Virginia Bledsoe grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and resides in Silver Spring.

Her love of painting began when she was in high school. She attended The Cleveland Institute of Art and received a BFA in painting with a minor in printmaking.

Her medium includes mixed media, collage, painting and mono printing.

Her work can be best described as multi-layered abstractions. A primary theme of her work is the play between organic and structural elements.



BFA in Painting—Cleveland Institute of Art

Awards •  Grants • Fellowships

2017 Honorable Mention, “Strokes of Genius,” Circle Galley, Annapolis, MD

2017 Juror’s Choice Award, MFA @ Gallery B Group Exhibition, Bethesda, MD

2015 Honorable Mention, MFA @ Gallery B Group Exhibition, Bethesda, MD

1991  Third Prize, Ninth Annual Juried Exhibition Gallery of Fells Point, Baltimore, Md.

1989 Fellowship, the Montgomery County Arts Council for a series entitled “Hindsight Progression” series (exhibited in 1991 at Arts Alive! Gallery)

Group Exhibitions

2018 “Focoal Point,” Circle Gallery,  Annapolis, MD,  Juror: Adam Davies, Photographer

2017 “Small Wonders,” Circle Gallery,  Annapolis, MD, Juror: Dr. Roger Dunn, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art    and Art History, Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts

2017 “Strokes of Genius,” Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Juror: Susan Behrends Frank, Ph.D., Curator, The Phillips Collection

2017 MFA @ Gallery B, Group Exhibition, Bethsda, MD, Juror: Susan Calloway, Susan Calloway Fine Arts

2016 “Small Wonders,” Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD,  Juror: Amanda Burnham, Associate professor of art history and art education at Towson University

2015 MFA @ Gallery B,  Bethesda, MD. Group Exhibition, Juror: Margery Goldberg, Zenith Gallery

2011 Shampoo Salon Takoma Park, Maryland

2007 Silver Spring Arts Festival, Silver Spring, Maryland

1991 Gallery of Fells Point, Baltimore Maryland

1991 Arts Alive! Gallery “Hindsight Progression” Series, Bethesda, Maryland

1991 Bannockburn Clubhouse, Bethesda, Maryland


1991  The Gazette, Exhibition Review


Work included in private collections in the United States.

Art Organizations

Maryland Federation of Art