Virginia Pendergrass of Brevard, NC, Gets Painting of Mt. Pleasant, SC, in “Women Painters of the Southeast” Show

“Coastal Carolina”, an oil painting by Brevard, NC, artist Virginia Pendergrass, has been selected for the “2015 Juried Exhibition of Women Painters of the Southeast” (WPSE). The 2015 WPSE exhibition will open at the Blue Ridge Arts Association in Blue Ridge, GA, on Apr. 10, 2015, with a reception from 6- 8:30pm.


“Coastal Carolina” is a view from the edge of a marsh in Mt. Pleasant, SC, on a brilliant summer day. Pendergrass hoped to express the feel of the heat and the shimmer in the distance in the beautiful marshlands.

According to Pendergrass, “I believe we naturally respond with pleasure to beauty in our environment.” Her goal is to capture her pleasure in nature, outdoors or painting from life and plein air sketches in the studio, and pass it on through her paintings.

Pendergrass is a previous WPSE award-winner. Over her 15 year painting career, her paintings have also been selected for show in national competitions of the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and Paint The Parks. Her paintings have won many local, regional and national awards. Her paintings can be seen locally at the Asheville Gallery of Art in Asheville, NC, and the Silver Fox Gallery in Hendersonville, NC.

The WPSE exhibition will continue through Apr. 30, 2015.  Blue Ridge Arts is located at 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge, GA.

For further information contact Pendergrass at 828/577-0264) or e-mail to (


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