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Candice Bohannon

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Candice Bohannon is an American contemporary representational artist. She was born in Sacramento, CA in 1982.  Raised in the rural forested landscape of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, her naturalistic aesthetic in art was honed from an early age. 

After high school, Bohannon enrolled in art college, and after intense studies in painting, drawing, sculpting, art history, philosophy and aesthetics, she graduated from the Laguna College of Art and Design in 2005 with a BFA in painting/drawing and a minor in sculpture.  It was there at LCAD that Candice met her future husband, fellow artist and best friend, Julio Reyes.  After nearly 10 years in southern California, they moved back to rural northern California where they currently reside.

Bohannon’s artwork, an often-brooding combination of emotive figurative pieces and intensely studied works from life and nature, has already garnered the attention of many Fine Art Connoisseurs, trade publications and artists.

Her body of work expresses immense waves of controlled power and emotional sensitivity as she looks out at the world and attempts to share through art the touchingly sincere philosophical search for truth and meaning in our human existence.

The artist describes much of her work’s content as: the invisible yet perceptible quality of awareness, emotions, experiences, memories and expectations, the ethereal nature of the human soul and a searching for comfort and familiarity in the sublime unknown.

Bohannon is a refreshing example of a contemporary figurative artist who is not a cynical postmodern artist or a clinical academic realist. Bohannon’s soulful work is firmly planted in the inexplicably complex nature of human existence.

Artist Statement

“My paintings are labors of love, full of heart and intensity.  I endeavor to create works of substance and beauty, share tenderness and generosity towards my fellow man, and leave something behind that will serve others. I strive to create objects of human value: serving to enrich this world, to connect the lonely, to console and revivify our wounded hearts and somnolent minds. I love to explore the rich connection between strangers, the long unbroken line of human endeavors and ideals, and the heroic heart within.  I am fascinated with symbols of great significance in seemingly mundane environments, the invisible yet perceptible quality of awareness, emotions, experiences, memories and expectations, the ethereal nature of the human soul and a searching for comfort and familiarity in the sublime unknown.

It is my belief that art can help us to refocus our attentions on our most important beliefs, expand the scope of our compassion and understanding, and connect us with those who have walked a different path, in a different place.  I strive to capture a glimpse of the beauty, awe and wonder of this world before I leave it, and to share that with others.”

Curriculum Vitae

BORN

1982, Sacramento, CA

EDUCATION

Laguna College of Art and Design
BFA in Painting and Drawing, Minor in Sculpture 2005

