About Ceceile Hartleib

My work is about seeing - about light and the way it falls across forms. It is about moods or feelings created within me as I am painting and within the viewer while looking at these works. I believe I am telling stories as I paint and expressing my love of beauty, of nature, of people or animals as the case may be. Sometimes my mind goes off to a different plane and I am totally lost in my work, spending hours without realizing any time has passed. I am happiest and most productive at this time.

Landscapes, especially beautiful sunsets, gardens, rivers, lakes, water lilies - anything that takes one on a journey into their inner selves are subjects that I love to paint.­­­ Even the way light falls across forms is sometimes enough to capture my attention and make me want to express my experiences or feelings in paint.

I strive to emulate those whose work I admire: Sargent, Cassatt, Corot and Monet.

Portrait & Figurative

Biography

CeCeile Hartleib is an accomplished representational artist who has been painting professionally since the late 1970s. Her love of nature is evident in her Plein-air landscapes that include some of her favorite subjects: water lilies, garden scenes and people in nature. She paints outdoors year-round in Minnesota and in other parts of the country. Because of her exceptional ability to capture personality on canvas, she is also in demand as a portrait painter. Hartleib maintains a studio in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Classical Realist tradition in which Hartleib has been trained began in the seventeenth century. Rigorous training in the basics – value, composition, accuracy of line, and impressionistic color – is the hallmark of this method. Hartleib’s search for such training first led her to Allan R. Banks, an accomplished naturalist painter with whom she studied part-time for 4 years in Sandusky, Ohio. In 1987, she moved from Ohio to Minnesota to further immerse herself in the Classical Realist tradition and continue her training at Atelier LeSueur which was located in Excelsior, Minnesota, near the Twin Cities. After completing the full-time 4-year atelier program, she spent an additional year in intensive study with renowned artist Stephen Gjertson of Minneapolis. Hartleib’s work reflects her admiration of the works of Sargent, Cassatt, Corot, and Monet.

Hartleib teaches plein-air landscape and watercolor painting through The Atelier in Minneapolis. She also teaches privately and holds classes in her studio in St Paul. CeCeile is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, Minnesota Watercolor Society, and the St. Paul Art Collective. She has won numerous awards for her work, which is exhibited in galleries and hangs in private and corporate collections in North America, Europe, and the Orient.

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Galleries

                               

  • Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
  • Xanadu Online Gallery
  • Gemini Studio and Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Exhibitions and Awards

2014

  • Reflections on Ramsey, Ramsey County Historical Society Exhibition, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Minnesota River Plein Air Paint-out Competition, Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Art on a Line, St. Paul, Minnesota

2013

  • Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Exhibition, FrameWorks Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Minnesota River Plein Air Paint-out Competition, Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Kelley Gallery Miniature Show, Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Arboretum Show of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, Chanhassen, Minnesota

2012

  • Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Exhibition, FrameWorks Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Kelley Gallery Miniature Show, Woodbury, Minnesota
  • The Art of Marriage, Capstone Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2011

  • On the Training of Painters; The Atelier’s Past and Present, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Red Wing Plein Air Paint-out, and painting demonstration, Red Wing, Minnesota
  • Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Exhibition, A-Z Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Feast of Florals, St. Paul Art Crawl Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Door County Plein Air Competition, Dockside Quick Paint

2010

  • Foot in the Door Show, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Kelley Gallery Miniature Show, Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Red Wing Plein Air Paint-out, Red Wing, Minnesota

2009

  • Kelley Gallery Miniature Show, Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Salon 300 Exhibition, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, Minnesota
  • Waters Exhibition of Painting and Poetry, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Savage Arts Council Exhibition, Savage, Minnesota, 1st Place Award

2008

  • Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring juried Exhibition, Edina, Minnesota, Award
  • Savage Art Studios Winter Show, Savage, Minnesota
  • River Fest Plein Air Paint-out, Aitkin, Minnesota

2007

  • Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Winter Exhibition, Savage Art Studios, Savage, Minnesota
  • River Fest Plein Air Paint-out, Aitkin, Minnesota
  • Painting, St. Paul Skyline, 2006, on display at Governor’s Residence
  • Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition, Bloomington, Minnesota, Award

2006

  • Showcase St. Paul Exhibit, Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Painting, Landmark Center, St. Paul, 2005, on display at Minnesota Governor’s Residence
  • River Fest Plein-air Paint Out, Aitkin, Minnesota
  • Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition, H2O Magic, First Place Award

2005

  • Manhattan Arts International, Small Works 2005 Exhibition, New York City, Award of Excellence
  • Window to the World, Looking into Japan, Beverly Hills Country Club, Los Angeles, California
  • Reflections on the Lakes, Vern Carver and Beard Galleries, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition

2004

  • Featured Artist, November, Vern Carver and Beard Galleries, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Half a Century with Vern, Vern Carver and Beard Galleries, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2003

  • Oil Painters of America Midwest Regional Show, Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
  • Interior Motifs, Vern Carver and Beard Galleries, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Up North, Vern Carver and Beard Galleries, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Minnesota Watercolor Society, Fall Show, Award
  • The New Season, Patricia Weiner Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

2002

  • Showcase St. Paul Art Exhibit, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Best of Midwest Landscape Painting, Vern Carver and Beard Galleries, Bloomington, Minnesota

2001

  • 25th Annual National Exhibition, Midwest Watercolor Society, Elmhurst, Illinois, Award
  • Watercolor Spirit, Minnesota Watercolor Society, Hudson, Wisconsin, Award
  • A la Carte, Visual Arts Minnesota Midwest Regional Exhibition, St. Cloud, Minnesota

2000

  • The Best of Minnesota Landscape Painting, Vern Carver and Beard Galleries, Minnesota
  • The Figure Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Orono, Minnesota
  • Foot in the Door Show, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1999

  • Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition

1998

  • Art in Bloom, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Fair fine Arts Competition, Award
  • Minnesota Women Artists, Past and Present, St. Cloud, Minnesota

1997

  • Minnesota Watercolor Society, Spring Show, First Place, Portrait

1996

  • Artists’ Magazine Portrait Competition, Finalist
  • Minnesota Perspectives, three person show, Meadow Creek Gallery, Edina, Minnesota

1994

  • Winter’s Golden Eve, Premier Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Award
  • Innocence Envisioned, Premier Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Award
  • A Story of Light: 22 Women Artists, Beard Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1992

  • One Woman Show, Meadow Creek Gallery, Wayzata, Minnesota

1991

  • American Society of Classical Realism Exhibition, LeCuyer Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Commissioned Portraits
  • Of Nikita Khrushchev
    Sergei and Valentina Khrushchev, Moscow, Russia, and Cranston, RI
  • Of Desiree, Kaitlin, Emily
    Scott Zuber and Denise Webster-Zuber, Los Angeles, California
  • Of Jackie and Drew
    Nancy and Michael Phelps, Davenport, Iowa
  • Of Lee
    Lee Peng, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Of Angie and Jackie
    Laurie and Scott Gauer, Chaska, Minnesota
  • Of Mary
    Mary and Thomas Jonikas, Prescott, Wisconsin
  • Of Arianna
    Nathan Smith, Potomac, Montana
  • Of Keith
    Dan Swiegert, Huron, Ohio
  • Of Audra, of Kevin
    Warren and Mid Bielke, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Of Blair
    Kimberly Prechtl Williams, Columbus, Ohio
  • Of the granddaughters
    Frances McCoy, Hopkins, Minnesota
  • Of Leo Landsberger
    Janeen Landsberger
  • Of Roxanne and Dale
    Roxanne Danner, Washington, D. C.
  • Of Dr. Kennedy
    Marla and Dr. William Kennedy, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Of Deanna
    Deanna and Nicholas Stuhrk, Winter Haven, Florida
  • Of Heidi and Connor
    Jason and Heidi Smith, Plymouth, New Hampshire
  • Of Larry
    Larry Herbison, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Selected Collections
  • Garrison Keillor and Jenny Lind Nilsson, St. Paul, MN
  • Dawn Zuber and Gil Pomeranz, Canton, Michigan
  • Kathleen and James C. Smith, Washington, North Carolina
  • Martha and Robert Wicker, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Dennis and Jeanne Kayser, Longmont, Colorado
  • Martina and Petr Chudan, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Polly and Dr. Mark Lewis Norman III, Edina, Minnesota
  • Andersen Consulting, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nancy and Alvin Holmbeck, Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Glidden Corporation, Huron, Ohio
  • Annette Linton, Temple Terrace, Florida
  • John K. Krupp, CPA, Sandusky, Ohio
  • East Grand Forks Library, East Grand Forks, Minnesota
  • Kate Williams, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
  • Patricia and Dr. John Freed, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Hiro and Midori Shimada, Tokyo, Japan
Articles, Interviews, Demonstrations, Et Cetera
  • “CeCeile Hartleib to Demo for January 16 Meeting”, Northstar Watermedia Society, December, 2013
  • Oil Painting Demonstration, Red Wing Plein Air Paint-out, 2011, Red Wing, Minnesota
  • “CeCeile Hartleib to Demo for the March MNWS Meeting”, Brushstrokes: Minnesota
  • Watercolor Society Newsletter, February/March 2011
  • “Where Art Lives”, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Star Tribune, October 2007
  • Oil Painting Demonstration, Minnesota Museum of Art, Family Day, May 2007
  • “Pastel From the Past, Portrait Connects Former Miss America and Her Classmate,” Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio, 2007
  • “February Meeting: Portrait Demonstration,” CeCeile Hartleib, BrushStrokes: Minnesota
  • Watercolor Society Newsletter, February 2004
  • Two paintings appeared on the Fox Network TV show, 24, Fall through Spring, 2002
  • “Watercolor Portraits: Capture the Essence of Your Subject with Design, Value, and Color”, by CeCeile Hartleib, BrushStrokes: Minnesota Watercolor Society Newsletter, May 2001
  • “Painting the Fourth Dimension,” Riverview Times, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1999
  • “Painting Along the River,” The Good Age Newspaper, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1998
  • “Ceile of Approval,” Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio, October, 1995
  • Interviewed on General Access 35 during St. Paul Art Collective’s Art Crawl, October, 1994
  • “Modern Story, Old Style,” Excelsior Shorewood Sun Sailor, Excelsior, Minnesota, April, 1992
Organizations
  • American Impressionist Society
  • Outdoor Painters of Minnesota
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Minnesota Watercolor Society
  • North Star Water Media Society
  • Red Wing Arts Association
  • artbarn52
Teaching
  • 1999 to 2002     Portraiture, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • 1998 to 2004     Basic Drawing, The Atelier, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1997 to present            Watercolor, The Atelier, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1996 to present            Plein-air Landscape classes and workshops, The Atelier, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1994 to 1996     Plein-air Landscape, Gemini2 Studio and Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1993 to 2002     Watercolor, Edina Art Center, Edina, Minnesota
  • 1992 to 1996     The Figure Outdoors, Landscape and Still Life Workshops, Atelier du Nord, Two Harbors, Minnesota
Education
  • 1991-92 Graduate study with Stephen Gjertson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1989-91 Part-time, Atelier Lack, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1987-91 Graduate of 4 year program, Atelier LeSueur, Excelsior, Minnesota
  • 1982-86 Part-time, Atelier of Fine Art with Allan R. Banks, Sandusky, Ohio

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