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EAL HUGHES

 
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"New Jersey artist Neal Hughes uses his considerable artistic skills as an act of celebration and testament, and he is rewarded with inspiration that helps him make creative decisions that elevate his oil landscapes."
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M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, American Artist Magazine.

       
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Neal Hughes is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and resides in the historic town of Moorestown , New Jersey .

A former illustrator, Neal has been painting professionally for over 30 years. His work has been accepted into many local and national juried exhibitions such as the Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions. His work has also been juried into the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the ARC Salon and the National Exhibition of The American Society of Marine Artists .

Awards include an Award of Excellence from Oil Painters of America at the 2012 Eastern Regional Exhibition, the Maritime Gallery Yachting Award and Awards of Excellence (2006 and 2013) at the prestigious International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport. He was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence at the Fourteenth Annual Art of the Portrait Conference by the Portrait Society of America. In addition, Neal was the grand prize winner of the Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Competition, winning the top prize out of over 12,000 entries and his work has been featured in American Artist Magazine as well as other publications.

Neal was elected a “Fellow” of the American Society of Marine Artists and is also a member of Oil Painters of America.

 

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A Mothers Rest by Cornelius Hughes
18x24   Oil

Please check out the work of my son
Cornelius Hughes:

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Exhibitions:

First Place - Qhick Draw Competition
The 2nd Annual Bath County  Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival

September 29th- October 5, 2014
Warm Springs, Virginia

The Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce Award
Plein Air Burlington 2014

The Lyceum Hall Center For The Arts
September 5 - 13, 2014
Exhibition through November 11, 2014
Burlington, NJ

Plein Air Easton
Easton Maryland
July 12 - 20, 2014

The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
Through September 21, 2014

"Plein Air Festival 2014"
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA    
Exhibition - May 17– June 28, 2014

Cumberland Society Juried Exhibition 2013
Richland Fine Art
Nashville, TN
Opening reception, October 3, 2013

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
September 2013

ASMA South Regional Exhibition
Gainesville, GA
June 13 to August 17, 2013

"Plein Air Easton 2013 "
Competition and Arts Festival
Easton, MD
July 15 - 21, 2013

"2013 Juried Salon Show"
Oil Painters Of America
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Petoskey, MI 49770
June 21 - August 31, 2013

"Plein Air Festival 2013"
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA    
May 6-10, 2013
Exhibition - May 10 – June 28, 2013

Finalist
2012/2013 International Salon Competition
Art Renewal Center

http://www.artrenewal.org/

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
2012 Eastern Regional Exhibition
Oil Painters of America
Bennington Center for the Arts

Bennington, Vermont
September 29 - October 28, 2012

International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
September 2012

Participated in "2012 Plein Air Easton"
Competition and Arts Festival
Easton, MD July 14 - 22, 2012

Finalist- Figurative Category
Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 ARC Salon

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Fourteenth Annual Art Of The Portrait Conference 2012
The Portrait Society Of America

21st Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Oil Painters Of America
Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen Colorado
June 22 - July 21, 2012

Plein Air Painters Of The Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport
June 12 -16, 2012

"Modern Marine Masters"
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
Opening Reception April 28, 2012

"Tranquil Dawn - American Realism"
Solo Exhibit at Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
November 2011

International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
September 2011

"Boat," a Group Show of Maine Boats and Harbors
Maine Art , Kennebunkport, ME
July 2011

The American Lighthouse Sale & Exhibition -
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
July
2011

Oil Painters Of America National Exhibition
Devin Galleries, Coeur D' Alene, ID
June 2011

32nd Annual Modern Marine Masters Exhibition and Sale
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport
May 1 - June 12, 2011

Grand Prize Winner
Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Competition

Selected for the top prize out of over 12,000 entries

Art Renewal Center 2009/2010 ARC Salon
Three paintings chosen as a finalist in the landscape category

The Artists Magazine Annual Competition
2 Pieces selected - Honorable Mention & Finalist

Neal Hughes Solo Exhibit
William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ
August 2010

Two man show (Richard Yeager and Neal Hughes)
Chestnut Hill Gallery Philadelphia, PA
December 2010

International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
September 2010

2009 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Oil Painters of America
Corse Gallery and Atelier, Jacksonville, FL
November 2009

National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 55th National Juried Exhibition The Salmagundi Club in New York City
February, 2009

14th National Exhibition of The American Society Of Marine Artists:
Chase Center On The Riverfront, Wilmington DE
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD
The Noyes Museum Of Art, Oceanville, NJ
Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

Small Works NA
Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Fairfield, CT

Salt Air And Sunlight
Fairfield Museum And History Center, Fairfield, CT
September 2009

International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
September 2009

33rd Annual Juried Art Exhibit
Historic Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery, Easthampton, NJ
September 2009

A Gathering of Marine Masters
Art of the Sea Gallery, South Thomaston, ME
August 2009

From The Garden
Maine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME
June 2009

Spring Open House
The Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD
May 2009

Modern Marine Masters Show
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
April 2009

Her Room
Maine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME
April 2009

Great Lakes Regional Maritime Show
American Society of Marine Artists, Krasl Art Center. St. Joseph, MI

Plein Air Painters Invitational
Maine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME
June 08

Two man show
- Neal Hughes and Fritz Kubitz
Art of the Sea Gallery in South Thomaston, ME
August, 08

Sea Fever - An Exhibit of the American Society of Marine Artists

Cold Spring Whaling Museum of Long Island, NY

Artists in Winter
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

Save the Bay Foundation Show
The Gallery on Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA

The Art of Lobstering
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME (third place award)

13 th National Exhibition of The American Society Of Marine Artists
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

Visions of Maine solo exhibition
Art of the Sea Gallery, Rockland , ME

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Publications:

American Artist Magazine February 2010
    
Cover                                Article


The Artists Magazine


ASMA(American Society of Marine Artists) News and Journal

Art Knowledge News (online)

Antiques And The Arts Online

     
Marine Art Quarterly

Fine Art Connoisseur

American Art Collector Magazine

 

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