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2014 Best of America Exhibition

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experience the exhibit

exhibit judge

Todd A. Williams

Williams' work has been exhibited across the US in gallery, museum, and invitational exhibitions, such as the Gilcrease Museum, the Great Plains Art Museum, Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts, "The American Miniatures Show", Settlers West Gallery, The Maynard Dixon Museum, Cincinnati’s Great American Artists Exhibition, and the Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions where he has been honored with the prestigious status of a Signature Member.  “Todd brings you into the soul of the subject,” says Jinger Richardson, owner of the Legacy Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY and Scottsdale, AZ. "His work is very interactive and I always feel like I’m part of the scenes.”  In the July/August 2012 Plein Air Salon Competition he was the winner of the top prize - "First Place Award" selected by San Francisco gallery owner John Pence, who described Todd's work as “uniquely impressive,” with an “an immense impact ” Pence said, “There is superb atmospherics in the epic subject and view, and his paintings are full of delicate details.”  

In 2010 he won the "Founders Award"  from the American Impressionist Society in their National Exhibition. In 2009 he won an "Award of Excellence" at the National OPA Exhibition in Santa Fe, NM., and in 2008, he won the "Second Place Award" from the American Impressionist Society in their National Exhibition at Palm Desert, CA.

Todd Williams’ success really doesn’t come as a surprise,” says Dirk Meyer, owner of  Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe, N. M.“He's reminiscent of (19th-century portrait painter) John Singer Sargent and can do fantastic landscapes at the same time.  He has the ability and skill to take the viewer to a peaceful place within them.  He uses a subdued palette blended into poetic, serene scenes. People like the style, the feel, the looseness that he portrays. 

He doesn’t resort to ‘tricks’ to create his work. It is true tonal work from the heart. Todd is definitely an up and coming star."

The International Artist Magazine featured his work from “Vienna and Prague” in their Dec./ Jan. 2008 issue. In Sept. 2005, Todd had a featured article in the Fine Art Connoisseur. Also in 2004, he received national and international recognition for his art through a feature article in Southwest Art and International Artist Magazine selected him for "Master Painters of the World" in the United States Showcase. 
His galleries include: The Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX; Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA; Sherwood’s Gallery, Houston, TX; Galerie Kornye West, Fort Worth TX; and The DeBruyne Gallery, Naples, FL.

award winners

best in show

Impending Motherhood/ Elizabeth Robbins- UT

second place

Though Wind and Waters Roar/ Linda Lucas Hardy- TX

best painting by noaps signature artist

Break Time/ Farshid Namei- CA

best painting in oil

Day Dreams/ Lei Min- CA

best people

The Fragrant Flautist/ Hilarie Couture- WA

best use of light and color

In Her Eyes/ Adam Clague- MO

most innovative

Untitled Angel/ Tina Garrett- MO

third place

A Moral Scale/ Agnieszka Bernstein- CA

best painting in acrylic

Time to Stop/ Misty Martin- WA

best still life

Coffee in the Serengeti/ Hebe Brooks- TX

best landscape

The Gathering/ Barron Postmus- CA

narrative excellence

420 Fifth Ave. NYC/ Sharon Pomales- OH

directors' choice award

La Boca Shadows/ JoeRay Kelley- AR

awards of excellence

merit awards

accepted artists

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