She was featured in the September 2018 issue with a two page spread.
This painting has a lovely history of awards, in 2017 she was awarded Second Place at the Mandel J Show in Beachwood, Ohio, and, in June, she was awarded Best In Show at the 73rd Ohio Annual at the Zanesville Museum of Art!
This is so special because I basically grew up in art hearing about the Salmagundi Club in New York from my Portrait Teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Art, José Cintron. He spoke of it with a reverence for the artistic giants of portraiture who have also been members since it began in 1871. William Merrit Chase, Norman Rockwell, Childe Hassam, N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle…even Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Salmagundi Club positioned itself at that lovely crossroads between narrative, representational art and illustration, at a time when that was going out of favor, they carried the torch.
A celebration of the fabulous life of Cleveland's own iconic figurative painter, Shirley Campbell, my portrait of her, entitled, "When I grow up I want to be Shirley Campbell,” will be hanging in the front room to honor her memory.
The show will be a retrospective of her paintings, some for sale to fund the preservation of the body of her works which are now in the permanent collection of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
Reception and Celebration:
Sunday March 10, 1:00 to 3:00
Show dates: March 8-16, 2019
After appearing at this memorial service, my portrait of Shirley will be permanently archived at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.
After taking First Place in 2017 and then Second Place in 2018, I'm excited be asked to jury this fabulous National Show in the historic Bryn Du Mansion in Granville Ohio.
Check out the Call for Entry Form.
Deadline to enter: January 15, 2019
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: March 5, 2019
An online exhibition from Poets/Artists magazine, featuring many stars of contemporary figurative realism. Check out the entire show here. All works are available through artsy.com, here's the link to my painting, "Reversal of Venus"
Woman as Warrior, curate by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez made its debut as an exhibition at the Zhou B Gallery in Chicago in 2017. This amazing collection of paintings and sculptures created to the theme of empowerment of women is also a Poets/Artists publication, available here. The entire show can be viewed on artsy and my painting, Lady in Waiting is available through Zhou B Gallery here.
Zanesville Museum of Art. 2020.
Many details yet to come, but suffice it to say, I'm pretty darn psyched!
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