Harrisburg Patriot News has an Associated Press photograph of the former Governor speaking at the podium next to my portrait of him. A second article published by Pen Live on line quotes Governor Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett as they spoke about the official portrait I painted for the State Capitol. A picture of the unveiling by myself and Mrs’ Corbett can be seen here. The historic collection of Governors’ portraits goes back to Ben Franklin and William Penn. The painting will be installed in its prepared niche in the elegant Governor’s offices of the Capitol.
Gordon College, Wenham Massachusetts, mounted a large juried exhibition of work by professors and former students at the Barrington Center for the Arts to celebrate twenty years of the art-intensive program. I have taught painting in the program located in Orvieto, Italy, off and on since the first semester in 1998. The exhibition, which included two of my portraits, opened on Saturday, September 29, 2018. After an inspiring talk by director of the program Matthew Doll, I participated in a panel discussion of the program led by former director, John Skillen.
Thank you to The Sentinel for writing about “Looking In: Portraits and Their Stories,” and printing an image of my portrait, “Rueben, You Have My Ear,” at the Susquehanna Art Museum, through May 20, 2018. Sentinel article by Joseph George
"Looking In: Portraits and Their Stories," features a curated selection of significant 20th and 21st Century works from regional museums and private collections. The selected portraits express stories of both the artists and their subjects, reflecting movements in modern and contemporary art history. The show will open February 10, and run through May 20, 2018. My work will be featured with four paintings as well as that of photographer Shauna Frischkorn of Millersville University. The participants include many notable artists. You can see the roster and the curatorial statement by Lauren Nye here
The museum will be free to the public for four consecutive Third in the Burg events, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, 5-8 pm. A Members reception will be held February 20, 5-7 pm.
"The Beautiful", a CIVA traveling exhibit curated by artist Mary McCleary, will open at The Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. January 12-February 18, with an opening reception on January 25.
Purchase Prizes, works which were bought by the museum from the "Art of the State" annual juried exhibits over the last fifty years, chosen by curator Amy Hammond, are on exhibit at the State Museum of Pennsylvania October 20, 2017-February 18, 2018.
I am excited to be invited back to teach for the Gordon College's Gordon IN Orvieto in the spring of 2018. The class begins on March 26 and finishes April 19. It will be an intensive portrait painting class equivalent to a full semester condensed into one month. We will be working with models and the course is geared to beginning oil painters and advanced students alike.
“Women Painting Women: In Earnest,” a traveling exhibit opens August 4 at the Custom House Museum in Clarksville, TN, reception August 10, 5-7 PM.
Curated by Alia El-Bermani and Diane Feissel, two of the founders of the group, it will travel to the J Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, opening Oct 16-Dec. 31, reception Oct 19, 6-9 PM. I am so pleased to have three paintings in this beautiful show.
A catalog of the work is available for purchase, both in print and/or digital, here.
April 3-28, 2017, Santa Clara University will exhibit works of artists who are influenced by the Bay Area Figure Painters, in particular David Park. The show is curated by Huffington Post critic John Seed. I am honored to have a work in "Honoring the Legacy of David Park." A catalog is available here.
In February, 2017, Alia El-Bermani curated a huge show, titled "Sight Unseen," a collaboration between Poets/Artists magazine and Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. The work can be seen on Artsy.Net. The beautiful catalog, designed and published by Didi Menendez, is available here. I have two paintings in this show.
More than 200 guests from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church attended the opening reception for the artists. Thank you to Principle Gallery Charleston, which will keep the exhibit up through June. The portraits will then be given to the families.
Principle Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, is hosting an exhibition of portraits of the nine Emanuel AME Church victims for their families and friends. The exhibition is scheduled for May 29th, 2016, and will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the attack. There will be a private presentation of the portraits, gifts to the families, from 5-6 pm, followed by a reception open to the public from 6-8 pm. The paintings will remain on display through June.
I am honored to have painted state senator and Emanuel’s pastor, The Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, and to have worked with the following wonderful artists: Lauren Tilden, who initiated the project and painted Susie Jackson; Stephanie Deshpande, who painted Mrs. Myra Thompson; Mario Robinson, who painted Cynthia Graham Hurd; Terry Strickland -Tywanza Sanders; Ricky Mujica - Reverend Sharonda Ann Coleman-Singleton; Judy Takacs - Reverend Dr. Daniel Simmons Sr.; Paul McCormack - Ethel Lee Lance; and Gregory Mortenson -Reverend DePayne Middleton Doctor.
More information can be found on the project’s website: https://emanuelnine.tumblr.com and we will post images of the paintings after the May 29 reception. There will be a link to the catalog which will be available for purchase after May 29. See my FB page for updates.
I have been invited to exhibit new portraits at the Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University.
The show opens August 26 and closes with a reception for the artist and gallery talk on Friday, September 18, 4:30-6:30 PM
Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9AM-9PM
North Park University
3225 Foster Avenue, Box 21
Chicago, Illinois 60625
I was privileged to be the prize juror for Art of the State, the annual juried exhibit for Pennsylvania artists at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. The show, which includes 127 pieces, opened June 28 and runs through September 13.
In October/November, 2015, I will again be teaching a portrait-painting course for Gordon College's art intensive program abroad, in Orvieto, Italy. This will be the 7th time I have been invited to this beautiful city to teach with terrific faculty and students from all over the globe. Read more: http://www.gordon.edu/orvieto
I am very pleased to be invited to participate in a historic exhibition in honor of the Inauguration of Pennsylvania's 47th Governor, Tom Wolf, and First Lady Frances Wolf, which opens on January 20, 2015, at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The exhibit includes historic works from the collections of Pennsylvania's great museums from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, honoring the artistic legacy of the state. It also includes many works from arts organizations throughout the state. Rob Evans, an artist whose work I admire very much, and Philip Horn of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, co-chaired the Exhibition Committee.
This is a juried show at the new gallery with many new artists under the Women Painting Women name. I have one painting in the show. Congratulations are in order for Michele Ward, owner. Catalog available with images of the complete show and artist statements. Preview is available here