Frank and Dunya Presents Vernissage Art Gallery finally opens its doors to all our friends, patrons and artists!
Please join us to celebrate Vernissage Grand Opening on April 17,2014 from 5-9!

Art Gallery Vernissage is a private group created by a circle of fellow artists who have a strong connection with Russian art or Russian culture. The current President of Vernissage Gallery and Russian American Artist Association currently is Emiliya Lane.

We organize personal and group art shows, art related events, and workshops. Our gallery and home base is currently at the Seattle Design Center in the SoDo district of the city.

Every month, we distinguish two members of our group as featured artists. This month we are celebrating Yuri Konyshev and Valentina Voron’s artwork.

Read about the amazing Holiday gift ideas.

Yuri Konyshev

Watercolor Artist, born in 1951, Master of Art Degree from the University of Art at Kostroma & Professor of Art at Krasnoe na Volge Art College. Currently a Member of the Union of Artists of Russia and The National Art Exhibition of Watercolor Artists since 1992.

Invited and exhibited his works in over 25 galleries in France, Germany, England, United States, Chile, and many other European, Asian, and North and South American countries.  Many of his works are in private collections in Russia, Europe, Japan and the United Stat
es as well as part of the Kostroma Art Museum collection.  Two paintings were purchased by Chancellor Helmut Kohl (Germany) and Former President Medvedev D. (Russia)

Valentina Voron-

Valentina Voron is a wonderful combination of left brain/ right brain. Originally from St. Petersburg, Valentina was already juggling both her love for both science and art when she moved to the United States in 1993. She has a masters degree in biophysics, a doctorate in biochemistry from University of Washington, and has a successful career working in the biotech industry- including University of Washington, Seattle BioMed and the Institute for Environmental Health.

In Russia, Valentina’s fascination with art began simultaneously with her success as scientist.In Russia  she studied with the Mukhin school of Design and took inspiration from visiting forbidden modern art shows during the Soviet era. In 2012, Valentina decided to concentrate on her unfinished dialog with art and is currently participating in her second year in the prestigious Gage Academy atelier program under Mark O’Higgins.

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