Sandy Sherman, a native of New Hampshire, has been painting in the traditional manner since 1980. She enjoys creating many still life paintings using interesting effects of light and color. She derives inspiration for painting landscapes from the natural beauty surrounding her studio at Crescent Pond in Stoddard, N.H.
Memberships: Keene Art Association, Copley Society of Boston, Women's Caucus For Art, Academic Artist Association, Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, Inc.
Education: Sherman studied for three years with Richard Whitney where she learned the basics of classical realism. She also studied with Debbie Crowder and Peter Granucci.
Exhibitions and Competitions: "Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art", sponsored by the Academic Artists Association of Springfield, MA, 1980, 1988, 1989. 1990, 1991,1992, 1996, 1999. Members Award For Graphics and Merit Award in Oil.
"New England Exhibition", sponsored by the Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, 1987, 1989, 1990.
"Annual Exhibition for Women Artists", sponsored by the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc., in New York City, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1999. Ida Becker Fund Award for Graphics and Salmagundi Award.
"Annual Regional Juried Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, and Drawings", sponsored by the Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995. Merit Award for Painting.
"Annual Fall Juried Exhibition", sponsored by the Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT, 1984, 1985.
Dr. Richard Whitney has been named one of the top dozen portrait painters in America by Town and Country magazine. He has painted more than 400 portraits including numerous CEOs of industry, presidents of universities and political leaders as well as family and individual portraits. Dr. Whitney has painted nine US Governors including Mitt Romney; US Senators Tom McIntyre, Judd Gregg and James Webb, Jr.; Nobel Laureates Paul Samuelson and Phillip Sharp; Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; Cardinal Humberto Medeiros; Father McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus; and actor, Ethan Hawke.
Dr. Whitney is the author of the book Painting the Visual Impression which summarizes the basic principles of representational painting. First published in 1972, it has been read by artists world-wide and is regarded as a classic in its field.
Born in 1946, he studied with the eminent Boston painter, R. H. Ives Gammell, for five years. Richard graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1968 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 2015. He has won over 50 regional and national awards as well as three grants from the Greenshields Foundation of Montreal. His work hangs in the Anchorage Museum of Art and History; the Newark Museum; the Pentagon; Harvard, Yale, and Stanford Universities and the Catholic University of Portugal. In 2017, he received the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award from the State of New Hampshire.
Richard is an Honorary Member of both the Allied Artists of America and the American Artists Professional League. He is also a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and a Lifetime Member of the Copley Society of Art . Other memberships have included the National Arts Club, the Players and the Society of Illustrators. He is recognized as an ARC Living Master by the Art Renewal Center, the world's largest on line art museum. Richard has lectured and conducted portrait workshops throughout the United States. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
On May 16th, 2015, the University of New Hampshire conferred on Richard the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts “in recognition of distinguished attainments.” The Honorary Degree Citation reads in part “you have been hailed as one of the “giants of the field” of figurative painting, creating hundreds of portraits and landscapes that hang in more than 750 public and private collections around the world.”
