Carl Grauer


Poughkeepsie Open Studios
Christ Episcopal Church

June 16 and 17

1pm - 5pm

A two day self guided tour of local artist's studios, art exhibits, and activities in the historic neighborhoods of Poughkeepsie, NY the weekend of June 16-17, 2018.

This is an opportunity to interact personally with artists who live, work, or teach in our area, and to find out more about their inspirations, their creative processes, and the types of media they employ. While in the area, take time to experience the rich history and the broad cultural diversity of our community.

Poughkeepsie Open Studios is hosted by the Barrett Art Center, home of the Dutchess County Art Association, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of arts in the Mid-Hudson valley through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations. This event is produced by an all-volunteer committee, partnering with our local artists, arts organizations, art galleries, and businesses.


Peculiar Rarities, 

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

Artist Reception, Saturday March 10th 5 - 7pm

March 7, 2018 through April 22, 2018

For over twenty-seven years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson Valley, from breathtaking Hudson River School-style landscapes to intense and unforgettable abstract-expressionist works. Now, it’s time for something a little different.

“Peculiar Rarities”, an exhibition set to run from March 7 to April 22, with an opening reception on March 10 from 5 – 7 p.m., is exactly what it sounds like. The exhibition will include media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland. From the moment you walk through the door, each space will house its own experience: here, spectral and Seuss-like; there, off-kilter and gritty, all of it richly blending beauty with provocation.

Frequent visitors to the gallery are likely to recognize many familiar names, such as David Halliday and Donise English, but may be surprised to find that these artists don’t stray far from their tried-and-true techniques. Halliday creates quirky variations on his characteristic still-life photographs, while English brings the unpretentious motifs and palettes of her usual work into the third dimension. Fans of each artist will delight in these odd treasures, which serve as proof that talent transcends tradition.

In addition to Halliday and English, exhibited artists will include Juan Garcia Nunez, Russell DeYoung, Nick Simpson, Newbold Bohemia, Leon Smith, Paul Katz, Andrea Moreau, Fernando Orellana, Carl Grauer, David Dew Bruner, Robert Gulley, and Frank Litto.

Open Daily, 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday, noon - 5 pm

622 Warren Street
Hudson, NY. 12534

Tel. 518.828.1915 

Oz Triptych, oil on linen and canvas

The Man That Got Away, oil on canvas

Eye portrait, oil on canvas

The Other Art Fair

The Majestic, Downtown L.A.

March 15-18, 2018

The Other Art Fair is thrilled to make it's debut in the creative heart of Los Angeles at The Majestic Downtown on March 15-18, 2018. I will be showing for another time showcasing live painting of my Two Hour Portraits.

Presented by the world's leading online art gallery Saatchi Art, the Fair showcases work by 100 talented emerging artists, each hand picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience.

“Overflowing with creative talent”
Time Out

"The Other Art Fair's got hipster credentials, but it's serious about nurturing talent too."
Telegraph Luxury

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510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY

Gallery Reception: Saturday, May 6, 3-7pm

510 Warren Street Gallery will be featuring the Two Hour Portraits Series. Being the first time this entire series will be exhibited all at once, it would be my absolute honour to have you come take a look.

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 6 from 3 - 7pm

510 Warren Street Gallery is a cooperative gallery that is artist owned and operated.  Grauer has recently joined and will be showing continually through 2016 and into 2017.  The Gallery hosts an opening reception every first Saturday of the month.  

Other artists showing will include Carol Brody, Denise B. Chandler, Nancy Flecher, Nancy Ghitman, Kate Knapp, John Lipkowitz, Nina Polk Lipkowitz, Hannah Mandel, Peggy Reeves, Karen Roth, Mary Carol Rudin, George Spencer, H. David Stein, ceramics by Ben Evan.      


Friday and Saturday 12 - 6pm
Sunday 12 - 5pm
Mon-Thurs by appt.


510 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

518 - 822 - 0510

AMERICANA, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

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Carrie Haddad Gallery presents “Americana”, an exhibit that stages concrete and abstract symbols of American values. A striking selection of ballpoint pen drawings, wood and cardboard constructions, painting and photography recall contemporary ‘artifacts’ relating to American history, culture and tradition defined by previous centuries. The exhibit opens January 25th and remains on view through March 12th. All are welcome to join us for an artists’ reception on Saturday, January 28th, 5-7pm.

Open Daily, 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday, noon - 5 pm

622 Warren Street
Hudson, NY. 12534

Tel. 518.828.1915 

Petit: A Group Exhibition of Smaller Art,  Emerge Gallery & Art Space, Saugerties, NY

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Emerge Gallery & Art Space is pleased to present "Petit: A Group Exhibition of Smaller Art." The exhibition includes artwork sized under 16" x 20" of various mediums including oil, acrylic, collage, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, photography and more. The work represents various styles from artists nationally and internationally. Join us for an opening reception in person on November 4, 2016, from 5-9 PM EST as part of Saugerties First Friday. We will also be live on Facebookthroughout the evening. Artwork will simultaneously be available on-line for viewing and purchasing at 'Petit" will be on exhibit through November 28, 2016. 

