Bruce Erikson
American Artist's Professional League 86th Grand National 2014
Show #5 for November and #43 for the year.

My painting, "Music Pausing for Love", has been accepted into the American Artist's Professional League 86th Grand National 2014 IN NYC. Though I'm an elected member, this was an open national juried exhibition. The exhibition opened last Sunday, but today is the awards ceremony and other events surrounding the show.
More info:

http://www.americanartistsprofessionalleague.org/online_86_…

American Artists Professional League
Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
PHONE: (212) 645-1345

The American Artists Professional League, Inc. was organized in 1928 to help bring artists together in a national organization to meet the increasing interests in traditional realism in American art. To advance the cause of the fine arts in America, through the promotion of high standards of beauty, integrity and craftsmanship in painting, sculpture and the graphic arts. To emphasize the importance of order and coherent communication as prime requisites of works of art through exhibitions and publications.
Nude of the day!
"La Note d'amour Française" is Nude of the Day on Barebrush.com. The juror was Angela Nacol, Independent Curator & Collections Mgr, NYC. You can check out on their site at:

http://barebrush.com/index.php?image=0
"L'Autre bout du Monde" in Minneapolis, MN for "Essence"
Another exhibition! This one in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am exhibiting "L'Autre bout du Monde" in a national juried exhibition entitled "Essence" at FlowArtSpace Gallery. The show runs until November 22.

http://www.flowartspace.com/
"La Libertine" at Greenacres Artist Guild is Nude of the Day
My painting, "La Libertine" (26" x 60", oil on linen), is the Nude-of-the-Day on Barebrush.com. The juror was Angela Nacol, Independent Curator & Collections Mgr. The actual painting is currently hanging in the ballroom at the Greenacres Artist Guild Exhibition in Indian Hill. You can see it online here:

http://barebrush.com/index.php?image=0
"Praxilla" in Annapolis, MD
Woo! Here's number 38 for this year!

I am so excited that two of my paintings (though I'm only sending one) have been accepted into this year's "Strokes of Genius" at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, MD. The national juried exhibition opens tmro and runs through October 31 - November 22, though the reception is Nov. 9, 3-5pm, Awards presented at 4pm.

My painting, "Praxilla Reading by Moonlight", is the one I'm sending since the other accepted painting is heading to another show. I'm still in love with this one.

Here's a link to the exhibition:

http://mdfedart.com/mfaentry/sales/salesgallery.php…
Portrait demo in Indian Hill
Several of my friends, and Greenacres Artist Guild colleagues, and I are demonstrating portrait drawing from a live model this weekend (November 1, 2014 at noon) at Guild Headquarters in Indian Hill!. Carin Hebenstreit, David W. Mueller, Kate Lackman and I will be starting around noon. Hope to see you there!

Greenacres Artist Guild
8255 Spooky Hollow Rd,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
"Along the River" Litho
I am delighted that one of my published lithographs has been accepted into a national juried exhibition. "Along the River" (lithograph, 11" x 17") was created en plein air at Cesar Creek, OH and later published as the cover of The Snowy Egret (Vol. 71, No.1). The exhibition, "Works on Paper", opens this Friday and runs through December 21 at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA. The juror was Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

More info can be found at:

http://www.ssac.org/bancroft.asp
"La Décision", is the Nude of the Day
My painting, "La Décision", is the Nude of the Day on Barebrush.com. The curator for the exhibition was Sharon Way-Howard, from the Salmagundi Club. You can see it here: http://barebrush.com/index.php?image=0

I shipped four works out on Friday and when I returned home, "La Décision" had returned home from an exhibition in Chicago. When I opened it up, I was surprised to see that it had won Third Place in the show it was just in. In addition to all this great news, the painting has sold.
Biennial Greenacres Artist Guild Exhibition opens
Part of this year's Guild exhibition was to submit work that was in some way connected to Cincinnati. Though I'm not a landscape painter, I have several plein air pieces in the show. Our biennial Greenacres Artists Guild exhibition opens this evening at 5PM at the Greenacres Art Center in Indian Hill, Cincinnati. I hope to see you there.

For the exhibition:
http://www.green-acres.org/…/greenacres-artists-guild-art-…/

For a schedule of all the other events:
http://www.green-acres.org/

Jennifer Hoban, Organizer
8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243
(513)891-4227
jhoban@green-acres.org
Bruce Erikson interviewed in the Greenacres Artist Guild Documentary Film
Over the summer members of the Greenacres Artist Guild were filmed in their respective studios and discussed how they got started, what they love about making art, the things that inspire them and a whole host of topics- wherever the conversation went. Here's mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r6MjWg5E40&feature=youtu.be&list=UUU4ZpU8zSSdst1tSvLTYXSQ
The Biennial Exhibition of the Greenacres Artists Guild
am excited that my extremely talented colleagues (and great friends) and I are having our biennial Greenacres Artists Guild exhibition opening this Friday (Oct. 17th) at 5PM at the Greenacres Art Center in Indian Hill, Cincinnati.

"Keaha reclining" (24" x 60", oil on linen- below), one of several paintings I am exhibiting, was completed in mid-January.

A short documentary film of compiled interviews of members of the Guild is also being finalized. There are many events that will be happening as well, including bourbon and wine tasting, a screening of "Tim's Vermeer" and many more this month, which may be found at the link below. Hope to see you there!

For the exhibition:
http://www.green-acres.org/index.php/event/greenacres-artists-guild-art-show/

For a schedule of all the other events:
http://www.green-acres.org/

Jennifer Hoban, Organizer
8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243
(513)891-4227
jhoban@green-acres.org
"The Elegant Nude" Exhibition
I am excited and delighted to announce participation in my sixth exhibition for September. My painting, "La Livrason de Cupidon" (11" x 14"), is in "The Elegant Nude" at The Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, OR.

The Opening reception is tomorrow: Friday, Sept. 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
First Friday Artwalk: October 3, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Juried by the incomparable Grace Slick, a working painter showing in numerous galleries for decades after her beloved contribution to artistic and cultural history with Jefferson Airplane, and the esteemed Curator Robert Canaga.

"The emphasis in the works is on the elegance and beauty of the human body; its variations, its expressiveness, its remarkable form. The gallery is delighted to show you how we are seen, naked and human, through the eyes and hearts of exceptional artists from around the world."

More info at:

http://tgatws.com/exhibitions/#/the-elegant-nude/

http://www.eugeneagogo.com/The-Elegant-Nude/e/DPXQRQG/
"Pompeian Woman with Pyxis" is the Nude of the Day
My painting, "Pompeian Woman with Pyxis", 11" x 14", is today's Nude of the Day on Barebrush.com. The curator was Gary T. Erbe, master trompe l'oeil painter. You can check out on there website:

http://barebrush.com/index.php?image=0
"Rapture" online
My painting, "Rapture", is today's Nude of the Day on barebrush.com. My work was chosen by the amazing Gary T. Erbe, trompe l’oeil painting master. Love his work. Here's a link to the page:

http://www.barebrush.com/index.php?image=0
"Praxilla" accepted!
I am excited to share that my painting, "Praxilla Reading by Moonlight", has been accepted into the Cincinnati Art Club's Viewpoint 46- a national juried exhibition. The opening reception is this Saturday from 5-8PM at Art Design Consultants, downtown. Hope to see you there!

http://www.viewpointcincinnati.com/viewpoint%2046%20list%20of%20artists.htm

The judges were C.F. Payne, internationally-known illustrator, John Michael Carter - Master signature member and serves on the Board of Directors of Oil Painters of America, Shaun Dingwerth - executive director of the Richmond Indiana Art Museum, and Chris Leeper - A member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University and former president of the Ohio Watercolor Society

"Portraits" at Mary Ran Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
I am showing several paintings (including a study of Ingres' Portrait of Edme Francois Joseph Bochet seen below) with some great friends tomorrow night. "Portraits" opens tomorrow night at Mary Ran Gallery in Hyde Park. The reception runs from 5-8PM.

