Date: 2 Sep 2019
October 11 – February 9 2020
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Works from Arid Lands, my fifth project (1996), will be included in The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscape Paintings of the American West.
November 16 2019- February 17 2020
The Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona
The museum has reunited the majority of the paintings from my twelfth project, Searching for a Bigger Subject (2008), and will present them to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Grand Canyon’s designation as a National Park.
The exhibition was created to “contrast the world’s two most powerful subjects – Mt Everest and the Grand Canyon”. It was shown in the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro; the Royal Watercolour Society, London; Gerald Peters Galleries in New York, Dallas and Santa Fe and Phoenix Art Museum.
Award winning documentary film-maker, David Schendel, intends to make a full-length documentary about me and my work. “Tony Foster Journeys” production will start in June 2019. He has gained the support of the Redford Center (Robert Redford’s organisation) and is now fund-raising. If you would like to make a donation / investment towards the cost of making the film, your donation could be very tax efficient. For details go to: https://redfordcenter.org or contact email@example.com
“Angels” who offer $5,000 will receive a specially created limited-edition print signed by me and David.
New Major Project
I have been working on my next major project “About Time – Watercolour Diaries from Hours to Aeons” and have completed ten paintings, but don’t envisage the exhibition ready to show for two or three years. I will be publishing the “prospectus” for this philosophical and thought-provoking show on my website: www.tony-foster.co.uk in the near future.
The Foster Art and Wilderness Foundation
None of the above would have been possible without The Foster Art and Wilderness Foundation. They have provided steadfast financial and professional support in pulling together this bumper year of frenetic Foster related activities.
In addition to lending paintings and helping to facilitate the exhibitions, they have grown into a significant public art venue last year welcoming over 6,500 visitors. The Foster presents Sacred Places and Exploring Beauty as well as an overview exhibition of all my journeys. Visitors come to see the art and attend lectures including My Journey with Tony, a series presented by travelling companions and advisors, or the Artist Explorer series presenting the work and perspective of other artists. Students and teachers come for exhibition tours and adults are welcomed to watercolour and journal making classes. The beautiful space also serves as a venue for the regional community, welcoming environmental groups for meetings and social gatherings.
I hope you will visit The Foster, 940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto CA 94303 USA . You are assured of a warm and friendly reception ! If you are not already on their mailing list, please join. The newsletters announce events at “The Foster” and the website provides links to video recordings of the lecture series. Visit their website: www.thefoster.org