Friday, November 12, 2010

Just Up the Road (Lynn Woods) - recent painting


This is a recent piece of Lynn Woods, which is as the title would suggest: "Just up the Road (Lynn Woods)"

Lynn Woods is 2200 acres of woods, water and small fields offering a plethora of beautiful views and vistas, including the Boston skyline, Atlantic Ocean, and other awesome sites, both near and far.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paint the Parks Touring Exhibition include's Jeff's work


Greetings all,

Received a bit of good news recently regarding my painting "Resurrection (Houck's Ridge) Gettysburg National Military Park" as it has been selected as part of the Paint the Parks 2010 Touring Exhibition.

The piece will tour the USA for a year as part of the exhibit, which opened October 1, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Old Courthouse Gallery where the infamous Dred Scott trial occurred. Other venues that will host this exhibition include the Kolb Gallery, Grand Canyon, Arizona, and the Courthouse Galleries in Portsmouth, Virginia. A full schedule as well as images of the pieces selected for this exhibition can be seen by visiting the above link. Below is the official press release.

Thanks as always for your support.

Artistically yours,
Jeff

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Rod Seel, PaintAmerica Exec. Director
For immediate release 816.806.3340
Terry Weber, National Park Service,
Old Courthouse; 314-655-1717

“Paint The Parks” National Touring Exhibition Returns to the Old Courthouse
PaintAmerica Association, a national non-profit organization to support the visual arts, will be exhibiting the Paint the Parks100 at the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, MO. The exhibit runs from October 1, 2010 to January 9, 2011. Paint the Parks is a national touring exhibition of contemporary representative paintings by some of the top artists in the world, depicting America’s National Parks. The exhibit is organized by PaintAmerica, a Topeka, Kansas-based, organization to support and promote the visual arts and artists. As one of the leading traveling exhibitions in America, it features the works of many of the country’s most recognized contemporary artists, as well as several talented emerging artists. The exhibit is created annually from a national juried artists’ competition, and includes the 100 highest scoring pieces from nearly a thousand total submissions. The show can also be viewed online at www.paintamerica.org

The exhibit at the Old Courthouse will include the Grand Prize Purchase Award painting by Will Maller of Los Altos, CA, depicting Yosemite National Park. Other major juror award winners included in the exhibit are Thomas Schaller’s "Great Hall – Ellis Island"; William Silver’s "Feather Display"; and Brian Slawson’s “Spring on the Yellowstone River.” The Paint The Parks exhibit features many different mediums and illustrates a variety of regional painting styles. The showing represents the third time the Old Courthouse has hosted this popular national exhibit. Past shows have traveled around the country to venues in St. Louis, the Chicago area, Shreveport, the Grand Canyon, West Palm Beach, Topeka, and St. George, UT.

The Old Courthouse is part of the National Park Services' Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (JNEM), which includes the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. Visitors to the Old Courthouse can also tour restored courtrooms and history galleries, as well as learn about the historic Dred Scott trial and other significant cases that took place in the building. The site is located at 11 North Fourth Street in downtown St. Louis, MO and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is free.

PaintAmerica was established to support and promote the arts, with a goal of providing scholarship opportunities for young artists, while providing a premiere, national showcase for the country’s most notable artists, as well as upcoming emerging artists. “We are delighted to partner with the Old Courthouse and the National Park Service,” stated Rod Seel, Executive Director of PaintAmerica. “This is a unique exhibit venue, with the paintings hung around the magnificent rotunda on multiple levels, and we’re proud to bring this terrific exhibit to St. Louis once again.”


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pastels by Invitation - 2010

Just wanted to drop a quick note about a national invitational only exhibit that includes my work. Hopefully if you get down to Cape Cod in Massachusetts over the next month you will be able to check out the show. Below is a brief description of the show as published on the Pastel Journal website. Can't make it? Then check out the link to see works included in the exhibit. Thanks as always for supporting my work.

Artistically yours,
Jeff

The "Pastels By Invitation" show at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, Mass., exhibits paintings by a select group of nationally recognized artists. The knockout show features work by 52 pastel artists including, Jeff Fioravanti, Frank Federico, Alan Flattmann, Albert Handell, Anne Heywood, Christine Ivers, Kim Lordier, Rosalie Nadeau, Maggie Price, Fred Somers, Sally Strand, Urania Christy Tarbet, Duane Wakeham, Jimmy Wright, and many other acclaimed painters.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

M.E.G. Foundation Celebration to feature artist Jeff Fioravanti

On May 20th, 5;00 - 7:30 PM I will be exhibiting a selection of works (pastel and oils) at the Marleah E. Graves building, formerly The Cliftondale School, in Saugus. Massachusetts, as part of the The MEG Foundation celebration. For those unfamiliar with this group, they are attempting to create a cultural center in Saugus. There will be music provided by the Saugus High Jazz Band and the Rosewood Strings as well as light refreshments. A portion of any sales of my artwork for the evening will go back to the MEG Foundation. Come one, come all, and celebrate the arts in Saugus!!

Artistically yours,
Jeff

Thursday, October 22, 2009

“Art Blog Keeps Morgan Elementary School Art Class in Touch with Massachusetts Artist”

Lynn, MA (October 13, 2009) – for just about a month now, the students of Ms Rahrig’s art class at Morgan Elementary School in Hamilton, Ohio have had the unique opportunity to ask questions of artist Jeff Fioravanti, a nationally recognized and award winning pastel artist from Lynn, Massachusetts.

