Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Recent Pottery

Recent Salt Fired Pottery

Hands Built Vase 12"

8 X 10" Vase

8" Bowl

5" Tea Bowl

Inside of Previous Bowl

4" Tea Bowl

Raku Pottery Bowl_6"

                                                                       Raku Pottery Vase_12"

White Stoneware Vase 10"


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Andromeda and Perseus_oil_24X36"_2018

Combination of myth and images from my studio. Maybe the artist is Perseus, rescuing beauty.

Won painting award in Cooperstown National Show 2018

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Life Cycle of the Luna Moth_Oil_24X48"_2018

One of those paintings that evolved over the course of many months. Crucifixion, Yosemite Sequoia, mother and child, Virgin of Guadalupe; and a classical nude are all surrounding the tree of life..

The Luna moth has been a symbol of the resurrection, as seen by the figure in meditation at the base of the great tree.

Monhegan Island Harbor, Maine_Pastel_18X24"

Beautiful Monhegan Island has been a magnet for artists since the 19th Century. I have visited the Island of Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth; and Robert Henri. more than a few times.

My old friend Guy Corriero drew me to the Island just off the coast north of Portland.

Jacob's Ladder_Oil_24X36"_2018

Jacob's Ladder_Another painting connected to the last year of my mother's life.

Angels, cocoons turning into butterflies, falling leaves, milkweed spreading seed in the wind.

La Boheme_Pastel-34X42"_2018

Pastel connected many personal issues during the last 18 months to my art. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

James Bruce Schwabach Resume


James Bruce Schwabach                          

Exhibitions and Awards   

Emails           schwabajb@herkimer.edu        schwabajb@yahoo.com     

45 South 4th Avenue      Home 315-894-5926             Cell 315-868-0369
Ilion, NY 13357
STUDIO_547 Garden St, Little Falls, NY 13365
Schwabach Art Gallery:
Here is a link to some of my older paintings, a bio, etc.  http://fs.hccc.suny.edu/~schwabajb/Bio.html
Associate Professor of Fine Arts      Herkimer College of SUNY                   1978-2014

Emeritus Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Herkimer College of SUNY
Herkimer, NY 13350
Gallery Coordinator Cogar Gallery, Herkimer College       1980-2017

AFA         Silvermine College of Art       
BFA         SUNY College at New Paltz    
MFA        Penn State University              1975

2017     Painting Prize       Cooperstown Annual Nationally Juried Exhibit, Cooperstown, NY
2017     One Man Show    Little Falls Public Library
2017     Juror           Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, Little Falls NY    
2017     Juror       Annual Art Show         Schoharie Crossing Historic Site in Fort Hunter, NY
2017     Juror       Arkell Museum Annual Exhibit, Canajoharie
2016     Mile High Denver Pastel Society Juried Exhibit
2016     United States Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC
              Painting and Photographing the Flora of the National Parks
2016     Group Exhibit     50 Year Faculty Exhibit, Cogar Gallery, Herkimer College
2016      Pottery Exhibit, Smithy Gallery, Cooperstown, NY
2015    One Man Show, Mohawk Valley Center of the Arts, Little Falls, NY
2014    One Man Show Retrospective    Cogar Gallery      Herkimer College of SUNY
2013    Pastel Group Juried Exhibit, Cazenovia College
2012    Cogar Gallery, faculty exhibit, Herkimer County Community College
2011    Two Man Exhibit, Stanley Theater Gallery, New York Cancel of the Arts, Utica, NY
2011    Arkel Museum, Juried Exhibit, Canajoharie, NY
2010    Cherry Branch Gallery, Cherry Valley, NY
2010    Arkel Museum_ Juried Exhibit
2009    Cogar Gallery, Herkimer County Community College, One Man show
2009     National Juried Exhibit, Cooperstown, NY
2009     Cooperstown Regional Juried Exhibit
2008     Smithy Gallery, “Painters of Central New York”, Cooperstown
2007     Cooperstown Artists Association, “Art on the Lawn” Exhibit
2006     National Juried Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge Art Center, Old Forge, NY
2005     Cogar Gallery, Herkimer County Community College, One Man Show
2005     Saranac Lake Arts Center Juried Exhibit, Saranac Lake, NY
2000     Old forge Art Center, One Man Show
1999     Jewish Community Center Gallery, Utica, NY    One Man Show
1998     Cooperstown Artists Association, Juried Pastel Exhibit
1997     St. Johns University, Queens, NY    Nationally Juried Spiritual Art Exhibit
1997     Central NY Art Council Exhibit, Utica, NY Two Man Show
1997     Old Forge Art Center Regional Exhibit, Painting Prize
1996     Cogar Gallery, Herkimer County Community College, Faculty Exhibit
1996     Old Forge Art Center Nationally Juried Pastel Exhibit
1995     Silvermine Gallery of Art, New Canaan, Conn. New England Juried Exhibit
1995     Cooperstown National Juried Exhibit
1995     Kirkland Art Association, Clinton, NY Juried Exhibit
1994     Cazenovia College Gallery of Art, Cazenovia, NY Juried Exhibit
1993     Visions Gallery, Albany New York, National Juried Spiritual Art
1992     Central New York Artists Council, Two Man Show, Utica, NY
1992     SUNY College of Technology, Utica, NY Regional Juried Exhibit
1989     Old Forge Art Center, National Watercolor Show
1988     Wantagh Jewish Center Temple      Finalist Holocaust Memorial Project
1987     Washington, DC National Juried Spiritual Art Exhibit
1986     Dallas, Texas National Juried Spiritual Art Exhibit
1985     New York, NY National Juried Spiritual Art Exhibit
1985     Painting Chosen for Cover of Text of Spiritual Art, Prentice Hall Publisher
1982     Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, NY     Texaco Corporate Painting Prize
1981     Barrett Gallery, Utica College of Syracuse University One Man Show
1979     Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY “Artists of Central New York” Juried Show
1979     Silvermine Gallery of Art, New Canaan , Conn. Painting Prize
1977     Hetzel Union Art Gallery, Penn State University   One Man show
1976     Corcoran Gallery of art, Washington, DC Juried Group Drawing Show
Private and Public Collections
Pennsylvania State University       Permanent Collection
Herkimer College of SUNY, Herkimer, NY
Kelsey and Justin Alford, Sterling , Virginia
Dr. Robert Pring, Bailey Island, Maine
Deborah and Glen Modlin, Jupiter, Florida
Dr. William Pelz, Herkimer, NY
Patricia and Ed McDaniel, Richfield Springs, NY
Allen and Linda Vincent, Little Falls, NY
Guy and Sharon Corriero, Portland, Maine
Bruce and Susan Rosinoff, Edgartown, Mass.
Matt Powers, Herkimer, NY
Gloria, and Jane Lamanna, Isle of Capri, New York, NY
Raymond and Grace Osborne, Ilion, NY
Dr. Bashar Omarbasha, Oneida, NY

