A Note on Sales in 2019
Over the past three years I have been blessed to have had nearly every artwork from my Matters of Conscience series invited to be part of juried or group exhibitions or exhibited in solo exhibitions hosted across the country and in Europe - over 50 juried and group exhibitions and 6 solo exhibitions in locations ranging from Los Angeles to Miami to Boston, and, of course, many in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. In so doing, this work was fulfilling its purpose as I describe in my artist statement - bringing awareness of social issues through art to a broad audience. My sales policy during that period was "Show but Don't Sell". Having now served their purpose, these artworks are now for sale. If you are interested in purchasing one of those artworks, please contact me directly with your offering price through the Contact tab on this website.
I have adopted a new sales and exhibition policy for the Children of War series. As my objective with this series is to, as soon as possible, raise funds for Children of War / Children of Conflict (organizations that provide educational and other programs for children maturing in war zones), unless otherwise noted these artworks are currently for sale. When not in exhibitions, artworks in the Children of War series can be viewed in my studio, Studio #5, in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.
The artworks in my current series - Occident Meets Orient - are also currently for sale. The price range for these artworks is $750 - $1000.
Upcoming Solo Exhibitions (updated 7 March 2019)
August 2019. "Children of War", MAINSITE Contemporary Art gallery, Norman, OK.
Upcoming Juried and Group Exhibitions (updated 9 April 2019)
8 June - 13 July 2019. Hope (Children of War series) will be in the Strictly Painting 12 exhibition at McLean Project for the Arts Gallery, McLean VA. Juror – Ada Rose Bitterbaum.
27 October - 3 December 2018. Wisdom (Children of War series) will be in the After the Armistice exhibition at Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror – Spencer Dormitzer.
13 September - 20 October 2018. Dreamer (Children of War series) will be in the Elixir: Artists Respond to Making and Healing exhibition at Joan Hisaoka Gallery, Washington, D.C.
11 November – 9 December 2017. Glimmer of Hope (Criminal Justice Reform) will be in the Luminous exhibition at the Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Juror – Danielle Fox.
6 October – 29 December 2017. Dreamer (Children of War series) and Power (Children of War series) will be in the 2018 National Juried Exhibition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI. Juror – Alyssa Monks.
8 November – 29 December 2017. Lift Them Up – Diptych (Human Trafficking) will be in the People are Not Products exhibition at the Verizon Gallery – The Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale, VA. Juror – Dr. Leah Lewis.
12 September – 21 October 2017. Wildfires (Climate Change III), Portrait of Defiance (A Woman’s Right to Choose), An Omen (Bee Colony Collapse Disorder), Locked Out (Glass Ceiling), Fox Guarding the Henhouse (Washington's Revolving Doors), and Lambs to the Slaughter (Subprime Crisis) will be in the Iconic Visions exhibition, Buchanan Partners Art Gallery at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA. Curated by Jessica Kallista.
9 September – 22 October 2017. Grace I (Children of War Series) will be in the Culture Shock exhibition, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror – Mojdeh Rezaipour.
4 – 24 August 2017. Bubble Burst (Homelessness) will be in the Art of Engagement exhibition, TouchStone Gallery, Washington, D.C. Juror – Jack Rasmussen.
26 May – 20 June 2017. Bubble Burst (Homelessness) will be in the 2017 radius250 exhibition, artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA. Juror – Francis Thompson.
9 May – 24 June 2017. Glimmer of Hope will be in the 2017 Annual Contemporary Art Survey exhibition, The Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO. Juror – Zoe Larkins.
23 April – 19 June 2017. Rising Seas (Climate Change II), Wildfires (Climate Change III), and Deluge / Flash Flood (Climate Change V) will be in the National Weather Center Biennale Earth Day exhibition, Fred Jones, Jr., Museum of Art, Norman, OK. Juror - Joe Goode.
13 March - 7 April 2017. Loneliness (Teen Counseling) will be in the 32nd Positive/Negative exhibit, Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, TN. Juror – Dr. Anja Foerschner.
10 March – 14 May 2017. The Liberties I (Defend the Sacred) will be in the Freedom of Expression exhibition, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, . Jurors - Jared Bowen, Paul Ha, and Edith A. Tonelli, Ph, D.
Washington Post Review of Art of Politics exhibition
Washington Post Review
By Mark Jenkins September 24
The pictures in “The Art of Politics,” Michael Fischerkeller’s Art League show, have some of the characteristics of political cartoons. Each one is a symbolic vignette on a single theme, such as campaign finance and global warming. But the local artist, who has a doctorate in political science, works with acrylic spray paint and rarely portrays political notables. Although President Obama and Vladimir Putin are here, the central figures are women in colorful gowns, arrayed in classical poses against black backdrops.
The word “art” in the show’s title, it turns out, is something of a joke. The women who appear in these paintings are lifted from earlier ones by the likes of John Everett Millais and Edward Burne-Jones, aesthetically backward-looking Victorian Britons. The collaged pictures juxtapose these retro images with pop-art appropriation, graffiti-style technique and immediate concerns such as the Syrian civil war. Borrowing archetypal women from earlier eras may be an art-history joke, but Fischerkeller’s concerns are entirely up-to-date.
Michael Fischerkeller: The Art of Politics On view through Oct. 2 at the Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. theartleague.org.
Best in Show Award!
"Willful Blindness (White Privilege)" was awarded Best in Show at the Freedom Imagined: Freedom Lived exhibition at Lindenwood J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, St. Charles, MO.
Best in Show, Solo Exhibit Award!
"Portrait of Ignorance (Campaign Finance Reform)" was awarded Best in Show at the Impact exhibition at Foundry Art Centre. The award affords me the privilege of a solo exhibition at the Centre in the Summer of 2017!
A Soulful Encounter ...
Artwork featured in BROAD Magazine - Class and Power Issue, #82.
"Appropriation for the Art of Politics", InterArtive | Contemporary Art and Thought, Special Issue: "Original vs. Copy", #75
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