Three-Year Traveling Exhibit by Artist James Fiorentino Premieres at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton Governor Tom Kean to be special guest at reception September 12 through October 14
D&R Greenway Land Trust will host the premiere exhibition of Conserve Wildlife’s Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition, on view September 12 through October 14. The opening reception is Friday, September 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean will be a special guest at the reception. The exhibit is jointly organized by D&R Greenway and Conserve Wildlife Foundation New Jersey. Sales of the original paintings, limited edition digital prints and a book with a forward by Gov. Kean, as well as wildlife merchandise, will benefit D&R Greenway Land Trust and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.—please call ahead to confirm availability. 609-924-4646; www.drgreenway.org.
Princeton, N.J.– D&R Greenway Land Trust will host the premiere exhibition of Conserve Wildlife’s Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition, on view September 12 through October 14, with an opening reception Friday, September 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean will be a special guest at the reception. The exhibit is jointly organized by D&R Greenway and Conserve Wildlife Foundation New Jersey. Sales of the original paintings, limited edition digital prints and a book with a forward by Gov. Kean, as well as wildlife merchandise, will benefit D&R Greenway Land Trust and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.
September 12 through October 20, D&R Greenway’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery hosts the annual Conserve Wildlife Foundation Species on the Edge Student Art Exhibition. Art of rare and endangered New Jersey species has been created by fifth graders throughout the state. The exhibit features each county’s winner, the paintings chosen by a jury of artists; essays by scientists. All gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call ahead to confirm availability of Marie L. Matthews Galleries for the Fiorentino works. 609-924-4646; www.drgreenway.org.
The realistic paintings of James Fiorentino depict some of the state’s most endangered and vulnerable species. During the premiere exhibit through October, sales of the original paintings, limited edition digital prints and a book with a forward by former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, as well as wildlife merchandise, will benefit D&R Greenway Land Trust and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.
“Renowned as one of the best sports artists in the country, Jim’s works hang in major museums,” says Governor Kean, who met the artist while serving as president of Drew University—Fiorentino was a student there in the 1990s, when his sports figures started receiving national attention. He was featured on ABC World News and in The New York Times. “In recent years he has turned to wildlife. Jim has created an amazing body of work... Many of the creatures he paints are endangered, and Jim celebrates their uniqueness and beauty.”
“Mr. Fiorentino’s incredibly evocative artwork inspires viewers by putting a spotlight on these charismatic yet often overlooked wildlife species,” says Conserve Wildlife Foundation New Jersey Executive Director David Wheeler. “His watercolor paintings truly bring wildlife to life. His art helps to educate and engage viewers about the precipitous declines that many of these species have suffered and helps us bring attention to the very tangible steps that people can take to save and strengthen these wildlife populations.”
“The subject of disappearing New Jersey wildlife speaks directly to the work that we do to protect habitats,” says D&R Greenway President & CEO Linda Mead. “As an admirer of James Fiorentino’s artistic talent, I am thrilled that we were selected as the premiere venue for this exhibition. Conserve Wildlife Foundation New Jersey has been a long-time partner with D&R Greenway, exhibiting their Species on the Edge fifth-grade art and essay contest winners annually in our Olivia Rainbow Gallery.” This year, the fifth graders art will be exhibited simultaneously with the Fiorentino exhibit, beginning September 12.
In 2014, Conserve Wildlife’s David Wheeler attended D&R Greenway's Wild Creatures: Protecting Endangered Wildlife for 40 Years and saw a bobcat and red-tailed hawk painted by Fiorentino. Wheeler invited Fiorentino to judge the Species on the Edge youth contest, and from there wheels began to spin about an exhibition.
Fiorentino, 39, started painting animals when he was 10. Governor Kean’s passion for nature inspired him to become a trustee for the Raptor Trust in Millington, N.J. “We rehabilitate 4,000 wild birds a year and release about half that number,” says Fiorentino. “These wild birds have had a tremendous influence on me. I enjoy getting close to birds of prey, and it brought me back to nature art.” Before going back to his studio to paint the details, Fiorentino sketches the animals up close, sometimes holding them, taking in their details.
The Middlesex County native moved to Flemington with his wife 11 years ago. “I am awed by what we see in our own backyard: the (endangered) Eastern box turtle, great horned owl, pileated woodpeckers, foxes, hawks and butterflies. It’s an amazing backyard ecosystem.” His two young sons enjoy being in nature, the older one joining his father to draw wildlife, especially butterflies—proving that humans, too, benefit from having wildlife in their midst.
“Because of the 20,000 acres preserved by D&R Greenway, endangered wildlife who make their home in New Jersey will continue to have a supportive habitat,” says Fiorentino.
D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 27TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey. Through continuous preservation and stewardship -- caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity -- D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved close to 20,000 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 28 miles of trails open to the public.
The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway’s home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land.
