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  • Ranjani ShettarRanjani ShettarVIEW

    Ranjani Shettar is an artist born in 1977 in Bangalore, India where she presently lives and works. In 1998, she received her Bachelors in Sculpture and in 2000, Masters in Sculpture from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. Shettar creates sculptural installations that combine elements of natu...
  • Julio LarrazJulio LarrazVIEW

    Julio Larraz was born in Havana, Cuba, on 12 March 1944. The son of a newspaper publisher, he began to draw at a very early age. In 1961 his parents moved to Miami, Florida, taking the whole family with them. In 1962 they moved to Washington, D.C., and in 1964 to New York City, where Larraz lived fo...
  • Alene DavisAlene DavisVIEW

    “In my work I strive to capture the elemental magic in the characteristics of light, textures, colors, and forms in the world around us. Still images allow us to pause the continuous rolling of time and focus our attention on just one thing, seeing more clearly in that frozen moment the beauty tha...
  • Odili OditaOdili OditaVIEW

    Born in 1966 in Enugu, Nigeria, Odita has lived in the United States virtually all his life. Besides being an artist, he is also a critic who has written for publications such as Flash Art and NKA, and a professor who teaches painting at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. He i...


Contemporary Conversations Lecture Series featuring Eric Fischl - The third in the Art in Embassies, U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the National Gallery of Canada public dialogues will feature internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor Eric Fischl. Hailed as one of the most influential figurative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Fischl is well-known for the way his work conveys psychological nuances that characterize the various stages of life.
In conjunction with the discussion, a life-size translucent cast acrylic version of Fischl’s iconic Tumbling Woman sculpture will be temporarily displayed at the National Gallery from 4 - 14 September, and then at the U.S. Embassy - read more>

September 8, 2015

Appleton artist’s ‘Library’ reaches international audience - Artist Abbie Read of Appleton didn’t know what to make of the email that appeared in her inbox in spring 2014.

“It said something like, ‘Hello, I’m with the Art in Embassies program and I’d like to talk with you about sending one of your pieces to hang in a show in Doha, Qatar,’” Read recalled during a recent conversation at her home. “I really didn’t believe it. I thought it was a hoax.”

But last October, Read found herself not only shipping five heavy panels of her massive wall-mounted sculpture, “Library,” to the U.S. embassy in Doha, but following them there in person to oversee their installation in the official residence of U.S. - read more>

September 4, 2015

Art in Embassies Accepts Quilt from former U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and VSA Tennessee - Art in Embassies is pleased to announce its acceptance of the 40 Days Around The World Quilt, a unique work of art generously donated to the Department of State by former U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith on behalf of VSA Tennessee (a state affiliate of VSA, The International Organization on Arts, Education and Disability). The quilt patches together a collection of colorful squares submitted by VSA affiliate artists from 36 different states and 39 countries. Serving as a reminder of the creative accomplishments and abilities of all people, it will be displayed at U.S. diplomatic facilities around - read more>

July 14, 2015

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