“Outliers” Exhibition at the Art150 Studios Lobby in Jersey City

Two of my paintings at Art150 Studio Lobby in Jersey City

When: September 1 – September 25
Where: Art150 Studios Lobby, 150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ (corner of 1st and Provost Streets)

The artists group that I belong to (named Outliers) are exhibiting at the Art150 Studios Lobby. Our group is comprised of Dorie Dahlberg, Edward Fausty, Brad Terhune and myself. We are all very well represented in this exhibition. Please come by before the exhibition ends.

The “Red” Exhibition – Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County

Francisco Silva at the "Red" Exhibition in Doylestown, PA
Me with my painting titled “Transcendental Tree” at the “Red” Exhibition in Doylestown, PA. Hosted by the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County.

When: June 3 – July 17
Where: Freeman Hall, Doylestown, PA • www.buckarts.com

R.E.D. Show – Reimagine, Explore, Discover: Henry Mercer and His Innovations, A Celebration of Visual Arts at Freeman Hall in Doylestown & The TileWorks of Bucks County.

Exhibition based on the R.E.D. theme.

Maximum-Minimum Art Exhibit at The Gallery Space in Rahway

Artist’s Reception for Maximum-Minimum at The Gallery Space in Rahway.


When:
 March 20-April 15
Where: The Gallery Space, 1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ

THE MAXIMUM MINIMUM, an art exhibit featuring representational artworks that have been reduced to the simplest elements fromMarch 20-April 15, 2022. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday March 20 from  from 1-4PM. Admission is Free and open to the public. The Exhibit will be held at THE GALLERY SPACE, 1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ. For further information call: 732 827-2210 or Email curator, Lawrence Cappiello at: lcappiello@cityofrahway.com.

I have 4 paintings in this exhibition.

NJArts.net: Vivid colors dazzle, but also represent danger, in Watchung Arts Center group show

Online article by Tris McCall talking about the Pro Arts exhibition “Black & White to Magnificent Color”. Tris talks about my painting “Too Much Energy on an Oppressively Hot Day” which is in this diverse show.

Link to article here.

2022 New Hope Arts Members Salon Exhibition

When: March 12-April 30
Where: 2 Stockton Avenue, 2nd floor, 215-862-9606, www.NewHopeArts.org

I’m a new member of New Hope Arts and I have a painting in this upcoming exhibition. This is a yearly exhibition and all members are encouraged to participate. This exhibition will have over 130 artists’ works represented. Additionally, I was lucky enough to have my painting “Arctic Winter” on the exhibition poster (see above).

Jersey City Times: The 11 Best Shows of 2021

Art reviewer Tris McCall wrote an article for the online newspaper, Jersey City Times. He listed his top pics of the 11 best Jersey City art exhibitions of 2021. It’s an informative, and interesting read, but more importantly, an exhibition I was part of was ranked as number 6: “The Empowering: A Social Justice Exhibition” . I was even happier to find out that my name was mentioned in this article. You can find the article here.

Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County presents “Small Works” exhibition in Doylestown, PA

Small Works Exhibition - buckarts.org/smallworks

When: December 3-January 29
Where: 181 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA

SMALL WORKS AT FREEMAN HALL features over 60 A&C member artists showing small works in a variety of mediums ready for purchase for holiday gift giving and collecting. Works will be on display at our new home at the beautiful Freeman Hall in Doylestown and in our online gallery

Browse our online exhibition and sale and visit Freeman Hall in Doylestown to see the works in person. Return to the online to the gallery frequently as new artwork is added every time an artist makes a sale.

NOTE: Purchases for the online show will be made through the artist contact information in the online gallery.

I have two, 8″ x 10″ plein air paintings in this exhibition. Freeman Hall is a beautiful, old mansion that’s worth a visit in itself. Please check it out if you’re in the area. If not, you can always visit the online show.

Update 2/15/22: I cannot stress how helpful and friendly this organization is. They are consistently advertising their exhibitions on social media. As a matter of fact, I sold one of my plein air paintings titled “Autumn Windmill” when a collector saw it in an ad on Facebook! Kudos to this group!

Pro Arts Jersey City presents “Salon des Refusés” at ART150 Gallery

Francisco Silva in front of his paintings at Salon des Refuses in Jersey City

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.

More info at: https://www.proartsjerseycity.org/salon-des-refuses/

Adventure 2021 Plein Air Festival Quick Draw in Flemington

ArtVenture 2021 Plein Air Festival Quick Draw

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