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Sam Scott: The Wounded Healers

Two solo shows of New Mexico artists are featured on the main floor at the William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO, through November 9, 2019.

Paintings and works on paper by Sam Scott comprise his exhibition The Wounded Healers. Scott is "among the most important Southwestern modernists working today," notes Michael Paglia, art historian and writer, in his recent Westward review of these exhibitions. Read the full review here.
Several of Sam Scott's paintings are imaged below:

Corn, by Sam Scott, oil on canvas, 80 x 54 inches

 

 

Canyon Walker, by Sam Scott, oil on canvas, 80 x 54 inches

 

Small ceramic sculptures, by Hank Saxe, are shown on stands among Scott's paintings, in a body of work Megaliths & Monoliths.

 

 

Puppet, by Hank Saxe, stoneware, glaze and slip, 16.5 x 11 x 9 inches
Visit the William Havu Gallery and Sam Scott websites to learn more.
Sam Scott's Corn (foreground) and Place of Shelter, with a Hank Saxe sculpture. Photo credit: Robert Delaney

World Wide Kitsch 2019 Competition

World Wide Kitsch 2019 Competition begins now!

In its fifth year, this WWK Annual Online Painting Competition is accepting entries now through October 31, 2019. Categories include portrait, landscape and composition, with a maximum of one work per category. 

Juried selections in each category will be presented in a contest open to public voting on World Wide Kitsch's Facebook page. Voting begins on November 5th and ends November 15th to determine the prizewinners of the World Wide Kitsch 2019 Competition.

First prize is a scholarship to attend Odd Nerdrum's TIAC Master Level workshop in Florence in 2020 and goes to the work receiving the most reactions.

We are please to take part by offering our sponsorship prize to the painting with the second highest number of votes!

Long Timber, by Scott Breton, is imaged below. Scott Breton is one of three jurors for this year's WWK competition.

Visit the World Wide Kitsch website here for more details and how to enter.

Long Timber, by Scott Breton, oil on linen, 17.72 x 25.59 inches


The Female Eye

Gallery Henoch presents The Female Eye, a group exhibition of 11 contemporary female realist painters investigating their present-day truths. The Female Eye opened on September 19th with an invite-only benefit for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and continues on view to the public through October 22, 2019, at 555 West 25th St., New York, NY.

Located in Chelsea's Gallery District, Gallery Henoch has a history of recognizing and promoting female artists since its founding in the 1960's. This exhibition of primarily oil paintings is the gallery's first attempt to do a show focused solely on the work of women.

Shown above is: Nature/Nurture, by Sharon Sprung, oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches.

A note from Sharon Sprung: "I have always felt that my paintings are diffuse self-portraits - and that particles of my inner and outer life as a female artist are reflected in my work." 

Shown below is: Serendipity, by Sharon Sprung, oil on panel, 42 x 42 inches.

A detail of this work graces the cover of the accompanying catalog for the show. To learn more, visit the Gallery Henoch website. To view more of Sharon Sprung's oils, visit her website here.


Red Hook Summer Pop-Up Show

Red Hook Summer Pop-Up Show                                  

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents Red Hook Summer Pop-Up Show featuring works by the Artists of ChaShaMa studios and BWAC COALITION.

Located at 481 van Brunt St., in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, the Red Hook Summer Pop-Up Show will be happening on Saturdays and Sundays: July 20, 21, 27, 28 and on August 3 and 4. Hours at the BWAC Gallery are 1-6pm.

Dean Radinovsky will be exhibiting his painting The Moon Curtain, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 90 inches, imaged here. View more of his work at www.deanradinovsky.org 

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, has grown to become Brooklyn's largest artist-run organization with over 250 members. BWAC's 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront facing New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

Call 718-596-2507 for more information or visit the website at: https://bwac.org/

Chashama supports artists by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate into spaces for artists to create, present, and connect with the mission to increase equity and bolster diversity in the arts. Visit ChaShaMa to learn more.


Alex Merritt: The Stranger

Booth Gallery presents The Stranger, a debut solo exhibition by Alex Merritt, on view May 17 - June 12, 2019, at 325 West 38th St., New York, NY.

Popularly known for his large-scale oils and brutal approach to painting, Alex is exhibiting 20 new paintings and drawings in large and small formats. A distinct narrative is intentionally concealed and left for the viewer's interpretation, much like the artist's process: it is hidden amongst the layers.