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Our Collective Conscience”  Richard J Demato Gallery  Oct 8th-Nov13th 2016
“International Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition”, Salmagundi Club, NY  January 18th to February 4th, 2016
Parallel Universe, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor   2016
The ART of Discovery – Exhibition to Benefit the Retreat “where violence ends and hope begins..”, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor 2016
“Small Works 2015”, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA  Dec 5th-31st 2015
“International Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition”, Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain  Nov 20th – Dec 28th 2015
“Solitary”  Candice Bohannon * Julio Reyes * Aron Wiesenfeld , Maxwell Alexander Gallery, CA    Nov 7th -25th 2015
“Works on Paper”,  Arcadia Contemporary, NY, NY   August 14th – 31st  2015
“Drawn-In 2”,  Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA   July 11th, 2015
“104th California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition”,  USC Fisher Museum Of Art, Los Angeles, CA   Exhibition March 30 – April 20th 2015
“A Treasure Trove of Real Art”,  Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN  November 21st – Dec 20th  2014
“Black Friday”,  Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA    November 28th-29th  2014
“Women Painting Women”,  Richard J Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY   October 11 – Nov 17th  2014
“Women by Women”, Kwan Fong Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA  Feb 13th – April 12th   2014
“The Still Life: Mundane to the Sublime”,  Haynes Galleries – Nashville, TN  Jan 31st – March 8th  2014
“Small Works”,  Principle Gallery – Alexandria, VA – December 7th 2013 – Jan 2014
“Black Friday”,  Maxwell Alexander Gallery  – Culver City, CA  November 29th – December 6th  2013
“North vs South”,  Robert Lange Studios  – Charleston, SC  November 2013
“Small Works”,  Arcadia Contemporary – NY, NY   Sep 19-30 2013
“Women Painting Women: (R)evolution”,  Principle Gallery – Alexandria, VA  Sept 20th – October 18th 2013
“Women Painting Women: A Room of Their Own”,  Haynes Gallereis  – Nashville, TN  Aug 23rd 2013
“The Art of Drawing: Line, Texture, Form & Light”, Haynes Galleries  – Nashville, TN  July 19th – Aug 17th 2013
“102nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition”, California Art Club at the USC Fisher Museum – Los Angeles, CA 2013
“Selfish”, Katherine Cone Gallery  – Culver City, CA 2013
“Great American Figurative Exhibition”, Waterhouse Gallery – Santa Barbara, CA 2012
American Art Invitational “Small Gems”, Exhibition, Saks Galleries Cherry Creek – Denver, CO  2012
“Stories of Contemporary Realism”, Brigham Galleries www.StoriesofContemporaryRealism.com 2012
“101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition”, California Art Club at the Autry National Center – Los Angeles, CA 2012
“Small Gems”, Waterhouse Gallery – Santa Barbara, CA 2012
“Crocker Art Auction”, Crocker Museum – Sacramento, CA 2011
“100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition”, California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA 2011
“Go Figure”, Elliott Fouts Gallery – Sacramento, CA  2011
“Women Painting Women”, Robert Lange Studios – Charleston, SC 2010
“Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition”, Mountain Trails Gallery – Jackson Hole, WY 2010
“Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2010 AD”, at the Fairhaven Mausoleum – Santa Ana, CA 2010
“99th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition”, California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA 2010
“Roseville Arts 33rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition”, Blue Line Gallery – Roseville, CA 2010
“Juried Group Exhibition”, Placer Arts – Auburn, CA 2009
“Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2009 AD”, Fairhaven Mausoleum – Santa Ana, CA 2009
“98th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition”, California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA 2009
“Roseville Arts 32nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition”, Blue Line Gallery – Roseville, CA 2008
“Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2008 AD”, Fairhaven Mausoleum – Santa Ana, CA 2008
“Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2007 AD”, Fairhaven Mausoleum – Santa Ana, CA 2007
“LCAD 45th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition”, 7 Degrees – Laguna Beach, CA 2006
“Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2006 AD”, Fairhaven Mausoleum – Santa Ana, CA 2006
“Summer Exhibition”, Gallery 821 – Laguna Beach, CA 2005
In Collaboration With LCAD, “Works of Art”, Richard MacDonald Gallery – Laguna Beach, CA 2004
“Summer Exhibition”, Gallery 821 – Laguna Beach, CA 2004
“Best of Show”, Laguna College of Art and Design – Laguna Beach, CA 2004
“Summer Exhibition”, Gallery 821 – Laguna Beach, CA 2003
“Juried Student Exhibition”, Laguna College of Art and Design – Laguna Beach, CA 2003
“Celebrating Freedom Through Imagination”, FORMA – Irvine, CA 2003
“Collector’s Showcase”, at private residence – Laguna Beach, CA 2002
“Summer Exhibition”, Gallery 821 – Laguna Beach, CA 2002
“Juried Student Exhibition”, Laguna College of Art and Design – Laguna Beach, CA 2002

