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Two of Eric’s paintings chosen for the exhibit 2 x 20 at St. Vincent Gallery

Eric’s painting Self Portrait with the Head of Damien Hirst has been chosen as the advertisement for the group show 2 x 20 at St. Vincent Gallery this February:

Eric is featured in several news papers for his paintings in the group show 2 x 20 at St. Vincent Gallery.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette:  http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12033/1207441-56-0.stm

Pittsburgh Tribune Review:  http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/theater/s_776864.html

 

See Eric’s first article with the Weekly Artist Journal by subscribing today

“Between painting masterpieces on canvas and playing with fire, Eric coaches Artists to avoid the dreaded lack of income inherent in Artistry. The crappy “starving artist” bs. Eric whipped 2011′s soft economy with no bs marketing you gotta read. It’s clear, to the point and with no bull.”

(Today’s) Weekly Artist Journal – sign up for free here http://theweeklyartistjournal.com/

Wanted: Serious Artists Who Want to Make Money
Eric will be co-hosting a must-see art marketing workshop with Aletta de Wal,
Main Line Art Center Philadelphia March 2-4, 2012.  If you want to make a huge difference in your art career and start selling your work in any economy you have to attend.

Eleven Tips for Success as a Professional Fine Artist:

You may be a hobbyist who wants to make art a second career. Perhaps you are already a part-time or full-time emerging artist. Maybe you are in mid-career and want to refresh your business. Success is possible for you. And you can do it at your own pace. These eleven tips have been used and proven to work by an international online artist community of artists.

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Main Line Art Center • 746 Panmure Road • Haverford, PA

Members* $15.00

Guests $25.00

 

Make Art & Make Money: Creative Art Marketing for Fine Artists

Saturday, March 3rd & Sunday, March 4th, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Main Line Art Center • 746 Panmure Road • Haverford, PA

Members* $325.

Guests $395.

* Member Rate for artists registered in an A.C.T. 12 month program, or members of The Main Line Art Center.

Avoiding the business side of art is like driving down unknown country roads in the dark without headlights: you don’t know what your destination looks like. You might end up down the wrong road, or worse yet, run out of gas. If you want to attract more collectors, gallery dealers and museum curators, you must know how to market your art. It doesn’t have to be hard, boring or expensive. You just need a system and you have to use it consistently.

Imagine having a reliable vehicle for marketing your art, with high beams to focus on the best way to save you time, money and energy. Learn to navigate the seven stages in the journey. You will leave this class with a marketing map that will help you drive your business so that you have a better year than ever. Then all you have to do is steer. BTW, Bring your favorite art materials – art making is part of the weekend.

You’re a productive artist. You’ve worked hard to create a body of signature work and you have the time, money and energy to market it. You will benefit whether you are a part-time or full time artist who is emerging, mid-career, or established, and you want to make money from your art.

Join Aletta de Wal, Artist Advisor & Art Marketing Strategist for Artist Career Training and Artist-Entrepreneur Eric Armusik for a creative, hands-on workshop to help you have more fun and make more money from your art.

Updates

August 3, 2011

Eric’s new painting for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carnegie, PA has been posted.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
details: hand | face

June 29, 2011

See Eric’s interview with Ryan Matthew from the hit TV show Oddities on noartistshouldstarve.com

June 24, 2011

The Temptation of Christ has sold to a private collection. More importantly the sale was the result of a referral made through a new member of the Armusik Referral Program. What are you waiting for? Sign up today

June 10, 2011

Eric has an article “My Facebook Experience” in Professional Artist Magazine which is an accompanying article to one from Renee Phillips .

April 21, 2011

Eric’s paintings featured in Bluecanvas Magazine

April 20, 2011

Eric’s paintings for the Stations of the Cross are featured on the client’s official siter for the Body in Prayer – A Multi-Sensory Christian Meditation.

April 18, 2011

Eric’s paintings for the Stations of the Cross are featured in an article in the Los Angeles Tidings

Updates…

April 13, 2011

Finishing day 3 of Eric’s Dramatic Portrait workshop.

April 1, 2011

Eric’s “Painting the Dramatic Portrait” workshop begins on Monday, April 11 and runs three days until April 13. Sign up here>

March 15, 2011

Eric has started a new blog No Artist Should Starve. Follow him today and get regular motivational advice for artists of all types.

March 13, 2011

Eric will be at an exhibition of his Stations of the Cross commission from 2010 that will be held at St. Marks Cathedral in Seattle, WA. The artist will be there from 4:30-6:30PM. The paintings will remain on display during the entire season of lent.

 

 

March 6, 2011

Death of Cleopatra has sold to the Tullman Collection.

 

 

March 5, 2011

St. Sebastain has sold to a private collection.

