"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

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

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 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 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

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.