Donna Festa

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Donna Festa, Dark Dress, 2016, oil on wood, 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Donna Festa, Dark Dress, 2016, oil on wood, 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Donna Festa,  Judy Wearing Her Sweatshirt, 2016, oil on  wood, 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Donna Festa, Man Holding a Dog, 2014, oil on panel, 6 x 6   inches
Donna Festa, Man Using a Walker, 2016, oil on wood, 5.5 x   5.5 inches

We all have them. Those heavy burdens that we carry with us making our shoulders droop. We push them down, far away from the surface. Bury them with food, drink, pills. Meanwhile, they make our hips wider, our hair grayer, our worry lines deeper. But we manage. Just manage.

Donna Festa has work in both public and private collections including the State Museum of Pennsylvania. She has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Italy and UK. Her work has been published in the special edition book Always Home, Agave Magazine, vol.3 Issue 2, 2016, Fresh Paint Magazine, February 2016, Quantum Art Review, January 2016, Artvoices Magazine, 7th Anniversary Issue, 2014, Expose Art Magazine, December 2014, Lunch Ticket, Winter/Spring2015, Cleaver Magazine, December, 2013, Fresh Paint Magazine, October, 2013, INPA, vol. 1 , 2011, INPA, vol. 2, 2012, and New American Paintings, Mid-Atlantic Region vol. 51, 2004.

Festa is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she earned a four year certificate in painting, the University of the Arts, also in Philadelphia, where she received a BFA in painting with teacher certification, and the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut, where she received an MFA in painting.

Her studio is in her home in Bangor, Maine.

Donna Festa, Dark Dress, 2016, oil on wood, 5.5 x 5.5 inches 3 months ago
Donna Festa, Judy Wearing Her Sweatshirt, 2016, oil on wood, 5.5 x 5.5 inches 3 months ago
Donna Festa, Man Holding a Dog, 2014, oil on panel, 6 x 6 inches 3 months ago
Donna Festa, Man Using a Walker, 2016, oil on wood, 5.5 x 5.5 inches 3 months ago
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