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FSU to Present “En Plein Air en Studio” Exhibition

Frostburg State University’s Department of Visual Arts will present “En Plein Air en Studio,” an exhibition of paintings by FSU alumni David Diaz and Linda Humbertson, Friday, Sept. 5, through Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in FSU’s Fine Arts Building. The opening reception will be held on Sept. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

David Diaz Painting
A Painting by
David Diaz

Diaz works in oil and pastels. Primarily a plein air painter with a focus on regional subjects, he loves the rich assortment of subject matter found in the mid-Atlantic region. Diaz is an award-winning artist and educator who has taught art in Allegany and Anne Arundel counties, working with students from elementary through middle school, as well as adults. His work is in collections in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Diaz is a member and former chairman of the board of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters. He is also president of the board and chair of exhibitions at the Maryland Federation of Art and works with installations at Quiet Waters art galleries. He received formal training at FSU, as well as at the University of Maryland, Towson and Catholic University. Diaz lives in Annapolis, Md.

Linda Humbertson Painting
"Self-Portrait at
Maxxi, Rome,"
by Linda

Humbertson, an artist concentrating on action painting comingled with abstract expressionism, color field painting with a geometric edge, and surrealism drawings and paintings infused with a South Florida interpretation of color, was recently an instructor of visual art and chairperson of the Visual Art Department at Hyattsville Middle School Creative and Performing Arts Focus School in Prince George’s County, Md. Previously, she was instructor of visual art at Thomas Pullen K-8 Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School in Landover, Md.

A dedicated painter with best in show awards, one-woman exhibitions and purchase awards, she has exhibited regionally and nationally with exhibitions in Washington, D.C., Florida and Maryland. Her work is in the FSU art collection and in private collections throughout the United States.

Retired and a resident of Cumberland, she has exhibited new paintings at the Allegany Arts Council and the AAC’s member exhibitions. A native of Western Maryland, Humbertson earned a bachelor’s degree in art and a master’s in art and art education at FSU.

For more information, contact the Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.


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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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