 

 

March 2, 2011

Eric has announced a summer workshop June 25-26 called “The 2 Day Finished Portrait.” Reserve your spot before the class is filled – click here to register.

…Create a masterpiece in two days. Many of us need to learn ways to create good work to keep up with the demands of commissions without sacrificing quality. Based on the processes learned over the years doing enormous commissions, like the 14 panel “Stations of the Cross” in 3 months, Eric will teach you how to finesse oils to make master level work in less time.

January 5, 2011

Eric has announced the spring portrait workshop today. It will take place on April 11-13. Eric stated: “the course will prepare students to create beautiful work in a compressed schedule (a quality many in-demand portrait artists must adapt to at a moment’s notice.) During three intensive eight-hour days you will learn the principles essential in transform flat shapes into fully dimensional forms, understanding the importance of angularity and creating a strong sense of light essential to a dramatic portrait in this class.” Learn more >

January 4, 2011

The Romantic Valentine Portrait

What is more romantic and sexy than immortalizing your loved one with a unique Valentines Day gift for her or him? Roses die, chocolates disappear, jewelry never quite gets that personal touch. In the endless quest of finding that “perfect and unique” Valentines Day gift, you can not do better than getting that special someone a timeless keepsake – a Romantic Valentine Portrait from artist Eric Armusik.

 

 

December 30, 2010

Eric has made three large announcements today in his Closing 2010 Video.

• In 2010 he has sold an incredible, 68 paintings by his efforts alone and no gallery representation with several of the clients being internationally

• In 2011 he is writing a book and currently filming a DVD

• Romantic Portraits for Valentines Day

• E-Courses in artist marketing and painting instruction are planned for early 2011

Updates…

December 13, 2010

Eric has 4 slots open for clients looking to sit for a live portrait or to have a portrait painted via a photograph. A last minute event has been scheduled at the Apollo in Bethlehem, PA on December 16 & 18th from 6-10.

December 12, 2010

Eric has been featured in the Reading Eagle for the House Tour Weekend, showing the Armusik home.

December 6, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: HISTORIC HAMBURG HOLIDAY STROLL FEATURING ARMUSIK RESIDENCE

Our Town Foundation is inviting everyone to downtown Hamburg this weekend for their “Catch the Spirit” event. On Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, the town will come alive with holiday glow. Several historical properties festively decorated for the season will be open for viewing during a self-guided walking tour that begins anytime after 5 p.m.

The Hamburg Area Historical Society, one of the stops along the route will have many local historical exhibits on display. The Armusik home, a past favorite, was built in the 1870’s and was featured in each issue of Victorian Homes Magazine in 2009. Rebekah Armusik recently wrote “Memoirs of a Gothic Soul” which will be available for purchase in the Armusik residence.

A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted at the Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State Street , – the starting location for the tour. In addition, the Foundation is asking everyone to donate a non-perishable food item which will be given to the Northern Berks Food Pantry. A free ornament will be given with each $5 donation received.For additional information or to purchase advance tickets, please contact the Our Town Foundation office, at 610-562-3106.

December 5, 2010

Chance of a Lifetime…

Eric’s painting “Devotion” has gone back on the market due to unforseen circumstances a collector experienced while making payments. This gorgeous painting is available now for ONLY the remaining balance of $1800, shipping included.

 

November 30, 2010

St. Jerome, received a mention by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for its appearance in the Catholic Art Competition at St. Vincents College.

November 24, 2010

For the first time ever a prints are being offered for one of Eric’s paintings:
Odysseus and the Sirens

Prints can be purchased exclusively through the website FineArtAmerica.com and are available as Art Prints, Stretched Canvas or a Framed Gallery Print. Sizes vary up to a maximum of 44″ tall. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a beautiful and award – winning painting, and one of the most requested paintings on the website. Odysseus and the Sirens won the Chairman’s Choice Award in the Art Renewal Center International Salon in early 2010 out of 1700 entries from over 30 countries worldwide

 

Updates

November 23, 2010

Eric will be holding his annual 20% Holiday sale now until December 23. All paintings available for sale on this website are 20% off. Multiple purchases are 30% the total. If you are interested in purchasing more than one artwork email the artist for arrangements.

November 15, 2010

Eric’ has been featured in a full issue of ArtWall Zine for this month.

November 10, 2010

See Eric’s Painting “The Confession” at the Allied Artists of America show in NYC at the National Arts Club. It will be on display until the end of November.

October 8, 2010

See Eric’s painting “St Jerome” on display at the St. Vincents College Art Gallery in Latrobe, PA until mid December.

September 19, 2010

Thanks to all who helped to make the Portrait Marathon a success. All slots filled and Eric completed 48 exciting hours of painting.

September 17, 2010

As of this morning 3 slots are available for clients worldwide or by walk in.

September 15, 2010

10 slots are available at the Marathon Portrait event. Sign up today for this once in a lifetime event.