More info at:

http://www.maryrangallery.com/events/

3668 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 871-5604
"16th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition"
Several of my portraits have been accepted into the " 16th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition" at www.upstreampeoplegallery.com including "Étude de Courtney" and "La Baigneuse" (below). My self portrait, "Rainy Window Self Portrait" was awarded "Special Recognition".

The juror, Laurence Bradshaw, states: "BRUCE ERIKSON of Xavier University has some strong portraiture as seen in his "10th Floor Visitor" with the rather midtown red and orange glow effect on a cloudy day. His "Rainy Window Self Portrait" seems true-to-life with a rather meditative look. And his "La Baigneuse" also captures a kind of gentle reflective state."

http://www.upstreampeoplegallery.com/gallery/view.asp?RN=24197&XD=9%2F1%2F2014&AN&PREV=24196&NEXT
Work in "5x5: Celebrating Five Years"
My small drawing (5" square on Stonehenge) of "Aphrodite" from the MFA in Boston is in an invitational exhibition entitled, "5x5: Celebrating Five Years" at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum in Santa Barbara, CA.

The invitational fundraiser is in support of educational program at the museum.
To see the work please go to: www.westmontmuseum.org/5x5
"Undressed & Not- A Sweet Show" @ NoHo Gallery inChelsea, NYC
I have several paintings ( shown "Diana with Vessels" and "The Remorse of Medea") in a Barebrush group exhibition called "Undressed & Not- A Sweet Show", that opens in Chelsea, NYC, tonight at NoHo Gallery.

NoHo Gallery, Chelsea, 530 West 25th Street, 4th Fl, New York, NY 10001
Tuesday, August 12 through Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11-6 pm
Reception Thursday Aug 14, 6-8 pm

http://nohogallery.net/
"Real People 2014" Exhibition in Chicago
My painting, "La Décision", is in "Real People 2014", a national juried exhibition in Northwest Chicago. The exhibition is hosted by the Northwest Area Arts Council and is on display at the Old Court House Arts Center in historic Woodstock, IL. The exhibition opened last Thursday and runs through August 23rd.

More info can be found at:

http://realpeople.naac4art.org/
"Juror's Choice" at UForge Gallery in Boston
A couple of my paintings including, "Young Minerva", are in a national juried exhibition that opens tonight at UForge Gallery in Boston, MA. The juror was Enrico Pinardi, artist and retired professor from RISD. If any of my Bostonian friends are around the opening reception is from 6-8Pm tonight. More info at:

http://www.uforgegallery.com/2014/08/august-2014-jurors-choice/
Another Nude of the Day!
My painting, "La Décision", is the Nude of the Day on Barebrush.com. My painting was selected by David Reuss, who is an Executive Member of the Society of Illustrators where he serves as the Membership Chairman, Special Events Chairman and the Treasurer.

http://barebrush.com/index.php?image=0
"Music Pausing for Love"
Delighted that my new painting, "Music Pausing for Love", has been chosen as the Nude of the Day on Barebrush.com by David H. Reuss,, Illustrator, NYC. First of many shows to post for August!

http://barebrush.com/index.php?image=0
"Rapture" receives Honorable Mention!
I am so excited that my painting, "Rapture", has received another award, "Honorable Mention". This one is from an international online exhibition entitled, "The Figure Revealed". Here's a link to the other award winners too:

http://art-competition.net/Winners_The_Figure_Revealed.cfm

Local critic, Trish Richter, mentions my painting, "Rapture" in her review of the biennial Xavier Art Faculty exhibition held last spring. She states:

"Although much is required to trigger a shift in troublesome cultural paradigms, such as the patriarchal perception of female sexuality, the process begins as a ripple effect. A contributor to this process and teacher of figure painting and drawing, Bruce Erikson continues to examine mainly the voluptuous female form, adding hot, hot color to his luxuriating figures, and more than a touch of postmodern pastiche. As one of the best interpreters of the human form in this region, Erikson uses the most difficult of poses, from upper right to lower left, feet-to-face, in a reverse “S” curve of extraordinary difficulty. In Rapture, Erikson’s model, her jewelry, objects and color seem more Bollywood, exotic and multicultural, than Classical European as he expands our idea of beauty within his formalist languages."

The full review may be found here:

http://aeqai.com/main/2014/03/xavier-university-faculty-exhibit-artisans-of-cultural-change/
Another Nude of the Day selection!
My painting, "Laura", is today's (July 19) Nude of the Day on barebrush.com. The actual painting is on display at the Greenacres Artist Guild in Indian Hill, OH. The juror is Della Clason Sperling, Art Historian.

Here's the link:

http://barebrush.com/index.php?image=0
La Decision accepted!
My painting, "La Decision", has been accepted into “Real People 2014” hosted at Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. This national juried exhibition's Jurors were the Northwest Area Arts Council.

http://www.oldcourthouseartscenter.com/gallery.htm
Thames & Hudson Publishers Drawing text
I've been asked to review a proposal for Thames & Hudson Publishers. More information on the text as we move forward.
Painting Demo at Plaza Art
I will be demonstrating the French Triad Method using two Ingres paintings that I am copying. I will be explaining the palette, strategy, and history of his approach at Plaza Art Store in Kenwood, OH on JUne 21 from 1-4PM. Admission is free. Stop in!

You can contact the store with questions at:
8154 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 793-5300
Portrait Drawing Demonstration
I will be teaching portrait drawing from a live model at Plaza Art Store in Kenwood, OH on JUne 21 from 1-4PM. Admission is free. Stop in!

You can contact the store with questions at:
8154 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 793-5300
"Trois" is the Nude-of-the-Day at Barebrush.com
This is a national juried online exhibition, Curator: Leon Yost, Noho Gallery New York, NY

https://barebrush.com/art.php?artwork_id=6112?image=BB11778&curPage=0&directory=2013&sub_dir=all
"Ariadne auf Naxos" accepted!
My painting, "Ariadne auf Naxos", has been chosen for “Art Comes Alive 2014”, hosted by Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati, OH.

http://adcfineart.com/art-comes-alive-2014/

The international juried exhibition had 19 (!) Jurors: Silvia Rombis, Director of Malton Gallery Cincinnati; Litsa Spanos, President of Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati; Eric Smith, CEO, ART EXPO;Meghan Faulkner, Creative Director, Studio EL; Roy Saper, Owner of Saper Galleries, East Lansing, MI; Jennifer Vitalia, Founder & Editor, EIA- Everything is Art Magazine, Rick Barnett, managing Director of Business Development, Redwood Media Group; Patricia Beggs, CEO, Cincinnati Opera; Jeff Hood, Owner District Gallery; Joanna Chappell, CEO of Editions Limited; Veronique Hammons, Owner of Gallery Veronique; Kate Maass, Art Director of Grand Image; MaryLou Chronister, Owner of Gallery One; Marta Hewett, Owner of Marta Hewett Gallery, Matt Distel, Director of Carnegie Arts Center; Barbara Markoff, Art Consultant and Co-Owner, Artrageous!; Charlene Ventura, President & CEO, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati; Carmen Politis, Chair, YWCA Women’s Art Gallery; Tony Gareri
CEO, Roma Moulding; Cincinnati, OH (June)
Published Illustrations from Paris
Five illustrations, including several drawn on location in Paris, France, have been published in Paris, France by J. Pruvost & C. Mayaux (Eds.), Studies in Paris. Paris, France: Honore Champion Publishers.
"Silence, sur fond" selected
for the national juried online exhibition, “Best of the Rest”, at Barebrush.com. The Juror: D.S. Wade, independent art critic, New York, NY.

https://barebrush.com/art.php?artwork_id=6119?image=BB11785&curPage=0&directory=2013&sub_dir=all
New Show!
My Painting, "La Livraison de Cupidon" is in “Figuratively Speaking”, a national juried exhibition, at Customs House Museum. The Juror was Ruth Crnkovich, Fine Art Appariser and collection management specialist , Clarksville, TN.

http://customshousemuseum.org/temporary-exhibits/figuratively-speaking-national-juried-exhibition
“Nude of the Day” at Barebrush.com
My painting, "In the Garden", has been selected by Juror: Charles Yoder, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY. In addition to be accepted into this national juried online exhibition, I received Honroable Mention and am a Curator’s Nominee.

https://barebrush.com/art.php?artwork_id=6118?image=BB11784&curPage=0&directory=2013&sub_dir=all
Review of "Rapture"
Local critic, Trish Richter, mentions my painting, "Rapture" in her review of the biennial Xavier Art Faculty exhibition held last month. She states:

"Although much is required to trigger a shift in troublesome cultural paradigms, such as the patriarchal perception of female sexuality, the process begins as a ripple effect. A contributor to this process and teacher of figure painting and drawing, Bruce Erikson continues to examine mainly the voluptuous female form, adding hot, hot color to his luxuriating figures, and more than a touch of postmodern pastiche. As one of the best interpreters of the human form in this region, Erikson uses the most difficult of poses, from upper right to lower left, feet-to-face, in a reverse “S” curve of extraordinary difficulty. In Rapture, Erikson’s model, her jewelry, objects and color seem more Bollywood, exotic and multicultural, than Classical European as he expands our idea of beauty within his formalist languages."

The full review may be found here:

http://aeqai.com/main/2014/03/xavier-university-faculty-exhibit-artisans-of-cultural-change/
"Heart of the Matter"
My painting, "La livraison de Cupidon", has been accepted into "The Heart of the Matter", a national juried exhibition. The exhibition is in San Francisco (Pacifica) at Oceana Gallery.

The juror was Maria Medua, Director of the SFMOMA Artists Gallery. The opening reception is March 28, 5:30–8 pm and the juror’s lecture March 30, 3 pm. More details can be found at:

http://oceanaarts.org/
"Woman on the Rocks" is the Nude of the Day
"Woman on the Rocks" is the Nude of the Day on February 26th on Barebrushcom. The juror was Vaughn Lewis from MagnanMetz Gallery, NYC.
Nude Attitude 2014
My painting, "La Note d'amour Française", was been accepted into 2014 Nude Attitude at the Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL, where it received Honorable Mention. The jurors for the exhibition were: Bob Sill (Curator, Illinois State Museum), Bill Conger (Artist), Christy Eskridge (Art Guild), Kris Holmgren (Artist), and Colin Nesbit (Artist). There were 154 total pieces entered, 58 accepted.


More info coming soon at:

http://www.peoriaartguild.org/!/Nude-Attitude
"Rainy Window Self-Portrait"
My painting has been accepted into the Pop Revolution Gallery's "SELF" exhibit in Mason, OH. The jurors were Chuck Marshall and Marlene Steele, artists.

The exhibition's opening reception: Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 5-8 pm. and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 6 pm.

105 East Main St
Mason, OH 45040
513.492.7474
www.poprevolutiongallery.com
Lettre d'Amour accepted into:
"Lettre d'Amour" received a NAE Judge's Award and has been purchased by a private collector after being accepted into the 9th BIENNIAL NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION 2014 at the Visaul Arts Center in Punta Gorda, FL. The exhibition runs February 1 - March 9, 2014.

The 9th Biennial National Art Exhibition is one of the nation's most prestigious juried exhibits of traditional 2-dimensional media. Carl Samson, a figurative and plein-air painter who is a repeat winner at the National Portrait Competition, selected 130 pieces out of over 450 entries from 27 states.

http://www.visualartcenter.org/gallery-exhibits
My painting, "The Remorse of Medea" is the Nude of the Day (January 17, 2014) on Barebrush.com. The curator was Charles Yoder, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

http://barebrush.com/index.php?image=0
Aceepted into "24 and Under- A Small Works Show"
My painting, "l'Extase", has been accepted into "24 and Under- A Small Works Show" at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.

http://www.laslagunagallery.com/#!upcoming/c1yyb

577 S Coast Hwy - Unit A-1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Barebrush Nude of the Day
My painting, "Silence, sur fond", is the Best of the Rest artwork today (December 26, 2013) on barebrush.com.

http://www.barebrush.com/art.php?artwork_id=6119
Installed Illustration in Charleston, WV
My illustration, “The Boomtown of Cedar Grove, West Virginia in the Late 1700’s” (2009), for the Illustrated History of the Midland Trail Scenic Byway Interpretative exhibit was installed at the Clay Center for Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV this week.
Cincinnati International Art Fair
I'll be showing my newest painting, "Étude de la tête de Danielle" (senior soloist from the Cincinnati Ballet) at the Cincinnati International Art Fair at Xavier tmro and this weekend with my Greenacres Guild colleagues.

CINTAS CENTER
XAVIER UNIVERSITY
1624 Herald Avenue Cincinnati Ohio 45207
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 10 -6

WWW. CINCYIFAF.COM
"Strokes of Genius"
My painting, "Young Minerva" has been selected by juror, Stephen Dougherty, for the “Strokes of Genius” exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, MD. The national juried exhibition runs November 1-23, 2013.

http://www.mdfedart.com/
"Nude of the Day"
My painting, "La Note d'amour Française", is the “Nude of the Day”, Barebrush.com on October 24, 2013. This national juried online exhibition, Curator: Ann Aptaker, Independent NY Curator.

Inaugural Art Show of the Greenacres Artists Guild
I am pleased to be one of a number founding Cincinnati artists members of the Greenacres Artist Guild. You can learn more about the history of Greenacres and the Guild at:

http://www.green-acres.org/index.php/event/greenacres-artists-guild-inaugural-show/
“85th Grand National Exhibition 2013”
My painting, "Rapture", has been accepted into the “85th Grand National Exhibition 2013” by The American Artists Professional League. The exhibition is a national online juried exhibition, Jurors: The American Artists Professional League Board, New York, New York City. The painting received "THE ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA AWARD" and is included in a catalog.

http://www.americanartistsprofessionalleague.org/online_85_winners.htm#gallery
“Nude of the Day”, Barebrush.com
“Nude of the Day” on Barebrush.com, national juried online exhibition, Juror: Claudia Seymour, Salmagundi Club New York, NY September 17, 2003. AWARD CURATOR’S CHOICE

http://barebrush.com/art.php?artwork_id=6608
"l'Extase" accepted into ADC's Art Comes Alive Exhibition
I am excited to have my painting, "l'Extase", accepted into ADC's Art Comes Alive Exhibition. Not sure the stats, but last year there were over 1,000 entries.

Jurors: Silvia Rombis, Director of Malton Gallery Cincinnati; Litsa Spanos, President of Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati; William Seitz, Gallery Director of Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY; Patricia Beggs, CEO of the Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati; Roy Saper, Owner of Saper Galleries, East Lansing, MI; George J. Kurz, President and CFO of Honey Baked Ham
Cincinnati, OH

There are a dozen jurors this year:
http://www.adcfineart.com/about-aca/jurors/

Their Facebook Page link:
https://www.facebook.com/artdesignconsultants
"Waiting for Catullus" is the "Nude of the Day"
My painting, "Waiting for Catullus", is the Nude of the Day on Barebrush.com. This painting was chosen by Angela Nacol,
Independent Curator and Collections Manager - See more at: http://www.barebrush.com/index.php?image=0#sthash.GrvFgkGS.dpuf
"Jourdi"
I'm delighted to learn that my painting, "Jourdi", has been accepted into the Hudson Valley Art Association's "81st Annual Juried Exhibition" in Old Lyme, CT. The exhibition runs from June 14th through July 28th 2013.
Here's a link to the site:

tp://www.hudsonart.org/hvaaexheventpage.html#!gallery/c1jgk
Landscape paintings!
I have five plein air landscape paintings in the University Club's Spring Exhibition here in Cincinnati, OH. Its a regional Invitational exhibition of Plein eir Landscape painting curated by acclaimed painter Jeff Gandert. The exhibition runs May 11 through June.
"Au bord de l'eau" is “Nude of the Day”
My painting, "Au bord de l'eau", has been selected “Nude of the Day”, Barebrush.com, national juried online exhibition by JurorDella Clason Sperling, Independent Curator and Art Historian for May 20th.

http://barebrush.com/art.php?artwork_id=6170
"Laura" is “Nude of the Day”
I've been selected “Nude of the Day”, Barebrush.com, national juried online exhibition, Juror: David Reuss, Salagmundi Club New York, NY for April 9th.

http://barebrush.com/art.php?artwork_id=6113
“2013 Nude Attitude” at Peoria Art Guild
My painting, "Trois" has been selected into “2013 Nude Attitude” at Peoria Art Guild in Peoria, IL. The national juried exhibition, Juror: Colin Nesbit, Director of Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University, Murray, KY. The exhibition runs March 1 - March 2, 2013.

http://www.peoriaartguild.com/!/Nude-Attitude
Accepted into the international juried exhibition,'Au Naturel"
My painting, "Lettre D'Amour" has been selected by Mr. Clint Brown, a Professor Emeritus at Oregon State University, where he taught sculpture, painting, and drawing, with a primary focus and passion for figure drawing.
The exhibition runs February 21st - March 28th, 2013. The formal exhibition opening is Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

More information on the 2013 exhibition will eventually be made at:
http://www.aunaturelart.com/
"Assauged" accepted into "Dirty Show 14" in Detroit, MI
I'm pleased to be in an erotic art exhibition to be held in Detroit, MI entitled, "Dirty Show 14". The show runs the month of February 2013.

http://dirtydetroit.com/call-for-art-13-5/
Work accepted into "Solemnity"
My painting, "La Decision", has been accepted into the national juried exhibition entitled, "Solemnity" at Flow Art Space Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. The exhibition opens February 6-23, 2013.

http://www.flowartspace.com/upcoming.html
Works accepted into Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery
I have two paintings, "Assauged" and "L'Autre Bout du Monde" accepted into “2012 National Juried Small Works”, a national juried exhibition, held at Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery, in Windsor, NY. The juror is Brody Burroughs, Artist. The exhibition runs through November.

http://www.whipworksartgallery.org/artist_detail.cfm?z=84

"Strokes of Genius" Exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art
My painting, "Diana with Vessels" has been accepted into the "Strokes of Genius" Exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art and runs November 2-24, 2012. The juror was Mark Karnes, Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

http://www.mdfedart.com/index.php
Work Accepted in "A Show of Heads" at Limner Gallery
My painting, "Rooftop", was accepted into Limner Gallery's annual national juried exhbition in Hudson, NY.

http://www.slowart.com/limner/current/upcoming.htm
Work in "Self Portraits"
My painting, "Rainy Window Self Portrait", has been accepted into "Self Portraits" at the Fine Arts Center for the Arts in Hot Springs, AK.

http://www.hsfac.com/
Painting takes First Place at Mid Atlantic 2012
Two of my paintings were accepted into the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art's Mid Atlantic 2012. One of them, "Waiting for Catullus", was awarded First Place by Lennox Campello, Art Critic and former co-curator at The Fraser Gallery.

Campello states, "There was a mastery in painting; plenty of that and from plenty of diverse approaches! Bruce Erikson's subtle and intelligent approach to composition, light and homage to the classics is vastly different from James O'Malley's brutally hyper-realistic take on our surrounds. They are both the results of artists flexing very powerful technical skills married to even stronger artistic visions."

The exhibition runs from October 9,-November 2, 2012.

http://hoytartcenter.org/for-artists/mid-atlantic-competition/
"Mum's the Word: Mothers, Flowers and Secrets" Exhbition
I have two paintings in the "Mum's the Word: Mothers, Flowers and Secrets" Exhibition at Mills Pond House Gallery in St. James, NY. My paintings, "The Letter" and "Pompeian Odalisque", were both accepted. The exhibition was juried by notable painter, Hilary Harkness. The show runs October 6-November 3, 2012.

http://www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/61
"Small Works" at Tejas Gallery
Two paintings, "Dreaming of Him" and "Le Decision", were juried into "Small Works" at Tejas Gallery in Dayton, OH. The show opens with a reception (6-9PM) September 7th and runs through September 28, 2012.

https://www.facebook.com/TejasGallery
Award winner on Barebrush.com
My painting, "L'Autre bout du Monde", was selected as the Nude of the Day for September 28, 2012 by Vaughn Lewis, curator of MagnanMetz Gallery in New York City, NY.
"25th Annual Northern National Art Exhibition"
My painting, "Laura in the studio", was juried into this national exhibition. The show runs July 24th- September 7th. The opening reception begins at 5pm on July 24th.

http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/community/eventsentertainment/artgallery/index.html
"My Loves" at Linus Galleries
"The Letter" has been juried into an online show at Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA. A link to the exhibition can be found here:

http://linusgallery.com/my-loves-call-for-artists.html
Naked in Pittsburgh 2012
"On the Settee" has been juried into "Naked in Pittsburgh 2012". The exhibition opens June 1st. Here's a link to the show:

http://www.outlawartisans.com/nip2012/nip2012-blog/
"Reflections" Group Exhibition at Dacia Gallery, New York City
"Pompeian Odalisque" and "Pompeian Woman with Pyxis" are in a group exhibition at Dacia Gallery in New York City. The show runs from February 15 - March 2, 2012. The opening reception is Thursday, February 16, 6:00 - 10:00pm.

Link to the Dacia Gallery's website is: and can also be found under my links tab.

http://daciagallery.com/exhibitions/reflections.php
"Woman on the Rocks" in "Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century"
My painting, "Woman on the Rocks" is in "Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century"at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, OR. Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, selected 52 works of art from over 700 images submitted by nearly 200 artists from 35 states plus international submissions from Japan, India, Denmark, Italy, and Canada. The 2012 exhibit will represent 48 artists from 18 states as well as international artists from Canada and Denmark.

The show opens February 23 and closes March 29. will be online after the opening reception. It will be here:

http://www.aunaturelart.com/gallery.php?yr=2012
"Love & Heartbreak" Show
"The Decision" will be included in Piermont Straus' national juried exhibition entitled, "Love & Heartbreak" in Piermont, NY. The show opens February 11, 2012, 4-7pm, and runs through the month.

www.piermontstraus.com
"Being Human" National Juried Exhibition at Union Street Gallery

"Stopping Time" was accepted into Union Street Gallery's national juried exhibition entitled, "Being Human". Dan Addington, Addington Gallery, Chicago was the juror. The show runs October 12-November 12, 2011. Union Street Gallery is located at 1527 Otto Blvd, Chicago Heights, IL 6041.

http://www.unionstreetgallery.org/
"Strokes of Genius" Exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art
"Pompeiian Odalisque" was selected for the "Strokes of Genius" Exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, MD. The juror was Daniel Shay, Art Service Manager for the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The show runs from July 14 to August 7, 2011.

http://www.panoramastreet.com/live/Demos/mfa_july_2011/