Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut | Paintings

On view May 12 – May 17, 2014

EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT


“I paint what I see because, I see it’s there. It’s all right there, and there’s always a story to be found in a scene. I paint crowded places and dense spaces. Urban and beach mostly. I like a nice complicated mess…to me it becomes oddly serene and peaceful. I’m pretty good at starting with what seems to be chaos and then finding visual connections and balance and in the end, a perfect calm.

Composition is like breathing to me…I just get it usually straight away. Whenever I can, I paint ‘en plein air’…it teaches me to see color and to see value accurately and quickly. I like to do a small version of larger paintings first to get to know the scene and make sure it’s good. I’ll know right away if it’s going to be good. It’s exciting. Although, until a painting is finished, it’s upsetting to see it. It takes time and I trust that it will be ok in the end. On rare occasions it’s not and it’s so depressing but…that never lasts for long because other paintings are waiting to be started.” – R.P.L.


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CV / Resume

Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut

Born: 1952, Warren, MI

Fine Art Studies:
Lyme Academy of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

One Person Shows:
2014 EBK Gallery [small works] Hartford, CT
2011 “Beach Life / City Life”—Susan Powell Fine Art, July 19-August 12, 2011
2008 Duncaster Gallery, West Bloomfield, CT, March 2 – 28, 2008
2006 Oliver Wolcott Gallery, Litchfield, CT, August 2006
2003 Caron Gallery, Chester, CT, May 2 – June 15, 2003

Selected Exhibitions:
Ct Women Artists Members Juried Exhibition, Susan Ballek, Juror, March 1 – March 28

Ct Women Artists Members Show – Vivian Zoe, Juror, June 9 – June 21
“Artwalk 2013Exhibit”, West Hartford Art League, 1st Place Award, Zbigniew Grzyband and Shira Avidor, Jurors, Sept 15 to Oct 6
Ct Women Artists Open Juried Show, Douglas Hyland, Juror, August 31 – Sept 27
“ Art Around West End Artists”, Walking Tour and Open Studio, Sept 20 – Sept 21
“In The Pink” Juried Exhibition, Six Summit Gallery, Cathy Malloy and Pamela Barr, Jurors, First Place Award, October 4 – October 30
“ NBMAA The Nor’ Easter” , Lexi Lee Sullivan, Juror, October 12 – October 27
“10th Anniversary Exhibition”- Susan Powell Fine Art, March 8 – March 31
Ct Plein Air Painters Society Annual Exhibition- Don Demers, Juror, November 2 – January 19

“Got Art?- Cityscapes in Oil Featuring Roxann Leibenhaut” Glastonbury Art Guild, September 13
Along the Shore”- Susan Powell Fine Art, July 19- August 12

“Beach Life/City Life”- Susan Powell Fine Art, July 20 – September 30
CT Women Artists Invitational – Six Summitt Gallery, Ivoryton – April 27 – May 31

Summer in Connecticut”-s Susan Powell Fine Art, July 29 – September 5
CT Women Artists Open Juried Show – Alyssa Monks, Juror
John Ely House, New Haven – May 16 – June s

CT Women Artists Open Juried Show – Claudia Seymour, Juror
Jorgensen Gallery – July 28 – August 15
Bowery Gallery, National Competition – Paul Resika, Juror
“Painting the River”, Connecticut River Museum, August 7 – October 10
CT Plein Air Painters Society Annual Exhibition – 4th Place Award –John Lo
Presti, Juror, November 6 – January 30

CT Women Artists Open Juried Show – Patricia Miranda, Juror
Artworks Gallery – June 28 – August 19, 2008
“Along the Shore”, Susan Powell Fine Art, July 11 – August 10, 2008
Hunt Hill Farm Gallery Show – 2nd Place Award – Gregory James, Juror, August 30 – October 5, 2008
CT Plein Air Painters Society Annual Exhibition – 4th Place Award – David
Dunlop, Juror, November 7 – January 31, 2009
Plein Air Painters of Hawaii Annual Members Show – 4th Place Award November 2008

The 11th Annual Wet Paint Show – Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT,June 23 – September 5, 2007
New Works by Gallery & Invited Artists, Susan Powell Fine Art, October 5 – October 31, 2007
CT Plein Air Painters Society Annual Exhibition – Christopher Magadini, Juror

Bowery Gallery, National Competition- Lois Dodd, Juror
“Summer in Connecticut” Landscape and Shoreline Views, Susan Powell Fine Art, July 13 – August 13, 2006.
CT Plein Air Painters Society Annual Exhibition – Don Stone, Juror

Bowery Gallery, National Competition – Bill Jensen, Juror
Connecticut River Plein Air Invitational – Group Show
Connecticut Women Artists Members Show – Kitty Sweet Winslow, Juror

Allied Artists of America 91st Exhibit
Art of New England, Lyme Art Association – Burton Silverman, Juror

American Artist Professional League, Grand National – Award for Landscape
Allied Artists of American 90th Exhibit

Elected Artist Member of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society
Elected Artist Member of the Connecticut Women Artists
Artist Member of the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii
Artist Member New Britain Museum of American Art

Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT
Connecticut Farmland Trust, Lebanon, CT



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