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METRO MONTAGE XIX: MARIETTA COBB MUSEUM OF ART


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Marietta Cobb Museum of Art: Marietta, Georgia

Metro Montage XIX  
July 13 - Sept 8, 2019

“Confrontation Friendly“ is currently showing in Metro Montage XIX. This juried exhibition featured works from contemporary fine art professionals whose works emphasize the diversity within our nation's culture. The Museum further aims to represents the caliber and breadth of work being created throughout the United States today, boasting an impressive array of artistic media, style and subject matter.

DRAWN 2018: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY DRAWING


MANIFEST Gallery: Cincinnati, Ohio

MANIFEST Gallery: Cincinnati, Ohio

Both works the 'Midnight Draftsman' and 'Natalie in Profile' are seen along side these exceptional drawings in the 2018 DRAWN: International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, held at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center. 

Special thanks to the jurors, Manifest staff and director Jason Franz for including my works in this years exhibition.  This is a must see gallery for anyone in the greater Cincinnati area, currently showcasing a distinctly unique array of contemporary drawing approaches.  The exhibition closes on May 18. 

RARE GLIMPSE: A COLLECTION OF WORKS ON PAPER


Freehold Art Gallery: Freehold, NJ

Freehold Art Gallery: Freehold, NJ

Featured within an intimate exhibition space in the heart of downtown Freehold, New Jersey, Rare Glimpse: A Collection of Works on Paper, was received with a tremendous response.  An eventful month bustling with visitors, it was a pleasure to converse with everyone in attendance at last months reception. Special thanks to the many friends, family and collectors for their support.

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MAIN STREET ARTS: SMALL WORKS | A NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION


Main Street Arts Gallery: Clifton Springs, NY

Main Street Arts Gallery: Clifton Springs, NY

In Tune: Ayana in profile is currently on display at Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, New York.  This group exhibition showcases a national roster of artists with varied specialties. This impressive small works installation will remain on display until January 2018.   

RICHESON 75 INTERNATIONAL | FIGURE AND PORTRAIT EXHIBITION 2017


Richeson Gallery: Kimberly, WI

Richeson Gallery: Kimberly, WI

A true gem in the heart of Wisconsin's Fox Valley, The Jack Richeson Gallery is holding the Richeson75 International, currently exhibiting an impressive collection of works by a roster of contemporary realists working in both figure and portrait.  It was a pleasure to be included with this years finalists and converse with the participating artists, wonderful staff and owners during the reception event.  The show will remain open to the public until December 9, 2017.

MONMOUTH MUSEUM | JURIED WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION


Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

The Golden Scandal is currently featured in The Monmouth Museum's Juried Watercolor Exhibition, Traditional to Modern.  

Duplicity cloaked in eroticism, a well-executed plan in high stakes operations.  Alluring in her every movement, reptilian markings camouflage a prominent stiletto designed to directly penetrate.

- R. Derrick

Using a combination of self-directed photography, life observation and archived source materials,  The Golden Scandal was intended to personify fashionable accessory beyond narrative still life.  After a series of successful color studies were executed, the desired proportions were drawn freehand onto a final piece of hot pressed watercolor paper.  Delicate graphite contours were refined to set the framework for a multi-layering technique of gouache, ink and aquarelle pencil.

MONTSERRAT GALLERY | INSPIRED VIEWS: GROUP EXHIBITION


Monserrat Gallery: Beverly, Massachusetts

Monserrat Gallery: Beverly, Massachusetts

It was a privilege to meet Juror, Ethan Berry, also Senior Seminar Coordinator and Professor of Fine Arts at Montserrat College of Art.  I was honored to be acknowledged in his statement during the reception event and further selected for a Jurors Prize among an impressive roster of studio art professionals.

Entitled "At Attention," this work conveys a sense of emergence, and was completed in connection with a more comprehensive portrait in oil. The softer modeling within the anatomy contrasts a firmer demeanor, as the subject asserts herself within an atmospheric space. Portrayed in a classical composition, her natural posture couples the literal military elements while complimenting the absolute strengths of women in the arts.

- R. Derrick

MONMOUTH MUSEUM - NILSON GALLERY | MEMBERS MINIATURES: BIG ART IN SMALL PACKAGES


Monmouth Museum - Nilson Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

Monmouth Museum - Nilson Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

The Monmouth Museum exhibits a diverse collection of small works in their Members Miniature: Big Art in Small Packages, opening. All works will be on display in the Nilson Gallery until March 12, 2017.

A miniature portrait with a grand persona, “Center Stage” spotlights the authentic talent and confidence of natural performers. Poised and direct, the subject engages her audience with little more than a gaze, as she emerges through the overhead lighting to reveal her presence. Using a combination of self directed photography and observational sketches, this portrait was directly executed onto a toned sketch book page. A soft application of graphite powder provided the base structure and underdrawing for the built up of carbon and graphite pencils. Selected areas were further heightened with white charcoal.

- R. Derrick

MONMOUTH MUSEUM | MAIN GALLERY: JURIED PORTRAIT EXHIBITION


Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

The Monmouth Museum showcased a roster of both national and international artists, as they selected a diverse array of works for their 2015 Juried Portrait Exhibition. The main gallery hosted a truly eventful evening, as the opening reception featured a wonderful collection of mixed media fine art works, paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures.  Derrick's drawing entitled The Inner Child, features an exquisite model rendered in charcoal and poised in innocence.

This group exhibition will remain on display until November 20, 2015.