Solo Show featuring Toy Fowler, Winner of 2021 Annual Juried Show + Small Works Show + Holiday Marketplace
Friday, December 2
6:00pm – 8:00pm
First Friday Sponsored by the Sogetsu School of the Middle Peninsula
Exhibit Sponsored by Will & Tish Grant
Toy Fowler b. 1961 Hampton, Virginia; currently lives in Gloucester, Virginia. Primarily a self taught artist, Toy began his study in drawing and painting at an early age, lessons in the studio of tidewater artist, Jack Clifton. He went on to earn a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth Univer-sity’s art program. Later he worked in the arts as a digital designer and illustration artist. In 2010, he began working in oil and studied in workshops and classes with Rob Liberace, Art Re-newal Center (ARC) Living Master and Tina Garrett, ARC Associate Living Master.
He is a realist artist and has participated in over 30 regional art competitions and national art competitions. His painting “Outside Studio” was selected by juror Teresa Oaxaca for the Princi-pal Galleries (Alexandria, VA) “ Root To Bloom art show. In 2017, 2018 and 2021, his work was chosen as finalist in the National Portrait Societies’ Members Only competition. In 2017 and 2019 he had work selected for the Virginia Artist Regional Juried show at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center and he had two paintings make it to the semi finalists round in the Art Renewal Cen-ters’ 15th International ARC Salon. His painting “A New Spring” was selected and took 1st Place at the annual regional art exhibition at the Art on Main gallery in Gloucester, Virginia. He is cur-rently working as a self employed artist at his studio in Gloucester, Virginia.
Live music will be provided by singer and songwriter, Grayson Torrence.
The opening of this exhibit will be on December 2nd, from 6pm-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Thank you, Sogetsu School of the Middle Peninsula for being our First Friday Sponsor and Will & Tish Grant for being our Exhibit Sponsor!