Emerge Gallery & Art Space
228 Main Street, Saugerties, New York 12477

STRANGE FIGURATIONS, Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York
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Strange Figurations

September 8 - October 1, 2016
Reception September 10, 5-7pm

123 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Gallery Hours
Thurs - Sat 12-5
Mon-Wed by appt.

Salmagundi Club annual Non-Members Painting and Sculpture Exhibition

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The Salmagundi Club is pleased to announce its annual Non-Members Painting and Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibit will be on view July 18 - 29. Weekdays 1-6pm, weekends 1-5pm.

This competitive fine art exhibition includes works by painters and sculptors from all over the country. The show features both realistic and abstract sculpture ranging in subjects and mediums from animals and busts in wood and clay to figures and expressionistic forms in stone and bronze. The paintings consist of original works in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and mixed media. The subject matter is wide and ranges from nudes and still lifes to landscapes and portraits.

This annual show allows both well-known and up-and-coming artists to exhibit their work in the Salmagundi Club's prestigious Upper Gallery. In addition, artists who participate can win cash prizes and may be eligible for possible membership at the Club.


Salmagundi Club

47 Fifth Avenue @ Twelfth Street | New York, NY 10003 | (212) 255-7740 

Open to the Public: July 18 - 29, 2016. Weekdays 1-6pm, weekends 1-5pm.


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This Spring, Point Gallery of Denver, Colorado will be hosting Carl Grauer's first solo show.  Recollections, a series that plays with the tension between memories, the “return to home”, and the actual experienced past, is an idea that I explore through the renderings of the family unit.  With source imagery of found slides and photos of people he finds at flea markets, secondhand stores or from friends or his own family’s collection, Grauer changes elements to signify specific moments that could be seen as memories, remembered or forgotten.  He aims to represent nostalgic scenes that may relay a tension, sorrow or humor that could be constructed memories or actual experienced events. 


POINT | Gallery

765 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado 80204

OPENING: Friday, 3 June 2016, 6:00 - 9:30PM

Open to the Public: June 3rd - 28th 2016

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Portrait Exhibition, London, UK

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The main exhibition is formed of about 200 works and is in two parts: a cohort of work by distinguished members and works by non-member artists who have successfully competed to be included in the show, including a work painted by myself. The exhibitions aims to include the best of a wide variety of styles in painted and drawn media and is a significant gathering of the best of recent portraits.


The Mall Galleries

The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London.

Open to the Public:

05 May 2016, 10am to 5pm

Closes: 20 May 2016


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What does it mean to be a woman in the twenty-first century? How are we representing the realities of contemporary women’s lives and issues? How are we engaging with historic ideas of femininity? The media would have us believe that gender is more fluid than ever, but does this fluidity—at least as it plays out in the mainstream media—actually represent a real challenge to stereotypical gender norms that many feel hemmed in by? Feminists have increasingly grappled with the ways that intersectional identity complicates notions of femininity, inflecting the way in which women continue to fight to make diverse voices heard. This exhibition presents artworks that engage with these questions and seek to explore diverse ways of being a woman in the twenty-first century. Participating artists include: Allison Baker, Margarita Correia, Barbara Lekus, Jesse Harrod, Laura Kaufman, Khanh Le, Spooky Boobs Collective, Sidney Mullis, Cigdem Slankard, Malena Barnhart, Eunsu Kang, Carl Grauer, Veronica Casado, Lara Nguyen, Ayana Evans. More to be announced!

University Gallery, Fulton Hall 109

Salisbury University Art Galleries
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801

The WAC Awards
Wells exhibition

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Carl Grauer has been selected as one of the finalists for the WAC 2015 Open Call Exhibition. The WAC Awards is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in Britain and abroad. It was established only four years ago by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the cathedral city in South-West England. But a notion that came to life around kitchen and dining tables has already established a strong presence in the London artworld and is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan and the United States, as well as all over Britain. The most cited reasons for this rapid success are the quality of the artists who enter, the prestige of the judges and the attraction of the prizes.


Mariele Neudecker
Sculptor and multimedia artist

Donald Smith
Director of Exhibitions,
Chelsea Space

Richard Wentworth
Sculptor and conceptual artist

All works will initially be viewed anonymously, online by the three judges. The resulting shortlist will then be reviewed by the 45 Park Lane Artists* who will have the option to revisit all the submissions. Out of this process will emerge the final choice of the 100 works selected for the Wells exhibition. The prizewinners are agreed after the selected works have been curated.

*The 45 Park Lane Artists are Sir Peter Blake, Brendan Neiland, Bruce McLean, Christian Furr, Joe Tilson, Martin Fuller, Patrick Hughes, Brad Faine, Donald Smith, and Tom Phillips.
The curator is Roy Ackerman.



Cathedral Green

Open to the Public:
09 - 25 October 2015

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Portrait Exhibition, London

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The main exhibition is formed of about 200 works and is in two parts: a cohort of work by distinguished members and works by non-member artists who have successfully competed to be included in the show, including a work painted by myself.  The exhibitions aims to include the best of a wide variety of styles in painted and drawn media and is a significant gathering of the best of recent portraits.

Exhibition Details:

The Mall Galleries

The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London.

Open to the Public:  

16 April 2015, 10am to 5pm

Late nights on Tuesday (7pm).

Closed for the day on Sunday 26th April – London Marathon

Closes: 1 May 2015

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