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byron taylor
artist resume


Showing in: Legacy Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR; Gallery 26, Little Rock, AR; The Butler Center Gallery, Little Rock, AR; Stephano’s Gallery, Little Rock, AR; Gallery 221, Little Rock, AR

Signature Member – Arkansas League of Artists
Member – Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, Portrait Society of America, Allied Artists of America, Art Students League of New York, National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS); applied: American Artists Professional League

Shows, Awards
Eyes are the Windows Show - Bernice Gardens, May 2019 (Poppy's View)
Next Generation – Portraying Children and Childhood Show - HSU Hot Springs, April-May 2019 (Legacy 1, Alex Equals, See, I'm Just Pouring it Into the Pool!)
Delta des Refuses exhibit – July, 2018 (Legacy II)
Gallery 221 - Art as Speech show – April 2018 (Legacy Series)
Irene Rosenzweig 2017 Exhibition -  (Good Food/Legacy Grease)
Featured in October, 2016 issue of AY Magazine - 4 pages, 44-47 - "For the Love of Candy"
Solo Show – Gallery 26 – May 2017
Dick Blick Featured Artist of the Month August 2016
Jerry’s Artarama 2016 Turner Spring Painting Contest – First Place (Good Food/Legacy Grease)
Jerry’s Artarama 2016 Soho Spring Painting Contest – Honorable Mention (Legacy III)
Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC – Art as Politics Exhibit – (Legacy I, Legacy II)
IGOR 11th Annual Juried Exhibition – semifinal (Legacy II – Women’s Health Care)
Jerry’s Charvin Winter 2016 Contest – 3rd place (Sirens II) and Honorable Mention (Christian Lace)
ArtUndressed 2016, Miami, FL – (Lovers’ Louvers)
2016 Arkansas League of Artists Spring Show (Legacy II – Women’s Health Care)
Jerry’s Soho Fall 2015 Contest - Honorable Mention (Selfie)
2015 Fall National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE Exhibition (Sirens II – Heart’s Desire)
Arkansas League of Artists 2015 Winners Show – First Place (Good Food/Legacy Grease)
FASO FAV15% of the October 2015 BoldBrush competition (Sirens II – Heart’s Desire)
Arkansas League of Artists Annual Juried Show 2015 – First place, city/landscapes (Good Food/Legacy Grease) and Second place people/portraits (Selfie)
Professional Artist Magazine Portrait of a Professional Artist contest – Runner-up and featured social media image (Selfie)
South Arkansas Art Center 2015 Annual Juried Art Competition (Good Food – Legacy Grease, Selfie)
2015 Arkansas League of Artists Spring Show – Silver Medal (Good Food – Legacy Grease)
57th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center (Siren 1 - No Rescue Needed)
Arkansas Repertory Theater Artworks 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Jerry’s 2015 Self Portrait Contest – Second Place (Selfie)
Watercolor USA 2015 (Laydee Blue)
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2015 (Laydee Blue and Dishabille)
Arkansas League of Artists 2014 Winners Show - First Place Overall (Laydee Blue)
Gallery 26 Winter Show 2014, 2015
Arkansas Arts Council Small Works on Paper 2015 - Purchase Award (The Bon Voyage Party)
Arkansas League of Artists – Annual Juried Show 2014 (See? I’m Just Pouring It Into the Pool!)
River City Coffee – solo show - May-July 2014
Arkansas League of Artists Members Show 2014 - 3rd place Figures & Portraits (See? I’m Just Pouring It Into the Pool!),
Arkansas League of Artists 2013 Winner’s Show – Third Place Overall (Big Smith)
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA – “It’s Small” national juried exhibit (Loud Little Guy) November 30, 2013 – January 31, 2014
Arkansas League of Artists – Artist of the Month – September 2013 (Big Smith,) November 2013 (Impish,) January 2014 (See? I’m Just Pouring It Into the Pool!,) February 2014 (Red Riding Hoodie,) April 2014 (Laydee Blue,) June 2014 (Caitlin,) October 2014 (Gilded 3 – Allison,) December 2014 (Gilded 4 – Alli, No Rescue Needed), February 2015 (Selfie,) April 2015 (Good Food/Legacy Grease,) May 2015 (Sweet Kitty,) July 2015 (Lovers’ Louvers,) December 2015 (Sirens II – Heart’s Desire)
Stephano’s Gallery, Little Rock, AR – “100 for 100” 2013 Boswell-Mourot Gallery, Little Rock, AR – “Corazon” Show 2013, 2014
M2 Gallery, Little Rock, AR – “Master Pieces” 2013
Chroma Gallery, Little Rock, AR, 2007-present
Art Scene Gallery, Little Rock, AR, 2006-2008
Oval Gallery, Little Rock, AR, solo show – “Goddess,” March, 2006
Oval Gallery, Little Rock, AR, 2005-2006

May 2019 - Painting the Portrait in Oil - Hot Springs, AR

March 2016 - Color figure workshop – Steven Assael
May 2015 - Painting the portrait in oil from life – Jesus E. Villarreal
April, May 2015 - Painting the figure in oil from life – Stephen Cefalo
June 2013, 2014 - Painting the portrait in watercolor from a photograph – Paul W. McCormack
Fall 1989-Spring 1990 - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Fall 1988 - Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Ed, Providence, RI
1979 - Graduation - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR - Degree: BA, Art