Fall is always a busy season for art exhibitions. I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in several this month!
First, my charcoal drawing Cervicalgia exhibited in “The Skull and Skeleton in Art” at The Gallery at Lakeland. It was such a pleasure to exhibit with so many talented artists from my home city of Cleveland! You can watch a video walkthrough of the entire exhibition here on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGZXbDb7ePk Thanks very much to gallery curator Mary Urbas for the opportunity!
Then, I got the good news that some of my artworks will be featured in a few magazines! I received an Honorable Mention in Artists Network's 40th Annual Art Competition! My painting “The Tale of the Curious Oysters” will be printed in the Jan/Feb issue of Artists Magazine, set to hit newsstands on December 26th. I also won 2nd Place in Art and Color 365's Drawings Competition and received a very generous 4 pages in the Fall issue of the magazine. Thank you very much to The Artists Network and Art&Color 365 for these publication opportunities.
I received a few awards, most notably the Masterpiece Prize in the American Art Awards. My painting “The Journeyman” won in 4 categories – First Place Self Portrait, Second Place Oil (Figure), Third Place Realism (Human), and Sixth Place Realism (Still Life). This was my first time participating in the American Art Awards, and I had a great experience. Thank you to Thom Bierdz for the opportunity!
Some other exhibitions I participated in October included:
- “Realism” at Camelback Gallery (The Tale of the Curious Oysters received a Bronze award)
- September Monthly Painting Competition at BoldBrush (The Tale of the Curious Oysters received a Jury Favorite)
- “Faces & Features” at Gallery 4 Percent (The Journeyman received a Distinction award)
- The 92nd Annual Juried Online Exhibition at the National Art League (The Journeyman received the Don Huber Memorial Award)
- “Figure/Portrait” with Richeson75 International (The Journeyman)
Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement! As things wind down for the approaching winter season, I look forward to taking some time to rest and reflect on everything I’ve accomplished this year.