Current & Upcoming, 2018:
February 3rd – 24th, 2018, SOUND & IMAGE: The Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptors, Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, NY, NY. Each of the 30 participants will include a piece of music that somehow relates to their work or inspires them. Interactive links to the musical selections are incorporated into the exhibition, as well as musical events including an afternoon featuring Andrew Bolotowsky, flutist and son of Federation founder, Ilya Bolotowsky. I will be represented by 5 paintings including this painting of a Second Avenue cafe on a mellow summer evening (below) and a large snow scene from my window which I have paired with the Pogues’ wry Christmas carol, featuring Kristy McColl, “Fairytale of New York .”
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 6-8 PM.
Music in the Afternoon: Sunday, February 11, 4-6pm. Special guest: Andrew Bolotowsky, flutist with other fine musicians.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1-6pm
December 4th – 27th, 2017, Works on Paper by The Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptors, Callahan Gallery, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn (one block from Borough Hall subway station.) I will be at the gallery on Monday evening, December 4, from 5-7. Normal hours: M-F, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., however holiday schedule may vary. I will have these two watercolors in the exhibition:
June 7th – 29th, 2017, The Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptors, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Center Street, 19th floor, South Tower, NY, NY 10007. ID required at door. I am represented by the painting, Bowery, Spring Morning, 2011, 26″x34″, oil on linen. Reception: Tuesday, June 13, 6 – 8 PM
September 16, 2016 – 2017, Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, Texas, will host A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection, an exhibition of 70 works of art including paintings, drawings and prints by contemporary artists and also John Sloan, Robert Henri and Eugene Higgins.
Reception: Friday, 6-8 PM. On Saturday, September 17, Mr. Ratner will give a talk on collecting works of art and his private collection.
I am honored to have my work in this traveling exhibition which began at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, and continued at Rockwell Museum of American Art, Corning, NY, Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, Davis City, NE, and the St. George Museum, St. George, UT. The Museum of the Big Bend is the exhibition’s final destination. At the conclusion of the show my paintings will be on loan at the museum.
I am represented by three of my west coast paintings, “Windy Day,” painted off the coast of Vancouver, BC, in 2008, depicting an abandoned wooden sailboat tossed about in the waves; “Shacks, Sausalito,” a view of the waterside studio that I had in Marin County in the 1990’s; and “Golden Gate Bridge,” painted from the Marin County Headlands in the 1990’s.
Catalogs of the exhibit are available by notifying the Museum.
August 2, 2016 – August 20, 2016, Small Works Invitational:Works on Paper, Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, fourth floor, New York, NY, 10001. 646-486-4730. Reception: Thursday, August 4, 5 – 8 PM. I will be represented by my watercolor, “Lehigh River Eddy.” http://www.bluemountaingallery.org/2016-invitational/
December 22, 2015 – January 9, 2016, Invitational Exhibition, Noho/M55 Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, #408, New York, NY, 10001. 212-367-7063. Reception: Tuesday, December 22, 5 – 7 PM. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 6 PM. I will be represented by my painting, “Morning Coffee.” http://nohogallery.net/upcomingexhibiti.html
September, 2015 – January, 2016, Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City, NE. I am honored to have my painting, “Sausalito Shacks,” featured on the museum’s website, A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection. http://bonecreek.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/
May 23 – August 29, 2015, A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection, St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah. Including work by John Sloan, Robert Henri, Eugene Higgins, Howard Terpning, Clyde Aspevig, Logan Hagege and Gary Ernest Smith. Having opened at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, (March 13 – April 27, 2014) this traveling exhibition went on to the Rockwell Museum of American Art, Corning, NY (October 1, 2014 – January 25, 2015;) to the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City, NE, in September, 2015, and will continue to the Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX, in September, 2016, where it concludes in 2017. I am represented by three of my west coast paintings, “Windy Day,” “Shacks, Sausalito,” and “Golden Gate Bridge” shown at the top of this page.
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors: Celebrating our 75th Year
March 10 – April 14, 2015
Reception: Saturday, March 14, 3-6 PM
The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery
417 Lafayette Street, 4th floor (between Astor Place and E. 4th Street)
NY, NY, 10003
Subways: 6 to Astor Place Station; N and R to 8th Street and Broadway Station
This historic exhibition includes the work of some of our deceased members such as Will Barnet, Milton Avery and Haim Mendelson. I am represented by five small cityscape paintings of the East Village including, “Nor’easter,” a depiction of St. Mark’s Place and Second Avenue viewed from my studio during the snow storm of March, 2013. At the gallery an exhibition catalog is available which includes an essay on the history of the Federation by member, Valerie Mendelson. Here is a link to the online catalog: http://goo.gl/pYvDKK
November 13, 2014, Unveiling of my painting of St. Brigid’s Church, “69th NYS Memorial Mass, St. Brigid’s Church, August 14, 1861, Imagined,” at the historic Beaux Arts Armory, 26th St. and Lexington Ave., NYC. The unveiling took place in the Headquarters of the 69th Regiment. In attendance were members of the Regiment, the architectural firm of Acheson and Doyle who restored the Irish “Famine Church,” historians, and members of the Committee to Save St. Brigid’s. The commissioned painting depicts the Memorial Mass for the soldiers of the 69th who fell at the first battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Bull Run. For larger image please see “Commissions.” For further information about the Armory, the commissioned painting and the history behind it, please see: https://docs.google
Please click on image to enlarge.
October 1, 2014 – January 25, 2015, Rockwell Museum of American Art, Corning, NY, will host the exhibition, “A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection.” Reception: Wednesday, October 1, 5:30 – 7 PM. I am honored to have my work in this traveling exhibition which includes works by John Sloan, Robert Henri, Eugene Higgins, Howard Terpning, Clyde Aspevig, Logan Hagege and Gary Ernest Smith. Having begun at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, in 2014 the exhibition will continue to the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City, NE, the St. George Museum, St. George, UT, and the Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX. I will be represented by three of my west coast paintings, “Windy Day,” “Shacks, Sausalito,” and “Golden Gate Bridge” shown at the top of this page. During the Reception Mr. Ratner will give a talk about what motivates him to collect Western Art and why he selected works by these artists.
March 14, 2014 – Summer, 2014, Inspired: Contemporary Artists Respond to John. A. Noble, Noble Maritime Collection, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY, 10301. 718-447-6056. I am represented by five paintings including the two scenes on the Bowery and the depiction of a sculptor’s houseboat studio in Sausalito, CA, shown below. Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13, 6 PM.
September 4, 2014 – October 28, 2014, Mother, Daughter, Son: Melvin Family Art Show, Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Road, Southbury, CT, 06488. 203-262-0626. This exhibition of 32 paintings will include 19 landscape paintings by my mother, Eileen Melvin; San Francisco cityscape and west coast marine paintings by my brother, John Melvin; and NYC marine and street scenes by myself. Open during regular library hours: M, W, F: 9:30am-5:30pm; T, Th: 9:30am – 9:00pm; Sat: 9:30am-4pm; Sun: 12pm-5:00pm. Please see Litchfield County Times article on the show and an interview with Eileen Melvin in Voices.
The Berkshire Art Gallery, 80 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA. 413 – 528 – 2690. Ongoing exhibition.