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David Gray (b. 1970) acquired a strong foundational education in art while obtaining his BFA from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. His art education has continued with independent and occasional formal studies in pictorial expression and oil painting. The resulting work reveals a personal and contemporary expression of beauty and order which pays homage to the Classical Tradition in its craftsmanship.

David's works are included in many discriminating private art collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Recent honors include the "Hunter Edition's Award of Excellence" at the Oil Painters of America 2009 National Exhibit and a "Chairman's Choice" award in Art Renewal Center's 2008/2009 International ARC Salon.

Education

2009 Ten Day Figure Painting Workshop, Douglas Flynt, The Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, NY
2007 (summer quarter) Hans Nordlund, Tacoma Academy of Fine Art, Tacoma, WA
2006 (fall quarter) Terry Furchgott, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
1988-1992 Bachelor of Fine Art, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Juried and Commercial Exhibitions

2010 "Through the Painter's Eye" Group Realism Show, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2009 Annual Small Works Invitational and Sale, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 19th Annual Invitational Small Works Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2009 Oil Painters of America Western Region Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2009 Cheri Christensen, Jill Soukup, and David Gray, Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA
2009 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 "Through the Painter's Eye" Work by Jacqueline Kamin and David Gray, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2008 Annual Holiday Miniature Show, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2008 Oil Painters of America Western Region Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, ID
2008 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2007 "Small Wonders" Miniature Show, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2007 "Group of Six" Group Show, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 "The Figure" Group Show, Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA
2007 Salon International, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2006 Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2005 New Works by Douglas Fryer and David Gray, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2005 "Slice of Life" Group Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2004 Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2003 Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2003 Oil Painters of America West/Southwest/Mountain Region Juried Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2002 Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2001 "Introductions" Group Show of New Gallery Artists, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2000 Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2000 Pacific Rim Art Exposition, Seattle, WA

Awards

2009 "Finalist", International Artist Magazine Challenge No. 52 - Favorite Subjects
2009 Multiple "Finalist" entries in both the Still Life and Figure categories, The Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition
2009 "Hunter Editions Award of Excellence" Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 "Chairman's Choice Award", 2008/2009 International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center
2008 "Award of Excellence - Best Associate Member", Oil Painters of America Western Region Juried Exhibition, Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, ID
2007 "Top 100 Finalist", 2007 International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center
2007 "Finalist, Portrait and Figure Category", The Artist's Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition
2007 "Jury's Top 50" Salon International, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2003 "Best of Show" Oil Painters of America West/Southwest/Mountain Region Juried Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Bibliography

2009 Sept/Oct, "The Beauty of the Form", Art of the West
2009 Aug/Sept, Prize Winners for Challenge No. 52 - Favorite Subjects, International Artist
2009 May, Oil Painters of America 2009 National Juried Exhibition, Show Preview, American Art Collector
2009 February, "Through the Painter's Eye", Show Preview, American Art Collector
2005 Winter, Featured Artist, Scene Magazine (a quarterly publication of Pacific Lutheran University)
2003 November, Artist to Watch, Southwest Art
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