September 15, 2010

Check out the Special Report video posted on the BCTV website about Eric’s recent portrtait demonstration.

September 14, 2010

Check out the article in this month’s Musetouch Magazine from the UK. A rare 20 page interview with Rebekah and Eric Armusik.

September 10, 2010

See a photo of a 1 hr 45 min portrait done on 9/9 at the portrait demo

Only one week left until the 48 hour Marathon Portrait. Sign up for your 2 hour portriat for only $300. 17 Slots are left as of this morning.

September 9, 2010

Portrait Demonstration tonight at the Hamburg Strand from 7-9 PM. Eric will be painting Nori Zenenz from the Odysseus and the Sirens.

August 28, 2010

Eric is featured in a huge article on BCTV about the Portrait Marathon

August 24, 2010

Eric is featured on the front cover of the Hamburg Item Newspaper

August 23, 2010

Eric is the featured winner this month from 5 Hour Energy - click here.

August 10, 2010

Eric will be holding a FREE portait demonstration on September 9m 2010 at the Hamburg Strand Theatre on 6 South 4th Street in Hamburg, PA. For more information go to hamburgstrand.com. The event will run from 7-9PM and is open to all ages.

July 31, 2010

The Marathon Portrait event on September 17-19 is getting closer. 48 hours without sleep painting 24 portraits. More information is posted at marathonportrait.com. Here are some photos of the place Eric will be painting that weekend at the American House Hotel in Hamburg, PA.

american house hotel hamburg pa

July 17, 2010

Memoirs of a Gothic Soul available for preorder!

Rebekah’s book “Memoirs of a Gothic Soul” is now available for preorder! The release is scheduled for Friday, August 13. This is the first installment from a series of 13 books she has planned. The second book “Mariposa” will be available in Spring 2011. The lady is a brilliant writer and the book, and the series, is destined for greatness. Order your copy today!

Available through rebekaharmusik.com



 

July 7, 2010

Eric was featured two weeks ago in the Chicago Tribune

July 6, 2010

Eric has been selected as Artist of the Month by artistcareertraining.com. See the huge interview on their website.

June 30, 2010

If Picasso Could Paint has been sold to a private collection.

June 23, 2010

The “Marathon Portrait” has been announced. Sign up for your time slot.
48 hours straight, no breaks, no sleep. A portrait commission every 2 hours.
Held at the American House Hotel in Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Fine dining during the entire event, drinks and rooms available for lodging.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

June 22, 2010

Self Portrait with the Head of Damien Hirst has been posted.

June 20, 2010

The Fire Sale is sold out!! 2AM and Pensive Woman have sold to a private collection.

June 19, 2010

Eric’s Fire Sale has been featured in an article titled “Burning Down The Art” in today’s Morning Call newspaper.

June 15, 2010

Life and Fff have sold to a private collection.

June 15, 2010

Passage has sold to a private collection.

June 14, 2010

The Interruption, Maker and Too Late have sold to private collections.

June 11, 2010

The Model” and “Empowered” have sold to private collections.

June 9, 2010

Devotion has sold to a private collection.

June 8, 2010

Only the Good has sold to a private collection.

June 7, 2010

Channel 69 News has run a feature story on the Fire Sale.

June 6, 2010

The Reading Eagle featured the Fire Sale in today’s Sunday paper.

May 25, 2010

Stifled by Modernism has been sold to a private collection.

May 25, 2010

The Fire Sale has been featured in one of the better art blogs out there In the Real Art World.

May 25, 2010

Talked Back, Surrounded by Fools, and My Struggle have sold to private collections.

May 20, 2010

Descending has just sold to a private collection.

May 20, 2010



At 8:00 PM EST Artist Eric Armusik made an announcement via YouTube video that he would be offering a decade of his paintings in what he called a “Fire Sale” through his website www.ericarmusik.com. For 30 days he will sell this body of work for a discounted sale and if any paintings were left on June 20, 2010 he would be setting any and all of them on fire

May 18, 2010

Two Women has sold to a private collection.

May 16, 2010

Studio classes for the Summer 2010 start this May 18 and will be each week on Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Email for more information

May 6, 2010

Migration has just sold to a private collection.

May 4, 2010

Eric is featured on the blog “Underpaintings” today as a recap for the ARC Salon show.

May 3, 2010

It was announced today that Eric’s painting Odysseus and the Sirens has won the prestigeous Chairman’s Choice Award in the International ARC Salon. With over 1700 artworks from over 30 countries worldwide from some of the most talented artists in the genre of contemporary realism this painting was selected.

March 14, 2010

Eric is featured in an article in today’s Reading Eagle Newspaper on the Stations of the Cross commission with pictures of his Crucifixion on the front page, and a full color page on Section E1 and the E3.