Shown above is: The Only Light We See, by Alex Merritt, 2019, oil on linen, 120 x 90 inches

Imaged at the gallery, and shown below, is: Rabbit, by Alex Merritt, 2019, oil on linen, 60 x 80 inches

To learn more, visit Booth Gallery or the artist's website at Alex Merritt


Adrian Martinez at Historic Yellow Springs

Adrian Martinez at Historic Yellow Springs

Adrian Martinez, an internationally known artist, instructor and lecturer, will teach both a 5-week Friday class, Painting Techniques - Grisaille and Glazing and a 2-day Saturday-Sunday workshop, Abstract Art Workshop at the Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA. 

For more details, visit our new blog post here. At right is Golden Light, by Adrian Martinez, oil on canvas mounted on board, 24 x 30 inches. To view more of his work and other opportunities for classical art instruction, visit his website here.


A Day with the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association


We were delighted to help sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association's (MAPAPA) Annual Meeting this year, at the Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio, in Stevensville, MD, on April 6th.

It was an amazing day of activity and insightful presentations including painting demonstrations by Larry Moore (in oils) and by Stewart White (in watercolors). Tracey Norvell of Plein Air Magazine gave a talk on Marketing and the Artist.

Stephen Salek, paintmaker and founder of Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors, and I ended the program with a color mixing demonstration and conversation on handcrafting paint.

Visit our blog here for more details and the color mixtures. Imaged here is our Cadmium Yellow mixed with our Cerulean Blue


Painting From Life, Portraiture

Work from Sharon Sprung's morning class, Painting From Life, Portraiture, came up for exhibition on February 4, 2019, in this year's The Student Concours at The Art Students League of New York. On view for just a week in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at The League, 215 West 57th St., New York, NY, this show of primarily oil paintings can be seen Mon-Fri, 9am to 8pm and on Saturday, from 9am to 2pm when it will close.

Imaged here is an oil painting by Noah Jordan

To learn more about attending classes, workshops, or to download a current schedule, visit The Art Students League of New York website.

Visit a new post on our blog to view more images from the show.


Mood and Tone: The Art of T. Allen Lawson


Mood and Tone: The Art of T. Allen Lawson opens February 7, 2019 at Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA. This important retrospect of T. Allen Lawson's work is on view through April 28, 2019. 

"Priorities," by T. Allen Lawson, 2014, oil on linen m/o panel, 26 x 38 inches, Collection of Bill & Joanne Shiebler, is imaged here. Visit Lawson's website to learn more about Tim's numerous accomplishments including recent press and catalogs for past exhibitions.

Visit a new post on our blog to view more paintings from this exhibition.

 


Casey Childs: New Work, New Video


Casey Childs is exhibiting new work with Arcadia Contemporary Gallery, in the LA Art Show 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, January 23-27, 2019, booth 413-512. Follow the exhibition #laartshow2019

A detail of his painting on exhibit, "Youthful Decadence," is featured in this promotion for the event. An earlier "in progress" photo of this new oil painting by Casey Childs is also captured here.

Visit Casey's website to view more of his work and discover his new video Painting the Direct Portrait, his very first full-length instructional DVD. Visit a new post on our blog featuring both, and upcoming Casey Childs workshops for this Spring and Summer.


Portraits of Immigrants: New York Exhibition


Betsy Ashton will exhibit 16 of her life-size portrait paintings, alongside their inspiring stories, beginning January 22nd until February 15th, 2019 in Andrew Hall on the third floor of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue.

Portraits of Immigrants: Unknown Faces, Untold Stories is the culmination of two years researching and creating a body of work by Ashton to find out who today's immigrants really are.

Shown here is Betsy Ashton at work in her studio on the portrait of Porez Luxama, and completed portraits included in the show. Photo by Steven Speliotis.

The exhibition is open to the public weekdays from 10am to 5pm at One West 53rd Street, New York, NY. Visit the website of artist-journalist Betsy Ashton here to learn more about the exhibition and her mission to bring it to fruition.

Visit a new post on our blog to view more paintings from the exhibition taken on opening night.


Jane Swavely: Jinx


Jinxa new series of paintings and fourth solo exhibition by Jane Swavely, opened Friday, November 16, 2018, at A.I.R. Gallery. Mining the history of abstraction, Swavely has produced hidden landscapes within the paintings, shifting perception, paring down, and removing context in order to evoke an emotive response. These images are constructed through energetic brushstrokes and abrasions, interweaved with the search of light from within color.

