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Monday morning portrait/figure drawing classes:
10am -- 1pm, Bedminster, NJ ($30)
Wednesday morning plein air painting classes:
10am -- 1pm, In/around Clinton, NJ ($30)
Friday morning plein air/figure in Nature painting classes:
10am -- 1pm, In/around Bedminster, NJ ($30)
I'm sorry to say that I will no longer be able to give private lessons on the weekends until further notice.
Farmstead Arts Center Workshops:
One-day weekend workshops in June, July, and August. See the Farmstead website for more info.
450 King George Road in Basking Ridge, NJ • Phone: 347-927-8748 (347-9ARTS4U).
Simple. Personal. Difficult. The Art of Oscar Peterson
Hudson Park Library (66 Leroy Street, NYC) -- July 1-31, 2019.
Artist Reception Friday, July 19 from 4-6PM.
Show info written by Cordula (my muse) -- I want to tell you why you should see this series of paintings and drawings. Oscar’s art captures people with each brush stroke in a way that hits the viewer directly; it says something that can't be said with words. I believe that's his mission, and he excels at it. Not only is Oscar a talented painter (I’ve posed for many of his paintings and one of them will be in this show), he is also an attentive observer who listens with his eyes and then gives that gift to us. Please come and see us (him in-person, me, in paint) at the artists’ reception!
Honorable Mention, Jerry’s Artarama Self-portrait contest, 2016, 2019
Multiple Awards, Art Students League Concours Exhibition 2012
Honorable Mention, Jerry’s Artarama 2012, 2011, 2009
Gonzalez/Edwards Travel Grant, Art Students League of New York 2011
First place, Gaelen Gallery Juried Art Show 2011
First Place, SOHO Painting Competition 2011.
Best in Show, Paper Mill Theatre Gallery, MSHAC Juried Show, Millburn, NJ 2011
Award of Excellence, Morristown Community Theater, Morristown, NJ 2010
First place, Gaelen Gallery Juried Art Show 2010
Red Dot winner (Best in-show), Art Students League Concours Exhibition 2009.
Discovery in the Details, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ 2018
“Unbound” (solo exhibition) Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ 2017
“At the Easel” (solo exhibition) Warren Township Library, Warren, NJ 2017
Grant winners Exhibition, Art Students League 2013
Gaelen Gallery Two-person Exhibition 2010, 2011.
MAAC Mentors show, Millburn, NJ 2013 – 2019
Paper Mill Theatre Renee Foosaner Gallery, Group Show, Millburn, NJ 2011.
Gaelen Gallery Juried Art Show 2011.
The Art Students League Concours Exhibition 2009 -- 2012, New York, NY.
Paper Mill Theatre Renee Foosaner Gallery, Group Show, Millburn, NJ 2010.
ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
GE Corporate Headquarters Black History Month Exhibition 2010, Fairfield, CT.
“Mostly Paint” (solo exhibition) Millburn Library, Millburn, NJ 2010.
Strokes of Genius 6
New York Times Sunday edition
New York Times online edition
Drawing and Painting instructor, The Center for Contemporary Art 2014 – Present
Drawing and Painting instructor, The Hunterdon Art Museum 2015 – Present
Drawing and Painting instructor, The Farmstead Arts Center 2016 – Present
Teaching Assistant, Ephraim Rubenstein’s Drawing, Pastel, Oil Painting, Gouache Beginner’s Workshops, Art Students League 2010 – 2015
Monitor for Nelson Shanks, Costa Vavagiakis, Dan Thompson, Max Ginsburg, and Brandon Soloff,
Art Students League 2009 – 2014
Various Workshops, and Private Drawing and Painting lessons
Member of the Portrait Society of America
Millburn Arts Commission Committee member
Gaelen Gallery Art Show Committee member