Principle Gallery

Principle Gallery Proudly exhibiting phenomenal Contemporary Realism artists for 27 years. Staff: Michele Ward, Clint Mansell, Taylor Chauncey, & Owen French Since opening in 1994, Principle Gallery has been dedicated to exhibiting the best of American and European Contemporary Realism.
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Focusing on paintings in oil and bronze sculpture, the gallery represents emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a distinct personal approach to their work. Principle Gallery gains great exposure for its artists through solo exhibitions, selective group shows, and national art fairs. Blog: http://principlearttalk.com

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Focusing on paintings in oil and bronze sculpture, the gallery represents emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a distinct personal approach to their work. Principle Gallery gains great exposure for its artists through solo exhibitions, selective group shows, and national art fairs. Blog: http://principlearttalk.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/principlegallery

Pintrest: http://w

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If I could use one word to describe the way Stephen Early portrays his figures I would use the word, powerful. It doesn'...
07/03/2021

If I could use one word to describe the way Stephen Early portrays his figures I would use the word, powerful. It doesn't matter if the figure is looking at the viewer or facing away, it's the poses he paints that transcends the model from human to superhuman.

"Grace Under Pressure" 40 x 16, oil on linen
View more of Stephen Early's available work here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/stephen-early/

If I could use one word to describe the way Stephen Early portrays his figures I would use the word, powerful. It doesn't matter if the figure is looking at the viewer or facing away, it's the poses he paints that transcends the model from human to superhuman.

"Grace Under Pressure" 40 x 16, oil on linen
View more of Stephen Early's available work here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/stephen-early/

We just received a brand new Christie Younger titled "Irises in White No. 7" (2021) measuring 40 x 40. When admiring thi...
07/02/2021

We just received a brand new Christie Younger titled "Irises in White No. 7" (2021) measuring 40 x 40. When admiring this painting I can't help but be reminded of Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" (1890) currently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

You're looking at two paintings, 131 years apart. They share this lovely combination of greens, blues, and violets and most notably; the impasto painting technique.

"In May 1890, just before he checked himself out of the asylum at Saint-Rémy, Van Gogh painted four exuberant bouquets of spring flowers, the only still lifes of any ambition he had undertaken during his yearlong stay: two of irises, two of roses, in contrasting color schemes and formats. In the Museum’s Irises he sought a “harmonious and soft” effect by placing the “violet” flowers against a “pink background,” which have since faded owing to his use of fugitive red pigments." (quote courtesy of The Met)

View more available work by Christie here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/christie-younger/

Gavin Glakas dropped off a brand new painting of the Knightsbrige neighborhood of London. His depiction of twilight and ...
07/01/2021

Gavin Glakas dropped off a brand new painting of the Knightsbrige neighborhood of London. His depiction of twilight and the glow of the city below is delightful.

"An Appointment in Knightsbridge" 15x23, oil on panel

See more of Gavin's work here!:
https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gavin-glakas/

Gavin Glakas dropped off a brand new painting of the Knightsbrige neighborhood of London. His depiction of twilight and the glow of the city below is delightful.

"An Appointment in Knightsbridge" 15x23, oil on panel

See more of Gavin's work here!:
https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gavin-glakas/

New from Laura E. Pritchett!"We’ve been back to traveling in the airstream this summer and that always feels right. ✨Her...
06/30/2021

New from Laura E. Pritchett!

"We’ve been back to traveling in the airstream this summer and that always feels right. ✨Here’s the first painting I’ve completed in my little rolling studio while on the road again. I’m calling it ‘signal.’ To me it’s the feeling of reaching out to someone in the distance — an attempt at connection in the most basic of ways: “Hello, is anyone out there? Can you see me?” I’d like to imagine a glint of a mirror or a thin trail of rising smoke will eventually appear in those mountains as a response, but I didn’t paint those because I like the idea of staying with the persistence and patience that fills a moment before knowing anything for certain.✨"

View more of Laura's available work here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/laura-e-pritchett/

Currently on display!"Far Away Eyes" by GC Myers18 x 26, acrylic on paperCheck out GC Myers' solo exhibition here: https...
06/29/2021

Currently on display!
"Far Away Eyes" by GC Myers
18 x 26, acrylic on paper

Check out GC Myers' solo exhibition here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

Currently on display!
"Far Away Eyes" by GC Myers
18 x 26, acrylic on paper

Check out GC Myers' solo exhibition here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

We want to hear from you! When collecting artwork there’s often a purpose, connection or attraction associated with the ...
06/19/2021

We want to hear from you! When collecting artwork there’s often a purpose, connection or attraction associated with the purchase. Of course, it could be a combination of all three!

When you’ve acquired artwork from our gallery was there a connection behind it? Was the work for someone? If so, what made you think of them? Did you happen to buy a landscape because it reminded you of somewhere you’ve lived or visited? Ultimately, what drew you to the piece?

Share your story in the comments below!

We want to hear from you! When collecting artwork there’s often a purpose, connection or attraction associated with the purchase. Of course, it could be a combination of all three!

When you’ve acquired artwork from our gallery was there a connection behind it? Was the work for someone? If so, what made you think of them? Did you happen to buy a landscape because it reminded you of somewhere you’ve lived or visited? Ultimately, what drew you to the piece?

Share your story in the comments below!

New arrival from Maya Kulenovic!“WING/SAND (Variation #2)” polymerized concrete blend, sand, iron oxide, and iron – meas...
06/17/2021

New arrival from Maya Kulenovic!

“WING/SAND (Variation #2)” polymerized concrete blend, sand, iron oxide, and iron – measures 25 x 16 x 5 inches
Finished sculptures (Variations) are hand cast in proprietary blends of cement, pigments, and a variety of other materials. Finishing includes treatments such as patinas, stains and intentional erosion and repair.

View more of Maya's work here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/maya-kulenovic/

"Standing Proud" 10 x 20, acrylic on canvasCurrently featured in GC Myers' solo exhibition! Stop by the gallery to see t...
06/15/2021

"Standing Proud" 10 x 20, acrylic on canvas

Currently featured in GC Myers' solo exhibition! Stop by the gallery to see this years collection of work or use the links below to view the entire show online.

View the exhibition here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

"Standing Proud" 10 x 20, acrylic on canvas

Currently featured in GC Myers' solo exhibition! Stop by the gallery to see this years collection of work or use the links below to view the entire show online.

View the exhibition here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

New arrival from Laura E. Pritchett!"Golden Hour, Bordering Blue" 16 x 20, acrylic on cradled panel"An abandoned road in...
06/12/2021

New arrival from Laura E. Pritchett!

"Golden Hour, Bordering Blue" 16 x 20, acrylic on cradled panel

"An abandoned road in Utah where I camped, watching wildfire smoke veil the horizon in dusty blue while dry grass and sage were warmly illuminated by the last light of day." - Laura Pritchett

View more of Laura's available work here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/laura-e-pritchett/

New arrival from Laura E. Pritchett!

"Golden Hour, Bordering Blue" 16 x 20, acrylic on cradled panel

"An abandoned road in Utah where I camped, watching wildfire smoke veil the horizon in dusty blue while dry grass and sage were warmly illuminated by the last light of day." - Laura Pritchett

View more of Laura's available work here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/laura-e-pritchett/

“Show’s Over, Folks” 7 x 7, acrylic on paperFrom GC Myers' blog at redtreetimes.com:Kind of like a cop at a crime scene ...
06/11/2021

“Show’s Over, Folks” 7 x 7, acrylic on paper

From GC Myers' blog at redtreetimes.com:
Kind of like a cop at a crime scene saying, "Shows, Over, folks, Nothing more to see here. Move on."

I enjoy these pieces in many ways. I like composing and painting them. I enjoy looking at them because while they often make me smile, they often make me think as well. There’s usually a fair amount of atmosphere in them to take in and interpret. Sometimes my take on a piece like this will change from view to view. Perhaps it’s dependent on my own mood at the time that I am looking.

Right now, this one makes me smile. The show might be over for the night and that might be sad but it ain’t the end.

GC Myers’ solo exhibition is still on display! Use the link below to see the full show.
https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/

“Show’s Over, Folks” 7 x 7, acrylic on paper

From GC Myers' blog at redtreetimes.com:
Kind of like a cop at a crime scene saying, "Shows, Over, folks, Nothing more to see here. Move on."

I enjoy these pieces in many ways. I like composing and painting them. I enjoy looking at them because while they often make me smile, they often make me think as well. There’s usually a fair amount of atmosphere in them to take in and interpret. Sometimes my take on a piece like this will change from view to view. Perhaps it’s dependent on my own mood at the time that I am looking.

Right now, this one makes me smile. The show might be over for the night and that might be sad but it ain’t the end.

GC Myers’ solo exhibition is still on display! Use the link below to see the full show.
https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/

"Symphony of Silence" 18 x 36, acrylic on canvas"I have written in the past about what I see as the connection between p...
06/10/2021

"Symphony of Silence" 18 x 36, acrylic on canvas

"I have written in the past about what I see as the connection between painting and music, how I see some of my pieces as simple songs and others as more intricate compositions. Perhaps symphonies or concertos."

"This, in my eyes, is one that seems simple at a first glance. It is sparse and without great details. But the more I look at it, the more I see in it. How each element and color plays off the next and how they are fortified by each. It feels like there are rhythms and melodies running through it, from side to side as the terrain flows and up and down with rise of the moon. There is inward and outward movement with the light of the stars and the undulation of the trail. The blocks that make up the night sky seem to swirl and rotate in all directions. The far mountains appear almost as sound waves."

- GC Myers

GC Myers solo exhibition is still on display! Use the links below to view the show online or visit us in person!

View the exhibition here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

"Symphony of Silence" 18 x 36, acrylic on canvas

"I have written in the past about what I see as the connection between painting and music, how I see some of my pieces as simple songs and others as more intricate compositions. Perhaps symphonies or concertos."

