Seven Bridges Foundation Museum

I’m extremely honored to have my painting Water & Melon join the permanent collection at the Seven Bridges Foundation Museum in Greenwich Connecticut. Seven Bridges Foundation houses a unique collection of modernist and figurative paintings, glass art, sculpture and photography in a beautiful country estate setting. The landscaped grounds, woodlands and waterways are manicured just enough to enhance the sculpture, yet …

CT+6 Regional Juried Exhibition

I’m extremely honored to have two paintings included in the 2021 CT+6 juried exhibition! Exhibition: Tuesday, September 16 – October 10, 2021 Location: West Hartford Art League | 37 Buena Vista Rd. West Hartford, CT Awards Ceremony: Sunday, September 19 at 2:30pm CT+6 exhibition is juried regional exhibition of 70 works selected from nearly 500 submissions from artists in Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and …

NOAPS Best of America 2021

I very happy to announce that Drill & Ribbons has been invited to the NOAPS 31st Annual Best of America exhibition! Exhibition: Friday, September 10 – Sunday, October 9, 2021 Awards Presentation: Monday, October 10 | 12:30pm Location: Dana Gallery | 246 North Higgins Avenue | Missoula, MT Celebrating its 31st “Best of America” National Juried Exhibition, the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America …

New Britain Museum of American Art

Brian McClear | NBMAA Nor'Easter 2021

I’m thrilled to announce that Riki is included in the New Britain Museum of American Art’s 51st Annual Nor’Easter exhibition! Exhibition: Thursday, August 12 – Saturday, August 29, 2021 Location: New Britain Museum of American Art | 56 Lexington Street. | New Britain, CT Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The Nor’Easter annual juried exhibition is the New Britain Museum of American Art’s opportunity to …

WHAL Saltbox Gallery: Solo Show

Brian McClear | WHAL Saltbox Gallery: Selected Works

I’m very excited to announce a solo exhibit of selected works at the West Hartford Art League’s Saltbox Gallery. Exhibition: Thursday, June 3 – Saturday, June 27, 2021 Location: WHAL Saltbox Gallery |37 Buena Vista Rd | West Hartford, CT Hours: Thursday – Sunday 1-4 pm My painting “Water & Melon” was named the 2020 CT+6 Best of Show winner. As a result of that unexpected honor, I have a wonderful opportunity for …

American Art Collector: May, 2021

Brian McClear | American Art Collector, May, 2021

I’m very honored to learn that Alarm Bell was included in American Art Collector’s May coverage of the OPA’s 30th annual National Juried Exhibition. Excerpt: American Art Collector | Issue 187, May, 2021, Milestone Year  The Oil Painters of America’s 30th annual National Juried Exhibition includes more than 200 works of art in a variety of subjects and styles. Three decades ago, the …

30th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Brian McClear | OPA 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

I’m thrilled to announce that Alarm Bell is included in Oil Painters of America’s 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils! Exhibition: Friday, April 9 – Saturday, May 16, 2021 Location: California Center for the Arts | 340 N. Escondido Blvd. | Escondido, CA Opening Reception: Friday, April 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Oil Painters of America 30th National Exhibition will be held at the …

Lyme Art Association: Expanding Visions

Brian McClear | Lyme Art Association Expanded Visions

I am very honored to have 2 paintings accepted for Lyme Art Association’s Expanding Visions: Traditional and Beyond. A  juried exhibition on view March 19 – May 13, 2021. Exhibition: March 19 – May 13, 2021 Artist Reception & Awards: TBD Location: Lyme Art Association | 90 Lyme StreetOld Lyme , CT06371 USA I am thrilled for the opportunity to be back at Lyme Art Association’s historic gallery space and have …

Art Ascent Portraits Issue

Brian McClear | Art Ascent February 2021 — Portraits Issue

I’m very honored to learn that several paintings have been awarded Gold in the February Portraits issue of Art Ascent Magazine. A very special thanks to the jurists for selecting my work to be included alongside such a wonderful group of artists and to Magdalena Riegler for such a flattering article. Foreward (excerpt) The February Portraits Issue of Art Ascent Magazine 2021 How can we describe ourselves without …

Salmagundi Club: Figuratively Speaking

Brian McClear | Salmagundi Club: Figuratively Speaking 2021

I’m honored to have a painting accepted to the Salmagundi Club’s “Figuratively Speaking” exhibition. A juried exhibition of figurative work and the human form in all of its permutations: Portraiture, Clothed, Nude; focusing on the human form and/or face. Exhibition: Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 19, 2021 Artist Reception & Awards: Thursday, March 5 | 6 pm-9 pm Location: The Salmagundi Club |Forty-Seven Fifth Avenue @ Twelfth Street | New York, NY The …