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ERIC ARMUSIK

HAMBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

UNITED STATES

Email : ericarmusik@gmail.com

Website : http://www.ericarmusik.com/

Religious Paintings Website: armusik.com

facebook : https://www.facebook.com/armusik

 

 

  

AMBASSADEUR DE PENNSYLVANIE (USA)

PENNSYLVANIA AMBASSADOR (USA)

 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/ericarmusik

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/armusik

Google+ : google.com/+EricArmusik

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Eric Armusik
Classical Figurative Painter

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. 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. 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. 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

 

“Tragic Love”  Empty Spaces Gallery, Putnam, CT

 

 

2011

 

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

 

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

 

“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

 

2017

 

Group Exhibition, Sacred Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Light and Dark Art Competition, A Singular Creation

 

 

2016

 

Eighth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition., Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, PA

 

Small World Postcard Exhibition & Auction, Magpie Springs, South Australia

 

Richeson75 Figurative International Competition, Richeson Art Gallery, Kimberly, WI

 

12thInternational Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist

 

Group show, Lisa Victoria Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

 

Solitude Art Competition, A Singular Creation

 

 

2015

 

Group show, Lisa Victoria Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

 

Figurativas Painting Competition, Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain, Finalist

 

Painting 2015: Realist and Impressionist,The Collection Beaux-Arts Réaliste, Canada

 

National Self Portrait Competition, Jerry’s Artarama, Online

 

11thInternational Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist 

 

Fast Lane Art Competition, Berks Arts Council, Reading, PA

 

 

2014

 

 Introspection Artevaggio Gallery, Duluth, GA 

 

10th International Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist: Imaginative Realism Category 

 

 

2012

 

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

     

Exhibition of New Saints, Italian Embassy, Washington D.C.

 

St. Jacques Berthieu, Newly Canonized Saints Exhibition, Rome, Italy

 

 

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

 

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 

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2017

 

Grand Prize, Light and Dark, Singular Art Creation

 

 

2016

 

Finalist, Eighth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition., Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, PA

 

Finalist, Richeson75 Figurative International Competition, Richeson Art Gallery, Kimberly, WI

 

Finalist, 12th International Art Renewal Center Salon

 

First Place,  Solitude Art Competition, A Singular Creation

 

 

2015

 

Peoples Choice Award, Painting on 8 billboards – will be seen by audience of 250,000

 

Finalist, Figurativas Painting Competition, Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain Finalist, 11th International Salon, Art Renewal Center

 

Peoples Choice Winner,  Honorable Mention Award in National Self Portrait Competition, Jerrys Artarama, Online

 

 

2014

 

Finalist, 10th International Salon, Art Renewal Center

 

 

2010

 

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

 

 

2008

 

Andrew and Maria Styka Award, 33rd Annual Adam Styka Art ExhibitPolish 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 CompetitionNew 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 

 

    

EDUCATION

 

B.F.A, Pennsylvania State University

 

Studied under Julie Heffernan and Robert Yarber

 

Art history minor, focusing on baroque art

 

     

1995

 

Semester abroad, Penn State University in Todi, Italy

 

 

2008

 

Studio Incamminati – Academy of the Artist Nelson Shanks 

 

     

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017

 

Rose, Joshua “Character Development,” International Artist Magazine, p. 82-85, April 2017

 

Webster, Andrew  “An Old Soul,” Artists on Art Magazine, Winter 2017

 

Feature “Eric Armusik - Classical Figurative Artist,” The Art Blog  February 2017

 

Sullivan, Rosanne T  “Runaway Pope: The Saint Dante Condemned to Hell’s Antechamber, Dappled Things  March 2, 2017

 

 

2016

 

Barrera, Sandra  "Southern Californians find faith through fitness and health.” Los Angeles Daily News March 3, 2016

 

Le, Sarah “Painter Finds Love, Beauty, Humility in Classical Figurative Art,” Dec. 16, 2017

 

 

2015

 

Reed, Donna “Inside an Artists’ House,” Berks County Living Magazine,  p. 50-8, October 2015


Seed, John “Artists (and Others) Talk About Art and Destruction,” Huffington Post,  July 1, 2015


Corbin, Michael  “How Artists Should Use Social Media,” ArtBookGuy.com Blog

 

Trippi, Peter  “Out and About”, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, April Issue 2015

 

Blumberg, Antonia,  “Los Angeles Church Hosts ‘Multi-Sensory’ Stations of the Cross using yoga”  Huffington Post

 

Lifke, Pam,  “St. Sebastian commissions “The Crucifixion of Christ,” West Side Leader, April 2, pp. Front Cover, 43, 49

 

Kalan, Susan,  “Arts Around Town: Billboard Art” WFMZ 69 News, July 26, 2012

 

Singley, Shea,  “Eric Armusik’s painting displayed on billboards in Berks and Schuylkill counties,” March 9,  Hamburg Item 

 

     

2014

 

Singley, Shea,  “Hamburg artist features “Tragic Love” exhibition for February. Feb. 6.

