Gloria L. Benedetto-Brazelton is a studio artist in Northern Virginia. A credentialed teacher, she holds Bachelor's & Master's level degrees from California State University. She continues her art education through several workshops each year, adding to her repertoire of styles and skills. In addition to teaching art to Special Needs children and adults, she has sponsored artists' workshops, bringing national and international artists to Northern Virginia. She is past president of Springfield Art Guild, has done marketing for a cooperative gallery, and was administrative liaison for Studio 5 Galleries at the Workhouse Arts Center. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Governors at The Arts Club of Washington, a 100 year old art organization, is Exhibition Committee Chair and on the Scholarship and House Renovation Committees there.
She is a selling artist in The Loft Gallery of Occoquan, voted one of the top 10 best galleries in Virginia.
While working in a variety of mediums, the majority of her work is traditional in style and painted in oils. Her subjects include pets, portraits, landscape and still life. She takes commissions in pet portraits in oil or pen and ink.
As a military dependent, she traveled the world; living in Morocco, Germany, Okinawa and several states in America. Currently, Gloria travels as much as possible, using photography to capture potential art subjects.
Her painting, 'Heading Home' was a juried selection, one of only 13 of 100 entries, for the 2013 Workhouse Arts Center calendar. 'Sounds of the City' was a blue ribbon winner at The Arts Club of Washington , 2016.
'Strapless', her homage to John Singer Sargent, was selected for representation on art flags on the avenues of a Virginia city.