Southeastern Plein Air Invitational- Gadsden Museum of Art 2016

March 25, 2016
I am honored to be invited to participate in next week's Southeastern Plein Air Invitational hosted by the Gadsden Museum of Art in lovely Gadsden, AL on March 29th thru April 1st. See the GMA website www.gadsdenmuseum.com  If you are in the area, please stop by to say hello and view what is sure to be an excellent exhibit of plein air works on display and offered for your consideration....Hope to see you there! 

2016 Here I Come...

December 26, 2015
2016 Is already shaping up to be very interesting for me in my "art world". With my studio renovations finally complete, and my last day as President of Wiregrass Gallery being December 31st, I have already booked a major Apalachicola, FL 2016 Plein Air Event and the Alabama Wildlife Federation 2016 show. My plans this coming year are to finish moving into my new studio and work towards completing several new works for submission to various national competitions. 2016 Here I Come...


New Studio - New Year

November 3, 2015
2015 has been a year of much transition for my family. With a major relocation from Alabama to Georgia behind us, we are settling in to our new home. I am undertaking the remodeling of a new art studio to house all of my "art world".  Voted to be the 2015 President of the Wiregrass Gallery in Thomasville, my focus for the year has been to move the Gallery forward with positive energy and changes.  With 2016 looming on the horizon, I am looking forward to involving myself in more nationally recognized artistic endeavors.

Victorian Christmas in Thomasville GA

December 11, 2014
It's that time of year again...when we all are hustling to prepare for the Christmas holiday season. This year finds me heavily involved in preparation for my first "Victorian Christmas" event in Thomasville, GA.  With an estimated 30,000 visitors flocking to the downtown center of Thomasville we have created new small works of art for gift giving as well as "special works" for that "special person" on your  list. Victorian Christmas is Thursday and Friday evening (Dec. 11th & 12th) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Stop by the Wiregrass Gallery on Broad Street next door to "Q" Restaurant and see what we have to offer...Merry Christmas to All!

New Friends - New Fun in Thomasville, GA

August 30, 2014
My relocation to Thomasville, GA, has resulted in a whirlwind of activities in my life. I am thrilled to say that (In addition to being represented by Littlehouse Galleries in the Birmingham, AL area) I will also be represented by Wiregrass Gallery in Thomasville. If you are in the area, please stop by the gallery on Broad Street and say hello. I just completed a new 16 x 20 inch still life painting that I will be installing at Wiregrass Gallery today. A couple of art events that I will be involved in during the month of September are TCA FLAUNT 2014 where I will have a very large 8.5 ft. x 10.5 ft. historic inspired mural on exhibit (outdoors in downtown Thomasville) and I will be conducting a live painting demonstration on location for the residents of the Woodleaf Retirement Community (Thomasville)...how wonderful it is to make new friends and have new fun!

Georgia Bound

June 5, 2014
My husband and I are relocating to Thomasville, Georgia.  A lovely small town where I was born and raised...where the tall pines and plantations are still abundant.  With beautiful historic Victorian homes and oak canopied streets, the true "southern culture" is alive and well.  The arts community in Thomasville is growing more vibrant with every passing year. I am looking forward to continuing my work and growing my artistic skills in this new beautifully fertile environment.

GMA 2014 Southeastern Plein Air Invitational-You Are Invited!

April 7, 2014

You Are Invited! The Gadsden Museum of Art is hosting the 2014 Southeastern Plein Air Invitational Thurs., April 10 - Sun., April 13. As one of the 15 artists from 7 states invited to participate in this event, I will be painting out of doors in a different location around Gadsden and Etowah County each day. Visitors may observe the artists as they paint the area en plein air -"through the eyes of an artist". This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the locations/schedule visit the GMA Website - gadsdenmuseum.com
Image is my plein-air painting entitled "Dappled Path"


Littlehouse Galleries Solo Exhibit Reception March 2014

March 30, 2014
Littlehouse Galleries Solo Exhibit Reception March 2014
What a wonderful evening I had at my Littlehouse Galleries Solo Exhibit opening reception.  Meeting collectors, conversing with guests, and just enjoying the hospitality of Littlehouse Galleries proved to be an outstanding experience. The exhibit will continue to be available for viewing until mid-April.  If you were unable to attend the reception, you may view a sample of these works on the Littlehouse Galleries Facebook page.

You Are Invited - Littlehouse Galleries Solo Exhibit

March 2, 2014
You Are Invited - Littlehouse Galleries Solo Exhibit
  • Please join us at the Solo Exhibit - Opening Reception on Thursday, March 13th at Littlehouse Galleries, Homewood, AL. Approximately 45 of my most recent works will be on exhibit and offered for your consideration. (size range is 4" x 4" up to 40" x 40") The event is free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring your friends and family. I hope to see you there!

2014 Promising to be Busy, Busy, Busy...Solo Exhibit at Littlehouse Galleries and Southeastern Plein Air Invitational Event

February 13, 2014
The first months of 2014 find me busy at my easel painting new works in preparation for my Solo Exhibit at Littlehouse Galleries. The Opening Reception is scheduled for Thursday evening, March 13th.  Approximately 40 of my most recent paintings will on exhibit and offered for your consideration. 

Along with approximately 14 other artists, the Gadsden Museum of Art has invited me to participate in the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational that is scheduled for April 9th - 13th at various locations in the Gadsden area. We have high hopes for catching the blooming season for azaleas and dogwoods. Painting out of doors is always exciting and engages all of my senses.

My calendar has a few more outdoor festivals and art competition deadlines noted...2014 is promising to keep me very busy, busy, busy painting and participating in the wonderful world of art.


GMA "Best Landscape" Award

Diane Gibson Newsome Gadsden Museum of Art - 2013 "Art In Bloom" Juried Exhibit...I was honored that my painting entitled "Guntersville Inlet" was chosen for the "Best Landscape" Award. The exhibit is free and open to the public for the remainder of the month of April.

About Me and My Art

Diane Gibson Newsome - Fine Art Other artists that I know ask me how it is that I make myself paint every day...my answer is always "I don't make myself paint. I have to make myself not paint." Painting is like breathing to me...I can't do without it. I absolutely love to paint and I cannot get enough of it! -DGN

My family and I attending the "Seasons of Flora and Fauna" Solo Exhibit at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 1/15/10

(L-R) Dr. Kimberly N. Gray, Wayne G. Newsome P.E. LEED AP, and Diane Gibson Newsome, Artist


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