2016 Annual Congress – Showcasing New Jersey Artists
November 12, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC) is proud to invite you to its 13th Annual Congress, “Showcasing New Jersey Artists,” on Saturday, November 12th. The 2016 Congress will be held at Rutgers’ beautiful Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. Doors open at 2:30 pm with speakers scheduled from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. The program will be immediately followed by a reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment.
Past Congresses have featured presentations from scientists, business leaders, and even Supreme Court Justices that have strong connections to both New Jersey and Italy. This year’s edition will feature presentations from filmmakers Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno, book artist Maria G. Pisano, and celebrity illustrator James Fiorentino.
$15 Fee includes Program and Reception. Advanced Registration Required and Available Until Sold Out!
Zimmerli Art Museum
71 Hamilton St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
New Jersey Water Color Society Elected Members Show-Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown, NJ June 28 - Aug 8, 2016
James's "A World From Above" original watercolor depicting a Peregrine Falcon flying over the GW Bridge was selected as Best in Show.
37th National Sports Collectors Convention
Atlantic City Convention Center-Atlantic City NJ August 3-7, 2016
The National is the biggest sports collectors show in the US and James will be showcasing his latest artworks at his booth (# 252) There are over one hundred autograph signers at the show including Joe Namath, Mariano Rivera, Cal Ripken Jr and Mike Piazza to name a few. For more information on the show please visit http://nsccshow.com/.
Wild in the Ballpark TD Bank Ballpark - Somerset Patriots August 12, 2016
James will be displaying some of his latest originals of his series Endangered Species of NJ in partnership with Conserve Wildlife NJ. The first 500 paid guests entering the ballpark will receive a free poster that James will sign during the game. This is a preview of the traveling exhibition that will take place over three years. The poster is being sponsored by Studio 7 Art Gallery in Bernardsville , NJ who will be hosting the twenty five original paintings from Nov 4, 2016 through January 30, 2017. Steve Kalafer and the Somerset Patriots have purchased the first original in the series which will be on loan form them during the show. For more information on Conserve Wildlife please visit http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/. For more information on the Somerset Patriots and getting tickets for this game please visit http://www.somersetpatriots.com/. For more information on Studio 7 Art Gallery and the opening on November 4 please visit http://www.studio7artgallery.com/.
ARTIST JAMES FIORENTINO AND CITY OF JERSEY CITY COMMEMORATE JACKIE ROBINSON'S 70th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL HIT AT ROOSEVELT STADIUM, JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY WITH ART EXHIBITION EVENT AT CITY HALL April 15 - May 13, 2016
New Jersey-based artist James Fiorentino will be showcasing a collection of his world-renowned baseball inspired watercolor paintings and giclees in the Rotunda Gallery of City Hall in Jersey City.
Artwork featured in this exhibition will include players from New York baseball teams in addition to commemorating Jackie Robinson’s legacy. An original artwork piece on display will commemorate the moment at Roosevelt Stadium on April 18, 1946 when Robinson touched home plate after getting his first hit.
In his second at bat for the Montreal Royals, Robinson cracked a three-run home run in front of a crowd of nearly 50,000 people. He was not greeted by anyone other than George "Shotgun" Shuba who shook his hand symbolizing equality at home plate. Robinson would later play for the Brooklyn Dodgers and become the first black player in baseball history.
"To be able to paint this significant moment not only in baseball history but New Jersey history is an honor for me,” Fiorentino explained.
The artwork collection will be on display in Jersey City from April 15 until May 13, with an opening reception scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm. Special guests will include Major Steve Phillips former Pirates’ pitcher Fred Cambria and Emmy winning broadcaster and author Ed Lucas.
The "First Hit at Roosevelt Stadium" painting has been made into limited edition giclees that will be signed by the artist. A portion of any art sold at this exhibition will benefit participating Little Leagues of Jersey City.
For more information on the city of Jersey City and the show please contact Luca Cusolito-Program Development, Office of Cultural Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
RC Collectibles May 14th, 2016
Renowned artist James Fiorentino will showcase his recent collection of
original sports paintings to be exhibited at RC Collectibles, 1060 RT 22W Lebanon, New Jersey. Some of James's most recent watercolor paintings along with limited edition giclees will be on display and available to purchase. A portion of the sales of artwork will benefit St Judes.
RC Collectibles sells an array of sports and non sports memorabilia. The show attendees will have the opportunity to meet special celebrity guests and win prizes throughout the day. This will give fans of James's work to see many of his new originals and kick off the Spring sports season.
Join us on Saturday May 14th from 6-9pm
Please join us for some food, spirits and an opportunity to meet the artist and purchase some of James's work to benefit St Judes. The opening of James's work will also include a silent auction. For more information visit www.rcccollectibles.com or call 908-840-6098.
Yankees Legends Collection October 22, 2015
9th Annual Super Sunday Sports Cards, Collectibles Show & Auction February 1, 2015
The Community Blood Council of NJ will be onsite accepting blood donations. Agree to donate blood and get free admission to the Expo!
