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Eric Armusik

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Representational Figurative artist | Liturgical Artist | Portrait Artist

In the past two decades, paintings by artist, Eric Armusik have become prized by collectors worldwide because their deep emotional and dramatic depictions emulate the Old Masters of 17th Century Italy. Eric is an enigma in today’s genre of classical realist painters. Unlike his contemporaries, he doesn’t simply aspire to paint a figure, he paints a moment, a human experience, and an emotional dialogue that transcends culture, religion, and time itself.

Armusik and his paintings have been featured in the pages of The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Victorian Homes Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, American Artist Magazine, Old House Journal, and numerous newspapers, TV and radio spots worldwide.

Armusik was awarded the prestigious Chairman's Choice Award in the 2009 Art Renewal Center International Salon, which featured over 1800 of the finest work from artists from over 30 countries. In 2003,he represented the United States in the Florence Biennial in Florence Italy. He was the sole creator of two very successful art promotions in 2010, the Fire Sale and the Marathon Portrait and he sold 46 paintings in 32 days. He was endorsed by 5 Hour Energy and Starbucks for his Marathon Portrait and during this event, he completed 24 portraits in 48 hours of continuous painting.

His art is in numerous private and public collections internationally including the Trenton Museum of Art and the Howard Tullman Collection, St. Sebastian Church, Akron, OH, and St. Therese RC Church, Seattle, WA.

Recently, Eric has become as well known for his marketing skills and he has written for Professional Artist Magazine and is a featured “Expert” for the Weekly Artist Journal. Additionally, Eric publishes the popular blog for artists NoArtistShouldStarve.com. In 2011, Eric was featured and quoted in two books on art marketing and success:

Vision, Passion & Purpose: Artists as World Changers by Renee Phillips 

My Real Job is Being an Artist - What You Should Know Before you Quit Your Day Job (or Get One) by Aletta de Wal.

In 2012, Eric will release his book for artists called Artist Empowerment.

Eric is happily married to his soul-mate, author Rebekah Armusik. They have three beautiful children and live in a haunted 1865 Victorian home in Hamburg, PA.

 

Selected Exhibitions: 

 

Solo Exhibitions 

 

2011       Stations of the Cross, St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA

2011       Stations of the Cross - The Body in Prayer, Holy Family Cathedral, Pasadena, CA

2010      “48 Hour Marathon Portrait” 27 paintings sold in 30 days, ericarmusik.com

2010      “Fire Sale” May 20-June 20.  19 paintings sold in 30 days, ericarmusik.com

2009      My Place in History, Progressive Galleries, Lancaster, PA

2007      They Had to Look, Mulberry Art Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2006      Right in Front of Them, Suite 3 Gallery, Harrisburg, PA
2005      Captured
, Monsoon Galleries, Bethlehem, PA

              Recent Paintings, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
2004      After the Party
, Apollo Grill, Bethlehem, PA
              Recent Paintings
, Vynecrest Winery, Breinigsville, PA

1999      Recent Artwork, Artworks, Ephrata, PA.

1996      Recent Artwork, Mantis Green, Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

 

2012

      • 2 x 20 Regional Artists Everyone Should Know,  St. Vincent Gallery, Latrobe, PA

 

2010

      • Catholic Art, Saint Vincent Gallery, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

• 97th Annual Exhibition, Allied Arists of America, NY

 

2009

6th International Art Renewal Center Salon, Chairman’s Choice Award Winner 

Block of Art, Many Worlds Gallery, Pottsville, PA

Progressive Galleries Artists, Progressive Galleries, Lancaster, PA

Featured Artist Series, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Sovereign Center, Reading, PA

 

2008

2008 Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Realism X
, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE

31st Annual Juried Show, Goggleworks, Reading, PA

Saturday Night Explosion, Progressive Galleries, Harrisburg, PA

33rd Annual Adam Styka Art Exhibit, Polish Heritage Society, Philadelphia, PA

Cocktails and Collecting, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

2007

Ellarslie Open XXV, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

 

2006

Painted Violins, organized by the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, four regional venues

      Winter Group Show, Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA

      Winter Juried Exhibition, Institute of the Arts, Wyomissing, PA

29th Annual Juried Show, Goggleworks, Reading, PA

             Jurors: Scott Noel and Leslie Kaufman  

American Artist Professional League 78th Grand National, Salmagundi Art Club, 

        New York, NY

 

2005     

29th Juried Show, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. Juror: Audrey Flack--artist

      Immaculata University Art Show, Immaculata University, Philadelphia, PA

34th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery,

               Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Juror: Dan Talley – Director, Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown University 

      All Media Juried Show, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

American Artist Professional League 77th Grand National, Salmagundi Art Club, 

        New York, NY

      Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

        Juror: Dr. Kathryn Calley Galitz, Metropolitan Museum of Art

28th Annual Juried Show, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA

             Juror: Elyse Gonzales, Institute of Contemporary Art/University of Pennsylvania

2004     

Self Portraits, Northwest Cultural Gallery, Rolling Meadows, IL

Juror: William Thomas Chambers-artist

American Artist Professional League 76th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Art Club,

        New York, NY

Artist Equity Exhibition, Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA                   Juror: Nancy Miller Batty Curator, Widner University Art Gallery

Figure and Context Juried Exhibition, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity 55th Anniversary Juried Exhibition—To Be An Artist,

        Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

Juror: Brian H. Peterson, Curator, James A. Michener Art Museum

      62nd Annual Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Juror: Patterson Sims, Director, Montclair Art Museum

2003     

• Group Show, MCS Gallery, Easton, PA

      Berks Art Alliance 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA

      Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

       Healing Art, Manhattan Arts, New York, NY

 

 

2002     

28th Juried Show, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Juror: Hugh M. Davies, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

       International Art Competition, National Academy of Fine Arts, Pocos de Caldas, Brazil

       Berks Art Alliance 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA

       Mid-Atlantic Juried Show, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

Juror: Thomas Hinson, Cleveland Museum of Art

 

Honour: 

2010          Chairman’s Choice Award, 6th Salon, Art Renewal Center.

2008          Andrew and Maria Styka Award, 33rd Annual Adam Styka Art Exhibit,                  

Polish Heritage Society, Philadelphia, PA

Honorable Mention “Best Lighting in a Painting”, 2008 Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN 

2007          Ben Whitmire Purchase Award, The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

2005          2nd place, 34th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

2004          Semi-finalist - Art Renewal Center Second International ARC Salon Competition,

New York, NY
Allied Artists of America Award,
American Artist Professional League 76th Juried Exhibition, New York, NY

2003      Artist Showcase award, Healing Art, Manhattan Arts, New York, NY

 

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