Recently, I entered a juried exhibition at the New Hope Arts Center [New Hope PA]. My entry was titled, Fish, a stainless steel work with inlaid brass. Fish was selected among the Top Ten Works by the curator evaluating the work on the basis of its “…worthiness for presentation to the New York art scene.” Ms. Ellen Bradshaw, President of the New York-based Pleiades Gallery in Chelsea is the curator of the show.
A series of three exhibitions will be presented to the artists whose work was selected among the Top Ten. The Opening Reception of these shows is Saturday, September 6 in New Hope PA. (I’ll be there so come on by.) This first show runs through September 28. Following that, each of the Top Ten artists will present multiple works at an exhibit at New Hope Arts Center early in 2015. The exhibition series will culminate with an installation of the Top Ten artists’ work at Ms. Bradshaw’s Pleiades Gallery in Chelsea. Timing TBD.
Other New Work in 2014
In addition to the Fish, many of my new sculptures likewise revolve around a marine theme including the works: Desert Island, Out of the Blue, Penguins and Sailboat. (See all new sculptures below.)
Also, in 2014 I painted oil and oil pastels and sketched. My works range from oil studies in perspective (Sunny Side Up and Moonlight on the Farmhouse); to practice of the velatura technique (Willows in the Mist) and finally to oil pastel practice in Paris this past spring (Jardin du Luxembourg). (During our trip to France, we toured and tasted the wines of the Bordeaux region chateau pictured to the right.)
New Paintings, etc.
Thanks for your interest in my work and I will keep you apprised of future work and exhibitions.
Best, Tom Martin