Not to be materialistic, but there are new tote bags available here. Wouldn’t you rather have this on your shoulder instead of some I *heart* NY thing that was probably made in Bangladesh? These bags are all made in the USA!
Also, there’s Duvet Covers, Pillows, Towels, Clocks, Prints, etc..
“Ginger Study” is included in the Barnes Gallery 2017 Special Exhibition. This group show runs from January 10th through February 25. There will be a reception on Saturday February 4th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The Barnes Gallery is located at 2 Nassau Boulevard, Garden City South, NY 11530. For more information, click on the link below:
Barnes Gallery Shows
On Friday January 13th from 7pm-10pm, I will have several paintings on display at Pizza and Gallery Night put on by Brooklyn Swings. Five swing dance related oil paintings will be featured. Also, there will be dancing and a live jazz band. All ages are welcome to attend.
The event will be held at 231 Ainslie Street in Brooklyn, NY. Go upstairs and enter the double doors under the church awning (Subway riders take the L train to the Graham Ave stop).
The Lindy Hop Party, Oil on Linen, 24″x36″ (2016)
The first oil painting in a new series that I’m working on will be on display at The National Art League through December 3rd. The National Art League is located in Douglaston, New York.
This series will show contemporary portrayals of people in partner dance. “The Lindy Hop Party” is a 24″x”36″ oil on linen painting of seven people participating in a social dance.
Last month, judges for The Greenpoint Gallery of Brooklyn, New York began reviewing work from over a hundred different artists from across America for the 2016 National Competition. I am very pleased that they decided to give me an honorable mention for several paintings submitted from the Ladies in Black series.
The Gateway Art Center will be showing the oil paintings “Waiting For Coffee” and “Waiting in a Cold Apartment” From October 18th through the 31st. There will be a reception on October 20th from 4-7PM. All are welcome to attend.
The GAC is located at 4 W43rd street in Manhattan. See their website for more gallery hours.
Take a look at the latest copy of The Mariner on Page 24 and 25. You’ll find Bridget Bendo’s interview with Seth Harris. Thanks to her and her team for including us in their magazine.
I would like to extend a very fond farewell to the 1670 Irving Street home of Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway. It has helped this great organization serve the art community for over a decade. The Guild will continue to live as an online entity for now, as it plans to relocate to a new location.
I would also like to thank AGNJ for including my painting “Going Out”, in the 2016-17 NEXUS show which opens on September 11 2016.
Oil on Canvas
“The day that I had scheduled this model to sit for me ended up being the same day that we learned that David Bowie died. We were both fans and listened to sad Bowie songs all night. I planned on painting Amanda with a smile, but it never worked out that way. Her smile just didn’t seem to work.
I always try to tell a story with my paintings and that night the model for this work read like someone feeling rejection. So I painted her alone in the foreground at a bar or restaurant. The background is a dark wall with part of a painting hung slightly to the side.
The title has two possible applications. One is that it is literally late in the evening, the other is that the subject’s friend or maybe romantic interest is late. Maybe the subject is still holding out hope that her date will show?”