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Face to Face- Interface
December 15, 2010 - April 29, 2011

"Face to Face, Interface" Is a survey exhibit of portraiture in the northeast with poets, painters and sculptors all showing their art at the Blue Heron Gallery in Wyalusing, PA. The show opens on Friday, Dec 17 with a (Face Off) portrait demo where the artists will be painting a lovely woman dressed in exotic belly dancers apparel, or a stately elderly gentleman. Come see the artists at work and learn the secrets and techniques from many accomplished painters. The poets read at 6 and the artists begin at 6:45. The event will be repeated at the closing on Friday, APril 29. $10 admission. For info call 570-746-4922 or

Impressions of Italy
September 1, 2010 - October 29, 2010

"Tiber Sunset Rome" Oil on canvas on panel 18" x 24" This work painted during the September 09 Italy trip will be part of the new show.

Brian Keeler and Tom Wise mark their second two-man show together with this exhibit at the Laura Craig Gallery in Scranton. Tom Wise accompanied Brian to Italy as Keeler led a group of former students from the York Academy of Arts on a cultural tour of Italy in September of 2009. Tom Wise has a new body of work based on the inspiration of that trip and Keeler has works painted on location then and during previous trips. Please join us for an exciting show by these two Pennsylvania artist. For info call 570-963- 7995. The opening reception is First Friday (when all the galleries of Scranton concurrently hold open houses), October 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Call ahead if possible if you plan to attend, as Laura likes RSVP's.

Annual Open House
October 8, 2010 - October 10, 2010

Visit the studio of Brian Keeler as he invites you in to see his recent work. See the beautiful landscapes of the area that Keeler is well-known for as well as still lifes, figurative works and portraits. Get an insight into the creative process as you view works in progress on the various easels upstairs and down. The hours for the weekend are Friday- Oct 8 from noon to 5. Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 5. There are many arts, and dance activities in Wyalusing this weekend with the Festival on Main Street all day on Saturday- Make a weekend of it in the Endless Mountains of PA. The studio is located at 101 School Lane- one block off US 6 - turn at the light on Church St and go one block to School Lane.

Vision of Rhythm-Recent Landscapes and Townscapes
July 5, 2010 - September 24, 2010

"October Creek Light- near Lawton,PA" Oil on canvas on panel 44" x 48"

The Pauly Friedman Gallery at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA will feature the work of Brian Keeler, of Wyalusing, PA in a major one-man-show this summer. The title of the show, "Vision of Rhythm" alludes to the artist's interest in creating and organizing patterns and intervals in the design of his paintings and to seek out these visual rhythms in the landscape and other works. Opening reception for the artist - Wednesday, July 21 from 6-8 to be followed with live jazz by The KEN PEPLOWSKI OCTET outside the gallery- Jazz in July Concert 8:00pm Wachovia Amphitheater- tickets are $15. . For Info call Dona Posatko at 570-674-6250 or A beautiful full color catalog of the show will be available, which is being published by the gallery. The new gallery is located in The Insalaco Hall at 301 Lake Street on the Misericordia Campus. The hours are M-Th 10 to 8, Fri 10 to 5 and Sat-Sun 1 to 5.

Closing Reception at Pauly Friedman Gallery
September 23, 2010 - September 23, 2010

The current show of my recent paintings at The Pauly Friedman Gallery, on the Campus of Misercordia University, in Dallas PA is ending on Sept 24. The gallery is hosting a special closing reception on Thursday evening, September 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. I will be conducting a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m., which will include my own reflections on the painting process where I will relate anecdotal stories about the creation of these paintings. It will be a fun and informal evening with light refreshments. The work looks really great in this beautiful gallery, so, if you have not been in to see this show, please consider stopping by for this special evening. A beautiful full-color show catalog is available. For information contact- Brian Benedetti- Gallery Director Dona Posatko- Gallery Assistant Pauly Friedman Art Gallery 301 Lake Street, Misericordia University Insalaco Hall Dallas, PA 18612 570- 674-6250

Painters' Workshop in Canton,PA
August 4, 2010 - August 5, 2010

A two-day workshop on Wednesday, August 4 and Thursday, August 5 in Canton, PA for painters who work in oil or acrylic. For information contact- (Kathleen Nelsen) at 570- 673-3985 or The workshop location is: Manley/Bohlayer Heritage Farm- 141 East Canton Crossroads- Canton, PA 17724

Topography of Light
June 11, 2010 - July 31, 2010

"Keuka November Sky" Oil on canvas 40" x 46"

