My work lives along a boundary between figuration and abstraction. I’m drawn to metaphor, the territory that mediates between word and image. Color drives the paintings —its immediacy, subtlety, indulgence and seduction. 

A caveat:   “Asking an artist to talk about her work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture .” ~Cocteau

Interview in AWT


Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD, Night exhibition.


Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD, Small Wonders exhibition; juror: Susan Badder, Prof. Art History, Maryland Inst. College of Art

American University Katzen Art Center, Latitude, WWAC exhibition & catalog, curated by Françoise Yohalem for the Alper Initiative for Washington Art, Washington DC


AWARD   DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities grant for acquisition of 3 paintings for the 2018 Washingtonia Collection


Prince Street Gallery, 8th National Juried Exhibition, New York.    Juror: Graham Nickson, painter & Dean of NY Studio School

Idio Gallery, Phantasmagoria, Brooklyn NY. 
Curators: Gillian Zinser and Montana Simone

Interview with AWT Magazine, 2016  


Stamford Art Association, Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Juror: Anna Swinbourne, former MOMA  painting curator and independent curator and art historian.

Philadelphia Sketchbook Club, Absolutely Abstract, Jurors: Su Horty, Charles Kalick& Al Gury

Art Scene TodayNo Place Like Home  Juror: Kathleen Sowle

Women Do It!  traveling art exhibition @ The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women Conference, NYC

DC Museum of Contemporary Art, Everyone We Know, The Art House Sketchbook Project, traveling show:  Atlanta, Washington, DC, Brooklyn, NY

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Dale Appleman lives and works in Washington, DC. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Washington, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Stamford, featured in several publications and purchased for private and corporate collections.  She grew up in New York City and worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art following graduation from Skidmore College with a BA in Art.  She has been a publications graphic designer for magazines, corporations, universities and non-profits.

Island Life,  acrylic on canvas, 52x66

Island Life, acrylic on canvas, 52x66