How does an artist from Massachusetts become part of an art class at an elementary school in Ohio?

“As a visual artist with a web site, I receive a number of queries through my contact page” mentioned artist Jeff Fioravanti. “Now the down side to that is you also get a lot of spam and scams, I want to buy your painting, please ship it to my home in South Africa, etc., etc., and so you have to be skeptical at times when you open up those web site queries” added Jeff.

“Sometimes though, you get something that is rather unique and special. I’ve gotten contacts from relatives whom I had never met, developed friendships and perhaps the most interesting thus far has been the contact from Ms. Jenna Rahrig, the art teacher at Morgan Elementary” commented Mr. Fioravanti.

“This is my 4th year teaching and I decided 3 years ago to name my tables in my class after an important artist” stated Ms. Rahrig.

“I started off using artists such as Picasso, Degas, Pollock etc. The students would at sometime during the school year, ask me if the artists were still alive and I always had to reply with a no. So last year, I taught my 4th grade class about 6 different Ohio Artists since the students study Ohio History in Social Studies” added Jenna.

“This year I decided to combine my "Happy Birthday to the Artist of the Month" bulletin board with my classroom tables. One day I was looking on the internet for this project and http://arthistory.about.com/od/artistsbdays/l/bl_feb.htm when I found Jeff’s name listed” continued the art teacher. “I investigated him and his work further and decided he was the type of artist that I wanted to share with my students. As part of that project, I started an art blog where the students, parents and staff can ask questions of Jeff” continued Ms. Rahrig.

“So far, I think it has been a most enjoyable and informative manner in which to involve the kids in art, and get them to talk to and receive answers to their art questions from a real life artist” added Jenna.

Ms. Rahrig is in her fourth year teaching art to grades 1-5 at the Morgan Elementary School, 3427 Chapel Road, Hamilton, Ohio.

Jeff Fioravanti, who is listed in "Who's Who in American Art" and “Who’s Who in America,” is a member of several nationally recognized and respected art associations. Possessing signature membership in three of the most prestigious pastel societies in America including, “The Pastel Society of America, New York, NY”, “The Connecticut Pastel Society, Meriden, CT” and “The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Barnstable, MA”, the artist is noted for his common man, evocative and touching treatment of his subjects. He especially continues to gain notoriety for his series of works featuring the pristine landscapes important to the foundation of our nation including the “Hallowed Ground” of America’s Civil War.

For additional information about the artist, please visit his web site at http://www.fioravanti-fineart.com, or contact him via phone at 781-595-5961. Additional information may also be obtained by visiting, A.R.A. Gallery, S. Hamilton, MA, Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH, and T.L.G.U.T.S., Lynn, MA.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jeff receives two awards at National Juried exhibit in New Hampshire

On Saturday, September 19, 2009, The Pastel Society of New Hampshire opened its 2009 National Juried Show “It’s Pastel” at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery, 8 Islington Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More than 250 works were submitted for inclusion in the exhibition, of which 77 were selected.

The event was attended by approximately 100 artists and their families, friends, members of the New Hampshire group, and many arts patrons. The evening was capped by the presentation of nearly $6,000 in awards, consisting of artist products and cash. The exhibition will conclude on October 19, 2009, and the gallery is open for viewing seven days a week from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

I was fortunate to have two pieces of my work selected for the show, and even more fortunate to have both receive awards. “Summer Repose (Belfast, Maine)” received the Richeson Pastel Award, a product award of Unison Pastels, while my second piece “Late Afternoon Surf (Bass Rock / Gloucester, MA)” received a cash award which was donated by The Vermont Pastel Society.

It was a nice evening, enjoyed and shared with family and friends. I met many new people and look forward to their friendship. If you get the opportunity, please visit the gallery and check out my work as well as the work of many of the other fine artists included in the show.

As always, thanks for your support, and hope to see you out and about in 2009 and beyond.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ohio Elementary School Honors Artist Jeff Fioravanti for Upcoming School Year

I'm pleased to announce that the Morgan Elementary School in Hamilton, Ohio has honored me as one of six living artists the school will study in their weekly art class for the 2009-2010 school year.

Now one might wonder, how does an artist from Massachusetts become part of an art class at an elementary school in Ohio?


Well, as a visual artist with a web site, I receive a number of queries through my contact page.Now the down side to that is you also get a lot of spam and scams, so you have to be skeptical at times when you open up those queries.


Sometimes though, you get something that is rather unique and special. I’ve gotten contacts from relatives whom I had never met, developed friendships and perhaps the most interesting thus far has been the contact from Ms. Jenna Rahrig, the art teacher at Morgan Elementary.

When I queried Ms. Rahrig back, this is what she had to say:


“This is my 4th year teaching and I decided 3 years ago to name my tables in my class after an artist. I started off using artists such as Picasso, Degas, Pollock etc. But the students always asked me if the artists were still alive and I always had to reply with a no. So last year, I taught my 4th grade class about 6 different Ohio Artists since the students study Ohio History in Social Studies.

This year however I decided to combine my "Happy Birthday to the Artist of the Month" bulletin board with my classroom tables. I was looking on the internet and http://arthistory.about.com/od/artistsbdays/l/bl_feb.htm when I found your name listed. I investigated further and decided that Jeff was the type of artist that I wanted to share with my students.


And so, the artist from Lynn goes to Ohio to be admired, at least for this year, by 350 grade school children. A nice gig if you can get it! I am certainly happy to be a part of their school year! Thanks for the support, and hope to see you on the painting trail/scene soon.