5″x5″ Exhibition

Pink Flower by collage artist Megan Coyle

Spring 2006
Isabella Cannon Room; Elon, North Carolina

Megan Coyle’s “Pink Flower” and “Blue Flower” were on displayin the Isabella Cannon Room’s international 5″x5″ exhibition. This was the final year that the Isabella Cannon Room held a 5″x5″ exhibition, after it had held one every year for about five years. The exhibition required artists to submit work that was no larger than five inches in any direction.

Pink Flower by collage artist Megan Coyle Blue Flower by collage artist Megan Coyle

Megan created collages for the 2006 exhibition that were similar to her entries for the 2005 exhibition because she was interested in studying the ways she could take a different approach to the same subject matter. She was drawn to the challenges involved with making common subject matter interesting. These mini collages served as studies.

5″x5″ Exhibition

Blue Flower by collage artist Megan Coyle

Spring 2005
Isabella Cannon Room; Elon, North Carolina

Megan Coyle’s “Pink Flowers” and “Blue Flower” collages were on display in the Isabella Cannon Gallery for an international 5″x5″ exhibition. Entries for the show had to be no larger than five inches in any direction. By opening the show up to only small works, the gallery had plenty of room for even more artwork. Since artists could submit no more than two pieces to the exhibition, the gallery showcased the artwork of quite a few artists.

Pink Flowers by collage artist Megan Coyle Blue Flower by collage artist Megan Coyle

The show included works of various media, such as paintings, photographs, drawings and sculpture. Every work of art was unframed and pinned to the wall as a way to save space for other work.

Group Artist Exhibition

Acrylic Self Portrait by Megan Coyle

September 12 – October 31, 2003
Clinical Center Galleries
National Institute of Health; Bethesda, Maryland

Throughout high school, Megan entered many art competitions and student exhibitions. Her “Group Artist Exhibition” at the National Institute of Health was her first exhibition with an audience outside of her school. The exhibition included her acrylic “Self Portrait” painting, “Self Portrait II” drawing, “Guitar Man” ink gestural drawing, and a series of three etchings entitled “Dandelions.”

The show gave Megan a chance to display a variety of the artwork she was producing at that time. She was experimenting with many different materials before finding her niche in collage; however, her work with other media like painting influenced her collage art later on.