March 13, 2010

The Stations of the Cross – for St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Seattle, Washington
14 panels 11 x 14″ painted from November 17-February 17 in just over 300 total painting hours
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February 24, 2010

Eric is featured in an 8 page interview and full color article in the April edition of Poets and Artists magazine. To get a copy click here.

February 17, 2010

Eric’s Stations of the Cross commission was featured tonight in a news story at Channel 69 News in Philadelphia.

February 16, 2010

Eric’s Stations of the Cross commission for St. Therese church in Seattle, Washington has been covered in an article at the Hamburg Item.

January 11, 2010

Eric is featured in a 6 page article in this month’s Project Exposure magazine. Their website is: http://www.projectexposure.net

January 4, 2010

Eric and his home is featured in the February edition of Victorian Homes Magazine with an article on the formality in the Armusik home in entertaining as a professional artist.

December 16

Eric is now ranked #2 in the world by popular vote on noenga.com.

November 30

Eric’s painting Death of Cleopatra won an award on noenga.com for best figurative and realistic categories. Overall for November the painting won the Silver Cup award pushing Eric into the #3 position worldwide.

November 4

Eric’s exhibition at Progressive Galleries has been extended until December 15.

October 2, 2009

Jupiter and Io has been posted and will be available for sale at the exhibition. It is oil on birch, 2009, 36″ x 60″

October 2, 2009

Huge opening expected for “My Place in History”, a 24 painting exhibition at Progressive Galleries in Lancaster PA.

September 26, 2009

“My Place in History” opens next Friday, October 2 at Progressive Galleries in Lancaster, PA. The show will feature 24 paintings.

September 11, 2009

Death of Cleopatra” is finished and uploaded.

 

August 28, 2009

Eric has been featured in a 9 page article in Victorian Homes Magazine. The article features a number of his paintings and a behind the scenes look at the environment where he creates. The magazine is available at your local Barnes and Noble, Borders, local newsstands and online at http://www.victorianhomesmag.com.

August 18, 2009

Eric’s new painting, and a unique take on modern art, titled, “If Picasso Could Paint” has been uploaded. The painting will be on display for the exhibition at Progressive Galleries in October. See the painting here and see detail shots here head | hand | foot

August 5, 2009

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Eric’s new painting Echo and Narcissus and a detail has been posted. The painting is 40″ x 66″

August 1, 2009

Eric’s painting “Right in Front of Her” on the gold award again on the website http://www.noenga.com/. This win ranks Eric 4th worldwide and 1st in all the American artists on the website.

Wall Street Journal

New York Times

Artforum

June 29, 2009

Eric and his paintings are featured in the July issue of International Art Treasures Magazine. Follow the link for the story.

June 26, 2009

Eric’s paintings It Was Time, Interruption, Right in Front of Her and After the Party III are featured along with his home in a large article in Victorian Homes Magazine. The only side note is that many of the paintings are blurred and the color is off. Great article none the less. Find it at your local bookstore or newsstand.

May 16, 2009

Eric’s paintings will be featured in a solo exhibition this fall October 2 – 31 at Progressive Galleries – 323 North Queen Street – Lancaster PA.

May 8, 2009

Eric’s painting Odysseus and the Sirens has been sold to a private collection.

May 2, 2009

Eric’s paintings and home are featured again in the pages of this month’s Victorian Homes Magazine. This issue features the work he did on his upstairs bathroom, the addition downstairs which includes his kitchen add-on and his luxury bathroom. The issue then features his master bedroom and another bedroom in the home. Two of Eric’s paintings are also prominently feature – The Confession and Pensive Woman. The feature has led to many inquiries about each painting though unfortunately the printing of this issues is a bit washed out and the color is not right for the home photos or the painings. Each painting that is featured on this site is color corrected and more true to the original (as much as the resolution allows on the web that is – not the magazine print color).

May 1, 2009

Eric’s paintings Odysseus and the Sirens won as best painting and best technique again for the month of April, The Awakening of Eros and St. Sebastian won second place in these categories also. Over the past three months of participation on this website Eric has risen to the 14th most popular artist in the world on noenga.com

April 17, 2009

Three of Eric’s paintings will be on exhibition at Many Worlds Gallery in Pottsville PA. Paintings, The Awakening of Eros, The Confession and the Madness of Nero will be on display. For more information see their website.

April 2, 2009

Eric’s painting Odysseus and the Sirens has been voted a gold award for the best artwork on noenga.com . Four other paintings by Eric have placed in the top three over the past two months and the artist has quickly ranked as #16 most viewed artist on this worldwide artist network in just over the past two months.

March 19, 2009

Eric’s home is featured again in a five page article in Victorian Homes Magazine. Pick up a copy at Borders or Barnes and Noble.

