"I honor in you the divine that I honor within myself and I know we are one."
        -Deepak Chopra
Meredith Ledford currently resides in Great Falls, Virginia although she is a native of
Birmingham, Alabama.  She has traveled extensively with her husband and two children,
including living in Japan from 1996 – 1998.  For her painting and drawing are a creative
release and never ending passion.  Much of her inspiration comes from her love of music,
the human figure, emotions, her passion for spiritual awareness, and her travels.  She says,
“When I paint, I always pick a subject that inspires me at the moment.  I search for the
hidden meaning behind that inspiration.”  “Every piece comes out different and unique!  An
individual expression comes from the heart.  It is a very spiritual experience.  It almost feels
like a cleansing of the mind and heart.  It brings freedom.”




















Meredith  has studied under Annie Krammerer Butrus of the Birmingham Museum of
Art,  Charles Johnson ,Guita Vafai , Robert Vander-Zee and Danni Dawson of the Art
League School in Alexandria, VA.   She studied briefly at George Mason University as an
Art Studio Major.  She participated as a Bin Gallery Artist at The Art League in
Alexandria, Virginia for two years and has many pieces in private collections across the
North and Southeast. She is a member of The Art League at the Torpedo Factory. Arlington
Arts Center and Great Falls Studio in Great Falls, VA.  She also enjoys serving on the
board of the Great Falls Elementary School Art Enrichment Program.




















Current Exhibitions:

April-June 2010 - Solo Show, Maison du Vin, Great Falls, Va
April 2010 - Great Falls Studios Members Show, Great Falls Library
March 2010 - Great Falls Elementary Renovation Auction, Great Falls, VA
February 2010 - Patron's Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
December 2009 - Great Falls Studios Members Show, Great Falls, Library, VA
June 2009 - Solo Show, Recent Works, Great Falls Library, Great Falls, VA
April - July 2009 - Group Show "Conscious Bean", Great Falls, VA
April 2009 - Great Falls Studios Group Show - Great Falls, VA
March 2009 - Great Falls Elementary Renovations Fundraiser
Nov 2008 - Jan 2009 - Group Show, "Conscious Bean", Great Falls, VA
December 2008 - Members Show, Great Falls Studios, Great Falls, VA
October - March 2008 -  Group Show Great Falls STuiods - Re/Max Gateway Gallery, VA
October 2007 - Studio Tour - Great Falls Studios - VA
May 2007-Oct. 2007 -  Re/Max Gateway Gallery, Great Falls, VA
April 2007 – “Imagine” – NOVAM annual action, The Torpedo Factory, Alex., VA
February 2007, “Patron’s Show”, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
December 2006 – Small Works, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alex., VA
December 2006 – Art & Politics, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alex., VA
November 2006 - Art and Politics - The Art League, Alexandria, VA
November 2006 - The Art League, Small works Show, Alexandria, VA
October 2006 – Studio Tour, Great Falls Studios, Virginia
September 1-20, 2006 – Solo Show, Great Falls Library, Great Falls, VA
July 10 – September 1, 2006 - Solo Exhibition, The Studio, Great Falls, VA
May 1-31, 2006 – All Members Show, Great Falls Studios, Great Falls, Va
May 2006 – All Media Membership Show, Black and White, The Art League, Torpedo
Factory
Alexandria, VA
April 2006 - All-Media Membership Show, The Art League, Torpedo Factory,  Alex., VA
April 2006 - NOVAM'S  Imagine  2006 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old  Town
Alexandria, VA
April - September 2006 - "Great Falls Studios Spring Show", Re/Max  Gateway Gallery, VA
February 2006 - “Patron's Show", The Art League, Alexandria, VA
December 2005  "Great Falls Studios Member Show", Great Falls Library, VA
April 2005 – “Imagine,”  NOVAM annual auction, Alexandria VA
February 2005  “Patron’s Show,” The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA


Juried Exhibitions:

Spring 2009 - "Studio Visit" Magazine, Published feature
December 2006 – Small Works, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alex., VA
December 2006 – Art & Politics, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alex., VA
November 2006 – Art and Politics, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
November 2006 – Small Works Show, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
October 2006 – All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alex., VA
May 2006 – All Media Membership Show, Black and White, The Art League, Torpedo
Factory, Alexandria, VA
Juried by Valerie J. Fletcher, Senior Curator of Modern Art for the
Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
April 2006   -   All-Media Membership Show with an Emphasis on Sculpture
     The ArtLeague,   Alex., VA    
     Judged by  William Duffy (award winning sculpture www.williamduffycom)
September 2005 – “Equal Award” – All Media Members Show, The Art League
Judged by former art director of National Geographic Magazine, Howard  Paine.
Aug. – Nov.  2005 – “Washington Square Sculpture Show 2005”, Washington D.C.
July 2005  -    “Members Show” The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
August 2004 -  “International Landscape Show,” The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory,
     Alex., VA
July 2004  -“Washington Square Sculpture Show,” The Art League, Torpedo Factory,
Alexandria, VA
May 2004 -  “Food and Still Life,” The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
March 2003 -  “Members Show,” Birmingham Art Association  
January 2002- “Members Show,” Birmingham Art Association
September 2002-   “Birmingham ArtWalk,” Citywide Show, Birmingham, AL

