Portrait of Lynne Loftis, President and Director, Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History

Portrait of Lynne Loftis, often entitled Lynne and the Magical Red Shoes, was the first work by Leslie Adams acquired by a museum in the United States. The commission for the portrait was announced during the Director’s retirement celebration and the inaugural reception for the Lynnea Loftis Endowed Chair for History and Cultural Programming at the Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History. Depicting the subject on a ubiquitous museum stool used by generations of visitors, the portrait honors the Museum Director’s thirty-four year service to the institution. The painting was unveiled three years after the museum celebrated the work of the Artist in her first solo museum exhibition, Leslie Adams: The Power of Portraiture. This exhibition was a retrospective of the Artist’s first decade of her career in portraiture.


Award of Excellence, Portrait Society of America, 14th Annual International Portrait Competition

Finalist, Portrait and Figure Category, Art Renewal Center, 2011-12 ARC International Salon Exhibition