 

Corbin, Michael  “Eric Armusik: Light, Flesh & Drama,” ArtBookGuy.com Blog

 

 

2012

 

Kalan, Susan, “Arts Around Town: Old Masters inspire new life for Berks artist Eric Armusik.” WFMZ 69 News, July 26, 2012

 

Rodgers, Jennifer, “Artist-turned-financial expert helps businesses double their money.” 

Lehigh Valley Business Journal, June 18, 2012

 

Armusik, Eric, “Guest Blog Post: Beware of the Energetic Vampire!” The Voice of  Business - Blog of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce,  June 15, 2012.

 

Thomas, Mary "Bringing local artists to light at St. Vincent" 

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Feb. 2.

 

Staff Writer, "Twenty Regional Artists Everyone Should Know." 

Westmoreland  Times,  Jan. 13.

 

Staff Writer, "St. Vincent to Showcase Regional Artists." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Jan. 18.

 

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

 

 

2011

 

Phillips, Renee, “Vision, Passion and Purpose: Artists as World Changers,” Book. Manhattan Arts International

 

“Featured Art Work,” Distinctive Living Magazine, Fall 2011

 

"Featured Artist Eric Armusik," Feature, Bluecanvas Magazine #8, April 2011 Doyle, Paula, "Stations' multi-sensory meditation uses art, music and yoga," Los Angeles Tidings, April 22, 2011

 

     

2010

 

Scheirer, Alexandra, “Hamburg artist is burning up the art,” Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2010,

 

Scheirer, Alexandra, “Hamburg artist is burning up the art,” The Morning Call, June 19, 2010, Go 2

 

Cunningham, Pam, "Artist Threatens to Burn Paintings," Channel 69 Philadelphia News, June 7, 2010

 

Ross, Fred. “6th International Art Renewal Center Salon Catalog”, Chairman’s Choice Award

 

Shelly, Susan,"Art, faithfully created",Reading Eagle, March 13, 2010, Front cover, p.1,3E 

 

Menendez, Didi. Poets and Artists Magazine, April 2010, p. 86-93

 

Cunningham, Pam, "Local Artist’s Work to Decorate Seattle Church,"   

 

Channel 69 Philadelphia News, February 17, 2010

 

Rudisill, Jennifer.  “Local Artist Paints Christ for Seattle Church,” Hamburg Item, Feb. 17, 2010

 

Bowen, Ryan. Project Exposure Magazine, January 2010, p.

 

Sekula, Robyn. Victorian Homes Magazine, February 2010, p. 18-24

 

 

2009

 

Sekula, Robyn. Victorian Homes Magazine, October 2009, p. 18-24

 

Sekula, Robyn. Victorian Homes Magazine, August 2009, p. 18-24

 

Ferguson, Jennifer. “Featured Artist,”  International Art Treasures Magazine, Web Magazine, Toronto, ON, July 2009

 

Sekula, Robyn. Victorian Homes Magazine, June 2009, p. 24-31

 

Sekula, Robyn. Victorian Homes Magazine, April 2009, p. 22-26

 

Sekula, Robyn. Victorian Homes Magazine, February 2009, p.  18-24

 

Kennedy, Randy. “Realism May Not Make It on Bravo’s New Reality Show,” New York Times, July 19, 2010, p. C1

 

Crow, Kelly. “Bravo Holds Casting Call for Arty New Reality Show with Sarah Jessica Parker,” Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2009

 

Kramer, Foster. Bravo’s New Art-World Reality Show Promises to be Patently Ridiculous Awesome – Art,” Gawker.com, Website, July 19, 2009

 

Rhonda Lieberman. “Assemblage Line,” Scene & Herd ARTFORUM, July 20, 2009

 

Lau, Derek. “Progressive Galleries,” Lancaster PA TV, Video. March 9, 2009 

 

Morris, Herbert. “Artists in Evil: An Essay on Evil and Redemption in Marcel Proust’s / IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME,”  Cover, Hardcover Book, 2009

 

 

2008

 

Skye, Alina.“Featured Artist,” Phosphoresence Magazine, 9 pages, Issue 7, September 2008

 