"This, in my eyes, is one that seems simple at a first glance. It is sparse and without great details. But the more I look at it, the more I see in it. How each element and color plays off the next and how they are fortified by each. It feels like there are rhythms and melodies running through it, from side to side as the terrain flows and up and down with rise of the moon. There is inward and outward movement with the light of the stars and the undulation of the trail. The blocks that make up the night sky seem to swirl and rotate in all directions. The far mountains appear almost as sound waves."

- GC Myers

GC Myers solo exhibition is still on display! Use the links below to view the show online or visit us in person!

View the exhibition here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

GC Myers' solo exhibition is on display now! Thank you to everyone who attended last night's opening. A huge thank you t...
06/05/2021

GC Myers' solo exhibition is on display now!

Thank you to everyone who attended last night's opening. A huge thank you to GC Myers for all your hard work and giving us a wonderful show!

We have over 45 new paintings currently on display so come see us in the gallery today. We know it's toasty out there, but we have great art and air conditioning.

"From a Distance" 30 x 48, acrylic on canvas
View the entire exhibition online, here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

GC Myers' solo exhibition is on display now!

Thank you to everyone who attended last night's opening. A huge thank you to GC Myers for all your hard work and giving us a wonderful show!

We have over 45 new paintings currently on display so come see us in the gallery today. We know it's toasty out there, but we have great art and air conditioning.

"From a Distance" 30 x 48, acrylic on canvas
View the entire exhibition online, here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

GC Myers’ 22nd annual solo exhibition: Between Here & There is NOW OPEN! Join us for the opening reception this evening ...
06/04/2021

GC Myers’ 22nd annual solo exhibition: Between Here & There is NOW OPEN! Join us for the opening reception this evening from 6-8:30pm.

If you’re unable to visit us in person, use the links below to view the entire show online! If you'd like to learn more about the artist and some of the works in the show, read today's blog post on PrincipleArtTalk.com.

"Magnificat" 24 x 24, acrylic on aluminum panel

View the GC Myers exhibition here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

GC Myers’ 22nd annual solo exhibition: Between Here & There is NOW OPEN! Join us for the opening reception this evening from 6-8:30pm.

If you’re unable to visit us in person, use the links below to view the entire show online! If you'd like to learn more about the artist and some of the works in the show, read today's blog post on PrincipleArtTalk.com.

"Magnificat" 24 x 24, acrylic on aluminum panel

View the GC Myers exhibition here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one! What book do you think was being discussed in GC Myers' recent painting "Boo...
06/03/2021

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one! What book do you think was being discussed in GC Myers' recent painting "Book Club Meeting"? GC Myers' painted a few interior scenes with a narrative in his current solo exhibition. Check the show out at the link below.
https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one! What book do you think was being discussed in GC Myers' recent painting "Book Club Meeting"? GC Myers' painted a few interior scenes with a narrative in his current solo exhibition. Check the show out at the link below.
https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens this Friday, but the works are in the gallery and available for pre-sale now. Come in to...
06/02/2021

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens this Friday, but the works are in the gallery and available for pre-sale now. Come in to take a look or click the link below to see the full show!
"Distant Communique" 12x16, acrylic on aluminum

https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens this Friday, but the works are in the gallery and available for pre-sale now. Come in to take a look or click the link below to see the full show!
"Distant Communique" 12x16, acrylic on aluminum

https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens this Friday, June 4th 6-8:30pm! We have over 40 new paintings available and currently in...
06/01/2021

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens this Friday, June 4th 6-8:30pm! We have over 40 new paintings available and currently in the gallery. The exhibition preview is available through the links below.

"Invocation in Blue" 20 x 16, acrylic on canvas
View the GC Myers Exhibition Preview here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens this Friday, June 4th 6-8:30pm! We have over 40 new paintings available and currently in the gallery. The exhibition preview is available through the links below.

"Invocation in Blue" 20 x 16, acrylic on canvas
View the GC Myers Exhibition Preview here: https://www.principlegallery.com/alexandria-artist/gc-myers/
If you're on a mobile device, view here: https://issuu.com/principlegallery/docs/myers_issuu_combined?fr=sM2VlOTIyMDIxNjk

Geoffrey Johnson's solo exhibition is still on display through this weekend. We hope you'll come see the hard work Geoff...
05/28/2021

Geoffrey Johnson's solo exhibition is still on display through this weekend. We hope you'll come see the hard work Geoffrey has put into this amazing body of work.

Geoffrey Johnson's solo exhibition is still on display through this weekend. We hope you'll come see the hard work Geoffrey has put into this amazing body of work.

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens on June 4th and we'll be sending out the collector's preview tomorrow afternoon. If you'...
05/27/2021

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens on June 4th and we'll be sending out the collector's preview tomorrow afternoon. If you'd like to get the first look at the new pieces, send us a message with your email address!
"Between Here and There" 22x28, acrylic on linen

GC Myers' solo exhibition opens on June 4th and we'll be sending out the collector's preview tomorrow afternoon. If you'd like to get the first look at the new pieces, send us a message with your email address!
"Between Here and There" 22x28, acrylic on linen

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