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Julia Purinton

Julia Purinton spent her childhood in Virginia and Pennsylvania, graduated from

Harvard College with a degree in Fine Arts, pursued a course of study at the

School of Fine Arts in New York City, and now divides her time between

Washington, DC and Vermont's Mad River Valley.

Frequently exhibiting throughout New England in shows benefitting

environmental and conservation causes, Purinton has been awarded Best of Show

at the Crane Estate Art Show ( 2008 & 2011,) and the Ipswich Cultural Council

(2007,) People's Choice (2009) and Award of Excellence ( 2005,2006,2008) @

Ipswich Cultural Council annual art show.

Gallery exhibitions include The BCA Metro Gallery (2017,) the Essex Art Center

in Lawrence (2012 & 2017,) The Bundy Modern in Waitsfield, VT (2015,) Arts

Connect @ Catamount Arts in St.Johnsbury, VT (2015-16,) The Art of Healing @

Southern Vermont Arts Center (2016,) Newburyport's Firehouse Center for the

Arts (2006 & 2012,) The BAAK Gallery, Cambridge (2006 & 2011,) Tenacre

Gallery, Wellesley (2012,) Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury VT (2010, 2012, 2014,

2016) Galatea Fine Arts, Boston (2012,) New England Biolabs, Ipswich (2013,)

Time & Tide Gallery, Rowley (2013,) and the Festival Gallery, Waitsfield, VT

(2013, 2017)

Purinton's paintings have been selected for exhibition at the Commonwealth of

Massachusetts State House, the University of Vermont Hospital (Burlington, VT,)

Green Mountain Cultural Center (Waitsfield, VT,) North Country Cultural Center

for the Arts (Plattsburgh, NY,) Metropolitan Life ( Montpelier, VT,) Burlington

Center for the Arts (Burlington, VT,) and Glen Echo Park (Washington, DC.)

Gallery representation includes Edgewater Gallery (Middlebury, VT,) Paula Estey

Gallery (Newburyport, MA) and the Sargent Gallery on Martha's Vineyard.

Her decorative painting company, Medusa Studio, provides custom murals for

commercial and private interiors across the country, twice winning Best of Boston

Awards for murals and decorative paint finishes.


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