Monique Sakellarios: Memories

Compiegne, oil 18x24

February 19 to March 29, 2014

Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2 PM to 4 PM

The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to present a collection of works by Monique Sakellarios, entitled Monique Sakellarios: Memories. She is well known for her award-winning impressionistic style landscapes, markets and garden scenes. Her most recent work with abstract paintings will also be included in the exhibition. She studied at the Leonardo Da Vinci School of Art and the American University, both in Cairo, Egypt.

Sakellarios is a member of the Lowell Art Association, Inc., juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association, Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (the only one in New Hampshire). She is also a full juried member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York. She has received countless national awards, including: the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club – NY, NY (Dorothy Barberis Memorial Award - 2011) and the NOAPS National Juried Competition – Osage Beach, MO (Merit Award - 2010).

On the recommendation of the Franco-American Center in Manchester, NH, Monique received a prestigious invitation from the French Consulate in Boston to participate in the "3eme Festival de l'Ete Indien" (Third Indian Summer Festival). The festival was held in Andrezieux-Boutheon, France. This event celebrates the history, culture, way of life and economic vitality of the Franco-American communities in New England.           

Works exhibited will include landscapes from New England as well as France; Tuscany, Italy; Czech Republic, Germany and the Caribbean. Also featured are paintings of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, market scenes from Provence, France and St. Lucia in the Caribbean, and a few abstracts. Sakellarios has been painting abstracts for only about one year. “With an abstract, the artist has no memory, photo or reference to go by and yet the same rules that apply to representational paintings apply as well to abstracts. Composition, values, and harmonious colors all have to be followed and respected,” she said.