December 7th, 2012
Boca Raton, Fl - April 1st, 2015
Rich Smukler will present two of his newest works at The San Diego Art Institute’s 53rd International show. This is Smukler’s second exhibition at the site having first presented there in 2009 at SDAI's 50th. This years competition was juried by David A. Ross, former director of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, just to name a few of his credentials. The first of the two works featured is “Passages”. It is a stunning Black and White captured from inside The Musee d’Orsay in Paris, overlooking The Seine. It contemplates the juxtaposition of time and travel taken from a clever vantage point. The second piece, “Tea Time at Morikami” is a serene and painterly landscape captured at the magnificent Morikami Gardens located in Delray Beach, Florida. The richness of texture was in part manifested through the u...
Boca Raton, Fl - March 24th, 2015
La Rondine Gallery is Located in the beautiful Northern Tuscan village of Ponte a Serraglio in the commune of Bagni di Lucca. Since the Renaissance, this village has attracted artists of all disciplines to take refuge and rest in its thermal valley and spectacular vistas. For 2 special weeks, the works of photographer Rich Smukler will be on exhibit for townspeople and visitors alike. The opening reception is Saturday, June 6th at 6 to 9 pm. The show will run until June 14, 2015.
Boca Raton, Fl - January 5th, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2015 Marriott’s Residence Inn Hotel at 170 Broadway, New York City, in conjunction with Indiewalls, Inc., has acquired “Bow Down” by Rich Smukler as part of its permanent collection. “Bow Down” is an image taken of a rusting ship soon to meet its fate on the Miami River in Florida. This image recently exhibited at CAC, The Las Vegas, Nevada Contemporary Arts Center (25th Annual Juried Show, 2014). Copies of this startling extract will grace each of the 243 rooms in the hotel. Located in the heart of the financial and World trade Center area, Stonehill & Taylor, the New York architecture and interior design firm, is currently transforming an existing office building into a new hotel property targeted for the business traveler and tourist alike. The design is inspired by the energy of the neighborhood generated by the business-centric atmosphere and ...
Boca Raton, Fl - December 23rd, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2014 The Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts in Minneapolis, Minnesota in conjunction with Indiewalls, Inc., has acquired “Cross” by Rich Smukler as part of its permanent collection. “Cross” is an image taken in an abandoned marble quarry in Apuan Alps, near Pietrasanta in northwestern Tuscany. This area is known for the quality of marble used by Michelangelo. “Cross” had earned distinction at San Diego Art Institute’s (Museum of the Living Artist) 50th International Award Exhibition (2009), The Elliottt Museum’s 7th Annual Juried Art Show 2012 (Stuart, Florida), The Elmhurst Art Museum’s National Art Premiere 2012 (Elmhurst, Illinois), and The Saco Museum (Saco, Maine) 2012. The Radisson Blu is located at 35 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, Minn. Stonehill and Taylor is the architecture and interior design firm established in New York City in 19...
Boca Raton, Fl - October 27th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER RICH SMUKLER FROM THE UNITED STATES. LOS ANGELES (OCTOBER 18, 2014) – Photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the Categories of Fine Art and Nature at a prestigious Nomination and Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014. The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratellia Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with awards and nominees in 14 categories. “It is an incredible achieveme...
Boca Raton, Fl - August 5th, 2014
Alexandria Museum of Art’s 27th Annual September Competition Exhibition Date: September 5 – November 22, 2014 Location: The Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA71301 Rich Smukler, from Boca Raton, Florida, will exhibit his stunning black and white piece. “Tea Time” which was captured in Rhyolite, Nevada, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas near the eastern edge of Death Valley. The town started in 1905 is response to the discovery of gold in the nearby hills. It is reported that the population rose to near 5,000. Unfortunately, by 1911 the mine closed and the town soon died out. Smukler’s works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. This piece was recently exhibited at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida. Any questions concerning the exhibition can be directed to Megan Valentine, museum curator and registrar. phone: 318-443-3458 or email at megan@the museum.org
Boca Raton, Fl - July 14th, 2014
The 2014 Virginia Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Photography Exhibition will be celebrating its opening reception Friday, September 5, from 5-8PM, with an informal talk at 5:30PM by Jeffrey Allison, this year’s distinguished juror. Mr. Allison has taught photography for over 25 years throughout Virginia and served on the staff of Abingdon’s William King Museum. Unveiled for the first time will be Conical Dance, by Rich Smukler, a haunting black and white piece that is both multi-levelled and textural. The Academy of Fine Arts 600 Main Street Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434)528-3256 Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile)
Boca Raton, Fl - June 16th, 2014
La Rondine Gallery is situated in Ponte a Serraglio in the relaxing commune of Bagni di Lucca. Since the Renaissance, this area has attracted artists of all disciplines to take refuge and rest in its thermal valley and spectacular vistas. The gallery is opposite the Lima River and close to a popular bar and restaurants. Rich Smukler's solo exhibition will take place from 5/29/2015 thru 6/13/2015 (specific times for the Opening Reception will be forthcoming). Rest assured that the wine will be free-flowing and delicious! Smukler has studied photography in Tuscany for seven summers at TPW (The Toscano Photographic Workshop) under such notable photographers as Sandro Santioli (known for his spectacluar Italian landscapes), David Allen Harvey (National Geographic and Magnum) and Arno Minkkinnen (Professor of Art at The University of Massachusetts). Having traveled extensively through Ital...
