December 2012 - A great way to end the year -- my artwork has been featured in an 8-page spread / Feature, in the 11th Issue of "The Art of Man" !! It's a fantastic, quarterly, full-color journal of figurative arts, selling for only $15.95 at www.theartofman.net - sales through Createspace, an Amazon company. It has an Interview with me, and they reproduced 7 of my best paintings from the last 2 years! Click the Image to be linked to their site.
December 2012 - I had the pleasure of being Photographed and Interviewed in my Studio by the accomplished Photographer Kevin Truong, who has created a cool Blog site called "The Gay Men Project"! Click on the Image to be linked to the entry about me in my East Village Studio / Apartment.
December 2012 - I have six Drawings in a group show & sale called "The Affordable Erotic Art Sale" at The Kymara Gallery in Biddeford, Maine (near Kennebunkport) this month! It's at 2 Main Street in Biddeford, phone number 207-286-7399. Sale ends December 31st. Click the Image to go to the Facebook Event Invite, also for directions go to www.kymara.com
December 2, 2012 - Digital Magazine "Edge" used my painting from 2008 called "Meatrack - Fire Island" as the opener for a Digital Slideshow called "Portraits of Hope" to commemorate this year's World AIDS Day :) There's also a little writing I did for it, click on the Image to be linked to the page if you are able to check it out - Thanks !!
November/December 2012 - Cool news, "Metrosource" Magazine published my painting "Isauro with Bike" in their December Issue (the one with Kylie Minogue bending over on the cover, lol) to help promote the GMHC show I'll be in this week at LeslieLohman Museum (opening Tuesday nite). Check it out !! (Click on the Cover to be linked to the LeslieLohman Museum info on the show)
Nov./Dec. 2012 - I will have four of my favorite oil paintings from 2012 in this year's GMHC Client Art Show, held again at LeslieLohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art! Opening Reception is Tues., Nov. 27 from 6-8PM, & the show runs through Sun., December 2nd. A special Event this year will be a Panel Discussion on World AIDS Day, December 1st - and I'll be on the Panel! That's a Saturday, from 6-8PM - if you can make it, come hear me talk. (Click on the Image to be linked to the info at the Leslie/Lohman Museum website).
November 18th, 2012 - For the second year in a row I've had a piece selected to be a part of the "GLAAD Art Auction"... one of my Erotic Life Drawings called "Deon, Backside" will be a part of the Silent Auction at The Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street. This Sunday's Event will be hosted by the newly "Out" Sam Champion of Good Morning America News on ABC, & his partner Rubem Robierb. Please come & bid on it! Click the Image to be linked to the GLAAD website for further info www.glaad.org/glaadart
October 2012 - Hey everyone, I'm gonna be a part of a 3-day Art Fair and Sale at The Leslie-Lohman Museum's "Annex" space next weekend! It's called "Art of Men By Men", it's at 127-B Prince St. in Soho... Opening Reception is this Friday, Oct 19 from 6-8, and the Fair & Sale continues on Sat Oct 20 & Sun Oct 21st from Noon to 7PM. I'll be showing/selling a selection of my Erotic Drawings from the Leslie-Lohman Workshop at a Table. Come by, see the artwork, & say Hi! (Click on the Postcard Image to be linked to the Leslie-Lohman Museum Calendar with Info on the Fair)
Summer 2012 - The Literary and Visual Arts Magazine called "The Adirondack Review" is an online Quarterly Publication that has done a Feature of my recent artwork for their Summer 2012 Edition! They reproduced 5 paintings. Many "Thanks" to Editor Angela Leroux-Lindsay. Click the Image to be linked to the Feature.
June/July 2012 - Reporter/Photographer Miguel Dominguez has posted a whole lot of great pics of me in front of several artworks from my Solo show at Michael Mut Gallery (as well as photos from the "One-Nite-Only" Erotic Drawings Opening Reception we had there on June 21st) on the "Queer Life NY" Blog - click the photo to be linked to the page!
July 2012 - "Gay City News" has a write-up of my Exhibition at Michael Mut Gallery in their "14 Days, 14 Nights" section... It's titled "George Towne's Erotic Geography"! And the "Isauro with Bike" painting is reproduced online, click on the Image to be linked to the page.
June/July 2012 - "Time Out NY" Magazine gave my Solo exhibition at Michael Mut Gallery a sweet blurb: "Towne's sultry, pastel-hued portraits of sexy dudes and languid landscapes are mellow and summery, offering a nice escape from the decidedly unmellow summer in the city". Thanks, Time Out NY!!! (Click Image to be linked to their website).
June 2012 - This is the Front Side of the Invitation from Michael Mut Gallery for the Exhibition "George Towne: Portraits & Landscapes" - Click on Image to be linked to the Michael Mut Gallery Website
June 2012 - This is the Reverse Side of the Invitation from Michael Mut Gallery for the Exhibition "George Towne: Portraits & Landscapes" - Click on Image to be linked to the Michael Mut Gallery Website
March 8th, 2012 - I'm going to be a part of the LeslieLohman "Drawing Circle" at this Event at the NYC LGBT Center Thursday! The Event is a one-night Exhibition of 30 years of cool posters advertising the Black Party (the one on the Event Invite is by Robert Mapplethorpe). It's supposed to be a crowded Event, but we'll apparently be in a circle, Drawing from a sexy live male model named Joe Z.... click the Image to be linked to see a pic of him, & for ticket info :) Come by & support it if you can!
February 2012 - an old friend from College has changed her name, moved to Paris, & become Plus-Size Supermodel personality "Velvet D'Amour", where she also edits this cool artsy magazine called "Vol.Up"... she included 3 of my paintings (2 "Roly & Chase" paintings, and one of the Meatrack) in the latest issue called "Exstasy" on pages 222, 223, & 224! Click on the Image to be linked to the online French magazine.
February 2012 - The amazing Fashion Illustrator Richard Haines has just included an artwork of mine in the February 2012 Visual AIDS "Web Gallery" which he curated! The Image is one of my first Silkscreens, that I did back in 2000, a portrait of Slava Mogutin, using 3 Colors. Click the Image to be linked to the Gallery, & be sure to also click to read his "Curator Statement" at the top of the page. A small number of these prints, & others like it, are available at Michael Mut Gallery on Ave. C - http://www.michaelmutgallery.com/
January 2012 - the new Jan 2012 issue of "A&U (Art & Understanding) Magazine" used one of my Color Drawings as the opening Image to an article they ran about the GMHC Client Art Show that happened in December at the Leslie Lohman Museum :D
JANUARY 2012 - Yep, I'll have a new Painting done on a Postcard for this year's "Postcards from the Edge" Benefit for Visual AIDS! This year it will be at Cheim & Read Gallery in Chelsea, from January 6-8, at 547 West 25th St, NYC. Click on the Image for a Link to the full information.