Collections:
University of Maryland University College 2009


Publications:
Spring 2009 - Studio Visit Magazine, Featured Artist
May 2006 – Élan Magazine “Celebrating the Good Life in Fairfax County”
“Moving Fast” by Donna Cedar-Southworth

Solo Exhibitions:
April - June 2010 - Maison du Vin, Great Falls, VA
June 2009 - Great Falls Library, Great Falls, Virginia
September 2006 – Great Falls Library, Great Falls, Virginia
July – September 2006 – The Studio, Great Falls, Virginia
June-July 2003   Lyda Rose Gallery, Homewood, Alabama
October - December 2002  Little Professor , Homewood, Alabama

Group Exhibitions:

April 2010 - Great Falls Studios Members Show, Great Falls Library
March 2010 - Great Falls Elementary Renovation Auction, Great Falls, VA
February 2010 - Patron's Show, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
December 2009 - Great Falls Studios Members Show, Great Falls, Library, VA
April - July 2009 - Group Show "Conscious Bean", Great Falls, VA
April 2009 - Great Falls Studios Group Show - Great Falls, VA
March 2009 - Great Falls Elementary Renovations Fundraiser
Nov 2008-Jan 2009 - Group Show, Conscious Bean, Great Falls, VA
October - March 2008 -  Group Show Great Falls STuiods - Re/Max Gateway Gallery, VA
October 2007 - Studio Tour - Great Falls Studios - VA
May 2007-Oct. 2007 -  Re/Max Gateway Gallery, Great Falls, VA
April 2007 – “Imagine” – NOVAM annual action, The Torpedo Factory, Alex., VA
February 2007, “Patron’s Show”, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
October 2006 – The Art League All Membership Show, Alexandria, VA
September  2006– March 2007 – Great Falls Studio Show, Re/Max Gateway Gallery, VA
May 1-31, 2006 – All Members Show, Great Falls Studios, Great Falls, VA
May 2006 – All Media Membership Show, Black and White, The Art League, Torpedo
Factory. Alexandria, VA
April 2006 - All-Media Membership Show, The Art League, Torpedo Factory,  Alex., VA
April 2006 - NOVAM'S  Imagine  2006 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old  Town
Alexandria, VA
April - September 2006 - "Great Falls Studios Spring Show", Re/Max  Gateway Gallery. VA
February 2006 - "Patron's Show", The Art League, Alexandria, VA
December 1-30th, 2005  Great Falls Studios Member Show, Great Falls, VA
December 3-5th  Great Falls Studios Holiday Art Sale and Show, Great Falls, VA
September - Dec. 2005  Great Falls Studios Show, Re/Max Gallery, Great Falls, VA
September 2005 – “All Media Members Show” The Art League, Alexandria VA
Aug. – Nov.  2005 – “Washington Square Sculpture Show 2005”, Washington D.C.
July 2005 – “The Art League” Members Show, Alexandria VA
April – Sept 2005 – “Great Falls Studio” Re/Max Gallery Show, Great Falls, VA
April 2005 – “Imagine,”  NOVAM annual auction, Alexandria VA
February 2005  “Patron’s Show,” The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
August-Nov. 2004 – “Washington Square Sculpture Show 2004”, Washington, D.C.
August 2004 – The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
June 2004 – The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
May 2004 – The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
February 2004 – The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
April 2003 – Birmingham Art Association Gallery, Birmingham, AL
December 2002 - March 2003 – Little Professor, Homewood, Alabama
March 2003 – Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
January 2003 – Birmingham Art Association, Birmingham, AL
September 2002 – Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
September 2002 – Birmingham Art Association Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama


Art Shows:
April 2003  Magic City Art Connection – (Representing BAA’s Member Show)
March 2003  X8 Figure Drawing – Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL
September 2002  Birmingham ArtWalk – Birmingham, AL
November 2002  “Holiday Market” – Homewood Alabama


Galleries:
Bin Gallery Artist, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Lyda Rose Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama


Affiliations:
The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
Great Falls Studios, Great Falls, VA
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Great Falls Studios, Great Falls, VA
X8 Live Figure Drawing Class, Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham Art Association Member, Birmingham Alabama

Instruction:

March 2009-Present - Abrstract Painting - Beverly Ryan, The Art League School, VA
September 2009 - Encaustic Painting - Beverly Ryan, The ARt League School, VA
March 2007 - Oil Painting - Danni Dawson - The Art League School, Alex., VA
February 2006-2008 -  Potter's Class - Instructor, Laura Nichols, Great Falls, Virginia
Fall 2005 - Art Studio, George Mason University
September 2005 - December 2005-"Oil Painting" - Robert Vander Zee – Instructor        
              (The Art League, Alexandria VA)
September 2003 – November 2004“Figure Sculpture” –
Charles Johnson and Guita Vafai Instructors  (The Art League, Alexandria, VA)
January 2002 –May 2002   “Drawing” – Annie Krammerer Butrus – Instructor
                     (Birmingham Museum of Art)
Works by
Meredith Ledford