Larry Blovits
Larry J. Blovits Resume 0-1835 Luce S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49534-8916 (616) 677-1765, e-mail larryblovits@mac.com Website - www.larryblovits.com Born: 10/19/1936 Education: BFA, MFA Wayne State University 1964, 1966 Married to Linda Professional Organizations, past and present Salmagundi Club, N. Y.C. Midwest Pastel Society American Portrait Society Knickerbocker Artist Oil Pastel Association American Society of Portrait Artists Great Lakes Pastel Society. Oil Painters of America Portrait Society of America Pastel Society of America Permanent Collection Paintings by Larry Blovits are included in permanent collections of: Michigan Supreme Court; Michigan State Senate; McGee's Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA; Spectrum Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, ; St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.; Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT; Western Michigan University MI,; Muskegon Museum of Art (MI); Grand Rapids Art Museum (MI); Aquinas College (MI), Grand Valley State University, (MI); Hope College(MI); Michigan Tech (MI); Ferris State University (MI); Eastern Michigan University (MI); Beta Rho Delta National Sorority Museum Oxford, OH; Providence College (RI), and many other distinguished locations throughout the United States. Awards Exhibited and won awards in over 100 National and Regional Shows; more than 40 one-man shows People’s Choice Award, Festival 2012 Regional Arts Competition, Grand Rapids, MI 2012 Alden B. Dow Award, Great Lakes Pastel Society National Show, Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI May 8 - Aug. 1, 2010 3rd Place Award, 24th Annual West Michigan Regional Competition, 2010, Lowell, MI Honorable Mention, 2007 Great Lakes Pastel Show, Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art Purchase Award, Festival 2006 Regional Art Competition, Grand Rapids, MI People’s Choice Award, Festival 2005 Regional Art competition, Grand Rapids, MI Honorable Mention, 2005 Pastel 100 competition, Pastel Journal Magazine Gold Medal Award, 2004 Great Lakes Pastel Society exhibition, Grosse Pointe, MI Honorable Mention, 2004 Pastel 100 competition, Pastel Journal Magazine Honorable Mention, 2003 Pastel 100 competition, Pastel Journal Magazine Purchase Award - 2003 Pastel Society of America NYC Annual exhibition Purchase award - 2002 Pastel Society of America, NYC Annual exhibition The Pastel Society of NM award – 2000 Pastel Society of America, NYC Annual The Award of Excellence, Midwest Pastel Society, 1996 Annual; Finalist in the 1995 ARTIST MAGAZINE portrait competition Master Pastelist Award -1993 Pastel Society of America's Watson-Guptill Award –1992 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture - 1991 National Portrait Seminar Salmagundi Award –1987 Metropolitan Portrait Society Award –1986 - Are but a few of the consistently outstanding achievement awarded to Larry Blovits for his work. - over - Galleries Represented By Francesca Anderson Fine Art Portraits North, Lexington, MA Button Petter Gallery, Douglas, MI MercuryHead Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI Treeline Gallery, Suttons Bay, MI Publications “Photographing Your Art”, Profile Magazine of the American Portrait Society, Third Issue “ Larry Blovits' multipurpose Studio”, American Artist, June issue1990, pp 46- 51 'Those Already Counted”, American Artist Magazine, August issue 1990, Page 69 Pastel Journal, April 2004, P. 48 International Artist, Oct./Nov. 2003, pg. 112 Pastel Journal, May/June 2001, pp 54/55 Pastel Artist International, May/June 2001, pp 36-37 Pastel Artist International, Feb/Mar/Apr 2000, pg. 60 Pastel Journal, July/August 2002, pp 54-57 Who's Who in American Education, 4th edition Who's Who in the World 12th edition Who's Who in the Midwest, 23rd - 25th edition 5000 Personalities of the World, 5th edition Who's Who in America, 47th - 52nd edition Author - Books and Videos “Pastel for the Serious Beginner” - Watson - Guptill 1996 “No Experience Required; Sketching and Drawing” - North Light Book 2004 “Pastel Landscape; Technique and Procedure”- 60-minute instructional video 1991 Featured artist in books: “Best of American Pastel Artists, Vol. 2, Kennedy Publishers “The Best of Flower Painting” - North Light Books “Pastel Interpretations”, by Madlyn Woolwich, North Light Books, 1993 –cover artist “The Art of Pastel Portraiture”, Madlyn Woolwich, Watson-Guptill books, 1996 "How did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes" -International Artist 2004 “The Best of Pastel 2”, Rockport publishers, 1998 “Directory of American Portrait Artists”, Pages 387-388 “Pastel Artists- Best of America”. Kennedy publishers 2009 Additional Education Aaron Shikler workshop. Old Lyme Academy, Old Lyme, CT, 1988. Richard Whitney Portrait workshop, 1994 Daniel Greene Oil and Pastel Portraiture Workshops, North Salem, NY, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986. National. Portrait Seminar, NYC 1981, 1982, Atlanta 1991, 1993 ASOPA Portrait Seminar, Montgomery, AL 1997, 1998 Present Position Aquinas College Professor Emeritus retired from 26 years of teaching in 1993; full time artist specializing in portrait and landscape commissions, teaching workshops (since 1975) in state, across the country, and abroad (England, Ireland, Italy, Australia, New Zealand), writing books, and judging art shows.
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