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Geraldine Butler


Geraldine Butler is a Maryland based painter whose work is seemingly abstract, although inspired by nature and her surroundings. Butler’s work bridges the gap between abstract and representational painting, thus challenging established ideas of how paintings are classified. And in doing so, she diversifies the type of art her viewers can relate too. Butler’s work is founded on her love of these two seemingly different types of painting and follows many years of working directly from observation.

Butler received her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA), where she now teaches painting as well as being a visual arts instructor in their after-school TWIGS program.

During her time at MICA, Butler studied under several renowned contemporary painters such as Mark Karnes, Barry Nemett, James Hennessey, Timothy App, and Sharon Yates, all of whom influenced her work in different ways.

Butler has received multiple awards including the following:

  • Awarded a Two-Person Show for being the Highest Seller in the Inaugural THRIVE Exhibition, Jordan Faye Contemporary, December 2014
  • Second Place Award in the Abstract Exhibition, The Center Gallery in the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, September 2014
  • Best of Show Award in the category of Abstract Art, The Woman’s Club of Potomac Art Show and Sale 2014, June 2014
  • Honorable Mention in the category of Miniature Art, The Woman’s Club of Potomac Art Show and Sale 2014, June 2014
  • Selected as “Top 10” in the Annual Caring With Colors Art Event, The Loft at 420, September 2013
  • Juried Placement and Scholarship Recipient for Study Abroad Program in Aix-en-Provence, France through the Maryland Institute College of Art, 1999
  • Painting Department Recognition Award, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1999

Butler exhibits regularly and has participated in several group and solo exhibitions throughout the country and abroad over the last two decades. Butler also participates in several art festivals throughout the region.

Her studio in located in Howard County, MD.