1970 - 1973 - Three Grants - Elizabeth T. Greenshields' Memorial Foundation – Montreal
1975 - Third Gold Medal - Jordan Marsh Show - Boston
1976 - Merit Award – Springfield (MA) Art League National Exhibition
1976 - Excellence Award in Traditional - Cape Cod Art Association All New England Exhibition
1976 - Three Awards – Ogunquit (ME) Art Center National Exhibition
1976 - Architects Award - New Hampshire Art Association Annual Exhibition
1976 - Anonymous Award in Oil - Knickerbocker Artists National Exhibition – New York City
1977 - First Prize - Fitchburg (MA) Art Museum Regional Exhibition
1977 - Grumbacher Award in Oils - Academic Artists National Exhibition – New York City
1977 - First in Oil - Cape Cod Art Association All New England Exhibition
1978 - Finalist - American Artist Magazine National Art Competition – New York City
1979 - First Prize - Fitchburg Art Museum Regional Exhibition
1979 - Ezekial A. Straw Memorial Award - New Hampshire Art Association Exhibition
1980 - Yankee Sagendorph Award - Copley Society of Boston
1980 - Honorable Mention - Jubilee 350 Competition for New England Artists - Boston
1980 - The Crescent Gallery, Ltd. Award - Allied Artists National Exhibition – New York City
1982 - The Margaret Fitzhugh Browne Memorial Portrait Award - Copley Society of Boston
1983 - Grumbacher Gold Medal - Guild of Boston Artists Competition
1984 - Gold Medal - American Artist Professional League Grand National Exhibition – NYC
1984 - Copley Master Award - Copley Society of Boston
1984 - Juror's Choice Award – Springville (Utah) Museum of Art National Salon Show
1984 - American Portrait Society Certification - Los Angeles
1986 - Juror's Choice Award - Springville Museum of Art National Salon Show
1986 -Dole Award - American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition, NYC
1987 - Silver Medal - The Society of Illustrators' 29th Annual Exhibition – New York City
1987 - A. Lassell Ripley Award - Guild of Boston Artists Competition
1987 - Medal "Benemerito" - Catholic University of Portugal
1989 - Highest Bid - Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction
1990 - Commendation - Governor and Executive Council of New Hampshire
1990 - Second Highest Bid - Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction
1991 - Ken Gore Memorial Award - Guild of Boston Artists Competition
1992 - Second Highest Bid – Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction
1994 - Merit Award for Painting – Sharon Arts Center Regional Exhibition
1999 - R. H. Ives Gammell Award – Guild of Boston Artists Spring Awards Exhibit
2002 - Edmund C. Tarbell Award – Guild of Boston Artists Spring Awards Exhibit
2002 - Emeritus Award – American Society of Portrait Artists
2011 - Honorable Mention, Landscape – Art Renewal Center International Salon
2013 - Honorary Lifetime Member - American Artists Professional League
2013 - Honorary Lifetime Member - Allied Artists of America
2015 - Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts - University of New Hampshire
2016 - Commendation - Governor and Executive Council of New Hampshire
2017 - Awarded Lifetime Membership to the Copley Society of Art
2017 - Honorable Mention, Portraiture - Art Renewal Center International Salon
2017 - Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award - Who's Who in America
2017 - Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award - NH Governor's Arts Awards
2018 - Who's Who in the World
The Newark Museum of Art
Springville Museum of Art
The Knights of Columbus Museum
New Hampshire State Capitol
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Catholic University of Portugal
University of Chicago
Boston University School of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
St. Anselm College
Franklin Pierce College
University of Charleston
New England College of Optometry
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham & Womens Hospital
South Shore Hospital
Chubb Life America
New England Genealogical Society
Sailors Snug Harbor, Sea Level, NC
Preservation Society of Newport County, RI
South Congregational Church, New Britain, CT
Unitarian Church, Worcester, MA
Pine Crest School
The Berkshire School
St. Johnsbury Academy
The Governors Academy
The Loomis Chaffee School
Data Resources, Inc.
The New England Insurance Company
Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company
New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
Raveneaux Country Club, Houston
South Shore Bank, Quincy, MA
Skowhegan Bank, Skowhegan, ME
Bank of New Hampshire
Alain Briottet, French Ambassador to Finland
Kevin B. Harrington, Massachusetts Senate President
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, Pittsburgh, PA
Carroll Jones, Jr., Life Magazine Illustrator
Mr. & Mrs. John J. Shields, III
Alfred J. Walker, Art Dealer
William A. Coles, Art Historian
Jan Mitchell, Benefactor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Your exhibition at the Guild is simply marvelous. The wonderful sense of variety in the moods of nature and those truly fine portraits made up for a show of distinction. You have created an exhibition of stunning singularity." — Robert Douglas Hunter, Artist
"I am taking this opportunity to express our delight with the portrait. Our expectations were high, but they have been surpassed. We are so pleased and such admirers of Richard's painting that we have become collectors." — John J. Shields, III