We are looking forward to two great days at the Complete Athlete® Expo on Saturday, January 3rd and Sunday, January 4th! Please join us at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ for:
Famous Basketball Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Hurley Sr. will deliver our keynote presentation Saturday evening. He has coached five first round NBA draft picks and sent over 150 students to Division 1 basketball programs. With his uncompromising passion and demand for commitment, hard work and sacrifice, he takes kids from the streets of New Jersey and coaches them into winning young men. To these kids he is a father figure and a mentor. To the rest of the country, he is an icon and a legend.
You've seen her on Shark Tank, now come see her in person: Complete Athlete® Paige Dellavalle of Stella Valle Fashion Designs will deliver our keynote presentation on Saturday, January 3rd. As a former competitve high school swimmer and West Point grad who has gone on to establish a highly successful business, she offers a unique perspective on what it takes to be a Complete Athlete®.
There will be five Pavilion Areas with exhibitors covering the areas of Recruiting, Sports Manufacturers, Fundraising, Sports Science and a College Fair.
The U.S. Army Skills Challenge Area will also be there with their famous rock wall, giveaways and other fun activities and challenges for the entire family to enjoy.
The NJEA Workshop Series presents speakers and workshops on topics of interest to high school athletes such as sports psychology, concussion awareness, nutrition, training, recruiting, character development, how to prepare yourself for college academically and how to pay for it once you get there.
You will also be able to meet and get autographs from Pro Celebrity Athletes, Authors, and Artists like Dr. Jarrod Spencer and James Fiorentino.
Speak with reps from colleges you are interested in learning more about at our College Fair.
Support your favorite high school athlete when the Complete Athlete® Award winners are announced and over $10,000 in scholarships are handed out.
11th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic Mohegan Sun Casino - May 30 - June 1
The Tony Siragusa Foundation will be hosting the 11th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at Mohegan Sun Casino on May 30th , 31st and June 1st 2014 to benefit terminally ill and abused children throughout the United States. The participants/supporters are paired up with celebrities for a day of golf with lots of giveaways. James has been commissioned to create original artworks on some of the celebrity guests who will be attending including Tony Siragusa, Michael Strahan and Rob Gronkowski. These original paintings will be signed live on stage by the athletes during the live auction with James. Also giclees of James's work will also be available in the silent auction as well. For more information on how to donate, purchase artwork or participate in this event contact Chris English at 609-213-2212 or Tony Siragusa Foundation, 730 Boulevard, Suite 21Kenilworth, NJ 07033 www.yogoose.com
Wild Creatures: Protecting Endangered Wildlife for 40 Years exhibit: D & R Greenway Trust D&R Greenway, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540 - January 29 - March 21
D&R Greenway Land Trust is central New Jersey's nonprofit land preservation organization. Some of the proceeds of sales of original artwork will benefit the Trust.James Fiorentino will be exhibiting some of his original wildlife artwork along with other selected artists at the gallery which is located inside a circa 1900's restored barn that is also home to D&R Greenway Land Trust. The show will be curated by Diana Moore. The show dates are January 29 - March 21 with an opening reception from 5:30-7:30 on January 31 ("Majestic" Mountain Lion 22 x 30 Original watercolor).
Renowned Portrait, Sports & Wildlife Artist Works on Exhibit in Bernardsville Bernardsville , New Jersey - JANUARY 2 - March 2, 2014
BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Nationally acclaimed sports and wildlife artist James Fiorentino will display his finest works of sports art from Thursday, January 2, 2014 through Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, 5 Morristown Road in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Studio 7 is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Artist’s Reception is scheduled for Friday, January 10, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
James Fiorentino is a New Jersey native. At age fifteen, he became the youngest artist to be featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for his likeness of Reggie Jackson. In 1998, James became the youngest artist to be inducted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators, along side of such artists as Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth.
He has worked with many legends of the past and stars of today, including Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Cal Ripken Jr. and Muhammad Ali. His photo-realism in watercolor has helped him become a nationally known wildlife and portrait artist, painting people from everyday life to Presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Many of James’ works currently grace the walls of museums, galleries, companies and private collections. James’ work can be seen nationally in books and magazines and on trading cards. In 2001, “The Fiorentino Collection” consisted of approximately 100 paintings for Upper Deck Trading Cards depicting legends in five major sports.
Studio 7 is a valuable resource of Fine Art for private buyers and local design firms. The gallery exhibits and hosts many emerging and nationally renowned artists throughout the year. In addition to an extensive inventory of original works on canvas, Studio 7 showcases a large collection of original watercolors, pastels, sculptures and art glass.
For information call 908-963-0365 or www.studio7artgallery.com.
PHOTO CAPTION: James Fiorentino at work in his studio. His sports and wildlife works will be on display at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery in Bernardsville, NJ from Thursday, January 2, 2014 through Sunday, March 2, 2014.