Park, Michelle. “Victorian Home on Hamburg Holiday Tour,” Reading Eagle, December 12, 2008, p. B1

 

Schira, Ron, "NAP Connections," BCTV, Reading, PA, August 26, 2008

 

Kalan, Susan, "Eric Armusik: Young Talent Inspired by the Old Masters", Meet the Artist, Express-Times Newspaper. August 22, 2008, p. D4

 

Linkhorn, Tyrel, "Artist Trying to Uncover Secrets of Painting in Hamburg Church", Reading Eagle, August 20, 2008, p. 1B

 

Smith, Joel D., "Church Mural on the Move in Hamburg," Channel 69 Philadelphia News, August 18, 2008

 

 

2007

 

Seckler, Judy, "Going With the Grain," Victorian Homes Restoration Guide, August 2007, p. 26-32

 

Peters, Allison, Full Page, American Art Collector, September 2007, p. 227

 

Dube, Ilene, “Salon des Acceptances,” Princeton Packet, May 11, 2007, Time Off Section p. 18, 19

 

Posten, Bruce, “The Art of Home Improvement,” Reading Eagle, April 27, 2007, Section C p.1,3

 

Aposporos, Demetra, “Precipitating Preservation,” Old House Journal Magazine, June 2007, p. 66-69

 

 

2006

 

Morse, Diane, “Artists Trick Out Junked Violins to Mark LVCO's 25th Anniversary,” Morning Call,  January 8, 2006, p. E.1

 

Roman, Dan, “Designing Hamburg,” Hamburg Item,  May 10, 2006, Front Page

 

Herne, Maria, “Perfect Pairing,” Pottsville Republican & Herald, October 5, 2006

 

 

2005

 

Kramer, Kristen, “Captured Exhibition,” Berks County Living, November 2005, p.16

 

Doherty, Stephen M., “Glazing Oil Colors on an Absorbent Surface,” American Artist Magazine, December 2005, p. 42-47

 

Kalan, Susan, “Figurative Realism by Eric Armusik,” Express-Times, November 4, 2005, p. E6

 

Zera, Dawn, “Artist of the Week - Eric Armusik,” Times Leader, November 11, 2005, the Guide, p.8

 

 

2004

 

Gehman, Geoff, “Baroque Realist Draws Meaning from Life’s Uncertainties,” Morning Call July 8, 2004, Go Art Section, p.4

 

Auman, Melissa, “Happenings Section,” Two Women painting, ArtMATTERS, June 2004, p.7

 

Botner, Katie, “Armusik Reinvents Realism,” Tri County Weekly, June 11, 2004, p.11

 

Schira, Ron, “Emerging Artists: Realists on the Verge,” Reading Eagle, May 30, 2004, Section E p.2

 

Huang, Ann, “After the Party II,” William and Mary Review, Volume 42, 2004

 

Veronikis, Eric, “Armusik Does Art His Way,“ Patriot, May 12, 2004, p.14

 

 

2003

 

Spike, John T., Eric Armusik, Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Quarta Edizione, Grafica La Nave, 2003, p.45

 

Kershner, Elsa, “Hamburg Artist Nominated to Display Work Internationally,” Times News, October 2, 2003, p.22

 

Herne, Maria, “Passion for Painting,” Republican & Evening Herald, August 29, 2003, p. 21

 

Vourvoulias, Sabrina, “Art, Light, Redemption,” Tri County Record, June 27, 2003, p. 1,13,16

 

Schneider, Kristina, “A Prestigious Nomination,” Berks County Living, August 29, 2003, p.13

 

Gehman, Geoff, “An Italian Honor,” Morning Call, June 12, 2003, Go Art Section, p. 5

 

 

2002

 

Grunberg, Ron, BIGNews, July 2002, cover reproduction of “Witness”, five paintings in centerfold

 

 

1999

 

Lampman, M. J., “Parousia...and man made God,” DaHood Publishing, 1999, “Only the Good” on book cover

 

 

1996

 

Walsh, Jeff, “Artistic Pursuits,” Times Leader, May 19, 1996, p. 1-2B

 

     

COLLECTIONS

 

Howard Tullman Collection

 

Ira Goldstein, CEO / Jerry’s Artarama, Raleigh, NC

 

Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

 

Shrine of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA

 

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA

 

St. Sebastian R.C. Church, Akron, OH

 

St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, Seattle, WA

 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Carnegie, PA

 

St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Pottsville, PA

 

St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Hamburg, PA

 

Kinard Trucking

 

The Apollo, Bethlehem, PA

 

Vynecrest Winery

 

Numerous Private Collections

 

 

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