AWS Signature Membership! A lifelong goal achieved…

I have wanted to be a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor society since high school. For years, I have been entering the competitions in hopes of being accepted enough times in order to earn my “letters”. I received my NWS letters a few years ago. I was selected for last years AWS exhibition, reaching two acceptances. This made me a candidate for signature status this year. I submitted two paintings for consideration and was just informed that one of my paintings, “The Barn Door” has been accepted into the 150th Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society and, as a result, I am now a signature member. This means that I can now sign my watercolor paintings D. Simoneau AWS, NWS. This shows that focus, determination and perseverance DO pay off in the long run. Keep striving to achieve your goals and dreams!

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Dan Simoneau Solo Exhibition – Kenosha Public Museum – 2017

Dan Simoneau Solo Exhibition – Kenosha Public Museum – 2017

Mark your calendars…

The Kenosha Public Museum in Harbor Park, Kenosha, WI will be exhibiting a solo exhibition of my male figurative paintings in the Touhey (East) Gallery from June 10 through August 20, 2017.  At this time, the exhibition is planned to have at least 25 – 30 of my acrylic and watercolor paintings.  I have requested to have a private, invitation-only, reception from 5 – 7PM on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  We are planning possible workshops, gallery talks, and onsite painting demonstrations during the exhibition.

The Celebrate Watercolor event hosted by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America will be held on the opening day of my exhibition, June 10, 2017, so many of my artist friends from the society will be able to see my work in person for the first time.

I am so honored and thankful to have the museum approach me for this exhibition.  The Kenosha Public Museum is a wonderful museum with is part art museum and part natural history museum.  The showpiece of the museum is a pair of mammoth skeletons found in Kenosha county.

I hope you can come to beautiful Wisconsin next Spring/Summer to see the exhibition.  I’ll keep you up to date on happenings related to the exhibition here and on my facebook art page – www.facebook.com/dansimoneauisap.

Dan Simoneau Solo Exhibition - Kenosha Public Museum - 2017

Dan Simoneau at work on one of his large-scale male figurative acrylic paintings

 

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NOAPS Best of America Exhibition 2016

My painting, “The Scarf” has been accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 2016 “Best of America” Exhibition.  Unlike past years where the exhibit could be seen in Missouri, this year the exhibition is being hosted by the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA.  The exhibition will be on display from September 3 though October 3, 2016.

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Exhibition Update – 29th September Exhibition

My painting, “Leather and Steel” has been accepted into the 29th September Exhibition at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, LA.  The exhibition runs from September 2 through November 19, 2016. “Leather and Steel”, a 24 x 24 inch acrylic on canvas, is one of several paintings I have done of my model known as Johnny Dangerously.  You can see other paintings of Johnny in my figurative painting gallery.

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NOAPS Best of America Exhibition 2015

My painting, “Leather and Steel”, has been selected for the 25th Annual Best of America Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society.  This is my third consecutive year exhibiting in the show.  With this acceptance, I am now a signature member of the society.  The exhibition runs from October 11 through November 1 at the Dunnegan Gallery of Fine Art in Bolivar, MO before it moves to the VineWine Bar and Gallery in Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.  The show at the Vine Gallery runs from November 7 through December 12.  For more information, visit the society’s website.

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Exhibitions and Awards Update

I have been informed that my painting titled “Reaching” was awarded a merit award in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s 2014 “Best of America” exhibition and that my painting titled “Summer Blue” was awarded Best of Show in the International Society of Acrylic Painters 2014 Signature Members Online Exhibition.

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Clam Rake – Freeport Motif Four

My painting titled “Clam Rake – Freeport Motif Four” has been accepted into the 86th Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League.  The painting will be on display in the exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City from November 11 through November 21.

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NOAPS 2014 Best of America Exhibition

reaching_120_web_2My painting titled “Reaching” has been accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society’s 2014 “Best of America” exhibition.  The exhibition will run from October 12 through 26 at the Dunnegan Gallery of Fine Art in Bolivar, MO and from November 1 through 22 at The Vine Wine Bar and Gallery, Osage Beach in Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

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News to share

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Great news!  First, my artwork has been selected for publication in the 9th Edition of International Contemporary Masters.  The image above is the layout of my page in the publication.  Also, my watercolor titled “Prince” has been selected for the 2014 94th Annual National Watercolor Society International Exhibition.  The exhibition will be on display from November 9 through January 11 in San Pedro, CA.

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Lyceum Gallery Opening

Last Friday, April 25, was the opening of my solo exhibition, “Maine Memories”, at Lyceum Gallery in Lewiston, ME. The reception was very well attended and feedback from attendees was very positive. As a result of the opening, the gallery director, Tammie Grieshaber, has asked me to extend the exhibition, which was originally scheduled to come down May 30, through June 13.

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