I am honored that the wonderful poet Rob Carney chose one of my paintings to grace the cover of his new work, The Book of Sharks, from Black Lawrence Press. This new volume shows off his talent and sensitivity with poignant, beautifully written, accessible poems that explore our relationship with the natural world, including several that delve into our troubled history dealing with sharks. His writing has a timeless, mythical quality to it. Even if you don' t usually understand poetry, Rob's poems are well worth a read! In the words of author Dean Rader, "Rob Carney's trenchant, probing poems circle around the self, not so much sensing blood but, perhaps even more dangerously, searching for understanding." We could all benefit from a little more understanding, don't you think?
I am pleased to be included in the members' show at the beautiful Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. The exhibit highlights the talents of a great many artists living in Hunterdon County and beyond. Works were chosen by Michael Bzdak, Global Director of Employee Engagement at Johnson & Johnson. The members exhibit coincides with the Lace Not Lace show, featuring the amazing Carriage of Lost Love by Lieve Jerger, a life sized carriage made of copper wire, and a display of Walter Chandoha's photographs, including some fantastic images of New York City from the 1940's and 50's. Plan a trip to the Hunterdon Art Museum soon to see this trio of shows—you'll be glad you did! Exhibits run through January 6, 2019.
I am participating in the exhibit at Phillips' Mill again this year. The show promises to be an interesting one, including works by some of Buck's County's finest artists. The opening reception for artists and patrons will take place Friday, September 21, from 5 to 7:30 pm at Phillips' Mill, 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA. The exhibit is open to the public from 1 to 5 pm daily, through October 28. ($5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/students) I hope to see you there!
I am excited to announce that my work will be featured in Cabinet of Curiosities, this year's invitational exhibition of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. The upcoming exhibit will run from September 13 to November 11, 2018 at the historic Athenaeum in Old Town, Alexandria, with an opening reception Sunday, September 16, from 4 to 6pm. The work of many prominent artists from the DC area will be featured. It is sure to be a fantastic show! The Athenaeum is located at 201 Prince Street in Alexandria, VA, and is open to visitors Thursday through Sunday, 12-4pm. Entry is free.
Saturday, July 14 marks the opening of Art of the Northeast at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, with a reception from 6 to 8pm. Thw show was curated by Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine curator of contemporary art at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford. Several dozen artists from the Northeast are included, highlighting the diverse range of talent in the region. The exhibit runs through August 25. To see a catalog of the exhibition, click here.
The group show Signal will kick off with an Opening Night Garden Party on June 30, 2018 at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY from 5 to 8pm. My work will be included, along with many talented artists from the tri-state area. With live music and great food, the evening is not to be missed! Tickets are $10 for non-members, free for members of the museum. I hope to see you there! The exhibit runs through July 29, 2018.
I am pleased to announce my work will be featured in Cardinal Planes, an exhibit at Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center in New York, NY. The exhibit, which runs May 16 through July 6, 2018, features the works of fourteen artists, including June Kim, Amani Patel, Christina Massey, and myself. The works were chosen by art professionals like Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Cardinal Planes exhibit examines the directions, stances and postures taken by people within contemporary society and advances the cultural exchange that is central to the mission of the Korean Cultural Center.
The opening reception will be held Wednesday, May 16 from 6 to 8 pm at Gallery Korea, 460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY. The gallery is open Monday...
I recently shipped new work to Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, VA. Richmond has a growing, dynamic art scene, and Page's gallery, opened in 1999, has played a vital role in promoting the arts in Richmond. There is a great exhibit showing at the gallery through the end of March with the work of Sarah Irvin and Julie Wolfe. Be sure to plan a visit to the Page Bond Gallery soon to see works like my painting shown here, Three Tulips (36 by 36 inches, Acrylic on panel).
The gallery is located at 1625 West Main Street in the Fan District of Richmond, VA.
On Monday, February 26, I gave an artist talk at Wilton Library. I showed a series of images of etchings and paintings that illustrate my development as an artist, with a particular focus on the tree paintings completed during my time as artist-in-residence at Weir Farm in Wilton, CT. I recently completed my second residency at Weir Farm, where I further explored trees as subject matter, creating two giant (5 by 8 feet) portraits of trees, White Oak and American Sycamore. Thanks to all who ventured out on Monday night to hear my presentation, and thank you to Janice Hess and Wilton Library for organizing the event!