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, www.theartleague.org

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

Professional Organizations

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

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 “Petite” Show, December 2019
  • 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:  25th Annual Strathmore 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

Juried Shows

National Juried Shows (Last 10 Years

  • Maryland Federation of Art, "Woman," Online, 2020
  • Strathmore Hall Foundation, “Home,” 29th Annual Juried Exhibition, North Bethesda, MD, 2020
  • Maryland Federation of Art, “Strokes of Genius,” Annapolis, MD, 2019
  • Maryland Federation of Art, “Water Works,” Online, 2019
  • Maryland Federation of Art, “Art on Paper,” Annapolis, MD, 2019
  • Strathmore Hall Foundation, “Poe & Puck,” 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, North Bethesda, MD, 2018
  • Gallery Underground, “Hot/Cool,” Arlington, VA, 2018
  • Strathmore Hall Foundation,  “La Vie en Bleu,” 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, North Bethesda, MD, 2017
  • Maryland Federation of Art, “Strokes of Genius,” Annapolis, MD, 2017
  • Gallery Underground, “Small Works/Big Impact,” Arlington, VA 2017
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 25th Annual National Small Print Exhibition, 2017
  • Strathmore Hall Foundation, “Art in Motion” 25th Annual Juried Exhibition,” North Bethesda, MD, 2016)
  • 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
  • Strathmore Hall Foundation, “What’s On Your Mind?” 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, North Bethesda, MD, 2015
  • Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, “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, 2014
  • Washington ArtWorks, “Simplicity:  Art in Black & White,” Rockville, MD, Sept. 2014
  • Washington Printmakers Gallery, 17th Annual Nat’l Small Works Exhibit, Washington, DC, 2014
  • Cooperstown Art Association 79th Annual Nat’l Juried Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY, 2014
  • Maryland Federation of Art, “Art on Paper,” Annapolis, MD, 2014
  • Gallery West 13th National Juried Show, Alexandria, VA, 2010

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

  • The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA:  Numerous Art League Monthly Juried Shows, Ongoing
  • The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC: “The Monotype Party” Print Exhibition, 201
  • Strathmore Hall Foundation, North Bethesda, MD:  “Flora & Fauna:  Works on Paper,” 2019; “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, November-December 2016
  • Maryland Federation of Art, MFA @ Gallery B Juried Exhibit, Bethesda, MD, November 2015
  • Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC: “Appetite for Art,” 2016; “Food for Thought,” 2015
  • Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD: Juried Members Shows, Spring 2014, Winter and Fall 2015, Winter 2016

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