Paul Keysar artist

Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Harford County Plein Air
October 8 through 15, 2017, Bel Air, Md
juried plein air painting competition and exhibit


NC Open Plein Air
August 25-27, 2017 – Mooresville, NC
plein air painting competition and exhibit


Floyd Plein Air Festival
August 14 through 19, 2017 – Floyd, VA
juried plein air painting competition and exhibit


"Ten"
Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord, NC
August 3 through October 20, 2017
Exhibit Reception: 8/11/17, 6-9 pm
invitational group exhibit


Paint It! Ellicott City
juried plein air painting competition and exhibit in Ellicott City, MD
Competition: July 7-9, 2017 Opening Reception: July 10, 2017, 6-8 pm


Paint Annapolis
juried plein air painting competition and exhibit in Annapolis, MD
June 4-11, 2017


The Art Shop NC
Greensboro, NC
I have five paintings from my night series on display.



Past 2017 Exhibits

Paint the Town – Chestertown, MD
April 27 through 30, 2017
plein air painting competition and sale


"6x9: Limited Size, Unlimited Talent"
April 21, 2017
Portrait Society of America
19th Annual The Art of the Portrait Conference, Atlanta, GA
invitational group exhibit


"Spring Into Art 2017"
Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC
April 7 through 28, 2017
juried group exhibit Awarded 2nd Place for "Alise with Her Head in the Clouds"


"Capturing Light"
Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord, NC
February 10 through April 7, 2017
Exhibit Reception: 2/10/17, 6-9 pm
group exhibit




2016 Exhibits

"Small Works 2016"
December 3, 2016, through January 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
The Old Barn at Sunset on display, invitational group exhibit


"Plein Air Paintings - from the Carolinas and Beyond"
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Student Union Art Gallery
Nov 2 to Dec 10, 2016, Charlotte, NC
Join me at the free opening reception, Saturday, Nov 5, 2016, 6-8 pm
Solo exhibit of more than 30 plein air paintings depicting the natural and urban environment


Harford Plein Air Painting Festival
October 10-15, 2016, Bel Air, MD
juried plein air competition and exhibit


Bath County Plein Air Festival
October 3-9, 2016, Warm Springs, VA
juried plein air competition and exhibit


Quick Draw Competitions - Plein Air Easton
July 15-16, 2016
Easton, MD

Awarded 1st Place for "Corner of Glenwood and Washington" in the Quick Draw Rehearsal by judge Eric Bowman


Plein Air Richmond
June 19-26, 2016, Richmond, VA
juried plein air competition and exhibit

Awarded Honorable Mention for "Graffiti at the Lock" by judge Kathy Anderson


"Queen City Plein Air Festival"
April 21-23, 2016
Staunton, VA
invitational plein air competition and exhibit


"6x9: Limited Size, Unlimited Talent"
April 15, 2016
Portrait Society of America
18th Annual The Art of the Portrait Conference, Reston, VA
invitational group exhibit


"2nd Annual Portrait Paint Off and Exhibit"
Opening Reception: Friday, February 26, 2016, 6-8 pm
Portrait Paint Off: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 3-6 pm
ClearWater Artist Studios, 223 N Crowell St, Concord, NC
Invitational Group Exhibit and Demo




2015 Exhibits

"Small Works 2015"
December 6, 2015, through January 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1-4 pm
Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Jacob in Winter and In Hope of Spring on display, invitational group exhibit


"2015 Winter Show"
December 6, 2015 through January 15, 2016
GreenHill, Greensboro, NC
Collector's Choice Gala (a ticketed event): Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7-11 PM
Opening Reception: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2-5 PM
invitational group exhibit


"TRAC2015 Invitational Art Exhibition"
October 16 through November 13, 2015
The Representational Art Conference, Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, CA

"In Hope of Spring" received 1st Place in the fifth round of the TRAC2015 Online Art Competition


"2015 Plein Air Crush Weekend"
September 11-13, 2015
Chateau Morrisette Winery, Floyd, VA

Awarded Best Work Overall by judge M. Stephen Doherty, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine


"In the Landscape"
July 25 through September 12, 2015
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31, 2015, 6-8 PM
juried group exhibit


"79th National Midyear Show"
July 12 through Aug 30, 2015
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 19, 2015, 1-3 PM
juried group exhibit

"Loading Docks" awarded the Allied Artists of America Award


Plein Air Easton 2015 Quick Draw Competition and Sale
July 18, 2015, 10 am to 2 pm
Easton, MD
Event Info


"6x9: Limited Size, Unlimited Talent"
May 1, 2015
Portrait Society of America
17th Annual The Art of the Portrait Conference, Atlanta, GA
invitational group exhibit


"Spring Into Art" Juried Competition
April 3 - April 24, 2015
Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC
juried group exhibit

"Loading Docks" awarded Honorable Mention



2014 Exhibits

"Discover Local"
Oct 27 - Dec 18, 2014
Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord, NC
Exhibit Reception: 11/21/2014, 6-9 pm
group exhibit


"Richeson75 Figure/Portrait 2014 Competition"
October 20 - December 6, 2014
Richeson Art Gallery, Kimberly, WI
Opening Reception: 10/24/2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

"Jacob in Winter" awarded Best in Show by judge William A. Suys, Jr.


"While the City Sleeps - Night Paintings by Paul Keysar"
July 1 - July 24, 2014
UNCC, Student Union Art Gallery
Opening Reception: 7/10/2014, 5-8 pm
solo exhibit of 20 paintings


"Painting from Life - Plein Air and Still Life"
June 13 to July 9, 2014
Florence Thomas Art Gallery, 10 S. Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC
Exhibit Reception: 6/13/2014, 5-8 pm
solo exhibit of 12 paintings


"Spring Into Art" Juried Competition
Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC
juried group exhibit

"Christmas Tree Lot" awarded Second Place


"Human Nature"
January 31 - March 15, 2014
Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord, NC
Exhibit Reception: 1/31/2014, 6-9 pm
group exhibit