Press Releases and Videos

Xanadu Gallery Catalogue for September 2017 includes three of April's paintings that are available via the Xanadue Gallery Online Store.

Touchstone Gallery - Featured Artist Blog titled "April Rimpo: Finding Different Perspectives" and a video of April's solo exhibit "Common Threads" is available below.

acrylicworks4 with April M Rimpo paintingPress Release for AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color, by North Light publications, which includes April's painting, Freight Yard

Released in April 2016 - AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture contains two of April's paintings in this North Light publication.  See Cherie Dawn Haas article on artistsnetwork titled 3 Stirring Landscapes: Acrylic Painting Inspiration which includes April's painting Struggles in the Southwest.

See April in action in the 2015 Ellicott City Art Walk video

April is shown doing a demo at Still Life Gallery at about the 1 minute point.

Interested in giclee prints, but not sure what that means to you? April's article "Giclee Prints Can Provide New Color for Your Office or Home" in The Business Monthly, May 2015, Volume 23, Number 5 should help.

April is honored to be a featured artist on Artists & Makers Studios' Beyond Our Doors page and an Artsy Shark Featured Artist

Review by Mike Giuliano "Three distinctive visions on exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery" describes the differences in artwork on exhibit by artists April M Rimpo, Jerry Prettyman, and Floyd Roberts. (Mike Giuliano, May 28, 2015, The Baltimore Sun)

From a field of 667 entrants in Light Space & Times CityScape 2015 Competition, April was awarded:

4th Place in the Painting and Other Category for her painting Morning in NYC

7th Place Overall for her painting Morning in NYC. The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 2 media categories of the Painting & Other Category and the Photography & Digital Category.

Special Recognition for her painting Intersections

The April 2014 edition of Galleries Magazine includes April's painting Making a Difference on page 17 as part of the Columbia Art Center Gallery's ad for their Visions of Hope exhibition.

"April Rimpo's Immersive Watercolors" - July 2013 press release for Exhibition at Agora Gallery, Interpretive Realms.

April appears in the reception video as one of the featured artists in
July 7, 2012 Collective Exhibition at Agora Gallery, Sensorial Perspectives.

See an interview on YouTube of April M. Rimpo talking about Laurel Art Guild (LAG) on The Ed Brown Show.  To view the Breaking the mold LAG segment move the slider to about 14 minutes, 50 seconds

A discussion titled Promotion - the personal touch about what should be done when writing blogs, which highlights April M. Rimpo's blog. ( Karin Maraney, July 5, 2012, agora art blog)

"April Rimpo's Fluid Approach to Color and Intensity" (Nellie Scott, July 11,2012, Agora Gallery)

April's painting "Department Store" highlighted in the press release on the 31st Annual Adirondacks' National Exhibition of American Watercolors, National watercolor exhibit set to open in August ( Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Adirondack Express, Old Forge, NY)

Reviews:

Mike Giuliano's article "Structural Integrity" reviews "Building Perspectives", a small group exhibit curated by the HCAC exhibition committee. One of April's paintings is highlighted in the paper. (September 11, 2014, Columbia Flier)

Juror Nick Serratore's statement on April's painting 'The Beach', which received the 2nd Place award in a Baltimore Watercolor Society exhibit in Ocean City, Maryland (. "This painting definitely captures a day in the life.  The vertical format creates an expansive landscape.  The figures, in relationship to one another, form an exciting circular composition only to be off-set by the boat which breaks the horizon leading the viewer to the top of the painting." (May 2014)

"April Rimpo's approach is quite different in her watercolor "Springtime," which treats the floral profusion as intersecting pink zones. The three people depicted beneath the arcing tree branches prompted Poppy Harrin's haiku: "first cherry blossoms/ a little girl shares secrets/ with her baby doll."" (Mike Giuliano, April 24, 2013, The Baltimore Sun) - Full review at "Cherry blossoms fill the Columbia Art Center"

Rebecca Bafford, the Juror for the 2013 Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibt at the Columbia Art Center, Said this about the top prize winners,

".. third prize, 'Morning in NYC' by April Rimpo, I was drawn to the overall mood evoked. Each of the (top three) works expressed a very strong “voice,” or sense of the maker behind the work. ... the use of shadows, light and dark in 'Morning in NYC' had a dramatic impact on me."

'Pigeon Keeper' by April Rimpo is one of the stylish images in the Baltimore Watercolor Society show now at the Kish Gallery." (Mike Giuliano, October 13, 2012, The Baltimore Sun) - See full review "Watercolor exhibit is awash with talent and vision"

"Especially appealing is April M. Rimpo's watercolor 'The Porch,' whose crisply defined and colored forms make it easy to see that you're looking at patio tables and chairs. Look at this tightly cropped arrangement a tad longer, however, and you'll also appreciate it as a slightly abstracted, form-conscious composition that's really about the oval-shaped tables and the curving shapes that define the chairs." (Mike Giuliano, July 17, 2008, Columbia Flier) Excerpt from Review "Visual arts: 'HoCo Open'"

"Of the other artwork on display, two pieces that make a lasting impression are April Rimpo's watercolor 'Aurora Borealis I,' a vertically oriented composition with darkly outlined conifers at the bottom and a blue-and-yellow Arctic light show that is topped by the star-filled heavens; and Kay Sandler's "Begonia," ..." (Mike Giuliano, June 2, 2005, Howard County Times) - Excerpt from review "At CAC, capturing the art of dying"

Article, "Breaking the mold", about April M. Rimpo's solo fused glass exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery is shown at right (Emily Campbell, Baltimore Examiner-Weekend, January 13 & 14, 2007)