Periscope 2016 by Megan Lightell


Megan was honored to receive the Pitch Perfect award at the conclusion of the 2016 Periscope Artist Entrepreneur Training, a program of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville. This program is a valuable resource for artists across many disciplines and serves to support a more robust cultural community in Middle Tennessee. Find out more about Periscope and ABC here.

from these roots: the landscape of south central kentucky-- coming soon to SKyPAC, Bowling Green, KY by Megan Lightell

Grounded (diptych), 48x120 inches, oil on panelA new exhibit featuring the landscape of South Central KY opens November 10, 2014 at SKyPAC in Bowling Green, KY. This body of work was developed over the past two years and includes both large-scale and small intimate studies exploring the visual heritage of this region. On exhibit through the end of 2014. Catalogues available here.

End of year shows by Megan Lightell

Many galleries offer a unique opportunity at their end-of-year shows to see works on a smaller scale or works on paper.  This year there are new pieces on display through the end of the year at two galleries:


The above image, Evening Home, 12x12 inches, is one of four pieces at Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta for the Small Works show this season.  This is a favorite image I've been working with this year.  It started as a plein-air study of the view from my childhoood home, and will likely end up as a larger-scale work next year.  See all of the works at the gallery website here.


Zeitgeist Gallery invited the artists to share studio ephemera, works in progress, and sketches in their current Open Studio show. It is a glimpse into the process of the Zeitgest artists, and on the heels of Jerry Park's recent series at The Arts Company that looked inside the studios of Nashville's artist community, it offers another layer of understanding of what is happening behind those mysterious closed doors.  The above piece is a winter study on paper, and is one of several works on paper and ripped-out sketchbook pages hanging through the end of the month.  

three shows this month by Megan Lightell

It is an unusually busy October!  Three new shows open this month.  The first is a guest show at Ann Long Fine Art in Charleston, SC, which opens on October 4th. This piece, Warm Dusk, 36x36 inches, is one of several pieces that will be on exhibit this fall. Preview the show here.


Fallow, 36x36 inches, is one of fourteen works that will be exhibited at the Gateway Arts Council in Sidney, OH, opening October 5th.  Works will be on display until November 2nd.  More info here.


 Art Access Gallery in Bexley, OH opens their group landscape show on October 26th from 5-8 p.m.  Up the River, 20x60, one of several new works that will be on exhibit.












Passing Through, 48x96, one of several new works at Zeitgeist Gallery through May 19th.  Show opens Thursday, April 5 with opening reception during Hillsboro Village Artwalk.  Details here.

Landscape Painting Workshop by Megan Lightell

On October 8-9, the Pomerene Center for the Arts will host a landscape painting workshop.  For the first time ever, Megan will teach her own techniques and approach to the landscape, in the setting where she first began painting the subject.  Class size is limited-- register here.