“American Gothic” (after Grant Wood) can now be seen at the Lincoln Station Cafe & Delicatessen in Crown Heights (409 Lincoln Pl, Brooklyn, NY) one block from the Brooklyn Museum. A great place to meet up with friends or work on your laptop over delicious food and drink. Many thanks to Jacob Somers and John Thomas!
Birth of Venus (after Botticelli) and Olympia (after Manet) can now be seen at Marcia Reed’s delightful “Gallery 37 – A Destination for for Artful Living” in Milford DE. There they join an eclectic collection of quality artwork by contemporary artists including the two round Tondo paintings by James Hendricks and the welded steel table by Justin Thomas seen in these photos.
Gallery 37 – A Destination for Artful Living
8 So. Walnut St.
Milford, DE 19963
Seven pieces from my “Ubiquitous Figure Series” are now incorporated into the remarkable “Greek Revival Gallery” at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware, as part of the Delaware Division of the Arts 2015 Fellowship Award Winners show. They will be on display through September 27th. Many thanks to museum curator Ryan Grover and the Delaware Division of the Arts for this unique opportunity!
I am thrilled and honored to learn that I have been selected for the “2015 Emerging Fellowship in the Visual Arts: Painting” by The Delaware Division of the Arts!
Along with a generous monetary grant the award comes with great exhibition opportunities and a link from tomnewbyart.com to my own web page on the artsdel.org. website.
Many thanks, for this invaluable recognition, to The Delaware Division of the Arts, Paul Weagraff, Lisa Monty, Roxanne Stanulis, the independent jurors, the taxpayers of the State of Delaware and, of course, Connie Newby who has always encouraged me through thick and thin.
Earlier in the week Connie and I each submitted Postcards for the Visual AIDS – 17th Annual “Postcards from the Edge” show. Mine is titled “Missing Person” and is dedicated to our dear friend Richard Hunt. This benefit sale is to be held between January 31st and February 1st at the Luhring Augustine Gallery – 531 W 24th St, New York, NY. All 4″x 6″ postcards are donated by the artist and to be sold anonymously for $85.
Friday, I completed the first trial assembly of the Last Supper. I finished painting the seven 32″ x 48″ panels about a month ago but had to put them aside without ever seeing them together. After building these seven wooden support structures I was finally able to assemble the individual pieces in a wide arc outside the studio:
My focus group objected to the golden chalice for some reason, so I had Teddy remove it in photoshop:
Looking back, I think Leonardo da Vinci took his out as well…
The “Little Big Show” opened last night at the Talleyville Frame Shoppe. These four pieces by me were joined by about 100 other works of art, all 6″ x 8″ created by over 50 artist. There was a great turn out for the event which was hosted by Rick Frane and Wendy Mitchell. Many thanks to both of them as well as Mark Rosenblatt (curator) for putting the whole thing together. The Show will be up for the rest of the month so, if you are in the area, please come by and check it out!