Show dates: June 3 - September 10, 2021
SUMMER SQUARED: An invitational of Great Proportions
A sizzling hot art event this summer! Gallery 14 will feature an exhibit of small work by artists near and far. All work in the show will measure 12" X 12" in total. The creative options are endless and the art will inspire you.
ARTISTS: The show, which will be curated, will feature 2D art on 12” X 12” X 1.5” canvases displayed together as an integrated installation. Show dates are June through September 2021 to take advantage of four First Friday Gallery Strolls during our summer gallery schedule.
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OUR JUDGE: Barry Shapiro
Barry Shapiro is a graduate of Pratt Institute (BFA in painting and printmaking) where he studied with internationally renowned artists such as James Grashow, Vasilios Toulis, Rudolph Baranik and Audrey Flack. He spent two years working as a cosmetic art restorer, later using these learned skills to advance his personal artistic vision. He travelled extensively through the United States, Europe and Asia and cites these experiences as major influences on his art.
Working as an illustrator, he designed book and magazine covers, corporate materials and was a regular contributor to New York Magazine, the New York Times and Travel and Leisure. His advertising clients included many of the top ad agencies in New York.
In the 1980’s he segued to a second career as a producer and director of TV commercials and programming, winning numerous awards including an Emmy and a Clio. He also worked occasionally as an art director and copywriter, developing successful product launches for Fortune 500 companies. He is most proud of the many pro-bono projects for charitable causes such as New York City Relief for the Homeless, the 52nd Street Project, the Starlight Foundation, The New Jersey Sharing Network and The Coalition for the Homeless.
All the while he developed a very personal art using pastels, acrylics and oils. His portraits and abstract landscapes have been featured in several exhibits including the Nathan B. Rosen Museum Gallery (Boca Raton, FL), Gallery Pelar (Greenport, NY), Landmark Gallery (Kingston, NY), Galerie Nouvelle (New York, NY), T.J. Smith Gallery (Greenport, NY), and more recently at The Center For Spiritual Care and the Community Church Narthex Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida. He is represented in numerous private collections.
He continues his dual interest in both film and art: teaches classes in painting, drawing and creative thinking and is the author of a screenplay about the French artist Suzanne Valadon. Barry resides in Vero Beach, Florida with his wife Patricia Miles.