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Selected Awards

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        

Selected Exhibits

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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