PRESS CONTACT : Rich Reitman 908-526-1390 or 908-400-6061
Watercolor Paintings by Nationally Acclaimed Sports Artist, James Fiorentino at Studio 7 in Bernardsville Bernardsville , New Jersey - JANUARY 8 - FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Watercolor Paintings by Nationally Acclaimed Sports Artist, James Fiorentino will be on display at Studio 7 located in Bernardsville , New Jersey. The opening reception-artwalk will be January 10 (6-9 PM) For more information:
James Fiorentino Receives the Gene Michael Humanitarian Award Presented by The Ed Lucas Foundation August 26, 2013 - Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey
Gene Michael's Celebrity Charity Golf Classic will take place on Monday August 26 at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey. Twenty to thirty celebrities will play golf which will include Governor Tom Kean, Tommy John, OJ Anderson, Karl Nelson, Fred Cambria, Al Santorini, Gerry Cooney, Brian Cashman, ect. At the dinner portion of the program, James will be honored for his charitable work for the Ed Lucas Foundation. In addition, James has created an original painting of Mariano Rivera which he just signed at Yankee Stadium this year during his last season. The original will be available to purchase in the live auction along with many other great items. There is also an amazing silent auction so anyone interested in paying golf or just coming to the dinner please contact www.edlucasfoundation.org.
Mission/Purpose: The Ed Lucas Foundation offers direct support to individuals who are blind/visually impaired, as well as those with disabilities that are determined to be of financial need. This goal is accomplished through fundraising, individual gift giving and solicitations. The Ed Lucas Foundation seeks to raise the awareness of the general public to the needs of the blind/visually impaired and disabled, so that they may be integrated into all aspects of life.
The Ed Lucas Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Ed Lucas, noted blind journalist, sportswriter and motivational speaker. Blinded at age 12 by a baseball accident, Ed has been an advocate for the blind/visually impaired and disabled for over 60 years. In addition to fundraising, Ed's tireless efforts have helped to raise awareness about living with a disability. To quote Ed, "Blindness is not a handicap. It is only an inconvenience."
Bergino Baseball Clubhouse Saturday, july 13, 2013 - The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC
Two Hall of Famers, three baseball legends, a preeminent artist and The Fonz walk into a Clubhouse...
Be part of our All-Star Extravaganza this Saturday!
Saturday, July 13
Throughout the day
The preeminent baseball watercolor artist
Meet James and view his original "All-Star" paintings which will be available for purchase
For further information or to purchase advance autograph tickets for Saturday's All-Star Extravaganza, please call 212-226-7150 or email email@example.com.
Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
67 East 11 Street
The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC
"The Art of James Fiorentino" FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 9, 2012
Hey everyone-Mark this on your calendar as I want to invite you to my one day Holiday art show in Flemington on Sunday, Dec 9 from 10-5:00. Flemington is wonderful for the holidays with lots of shopping (outlets) and great restaurants like Matts Red Rooster for dinner and next door to the show is the popular Blue Fish Grille which will be great for lunch on Sunday. This show will be a great holiday party with many special guests and prizes. Please feel free to invite anyone you think would want to join us. I am asking if you are able to donate or bring cans of food and other items that are on the Food Pantries list (they have a special December list of items on their website) please do so as they would appreciate it so much. (www.flemafp.com) Thank you so much and I hope to see you there. James
A one day exhibition of James's artwork which will include his portraits in watercolor of athletes, wildlife and landscape scenes to his modern (neo-expression) figurative work will be on display at the historic Stangl Factory Building, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, New Jersey. The show will be a community art event on Sunday, December 9 from 10-5 PM. Flemington Food Pantry will be showcased and a portion of the proceeds from any art sold will benefit the pantry. We are asking that everyone who attends to please bring cans of food for the pantry. Along with artist James Fiorentino, special guest Linda Ruth Tossetti will be in attendance signing copies of her grandfather's new documentary "Universal Babe". The granddaughter of Babe Ruth, Linda will also be showcasing other memorabilia of her grandfather and a new giclee created by James Fiorentino of the Babe's life.
Any questions on the event or you would like a "Universal Babe" giclee please call 908-782-8509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play Ball! - Seton Hall Art Gallery OCtober 23 - December 7, 2012
Seton Hall Art Gallery Exhibit Highlights Biggio, Berra, Jeter
and the Teams and Players Who Inspired A Century of Seton Hall Baseball
Walsh Gallery - October 23 – December 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 6 to 9 p.m.
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (October 4, 2012) -- Sports artist James Fiorentino's portrait of Seton Hall star player and Houston Astros catcher, Craig Biggio, will be featured in Play Ball! -- a new exhibit opening at the University's Walsh Gallery on Tuesday, October 23, with a reception open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Running through December 7, Play Ball! highlights a century of baseball history at Seton Hall and the professional players including Biggio, Derek Jeter, Thurman Munson and Yogi Berra, who inspire and contribute to the New York-New Jersey baseball culture.