On view in Gallery 1 thru December 16th and during DUMBO's First Thursday Art Walk December 6, 2018, from 6-8pm. Located at 155 Plymouth St., Brooklyn, NY, A.I.R. Gallery is an artist-run organization advocating for women in the visual arts since 1972.

Visit the blogazine, TWO COATS OF PAINT, for an insightful review of Jinx in an interview with Jane, by editor Sharon Butler. Visit airgallery.org and Jane Swavely's website for more details.

Jane Swavely, at right, shown on opening night of Jinx at A.I.R. Gallery.

Jinx, by Jane Swavely, 2018, oil on canvas, 73 x 61 inches, shown below was imaged at the opening.


World Wide Kitsch 2018 Competition



World Wide Kitsch 2018 Competition begins now! In its fourth year, this WWK Annual Online Painting Competition is accepting entries from October 15 through October 31, 2018 for work completed in 2017/2018.

The People's Choice Award will be decided between November 5 and November 15, 2018, based on the most online reactions to a work from a select group of paintings posted to WWK's facebook page. We are pleased to take part by offering our sponsorship prize to the winner!

Congratulations to Felipe Gaona, recipient of our prize for the People's Choice Award! His exceptional oil painting Fallen is imaged here.

Visit Felipe Gaona's website to view more of his work and dedication to his craft.

Alchemist, by Luke Hillestad, oil, is imaged below. Luke Hillestad is one of three jurors for this year's WWK competition.

Visit the World Wide Kitsch website here for more details and how to enter. Find a new post to our blog here to learn more about this approach to classical figurative painting and representation.


Ellen Berkenblit: The Clock Unlocked


The Clock Unlocked is the first exhibition to encompass works from over four decades of New York painter Ellen Berkenblit's practice.

On view at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, from September 12 through October 20, 2018, Berkenblit's paintings and drawings are uniquely installed salon style, and presented in conjunction with her new monograph Lines.

Spanning an entire wall is Sunshine (2018), by Ellen Berkenblit, imaged here, (oil, paintstick, and charcoal) - the artist's largest canvas to date at over 16 feet in length.

Visit the exhibition page at antonkerngallery.com for more details, and the artist's website at ellenberkenblit.com


Elizabeth Osborne: People and Places


Currently on view at DANESE/COREY, New York, NY, Elizabeth Osborne: People and Places focuses on Osborne's figurative works from the 1960s to today.

Elizabeth Osborne's work, shaped by both modernism and color-field painting, delves into the balance between realism and abstraction and evokes vibrant color and glowing light.

Maine Portrait, (detail), by Elizabeth Osborne, 2016, oil on canvas, shown here.

Her first exhibition at this Chelsea gallery opened September 7 and continues through October 20, 2018. To learn more, visit the post on our blog at vasaripaintpov


Sherrie McGraw Demos at Salmagundi


It was a rare treat to watch and learn from Sherrie McGraw as she painted the model Henry's portrait during a 2-hour evening demo, September 26, 2018, at the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

Fully engaging all present, Sherrie explained how she begins a painting and applies paint to capture the movement of light over form. She emphasized taking a long time to not only establish size and placement on the canvas, but to get a sense of what you are going for in the painting, the "visual concept," so that the "finish" of the painting is there to guide you from the beginning.

Key points included:

  • working under life-size to bring the viewer into the world of the painting
  • putting enough paint down to be able to push it around and even "get into trouble"
  • uses hand as support for brush to avoid drawing
  • painting is a process of editing visual information
  • working from life gets life into the painting

Visit our blog here to learn more about Sherrie McGraw's numerous accomplishments as both artist and teacher.


Paint Grand Traverse 2018


Paint Grand Traverse 2018, the inaugural six day plein air painting festival, was presented by Crooked Tree Arts Center, in northern Michigan, August 13-18, 2018.

Congratulations to Jim DeWildt and Mark Shasha recipients of our sponsorship awards!

Paint Grand Traverse 2018 included a Masters Competition of 44 artists from across the country, an open to the public Quick Draw Event, numerous live demos, and a Gala Celebration & Sale at week's end.

The Masters Competition began the week painting on Leelanau Peninsula with stunning views at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery, Leland Fishtown, and 9 Beans Farmstead. Shown here is Fishtown, the historic fishing district of the village of Leland.

Visit our blog for more details of this premier event!


