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Brian Keeler Resumé

Selected Awards

Best Plein Air Oil Painting- Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Salon, Winter 2016
John Arnot Sr. Ward for Oil Painting, Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY, Regional Exhibit, Spring 2016
Top Award for Oil Painting, Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA, Focus Regional Exhibit, Spring 2016
Burchen Memorial Award, Cooperstown National Exhibit, Cooperstown, NY, Summer 2014
Merit Award, One of three top awards, Roberson Museum Regional Exhibit, Summer 2011
Best of Show- Regional Exhibit-Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY - Summer 2009 
Best of Show- "A Sense of Place- Regional Exhibit" Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA- Spring 2009
Best of Show- "Inspired by the Susquehanna Exhibit" Cultural Council of Luzerne County- WIlkes-Barre,PA - Fall 2008
Best of Show- Regional Exhibit- Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY- Summer 2008
Best of Show- Regional Exhibit-EMCA Gallery, Tunkhannock, PA-Summer 2007
Best of Show- Regional Exhibit. Williamsport-Lycoming Arts Council-Spring 2005
Wright Memorial Award for Oil Painting- Cooperstown National Exhibit, Cooperstown,NY – Summer 2004
First Place- Williamsport-Lycoming Arts Council, Williamsport, PA, Spring 2003
Best of Show-,Williamsport-Lycoming Arts Council Williamsport, PA Spring 2002
Best of Show- Regional exhibit, EMCA Gallery, Tunkhannock, PA Spring 2001
Best of Show- Northeastern Regional, Scranton, PA October, 2000
Grumbacher Award- Cooperstown National Exhibit, CooperstownNYJuly 1998
Best Of Show- 64th Regional Exhibit, Arnot  Museum, Elmira, NY March 1997
Best of Show- Regional Exhibit juried by Hilton Kramer, Wyoming Seminary Kingston, PA, April 1996
Best of Show- River Reflections Exhibit, Susquehanna Studio, Uniondale, PA October 1996
Second Place Award- Regional Exhibit, Marywood University, Scranton, PA -July/1994
Second Place Award-Regional Exhibit, Afa Gallery, Scranton, PA, - April1994
Evelyn and Seymore Graham Award- Regional Exhibit, Hazleton Art League April, 1994
First Place, Regional Pastel Exhibit, Tioga Arts Space, Owego,NY September 1992
Van Brunt Memorial Award, Arnot Museum, Regional Exhibit, Elmira, NY April 1992
Akzo Salt of the Earth Award, Regional Exhibit,Waverly Comm, Waverly, PA October 1990
Best of Show- Roberson Mueum, Holiday Exhibit, Binghamton, NY September 1990
Windsor-Newton Award, Preserving our Natural Resources Exhibit, American Artist Magazine, May 1990
First Place in Oil, Purchase Award, July Fest, Binghamton, NY, July 1990
Boscov Award, Hazelton Art League Regional Exhibit, May 1990
Merit Award, Roberson Museum, Susquehanna Regional Exhibit, Binghamton, NY, October 1980
Best of Show, First Place in Oil, Second Place Pastel, Juul Fest, Binghamton, NY July 1988
Frank H. Walser Award, Hazleton Art League Regional Exhibit, May 1988
S.F. Izard Award, Arnot Museum, Regional Exhibit, March 1988
Best of Show and Purchase Award, July Fest, Binghamton, NY July 1986
Best of Show, Harrisburg Art Fest, Harrisburg, PA June 1986
Third Place in Oil, Susquehanna Regional, Selinsgrove, PA June 1986
First Place in Oil, 15th Annual Groton Art Show, Groton, NY, August 1985
First Place in Graphics and Grumbacher Award for Painting, Finger Lakes Exhibit, Cayuga Museum of History and Art, Auburn, NY, August 1985
First Place in Oil, Hammondsport Art Show, Hammondsport, NY, July 1985
Best Oil Purchase Award, Arts in the Park, Elmira, NY, May 1985
First Place in Oil, Downtown Harvest Arts Festival, Lancaster, PA October 1984
First Place in Oil, 14th Annual Groton Art Show, Groton, NY, August 1984
Best of Show, Ithaca Art Association Regional Exhibit, August 1984
Honorable Mention, Finger Lakes Exhibit, Cayuga Museum of History and Art, Auburn, NY, July 1984
Museum Award, 51st Regional Exhibit, Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY May 1984
Best of Show, Ithaca Art Association Regional Exhibit, August 1983
Purchase Prize, Arts in the Park, Elmira, NY, May 1983
Certificate of Merit, Roberson Museum Holiday Arts Fest, Binghamton, NY September 1983
Purchase Prize for Oil, Arts in the Park, Elmira, NY, May 1982

