Instructors at Large

Barnet at William Holman Gallery

  • August 22, 2014


Richard Barnet, Untitled, 1998.  Watercolor, 18 x 24 in.

Richard Barnet, Untitled, 1998. Watercolor, 18 x 24 in.

New York State & Stories, a summer exhibition at William Holman Gallery (65 Ludlow Street New York, NY), features work by fifteen artists, including Richard Barnet. The show closes August 22, but will be open by appointment, August 25 to September 5, 2014. You can also view the show online.

Bastidas at the Mattatuck Museum of Art

  • August 20, 2014


grisaille painters

Hugo Bastidas, Babel, 2012. Oil on linen, 80 x 120 in.

Hugo Bastidas’s solo exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum of Art, in Waterbury, CT, opened August 14 and will run through mid-October. The show focuses on Bastidas’s recent series “Metamorphosis”  in which he uses “depictions of water, passageways, and windows into space to indicate change.” Bastidas also has a show of the works he produced during a six-week stay at Maison Verte Artists Residency in Marnay sur Seine, France. 

Ginsburg Painting Demonstration

  • August 20, 2014


Max Ginsburg,Pat—Bearded and Shirtless, 2012. Oil, 18 x 14 in.

Max Ginsburg, Pat—Bearded and Shirtless, 2012. Oil, 18 x 14 in.

On Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Salmagundi Club (47 Fifth Avenue), Max Ginsburg will paint a portrait from life in the alla prima tradition of many of the Old Masters. Admission for this painting demonstration, which is presented by Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club, is $25. Contact the Salmagundi Club for more information.

Rubenstein’s Workshop and Lecture

  • August 19, 2014


Ephraim Rubenstein, My Father, 2009. Pastel on sanded board, 25 x 36 in.

Ephraim Rubenstein, My Father, 2009. Pastel on sanded board, 25 x 36 in.

The Portrait & Figure Festival is a three-day event, October 23, 24, and 25,  2014, celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of The Art League in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Ephraim Rubenstein is participating as are Art Students League instructors Costa Vavagiakis, Sharon Sprung, and Michael Grimaldi.

 "Chris III", pastel on sanded board, 28" x 36", 2008

Ephraim Rubenstein, Chris III, 2008. Pastel on sanded board, 28 x 36.

Rubenstein will be giving a public lecture on his work at the Evansville Museum on November 3, 2014. He will also be serving as the juror for the museum’s Mid-States Art Exhibition this year.

Rubenstein’s Solo Exhibitions

  • August 18, 2014


Billis show

Ephraim Rubenstein, Woodley, Summer Dawn, 2012. Oil on linen, 36 x 50 in.

An exhibition of Ephraim Rubenstein’s new paintings, Life Is a House, opens at the George Billis Gallery (525 West 26th, Chelsea, NYC) on September 2 with a reception on September 4, 6–8 p.m. A review of the show, written by Michael Clawson appears in the September 2014 issue of American Art Collector

Billis show

Ephraim Rubenstein, Woodley, Interior Sunlight 3, 2013.
Oil on linen, 28 x 18 in.

The Sentient Object is an exhibition of Rubenstein’s still life paintings at the Stone Tower Gallery (Glen Echo, MD), which will run from September 19 to October 19, 2014. The show includes a number of paintings from “The Great War and Me,” a series devoted to the Rubenstein’s grandfather’s experiences in World War I. An artist’s talk and reception has been scheduled at the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery for October 17, 2014. The exhibition is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for the artist’s talk and reception. In conjunction with the exhibition and talk, Rubenstein will offer a one-day workshop, “Color Spot Oil Painting,” on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Visit Yellow Barn Studio for more information.

Glen Echo show

Ephraim Rubenstein, Gas Mask II, 1998. Oil on linen, 24 x 52 in.

"The Great War and Me", oil on linen, 62" x 74", 1998-9

Ephraim Rubenstein, The Great War and Me, 1998–9.
Oil on linen, 62 x 74 in.

    I want to paint the virginity of the world. — Paul Cézanne