Monday, January 2, 2017

Portfolio of Images From White Sands, New Mexico in 2016

Portfolio of ten images from my trip to White Sands Monument in New Mexico in 2016















Friday, August 7, 2015

Welcome Visitors to the Schwabach Art Gallery

To all visitors, please click on the column entries on the right, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, etc. 

Lists of Photographs, Paintings, and Pottery will open. By clicking on each title, you will see the art, which can be enlarged for viewing.

Here is an updated table of contents:

2015   Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts Exhibit   July 11-August 22.

Paintings, Pastels; and Photography.

2013     Pastels/Big Sur Photography

2012     February     Mohawk Valley River Paintings, Italy Pastels, Pottery

2011     November    Yosemite National Park Photography

2008     May     Yosemite Photography

2007     May      Monhegan Island, Maine     Paintings/Pastels 

Isle of Capri  New York City

Metropolitan Museum Photo

Email me at schwabajb@herkimer.edu or schwabajb@yahoo.com
with questions or comments.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts Exhibit_2015

Exhibit_Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts_Little Falls, NY


Gideon Putnam_Oil on Canvas_8x10The Gideon Putnam is a famous hotel in Saratoga Springs. Near the hotel are fields blanketed with snow, and this beautiful white tree.

A Bridge of Sighs_Venice_Oil on Canvas_30x30

This is a famous spot in Venice, drawing painters like Sargent, Renoir, and Monet.

On the left is a court where prisoners were sentenced, on the right is where they were jailed, and executed. As they walked in between the buildings, they looked out the barred windows and "sighed".
This is a composite, with actual images found in Venice. Upper left is the image of the winged lion ( St. Mark). Upper right is Noah spilling wine.

             Detail_Bridge of Sighs
Detail_Bridge of Sighs

Detail_Bridge of Sighs

Canal Psalm #5_Oil on Canvas_18x24

Crescent Moon and Venus_Oil on Canvas_8x10

Near Moss Island_Early Spring_Pastel_18x24

Jordanville Monastery_Oil on Canvas_12x16

Jordanville is the home of a Russian Orthodox monastery. The monks in black robes, run a working farm. The main church has beautiful golden domes surrounded by farmland.

Jordanville Monastery_Oil on Canvas_30x40
Jordanville Monastery_Oil on Panel_14x16 
Jordanville Monastery_Pastel_18x24

There is a meadow above the monastery which is a perfect spot to look down on the main building.
To the right is the monastery graveyard, with a small silver chapel.
Light on the Canal 2, Pastel, 18x24

This was the show card image. For the last 30 years I have painted on the water which was the Erie Canal. I work in all seasons, and have about 80 pastels, and many oils of the river.
Lobster Boat_Monhegan Island_Oil on Panel_24x30
Marcell's Lilacs_Pastel_18x24

Lilacs, wine, and blue cheese make this still life dance. It is my take on the great artist Pierre Bonnard.
Monhegan Island_Gull Rock_Pastel_18x24

Monhegan Island is off the coast of Maine above Portland, and has been a mecca for artists for many years.
I climbed the rocky cliff, and surrounded by gulls, sketched this pastel.
River Psalm #1_Oil on Canvas_24x30 
River Psalm #2_Pastel_18x24 
River Series #5_Oil on Panel_18x24 

River Series_The Rain is Coming_Oil on Canvas_16x20

St. Jeans Merlot_Pastel_18x24
I did a few pastels for the wine and cheese festival in Little Falls.
A hundred years ago, the cheese market in this town drew farmers, and merchants to the Erie Canal.

Still Life for My Dad_Manet at the Met_Pastel_18x24

We went together to a wonderful exhibit at the Met, Manet and Spanish painting. That is dad sitting on the center bench at the exhibit.
The painting above the still life, Dad bought in Paris many years ago.
In the lower right foreground is Manet's famous dead bullfighter.

Winter Into Spring_Little Falls_Oil on Canvas_24x30
This is looking over the valley from my new studio. Snow was everpresent throughout this long, and hard winter.Winter_Studio on Garden Street_Pastel_18x24

Winter_Studio on Garden Street_Pastel_18x24

Exhibit_Mohawk Valley Arts Center

Exhibit_Mohawk Valley Arts Center

Monhegan Island Harbor_Oil on  Canvas_30x40

Florence Cathedral_Pastel_18x24