Selected Exhibits

Laura Craig Gallery- Scranton, PA- “Celtic Coastlines & Hebridian Highlands, Paintings of Scotland and Ireland by Brian Keeler” December 2017
Rodger LaPelle Gallery- Philadelphia, PA – “Lucent Elixir, Recent work of Brian Keeler”, July and August 2017
The Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA- “The Nature of Light, The Light of Nature”- August 2017
The West End Gallery, Corning, NY- “Recent Work by Brian Keeler”, March 2017
Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY- “Heliodelic Topography, Recent Explorations of Sun-Drenched Forms by Brian Keeler” June 2106 to January 2017
Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA- “Hibernian Studies, plein air work from Ireland by Brian Keeler”, December 2016 to January 2017
Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA- “The Ineluctable Modality of the Visible” March and April 2016
Titus Gallery, Ithaca, NY- “The Sprit of Lake Light”, November to December 2016
Laura Craig Gallery and the AFA Gallery in Scranton, PA- “Lumen Picturae,” two concurrent shows August 2015
Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA –“Luminous Liaisons, Recent Paintings of Brian Keeler”, March 2015
Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg, PA- “Plein Air of France and Italy”, Two-artists show with Simone Roy, November 2015
West End Gallery, Corning, NY- “Recent Work of Brian Keeler”, September 2014
Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA –“Topography of Light”, August 2014
Rodger Lapelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA- “Luminous Nature- Recent work of Brian Keeler”, March 2014
The Quiet Life Gallery, Lambertville, NJ- “Vedute Italiani, Italian Views by Brian Keeler” November to December 2013
Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA- “Two Artists Show with Tom Wise”, November and December 2013
West End Gallery, Corning, NY “Recent work by Brian Keeler”, September 2013
Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA- “Painterly Pursuits by Brian Keeler”, March 2013
Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton, NY- “More Than Nude, Recent Figurative Work of Brian Keeler”, September and October 2011
West End Gallery, Corning, NY- Three Artists Show with Brian Hart and Bridgett Bossart VanOterloo, September 2012
Titus Gallery, Ithaca, NY- “The Light of Summer”, July and August 2012
Titus Gallery, Ithaca, NY- “Lake Light”, October and November 2011
Gmeiner Art Center Gallery, Wellsboro, PA – “Topography of Light”, January and February 2011
Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA- “The Light of Italy”, A two-man show with Tom Wise, September and October 2010
Pauly Friedman Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA – “A Vision of Rhythm, Recent Townscapes and Landscapes by Brian Keeler”, July to September 2010
Yates County Art Center Gallery, Penn Yan, NY- “Topography of Light”- June and July 2010
Titus Gallery, Ithaca, NY- “Light on the Land”, December 2009 to March 2010
Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA- “When Life is Still, group show- Part Two”, May to June 2010
Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA- National Juried Figurative Competition- Autumn 2009 
Atomic Tom's Gallery, Binghamton, NY- One-Man Show- August 2009 
West End Gallery, Corning, NY- Two-Man Show with Jim Ramsdell- Spring 2009 
Lizza Gallery , Tunkhannock, PA- Two-Man Show with Tom Wise- Summer 2008
West End Gallery, Corning NY- One- Man-Show. March-Aril 2007
West End Gallery, Corning, NY - March, April 2005-Two artist show
Titus Gallery- Ithaca, NY,  March 2005- Recent Paintings of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes, One Man Show
Auradell Gallery at the Stroudsmoor Inn, Stroudsburg, PA, September 2004, One Man Show
Liedenfrost Gallery- Hector, NY- September 2004 - Recent paintings of the Finger Lakes and Ithaca, One Man Show
Career Retrospective, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA - Two Generations of Pennsylvania Regionalist Painting - A father and son show of William and Brian Keeler Spring 2004
Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA - One Man Show, “Plein Aire Studies and Studio transformations” Oct/Nov 2003
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY - Two Artist Show- July/2002
Laura Craig Gallery at Skytop - One Man Show - Summer/2002
Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY - “American Painters - Group Show”- April/2002
EMCA Gallery, Tunkhannock, PA - One Man Show- March/2002
Central Market Art Gallery, Lancaster, PA - “The Art of Influence”- Two teachers, two students from The York Academy of Arts, 25 years later- November/2000
West End Gallery, Corning, NY - Two Artist Show- July/2000
Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA - One Artist Show- March/2000
Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA - One Artist Show- June/1997
Just Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY - One Artist Show- April/1996
Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA - One Artist Show-March1996
Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA - One Artist Show- January/1996
Elmira College, Elmira, NY - Two Artist Show- November/1995
Hazleton Art League Gallery, Hazleton, PA - One Artist Show- November/1994
Dewire Center, Eagles Mere, PA - Two Artist Show- August/1994
Tioga Art Space, Owego, NY - One Artist Show- March/1994
Everson Museum, Café Gallery, Syracuse, NY -One Artist Show- January/1994

