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20th Annual Yellow Barn Instructor Exhibition

This annual exhibition showcases the versatility and talent of instructors from the Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park's painting and drawing residency. These works range from still life to abstract. Each one of these artists has distinguished themselves as both a master artist and a master teacher. The Yellow Barn Studio is a flourishing center for drawing, painting, printmaking, and art history at Glen Echo Park. Founded twenty-five years ago, the Yellow Barn Studio is now one of the largest painting centers in the Washington D.C. area, thanks to the outstanding instructors whose works are on display in this online exhibition. Through their talent and love of teaching, they have built the reputation of the Yellow Barn Studio as the place to study art. The selection of works highlights what Yellow Barn studio prides itself on-- the diverse philosophies of our faculty.

MAA Creative Expressions Show

Our Creative Expressions competition and show is an enduring tradition in the MAA annual show calendar, and we're pleased to present it to you in this online gallery. The artwork in this show is available for purchase, and prices are shown (not including 6% Maryland sales tax). If you are interested in making a purchase, please email MAAartists@gmail.com.

Purcellville Art Gallery

I have several pieces in the March 12th - the end of May show at the new Purcellville Art Gallery. Located at 760 E. Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.

Start Lunch with the Arts

I was LIVE on FPAC's Start Lunch with the Arts on Saturday May 30th at noon. You can re-watch a recording of my demo here or go to Franklin Park Arts Center's sites at https://www.franklinparkartscenter.org/    or


"Colorful Explorations" at the Glenview Mansion

For this Montgomery Art Association show, artists were invited to interpret the theme as they wished. They could explore a medium or a subject they’d never attempted before, travels to faraway places, or go to daydreams or places explored in their mind. Stroll the stately hallways and galleries that features 80 pieces of art from members of the Montgomery Art Association. Glenview Mansion is closed at this time. Further information TBA.

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About Lis...

What I do

I believe there is nothing that this pigment in its precision pointed stick, can’t do or that oil paint could do better. My competitive nature is out to prove that. I still approach my work like a painter. Layering in the old-school oil painterly way. Never striving for photo-realism, I love to see the artist’s hand in work. Like that perfect, genius brush stroke in a master’s painting, you will see all of my pencil marks, if possible. I want to inspire. Not only with what a media can do, but what a person can do. After all, a well-trained artist is a person who can do anything.

Recent Awards

(partial list, click on Resume/CV for full listing)

2019 1st & 3rd place in Drawing at the 75th Annual Waterford Fair Fine Art Exhibit

2019 Featured Artist on the Colored Pencil for Beginners & Beyond FB page

2019 Blue Ribbon for "Best Celebration of Flight", FPAC "Feathers & Kites" Exhibit

2019 Hudson Valley Art Assoc. 86th Annual Juried Exhibit

2019 Juried into CP Treasures VI book

2018 awarded "Best Loudoun Artist", 1st place in Drawing & 1st place in Mixed Media, 74th Annual Waterford Fine Art Exhibit

2018 Finalist in the 10th Annual Expressions Portraiture competition

2018 2nd place Kensington (Best in Show) category, Kensington Labor Day Show

2018 received Signature Status with CPCAU

2018 1st place Friends' Choice Award at FPAC Summer Challenge exhibit

2018 2nd place in TheArtList's National monthly competition

2018 juried into the Hill Center's Regional Juried Exhibition

2018 1st Place, Drawing, 2nd Place, Portraiture & Honorable Mention, Mixed Media, 43rd Annual Woman's Club of Chevy Chase Show

2017 1st Place, Drawing, 73rd annual Waterford Fine Art Exhibit

2017 1st Place, Manhattan Arts Int'l. HERStory Exhibition
2017 CPSA's Explore This! 13, earning CPX Signature status
2016 1st place, Artful Living Show, Fairfax Art Festival

2015 Kamen Grand Prize at the Wheaton Arts Festival
2015 1st Place CPSA DC Metro Chapter 109 Members Show
2015 Best in Show FPAC's Gifts from the Sea exhibit
2015 Best in Show Purcellville 2nd Annual Juried Art Show
2014 First Place, portraiture, MAA Kensington Labor Day Show

This is my Bio

Lis Zadravec’s extraordinary and inspirational award-winning artwork, created primarily in colored pencil, expresses poignant human expression. Her subjects reveal themselves with their vulnerabilities and their strengths. The artist’s innate skills are combined with superb detail and composition, masterful treatment of facial features and hands, a myriad of textures, and articulated light and shadow. Her style is reminiscent of the masterful illustrations and paintings of generations past. She demonstrates an uncanny ability to master her medium.


To read her full list of awards, artist statement and  Resume CV, click below.

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In print & publications...
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Color Magazine Featured Cover Artist

In this 6 page feature article " Brilliant Moments in Private Worlds" I discuss my subject, Journey and Medium choices. And in the end, why I do what I do. "My narrative portraits often reflect my philosophy that who we become in life is a direct result of the adversity we battle." I am truly honored to have this full artist profile article and magazine cover placement.

CP Treasures VI

I am honored to have my work chosen once again to be In CP Treasures VI, Colored Pencil Masterworks From Around The Globe. Included are artworks by artists from the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, China, England, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, Greece, Spain and India. It's now available for purchase as hardcopy or download here: http://annkullberg.com/products/cp-treasures-volume-vi. On every page you'll get the inside scoop on an artist's progression while they offer tips, advice and inspiration. Get your copy by clicking on the image or link below.

CPCAU, Signature Artist

I am honored to be selected amongst a great international group of artists to be recognized as a Signature Member of the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia, Inc. Click on image to see my page on their site.

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Lis is Member of...

Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, national & local District Chapter 109, Signature member of  the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia Inc. As well as holding membership in The Portrait Society of America, Montgomery Art Association, President of the Loudoun Sketch Club, Faculty of Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery, Loudoun Arts Council & the Loudoun Artisan Trail. 

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