March 9, 2009

Eric’s paintings are featured a number of times in a feature done on Progressive Galleries by Lancaster PA TV. Check out the link here http://vimeo.com/3532929

February 25, 2009

Eric’s work will be represented by Progressive Galleries in Lancaster, PA. For more information about which paintings will be featured you may email the director here.

January 24, 2009

Herbert Morris’s book Artists in Evil: An Essay on Evil and Redemption in Marcel Proust’s IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME, which features Eric’s painting “Two Women” has been released and is available on lulu.com.

 

January 20, 2009

Proof of the strength of traditional painting even in a down economy:

New York auctions open with Old Masters [Jan 09]
The market is feverish, sellers are nervous, auctioneers are worried and yet…the purchase intentions recorded in our Art Market Confidence Index show a certain optimism ahead of the Old Masters sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s. At mid-January 2009, 70% of market players (all segments) declared themselves “ready to buy” in the Artprice AMCI

January 17, 2009

Several of Eric’s large paintings will be on display this Saturday evening during a Reading Symphony Orchestra concert at the Raja Theater at 136 N. Sixth St. in downtown Reading, PA. Paintings will be on view during the performance and through the intermission in the mezzanine. For more information see their website at http://www.readingsymphony.com/

January 13, 2008 – PRESS RELEASE

Figurative artist Eric Armusik will be featured in the pages of Victorian Homes Magazine in a six-part feature during all of 2009. Armusik’s extensive talents as a classical realism painter and as a designer, woodworker, restorer and carpenter will be chronicled each month beginning with the March issue which will be available on stands January 13, 2009. Each issue will feature restorations to his 1865 Victorian home, his neo-Baroque figurative paintings, the numerous fireplaces and woodworking projects done for the home and his retrofitted addition the artist personally designed and built. For more information http://www.victorianhomesmag.com

December 12, 2008

Eric’s home and his art have been featured in a full page article with pictures in today’s Reading Eagle section B1.

November 18, 2008

Official: Eric, his paintings, and his restoration of his Victorian Home will be featured throughout each issue of Victorian Homes Magazine in 2009. The first issue that will run the ongoing feature will be the March 2009 issue that will hit newsstands on January 15, 2009. Each issue will delve into his artistic vision for the design and rennovations, the collaboration with his wife Rebekah for the overall Victorian look, the work he did on the home and property, and his paintings.

October 31, 2008

Odysseus and the Sirens is finished and rough photos of the painting have been uploaded. The painting will be on display tomorrow at the Allentown Art Museum at the Cocktails and Collecting exhibition.

October 30, 2008

The inventory list for the Allentown Art Museum Cocktails and Collecting show has been confirmed. There will be 11 paintings on display and for sale ranging from 8 x 10 inches to Eric’s new painting “Odysseus and the Sirens” that measures 52″ x 72″. An inventory sheet is available here.

October 19, 2008

Usually paintings in progress are not posted but the anticipation for the completion of the “Odysseus and the Sirens” painting has been quite popular. Here is a sneak peek. The final painting will be on display on November 1 at the Allentown Art Museum. Th painting measures a large 52″ x 72″.

Working 10-28

* Please keep in mind these are rough jpeg photos and the shots have a terrible glare

October 8, 2008

The new painting “The Awakening of Eros” has been posted. The painting will be available for purchase at the Allentown Cocktails and Collecting Event on Nov. 1 at the Allenown Art Museum.

eros figurative art contemporary realism

October 2, 2008

Eric’s painting The Confession received an honorable mention for “Best Lighting in a Painting” for the 2008 Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on display from Sept. 13-Nov.2, 2008. The exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue with an essay by former Director of the National Academy of Design, Dr. Annette Blaugrund and Dr. Donald Kuspit, Professor of Art and Philosophy, SUNY at Stony Brook.

September 24, 2008

Phosphorescence Magazine – Seventh Issue, 2008 has published a 9 page feature on Eric’s paintings from 2004-2008. This issue is available online at LULU.com on this page http://www.lulu.com/content/4227464

September 20, 2008

Eric’s paintings Devotion, The Entertainment, and Pensive Woman are going to be on display in one of this years homes in the 2008 Parade of Homes in the greater Reading Area from September 20 – 28. For more details click here.

September 12, 2008

Eric’s painting The Confession will be shown in the Contemporary American Realism 2008 Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Fort Wayne, IN) from Sept. 13-Nov.2, 2008. Opening lectures and reception for this show will be held on Sept. 12, 2008. Contemporary American Realism: 2008 Biennial will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue with an essay by former Director of the National Academy of Design, Dr. Annette Blaugrund and Dr. Donald Kuspit, Professor of Art and Philosophy, SUNY at Stony Brook.

September, 10, 2008

It may be a few weeks back but Eric was featured in a Meet the Artist section of the Express Times Newspaper in Bethlehem, PA. The article Eric Armusik: Young Talent Inspired by the Old Masters appeared in the August 22 issue.

