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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Studio is OPEN.....October 17th and 18th, 2015 12noon-6pm

Frank's studio will be OPEN to you and the rest of the world! October 17 and 18, as a part of City wide Open Studios, CWOS during the "Transported" weekend, 12noon-6pm.
In his studio you will find 100's of paintings, some finished and framed and ready to take home, some in process, some painted long ago, and many more as yet unpainted...all ready to be seen.fbruckmann.com
And on the topic of Open Studios, in the words of neighbor David Chorney, who has visited Frank's studio many times:
"Aside from seeing the studio of a highly accomplished artist, I have found this is also a great time to ask Frank all the questions you ever wanted to ask, regarding his process, opinions, questions about technique, and so many other questions you can learn from. Great opportunity to pick the mind of an artist, and Frank is very easy and willing to engage and give in that way."
at 418 West Rock Studio, New Haven 06515

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Local Color" at the Island Inn, Monhegan Island

Any chance you will be in Maine this summer??? If so, take the ferry out to Monhegan Island for hundreds of reasons, but this summer Frank has a  huge and wonderful exhibit, "Local Color" which is over 40 paintings from the past 5 years.  

The exhibition opened beautifully at The Island Inn on Monhegan on Tuesday.  Visitors are welcome to view this show during or in between dining room hours. I recommend bringing your own bottle of wine, order the beet/chevre salad and scallops with papardelle, so you can sit and enjoy wonderful food, service and ART all at once. All paintings (except those with red dots) are available for sale through the Lupine Gallery and will remain on display until Columbus Day, but don't wait that long to make your choice! 

fbruckmann.com is a great resource for viewing Frank's work as well.


Frank with 3 of his collectors
Frank with gallery owner, Jackie Boegel



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Painting with Frank on Monhegan: Happy Artists!

Here are some pictures from the Monhegan painting workshop....Six days of hard work and painting and 6+ hours of painting instruction daily.  I heard there were 2 wine and cheese critiques and lunch  delivered to remote painting locations! The Island Inn hosted all the painters with great style and service. As usual, Frank never took a break....Let us know if you want to join in NEXT TIME!

Painting in Lobster Cove, Jamie Wyeth house in the background.


Lobster Cove on a chilly, sunny day

The gorgeous Island Inn, just up from the town dock

Friday, June 5, 2015

Local Color: Frank Bruckmann at the Island Inn, Monhegan, ME


Catch the ferry over to Monhegan Island this summer!  And when you get there, walk up from the town dock and duck into the gracious Island Inn to see their summer show.....about 40 paintings by Frank. This show is Local Color,  mostly island paintings, with a few from the Breaking Bread series, some still lifes and portraits from Frank's New Haven studio.

Go to Frank's website for some close up views of his Monhegan Island work.  Let us know if you are venturing out to Monhegan, as we will be on island for most of July and half of August, and would love to show you his work, and perhaps grab a lobster and some of that Monhegan Island Brew...

Dining Room at the Island Inn. All ready for the summer season


Fish House, Red Truck



Wharf in Fog, 9x12

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tasty Review of "Breaking Bread" in the New Haven Independent

Very happy to see that writer Allan Appel wrote up this review after stopping by the gallery to interview Frank last week. Thank you to the many who have visited or contacted us about this major body of work and huge achievement.

To celebrate, we are toasting Frank's exhibit this Sunday, April 26th, with mimosas at noon. Please join us at the Kehler Liddell Gallery if you can....


detail from "Oven Roasted Potatoes" original oil from Frank Bruckmann. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HOT! Press for Breaking Bread

If you haven't seen it yet, here is a great retelling of the Breaking Bread show, as written for The
Daily Nutmeg, featured today....

Also, if you haven been lately, jump over to Frank's website, fbruckmann.com.

detail from Chilean Sea Bass. original oil painting from Frank Bruckmann.



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Breaking Bread" Opens With Great Success

Frank never finishes a painting, it "just stops in interesting places."  - Robert Henri
So here is Frank, after hanging his show, still painting.....The gallery was packed on Sunday for the opening exhibition and it will be up until April 26th, so feel free to get in touch if you'd like a personal tour.  Frank will be at the gallery this Saturday, April 4th and April 11th. 


adding finishing touches....


Frank and some onlookers, including the fabulous Marjorie Pendergast....

Monday, March 23, 2015

"Breaking Bread" Opens this Sunday!

After two years of painting dinner parties in his studio, Frank is unveiling a compelling and extensive new series.  It is about coming together and having a meal with your friends or family; eating, drinking, conversing. It's what we do when we are "breaking bread."

The Exhibition Opening is Sunday, March 29th, from 3-6:00pm at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven, and if you can, you should come see for yourself.... The show runs from March 26 - April 26.


Shrimp Bisque (detail) 26"x36".  original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The 114th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the New Haven Paint and Clay Club


And the award goes to...Frank Bruckmann!  

Frank will take a nice award home tomorrow from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club for this gorgeous nude from his show "Nudes and Nudibranchs." The exhibition opening is tomorrow, March 22, 3-5pm and open to the public,  featuring great contemporary art and showcasing many New Haven-based artists. 

The place:
John Slade Ely House
51 Trumbull St. 
New Haven, CT  06511
Model in Studio. original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann.