Just heard my sculpture "Retreat at Sharks Bluff" was selected as one of the 93 artworks (out of 351 submitted) for the 2016 Newport Art Museum Annual Members Juried Exhibition. Only one entry per artist was allowed. The Exhibit runs from February 6th through May 22nd, with the Opening Reception on Friday, February 5th from 5 to 7 PM at the Cushing Gallery at Newport Art Museum.
Hot out of the studio. My newest sculpture "House on Little Toe Rock". It is 12" w by 6" d by 11" h. The house is on a 3" x 4" base platform. There are 17 scallop shells, 8 barnacles, 7 sea clam shells, 2 full crabs, 2 crab claws, 2 fish vertebrae, a shark tooth, a starfish, and a couple dozen mussel shells. Three of the copper planters are actual copper (paper thin and pitted) from my Cape trip in August.
State Arts Council Announces New Art Show at Block Island Airport. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new solo art exhibition of works by Neal Personeus will be held from October 8, 2015 through January 28, 2016 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists in quarterly exhibitions, http://www.ri.gov/press/view/26081
I hear my interview at the 2015 Wickford Art Festival RI was included in the RIPBS Our Town North Kingstown show that aired last night. I missed it. I hope I represented well! I have been told the show will re-air this Monday at 8:00pm on WSBE (36.1). Set your DVRs!
I am very pleased to announce that I have been accepted as an exhibiting artist for the 53rd annual Wickford Art Festival on July 11th and 12th at historic Wickford Village in North Kingstown, RI. More details to come, including booth number.
Warwick, RI; The Warwick Museum of Art (WMOA) has selected a photograph of Neal Personeus' sculpture, "Yeah, but the Views" in-progress photograph for the museum's "The Elements" Exhibition poster. The exhibition will open Friday, August 12th, 7-9pm and run August 3 through August 31st. Neal's sculpture, "Yeah, but the Views" will be available for viewing during the exhibit.
I had a fantastic first day and evening at the Home Show. The people that came by my booth (235) had just wonderful things to say. It was nice to know that my hard work was appreciated. I am really glad that there were some folks who said they will now look at driftwood in a different way, and not just as firewood or something that clutters the beach. How cool is that!?! I also really enjoyed meeting the artists around me. They are some very talented people and very personable as well. I couldn't have asked for nicer show neighbors. Special thanks to artist Kim Ellery for the opportunity to show my sculptures, and to the RI Home Show for making a place for the arts.
Setting up my first official show...2011 RI Home Show Fine Arts Gallery Show booth #235. I was selected to recieved a free booth! I invite you to follow my excellent adventure and come visit my booth in person. Just posted a few photos with more visuals to follow in future posts. RI Home Show hours: today 2P-9P, Friday 2P-9P, Saturday 10A-9P & Sunday 10A-6P. More information at www.ribahomeshow.com Adults $10, Seniors $8 and kids under 13 free. $2 off coupon on riba Home Show Web site.
I just finished the last sculpture for the Home Show minutes ago. I can finally breathe. Here's a sneak peek.
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