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Brian Keeler Resumé

Selected Awards

Gamblin Award and Best Rainy Day Painting Award- Wayne Plein Air Fest, Wayne, Pa- Spring 2019

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

Konstantin Frank Winery- Hammondnsport, NY-Organized by The West End Gallery- Lucent Lakes, Recent Paintings of Keuka and Seneca Lakes- June 2019

Crary Art Gallery- Warren, PA- "Exploring Light and Form" new work from Brian Keeler- Spring 2019

Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA- "Atlantic Arias" New work from Maine and Ireland- Dec 2108 through Feb 2109

Cedar Art Center- Corning NY- "Luminuos Lakes"   Recent painting of Keuka and Seneca Lake- organized by the West End Gallery, Nov- Dec 2108

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

2018- "Heliodelic Topography"  The show catalog with an essay by the artist- from Brian Keeler's one man show at the Roberson Musuem in Binghamton, NY duing 2108 and 2018

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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