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Tracy Everly is Tinicum Arts Festival featured artist


The Tinicum Arts Festival annually features a “living art” tradition with the creation of an original painting by a distinguished regional artist.

This year the festival — to be held July 13 and 14 — will welcome artist Tracy Everly of Bucks County. On opening day of the festival, visitors can meet and watch Tracy paint en plein air as she captures Tinicum Park’s iconic bank barn. At the end of the day she will donate the painting for bidding at the Silent Auction Tent.

Everly uses oil paint to explore the fleeting experience of being human. She observes and paints and distills different moments into a simplified form that is ultimately meant to capture the remains or accumulation of an experience as it slips away. The paintings are about living with the feeling of mystery and of wanting to hold on to things, people, places, moments – that cannot be held. But the experiences are no less meaningful even though they are fleeting.

Everly’s education includes study with individual painters and classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Awards include an Award of Distinction from the American Impressionist Society, two awards from the Phillips’ Mill Juried Exhibition, and two Bucks County Resident Artist Awards from the Bucks County Plein Air Festival, among others. Her work has been included in both regional and national exhibitions.

Galleries that show her work include Morpeth Contemporary in Hopewell, N.J., and Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vt. Everly teaches online and in-person workshops across the U.S.

Past distinguished artists at the festival have included Jim Green, Patrice DeVirgilis, Helena van Emmerick-Finn, Christine McHugh, Jessie Krause, Dorothy Hoeschen, Kay King, John Schmidtberger, Ty Hodanish, Robert Beck, Trisia Vergis, Peter Hunt, Doug Sardo and Cindy Roesinger.

Visit online for festival information.

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