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 advertising agencies in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC.
Dale began painting in watercolor in 1990 and over the years experimented with other mediums including acrylics, mixed media, and oils. She has a passion for photography and documenting her
experiences is a huge part of her creative process. Dale’s photographs taken during her travels are a source of inspiration for many of her paintings. She recently spent an extended period of time in Switzerland, Austria and Italy photographing and documenting life in the city and mountains. In 2008 she relocated with her family to Singapore for several years and traveled throughout South East Asia, New Zealand, Australia and China and found the light and textures of Asia interesting and palpable.
Dale currently serves on the Oversight Committee of the Artist Collective of Westport and is an active member of the Greenwich Arts Council and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Dale is the
Exhibition Coordinator for #UNLOADusa.org, a non profit organization that uses the arts to grow the community of people committed to reducing gun violence in this country. Dale served on the Executive and General Board of Directors at the Westport Arts Center from 2008-2016 and sat on their Education and Visual Arts Committees while volunteering as a teaching artist at Yale’s Smilow Cancer Center.
Dale paints in her studio in Southern Connecticut and shows her work in curated gallery exhibitions and juried shows internationally.
2017 Gallery at Pearl, Retrospective
2016 Gallery at GFC - Colorful Translations
2019 The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia
2019 Affordable Art Fair NYC. Elisa Contemporary Art
2018 Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery, NYC, A Path to Tranquility
2018 Artist Collective of Westport
2018 Her Window to the World
2018 Bruce S.Kershner Gallery, In the Moment
2017, 2016 Westport Fine Arts Festival
2016 James Blackstone Gallery
2016 Whiting Mills Collective
2016 Beechwood Art Gallery - Transformations
2016 Westport Library
2016 - 2014 Westport Artist Collective
2015 Worrell Smith Gallery, Where We Stand
2012 University of Connecticut Gallery
2011 Fairfield Art Center
2010 Art By Local, Westport
2009 University of Connecticut Gallery
2009 Silvermine Artist Guild
2009,2008 Westport Arts Center
2006, 2005 Silvermine Artist Guild