In addition to original art works by Mr. Fiorentino and sports artist Anthony Capparelli, the exhibit features cultural objects from the sports collection of Ed Lucas, and student history objects from the Seton Hall University's Athletics Department and the Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Original works by both artists and giclée prints of select artworks will be available for purchase by visitors. Proceeds will benefit the Ed and Allison Lucas Scholarship Foundation, which supports Seton Hall students with disabilities.
Alumnus Ed Lucas '62 Turned his Passion for Baseball into a Reporting Career -- and into a Wide Network of Friends and Fans. In spite of being blind for the last 55 years, Ed Lucas has covered the New York area sports scene as a reporter/broadcaster since 1964. Ed lost vision in both eyes during a sandlot baseball game near his home when he was struck between the eyes by a wicked line drive. In 1958, just seven years after losing his sight, Ed enrolled at Seton Hall University, graduating four years later with a degree in communications (one of the first blind students in the country to do so). Today, Ed Lucas continues to inspire others and show people, both disabled and non-disabled, that there are no true handicaps in life.
The different artistic styles of Mr. Fiorentino and Mr. Capparelli capture the professional players and stadiums that have appealed to local fans. Seton Hall baseball is depicted alongside these artworks and suggests the influence of professional leagues on students.
"We wish to convey to visitors that the achievements of professional baseball players encourage and inspire others to strive for success using their own unique talents," stated curators Greg Ferrara and Cori Linville.
Paintings by Mr. Fiorentino feature a self-crafted watercolor technique and his artwork has been displayed in multiple sports institutions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Capparelli practices many painting styles and currently teaches art classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Seton Hall University.
While the reception is free to the public, since light refreshments will be served, an RSVP is appreciated by contacting Reesey Mitchell at 973.378.9851 or Sheresia.email@example.com.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is recommended that off-campus visitors call to confirm gallery hours prior to visiting. For more information, please call 973.275.2033 or http://academic.shu.edu/libraries/gallery.
For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others.
Dickens Festival 2012 September 14-16, 2012
James has created an original painting of Charles Dickens which James will present to the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens at the Byers Choice Factory and Museum. Gerald Dickens will be signing limited edition giclees and other forms of the artwork at the event. James also plans to be in attendance to sign artwork and paint live. For more information check out James's latest news section and visit www.byerschoice.com.
Vintology Wine & Spirits Saturday, April 28, 2012
Renowned sports artist James Fiorentino will be showcasing his latest artwork at Vintology, located in the historic Heathcoat neighborhood of Scarsdale, New York. James will have original artwork on display along with reproductions for sale. Please stop by to meet James and also enjoy wine tasting throughout the day. Also have a chance to win one of James' s latest giclees of Derek Jeter. James will be at Vintology Wine and Spirits from 11:00-5:00 PM on Saturday April 28 , 2012. Vintology is located at 10 Palmer Ave, Scarsdale , NY (914) 723-2040 www.vintology.com
National Art Museum of Sport - Super Bowl February, 2012
James created paintings for the Football Invitational that include Drew Brees, Hines Ward, Paul Hourning and Bart Staar. The originals which have been hanging at Namos will now be on display at the Monument Circle at IPL during the month of January. For more information go to www.namos.iupui.edu.
The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) will open the Football Invitational exhibit at NAMOS on July 28, 2011. The exhibit will feature nearly fifty paintings, sculptures and photographs from many of the top sport artists from around the world.
The eyes of the football world will turn to Indianapolis this February when Super Bowl XLVI will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The inaugural Big Ten Championship game will also be in Indianapolis on December 3, 2011. Until then, the eyes of the world can celebrate the great athletes and moments of the game of football at NAMOS’ Football Invitational exhibit. The exhibit will celebrate the fine art depictions of professional, collegiate, and pick-up football.
Some of the great artists included in this year’s exhibit are: Benjamin Blackburn, Chris Bucher, David Burnett, Tony Capparelli, Donna Carr, Charles Fazzino, James Fiorentino, Bart Forbes, Troy Hayes, Bob Hogan, Ken Kalman, Larry Klukaszewski, Patrick Mack, Marc Mellon, John Melvin, Bill Menzel, LeRoy Neiman, John Oilar, Debbie Sampson, Joe Sinnott, Dan Tearle, and Elaine Wolfe.
The exhibit closes February 29, 2012.
New York’s Finest - Mickey, Willie & The Duke: Bergino Baseball Clubhouse Presents The Baseball Art of James Fiorentino Sept. 19 - Oct. 15, 2011
NEW YORK - The sports capital of the world will host a world-class show of paintings by renowned sports artist James Fiorentino celebrating the legendary athletes and professional sports franchises that called Ebbetts Field, the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium home.
“Bergino Baseball Clubhouse Presents: The Baseball Art of James Fiorentino,” hosted by Clubhouse owner Jay Goldberg opens Sept. 19 and runs through Oct. 15 in Greenwich Village at the landmark Cast Iron Building, 67 East 11th Street.
