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Portrait Painting Workshop- at North Star Art Gallery
December 13, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Join us for this workshop in portraiture and improve your skills in this rewarding and challenging genre of art. Keeler has had a long career as an artist who made portraiture a primary area of his creativity. We will be working from a live model with the focus being on the alla prima portrait, also known as the one-sitting portrait. The seminar is suited for artists working in oil or pastel. Register early to receive a discount at A demo or lecture will happen on Friday evening Dec 13 that is essential for all participants and it is open to spouses, friends or those not enrolled in the course.

Susquehanna, Save the Beauty !
November 9, 2019 - November 9, 2019

****JOIN A PROTEST!! Saturday, November 9 “Susquehanna- Save the Beauty - with Essential Environmental Expedience"- A day of peaceful protest is now set to oppose the LNG, now beginning to be built along US Route 6 east of Wyalusing. The bulldozers are leveling land, obliterating history, destroying pristine beauty, while creating a potential health and public safety debacle. Would you like to be a part and let your voice be heard?- maybe follow the lead of Greata Thunberg and prevent fossil fuels from further contributing to environmental degradation. A day of picketing, starting at 11 am on US Rte 6 near the LNG construction site then finalized later in the afternoon by scholarly presentations, poetry readings and music in the spirit of the troubadours of ecology like Pete Seeger. Convening in downtown Wyalusing at the WCC Community Room on Main at 4pm with music by Irish Crooner Pat Kane. Speakers will address the issues starting around 5 with experts on history, the environment, global climate change and fossil fuels including; Brook Lenker, Katie Faull, Bill McKibben and Vera Scroggins. Well known poet Craig Czury will read from his work on this issue as well.Please join us and contact Brian Keeler to help or to participate- A one day art show of paintings of the Susquehanna will be on display in conjunction with the event in the WCC room facilitated by the Blue Heron Gallery.

Figure Painting Workshop- at North Star Art Gallery
November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Learn about the time horored practice of academic realist figure painting from an award winning artist- Brian Keeler. This weekend will offer you expert instruction from a painter who has made figurative art one of his main subjects over a long career. This workshop is for artists working in oil paint only- as the exercises are designed for this medium Working from a live model the students will work in the studio of the North Star Art Gallery- just east of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Early registration is encouraged to secure your place and to receive a discount on the price. For info and to register go to

Landscape Workshop- at North Star
October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Weekend Seminar for artists working in oil, pastel or acrylics with award-winning artist Brian Keeler, OPA, PSA. Register early - Space is limited. Join us at the North Star Art in Ithaca, NY for a weekend of plein air landscape painting. We have lots of inspiring views including our pond, Victorian House and gardens. Please bring your own photo reference in case of inclement weather. For more info and to register go to Advance registration secures your spot and includes a discount.

End of Summer Soiree- North Star
September 1, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Join us at the North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca- for a closing of the current show of Summer- themed paintings- this Sunday, Sept 1 from 4-7. There will be a garden party too with jazz, swing and blues jamming , so bring your dance shoes and try out the deck for your new steps or favorite moves. Please RSVP at; or ‭(607) 323-7684‬. The gallery is at 743 Snyder Hill Road on the corner of Besemer Hill Road.

Lucent Lakes- New Work of Seneca and Keuka by Brian Keeler
June 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Lucent Lakes- New Work of Seneca and Keuka Lakes by Brian Keeler. This show is presented by the West End Gallery in Corning, NY at the Dr. Konstain Frank Winery, located on the West Side of Keuka lake at 9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840, The show will run through the month of June 2019. For info contact Jesse Gardner at the West End Galley or ‭(607) 936-2011‬. The winery is open daily from 10-5. contact-

Wayne Plein Air Fest- Wayne, PA
May 13, 2019 - June 29, 2019

I will be participating in this great plein air festival near Philadelphia, PA. May 13 to 18, 2019. Look for my work in the two exhibits, one on Wednesday night and one at the end of the festival on Saturday evening at the Wayne Arts Center, 413 Maple Ave, Wayne, PA 19087- The exhibit of all the artists work in the fest will be on display until June 29 ,2019. or 610.688.3553

27th Susquehanna River jam and paint out
June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019

The 27th annual Susquehanna River Trip- This year in Wyoming County, PA again with the Howland Preserve in Vosburg once again our campsite and event location. Join us for paddling, jamming and painting. Dates are tentative (Sat-Sun, June 15-16) so check back about the actual weekend.

The Essence of Plein Air- Painting Workshop with Brian Keeler
May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019

The Plein Air Essence- A workshop with Brian Keeler - for artists working in oil, pastel or acrylic. May 31, June 1 & 2, 2019 - North Star Art Gallery, 743 Snyder Hill Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 Come expand your horizons for painting the landscape from nature (or your own references) on a spring weekend at the lovely grounds of the North Star Art Gallery located just a few miles east of Ithaca, NY. Brian Keeler will share his extensive experience creating award winning landscapes along with all the essential fundamentals of realistic painting. This three-day hands on workshop is $430. Brian will be devoting most of his time to assisting the participants but he will also be painting and demonstrating so as to show many of the aspects of creating a painting or pastel. Check out this short vid of Brian painting at the pond at North Star-

Expressing the Form of Light
April 6, 2019 - May 11, 2019

*In 2019- Brian Keeler will have a one man show at the Crary Art Gallery in Warren, PA. This show will run from April 6th to May 4 with an opening on Saturday April 6 from 5 to 8. This will be a two-artists exhibit with Marie Hines Cowan showing her large figurative paintings. Both painters will give a talk about their work at 7:30 on the night of the opening. The gallery is located at 511 Market Street and can be contacted at

Landscape Workshop
April 27, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Pastel demo 3/25/19, Vestal Library, 7:30 p.m. Pastel Workshop 3/30/19 10-3, Vestal Library Landscape workshop, 4/27/19 10-3, Vestal Library For info on these FASST events contact: Jan Wood 607-797-1719

Pastel Workshop
March 30, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Pastel demo 3/25/19, Vestal Library, 7:30 p.m. Pastel Workshop 3/30/19 10-3, Vestal Library Landscape workshop, 4/27/19 10-3, Vestal Library For info on these FASST events contact: Jan Wood 607-797-1719

Workshops & Demos in Vestal, NY
March 25, 2019 - March 25, 2019

Brian Keeler- demonstrating for A FASST Workshop at the Vestal Library.

Pastel demo 3/25/19, Vestal Library, 7:30 p.m. Pastel Workshop 3/30/19 10-3, Vestal Library Landscape workshop, 4/27/19 10-3, Vestal Library For info on these FASST events contact: Jan Wood 607-797-1719

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