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Norma Auer Adams
Goldfish Abstraction


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Substantial early work in watercolor, abstract expressionist painting of "Goldfish" By Norma Auer Adams (Norma Jean Anderson) painter and writer. Signed lower right N. Adams and exhibit card on verso. Exhibited; 1978. Image, 15.5"H x 22"W. White may and metal frame, shipped without glass. Bachelor in Art, Stanford University, 1961, recipient Gehner Watercolor award National Association Women Artists, 1978, Greenville Artists Guild award, 1978. After a thirty-plus year career creating paintings and works of art, Norma Jean Anderson (known professionally as Norma Auer Adams) has turned to writing. The subjects covered by this versatile artist have included stories about her paintings, memories of a beloved pet, and postcards from her father, saved from childhood that reveal how San Francisco in 1945 saw itself through its penny postcards. Exhibitions include Triton Museum, California, 1978, The Gallery, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1978, Birmingham Museum Art, 1978, 80, Asheville Museum, North Carolina, 1978, Los Robles Gallery, Palo Alto, California, 1979, Louisiana Watercolor Society, 1980, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, 1980, 81, Rahr-West Museum, Wisconsin, 1980, The Art Works Gallery, Sacramento, 1980, 82, Artists' Cooperative Gallery, San Francisco, 1980, Bay Arts Exhibitions, California, 1980, Salmagundi Club, New York City, 1980, Springville Museum, Utah, 1980, Burpee Museum, Illinois, 1981, Gallery of World Art, Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, 1982, Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, Connecticut, 1982, 83, 84, 85,, Reece Galleries, New York City, 1986, 89, Southern Alleghenies Museum Art, Pennsylvania, 1987. Represented in numerous public and private collections. NORMA AUER ADAMS GALLERIES: 1982-2013: Arts Exclusive Gallery, 690 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, Connecticut 06070 1981-1995: Reece Galleries, Inc., 24 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019 GALLERY EXHIBITS: Arts Exclusive Gallery (Connecticut), solo exhibit February 2003, “An Exhibition of Works by Norma Auer Adams” Arts Exclusive Gallery (Connecticut), solo exhibit May 1998, “The Art of Airbrush” Reece Galleries (New York), two-person shows March 1989, April 1986; four-person show April 1990 Arts Exclusive Gallery (Connecticut), solo exhibit May 1982, invitationals November 1982-1985, incl. Gallery of World Art (Massachusetts), featured exhibit April 1982 The Art Works Gallery (California), featured exhibits April 1982, January 1980 Artists’ Cooperative Gallery (California), featured exhibit March 1980 Los Robles Gallery (California), featured exhibit July 1979 The Gallery, (South Carolina), solo exhibit February 1978 MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (Pennsylvania), ‘’The Flower in 20th Century Art’’, April-July 1987 Springville Museum (Utah), 56th Annual Exhibit, March-May 1980 Asheville Museum (North Carolina), solo exhibit, September 1978 Triton Museum (California), solo exhibit, June 1978 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EXHIBITS: CoCA (Center on Contemporary art) Northwest Annual 2001 (Seattle, WA) ’01 – Michael Sweeney, juror F.A.I. 33rd Annual Open Exhibition, San Bernardino County Museum (CA) 1998 – Christopher Schink, juror Georgia Watercolor Soc. XVII National Exhibition (Georgia) 1996 - Christopher Schink, juror Gallery 84 National Juried Exhibition (New York, NY) 1995 - Audrey Flack, juror F.A.I. 30th Annual Open Exhibition, San Bernardino County Museum (CA) 1995 - Henry T. Hopkins, juror Chautauqua 38th National Exhibition of American Art (NY) 1995 - Catherine Koenig, juror Boston Artists Group Exhibit (Massachusetts) 1983 San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition (California) 1981 Midwest WC Society, 5th An. Open, Burpee Museum (IL) 1981; 4th An. Exhib., Rahr-West Museum (WI) 1980 Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PA), 36th (1981) and 35th (1980) Annual ‘’Aqueous Open’’ Exhibition Louisiana Watercolor Society (Louisiana) 11th Annual International Exhibition 1980 Alabama Watercolor Society (AL) Birmingham Museum of Art, 40th (1980) and 38th (1978) Annual Exhibitions Salmagundi Club (New York), 3rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition for Non-Members 1980 AWARDS: San Diego Watercolor Society (California), Purchase Award, National Exhibition 1980 Greenville Artists Guild (South Carolina), Award, Annual Exhibit 1980 National Association of Women Artists (New York), Gehner WC Award, Annual Exhibition, 1978 SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: Citizens First National Bank (New Jersey) Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (Connecticut) Market Research Corporation of America (Connecticut) Western Electric Company (New York) PUBLICATIONS FEATURING MS. ADAMS’ WORK: “PAINT, illustrated techniques for every medium”, Amy Jeynes (editor), North Light Books, 2007 “The Ultimate Guide to Painting from Photographs”, James Markle & Layne Vanover (editors), North Light Books, 2005 “Artist’s Photo Reference: Boats and Nautical Scenes”, Gary Greene, North Light Books, May 2003 “Painting More Creatively, Tips & Techniques”, Libby Fellerhoff (editor), North Light Book Club, 2000 “Best of Flowers 2”, Rachel Rubin Wolf, North Light Books, 1999 “The Artist’s Magazine” 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, January 1999, cover and postcard “Artist’s Photo Reference FLOWERS”, Gary Greene, North Light Books, 1998 “The Best of Flower Painting”, Kathryn Kipp, North Light Books 1997 “Basic Flower Painting – Techniques in Watercolor”, Rachel Rubin Wolf, North Light Books, 1996 ‘’The Artist’s Magazine 1995. Limited Edition’’ Calendar (May) ‘’Painting With Passion, How to Paint What You Feel’’, Carole Katchen, North Light Books 1994 ‘’21 Ideas for Painting Flowers’’, Carole Katchen, ‘’The Artist’s Magazine’’, April 1994 (cover + p. 52-53) ‘’Mastering Color and Design in Watercolor”, Christopher Schink, Watson-Guptil 1981


  • Creator
    Norma Auer Adams (1939, American)
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  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Width: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Condition
    some minor fading. Shipped without glass.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JT-JR37281stDibs: LU5422047333

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