An exhibit of recent work by Brian Keeler along with a workshop for painters who work in oil, acrylic or pastel. Contact the art center to register for the workshop. The exhibit opens on Friday, June 11 ( the artist will not be attending due to a previous engagement.) The workshop however, will open with a demonstration and lecture on Friday, July 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. The classes will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 10,11 from 9 to 4 and held at the beautiful lake side retreat facility known as The Sunny Point center, which is located south of Penn Yan on RTE 54 at 868 East Lake Drive. For information about the exhibit or to purchase art, contact the gallery at: Yates County Arts Center 119 East Elm St Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-8226

18th Annual Suquehanna River Trip
July 17, 2010 - July 18, 2010

At the mouth of the Towanda Creek- I Get by with a little help from a friend

The 18th Annual Artists and Musicians (and others) canoe/kayak trip on the Susquehanna River in Bradford County, PA between Ulster and Wyalusing will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 17th and 18th. We depart around noon from the bridge in Ulster, PA (just off US RTE 220) with a leisurely paddle down to the mouth of the Towanda Creek, one mile past the RTE 6 bridge. We camp there for the night and paint or play music around the campfire. Arrangements are made to leave instruments and other valuables nearby. The next day we take the long and beautiful paddle down to the Terrytown access point to finish. There is no cost, just bring your own boat and gear or save yourself the hassle and rent from Dave and Melody Buck at Endless Mountain Outfitters in Sugar Run, PA. Call them to reserve you stuff and arrange for delivery/pickup at 570-746-9140 or Come for just either day or the weekend- either way it is lots of fun and on one of the most beautiful sections of river in the northeast! The distance is about 25 miles in all and the river is good for paddlers of all levels as it is mostly calm and easy flowing with some rapids.

When Life is Still
May 7, 2010 - June 30, 2010

"White Heron Still Life" Oil on canvas 47" x 41" This painting will be part of the exhibit at Laura Craig's Gallery in Scranton, PA. A full color print of this painting is available, Commemorating the Everhart Museum Retrospective- $100.

"When Life is Still" the still life exhibit featuring 13 regional artists, which originated at the Blue Heron Gallery, will reopen at the Laura Craig Gallery, 307 Linden in Scranton on First Friday, May 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit was curated by Brian Keeler and features a full color catalog with an essay by Keeler. The catalog also includes accompanying poems by several regional poets. The exhibit remains up until June 30. For info call 570-963- 7995 or

Italian Art Sojourn
May 24, 2010 - June 3, 2010

Painting in Florence- Sept 09, Piazza at Ospedale dei Innocenti

Italian Art Sojourn May 24, 2010 - June 3, 2010 Study Art in Italy this Spring with Brian Keeler. The ten-day workshop is the fifth such art instruction in Italy by Keeler and will feature figure painting instruction from a model on several mornings and landscape painting with work done plein aire in the beautiful Umbrian land each day. The workshop is focused on oil painting techniques (especially for the figure) and pastel or acrylic. The workshop is well suited for seasoned artists who wish to improve and gain new insights or for those new to painting. A free brochure is available. We stay at Acquaviva Agritourismo near the medieval town of Todi and the food is beyond description. A swimming pool, trips to visit great works of art in Florence, Rome and little towns of Umbria add to this incredible educational excursion. Call today as space is limited. The fee of $2,950 includes the workshop, the accomodations, amazing meals, all ground transportation, visits to museums and more. Air fare not included. Brian Keeler 570-746-1187

The Light in Dance Art
April 25, 2010 - May 25, 2010

"Cafe Lena Flamenco- Saratoga Springs, NY" Oil on linen 30" x 40"

Linda Graves Art Salon presents- The Dance Art of Brian Keeler & Karen Kucharski Open house Sunday April 25 from 1-4 pm Please join us for an exciting show of inspiring art, paintings and prints of various dance forms along with other subjects. Linda Graves, Art Salon is easily found at: 5236 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington DC. (Across street from Sibley Hospital, parking in neighborhood behind house. ) RSVP appreciated to linda graves, email Dancing on Linda's new deck on Sunday- come and kick up your heels, have some refreshments and enjoy the art!! Work also can be viewed by appt or online at: and Call Linda Graves at 202-468-2303

The Northeast Landscape Recent Pastels & Oils
April 2, 2010 - May 3, 2010

"Summer River Clouds- Wyalusing,PA" Pastel on paper 24' x 30"

Java, Juice & Art Cafe
125 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA

Opening Reception: Friday, April 2 - from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This exhibit will feature large and mid-size pastel paintings of the landscapes of Pennsylvania and New York State. These works along with some figure and landscapes in oil will round out the show. Many of these pastels and oils were painted on location in the manner of plein-air impressionist artists, and others are studio pieces. There will also be few works inspired by his trips to Italy where he has conducted painting classes.

Brian Keeler has been a signature member of the Pastel Society of America for over 20 years and his work has received many awards during a career than spans 30 years. Some examples may viewed with other information at For information and sales; contact Mary Farr, Gallery Director at

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