“The show will feature vintage NY baseball paintings with a few current players like Derek Jeter and David Wright,” Fiorentino explained. “I want to tell a story about New York’s rich baseball history, when fans had three teams to cheer for, the Giants, Dodgers and Yankees.”
The show will pay tribute to cherished New York sports legends and Hall-of-Famers like Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider and others.
There will be 20 original Fiorentino paintings on display; many are new pieces Fiorentino has been working on to unveil at Bergino Baseball Clubhouse including Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Tom Seaver, Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter. Also available for purchase will be selected giclee reproductions.
Visitors are invited to fill out an entry form for a drawing to win an original Fiorentino painting of Mickey Mantle.
The “Cake Boss,” Buddy Valastro of Carlos Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. is whipping up a special surprise for the official opening on Sept. 22.
“You don’t want to miss it,” Fiorentino said.
The Bob Feller Museum Presents: The Baseball Artwork of James Fiorentino June - August, 2011
Over a dozen of James's original baseball paintings will be on display at the Bob Feller Museum from June through August 2011. Giclees of Feller that James created exclusively for the Museum are available through the store. The Bob Feller Museum is located at 310 Mill St, Van Meter, Iowa. For more information on the show and museum please call (515) 996-2806 and visit www.bobfellermuseum.org.
J&S Sports Gallery June 4, 2011
J&S Sports Gallery presents an afternoon with Sports Artist James Fiorentino. James will be displaying his latest artwork at the newly opened J & S Sports Gallery located in Franklin Lakes, NJ from 11am - 4pm. There will be giveaways and refreshments. Please check back in for more details on the event.
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Rotary Club of North Hunterdon-Wine Tasting and Sports Art Showcase April 15, 2011
James will have new original artwork on display to purchase with some of the proceeds going to the rotary club. There will also be limited edition reproductions of James's work in the silent auction. "I am very excited and honored to be a part of this event. Having my name associated with Gary Vaynerchuk who has made his career such a success at a young age is amazing and I look forward to meeting him" See below to purchase tickets for the event.
Fiorentino - Haritos Exhibition October 15 - 30, 2010
The artwork of James Fiorentino and John Haritos will be on display from Oct 15-30 at The Open Space Gallery , 36 Bridge St, Frenchtown, New Jersey. The opening reception will be on Friday, October 22 from 6-9. James' work will consist of his Modern (neo-expression) paintings over the last ten years including some reproductions of his work. John will show his rock art which consists of original paintings depicting legends in rock n roll. Autographed originals and prints by the musicians will be available. Also included in Haritos' show will be his illustrations.
James and John became friends several years ago having a mutual love for artwork and Norman Rockwell. This exhibition will unite these two artists for the first time and showcase the many sides of their portfolios. James was the youngest artist member of the NY Society of Illustrators at age 19 and has become one of the most well known sports artists in the country. His watercolor portraits have graced the walls of many famous people, museums and galleries. The other side of his art will be on display for the first time in this show. John Haritos is an innovative rock artist with a unique story. What makes John's talent so unique is the story of his incredible recovery from a devastating automobile accident leaving John in a coma and paralyzed on his right side. John relearned to draw with the opposite hand that he had been used to painting with his entire life. John, also a member of the NY Society of Illustrators has created many illustrations as well as his rock art. John's incredible spirit has allowed him to showcase his talents and pursue his dream of being an artist.
NAMOS issues call for entries in *Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport* Submission Deadline August 11, 2010
The National Art Museum of Sport is inviting sport artists to participate in its inaugural juried "Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition" and exhibit.
The submission deadline is August 11, 2010. Entries are to be original art work and be submitted by digital images.
Up to 50 paintings, sculptures, and photographs depicting sport selected by a jury will be exhibited at the Museum on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The exhibit is scheduled to open October 11, 2010, and close April 1, 2011.
National Sports Collector's Convention August 4-8, 2010
James will have his art on display including many new originalsand reproductions. Some of the autograph guests include Bo Jackson, Joe Montana, Bart Starr, Randy Johnson, Jim Brown, Cal Ripken Jr, Brooks Robinson, and Gordie Howe. The National has grown to be a mega-event which can be housed in only a few locations in the country. But it still attracts all aspects of the collectibles industry. No other event can boast of participation by most of the licensing agencies of the major professional sports world along with dealers of vintage card and collectibles and the most current collectible products anywhere. With support from the major card manufacturers, card grading services, auction houses as well as from the licensees of these groups, the National is the event to attend each summer.
Open Space Gallery - James Fiorentino Solo Exhibition June 1 - June 13, 2010
James if having a solo exhibition of his sports artwork at the Open Space Gallery in Frenchtown New Jersey from June 1 - June 13, 2010. There will be a reception and private showings of James' artwork. Former players and celebrities will be in attendance.
Fiorentino will show dozens of original sports portraits as well as limited edition giclees, including reproductions of the book cover he created for “Dirt in the Skirt,” a first-person history of the league written by Pepper Davis.
A smorgasbord of Fiorentino’s best works, certain to satisfy the appetites of sports aficionados, art connoisseurs and sports junkies will be available for purchase, from Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams to modern-day ballplayers like Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, as well as paintings and prints of football, basketball, hockey and golf greats including Brett Favre, Eli Manning and Michael Jordan.
Family Britches presents "Opening Day-The Baseball Art of James Fiorentino" James's artwork will be on display in the windows of Family Britches two locations. The Chappaqua store will be hosting an opening on Saturday April 10 from 11:00-4:00 PM where James will be in attendance signing posters. James's original artwork will also be on display and there will be giveaways and prizes given throughout the day. For more information on the event and the Family Britches clothing stores please visit www.familybritches.com.
Latino Sports Yankee Stadium September 11, 2009
James presented Yankee Alex Rodriguez the 2008 Latino Sports MVP Award. James' original painting of Alex was presented to A-Rod at Yankee Stadium. Limited edition giclees will be available.
N.Y. Mets Latino Sports August 18, 2009
City Field, N.Y. - James presented N.Y. Mets pitchers Johan Santana and K-Rod original artwork for winning the 2009 Latino Sports MVP Awards. Both original paintings were made into limited edition giclees signed by each player.
Somerset Patriots/Operation Shoebox August 14, 2009
"Salute the Flag" at TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, 7:05 p.m. Operation Shoebox New Jersey is the sponsor of this game - Patriots vs. Newark Bears. Every fan that enters the ballpark will be presented with a miniature American flag; the first 2,000 fans will be given a red/white/blue camouflage beach bag. We are hoping for a sell out, as this will be an opportunity for every one to display their pride in America. Fans will be asked to stand up and wave their flags at a prescribed time during the game to allow news and camera crews from the media to record the event, a continuous wave of red, white and blue that will make a dramatic photo and resounding affirmation of fans' patriotism.
Operation Shoebox New Jersey will make several presentations on the field, and will unveil an original portrait of Sparky Lyle that is being painted by noted sports artist James Fiorentino and presented to OPSHBX NJ as a gift for fund raising purposes. OPSHBX NJ will present a print of the original to Sparky on the field.
Siros Cup 2009 July, 2009
Saratoga NY - James for the seventh consecutive year will present an original painting to the honoree which is Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado. James will be presenting Edgar with a painting of him on Barbaro. Limited edition giclees will be available and proceeds will benefit the Center for Disability Services in Albany NY. For more information please go to: www.cfdsny.org.
Flemington Celebrates Baseball - Sponsored by Art of Framing July 11, 2009
The festivities are being planned to include exhibits by James Fiorentino, local Sports artist who is nationally recognized, representatives of the Somerset Patriots, and participation by Jack Cust Baseball Academy at Healthquest. We will have Babe Ruth's grand daughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, attend the function to present history on Babe Ruth and sign Babe memorabilia and books. We will have the "Old Time Baseball" team the Flemington Neshanock Baseball Club can attend and participate. Free raffle items, food and fun! Stay tuned for updates over the next several months. Visitwww.artofframing.net for more information.
Saratoga NY - James for the sixth consecutive year will present an original painting to the honoree which is Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero. James will be presenting Angel with a painting of him on Seattle Slew. Limited edition giclees will be available and proceeds will benefit the Center for Disability Services in Albany NY. For more information please go to: www.cfdsny.org.
A Soaring Affair: Gala Dinner To Benefit The Raptor Trust April 5, 2008
New Jersey's premier wild bird rehabilitation and education center is having its 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner to benefit the Trust on Saturday April 5, 2008 (6:15-10:30). The dinner will take place at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ and will include a reception, auction, dinner and dancing. James has created an original painting exclusively for the event which will be auctioned off that night. The original collage depicts many of the wild birds (hawks, owls, birds) that the Trust has been rehabilitng for the last 25 years. There will also be some of James's sports art in the auctions to bid on. For more information please visits www.theraptortrust.org or call 908-647-2355.
The Art of Baseball/Motown and the Glass City April 2, 2008
Toledo, Ohio - The boys of summer will take the field once again for a new season and across the nation fans will dream about a World Series victory. The Detroit Tigers have one of the most exciting teams in recent years with their new additions in 2008 and look to be one of the teams to beat. On the eve of opening day for the Detroit Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens, renowned sports artist James Fiorentino will have an opening at MMK Gallery in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday, April 2nd from 7-10 PM. James’s show will be on display for the month of April and some of the proceeds from the sales of the original paintings will go to the Toledo Mud Hens (AAA Tigers) charity. There will be twenty or more originals on display for the opening depicting baseball stars of present and past including Jim Leyland, Ty Cobb, Pudge Rodriquez, Magglio Ordonez, Justin Verlander, Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, Cal Ripken Jr. and Bob Feller, just to name a few. Some guests attending the opening will be former and current Detroit Tiger/Mudhen baseball players and team officials.
