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Brian Keeler-  Selected Awards


Best Plein Air Oil -  Plein AIr Magazine's Plein Air Salon, Winter 2017 

John Arnot Sr Award for Oil painting- Arnot Art Museum, Regional Exhibit, Spring 2016

Top award for Oil painting- Focus Regional Exhibit, Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA Spring 2016 

Burchen Memorial Award-  Cooperstown National Exhibit- Cooperstown, NY- Summer 2014 

Merit Award- One of three top honors- Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY - Summer 2011 

 Best Oil Painting- "Regional Exhibit" Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA- Spring 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 Wiliamsport, PA -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, Cooperstown, NYJuly 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 - April 1994

Evelyn and Seymore Graham Award- Regional Exhibit, Hazleton Art League - April, 1994

Selected Exhibits-


Roberson Museum- Binghamton, NY- "Heliodelic Topography" One-man-show, June 2016 to January 2017


Rodger LaPelle Gallery- Philadelphia, PA, "The Ineluctable Modality of the Visible" March and April 2016 


Titus Gallery- Ithaca, NY The Spirit of Lake Light,  November to December 2015 


Laura Craig Gallery and AFA Gallery- Lumen Picturae, recent paintings by Brian Keeler, two concurrent shows.  August, 2015 


Rodger LaPelle Gallery- Philadelphia, PA "Luminous Liaisons- Recent work from Italy and America by Brian Keeler"  March 1 to 31, 2015 


Packwood House Museum- Lewisburg, PA "Plein Air France and Italy" with Simonne Kiven,  November 2014 


 West End Gallery- Corning, NY "Recent Work" with Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo, September 2014


The Laura Craig Gallery- Scranton, PA "Topography of Light" August 2014 


The Rodger Lapelle Gallery- Philadelphia, PA- "Luminous Nature" March 2014


 The Quiet Life Gallery- Lambertville,NJ "Vedute Italiane, Italian Views" Nov-Dec 2013


Laura Craig Gallery- Scranton, PA - Two Artist Show with Thomas Wise- Nov Dec 2013


West End Gallery- Corning, NY- Two Artist Show with Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo- Sept 2013 


Rodger Lapelle Gallery- Philadelphia, PA "Painterly Pursuits- landscapes of Maine, Pennsylvania and New York with Recent Figurative Work"  March 2013 


Orazio Salati Gallery- Binghamton, NY "More Than Nude- Recent Figurative and Landscape Paintings" Sept/Oct 2012 


West End Gallery- Corning, NY "Recent Work" A three-artist show with Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo and Brian Hart- Sept- Oct 2012 


Titus Gallery- Ithaca, NY "The Light of Summer" July/August 2012 


Titus Gallery- Ithaca, NY "Lake Light, Recent Paintings of the Finger Lakes Region" Oct/Nov 2011 


Gmeiner Art Center Gallery- Wellsboro, PA "Topography of Light" January/February 2011 


Laura Craig Gallery- Scranton, PA "Light of Italy" Two-man-show with Tom Wise,  Sept/Oct  2010 


Pauly Friedman Gallery- Misericordia University, Dallas, PA "A Vision of Rhythm- Recent Landscapes and Townscapes" July/September 2010


Yates County Art Center Gallery- Penn Yan, NY "Topography of Light" June/July 2010 

Titus Gallery- Ithaca, NY- "Light on the Land" - Dec 09 to March 2010 


Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA- "When Life is Still, Part II" Group show May/June 2010 


Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA- National Juried Figurative Competition- Autumn 2009 


Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusng, PA- "When Life is Still- Still life paintings of the Northeast" Group show- Dec 09/April 2010 

Atomic Tom's Gallery, Binghamton, NY- "Summer Light, Eternal Land" One-Man Show- August 2009


West End Gallery, Corning, NY- Two-Man Show with Jim Ramsdell- Spring 2009 

Lizza Gallery , Tunkhannock, PA- "Enduring Traditions" Two-Man Show with Tom Wise- Summer 2008


Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, PA "Illumination- Fire, Light and Heat" Group SHow- Aug/Sept 2008 


West End Gallery, Corning NY- One-Man-Show- March/Aril 2007


 Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, PA "The Sky Above Us" Group Show Aug/Oct 2007


Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, PA "Observing Color and Light" One Man Show- Nov 05/ May 2006 


Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, PA "Everyday Life Genre Show" Group Show- Aug/Nov 2006 


Schweinforth Art Center Gallery, Auburn, NY- Still Life Artists of the Northeast- Sept/Oct 2006 

West End Gallery, Corning, NY -Two artist show with Treacy Zeigler- March/April 2005


Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing, PA- "Watercourse- Group Show" - Aug/Sept 2005 


 Titus Gallery- Ithaca, NY,  "Recent Paintings of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes"  One Man Show- September 2004 


Auradell Gallery at the Stroudsmoor Inn, Stroudsburg, PA, "Recent Landscapes"  One Man Show- September 2004


Liedenfrost Gallery- Hector, NY-  "Recent paintings of the Finger Lakes and Ithaca" One Man Show- September 2004 


 Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA - Career Retrospective, "Two Generations of Pennsylvania Regionalist Painting" - A father and son show of William and Brian Keeler- Spring 2004

Laura Craig Gallery, Scranton, PA - “Plein Aire Studies and Studio transformations” One-Man-Show - 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-March 1996

Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA - One Artist Show- January 1996

George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Elmira, NY - Two Artist Show with Treacy Zeigler 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




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


May 2014-  Dramatic Color in the Landscape is a beautiful hardcover book published by North Light Books.  Keeler's work as painter of light is presented here for the aspiring artist, collector or casual appreciator of fine art.  There are many step by step demonstrations of works in process with copious text explaining Keeler's technique and philosophy.  This compendium of the artist's teaching and painting will surely make a fine addition to anyone's art library. $30.

Winter 2008-2009 - Workshop Magazine- A quarterly publication of American Artist Magazine. A feature article by Editor-in-Chief, Stephen Doherty focusing on Keeler's classes 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 1994 – Words 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 1992 – American Artist Magazine- Cover Illustration and feature article. The text of this article by the artist describing working methods and philosophy appeared with examples of works in process and finished pieces.

August 1990 – American Artist Magazine – A triptych view of the Susquehanna River was selected as winner in a national competition “Preserving Our national Resources’. April 2005






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 – TheArts 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 doctorfor over 30 years.

Oil Mural – Tuscarora-Wayne Insurance Company, Wyalusing, PA 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 Lackawanna County Court house 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 andthe Wyalusing community.

Oil Mural – Village Scenes January/1979

An 18-foot mural depicting Wyalusing, commissioned by the Peoples StateBank for their lobby now in the US Post Office Lobby in Wyalusng, PA.

Oil Portrait – Mr. David Turner January/1978

Mr. Turner is a former newspaper editor and a Representative to thePennsylvania State Assembly.

Pastel Portrait – Susan McDonald September/1978

Ms. McDonald is a world-renowned harpist and principal harpist at Julliard School in New York City.

Oil Portrait – Rev. Roswell Barnes January/1977

Reverend Barnes served as spiritual advisor for two U.S. Presidents


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