Florida Artists Group

  Area V Member

Robert Walbridge — Painter

Robert Walbridge

Gathering
48 x 60

 Robert Walbridge

Stand Up and Take Notice
18 x 24


  Robert Walbridge

Robert Walbridge

Morning-Coffee
24 x 36



Robert Walbridge

Rain on a Sunny Day
48 x 96


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Education:

Syracuse University School of Art, 1958-1960
The University of Mexico Mexico City, Mexico, 1960-1961
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1961-1963, 1967-1969
Tufts University, 1963
Central Saint Martins School of Art, London, England., 2001

Awards and Exhibits:

James William Page Traveling Fellowship for Painting, from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston., 1969. Exhibited at the Boston Museum of Arts., 1969.
For fourteen years, 1992-2006, I created and staged numerous themed theatrical environments for events at The Ritz Carlton at the Beach in Naples, FL., The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort also in Naples, The Ritz Carlton on the Lakes in Orlando, The Mariott Hotel and Convention Center on Marco Island, and The International Trade Center in Orlando. Included among the themes I created were for events such as The Naples Winter Wine Festival in Naples, FL, The Gala for Treasures Fund Raiser for Seacrest School, in Naples, The Heart Ball in Fort Myers, FL., Tales for Tails Event at Sea World in Orlando, and What's New in Event Design for Disney in Orlando, FL., and a stage design for India's Bollywood Dancers at Disney, in Orlando. Typically a project covered the entire perimeter if the ballroom, with flats, approximately 75' x 130' and 16' in height. The sets were all hand painted with cut outs of free standing figures in front Setting up required 20 to 30 people working hard to get it up in a matter of hours, always the same day as the event. N

Shows and Gallery Affiliations:

SU Art Gallery, Syracuse University, 1959, Rose Art Gallery, Brandeis University, 1982, Lamont Gallery at Phillips Academy, 1982, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, 1970, Ward Nasse Art Gallery, N.Y. ,Soho, 1971-1973, OK Harris Gallery, NY, So Ho, 1972, Sunne Savage Art Gallery, Boston, 197 4, Harkus Krakow Art Gallery, Boston, 1972, Ace Gallery, Venice, CA, 1979, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1981, The Summer stock Art Center, Provincetown, MA, 1964, The University Club, Winter Park, FL., 2013.

Juries:

Three years, 1969-1971, I was invited to join the panel of jurors at the Boston Museum of Art Boston, for their Traveling Fellowship Competition. I have participated as a judge many times for other small shows and competitions. The most fun was being included in choosing the recipients of the art awards given at the state fair in Clinton, Idaho, in 1973.

Teaching and Related Art Experience:

Technical painting teacher, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1968, art teacher, Worcester Public Schools, Worcester, MA, 1965-1967, and art teacher, Seacrest School, Naples, FL., 1992-2005. I am experienced and proficient with acrylics, oils, water colors, fresco, building, construction, and staging.