Tropical Delights: Paintings by Juli Schuszler

Sandler Center Gallery Hosts Vibrant New Art Exhibition

Friday, April 15, 2011

Juli Schuszler, the latest artist to be featured in the Sandler Center Art Gallery, is an established artist with work in both private and corporate collections. Schuszler is best known for her vibrant masterpieces showcasingthe beauty of nature with intense colors and meticulous detail. She paints in a variety of mediums, including oils and pastels, and displays in both regional and national exhibitions. She also exhibits in local art festivals, including the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show and Festival and the Spring Stockley Gardens Art Festival.

Schuszler’s passion for art manifested in her youth and has been a lifelong pursuit. Inheriting her artistic talent from her Hungarian father, she began studying oil painting at age 10.  She received her bachelor of fine arts degree with a concentration in studio art from Old Dominion University. After a productive career as a commercial artist, technical illustrator and AutoCad drafter, Schuszler received her master’s degree in teaching from The Citadel in South Carolina.

While studying oil painting and pastels with Professor David Y. Chang, she earned a specialist status in art education from Florida International University. Her career and travels have taken her to many beautiful places, including France, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Charleston, S.C. and Miami, Fla., where she spent more than 10 years teaching and sharing her passion for art.

Since her artistic debut, Schuszler’s artwork has been featured in more than 35 exhibitions. She teaches full time and exhibits her work at art festivals, galleries and art centers.

Tropical Delight: Paintings by Juli Schuszler will be on view from April 20 through June 15 during the Sandler Center’s normal operating hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and during any performance at the Sandler Center.

About the City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs: The role of the Office of Cultural Affairs is to develop the vision and direction of the cultural arts in Virginia Beach, assist and direct the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, coordinate the city’s Public Art Program, provide contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, provide administrative leadership to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts’ 501(c)3 foundation and serve as staff liaison to local arts and humanities organizations.

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