Casey Childs Wins Gold Medal Award


Congratulations to Casey Childs! … this year’s Gold Medal recipient from Oil Painters of America for his painting in the 27th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Associates Signature Division. The exhibition is hosted by the Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO, and is on view June 1 - September 3, 2018

The award winning Take These Broken Wings, by Casey Childs, 48 x 24 inches, oil on linen, shown here beside Casey on opening night, also took the 2017 Third Place Award at the Portrait Society of America’s 2017 International Portrait Competition.

To see more of Casey’s work and learn of his many accomplishments, visit his website

To view the OPA exhibition page visit their website

 


T. Allen Lawson - Prix de West


T. Allen Lawson, of Sheridan, Wyoming, marked his 5th year participating in the annual Prix de West with 4 paintings in oil, on view June 8 - August 5, 2018.

His "Letting the Days Go By," 32 x 35 inch oil on linen m/o panel shown here, was included in this prestigious invitational exhibition at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK.

Visit the museum's website here to view the online catalog featuring the work of all 98 participating contemporary Western artists in the 2018 Prix de West, "best of the West," premier art exhibition.

Visit T. Allen Lawson's website for more of his exceptional work and upcoming exhibitions.


Sarah Szabo & Carlos Bautista


Congratulations to Sarah Szabo and Carlos Bautista, class of 2018 graduates from the New York Academy of Art’s two-year MFA program, and this year’s recipients of our Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors Award at their commencement on May 17, 2018.

Their exceptional work was shown in this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibition at the New York Academy of Art, May 17-26, 2018.

Dance of Discovery, by Sarah Szabo, 2018, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, imaged here, was on display. Visit the New York Academy of Art’s website to view more of the exhibit here

View more of Sarah's work on her Facebook page

View Carlos Bautista's work on his website


Celebration of Excellence: 20th Portrait Conference


The Gala Banquet & Awards Presentation is the highlight each year, but this was the 20th Anniversary of both the conference and the International Portrait Competition - and it was spectacular!

We were delighted to be among this year's sponsors of The Art of the Portrait® 20th year celebration!

Visit our blog for more details and winning portraits.

Silver, by Casey Childs, 30 x 20 inches, oil on aluminum, winning the 2018 2nd Place Award - congratulations!


Michelle Jung Demonstrates


The Wellesley Society of Artists in Wellesley, MA and the Needham Art Association co-hosted a Seascape painting demonstration by Michelle Jung featuring our oil colors.  Visit our blog to learn more about Michelle Jung's work, her upcoming events, and the Wellesley Society of Artists.

 


 


Divergent/Works: Sam Scott

Currently on view at The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM, Divergent/Works: Sam Scott opened October 7, 2017 and continues through January 14, 2018.

His is one of four Divergent/Works exhibitions featuring artists pursuing very different styles - sublime and humble - while subscribing to the unique high desert aesthetic of Taos and northern New Mexico.

A discussion/talk with Sam Scott took place at The Harwood Museum of Art on October 28, 2017. 

"Heart of Pablo Casals", by Sam Scott, oil on canvas

For more on the exhibition and Sam's paintings , visit this post on our vasaripaintpov blog


Eric Aho

The DC Moore Gallery in New York will present Eric Aho: Inflection Point opening on January 5th with a public reception January 12th. The exhibition, on view through February 4th, focuses on two on-going series of works—Ice Cuts—shown last year at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art and reviewed by Sebastian Smee, and—Mountains—which has not previously been exhibited. A catalogue will be available.  Also, the Boston Globe has just named last winter’s exhibition Ice Cuts at the Hood Museum one of the standout exhibitions in New England for 2016, which will be the first time showing this body of work in New York City. Join Eric Aho at the opening on January 12th, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 


SUSAN ROTHENBERG 2016


Eleven new paintings by Susan Rothenberg mark her first show of new work in 5 years, and her 11th solo exhibition with the gallery, Sperone Westwater, NY, NY, November 4 and continuing through December 20, 2016.

A detail of Red Bird (2014) imaged here hints at the vivid and arresting color of her expressive oils. Visit speronewestwater.com for more details.


Beneath the Surface: Barbara Fracchia

Examining color and form both above and below the Pacific ocean, Barbara Fracchia's new oils are featured in Beneath the Surface, a solo show at Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery, NY, NY, beginning October 6th through the 31st. Barbara is pictured here on opening night beside her work "Fishing for Answers."

