Kay Layne

Kay Layne's work is color field  abstract expressionism in style with contrasting and harmonious colors with geometric
shapes imposed over flat or textured surfaces.

Her textured paint surfaces are created with crumpled tissue paper, paste medium, and / or trowel marks.  Frequently
she uses charcoal over these painted textured backgrounds to give greater depth to the surface.

She use strong colors in either earth tones or sharp arresting colors in opposition to each other.

Ms. Layne is a member of “Arts in the Village” in Leesburg, VA; a former member of “Max_21” artist group in Reston, VA;
and Art First Gallery in Fredericksburg, VA.  She has studied painting at Rice University in Houston Texas; Art League at
the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia; Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD; Artworks in Reston, VA; and
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD.

Ms. Layne grew up in the Texas Panhandle where the flat plains have influenced her simple planar compositions.

She received her architecture degree from Rice University and practiced in Washington, DC on architectural projects
diverse as hospitals, prisons, educational facilities, research facilities, Metro stations, and sports and recreation arenas
with Metcalf Associates; Harry Weese & Associates; Gilbane Building Co.; Chapman, Miller, & Layne (principal); and
DMJM (Associate Vice President).  

She is now retired from architecture and continues to live in Washington, D.C.


Artist's Summary of Exhibits

Gallery Membership
"Arts in the Village", in the Village in Leesburg, VA -  current
Art First, Fredericksburg VA - , 2003-2006

Awards
1st Place – “Coral Sea” – Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA- April 2016
Honorable Mention - "Ready Set Go" - Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA - May 2016
Honorable Mention – “Icy Morn” – Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA – Feb. 2015
Honorable Mention - "Lost Moons" - 24th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition - Patuxent Art League - Laurel, MD
Honorable Mention - "Wanderlust" - Light Space & Time, Abstracts- online gallery - Oct. 2014
1st Place - "Do Not Enter" - Hot, Capitol Arts Network, Bethesda, MD - July 2011
2nd Place - "Moonrise" - Young at Heart" - Durant Center, Alexandria, VA , Aug - Oct. 2009
2nd Place – Oil/Acrylic – “Peek-A-Boo Violet” – Art Affair, Bon Air Art Association, Richmond, VA, Oct. 2007
Honorable Mention - "Bridge to the Future" - In Motion, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Jan. 2006
Honorable Mention – "Dawn" -  Open Exhibition 2003, Arts Council of Fairfax County (VA), Nov.  2003.
3rd Place – "Moonlight on Craggy Mountain", Leesburg (VA) Fall Into The Arts, Oct. 2003
Honorable Mention – "Prague Steeples" - Campagna Center, Alexandria, VA – July 2003

Commissioned Work
“Trouble Ahead” for Louise & Kenneth Marshall
"Flash Fire" for Kyungmi Lee &  Johannes Hester.
"Rothko Three" for Yumi Ando & Keith Posley.
“Carbon Black Plant” & “Plains Dawn” for Sylvia Grider.

Solo Shows,
Featured,  Arts Arts in The Village, Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA - Aug. 2016
Featured,  Arts Arts in The Village, Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA - May 2013
Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD - May 6-8, 2011
WITF  Public Media Center, 4801 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, PA - March 21 - April 31, 2011
Georgetown Hospital, Lombardi Center, Washington, DC September 2010
Haverstick Gallery, Carlsile, PA - June 2010
Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, MD - March - April 2010
Penn National Insurance, Harrisburg, PA - Feb. 1 - April 30, 2010
Schlesinger Concert Hall & Art Center, Alexandria, VA - Nov. 25 - Dec. 22, 2009.
Arts Club of Washington (DC) - Nov. 2009
Krause Gallery, Providence, RI - July 2009
Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD - April 2009
Southern Building, 1500 K St. NW, Washington, DC - Nov. 6 - Feb. 4 2009
Art Association of Harrisburg, PA - Dec. 2008
Maplewood Park Place, Bethesda, MD - Dec. 2007 - Jan. 2008
Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD - April 2007
Southern Building, Washington, DC - April 2006
Art First Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA - August 2005
Gaithersburg (MD) City Hall Gallery, - Oct. - Nov. 2004

