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       CALIFORNIA WATERCOLOR ARTISTS                 Thomas W Schaller

   

  Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Tom Schaller is now based in Venice, California where he devotes himself full-time to artwork in the watercolor medium. Thomas is a founding member of International Watercolors.

 
         
   
 
                                                   
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                                             Biography

Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Tom Schaller is now based in Venice, California where he devotes himself full-time to artwork in the watercolor medium.


He has long been considered one of the foremost architectural artists in the world. In the field, he has won every major award for his artwork - including being a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored two books ; the best-selling, and AIA award of merit winner, Architecture in Watercolor, and The Art of Architectural Drawing. He has lectured widely, and hosted many watercolor workshops. His artwork has been exhibited around the world including at the Art Institute of Chicago, a mid-career retrospective at The Graham Foundation, The American Society of Illustrators in New York City and at the Aedes-East Gallery in Berlin.

As a fine artist, his watercolors are recognized in the upcoming "Spash 13" by North Light Books 2011, an upcoming feature article in "International Artist" magazine, a feature article in the April 2010 “American Artist” magazine, a finalist in "The Artist's Magazine" 28th Annual Art Competition Issue; Dec, 2011, and has been showcased several times in “American Art Collector” magazine. His is the featured artwork on the cover of the December 2010 "Watercolor Artist" magazine's "One's to Watch" issue. His work is represented by the Sharp Gallery, Seattle; Link Gallery, Cheyene; the Universal Art Gallery, and the Carter-Sexton Gallery in Los Angeles which will host a one-man show of his watercolors in 2011.

Recently, Mr. Schaller's artwork has been selected  to be included in a number of prestigious exhibitions including, The Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial in Shanghai, The International Watercolor Biennial Mexico in Mexico City, The 143rd Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society in New York City, II Bienal Iberoamericana de la Acuarela in Madrid, Salon de L'Aquarelle du Haillan in France; and was a Grand Jury Prize Winner in the 2010 National Paint the Parks Competition. The exhibition is now touring the United States.

Mr. Schaller is a member of many professional organizations including The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The Northwest Watercolor Society, The San Diego Watercolor Society, The California Watercolor Association, the California Art Club, the American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, The New York Society of Renderers, and is a founding member of the group;  North American Watercolor Artists.

 

Recent Exhibitions:

2011" "The Architecture of Light: 26 Watercolors by Thomas Schaller" Carter-Sexton Gallery; Los Angeles, CA
 

2011: "31st Annual International Exhibition": San Diego Watercolor Society; San Diego, CA

2011: "Fresh Air - California Landscapes": Juried Exhibition - California Art Club: Fremont Gallery; Pasadena, CA

2011: "71st Annual Exhibition" Third Place Winner: Northwest Watercolor Society: Bellvue, Washington

2011: "Less is More" Second Place Winner: Laguna Plein Air Painters Exhibition; Laguna, California

2011: "Tell Us a Story'"Exhibition: Segil Fine Art Gallery; Monrovia, California

2011: "II Bienal Iberoamericana de la Acuarela" - Madrid, Spain

2011: "6X6" Exhibit; Honor Award, Higbee Gallery: Costa Mesa, CA

2011:  "Salon de L'Aquarelle du Haillan": Le Haillan, France

2011: "Artists Painting Artists"; Windsor Whip Works Gallery; Windsor. New York

2010: "Zhijiajiao International Watercolour Biennial"; Shanghai, China
2010: "143 Annual International Exhibition" : American Watercolor Society, New York, NY
2010: Karen Vance Juror's Award, and Top 100 Award Winner,
"Paint the Parks National Competition and Traveling Exhibition"; Topeka, KS

2010: Award of Excellence - Best in Show; "Golden State Treasures"; Juried Competition; California Art Club; Pasadena, CA
2010: "IXth Annual International Watercolor Biennial"": Mexico City
Invitational Exhibition; Founding Member: North American Watercolor Artists
2010: People’s Choice Award;"41st National Exhibition": California Watercolor Association:  Walnut Creek, CA
2010: "30th Annual International Exhibition": San Diego Watercolor Society; San Diego, CA
2010: "Exposición 2do Encuentro Acuarelistas Hispano-Americanos"; Guayaquil, Equador; Invitational Exhibition

