Artist Statement, Shows & Awards

CURRENT

Don is listed in the curated artist registry of CTARTLIST.com for Connecticut artists.

Also, he is a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC).

ARTIST STATEMENT

Don Perley's style is improvisational, his work complex and layered, revealing its secrets slowly. It is often a raw and rough type of art. But just as in untamed nature, in this work the raw and rough, upon close observation, are also delicate, soothing and healing. What he is creating are arenas and conditions for colors and materials to display their properties freely and combine in unplanned and joyous ways. This is direct painting, direct expression, and direct communication.

The artist has won awards in juried competitions on two occasions, and has had three solo gallery shows to date. He can be contacted at artbydonperley@gmail.com.

SELECTIONS FROM  JURIED COMPETITIONS

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists 43rd Annual Juried Show - “The Colorworks,” 2020

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SPECTRUM Exhibition, New Canaan Society for the Arts - “Wired,” 2018

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Flinn Gallery Juried Exhibition, Greenwich Art Society - “Forgotten Dreams,” 2016

98th Annual Juried Exhibition, Greenwich Art Society - “Rough Sketch,” 2015

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AWARDS FROM JURIED COMPETITIONS

97th Annual Juried Exhibition, Greenwich  Art Society, Dagny Hultgreen Griswold cash award for painting - "Mirage," 2014

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East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY,

3rd Annual National Juried Art Competition - Best in Show, "Juju," 2014, cash award and artist-in-residence award.

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MAJOR SHOWS

Momenta Art, Philadelphia, 1989

Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, 1991

Shahinian Fine Art, Poughkeepsie,
  NY, 2004

The Flow of Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT,
  2007

Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck, NY, 2014

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, 1977

Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, 1986

The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, 1989

The Flow of Art Gallery, Norwalk,
  CT, 2008

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition,
  juried Recycle exhibition, 2015

Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton,
  NY, 2015