September 7, 2008

Eric’s painting The Entertainment has won the Andrew and Maria Styka Award at the 33rd Annual Adam Styka Art Exhibit and Sale conducted by the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia.

September 6, 2008

Eric’s new painting The Madness of Nero that was featured in the recent Channel 69 and Reading Eagle interviews (while in progress) is now finished and posted on the site here. The painting will be available for purchase at the Allentown Cocktails and Collecting Event on Nov. 1 at the Allenown Art Museum.
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September 4, 2008

A story in the Northwestern Press entitled “Artist restores painting from St. Mary’s Church” was done on Eric, his paintings and his restoration project. The article is by Elsa Kershner and is in full color on page A12.

August 26, 2008

Eric’s painting “Self Portrait as St. Sebastian” appeared on today’s NAP (New Arts Program) Connections show on BCTV today in their coverage of the recent show at the Goggleworks. Though the work clearly stood out among a number of mediocre artworks in the show, (and that is putting it nicely), all the hosts of the show could say is that “Eric Armusik shows his work worldwide”.

August 20, 2008

Eric and the church restoration are featured in today’s Reading Eagle in the article : Artist Trying to Uncover the Secrets of Painting in Hamburg Church.

August 19, 2008

The Channel 69 News story and video about Eric’s paintings has been posted here.

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Still video image courtesy of WFMZ.com

August 18, 2008

Eric’s paintings and his work restoring the painting at St. Marys RC Church in Hamburg is to be featured on tonight’s 10:30 News on Channel 69 WFMZ News. The video will be also featured on their website tomorrow. More details soon. More media sources are expected to do similar coverage in the coming weeks.

August 9, 2008

St. Mary’s RC Church painting restoration update: The painting is about 30% off the wall. This slow and delicate process continues. See the photos:

August 3, 2008

Eric’s painting Two Women will be featured as cover art for the new book by Herbert Morris entitled “Artists in Evil: An Essay on Evil and Redemption in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time“. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

August 2, 2008

Eric’s work was selected to appear in this years Cocktails and Collecting Soiree at the Allentown Art Museum on 31 North Fifth Street in Allentown. The event will be held on November 1 from 6PM – 9PM. The artist will be on hand to answer any questions and to assist in your purchase of many of the new paintings he has currently in progress.

August 2, 2008

Eric will be showing his paintings St. Jerome , Self Portrait as St. Sebastian , and The Entertainment at the Shrine of Czestochowa in Doylestown at the 33rd Annual Adam Styka Art Exhibit organized by the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia. The paintings will be on display and for purchase from August 24 to September 7th. The preview party is set for August 24 at 2:30 PM.

July 24, 2008

Eric has been asked to remove and restore a painting for St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Hamburg, PA. Removing the painting from 16 ft. above the alter will be a difficult and slow process of removing a cracked and brittle canvas that was glued onto a plastered wall but will be completed this month prior to the sale of the property. The artist believes the painting to be well over 100 years old and a very competent painting of the Virgin and Child. Upon complete removal the painting will undergo further restoration efforts by Eric until it is ready to be rehung in the new St. Mary’s church just outside of town. More photos as the painting is closer to removal.

July 22, 2008

Eric’s new painting St. Jerome has been posted. The painting is 36 x 48 inches on Linen adhered to panel. To see a detail of the face click on St. Jerome Face.

Eric’s painting The Confession will be featured in the 2008 Realism Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The catalogue for the show explores the notion of realism and its reception further, the catalogue includes an essay by Dr. Annette Blaugrund entitled “Realism and the National Academy of Design” and an essay by Dr. Donald Kuspit entitled “A Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Note on Realism, or Why It is Harder To Be a Realist Than a Conceptualist.”

July 20, 2008

Six of Eric’s paintings will be featured in the Saturday Night Explosion Exhibition at Progressive Galleries in downtown Harrisburg. The exhibition will be on display from July 26 – August 8. Details about the show are available on their website and their page on myspace.

July 5, 2008

Eric’s painting Self Portrait as St. Sebastian will be on exhibition at the Goggleworks in Reading PA from July 13 – August 17.

June 4, 2008

A number of Eric’s smaller paintings and An Evening Affair will be on display at a cafe on 500 Penn Ave in West Reading, PA. An opening is planned for this Thursday June 5.

May 25, 2008

Summer artist workshops have now been posted on the Studio School page. There you can find information on signing up and course dates and times. Courses being offered this summer are Portrait Painting, Figure Drawing, Still Life Painting, and Still Life Drawing. Courses run 4 weeks and 8 weeks.

May 14, 2008

This summer Eric will be offering several workshops in drawing and painting at his studio. Dates, times and further sign up information will available in the coming days.