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

The Artist’s Magazine, May Issue 2017.  Brushing Up Article “The Mouth Tells All” 
The Figurative Artist’s Handbook: A Contemporary Guide to Figure Drawing, Painting and Composition by Rob Zeller 2017
Art Renewal Center International 2015/2016 Salon Competition Catalogue
New Realism: Contemporary Takes On The Figure, Pg 104.  Nov 2016
American Art Collector, “Solitary” Pgs 152,153.    Nov 2015
iArtistas, Issue # 16 – Front and back cover, June 2015
Tikkun Magazine, Volume 30, Number 2.  Pg 1   Spring 2015
Poets and Artists, Issue #59 “The Power of Drawing” Currated by Steven Daluz.  Dec 2014
Poets and Artists, Issue #56 “Celebration” Currated by Daniel Maidman.  June 2014
Fine Art Connoisseur, March 2014 “Candice Bohannon and Julio Reyes: A Passion for Art”  Pgs 22-26   March – 2014
Art Renewal Center International 2014/2015 Salon Catalogue, Pgs 42, 191, 192 – 2014
Art Journey Portraits & Figures: The Best of Contemporary Drawing in Graphite, Pastel & Colored Pencil, by Rachel Rubin Wolf.  Pg 22, 218.   2014
Strokes of Genius 6, The Best of Drawing: Value | Lighes and Darks, by Rachel Rubin Wolf.  Pg 5, 136.  2014
Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 43, No. 7 –  Pg 78 – December, 2013
American Art Collector, Issue 95, Pgs 1, 54, 55 – September, 2013
Art Renewal Center International 2012/2013 Salon Catalogue, Pg 50 – 2013
California Art Club 102nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue, Pgs 21, 80   – 2012
The Artist’s Magazine, December issue 2012. Winners feature for 1st Place in the Annual Art Competition. Pgs 56, 57  Dec -2012
The Artist’s Magazine, June issue 2012, article titled “Memento Mori” June – 2012
California Art Club 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue, Pgs 22, 82   April – 2012
Art Renewal Center International 2011 Salon Catalogue – 2011
The Artist’s Magazine, Dec Issue 2011 Dec – 2011
California Art Club 100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue, Pg 26 April – 2010
California Art Club 99th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue, Pgs 20, 79 April – 2010
American Art Collector, Volume 61 – Pgs 98-99 Nov – 2010
California Art Club 98th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition Catalogue, Pgs 18, 92 April – 2009
Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 35, No. 4 – Pg 87 Sept – 2009
Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 35, No. 3 – Pgs 46-48 Aug – 2009
The Artist’s Magazine, December issue Pg 58 –   2008
International Artist Magazine, Issue 46   Aug – 2008
Coast Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 8 – Pg 56   Jul – 2006
Art Renewal Center International 2006 Salon Catalogue 2006
International Artist Magazine, Issue 35 – Pg 6 Mar – 2004
100 Ways To Paint A Landscape, Volume 1 – Pgs 10, 27 – 2004

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2nd Place, Figurative Category, “Long Valley”, Art Renewal Center’s 12th Annual Salon Competition
Arcadia Contemporary Award,”Overflow”, Art Renewal Center’s 12th Annual Salon Competition
3rd Place, Drawing, “Ascension”, Art Renewal Center’s 12th Annual Salon Competition
Honorable Mention, Drawing, “Pleading Heart”, Art Renewal Center’s 12th Annual Salon Competition
Chairmans Award for “Daydream”, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2014-2015 
Finalist for “Timberland”, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2014-2015
Finalist for “Constellation”, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2014-2015
3rd Place for “Bed of Gold”, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2013-2014
Finalist for “Bear the Light”, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2013-2014
Honorable Mention in Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence competition 2013
Award of Excellence for “Ice Flow” from Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine in the 102nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition 2013
Award of Excellence for “Ice Flow”, Southwest Art Magazine in the 102nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition 2013
Finalist for “Ice Flow”, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2012-2013
1st Place, Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition 2012- Portraits/Figures 2012
Finalist for “Grace”, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2011-2012
Certificate of Excellence for “Grace”, Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition -2012
Honorable Mention for “Chary”, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2010-2011
1st Place, 33rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Blue Line Gallery Roseville, CA 2010
2nd Place, 33rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Blue Line Gallery Roseville, CA 2010
1st Place at the Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2009 AD, Fairhaven Mausoleum, Santa Ana, CA 2009
Semi-Finalist in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009
1st Place in the Juried Group Exhibition at Placer Arts Auburn, CA 2009
Finalist in Painting Competition in the International Artist Magazine 2008
Honorable Mention in Figurative Painting in the Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2006
2nd Place in Landscape Competition in the International Artist Mag 2004

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