Best of Show
Brian’s painting “House Boat City” won Best of Show
at the 19th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit at the Coos
Museum of Art, Coos Bay Oregon. The show runs from
July 13 to September 22. 65 pieces were juried into
the show from hundreds of entries from around the
country. House Boat City was painted “en Plein aire”
on the Mississippi River in Winona, MN.
“By Hand” Video
Brian is the subject of a short, 2 minute video by
filmmaker and photographer Steve Niedorf of Niedorf
www.niedorf.com He’s doing a series on people
from various disciplines who do things with their
hands, thus the title “By Hand”. He talks about
being and becoming a plein air painter and gets a
chance to play the banjo on camera. Check it out at
Mystic Seaport Maritime
Brian’s painting “Point Sur” is included in the
Mystic Seaport Museum’s 33rd Annual Maritime Show in
Mystic, Connecticut. The show runs from September 22
to December 29, 2012. Point Sur was painted plein
air on the mid-coast of California just above Big
Sur and features a dramatic rock formation that was
the cause of many 19th Century shipwrecks.
PBS TV Show “Off 90”
KSMQ TV in Austin, MN did a segment on the Minnesota
Marine Art Museum, one of the best small market
museums in the country. It included me painting and
talking about the museum at about the 18 minute
mark. It's posted on YouTube @
segment starts about 14 minutes into the program. I
hope you check it out.
CAC Gold Medal Show Brian’s small painting “The Old Biffy” is in the 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, April 1 - 22, 2012 at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. This is a really prestigious event and venue by the premier art club in the country. “The Old Biffy” was painted in Door County, Wisconsin and is representative of my sometimes choice in different subject matter. 8 x 6”, oil on canvas in a turn-of-the-Century frame.