I will be part of a three person show this September at Buffalo State College. "Bodies and Places" will be exhibited in Upton Hall September 12-27, 2018. The artists will be Marc Duquette, Sandra Bartz, and Brian Porter. There will be an artist's reception, date and time to be determined. Sandra and I are Buffalo State alumni, and she and Brian were adjunct professors at the college.
I have 2 works showing currently at the Fine Arts League of Buffalo's Spring Juried Exhibition. The painting "Reflections" was awarded Best in Show! My first. I'm very thankful and honored to win. The show is at River Art Gallery at 83 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY. The work will be on view from April 1-May 1, 2017. Check the gallery for hours.
I had two works selected for the Traditional installation of the Western NY Artists Group juried members exhibition. The show runs from Friday February 10 through March 11, 2017 at The Artists Group Gallery. The gallery is located at One Linwood Ave, in Buffalo. For more info on the gallery check wnyag.com.
I will be part of this year's Artists in Buffalo Holiday Open Studios and Galleries. The Drawing Room will be open to the public Friday Dec 2 from 5-9pm, Saturday and Sunday Dec 3, 4 from 11am-6pm. I will be working on a couple of new projects as well as working with students. There will be oil paintings, drawings, and some photography for sale.
The Drawing Room is located at 700 Parkside Ave, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY. Enter at the square portion of the building (not the church), press for Suite 2 and go downstairs to the right.
Stop in and enjoy the art work and learn something about revival of Classical Realism in art.
I will again be apart of The New Masters exhibition, showing 2 new works at the Joseph Carrier gallery in North York, ON. This year's juried exhibition will be bigger, as works will be hung in the lower level gallery rotunda and the lobby. The show has been extended to run from November 3-January 2, 2017. There is an opening reception on November 3 from 6:30-9:30. The Carrier Gallery is located in the Columbus Center, 901 Lawrence Ave West, North York, ON.
The New Masters is a student and Alumni run group associated with the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto.
I have been invited to exhibit at this year's COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival in Toronto. There are 2 venues for the visual art component of the festival. I will be showing at the Metro Rotunda Hall. Sponsored by the City of Toronto, The Rotunda Hall is situated in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment district where 20,000 people per week walk through on their way to work, the Roy Thompson Hall, the Toronto International Film Festival Bell light box and surrounded by world-class hotels, e.g. the RITZ, restaurants, the famous Princess of Wales theatres, and clubs.
Rainbow cinema in the heart of the St. Lawrence Market neighborhood home OLD TOWN TORONTO and home to the world famous St. Lawrence Market named National Geographic,s top ten markets
In juxtaposition with COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival the art exhibition is intended to inspire and provoke dialogue between artist and audiences alike. The theme of the exhibition will be around social and cultural issues addressing Global Communities.
There will be an opening reception at the Rotunda Hall on Tuesday October 11 starting at 6:00pm.
I am extremely happy to announce that my work has been chosen as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 12th International Salon. This is the premier international realist art competition in the Americas. There were 3,200 entries by over 1,300 artists. The finalists in each category are chosen by a panel of jurors. The list of all finalists can be viewed here https://www.artrenewal.org/?p=7840
I am honored to have my work included with some of the best in the business. Final judgement and award winners will be announced in November.
Two works have been accepted to the Buffalo Society of Artists Fall Exhibition. This exhibition will be held at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda, NY, from September thru October 15, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept, 15 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Carnegie Art Center is located at 240 Goundry St, North Tonawanda, 14210.
This show is another part of the celebration of the BSA's 125th anniversary.
I have work accepted in to this year's American Art Collector Catalogue. The book will be sent out across the US to 3,000-plus art galleries, art dealers, collectors, and agents. I will also receive 600 promotional postcards of the image that was selected for the book. I'm truly excited to be included in this edition, and hope it leads to some great opportunities.
I will have work included in this year's ARA Spring Juried Exhibition at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, ON. This is great, considering the number of works accepted is smaller than years past. The exhibition will have an opening reception on Saturday May14 from 2:00-7:00 at the Academy, 2968 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON. The work will be shown until June 30.
One of my recent paintings has been selected to be included in the 120th Catalogue Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists. This year's Exhibition will be held at the Castellani Art Museum on the campus of Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. There will be an opening reception and awards ceremony at the museum on Sunday March 20, 2016 from 2:00-4:00pm. The Castellani Museum is located at 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara Falls, NY, 14109.
I've had 2 recent works selected to be included in this year's WNY Artists Group Juried Members Exhibition. There will be an opening reception on Friday February 19 from 7:30-9:00pm at the Artists Group Gallery, One Linwood Ave, in Buffalo.
Show extended until Friday April 1. Both works sold.
I have had two new works selected to be included in the ARA Open House and Holiday Exhibition. The show is at the Academy of Realist Art, 2968 Dundas St W, in Toronto. The Opening reception and open house is on December 12 from 2-7pm. The work will be up until Jan 23, 2016. If you are able to get up to see the show, it will be well worth it.
I have been recently accepted to the Buffalo Society of Artists as an Exhibiting Member. My work was juried by a panel of officers and members of the Society a few weeks ago. I was welcomed to the organization at a new members' reception this past weekend, along with 8 other artists. I'm looking forward to many more exhibition opportunities with this group. The BSA is one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.
On the first weekend of December 4-6 (Fri-Sun), The Drawing Room will be having an Open Studio. We will be part of the Artists in Buffalo Holiday Open Galleries and Studios event which takes place throughout Buffalo. There will be works of mine and my students hung, live figure and portrait demos, and students working on various projects. The Drawing Room will be open the whole weekend, so please stop in to see what we are doing, and maybe learn something cool. Hours will be 5-9pm on Friday, and 11-6 Saturday and Sunday.
Hope you can make it!
The Drawing Room will be hosting a portrait painting and drawing workshop led by Academy of Realist Art Senior Instructor Fernando Freitas. The workshop will be 3 days, Friday October 30-Sunday Nov 1. The hours will be 10:00am-4:00pm each day, with a one hour break for lunch. The cost for the weekend is $350, which includes a model fee.
Fernando will be working with a limited palette in oils, but you may choose to use painting or drawing materials. He will be doing 2 portraits during the weekend. Depending on registration, you may be able to come for 2 days if you can't make all 3. Space is limited. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.
To register or for questions, please call or email Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 716-400-3099.
I have been included in the 62nd Fall Exhibition of the FAL of Buffalo. The show will be up at Stangler Fine Arts &Contemporary Craft, 6429 W. Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY. There will be an opening reception on Saturday October 10 from 3-6pm. Check stanglerart.com for more information.
At the opening reception, I was presented the "Special Award" by Juror Tom Kegler.