When: November 6- December 1 Opening Reception: Saturday November 6, 1-4pm Where: ART150 Gallery, 150 Bay Street Suite 265, Jersey City, NJ
Curated by PE Pinkman
In 1863 the first Salon des Refusés (Exhibition of the Rejects) was held in Paris to show work that had been refused by the selection committee of the official Salon… major artists represented included Manet, Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, and Whistler. No one can argue that in the end those artists did okay, art historically speaking!
Every working artist knows the pain of being rejected from exhibitions, especially from well-respected venues. Although it is difficult to not take rejection personally, inclusion is not the only metric of merit!
This year, Art Fair 14C drew an outstanding number of applicants, forcing the fair to reject many strong submissions. In celebration of these artists, Pro Arts is pleased to present “Salon Des Refuses.”
I’m exhibiting four paintings in this exhibition. Three of which are part of my “Racial Profiling” series that I’m continuing to work on. All four are pictured above.
When: October 15, 2021 9am-12am Where: Lawn on Stangl, Flemington, NJ
ArtVenture hosts plein air artists for this fun “quick draw” event, membership not required. Paint from 9 to 12 in picturesque, historic downtown Flemington; with display, judging and reception starting at 1 pm, outdoors under the tent at “The Lawn on Stangl”, 50 Stangl Rd. All are invited to see some local art in action! Prospectus and registration: https://artventurenj.com/exhibitions
When: October 15, 2021 9am-11am Where: Goshen Farmers’ Market, Goshen, NY
The Quick Draw competition sign-in is from 8:30-9:00am. Canvases require a separate Quick Draw stamping. Judging will take place with the help of local community members in Goshen at 11:30am. Everyone is welcome and eligible for prizes. We hope that you will join us at the event.
The plein air festival is in it’s 6th year. Artists from around the country will paint “en plein air” in various locations around the Hudson Valley region. Artwork created during the festival is exhibited publicly and offered for sale at the Wallkill River School as well as online from October 16 -31. New York’s Hudson Valley is the ideal setting for plein air painting. The area is endowed with a rich history of art and has been a popular destination for many of America’s artists for over 150 years. Artist Andrew Lattimore is the judge of the competition.
Update 11/11/21: The Quick Draw was in Goshen, NY and you could paint anywhere within the town. This is a great little town to paint as it is very picturesque. Unfortunately, I was under the impression that the artist that judges the Plein Air Festival would also be judging the Quick Draw. Instead the judges are local business people. It’s for this reason that I would not enter the Quick Draw competition in the future unless it is judged by professionals in the art field. I would, however, go up and paint in beautiful Goshen.
A gallery exhibit of art sale featuring national and local artists to benefit local families at risk of, or suffering from homelessness. Visit homefromtnj.org for more info.
I have 10 small plein air paintings in this exhibit. The exhibition space is in Palmer Square which is a prime spot with very high visibility in Princeton. It’s also for a great cause: helping the homeless in New Jersey. I’ll post an update after the exhibition. There will not be an artist’s reception due to COVID… bummer.
Update: 11/10/21: This exhibition turned out to be very successful for me. On opening night, 4 of my paintings were sold. By the end of the exhibition, I sold a total of 9 paintings! I am very happy because it was for a good cause and it was also good for me as an artist.
When: September 25-October 31, 2021 Where: The Phillips’ Mill Community Association 2619 River Road, New Hope, PA 18938
This year’s show will take place both on-site at the Mill, as well as online. The show will open officially to the public on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Benefactors and patrons will have the opportunity to preview the show online for 24 hours before it opens to the public, and in person at our opening event, Friday evening, September 24. Accepted artists invited to join at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Masks will be required. Click here for more information about the art show.
Update 10/11/21: The reception for this show was top notch. It was great to see the artists and meet the wonderful volunteers for the Phillips’ Mill. My painting “Winter Shadows” (pictured in the poster above) sold on the second day of the exhibit. This is the area’s most prominent exhibition and getting juried into the show can be tough. I highly recommend anyone in the New Hope area to participate in future shows. Additionally, they have an online show to coincide with the live show. You can view it here.