Boca Raton, Fl - June 12th, 2014
The Philadelphia Athenaeum is celebrating its 200th Anniversary! “The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public to join actively in the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia and participate in historical, literary and educational activities. To that end, the Athenaeum must be a diligent steward of its National Historic Landmark building and its collections of books, manuscripts, architectural drawings, photographs, and historic objects.” The challenge of the upcoming exhibition was to submit images of landmarks or places listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Philadelphia. Smukler has two pieces selected, the maximum allowed under the rules of the competition. The first, entitled “Snake” is a relief found on the exterior of Philadelphia’s City Hall. “The buil...
Boca Raton, Fl - May 25th, 2014
“Guardian” will be introduced at The JACKSONVILLE Center for the Arts as part of the 2014 jax Juried Exhibition located at 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, Virginia 24091.The opening “Meet the Artist Reception” is on June 14th, 5-8pm during which Mr. David Mickenberg, this year’s juror will be present. Mickenberg is Director of The Taubman Museum of Art. Mickenberg comes to the museum from the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, where he served as the Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director from 2001-2008 and as a senior lecturer in Wellesley College’s Department of Art. He will select award winners and prizes will be given. If you have any questions, please contact The Jacksonville Center at email@example.com or 540-745-2784. Guardian, a dramatic Black and White study was captured in Rhyolite, Nevada, an abandoned “ghost town” just outside of Death Valley, Californ...
Boca Raton, Fl - May 25th, 2014
"Pinball Soldier" will be introduced at MARINMOCA / The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the 2014 Summer National Juried Exhibition located at 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California. Last year's show featured Swamp's Edge, a stunning black and white landscape taken in Delray Beach, Florida (see last year's post). Show opens: Saturday, May 31, 11am-4pm Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7, 5-7pm Show closes: Sunday, July 13 (4pm) Rich Smukler is from Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).
Boca Raton, Fl - May 12th, 2014
“Pinball Soldier” will be introduced at MARINMOCA / The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the 2014 Summer National Juried Exhibition located at 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California. Last year’s show featured Swamp’s Edge, a stunning black and white landscape taken in Delray Beach, Florida (see last year’s post). Show opens: Saturday, May 31, 11am-4pm Opening Reception: Saturday, May 31, 5-7pm Show closes: Sunday, July 13 (4pm) Rich Smukler is from Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).
Boca Raton, Fl - May 8th, 2014
As recently announced, for the third consecutive year Rich Smukler will be exhibiting at The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts’ annual juried exhibition. The opening reception and award presentations will be Thursday, June 26th from 6PM to 8PM. Artists whose works are exhibited for three shows are bestowed with the honor of elected member. “Given the quality of the art in the CAFA exhibitiions, I am extremely honored.”
Boca Raton, Fl - May 5th, 2014
For the third consecutive year Rich Smukler will be exhibiting at The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts’ 103rd annual juried exhibition. The opening reception and award presentations will be Thursday, June 26th from 6PM to 8PM. This year the noted jurors are William Butcher and Claudia Seymour. The exhibition will run from June 13 – July 26, 2014 and is open to the public. As in years past, the exhibition will be held at the picturesque Mystic Arts Center in the heart of Mystic, Connecticut. You can meet the artist at the opening. Smukler’s work this year is entitled Filigree. It captures the essence of photography in that it paints with light and shadow. Rich Smukler is from Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).
Boca Raton, Fl - April 24th, 2014
The history of aviation and aerospace comes alive at The Museum of Flight! Walk the aisles of Air Force One and the Concorde. Stand beneath the Blackbird spy plane. Marvel at the heroics of WWI and WWII. Plus, flight simulators, 3-D movies, the Space Shuttle Trainer, and a celebration of Amelia Earhart. The annual 2014 Spirit of Flight Photography Exhibition will feature Smukler’s “Soaring”, a dynamic study of movement and color. This dramatic image was captured at a horse farm just outside of San Quirico d’Orcia, located in the heart of Tuscany. The exhibition will be displayed in the Museum’s Great Gallery and will run from June 6 – August 31 2014. Rich Smukler is from Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at www.richsmuklerphoto.com (Kick back and stay awhile) The M...
