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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary Russian-American landscape painter Lana Ballot (born 1968 in Russia).
Lana Ballot is a contemporary realist pastel painter. Born and raised in Russia, Lana discovered her passion for the art at an early age, but it was only after she moved to the United States that she decided to pursue her dream and enrolled in the Studio Arts major at Stony Brook University, NY. Having received a good foundation in drawing and painting in college, Lana continued painting while working as a graphic designer. Lana is now a full-time artist and pastel painting instructor. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.
Long Island landscape has always been Lana's primary source of inspiration for both plein air and studio work. She credits the time she spent painting outdoors for developing a better understanding of the relationship between light, color and atmosphere, so important for a landscape painter. Working primarily in pastels, Lana is interested in painterly application of this medium.
Lana has exhibited her work in numerous juried local and national exhibitions. In 2015, her work received an Honorable Mention in the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by Pastel Journal. In 2016, her painting “Breaking Wave” won The Yang Family Award at the Pastel Society of America’s annual exhibition: Enduring Brilliance.
Exhibitions and Honors:
September 6th - October 1st, 2016 - 44th Annual Pastel Society of America Juried Exhibition, Enduring Brilliance.
The National Arts Club, New York, NY
The Yang Family Award
July 18th - July 29th, 2016 - 38th Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition For Non-Members.
The Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY.
October 2015 - 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition.
Honorable Mention (Landscape/Interior category)
August 20 - August 23, 2015 - Plein Air Event & Wet Paint Sale, Paint the Great South Bay.
Paper Cup Gallery, Bellport, NY.
People's Choice Award
July 19 - August 10, 2014 - Juried Art Show 2014, Inspired by Long Island. Mill Pond House Gallery, St James, NY.
June 19 - July 7, 2014 - Masters Show 2014. Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY.
August 10 - September 8, 2013 - Juried Art Show 2013, Let's Go To The Beach! Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY.
July 20 - August 19, 2013 - 10th Annual Juried Landscape Show. Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY.
June 9 - June 29, 2013 - Pastel USA 2013 juried exhibition at the Pastel Society of West Coast.
Marin Society of Artists Gallery, Ross, CA.
May 29 - July 5, 2013 - Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape & Architectural 2013 juried show.
Richeson School & Art Gallery, Kimberly, WI
September 21, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Lana Ballot (Born 1968)
“I am trying to capture the beauty of nature whether it's a magnificent display of colors in the sunset sky or a quiet winter scene.
I am happy to live on Long Island, NY where I can paint my favorite subjects - ocean, harbors, beaches and anything that provides me with inspiration.”