Juried Shows
Stormy Weather – Annapolis Maritime Museum – Annapolis, MD – Feb. 23-April 9 2017
Chaos Gallery, Artists in Middleburg – Middleburg, VA – Feb. 3-March 5 2017
2016 Regional Juried Exhibition – Hill Center Galleries -  Washington, DC- June 29-Oct. 2, 2016
2016 Regional Juried Exhibition - Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts - Fredericksburg, VA - July 30-Aug 26 2016
2016 Piedmont Regional Art Show – The Plains, VA – May 20-22, 2016
2nd Annual Juried Exhibition -Hylton Center – Manassas, VA – May 15 – July 10, 2016
2015 National Juried Show - Delaplaine Center - Frederick, MD - May 16
A Fine Line – Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts – Fredericksburg, VA – May 16
FCCA Regional – Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts – Fredericksburg, VA – April 16
Superstition & Belief – The Art League – Alexandria, VA Oct. 6 – Nov. 9, 2015
Art at the Mill – Millwood, VA – Oct. 3 – 18, 2015
Don't Fence Me In - The Anthenaeum Invitational - The Anthenaeum Gallery - Alexandria, VA Sept. 10 - Oct. 25, 2015
2nd Annual Hylton Gallery Exhibition - Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, VA - May 27 - June 28, 2015
Members Show - Delaplaine Center for the Arts - Frederick, MD - Feb 7-28, 2015
TAG (The Art Gallery) - Frederick, MD - Feb. 6 - 28, 2015
45th Annual Open Juried Exhibition - Laurel Art Guild - Laurel, MD - March 7 - 29, 2015
Touch of Red - Fredericksburg Center for the Arts - Fredericksburg, VA - March, 2015
FCCA Regional - Fredericksburg Center for the Arts - Fredericksburg, VA - Jan. 31- Feb. 27, 2015
24th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition - Patuxent Art League - Montpelier Arts Center - Laurel, MD - Dec. 7-31, 2014
WPA Art Night – Hickok Cole – Georgetown, DC – Oct. 30- Nov. 8, 2014
Chaos Revisited – Artists in Middleburg – Middleburg, VA – Oct. 1-Nov. 20, 2014
5th Annual “Abstracts” online competition – www.lightspacetime.com – Oct 1-31, 2014
1st Annual Juried Exhibit - Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, VA - May 25 - July 18, 2014
Founder's Day Exhibit at Lake Anne - Reston, VA - March 31 - April 28. 2014
19th Annual Juried Exhibit – Fine Arts League of Cary – Raleigh, NC – March 26 – April 20, 2014
Color Field Art - Art League - Torpedo Factory - Alexandria, VA - March 11 - April 7, 2014
Space & Form - Fredericksburg Creative Arts Center - March 1 - March 28, 2014
Cabin Fever - The Byrne Gallery - Middleburg, VA - Feb. 8 - March 2 2014
Artful August - The Village at Leesburg - Leesburg, VA -  Aug. 14 -18, 2014
Color & Form - Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts - Fredericksburg, VA - June 29 - July 28, 2013
Art at the Mill – Clarke Couty Historical Association - Berryville, VA – April 27 – May 12, 2013.
44th Annual Juried Exhibition – Laurel Art Guild – Montpelier Arts Center – Laurel, MD – March 4 – 31, 2013
Treasury of Art – Vienna Arts Society – Vienna, VA – Nov. 16-18, 2012
Landscapes – Art League – Torpedo Factory – Alexandria, VA – Aug. 7 – Sept. 3, 2012.
4th Annual Open Online Exhibition of the International Society of Acrylic Painters 2012 – Jan. 2 – March 15, 2013
"All Media Show" - Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA - August 2012
15th International Open Exhibition, International Society of Acrylic Painters , Paso Robies, CA - July 12 - Aug 13,2012.
International Juried Exhibition – Art Association of Harrisburg – Harrisburg, PA – May 18 – June 21, 2012.
“Transformers” – Fredericksburg Creative Arts Center – April 20 – May 25, 2012
43rd Annual Juried Exhibition – Laurel Art Guild – Montpelier Arts Center – Laurel, MD – March 4 – April 1, 2012
All Media Show - Art League - Torpedo Factory - Alexandria, VA - Jan 3 - Feb. 6, 2012
13th Annual Abstraction Juried Online – www.UpstreamPeopleGallery.com - Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012
The Power of Color III - Gallery West - Alexandria, VA - Aug. 3 - Sept. 4, 2011
79th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibit - Washington Cty. Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD – J 4 – S 4, 2011
“Hot” - Capitol Arts Network, Bethesda, MD – July 8 – Aug 8, 2011
“Dreams & Visions” - Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA – June 26 – July 29, 2011
“National Juried Exhibition” – Lancaster County Art Association – Strasburg, PA – June 12-21, 2011
“Annual Juried Exhibit 2011” - The Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center – Frederick, MD – June 6 – July 24, 2011
Laurel Art Guild – Montpelier Art Center – Laurel, MD – March 5 – 27, 2011
“Patuxent Art League – Montpelier Art Center - Laurel, MD – Dec. 4 – Jan. 4 2011
“Juried Members Show” – International Arts & Artists – Washington, DC – Nov. 2010
“Forms in Motion” - Fredericksburg Center for the Arts – Fredericksburg, VA – Oct. 31 – Nov. 26, 2010
