National Art Museum of Sport Artist of the Month

I'm honored to have been chosen as the January 2016 Artist of the Month by the National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS).

NAMOS is "America's premiere museum of fine art depicting sport", founded in New York in 1959 and opened its first location in 1968 at Madison Square Garden.

The museum's mission is to share the best in fine art depicting sport and encourage the creation of fine art depicting sport.

My baseball glove artworks are being featured on the NAMOS web site during the month.

Now based in Indianapolis, the National Art Museum of Sport has one of the largest collections and exhibition schedules of fine art depicting sport. The museum has more than 1,000 pieces showcasing the heroes and heroines of basketball, boxing, baseball, golf and tennis-over 50 sports. In addition to its collections, the museum also features extensive archives and a library about sport art and its collection.

NAMOS currently hosts exhibitions featuring selections from their permanent collections in various locations, including pieces on display at NCAA headquarters, while in discussions for a new permanent home.

Thanks to The National Art Museum of Sport for recognizing my work to this point exploring the national pastime!

Glove Paintings in North Carolina Art Exhibition

"Baseball as Art" exhibit showcases five Baseball Glove Artworks.

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The Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, NC celebrates baseball-inspired art in the annual "Baseball as Art" exhibition, opening August 6th.

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My Ted Williams, Hank Greenberg, Minnie Minoso, Tom Seaver and Roberto Clemente baseball glove paintings are on display in this group show.

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The exhibit runs through September 12th in the beautiful former post office space and includes a number of baseball-themed images by several artists.

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The exhibit opens in conjunction with the American Legion Baseball World Series, which brings baseball fans and families from around the countey to the Shelby-area during the tournament.

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A big THANKS to the Cleveland County Arts Council for the invitation to have a role in the show! Their enthusiasm for the arts and special programming is impressive and it's an honor to be associated with this special event.

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Photos courtesy of Jason Dahlheimer and Cleveland County Arts Council.


Glove Art for Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation Dinner

The Richie Ashburn - Harry Kalas Foundation commissioned a custom painted glove as a fundraising item for their annual benefit dinner in Philadelphia last week (May 12, 2014).

A special vintage glove with a hand-painted rendition of the Foundation's handsome logo was created for the event, leaving plenty of space for player autographs.

Past and present Phillies signed the glove just before dinner was served, including Hall of Famer and Manager Ryne Sandberg and All-Star Ryan Howard (pictured above and below), Larry Bowa, Kyle Kendrick, Cody Asche, Gary 'The Sarge' Matthews, Ruben Amaro Sr., and Larry Anderson.

The 1940s Wilson glove became a one-of-a-kind keepsake for one lucky bidder during the evening's live auction.

Named after the Hall of Fame player and the Hall of Fame broadcaster, the Ashburn-Kalas Foundation provides free baseball camps for over 1,000 youths in the Philadelphia-area each summer.

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A big thanks to the Ashburn-Kalas Foundation for asking me to create this custom artwork and for the opportunity to be a part of the event.

And this was an especially significant project for me. My first and favorite glove as a boy, the one that planted the seed for a love of classic gloves, was my dad's old childhood glove -- a Richie Asburn signature model. Incredible how life moments can come full circle sometimes.


Yogi Berra Baseball Glove Painting

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Keepsake Baseball Glove Painting featuring Yogi Berra 

This classic catcher's glove features a hand-painted portrait of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra.

[ Update: This one-of-a-kind Yogi Berra painted catcher's glove art has been sold.]

The baseball icon is depicted in his younger years with his All-Star, MVP and World Series Champion years carefully hand-lettered.

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Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra played on a record 10 World Series Championship "Bronx Bombers" teams between 1947 and 1962. He was an All-Star each year from 1948 to 1962. And Yogi was AL MVP in 1951, 1954 and 1955.

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Besides catcher, Yogi played outfield and was a manager of the New York Yankees and New York Mets.

Yogi was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

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The catchers glove is painted with archival-quality acrylic paints and sealed with a protective varnish.

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Fitting for a man known for his famous quotes, this Yogi Berra glove art is sure to be a conversation starter for the baseball fan displaying it in their home or office.

 

 

 

 

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This one-of-a-kind Yogi Berra painted catcher's glove art has been sold.

Questions and inquiries about an entirely new, unique Yogi Berra glove painting are welcomed. Contact via email or by phone at 519-836-5647.