Farmington Museum: National Exhibition

Brian McClear | Farmington Museum: Gateway to Imagination

I’m very happy to have “Cheryl” accepted to the Farmington Museum’s upcoming “Gateway to Imagination” exhibition.  September 24th – December 1st. This annual national juried art show is held at the Farmington Museum. The show features a variety of artwork paintings, watercolor, sculptures, photographs and mixed media. This annual show attracts fine artists from across the country and will feature approximately 100 works, including paintings, watercolors, …

Cincinnati Art Club: ViewPoint 50

I’m thrilled to have “Sarah” included in the Cincinnati Art Club’s upcoming “ViewPoint 50” exhibition.  September 14th – October 13th. ViewPoint, the Cincinnati Art Club’s National Juried Fine Art Competition, is now celebrating 50 consecutive years of exhibiting some local, regional and national artists who are at the top in their respective fields. Last year, ViewPoint received over 300 entries nationwide. A special thanks to …

ARTICLE: 8 Visions

Brian McClear | Artscope Magazine 8 Visions

By Brian Goslow | Artscope Magazine Article announcing the 8 Visions exhibition at the Attleboro Museum of Art Edition: July/August , 2018 Juried shows are what you make of them, whether you’re an artist, the sponsoring venue or the juror. They can provide a chance to reach a new audience, expand your portfolio, or find out which artists you’ve not previously been aware of …

Target Gallery: Juxtaposed

Brian McClear | Target Gallery: Juxtaposed

I’m very happy to have work included in Target Gallery’s upcoming “Juxtaposed” exhibition.  Saturday, September 8 – Wednesday, October 21. Target Gallery Target Gallery’s “Juxtaposed” is a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the work itself should be at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts. Target Gallery is the contemporary …

Noah Webster Gallery: Beyond Surface

Brian McClear | Noah Webster Gallery: Beyond Surface

I’m happy to have the opportunity to share work from 2 concurrent projects at West Hartford’s Noah Webster Gallery. A sampling of work will be on view Wednesday, June 2 – July 31. “Beyond Surface” brings together two projects, one featuring oil paintings of found objects and and oil portraits of people who use tattoos to express themselves. Both series of paintings challenge …

Attleboro Arts Museum: 8 Visions

Brian McClear | Attleboro 8 Visions

I am very honored to have been accepted for Attleboro Art Museum’s 8 Visions exhibition. An annual group show spotlighting 8 member artists on view Wednesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 30. Attleboro Arts Museum: 8 Visions Since 2002, the museum has presented a late summer “Visions” group exhibition featuring the work of eight member artists. Over 50 artists applied to be considered for this year’s show. …

Lyme Art Association: A Show in 4 Acts

Brian McClear | Lyme Art Association

I am honored to have 3 paintings accepted for Lyme Art Association’s “A Show in Four Acts”. Four new exhibitions, each with a different theme, on view Friday, March 9 – Friday, April 2o in LAA’s beautiful historic galleries. Lyme Art Association: An Exhibition in Four Acts Opening Reception Sunday, March 18,  from 2pm – 4pm. Interiors/Exteriors Life on Hold …

REVIEW: Mixmaster Exhibition

Brian McClear | Mattatuck Mixmaster Review

By Tracy O’Shaughnessy | The Republican American A review of Mixmaster at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury CT Published: February 13th, 2018 Waterbury’s Mixmaster is a nightmare for everybody but artists. For regional artists, the “Mixmaster,” the Mattatuck Museum’s juried show now in its third year, means a chance to strut their stuff for an audience receptive to contemporary art. This year’s show continues that tradition, with an …

INTERVIEW: 8 Questions ArtListr

Brian McClear | ArtListr Interview

ArtListr Excerpt: Published: February 4th, 2018 In this edition of ArtListr, we’ll look at the story and creative process of some of the amazing featured artists on our Instagram page @arlistrgram. This week, we have Brian Mcclear, an artist based in Connecticut, working primarily in oils. An industry veteran with experience in illustration, animation, and design, Brian is now a prolific …

REVIEW: Still Life Untethered

Brian McClear | Five Points Gallery Review

By Tracy O’Shaughnessy | The Republican American A review of Still Life — Untethered at Five Points Gallery in Torrington CT Published: January 30th, 2018 Still life should never be completely still. A good still life should simmer with an emotional intensity, bristle with the power of suggestion. The new exhibition of still lifes at Five Points Gallery includes artists who do that, …