“Young At Heart” – Durant Center, - Alexandria, VA – Aug – Oct. 2010
“Breast Cancer Art” – artdc gallery – Hyattsville, MD Oct. 2- Nov. 6, 2010
"Small Works" -  Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts - Fredericksburg, VA -  Dec - Jan. 2010
Juried Members Show - Yellow Barn Gallery - Glen Echo, MD - Dec. 2009
“Layers” – FCCA – Fredericksburg, VA – Sept. 2009
“Timeless” – ArtPerk – Bethesda, MD – Sept. 2009
“Young At Heart” – Durant Center, - Alexandria, VA – Aug – Oct. 2009
"Introspective Images II" - Capitol Arts Network - Bethesda, MD - June 2009
"International Juried Exhibition" - Art Association of Harrisburg (PA) - May - June 2009
"A Fine Line" - Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts (VA) - May 2009
"All Media Show" - Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA - March 2009
"Powerful & Fragile Earth" - FCCA - Fredericksburg, VA - March 2009
12th Annual National Juried Competition – Gallery West, Alexandria, VA – Feb. 2009
“Fragments” – Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA; March 2008
11th Annual National Juried Competition – Gallery West, Alexandria, VA – Feb. 2008
"Patterns", Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, Sept. 2007.
Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA - July - Aug. 2007
Starbucks, Reston VA Feb. 2007
Studio School Urban Arts Complex, Washington, DC - Dec. 2006 - Jan. 2007
"All Media Show", Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA – Dec. 2006.
MAX_21 Group Show, ARTworks, Reston, VA, Dec. 2006
Studio School’s Urban Arts Complex; Washington, DC; Dec. 2 2006 – Jan. 20 2007
U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC; October 7-9, 2006,
everyman theatre, Baltimore, MD; March 14- April 23, 2006
Southern Building, 15th & K Sts. NW, Washington, DC - Feb. - April 2006
"In Motion"; Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA: Jan-Feb. 2006
“Dialogue: Romance & Nature”; Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA; Nov. – Dec. 2005.
Visions Gallery, Georgetown, DC; July 2005
“Rittenhouse Square Art Show”; Philadelphia, PA; June 2005
“All-Media Juried Exhibition”; Apex Gallery; Washington, DC; August 2004.
“Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Series”; Schlesinger Concert Hall;  Alexandria, VA; April 2004.
“Laurel (MD) Art Guild’s 35th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition” – March 2004.
“Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Series”; Schlesinger Concert Hall;  Alexandria, VA; Feb. 2004.
"7th National Juried Competition"; Gallery West, Alexandria, VA – Feb. 2004.
"All Media Show", Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA – Jan. 2004.
“Juried Exhibition”, T. Rowe Price, Baltimore, MD – Jan. 2004.
"A Movable Feast"; Maryland Federation of Arts, Annapolis, MD – Dec. 2003
“Strange Abstractions”;  Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA; Nov. - Dec.  2003.
Open Exhibition 2003, Verizon Gallery, Arts Council of Fairfax  County, Nov. 2003.
“Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Series”; Schlesinger Concert Hall;  Alexandria, VA; Sept. 2003
“Adams Morgan Festival Show”; Meridian International Center; Washington, DC – Sept. 2003.
“Kaleidoscope of Color”; Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA; Sept.– Oct.  2003.
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD – Aug.– Sept. 2003
“Something Hot”; Gallery 222, Loudoun Academy of the Arts, Leesburg, VA - Aug. 2003
"Young At Art", Campagna Center, Alexandria, VA – July 2003
"Aldie Mill Art Show", Aldie, VA – June 2003
"75th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA – May 2003.
"All Media Show", Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA – April 2003
“ARTery", A. Salon, Washington, DC, March 2003
"Cycles, Patterns, Intervals", Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA; March  2003.
"6th National Juried Show", Gallery West, Alexandria, VA – Feb. 2003
"All Media Show", Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA – Jan. 2003
"Art by Architects", Third Thursday at HNTB, Washington, DC – Jan. 2003
"A Movable Feast", Maryland Federation of Arts, Annapolis, MD – Nov. - Dec. 2002
"Eye of the Beholder", Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA; Nov.– Dec. 2002
"City of Fairfax Fall Festival", Fairfax, VA – Oct. 2002
"Something Hot", Gallery 222, Loudoun Academy of the Arts, Leesburg, VA - Aug. 2002
"Young At Art", Campagna Center, Alexandria, VA – July 2002
"WPA/C", Twist Restaurant, Georgetown, DC – June – July 2002
"Fine Arts Show 2002", Bethlehem, PA – May 2002
"All Media Show", Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA –  Dec. 2001
"Young At Art", Campagna Center, Alexandria, VA – July 2001
"Aldie Mill Art Show", Aldie, VA – June 2001

