Just One Fabulous Summer Show!
There will just be one long summer show, this summer. It will be a combination Juried and Members Show, where members will be assured of having at least one of their submissions accepted in the show. The planned schedule is for the art take-in to be on Sunday, June 30, with the show opening on Thursday, July 4th and running through Sunday, August 25. The opening reception will be on Friday, July 5. The venue is the same as last summer, the Masonic Temple at 232 Main Street, in the center of Great Barrington. The show, like last summer, will be open from Thursday through Sunday, with HVAL members manning the gallery in 2-hour shifts, without the help of a paid gallery sitter this year.
Mia Weiner, who deals in old master drawings, paintings and owned the Pinacoteca Gallery in Bantam, CT along with Tony Antonios, sculptor, National Academician, and popular instructor at the Art Students League, in N.Y.C. have agreed to be the show’s judges.
The prospectus should be finalized and mailed out to members by mid May. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about the show, you can direct them to either the show chair, Walter Bogad, or the show co-chairs, Karen Linden and/or Bev Bourassa.
About the Judges:
Mia Weiner has been in the business of selling old master drawings and oil sketches since 1979 and has regularly held exhibitions in New York since then. She was the forerunner in America of private old master drawings dealers and the first to publish a comprehensive web site of Old Master Drawings.
Until 1994 she mounted exhibitions in her private New York gallery, sometimes theme oriented such as Regarding the Antique as well as
Emilian Drawings 16th – 18th Century, the latter coincided with a paintings exhibition of the same subject at the Metropolitan Museum. She has participated in a number of international fairs since 1990, in New York, London and Parma. Several of these fairs she helped to organize; many times she served on their vetting committees. She also served for a number of years on the board of the Art & Antique Dealers League of America.
Presently she exhibits every January as part of Master Drawings in New York. In Spring 2015, Ms. Weiner opened a gallery called Pinacoteca in Bantam (Litchfield), CT. There she introduced to a new public the beauty and intrique of old master drawings as well as showing 19th and early 20th century oil sketches and paintings, specializing always in Italian works and European artists working in Italy. In addition, exhibitions thus far have included works by living masters: the Irish colorist and painterly painter Kevin McNamara and the Italian landscape and still-life painter Richard Piccolo. Please visit Pinacoteca.us for more information.
Anthony Antonios currently teaches sculpture and drawing classes and workshops at the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Art in New York City, and Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC.
He was born in New York City, a first generation Greek, who as an artist has always felt a strong affinity with the Greek sculptors, in particular those of the 6th and 5th centuries.
His early art training began at the High School of Art and Design in New York where he was influenced by Frank Eliscu. He continued his education at the Pratt Institute, the National Academy of Fine Art, where he studied with EvAngelos Frudakis and Granville Carter, and the Art Students League, studying anatomy and drawing with Robert Beverly Hale and painting with Robert Brackman.
A well-known sculptor, Antonios has exhibited in numerous shows throughout the country and is included in many important collections in the United States and abroad.