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.
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