Cindi Lewis is a contemporary realist Arlington, Virginia artist whose paintings hang in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. With nearly 30 years of study at The Art League School and art workshops in the U.S. and abroad, she has experimented with a variety of artistic media – enjoying all of them – but finds that she most enjoys painting (working in both oils and watercolors) and printmaking. She is particularly drawn to the interplay of light and colors, found in virtually any subject matter, and to experimenting with the ways in which an image is altered when depicted in different media.

Cindi’s work has been featured in  five solo exhibits:  "Themes & Variations" at Gallery Underground (Arlington, VA) (September 2017); an exhibit of oil paintings of musicians at the Four Seasons Hotel’s ENO Wine Bar in Georgetown (Washington, DC) (June-July 2015);   “Onstage” at the Art League Gallery (Alexandria, VA) in October 2013; and “Big World, Small Paintings” (September 2010) and “Italy:  Light and Color” (May 2007) at Gallery West (Alexandria, VA). In addition to this website and the shows listed on the Events page, her work can be viewed at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA,  at Current Reflections Fine Art Gallery in Wachapreague, VA,  or by appointment.

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Gallery Representation

The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA  22314, 703-683-1780,

Current Reflections Fine Art Gallery, 8 Main Street, Wachapreague, VA 23480, 757-787-8499,

Professional Organizations

  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA
  • Arlington Artists Alliance
  • Allied Artists of America (Associate Member)
  • Potomac Vallery Watercolorists
  • Maryland Federation of Art
  • Strathmore Artists
  • Discover Graphics Atelier (Affiliate)

Solo Exhibitions

  • "Themes & Variations," Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA, September 2017

  • “Encore,” ENO Wine Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown, Washington DC, Summer 2015

  • “Onstage,” Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, October 2013

  • “Big World, Small Paintings,” Gallery West, Alexandria, VA, September 2010

  • “Italy: Light & Color,” Gallery West, Alexandria, VA May 2007

Awards (Last 10 Years)

  • Honorable Mention, Art League Juried Show, March 2019
  • Honorable Mention, Small Works/Big Impact:  Gallery Underground National Juried Exhibition, 2017
  • Best in Show,  “Art in Motion:” Strathmore Artists 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2016
  • Honorable Mention, Potomac Valley Watercolorists Green Spring Gardens Show, 2015
  • Jane McElvany Coonce Award for Contemporary Realism, Art League Juried Contemporary Realism Show, 2014
  • Margaret Bevier Wright Memorial Prize for Oil Painting, Cooperstown Art Association 79th Annual National Juried Exhibition, 2014
  • Juror's Choice Award, Maryland Federation of Art National Juried Art on Paper Exhibition, 2014
  • Honorable Mention, Art in City Hall Juried Show, 2012
  • Honorable Mention, Potomac Valley Watercolorists Green Spring Gardens Show, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Art League Juried Show, 2011
  • 3rd Prize, Capitol Arts Network National Juried Show, 2009

Juried Shows

National Juried Shows (Last 10 Years)

  • Maryland Federation of Art, "Works on Paper," 2019
  • Gallery Underground, "Hot/Cool," Arlington, VA 2018
  • Maryland Federation of Art, "Strokes of Genius," 2017
  • Gallery Underground, "Small Works/Big Impact," Arlington, VA, 2017 (Honorable Mention)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 25th Annual National Small Print Exhibition, 2017
  • Gallery Underground, “Figuratively Speaking,” Arlington, VA, 2016
  • Washington Printmakers Gallery, 19th Annual Nat’l Small Works Exhibit, Washington, DC, 2016
  • Gallery Underground, “Road Trip,” Arlington, VA, 2016
  • Lincoln Center Art Gallery, "Press Play," Fort Collins, CO, 2016
  • Maryland Federation of Art, "Small Wonders," Annapolis, MD, 2015
  • Cooperstown Art Association 80th Annual Nat'l Juried Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY, 2015
  • Washington ArtWorks, "Hang the Lawyers," Rockville, MD, 2015
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Open Exhibition,, New York, NY, 2014
  • Washington ArtWorks, "Small Wonders," Rockville, MD, 2014
  • Maryland Federation of Art, "Small Wonders," Annapolis, MD,  2014
  • Allied Artists of America 100th Anniversary Nat'l Juried Exhibition, New York, NY, Sept. 2014
  • Washington ArtWorks, "Simplicity:  Art in Black & White," Rockville, MD, Sept. 2014
  • Washington Printmakers Gallery, 17th Annual Nat'l Small Works Exhibition, Washington, DC, Aug. 2014
  • Cooperstown Art Association 79th Annual Nat'l Juried Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY, July-Aug. 2014 (Margaret Bevier Wright Memorial Prize for Oil Painting)
  • Maryland Federation of Art National Juried Art on Paper Exhibition, March-April 2014 (Juror's Choice Award)
  • Gallery West 13th National Juried Show, Alexandria, VA, February 2010
  • Emerald Spring Exhibition, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR, May 2009
  • National Small Works Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY, March 2009
  • Capitol Arts Network, "Irresistible," Bethesda, MD, February-March 2009 (3rd Prize)

Selected Regional and Local Juried and Invitational Shows (Last 10 Years)

  • Numerous Art League Monthly Juried Membership Shows, Art League Gallery, Ongoing
  • The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC:  "The Monotype Party," Print Exhibition, 2019
  • Strathmore Artists, North Bethesda, MD
    • Poe & Puck" 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2018
    • “La Vie en Bleu” 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2017
    • “Art in Motion” 25th Annual Juried Exhibition (Best in Show Award), 2016
    • “What’s On Your Mind?” 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2015
  • Strathmore Hall Foundation, North Bethesda, MD
    • "Flora & Fauna:  Works on Paper," 2018
    • "Wet," 2017
  • Arlington Artists Alliance, Arlington, VA
    • "Power of Nature," 2018
    • "Around the World," 2017
    • “Blues,” 2016
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Gallery, Bethesda, MD, 2016
  • Maryland Federation of Art, MFA @ Gallery B Juried Exhibit, Bethesda, MD, 2015
  • Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC
    • “Appetite for Art,” 2016
    • “Food for Thought,” Washington, DC, 2015
  • Maryland Federation of Art Juried Membership Shows, Annapolis, MD:  Spring 2014, Winter and Fall 2015, Winter 2016
  • Potomac Valley Watercolorists 35th Anniversary Juried Show, North Bethesda, MD, 2009

Other Shows:

Cindi exhibits in numerous group shows, including exhibits by the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and several annual group exhibitions, including the Art League's Patrons and Student-Faculty Shows.

Education and Training

The Art League School, Alexandria, VA, Drawing and painting classes since 1990

Art League School and independent workshops in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, West Virginia, Vermont, and Seravezza, Italy

College of William & Mary, B.A. with high honors, 1975

Harvard University, J.D. cum laude, 1978