Additional paintings by Barbara are also on display in the gallery's Salon 2016, a group exhibition, until 2017. Visit montserrat.us or the artist's website at barbarafracchia.com

 


Award-winning Artists in Oyster Bay, NY

The recipients of Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors prizes, in the 5th Annual Plein Air Competition at Sagamore Hill, are pictured here and their winning paintings below.

From left: Tony Winters, Patricia Watwood, and Dean Adams

 

Tony Winters, First Place   tonywintersfineart.com

 

Patricia Watwood, Second Place  patriciawatwood.com

 

Dean Adams, Third Place  deanadamsartist.com


TEACHING STUDIOS PLEIN AIR COMPETITION


The Teaching Studios of Art held its 5th Annual Plein Air Competition at Sagamore Hill on September 23 & 24

It was our pleasure to sponsor three prizes for this juried event celebrating the North Shore landscape at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, NY.  

Tony Winters, the 1st place winner, is pictured here at work on his painting.

Devoted to teaching traditional techniques to artists of all ages, the Teaching Studios of Art in Oyster Bay offers classical art classes and workshops throughout the year on Long Island. Visit teachingstudios.com


Award-winning Artists in Tahoe City, CA



The recipients of Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors prizes, in each event of the juried North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open, are pictured here with their successful paintings. To view more work click on the links to their websites:

Trina Gold, First Place in the Main Competition  trinagold-fineart.com

 

Sarah Lam, Second Place in the Quick Draw Competition  boxerwoodfarms.com

 

Nataliya Tyaglo, People's Choice-Tahoe City Wine Walk  NataliyaTyaglo.com

 


North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open


We were delighted to offer prizes in support of this year's North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open, hosted by North Tahoe Arts, in Tahoe City, CA June 13-18

Visit NorthTahoeArts.com for how this vital non-profit has been promoting and supporting the arts in the Tahoe-Truckee communities for over 25 years.

 


Espial : JANE SWAVELY


Espial, a new series of paintings by Jane Swavely opened April 21, 2016 at A.I.R. Gallery. Suffused with the play of color, light, and space, this new body of work uses the language of romantic landscape painting as it shifts between zones of abstraction and narrative. On view in their Gallery 1 through May 22, and during DUMBO's First Thursday Art Walk May 5, 2016 from 6-8pm

A.I.R. Gallery, located at 155 Plymouth St., Brooklyn, NY, is an artist-run organization advocating for women in the visual arts since 1972. 

Visit airgallery.org and Jane's website at www.janeswavely.com to learn more.

 


GEORGE SCHMIDT

New Orleans painter George Schmidt, and his George Schmidt Gallery & Studio in historic Julia Row, have been a cultural treasure in the heart of his native city for over 35 years.

Visit his website at www.georgeschmidt.com to witness history and narrative painting come alive as he walks us through his May 2012 solo exhibition at the University of Louisiana in a series of YouTube videos.

Watch the full documentary of this exhibition Satire, Scandal, and Spectacle: The Art of George Schmidt, or select individual clips in which this highly accomplished painter, printmaker, and jazz musician offers engaging insights into each of his paintings, delving into the details of subject matter and process.


Mark Lovett - Painting the Mona Lisa

Upon being commissioned, artist Mark Lovett embarks on a journey to recreate one of the world's most famous paintings..."Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci!  Shown here is the first session(underpainting), and the seventh session of painting(refining the face).

 

View the in-depth article http://marklovettstudio.com/painting-the-mona-lisa/ on his website at: marklovettstudio.com


THE ART OF THE STUDY: TRACY BURTZ


Examining the dialogue between her finished paintings and their nuanced studies, an exhibition of new work by Tracy Burtz opens October 10th, 3-5pm, at The Rye Art Center Gallery, 51 Milton Rd., in Rye, NY through November 21, 2015.

For more information visit The Rye Arts Center or her website at www.tracyburtz.com


Atlanta Fine Arts League

"Celebrating a Decade of Fellowship and Fine Art", the Atlanta Fine Arts League held its 10th Anniversary Exhibition Reception on Saturday, September 19th at The Art Station-Big Shanty in Kennesaw, GA. 

Four recipients were awarded gifts courtesy of Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors.  Pictured here (left to right): Dede Collicot, Liz Rietz, Trisha Selgrath, and Kathleen Ryan.