2010: Outstanding Achievement  Award: "Excellence in Art and Sport" Exhibit;  The National Art Museum of Sport: Indianapolis, IN
2010: "Richeson 75: Landscape, Seascape & Architectural Exhibition" ; Juried Competition and Exhibition: Kimberly, WI
 

2010: "Magnificent Miniatures"; Juried Competition; California Art Club; Pasadena, CA
 

2010: “Surf’s Up: Paintings of the California Coastline” ; Juried Competition; California Art Club: Pasadena, CA
2010: "Nomades del Arte": Juried Competition and Traveling Exhibition of Plein-Air Paintings: Southwest Gallery, Dallas
2010: Watercolor Award of Merit; "First Annual Face Book Painting Competition"; Buck’s County Gallery of Fine Art; New Hope, PA

2010: Honorable Mention Award: "6X6 Exhibit": Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2010: Outstanding Watercolor; "June: Fine Arts Studio On Line Competition";
2010: Group Exhibition, “Diverse Expressions”: Universal Art Gallery, Venice, CA
2010 One Man Exhibition, Exhibit [A] Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2010 Group Exhibition: New York Society of Architectural Renderers; New York, NY

2010: "Art vs. Oil Spill": Exhibition and Auction; Baton Rouge, CA  


 

2009: “California Landscapes and Legacy”- Juried Competition and Exhibition; California Art Club: Pasadena, CA - Centennial Exhibit at the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
2009: Group Exhibition, Carter-Sexton Gallery; Los Angeles, CA
2009: "Richeson 75: Landscape, Seascape & Architectural Exhibition"; Juried Competition and Exhibition: Kimberly, WI
2009: “Eternal Light” – Juried Competition and Exhibition ; California Art Club; Pasadena, CA

 

2003: “Hand-Drawn Worlds”: Group Exhibition; Aedes Gallery, Berlin
2000 Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize Winner; "Architecture in Perspective
Exhibition 15"; Kansas City ; The American Society of Architectural Illustrators
1988 Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize Winner; "Architecture in Perspective
Exhibition 3"; Los Angeles, CA; The American Society of Architectural Illustrators
2001 Solo Exhibition: Mid-Career Retrospective; Graham Foundation; Chicago, Il

 

Recently In Print:


 

Splash 13: The Best in Watercolor:   North Light Books: 2011

The Artist's Magazine: Finalist - for "Manhattan Beach Pier" -  28th Annual Art Competition: Dec. 2011

International Artist magazine: Feature Article Upcoming; Late 2011

Watercolor Artist Magazine : Dec 2010; Cover Art and Feature ; "Ones to Watch" Issue

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/article/wc-ones-to-watch

American Artist Magazine : "Watercolors as Drawings Brought to Life" June 2010;  Feature Article; SteveDoherty; Feb. 2010

http://twschaller.blogspot.com/2010/02/article-in-american-artist-by-steve.html

Artist Daily: "Watercolors by Architects" ; Steve Doherty Jan. 2010

http://www.artistdaily.com/blogs/artistdaily/archive/2010/01/18/watercolors-by-architects.aspx

Artist Daily: "Who Needs a Passport When You Have a Painting?"; C. Jordan Nov. 2010

http://www.artistdaily.com/blogs/artistdaily/archive/2010/11/22/who-needs-a-passport-when-you-ve-got-a-painting.aspx

American Art Collector Magazine: "Artist Focus - Transparency"; June 2010: article

http://twschaller.blogspot.com/2010/05/artist-focus-american-art-collector.html

Informed Collector: Fine Art Views: June 2010

http://canvoo.com/blog/20792/thomas-w-schaller-unique-sense-of-perspective-plus-a-refined-use-of-light

American Art Collector Magazine: "Landscape Journeys" April 2010

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AjNaP5JnNAk/S6WiK9PGedI/AAAAAAAABb4/vtU3pBDsslw/s1600-h/AAC-April%3B2010.jpg

American Art Collector Magazine: "Artist Focus" Aug. 2010: Article

http://twschaller.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-08-31T13%3A56%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7

Artist Daily: "Six American Artists Represent the U.S. in the 9th International Watercolor Biennial in Mexico";  Nov. 2010 Courtney Jordan

http://www.artistdaily.com/blogs/artistdaily/archive/2010/11/02/six-american-artists-represent-the-u-s-in-the-9th-international-watercolor-biennial-in-mexico.aspx

American Art Collector Magazine: Sept. 2009 Article; John O'Hern

 

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