Selected Portrait and Mural Commissions

Mural - Nine-Panel 80 foot mural for the Mount Airy lodge in the Poconos- Autumn 2007
Billboard Design - Work of art for a billboard promoting tourism – The Arts of the SouthernFinger Lakes, Inc. Corning, NY
Oil Portrait – Kenneth S. WilliamsJune/2002
Oil Portrait – Judge Max Rosen November1999
Oil Portrait – Max Gannon March/1999
Oil Portrait – Judge Carlan O’Malley February/1999
Oil Portrait – Judge John Cottone  Scranton, PA – June1998
Oil Portrait – Dr. Karl Peterson Autumn, 1992
Dr. Peterson served as mayor of Wyalusing and was the community doctor for over 30 years.
Oil Mural – Tuscarora Wayne Insurance June1987
A 20-foot mural depicting the history of company for their board room.
Oil Portrait – Marion Munley May1986
Mrs., Munley served as a Representative in the Pennsylvania State Assembly.
Oil Portraits – Six Lackawanna County Judges Winter, 1985-86
Individual Portraits of the following judges now hang in the Courthouse in Scranton, PA:
Daniel Penetar, Edwin Kosik, Richard Conaboy, Otto Robinson, John Sirotnak, Edward Murphy.
Oil Portrait – Eugene Maris January/1985
Mr. Maris is a bank president in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Oil Portrait – Judge Evan Williams July/1983
Judge Williams formerly presided over Bradford County Court, Towanda, PA.
Oil Portrait – Mr. and Mrs. Michel Roux January/1983
Mr. Roux is president of Carillon Importers New York City.
Oil Portrait – Mr. Al Singer September/1982
Mr. Singer is the former president of Carilon Importers of New York City
Oil Portrait – Rev. Norman Robinson August/1981
Reverend Robinson served as a leader in the Presbyterian Church and the Wyalusing community.
Oil Mural – Village Scenes January/1979
An 18-foot mural depicting Wyalusing, commissioned by the Peoples State Bank for their lobby.
Oil Portrait – Mr. David Turner January/1978
Mr. Turner is a former newspaper editor and a Representative to the Pennsylvania State Assembly.
Oil Portrait – Susan McDonald September/1978
Ms. McDonald is a world-renowned harpist and principal harpist at Julliard School in New York.
Oil Portrait – Rev. Roswell Barnes January/1977
Reverend Barnes served as spiritual advisor for two U.S. Presidents

Formal Education

York Academy of Arts- York, PA 1973-1975
Keystone College, LaPlume, PA  1971-1973
Brian Keeler has studied with the following painters; Daniel Greene, Albert Handell, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Nelson Shanks, Lennart Anderson, Jack Beal and Sondra Freclkleton

Selected Publications

Winter 2008-2009 - Workshop Magazine- A quarterly publication of American Artist Magazine. A feature article by editor-in-Chief, Stephen Doherty focusing on the class in Umbria and Tuscany with a detailed explanation of the working process and images of works for the demonstrations as well as finished pieces from Keeler's studio.
Summer 2006
- Feature article in Pastelagram, the trade publication of the Pastel Society of America.  The artist discusses Italy and his work and teaching there.
August 2003- American Artist Magazine- An article by the editor-in chief, Stephen Doherty about Keeler’s use of unusual formats in his paintings of the Susquehanna River and of Italian landscapes.
2003- “The Akashic Records, Your Soul’s Journey Through Time”  Cover and inside illustrations for this book on reincarnation by Roberta Herzog.
Autumn 1994Words of Wizdom International, Inc. – “The Fool Stories, Book One, The Adventure Begins” by Dr. Jessica Hart. The artist collaborated with this Seattle, Washington-based author to produce a children’s book. The illustrations were completed with watercolor, acrylic and pencil.
September 1992American Artist Magazine- Cover Illustration and feature article. An article by the artist describing working methods philosophy appeared with examples of works in process and finished pieces.
August 1990American Artist Magazine – A triptych view of the Susquehanna River was selected as winner in a national competition “Preserving Our national Resources’.

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