April 7, 2008

Eric’s work has been selected for exhibition in the 2008 Realism Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The exhibit will be on display from September 13 – November 2. More details will follow soon.

March 1, 2008

See Eric’s new painting Self Portrait as St. Sebastian and a detail of the face of St. Sebastain here. The painting is 36 x 60 inches on Linen adhered to panel.

February 1, 2008

Eric’s painting 2:00AM received an “Award of Excellence” and The Confession and Devotion received “Special Recognition” from the juror for exhibition Realism X at the Upstream People Gallery during the month of February. The juror stated:

“ERIC ARMUSIK of Hamburg, Pennsylvania has three very finely detailed realistic paintings in oil. “2:00 AM” is well developed with a strong play with the diagonal forming a diamond movement that is repeated in the male figure. The idea of an artist working into the morning hours can be understood by many artists. The painting “Devotion” also uses a kind of diamond orchestration with the female figure aglow amidst the darker interior surroundings. And the work “Confession” shows a special drama in the highly lit contrast in the face.”

January 20, 2008

Eric has been recognized by IDEARC Media and the Verizon Yellow Pages as a “Local Hero” for his artistic contributions to his community. Eric’s artistic renderings and design advice has become a reference for many of the facade restorations in the Hamburg, Pennsylvania area.

January 16, 2008

Eric’s paintings The Confession, 2:00AM and Devotion have been selected for the exhibition Realism X at the Upstream People Gallery during the month of February.

January 1, 2008

Eric’s paintings for the Kasych Center of the Lehigh Valley Hospital will be unveiled this weekend at a private event on January 4, 2008 at an event from 4-7 PM. The center will officially open to the public on Saturday January 5. See their site for more details.

August 18, 2007

Check out the full page in this month’s American Art Collector featuring Eric’s painting The Confession.

August 10, 2007

Eric is featured this month in Victorian Home‘s special Restoration Guide available as a bonus edition to the October issue. You can find the magazine at Barnes and Noble, Borders and your local magazine shop. His expertise and pictures of his home are featured in pages 26-32 of the magazine.

May 28, 2007

Eric and his wife Rebekah are featured in today’s Pottsville Republican Newspaper in as story titled Restoration of Victorian home in Hamburg garners attention by writer Maria Herne.

May 11, 2007

There is a small but nice review of Eric’s painting Then They Were Gone in this weeks Time Off Magazine published by the Princeton Packet in New Jerseyby Ilene Dube for the exhibition in the Trenton Museum that says “is so lifelike, it’s hard to believe it’s not a photograph … Eric Armusik’s “Then They Were Gone,” a portrait of a woman in black dress and beret against a maroon plush chair. The crystal in the glass she holds and one on a table sparkles.” They also featured a nice picture of the painting as well.

May 4, 2007

Eric’s painting Then They Were Gone has won the Ben Whitmire Award in the Ellarslie Open and has been purchased by the Trenton City Art Museum for their permanent collection.

May 1, 2007

Eric’s exhibition at Mulberry Galleries in Lancaster, the Victorian home he restored , and recent feature in Old House Journal are featured in this week’s Hamburg Item Newspaper.

April 29, 2007

Eric’s art and historic preservation talents have been featured in a very large, full page article in the Reading Eagle newspaper today entitled “The Art of Home Improvement. Thanks to Bruce Posten for a great article. Photo by Ryan McFadden.

Two new paintings “The Confession” and “It was Time” have been posted on the site and are on display at Mulberry Gallery in Lancaster, PA for the month of May.

 

April 24, 2007

Eric Armusik is teaming up with Michael George Jerista to create a brand new two man exhibit entitled They Had To Look, at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of May. The public is invited to come out and meet the artists at a First Friday reception on May 4th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Two Sunday receptions will also be held on May 6th and May 13th, both from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm, with evenings and weekends available by appointment. Mulberry Art Studios is located at 19-21 North Mulberry Street, Lancaster. Please visit mulberryartstudios.com for more information.

April 21, 2007

Eric’s painting It Was How They Said It has been auctioned off at the Allentown Museum Gala to a private collection.

April 16, 2007

Don’t forget, Eric’s painting It Was How They Said It will be auctioned off at the Allentown Art Museum during their annual Gala event. For more information or tickets to this very excusive dinner and gala event please contact the Allentown Art Museum at askus@allentownartmuseum.org

April 15, 2007

Eric’s paintings and his restored Victorian home will be featured in a four page article in this June’s Old House Journal Magazine. The article entitled “Precipitating Preservation” displays another creative side of the artist and his wife Rebekah who are acknowledged for their incredible restoration of their 1860s Victorian home and the volunteer efforts for the town of Hamburg PA.

April 10, 2007

Eric’s painting Then They Were Gone has been selected for the Ellarslie Open XXV at the Trenton City Museum in New Jersey. Exhibition Dates: April 28, 2007 — June 24, 2007 – Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.

