Contemporary Realism Painting Studio of Dana Levin

Panelist at Boston International Fine Art Show

I will be a panelist at BIFAS, Saturday, November 19th, 3-4 pm, at the Cyclorama. I was honored when asked to join this intriguing discussion.  It is moderated by two national magazine editors and popular BIFAS presenters:  Joshua Rose of American Art Collector and Peter Trippi of Fine Art Connoisseur.

 

 

Other panelists are

Julie Bangert, Gallery Director, Tree’s Place Gallery, Orleans, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Ives Hunter, Executive Director, Cape Cod Museum of Art   
Stapleton Kearns, Artist, New Hampshire

 

Discussion will be:

Shaping the Present: Realist Art Then and Now

For years, people have been saying realist art is coming back.  Judging from its growing visibility and the mushrooming of realist art schools nationwide, it’s more accurate to say it’s here.  How are top contemporary realist artists inspired or informed by their historical counterparts?  Is it wise to collect today’s realist artists when many museums and critics are reluctant to highlight them?  

 

Drawing Exhibit at Marshal Lekae Gallery

MaurizioOpening October 20th- I am very pleased to participate in a drawing exhibit at the grand Marshal Lekae Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona.  Look out for an advertisement in SouthWest Art Magazine.  Arizona is new exhibition territory for me and I am thrilled to begin this relationship with such a fine gallery.

They also have two of my paintings on view.  The gallery director Peter Strub is very knowledgeable and a delight to talk with.

Pleased to announce- A new relationship with The Churchill Gallery

Churchill GalleryI recently had the pleasure of meeting the gallery director and owner Virginia “Gina” Barnes of The Churchill Gallery.  She has run this gallery in the same space for over 35 years!  Quite an accomplishment.  Gina has a keen aesthetic and I am very happy she has accepted my paintings into her gallery.  The Churchill Gallery was founded in 1972, they showcase the work of exceptional artists, both established and emerging from across the Untied States.  They exhibit a range of landscape, still life, and figurative paintings.

Review of Spring Salon Exhibit at Ettinger Gallery

This is a very in depth blog titled, “Roberta on the Arts” operated by Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower.  It follows events and “things to do” in and around NYC and Chicago.   A great resource.

She recently visited the Spring Salon Exhibit, which I am participating in, at Eleanor Ettinger Gallery- here is a link to her review.

Eleanor Ettinger Spring Salon Review by Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower

New painting at Eleanor Ettinger Gallery

Me Bras (My Arms)

Here is recently finished, Me Bras ( My Arms), size 11×14, oil on canvas.  This painting is at the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in NYC.

Article in the Jewish Journal

Here is a link to an article coming out this week in the Jewish Journal - Dana Levin Portrait of an Artist.

Also, here is a pdf version.

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American Art Collector Floral and Botanical Feature

I am featured in an article in the March 2011 issue of American Art Collector titled, ” Natural Beauties, Works from some of today’s best florals and botanicals artists”

Article begins on page 80- you can read a little bit about me on page 90.  Several of my paintings are shown throughout the review.

Hydrangea

Teaching Portrait Class at BAC

I will be teaching a portrait drawing/painting class at Brookline Arts Center

April 7 – June 9, off April 21- 9 sessions.

Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Contact BAC if you are interested in signing up.

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86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-566-5715
Email: bac@brooklineartscenter.com

14th Annual Figure in American Art- Eleanor Ettinger Gallery

Click here for the link to the 14th Annual Figure in American Art at the new 57nd Street location of Eleanor Ettinger Gallery.

I have two paintings, Pride and Morning Bell, in the show which runs January 13th -February 13th.  Morning Bell sold the first weekend the show was open : )

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New Painting

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This is a painting I just finished.  It is part of a series of paintings including my son.  I hesitate to call this a portrait of  myself and my son.  It is more of a modern “mother-child” image.

The title is “Pride”.  There are peacock feathers in the background.  I happen to have a tattoo on my arm of a symbolic peacock feather.

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