Shows
Artomatic at Frederick, MD Sept.28 - Nov. 6, 2011
TICH Artists 2011, Washington, DC - February 20011
TICH Artists 2010, Washington, DC - February 20010
Art-O-Matic 2009, Washington, DC - May - July 2009
TICH Artists 2009, Washington, DC - February 2009
Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show, MD - Sept. 2008
Art-O-Matic 2007, Washington, DC - April - May - June 2008
Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit 2008, Fredericksburg, VA - March 2008
TICH Artists 2008, Washington, DC - February 2008
"Masks & Marks", MAX 21, Artworks, Reston, VA - Sept. 2007
Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show, MD - Sept. 2007
My Space on 7th, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC - July 2007
MAX 21, Artworks, Reston VA June 2007
Art-O-Matic 2007, Arlington, VA - April - May 2007
MAX 21, Artworks, Reston, VA April 2007
TICH Artists 2007, Washington, DC - Feb. 2007
Starbucks, Reston VA Feb. 2007
Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show, MD - Sept. 2006
TICH Artists 2006 Washington, DC – Feb. 2006
Kalorama Artist Show, Washington, DC – May 2005
TICH Artists 2005, Washington, DC – Feb. 2005
Art League Patron's Show, Alexandria, VA – Feb. 2005
Art-O-Matic, Washington, DC – Nov.-Dec.  2004
United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA – August 2004
Atelier, Baltimore, MD – Feb. – March 2004
Bandaloops, Baltimore, MD – Jan. – Feb. 2004
28 Light Street, Baltimore, MD – Jan. – Feb. 2004
Legg Mason, Baltimore, MD – Dec. 2003 – Jan. 2004
Hunt Valley Park, Baltimore, MD – July – Aug. 2003
Munsey Building; Baltimore, MD – June –July 2003
Women’s Club of Chevy Chase, MD – March 2003
Kalorama Emerging Artist Show, Washington, DC – Feb. 2003
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD – Jan. 2003
Art-O-Matic, Washington, DC – Nov. 2002
Freddie Mac Holiday Craft Show, Tysons, VA – Nov. 2002
Washington Project for the Arts / Corcoran – Artist Fair on the Lawn, Washington, DC – Sept. 2002
Arts On Foot, Washington, DC – Sept. 2002
Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD – July – Aug. 2002
The Barns at Franklin Park, Purceville, VA – May 2002
Kalorama Emerging Artist Show, Washington, DC – March 2002
Art League Patron's Show, Alexandria, VA – Feb. 2002
Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA – Feb. 2002
Salisbury Art Institute, Salisbury, MD – Dec. 2001
Arts on Foot Washington, DC – Sept. 2001
Art In The Park, Washington, DC – July 2001
Millennium Arts Center, Washington, DC – April 2001
Art League at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA – Feb. 2001ppp
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Kay Layne
Abstract Painter