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Art Resume of John O'Keefe Jr.

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American Landscape Artist John O'Keefe Jr.

BUSINESS VENTURES

FORMAL ART EDUCATION

  • Art training at Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Art classes through high school (Ron Gagliardi, Charles Luxton, John Cook)
  • Private art lessons with Connecticut artist Kathy Singer
  • Art instruction with New York artist Ann Fucich

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Salmagundi Club of New York, New York
    Member: 2009 - present (Accepted by Jury)
  • Oil Painters of America of Crystal Lake, Illinois
    Member: 2009 - present (Accepted by Jury)
  • Lyme Art Association of Old Lyme, Connecticut
    Associate Member: 2008 - present
  • Mystic Art Association of Mystic, Connecticut
    Associate Member: 2008 - present
  • Landscape Artists International Internet Collective
    Member: 2008- present (Accepted by Jury)
  • Cheshire Art League of Cheshire, Connecticut
    Member: 2008 - 2012, Elected Board Member: 2009 - 2011

HONORS, AWARDS

  • 2009, Lyme Art Association - '17th Annual Associate Artist Exhibit'
    Honor: Selected to be a Featured Artist of the exhibit
  • 2008, Cheshire Art League - 'Annual Visual Arts Exhibit'
    Award Sponsor: Calcagni Associates (certificate & cash prize)
    Judging Artist: Dianne Gorrick
    Winning Painting: 'River Through the Adirondack's'

PRESS, REVIEWS, PUBLICITY

  • 2009, Cheshire Herald - 'Art in Good Taste at Ives Farm' sponsored by Cheshire Land Trust ~ Date: August 27th, 2009
  • 2009, Lyme Art Association - 'LAA's Feature Artist John O'Keefe' by Susan Cornell ~ Date: January, 2009
  • 2008, Record Journal - 'Painting puts beginner into zone' by Jesse Stanley
    Date: September 21, 2008

PRESENTATIONS, ARTICLES

  • 2012, Digital Paint Magazine - 'How to Stretch a Canvas' by John O'Keefe Jr.
    Date: June, 2012
  • 2010, Cheshire Art League - 'Landscape Oil Painting Presentation' by John O'Keefe Jr.
    Date: May 11, 2010
  • 2009, Ezine Articles - 'Varnishing an Oil Painting' by John O'Keefe Jr.
    Date: 2009

GALLERIES

  • 2012-2014, The Mill House Gallery
    5 West Main Street, Chester, Connecticut 06412

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012, The Art Gallery at the Mill House - SOLO Exhibit
    Chester, Connecticut, September 15th - October 21st, 2012
  • 2011, The Art Gallery at the Mill House - SOLO Exhibit
    Chester, Connecticut, April, 2011
  • 2008, Picture Framer & Gallery - SOLO Exhibit
    Cheshire, Connecticut, September 6th - September 30th, 2008

GROUP & JURIED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2010, Cheshire Art League - 'Annual Visual Arts Exhibit'
    Juror: Beth Ellis
    Cheshire, Connecticut, March 20 - April 17, 2010
  • 2010, The Salmagundi Club - '2010 Spring Exhibition and Auction'
    Art Committee: Sharon Way-Howard - Chairman, Thomas Taffe - Vice Chairman, Joseph McGlynn, John Mansueto, David Kassan, Rob Beuzenburg, Charles Bierman, Jacqueline Garrik-Waldman, Elizabeth Spencer, Charles Yoder, Naomi Campbell, Thomas Picard, and Guy Wiggins
    Award Jurors: Robert Pillsbury - Chairman, William Creevy, Timothy Jahn, Mary Anny Heinzen, Alexandra Martin, Emily Trueblood, Carol Kardon, and Michael Hennessy
    Lay Award Jurors: Paul Stockshcleader - Chairman, Dorothy Wiggins, Mame Green, Robert Caines, Joan Forbes, Griff Seymour, and Gloria Sampson-Knight
    New York, New York, March 1 - March 18, 2010
  • 2009, Mystic Art Association - 'The 53rd Regional'
    Juror: Carolina Pedraza
    Mystic, Connecticut, August 7 - September 26, 2009
  • 2009, Salmagundi Club - 'Annual Painting & Sculpture Non-Members Exhibit'
    Selection Jurors: Claudia Seymour, Sharon Way-Howard, Bill Creevy, Bob Mueller, Janet A. Cook, Ellen Buselli, Judy Pestronk, and Chris Ivers
    Award Jurors: Larry Mallory, Rae Smith, and Thomas Valenti
    New York, New York, June 20 - July 10, 2009
  • 2009, Cheshire Art League - 'Annual Visual Arts Exhibit'
    Juror: Power Boothe
    Cheshire, Connecticut, May 6 - June 9, 2009
  • 2009, Society of Creative Arts of Newtown - '39th Annual Spring Juried Art Show'
    Jurors: Claudia Seymour, Thomas Adkins, and Del-Bourree Bach
    Newtown, Connecticut, 2009
  • 2009, Lyme Art Association - 'Spring Painting and Sculpture Exhibition'
    Jurors: Del-Bourree Bach, Terry Oakes Bourret, Catherine Elliott, and Kim Muller-Thym
    Old Lyme, Connecticut, March 6 - April 26, 2009
  • 2009, Lyme Art Association - '17th Annual Associate Artist Exhibit'
    Jurors: Phil Cutting, Bob Gregg, Maryanne Rupp, and Bev Schirmeir
    Old Lyme, Connecticut, January 16 - February 28, 2009
  • 2008, Picture Framer & Gallery - 'Small Works Exhibit'
    Cheshire, Connecticut, December, 2008
  • 2008, Cate Charles Gallery - Group Exhibit
    Stonington, Connecticut, November 2008 - January 2009
  • 2008, Mystic Art Association - 'The 52nd Regional'
    Juror: Susan Swinand
    Mystic, Connecticut, August 8 - September 21, 2008
  • 2008, Lyme Art Association - 'Summer Exhibit'
    Jurors: David Leffel, Sherri McGraw
    Old Lyme, Connecticut, June, 2008
  • 2008, Cheshire Art League - 'Annual Visual Arts Exhibit'
    Juror: Dianne Gorrick
    Cheshire, Connecticut, April 2 - April 30, 2008

SPECIAL EVENTS, CHARITY

  • 2010, Cheshire Nursery - 'Art Show and Sale'
    Event Sponsor: Cheshire Art League
    Cheshire, Connecticut, October 9 - October 19, 2010
  • 2009, Cheshire Nursery - 'Art Show and Sale'
    Event Sponsor: Cheshire Art League
    Cheshire, Connecticut, November 19 - November 22, 2009
  • 2009, Cheshire Land Trust - 'Art in Good Taste at Ives Farm'
    Event Sponsor: Cheshire Land Trust
    Cheshire, Connecticut, August 29, 2009
  • 2008, Lyme Art Association - 'Anything Goes' Art Sale & Festival
    Old Lyme, Connecticut, 2008