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Huyen MacMichael

Huyen is a Virginia-based artist who has focused on realistic watercolor painting and ceramics the past several years. She has exhibited in several local juried shows, participated in national and international art mail exchanges and round robins, painted murals at a local elementary school, and has been commissioned for portraits and pet portraits. She has enjoyed plein air painting and watercolor workshops with talented instructors like Catherine Willis and Christine Lashley and has taken and taught ceramics workshops and classes at The Clay and Metal Loft with Amy Manson, Bryan Mattraw (Taylorstown Pottery), and Kimberly Nyalasi. She is a member of the Loudoun Sketch Club, taught clay workshops and summer art camp at Clay and Metal Loft, taught summer camp at the Arc of Loudoun and Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra, sits on the local town Commission on Public Arts, and is the current visual arts director of Arts For All Loudoun DaVinci Art Studios.

Huyen has over 20 years of experiences in facilitating art and art therapy groups for various ages and with a variety of media including drawing, painting, clay, and photography. She won the Jim "Doc" Wiley Leadership in the Arts Award in conjunction with her exhibit coordinator Jessica Marshall for their work with the DaVinci Arts for All (formerly VSA) art program which was nominated for Best of Loudoun art instruction in 2023 and 2024.

Her education consists of a BA in Fine Arts from Mary Washington, an MA in Art Therapy from George Washington, and continually learning and experimenting in art workshops, classes, and from her art colleagues and students. She loves encouraging creative growth and community building, and subscribes to the philosophy that we are learning all the time and it is more fun creating art in a group.

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