The painting "Asian Vessels" has been accepted for exhibition in the Oil Painters of America's 20th Annual National Exhibition taking place on June 10th - July 9th, 2011. For those interested in viewing the exhibition, it will be held at the Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
My portrait painting, "Lady with Headscarf", was awarded First Prize in the Canadian Brushstroke Magazine's Portrait and Figures competition. http://www.brushstrokemagazine.com/issues/2011/hires/2011_01_hr.pdf
My drawing, A Knowing Glance, will be included in the book Stroke of Genius 3. It's release to the public is scheduled for October 2011.
The Art Renewal Centre just released the result of the 2009/10 ARC International Salon competition. I'm ecstatic to say that "Gourds & Bottles" together with "Serenity" and "A Knowing Glance" were included in list of Top 100 Finalists. Once again, the top 100 finalists were picked from over 1,700 entries from all over the world. It's really an honour to have my work included with some of the finest realist artists of today.
November 23, 2009
Invited and accepted as an honourary member of the Drawing Society of Canada. The Drawing Society of Canada is a non-profit arts education initiative dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and public awareness of Canada's drawing masters, past and present.
November 6, 2009
August 13, 2009
I'm excited to announce that my painting "Meditation" was selected as a finalist in the Still Life / Floral category of The Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition. The award winners will be featured in the December issue of the magazine.
June 15, 2009
I will be participating in a group exhibition hosted by the Alton Mill Gallery. Located in Alton, Ontario, the gallery is housed in a redeveloped, 19th century stone mill complex. The exhibition is being launched on July 18th and will run thru to mid-September. For those interested in viewing the exhibit, the Alton Mill Gallery is located at 1402 Queen Street West, Alton, Ontario.
June 15, 2009
My most recent portrait drawing, "In Profile", was selected as finalist in the Richeson 75 Portrait & Figure competition. The piece will join the other finalists in a group exhibit at the Richeson School & Gallery in Kimberly Wisconsin. To view the finalists on line, please visit www.richeson75.com.
June 14, 2009
"Lady Apples" has been accepted as Finalist at the International Artist's Magazine's Favorite Subjects competition. The painting together with a short write-up will be featured in the August / September 2009 issue.
June 13, 2009
I am very pleased to announce that "Gourds and Bottles" was awarded Best in Show at the Richeson 75 Still Life & Floral competition. In addition, "Nest Egg" and "Essentials" were chosen as Finalists for the competition. It has been a good month for Adelaide Street Studio as a whole. My studio mate, Imam Azhari, also won in this competition. His painting entitled "Breaking the Barrier" was awarded First Place in the Oil / Oil Pastel category.
March 27, 2009
"Meditation" was chosen as one of the Top 100 Finalists in the Art Renewal Centre's 2008/2009 International ARC Salon. This prestigious competition received over 1,600 entries from more than 30 countries. To view the ARC Salon's finalists and winners, please visit www.artrenewal.org.
February 27, 2009
I'm proud to announce my participation in the inaugural members' show of the Canadian Society of Realism. The show will be held at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery from April 2 through to May 14, 2009. My studio mate, Kate Stone, will also be participating. For more information about the show and the gallery's location, please visit www.carriergallery.com
February 27, 2009
For those of you interested in checking out The Artists Project, Toronto 2009, the event commences on March 6th through to March 8th. It takes place at the historic Liberty Grand located at 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto. For more information on the show, hours of operation and ticket prices, kindly visit www.theartistproject.com
February 20, 2009
My paintings were featured in the December/January 2009 edition of "S" Magazine based in Europe.
January 23, 2009
I'm happy to announce that I have been invited to join the International Guild of Realism. This international organization highlights the work of some of the best realist artists of today.
January 23, 2009
The Dimasalang III group exhibit both in Vancouver and the Philippines were well received. There were 11 Filipino / Canadian artists who participated in both shows. At the opening of the Philippine exhibit, we were honoured by the presence of Mr. Noli de Castro, Vice President of the Philippines and Mr. Robert Dejardins, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, who both officiated the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the shows.
Oct 20, 2008
I've been selected as a featured artist by EmptyEasel.com, an on-line art magazine / artblog. The article will be available on October 22, 2008.
Oct 20, 2008
As I've mentioned, I will be participating in a group exhibit in Vancouver on November 24th and 25th, 2008. For those of you who are based in Vancouver and have interest in attending, I'm attaching the invitation postcard for your information.
Oct 2, 2008
The Artist Project Toronto has announced the participants for the 2009 show, and yours truly was awarded one of the coveted spots. This exclusive juried exhibition will be held at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, from March 5th through to March 8, 2009. Stay tuned for more information closer to the event.
Sept 14, 2008
The following paintings, Huevos y Jarro and Meditation, were chosen finalists at the Richeson 75 Still Life Competition. In addition, Speckled Eggs was chosen as a meritorious entry. All three paintings will be featured in the Richeson 75 Exhibit Book. Paintings of my fellow artists at the Adelaide Street Studio, Teresa Nice and Katherine Stone, were also included as finalists.
July 30, 2008
I will be participating in the following up-coming exhibitions:
Dimasalang III Group Exhibition
Roundhouse Arts and Community Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia
November 24 & 25, 2008
Dimasalang III Group Exhibit
January 7 – 20, 2009
July 1, 2008
I have just been informed that my drawing, “Spencer”, will be included in Stroke of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow. Also featured in the book is my studio-mate, Kate Stone. The book will be available to the public in 2009.
June 23, 2008
Great News! My drawing, “Jade”, won 1st place under the Dry Media category of the Richeson 75 Portrait and Figures competition. All 75 finalists can be viewed at the Richeson 75 website.
June 18, 2008
I participated at a group exhibit at the opening of Galleria 814. Should you prefer to see my work close up, please visit Gallery 814 located at 814 St. Claire Avenue West, Toronto.
May 15, 2008
My painting “Speckled Eggs” made it as a finalist in the Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Flowers, Gardens, & Still Life competition.
May 10, 2008
The following drawings, “Jade” and “Spencer”, each made finalist at the Richeson 75 Portraiit & Figures Competition. Both will have an opportunity to place in the competition. In addition, my drawing, “Gillian”, was selected as a meritorious entry. All three drawings will be featured in the Richeson 75 Exhibit Book.