1997 Students and faculty, Maryland College of Art and Design, presentation of my work and career
1996 Brandeis University National Womens Committee
1993 Shippensburg University, Department of Art, slide lecture on "The Creative Process”
1991 Gaithersburg Art League, slide lecture on “Making Art"
1985 Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, slide lecture on “The Art of Painting”
“Bible, Bible on the Wall”, JCC of Baltimore, Baltimore Sun Newspapers, June, 2002
“Artists of the Ratner Museum” – Inaugural Exhibition, Gazette Newspapers, by Nancy Unger, May, 2001
“ Fragments of Views, Pieces of Visions”, paintings and sculpture, Gazette Newspapers
by Nancy Unger, February, 2001
“Artist Teachers” , Howard County Public Television, 1999
“Creating a Sense of Community”, six artists open their studios, Bernice August, Montgomery Gazette, June 4, 1999
“Healthy and Creative Again”, Gazette Newspapers by Gail Repsher, June 3, 1998
MD Artists’ Diversity of Vision, Mary McCoy, Washington Post, May, 1993
“Kensington Artist Exhibits Cut Outs”, Silver Spring Record, Larissa Lomacky, Oct. 1992
“Dianne Bugash, Cut Outs”, Eyewash Magazine, by Shelley Laffal, Sculptor, Oct. 1992
2002-present Faculty, Black Rock Center for the Arts
2002-present Working Artist Program, Lecturer and workshop facilitator for Golden Acrylics, Inc., New York
1998-present Faculty, Corcoran College of Art and Design
1995 Jewish Community Center, Making Art/ Doodle Workshop for Children’s Art Camp Grades 2-8th
1994 Washington Project for the Arts, “Doodle Workshop”, a creative process for the non artist
1993 Rockville Arts Place, “Doodle Workshop”, a creative process for the non artist
1991-present Faculty, Maryland College of Art and Design
1985-1987 Assistant to Hilda Thorpe, fine artist, Alex., VA
1979-1984 Painting Wall Murals, Washington Metro Area
1979-1984 Docent, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
1967-1969 Illustrator, George Washington University
1990-1991 American University
1976-1977 American University
1965-1969 Corcoran School of Art