Boca Raton, Fl - April 16th, 2014
Naples Art Association ‘s 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition Date: June 09 – July 25, 2014 Location: The von Liebig Art Center On view in The von Liebig Art Center from June 9 through July 25, 2014. The fine art exhibition will be installed on the ground floor and second level of The von Liebig Art Center in six galleries and will be on view from June 9 through July 25, 2014. The von Liebig Art Center is located in Naples, Florida in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and arts district. The Naples Art Association’s Founders Exhibitions are a long-held tradition honoring the founding members of the Naples Art Association. The exhibition will feature recent work in all media by Naples Art Association members. Erin Wright, Director of Artist Initiatives and Special Projects for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will serve as juror. Rich Smukler, f...
Boca Raton, Fl - April 8th, 2014
The Farmington Museum at Gateway Park (Farmington, New Mexico) will present its annual National Juried Exhibition May 10, 2014 with an opening reception and presentation of awards from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday evening May 17th. Prior to the reception, at 6:00 pm, Juror James Trigg will present a lecture. Mr. Trigg is a nationally acclaimed award-winning impressionist fine artist specializing in the magnificent vistas of the American Southwest. Rich Smukler, from Boca Raton, Florida, will exhibit Cocoon. This elegant abstract expressionistic piece both challenges and calms the soul. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. Farmington Museum – 3041 E. Main Strreet – Farmington NM 87402 – 505-599-1174 – http://www.farmingtonmuseum.org. See more of Rich Smukler’s work at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com
Boca Raton, Fl - March 21st, 2014
See Rich Smukler's stunning piece "Bow Down" at The CAC (Contemporary Arts Center) in Las Vegas at their 25th Annual Juried Show. Bow Down is a dramatic 24"h x 20"h photo on aluminum taken of a proud and rusting ship found on the Miami River near downtown Miami, Florida. The show opens 4/3/2014 when award ceremonies will take place (6:00PM through 9:00PM) and run through 4/25/2014. You can meet the artist at the Opening. The Center is located at1217 S. Main Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. For inquiries, Joanne Russ is the gallery coordinator. email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 702-496-0569 www.lasvegascac.org
Boca Raton, Fl - May 10th, 2013
See Rich's latest work "Swamp's Edge" at the 2013 Summer National Exhibition at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. This stunning black and white print was captured in Delray beach, Florida. Show opens: Saturday, June 01, 11am-4pm Opening Reception: Saturday, June 01, 5-7pm Show closes: Sunday, July 14 (4pm) MARINMuseum of Contemporary Art 500 Palm Drive Novato, CA p 415-637-9730 www.marinmoca.org www.richsmuklerphoto.com email@example.com
Boca Raton, Fl - April 2nd, 2013
Rich's newest image "Outburst" is a dramatic abstract designed to celebrate the onset of the Spring season. This melange of color and design captivates!
Boca Raton, Fl - March 4th, 2013
Rich Smukler will present "Sierra Nevadas" at The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 102nd Exhibition. The Opening reception is Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6 - 8PM at The Mystic Fine Arts Centre, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT (860-267-6023). Admission is free and no reservations are required. This image is part of a study entitled "From Lone Pine to Death Valley". The full collection of these limited edition giclees can be seen at www.richsmuklerphoto.com.
Boca Raton, Fl - February 2nd, 2013
Cocoon is one of the latest pieces to be added to the collection of Rich Smukler's works to be seen at The Steven F. Greenwald Design, Inc. 3023 Northwest 60th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, (954) 975-2010, fineartandframing.com. Cocoon is an inviting abstract expressionistic piece that captures the imagination and soothes the soul. Rich has worked with SFG for several years. Any further questions about his work can also be directed to his website at www.richsmuklerphoto.com.
Boca Raton, Fl - February 2nd, 2013
Lone Pine to Death Valley: Contemplative Landscapes - A Photographic Journey by RICH SMUKLER is now available at Blurb.com. "Contemplative Landscapes' essence seeks to represent both the known and unknown aspects of reality while combining our sense of intuition and perception." Many of the these images are also available at Rich's Fine Art America site for your enjoyment. "To quiet one's mind in a personal pursuit of fine photography in an unending and personally rewarding experience. To chase this goal in the magical backdrop of Lone Pine and Death Valley, California is magical."
Boca Raton, Fl - January 17th, 2013
BLISS is a Finalist in Photography Forum Magazine/ Best of Photography 2012 (Serbin Communications: 2012). It is an iconic black and white image taken from Ravello, Italy overlooking the Amalfi Coast. To read more about the magic of Ravello, see Rich's Blog on the subject.
Boca Raton, Fl - January 10th, 2013
See BLUES currently exhibited at The Ocean Wave Gallery located at 2757 East Oakland Park Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33306 USA (Tel. 954 - 817 - 8870 Blues is an expressionistic representation of a beach scene on Venice beach, California. It has been exhibited at The Pleiades Gallery in New York City, The Michael Joeseph Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and others. For further information about Blues or additional works of Rich Smukler, go to his website at www.richsmuklerphoto.com. Ocean Wave Gallery Hours: 11am - 5pm Tuesday – Saturday Closed Sunday & Monday Open other times by appointment.