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First Place – “Highways & Byways” in DFAC Exhibition “Mapped Out”

This 36″x48″ framed painting is titled “Highways & Byways”. It was awarded first place in one of the the current (February, 2021) exhibitions at Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, FL by Juror David Shankweiler. He made the following comment: “Thank you, Leslie for letting your work be seen. I am familiar with your work,… read more

"Soundscapes"  - New Solo Exhibition at Mirella Cimato Gallery

“Soundscapes” – New Solo Exhibition at Mirella Cimato Gallery

MARCH/APRIL 2021 – MIRELLA CIMATO GALLERY at ST. PETE OPERA COMPANY Artist Leslie Jeffery presents a recent body of work comprised of large abstracts. The exhibition will be up March – April. The Gallery will host a reception on the 2nd Saturday of March, March 13th from 5-8pm and again on 2nd Saturday of April,… read more

1st Place – “Taste of Honey” in “UNCHARTED” Exhibition at Art Center Sarasota

“UNCHARTED” is one of the current exhibitions (March 27 – April 23, 2020) at Art Center Sarasota Gallery.  I was honored to have three of my paintings accepted. This painting “TASTE of HONEY” was awarded 1st Place by Juror Tom Stephens. A second painting “Overseas New York” also received an Honorable Mention. The entire exhibition… read more

My Solo Show at Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL Nov, 2019 - Jan, 2020

My Solo Show at Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL Nov, 2019 – Jan, 2020

I have a Solo Show  with Galleria Misto at Mahaffey Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Arts in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL November -February 2020.  The large mezzanine gallery features six large well-lighted spaces for larger works. In a series “Sounds of  The Sixties” I have six large abstracts, each inspired by music from the… read more

"NEW WORKS on PAPER" - New Exhibition in Highlands, NC

“NEW WORKS on PAPER” – New Exhibition in Highlands, NC

Highlands, NC – This year in Highlands, we no longer have our Carolina Gallery of Fine Art.  Exhibition space for local artists is at a premium. I am proud to join in with the popular Highlands restaurant 4118 Kitchen + Bar (named for the altitude) and exhibit these 18 new pieces created over the winter.… read more

Highlands, NC - June Solo at 4118 Restaurant + Bar

Highlands, NC – June Solo at 4118 Restaurant + Bar

The popular 4118 Restaurant + Bar in Highlands, NC will host my solo show of new works on paper. This winter I worked on a large series of acrylic and pastel works on 140lb watercolor paper, each 18″x24″. All have been matted and framed alike and will be on display there starting June 1, 2019. The… read more

FLAG Exhibit at Naples Art Association - Opening Mar. 8

FLAG Exhibit at Naples Art Association – Opening Mar. 8

Naples Art Association recently hosted an exhibition for The Florida Artist Group in their beautiful gallery.  Artists across the State of Florida submitted works. The Opening Reception was Friday, March 8 and was very well attended. My piece in this exhibit was “DEEP IN THE WOODS”,  a 48″x48″ abstract.

......Exhibiting at Ringling College of Art & Design...... May 31-June 20, 2019

……Exhibiting at Ringling College of Art & Design…… May 31-June 20, 2019

The Florida Artist Group (FLAG) will hold their 69th Annual Symposium and Exhibition this year at Ringling College of Art & Design. The exhibit will be in the Richard & Barbara Basch & Willis Smith Galleries, Lisa L. Cyr, Juror. The theme this year is “The Beauty of Small”. This is always a fabulous show. … read more

ARC Gallery, San Francisco - This year's theme is "Sanctuary".

ARC Gallery, San Francisco – This year’s theme is “Sanctuary”.

I am pleased that my painting “COME WITH ME” has been accepted into the national juried “Sanctuary” exhibition at ARC Gallery in San Francisco. The Opening Reception will be Saturday, May 18th from 5-7 and runs through June 22nd, 2019.

IT’S A WRAP! THE VAN IS LOADED.

My solo exhibition “FOR THE BIRDS” which was displayed March – April 2018 just wrapped up  Many thanks to TECO Public Art Gallery, Debra Radke – Curator, to all those who attended the opening and closing receptions & visited during the show, and to all my new collectors!               … read more

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