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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.