March 7, 2007

Eric’s painting It Was How They Said It will be auctioned off at the Allentown Art Museum during their annual Gala event. The painting will be on display at the museum until the event which is scheduled for April 21. For more information or tickets to this very excusive dinner and gala event please contact the Allentown Art Museum at askus@allentownartmuseum.org

January 7, 2006

Waiting (Sylvia’s Winter) has been sold to a private collection.

December 20, 2006

Exibition at Mulberry Art Gallery in May 2007

Eric Armusik is teaming up with Michael George Jerista to create a brand new two man exhibit entitled They Had To Look, at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of May. They Had To Look is a collection of artwork that speaks about the inner and outer experiences that influence emotions. The public is invited to come out and meet the artists at a First Friday reception on May 4th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Two Sunday receptions will also be held on May 6th and May 13th, both from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm, with evenings and weekends available by appointment. Mulberry Art Studios is located at 19-21 North Mulberry Street, Lancaster. Please visit mulberryartstudios.com for more information on this and other events, as well as directions to the gallery.

October 26, 2006

Both After the Party and She Had to Look have been sold to private collections during the Allentown Art Museum exhibition.

October 26, 2006

Don’t forget on tonight, Eric will be featured in a very important collectors Soiree at the Allentown Art Museum. His painting “Then They Were Gone” has been chosen as the artwork to represent the show in all of Allentown Museum’s marketing. See it here. The exhibition is a art collectors event and will feature 10 paintings from his collection ranging from $750 – $2000 and sizes 8 x 10 – 32 x 32 inches. The event is expected to be well attended by many private and public collectors.

October 5, 2006

Perfect Pairing
Article by Maria Herne

Check out the cover of the LEISURE section today’s Pottsville Republican for story on Eric and his painting “During the Storm” which appears on the 2006 Cherry Divyne Wine at Vynecrest Winery.


Photo by Andy Matsko

October 1, 2006

Check out the write up of Eric’s wine bottle artwork for Vynecrest in today’s Morning Call Newspaper in the Arts Section.

September 18, 2006

Vynecrest Winery is set to release its 2006 Cherry DiVyne on October 7th & 8th with special artist label

Vynecrest Winery is excited to announce the release of its 2006 Cherry DiVyne on October 7th 2006. After last year’s vintage sold out in a record 5 months there has been an unprecedented anticipation awaiting this year’s release. The 2005 Cherry DiVyne won the Governor’s Cup awarded to the best fruit wine in the state of Pennsylvania. Cherry DiVyne (retail price $13.99) is a sweet, luscious and intense dessert style wine made from 100% PA Montmorency Sour Cherries. With a perfect balance of tartness and ripe sour cherry its a wine like no other.
To celebrate the release, Vynecrest has teamed up with artist Eric Armusik ( www.ericarmusik.com) to create a Special Edition Wine Label for the 2006 Cherry Divyne. The label is an exact replica of Eric’s Oil Painting “During the Storm” which is currently hanging in the Vynecrest Winery tasting room. The painting depicts John Landis, Vynecrest Winery winemaker, on the evening he came up with the idea to produce a hand crafted Cherry Wine three years ago.
On the Special release weekend of October 7th and 8th Vynecrest will be open from 11-5pm. Vynecrest will be pairing the 2006 Cherry DiVyne with Wilbur Dark Chocolate throughout the weekend. John Landis will be available all weekend to sign posters as well as bottles of the oil painting “During the Storm” and the artist Eric Armusik will be available on Sunday from 1-3 to sign posters and bottles as well. In addition, Vynecrest will also be giving away a free poster to anyone purchasing a case of Cherry DiVyne.
In the meantime, if anyone has any interest in receiving labels ahead of time, please contact Sam Landis as copies can be mailed out to you for use in any of your publications.

Sam Landis
Vynecrest Winery
610-398-7525
Sam@vynecrest.com

September 5, 2006
Eric’s painting Then They Were Gone has been selected to appear in the 78th Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. The show runs from October 31-Friday November 10. An opening reception for the show is scheduled for Sunday, November 5 at 2:00-5:00.

Salmagundi Club • 47 5th Avenue • New York, NY 10003

August 31, 2006

Sixteen of Eric’s paintings will be on display at Suite 3 Gallery in Camp Hill Pennsylvania from Tuesday, September 5 – Friday October 20.

Suite 3 GalleryHershey Philbin Associates, Inc. • 2101 Orchard Rd. • Camp Hill, PA 17011 • 717-975-2148

August 23, 2006

Eric’s painting “During the Storm” will appear on a wine bottle at Vynecrest Winery this fall. The variety, a Cherry Divyne wine, is to be released on the weekend of October 7-8. The variety is one of the winery’s most popular sellers and has won several awards. Please check the site for more details in the coming weeks.