DVAA Member since 2015
Sandi Neiman Lovitz
Sandi Neiman Lovitz graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelors degree in Art Education and taught art in the Pittsburgh public school system for two years. She attended summer art classes at Carnegie Tech and was a juried member in the Pittsburgh watercolor society before moving to Philadelphia.
Sandi continued to teach private classes and exhibit her paintings. Her passion for art led into various businesses that all involved the creative process. Plastic Fantastics was started with a friend, where they designed and manufactured acrylic functional art pieces. This, combined with her desire to keep doing art to make a living resulted in her decision to learn sign painting as a trade. She did free style hand lettering on windows, tractor trailers, paper and wood for approximately 10 years. Following that she developed a line of hand painted clothing that was sold throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area, did murals in personal and commercial areas and also created a line of hand-painted furniture which was represented by several galleries in the area. During this whole time Sandi continued to exhibit her paintings in various shows and and was part of the Merrill Collection, a gallery in West Chester, Pa.
She was of President of the Tri-State Pennsylvania Artists Equity for two years and is now on the board of DVAA. She is also involved in ARTsisters, a group of women who are professional visual artists that not only support each other, but also reach out to women and children in the community. Sandi was juried in to the Centennial exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum by John B. Ravenal, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She was also juried in to the Berks Art Alliance at the Reading Art Museum and was awarded an honorable mention by Lisa Tremper Hanover, CEO of the Michener Museum. She participated in the Square Foot Art Basel Miami and was awarded the Nolan Painting Award at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Pa. by celebrated artist, Moe Brooker, and was awarded feature artist on Artsy Shark, founded by Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute (http://www.artsyshark.com/2014/01/01/featured-artist-sandi-neiman-lovitz/ )Sandi is on the faculty member at the MAIN LINE ART CENTER in Haverford, Pennsylvania and paints full time in her studio .
“It all started when I was five years old and my Dad picked me up to view the nest in our young tree. There in living color was a robin’s eggs…..a luscious shade of cyan blue. That is when I fell in love with colors. The simple definition of color: "the quality of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object”. My subject matter is the power of color. Color is fundamental to our experience of the world around us. I enjoy watching paint move and take on its own energy.The dance proceeds by using various methods of application such as the swipe of a brush, the push and pull of a palette knife, the spray from a can or the splatter and splash from a vessel. I demand from myself spontaneity in gesture, but also refine and edit my art from my knowledge of composition, balance and color. My personal reaction to the joyfulness in the world around me, then, completes the translation to the canvas. I invite you, the viewer, to enter my world and experience your personal interpretations of what is happening on the canvas. I hope that looking at them brings a smile to your face.”