The Art of Charlie Aldrich and Donna L. Aldrich

About the Artist

Donna Profile

DONNA L. ALDRICH

My pastel paintings strongly juxtapose organic and geometric structures.  I use intricate patterns, pastel printing and mixed media collage in contrast with realism to evoke a sense of visual poetry.  By working geometric patterns into my compositions, I am able to portray an Asian appeal while representing mans impact on nature, whether positive or negative, no landscape remains untouched by humans. Occasionally a Japanese influence can be seen in my pastels due to living on Islands in the Pacific as a child.

In 2008, I began showing my pastels in national and international shows.  I have had the honor of becoming a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico and achieving Master Circle status in the International Association of Pastel Societies.  The Farmington Museum purchased one of my paintings in 2014.  Most recently, my paintings have been juried into the 2015 and 2016 Miniatures and More Show at the Albuquerque Museum.  My work has sold around the US, Europe, and in Korea and currently is represented by Weem’s Galleries in Albuquerque.

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

  • The 32nd Annual International Juried Art Show, Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM –
    • Most Creative Award, 2015
    • Judges Choice Award, 2015
  • “Gateway to Imagination” National Juried Show, Farmington Museum, NM –
    • Best of Show Award, 2014
    • Purchase Award,  2014
  • International Association of Pastel Societies –
    • Master Circle Status, 2013
  • The 30th Annual International Juried Art Show, Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM –
    • Best of Show Award, 2013
    • Judges Choice Sponsor Award, 2013
  • Master Works New Mexico –
    • 2nd Place Award
  • The 29th Annual International Juried Art Show, Roswell  Museum and Art Center –
    • Award of Merit
  • New Mexico Pastel Society –
    • Signature Member Status, 2012
  • Show Low Channel 4, Show Low, AZ –
    • Artspace Televised Interview
  • White Mountain Historical Society Art Show, AZ –
    • 1st Place Award

EXHIBITIONS & GALLERIES

  • Minis & More Show, Albuquerque Museum – 2015, 2016
  • Art League, Alb., NM – 2014, 2016
  • IAPS Juried Master Circle Exhibition, Alb., NM – 2015
  • PSNM Signature Member Shows – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Weem’s Galleries, Artist of the Month – May 2016
  • Weem’s Galleries, Alb., NM – 2014 to present
  • “Gateway to Imagination” National Juried Show, Farmington, NM – 2012, 2014
  • Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM – 2014, 2016
  • International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Exhibitions – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Pastel Society of New Mexico National Pastel Painting Exhibitions, Alb. , NM – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • MasterWorks New Mexico Annual Fine Art Show, Alb., NM – 2012, 2013, 2015
  • WigWam Motel Gallery and Gifts, Holbrook, AZ – 2012 to present
  • The Annual International Juried Art Show, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM – 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Will McNabb Fine Jewelry Studio, Solo Exhibition, Flagstaff, AZ – 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • The New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, Gallery with a Cause, Alb., NM – Spring 2013 & Summer 2013, Winter 2014
  • La Junta Galleria, Bernalillo, NM – 2013
  • Monk’s Corner, Santa Fe, NM – 2010 to 2013
  • Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine & Fiber Art, Madrid, NM – 2011 to 2013
  • The Artichoke Café, Solo Exhibition, Alb., NM – Spring 2012
  • North Country Health Clinic, Springerville, AZ – 2011 to 2012
  • “Little Gems” 6th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, Open Spaces, Alb., NM – 2011
  • Pastel Society of Colorado Mile High International 2010, Grand Junction , CO – 2010
  • La Bellavia Café, Solo Exhibition, Flagstaff, AZ – 2010
  • Kelly’s Brew Pub, Solo Exhibition, Alb., NM – 2009
  • Pastel Painters of Maine 9th International Juried Exhibition, Bath, ME – 2008
  • Pastel National Juried Exhibition, Whichita, KS – 2008