For further info on the AFAL visit:  http://www.atlantafineartsleague.org


Lisa Yuskavage at the Rose Art Museum

Opening September 12, LISA YUSKAVAGE: THE BROOD surveys 25 years of oil painting by the internationally acclaimed American painter Lisa Yuskavage. On view through December 13, 2015 in the Lois Foster Gallery of the Rose Art Museum, at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, her solo exhibition will travel next to the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, MO, January 2016.

A new book, "Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood: Paintings 1991-2015," has been published by Rizzoli to accompany the retrospective show of her work. Several New York events are scheduled for October around this comprehensive volume at both the New York Public Library and the Strand Bookstore. Please visit www.brandeis.edu/rose or yuskavage.com for more details.


Lisa Yuskavage

An exhibition of new works at David Zwirner in New York marks her fourth solo show with the gallery.

Opening reception: Thursday, April 23, 6 - 8 PM...Press preview with the artist at 10 AM

April 23 - June 13

www.davidzwirner.com


"SELFIES"

Raoul Middleman's solo exhibition, "SELFIES" containing over 50 years of self-portraiture now on display in the Maryland Institute College of Art's Meyerhoff Gallery until Sunday, March 15.

www.raoulmiddleman.com

 


El Greco at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov. 4, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015

To commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of El    Greco, the Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid.


Janet A. Cook: "She Depicting Her"

A group show featuring five women artists...Reception held at the Alex Adam Gallery Saturday, November 15 from 6-8 pm.

Visit http://www.alexadamgallery.com for more details on this exhibition.


"Sherrie McGraw: Then and Now"

The Butler Institute of American Art located in Youngstown, Ohio, the nations's first museum dedicated exclusively to American Art, will present "Sherrie McGraw: Then and Now", this Abstract Realism Artist's first comprehensive retrospective of figurative and still life works, on view from September 28 to November 30. The exhibition will spotlight nearly 80 classical paintings and drawings spanning her career of over three decades, from her early days as an art student in New York City to her present-day life in Taos, NM.

Two special events with the respected instructor and author Sherrie McGraw will be held at the Butler Museum October 11 and 12.  The first is a portrait painting demonstration conducted by McGraw in the museum's Beecher Court on Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by the artist's reception on Sunday, October 12.

For more information this event, please visit www.butlerart.com

For more insight on Sherrie McGraw's life and works, visit her website at www.sherriemcgraw.com


Artist Guild Presents Taos Workshop 2014

With a focus on Life Drawing, Still Life, Figure, Portrait, and Landscape, the Artist Guild will conduct a six-day workshop in Taos, NM, at the Blackstone Ranch from Monday, September 29th through Saturday, October 4th.

Master Artists from the Guild David A. Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, and Jacqueline Kamin will provide instruction in these classic disciplines for traditional oil painting, along with guest artist Gregg Kreutz.

Please visit the official website of the Artist Guild at www.brightlightfineart.com for further information and future events. Jacqueline Kamin and Sherrie McGraw are pictured at right, during the 2013 Portrait Society of America's conference, The Art of the Portrait, in Atlanta, GA. 


Messages From The Wounded Healers


Sam Scott's current exhibition, Messages From The Wounded Healers at the Center For Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM displaying a series of large paintings he began following the traumatic events of 9/11 and continues through November 2, 2014. 

Opening reception was held August 22 with great response for this renown abstract painter, featured on the cover of our current catalogue showing a work in progress at his studio. To the right is opening night at Sam's summer of 2013 show Four Tides, Four Decades at the Yares Art Projects also in Santa Fe.

Please visit the website www.yaresartprojects.com for more about his fascinating career and an archive of his storied work, past and present.


Perception of Self at Forum Gallery October 4 - November 10, 2012


The show of self-portraits by 36 artists, Perception of Self, at Forum Gallery opened on October 4, and is on view through November 10, 2012, with work both instant and insightful.  Mostly paintings in oil but also other media, plus drawings and several sculptures this intriguing exhibit made clear the challenge of self-portraiture to achieve more than a likeness captured in a particular moment and move towards a fuller revelation of self and the essence of one’s work.  

This was a Thursday Gallery Night on 57th Street event at the prestigious Forum Gallery on Fifth Ave., in New York City, and it was crowded.  Present at the opening was painter and long time customer and friend Jimmy Wright.  He’s pictured here beside his pastel, Self No. 4, included in the show.  See more of his great work and accomplishments at www.jimmywrightartist.com

Standing to the left of Jimmy is good friend and fellow alumnus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, David Sharpe, another of our long time customers.  Please see a wonderful display of his work at the website of the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago.