January 2013

Hello Friends,

Happy New Year ! I am fulfilling my resolution to send out newsletters twice a year.

In August I returned to New Paltz and resumed my teaching responsibilities at SUNY New Paltz where I was very happy to re-meet up with our very talented students.

Currently I have two paintings in a group show in NYC, Making Their Mark: Eight Artists from Stone Canoe  at the Palitz Gallery of Syracuse University’s Lubin House which runs thru Feb. 7. Lubin House is located at 11 E. 61st St. near Fifth Avenue, and the hours are M-F 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. They are closed on weekends. This is an installation shot of my work in the show.

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In July 2012 I installed four laminated glass windscreens at the 25th Avenue Subway Station on the D Line in Brooklyn. The New York Times online edition featured the unveiling of the five new projects.

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Here are some images of the installed project.  All photos are by Nelson Villarreal.
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I have been awarded a project at the Jacksonville International Airport. The project, titled Celestial Playground, will be installed June 2013. This is an image of my proposed design.
Jacksonvile FINAL Proposal Board

I was this year’s Visual Art Editor for the Stone Canoea Journal of the Arts, Literature and Social Commentary published by Syracuse University. The journal will be launched Saturday, Jan. 26. Issues can be purchased at http://www.stonecanoejournal.org/purchase.html for $20, or at an educational rate of $12 for classroom use.

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This is the journal cover featuring the work of German artist Hedi Schwoebel who spent two months at a residency in Utica, NY (thus her connection to Upstate New York, which was a requirement for all artists featured in the journal.) I wish there had been space in the journal to include all the submissions we received, but the work of the artists we could could not fit in will be featured online at http://www.stonecanoejournal.org/SCOnlineIndex.html.

An exhibition of the 26 artists featured in the journal is currently showing at the Community Folk Art Center of Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. (Two of the artists in the exhibition, Erik Schoonebeek and Dandelyon Holmes, are graduates of SUNY New Paltz. Dandelyon Holmes will be receiving a $500 Emerging Artist Award.)

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And last, but not least, I just received a call asking for permission to film one of my pear paintings from the 80’s in a new competition TV series called FOUR HOUSES on IMDb. Four proud homeowners are invited to preview, critique and score each other’s homes for the chance to win $10,000 and an opportunity to be featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The house containing my painting is in Atlanta, GA.


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