Sheila Dehner
I paint what I feel,
I paint what I see,
I paint what I know ...
Painting connects me to the conversation between reality and the imagination.  The quiet of my dream world may lead to a story, or some narrative or memory. 
Sometimes the ideas come to me complete, and others need greater introspection to discover their meanings.  Finding the right images, gestures or form, among other painting elements and techniques, is the gratifying artistic journey that creates an understanding of those ideas.
Tapestries, are a free-flowing form, composed of painted pieces of canvas, stitched together by hand, encapsulating remembered moments and experiences. They are stories; stories I've researched of others; stories told to me by others; stories of my own.
2021                Forever Young - Islip Arts Museum & AARP Long Island- Online Show
                         Long Island, NY
2015                Personal Healing Through Artistic Expression - Online Show
                         Manhattan Arts International, NY, NY
2015                 The Open Studio Press - Vol 30
                         Juror: Michael Lash
2011                  Studio Show, Bloomville, NY
2009              Private Show - Dr. Roberta Jellinek, NY, NY
2003               Solo Exhibition, Key Bank , Pawling, NY
1999                New York State Biennial Art Exhibition, New York State Museum
                         Albany, NY. 
                         Curator: Ken Johnson                 
1995                 40th Annual Long Island Art Exhibit, Heckscher Museum,
                         Jurors: Emma Amos  - Rutgers University & Thomas Sokolowski - 
                         Dir.  Grey Art Gallery, NYU Long Island, New York
1994/95          Solo Exhibition, Allen Sheppard Gallery, Piermont Landing, NY
1994                Group Show, “Through The Eyes Of Women”, Sea Cliff Gallery ,
                         New York, NY
1993                 Solo Exhibition, Bella Luna Restaurant, New York, NY
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