Curator's Statement
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The Artists

  Connie Backus-Yoder
  Joyce Caggiano
  Deborah A. Cantwell
  Mary Anne Carley
  Osuna Miguel Conesa
  James D. Curtis
  Kelly Daniels
  Barbara Desrosiers
  Cathy Gibbons
  Joel Haas
  Jenna Higgins
  C. Robin Janning
  Caroline Kramer
  Marcia Landry
  Jeanelle McCall
  Judith McManis
  Romney O. Nesbitt
  Margaret A. Parker
  Donna Rathert
  Lynn Runnells
  Deborah Scarff
  Suzanne Schleck
  Janet Strickler
  Susan Tilt
  Vanessa Wells
  Tracy Williams
  Copyright Statement
  Virgin of the Sign
Egg tempera and gold leaf

Suzanne Schleck

It is possible to paint an icon of Christ and the saints as a result of the Incarnation, so in many ways an icon of Christ and the Mother of God is the "Ur" icon. I am particularly fond of the icons of tenderness because they not only show a mother's tenderness towards her child, but also as the child touches His mother, they show the Creator's tenderness towards His Creation.


Over 18 years of painting, I have painted more of the Virgin and child than of any other type.

Suzanne Schleck


Image #2: Virgin of Tenderness with pastiglia
Image #3: Virgin of Tenderness




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