Dale Najarian

Dale Najarian received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia and worked for over fifteen years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director at various studios and advertising agencies in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.

Dale began painting in 1998. In 2005 she relocated with her family to Singapore for several years and traveled throughout South East Asia, New Zealand, Australia and China. Dale's photographs taken during this time are a source of inspiration for many of her landscape paintings.

Dale Najarian’s Shadow Series merges the realistic quality of a photograph with the abstract translation of a landscape to depict a dreamlike painting that draws you in. Dale is fascinated by the perspective that shadows create in our daily lives, and uses people’s movements to capture the ever changing relationship between dark and light.

Dale  Najarian

Dale Najarian

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Dale Najarian


Juried Art Exhibitions

2017, 2016      Westport Fine Arts Festival, selected Artist

2017 - 2015     Westport Artist Collective Pop Up

2017- 2012      Art on the Avenue, Greenwich

2016 - 2011     Art About Town, Westport

2013- 2012      Westport Arts Center Member’s show

2010               Art By Local, Westport

2009               Silvermine Artist Guild

2009               Westport Arts Center Member’s show.

2006, 2005      Silvermine student show

Curated Exhibititions

2018                  Window to her World: East & West Coast Artists, Elisa                                  Contemporary Art Pop Up, Greenfield Hill, CT

2017                 Gallery at Pearl, Retrospective (solo show)

2016                 James Blackstone Memorial Library Gallery, Branford

                        Whiting Mills Pop Up Exhibition, Winsted

                       Gallery at GFC - Colorful Translations (Solo Exhibition)

                      Beechwood Art Gallery - Transformations

                        Westport Library - Selected Artist

2016 - 2014     Westport Artist Collective Group Show

2015                Worrell Smith Gallery, Where We Stand

2014                Westport Artist Collective Exhibition

2012                U. Conn. Stamford Gallery, Pink House Painters

2011                Fairfield Art Center

2009                U. Conn. Stamford Gallery, Pink House Painters



Westport Arts Center, Board of Directors 2008-2016

Westport Arts Center Education, Visual Arts Committees

Westport Arts Center Gala Chair 2010

Smilow Cancer Center Teaching Artist 2014-2017

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, Artist Member

Greenwich Arts Council Member

Carriage Barn, Artist Member

National Charity League / Arts Center Liaison 2012-2015

Westport Country Playhouse Liaison 2016

Bedford Art Committee Chair 2012-2014

Greens Farm Church Outreach Committee 2010-2014

Project Return - Birdhouse Artist 2011, Selected Artist 2016


BFA Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Silvermine Artist Guild, New Canaan, CT

Calligraphy Design Center, Singapore

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