There will also be a limited edition Jim Leyland poster that will be available exclusively to the gallery that night. Cindy Millen, coordinator of MMK Gallery said, "We in the Toledo-Detroit baseball area are thrilled to have James Fiorentino exhibiting his work here. With so much great baseball history between our two cities, and the Tigers and the Mud Hens, there is no better way to celebrate that legacy than through the work of one of the finest sports artists in our country today."
Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center November 15, 2007
James will be having a one man show at Yogi's Museum in Little Falls NJ November 15 - December 15 and the opening will take place Thursday night from 6-9 on November 15. Invites are required and if interested please contact Visionary Art Inc by email or phone. Both older and new originals will be on display for sale with some proceeds benefiting the Museum's educational programs. There will be an exclusive Yogi Berra poster for purchase both signed and unsigned and you may contact Visionary Art as well to reserve. Please visit www.yogiberra.com for more details.
Latino Sports 2006 Relief Pitcher Of The Year September 21, 2007
Yankee Stadium: Marinao Rivera recieved a painting from James as a gift for winning this Latino Sports award. James presented this original at Yankee Stadium. Giclee reproductions of the original have been signed by Mariano and are available in the store.
Latino Sports MVP September 10, 2007
Shea Stadium, NY - Mets winners Beltran and Randoplh. James presented Carlos Beltran and Mets manager Willie Randolph original painitngs as a gift for winning the 2006 NL Comeback Player of the Year and Manager of the Year. Limited edition autographed giclees are available of both Randolph and Beltran. Please see store for details.
Chien Ming Wang Painting August 17, 2007
Bronx, New York - James presented Yankee pitcher Chien Ming Wang a painting at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of the Bronx to honor Wang's community service over the past few years. The event also included other Yankees and notables including Brian Cashman, Jaba Chamberlain, Shelly Duncan, Ron Villone, Edwar Ramirez, Scott Clark of ABC and singer Jose Feliciano. James was seen on local NBC and ABC presenting Wang his award.
Christy Mathewson Day - Keystone College, PA August - 2007
James will be creating an original painting depicting the pitching legend Christy Mathewson. The Hall of Fame pitcher played at Keystone College and to raise money for the college baseball team James original and limited edition giclees will be available to purchase. Christy Mathewson Day/weekend will be held the end of August at the college and James will be set up promoting his work. For more information top purchase this giclee please visit James store front.
Cooperstown, New York- Hall of Fame Induction Weekend July 27-30, 2007
James will be displaying his latest work and signing autographs for fans at his booth behind Legends Are Forever on main st in Cooperstown for Induction Weekend. James will have many Ripken Jr originals and reproductions available along with other athletes. During the weekend there will be a few Hall of Famers signing at the store and for more information on James' and players please contact www.legendsareforever.com
Saratoga, New York July 24, 2007
Rags to Riches, the Philly that won the Belmont for trainer Todd Pletcher will be honored at this years Siros Cup in Saratoga where James will be creating an original painting that will be presented to Pletcher. This was Pletcher's first Triple Crown Race victory and the first time a Philly won this type of race in over one hundred years. Giclees limited to 100 (16 x 20) will be available to benefit the Center For Disability Services of Albany, New York. To purchase tickets for the event or to buy a giclee signed by James and Pletcher please visit www.cfdsny.org or James store front.
WMHT- PBS Greater Television Auction April 28 - May 6, 2007
James was commissioned by WMHT - PBS Station located in Albany New York to create a painting on Yankee Great Bernie Williams. The original and 110 reproductions were all autographed by Bernie and will be available to purchase and bid on through the WHMT website. (www.wmht.com) Bernie who is a fan of PBS loved James' depiction of him at bat.
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Latino Sports presents Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols with the 2005 Latino Sports MVP award August 23, 2006
New York, NY - For the third consecutive year Pujols has won the award and James will present him with an original painting to celebrate this geat achievement. The original will be made into a limited edition print that can be purchased in the available artwork section. For more information on Latino Sports please visit www.latinosports.com.
2006 Siros Cup July 25, 2006
This will be the fourth year in a row James has been commissioned by The Center for the Disabled in Albany, NY to create a piece on their 2006 honoree, Jerry Bailey. James has created a piece of legendary jockey and horse "Bailey on Cigar". Limited edition giclees will be available to raise money for the center. Click here for prices and availability.
2006 MLB All-Star Game - Pittsburgh July 8-12, 2006
In conjunction with Schulte Sports, ClementeClubhouse.com, and the Clemente family, James has created an original painting depicting the career of Roberto Clemente. "Remembering Roberto" is a limited edition giclee of 100 and 21 artist proofs signed by the Clemente family and will be first available at All-Star Fanfest in Pittsburgh. James will be a guest of Clemente's Clubhouse at the Fanfest promoting this project and his latest artwork.For pricing and availability click here.
New York Board of Trade - Mercantile Exchange April 4-7, 2006
With the release of the book "27: The Voice of the Yankee Fans", author Joan Fallon and James will be signing books at the N.Y. Board of Trade. Both author and artist will be ringing the bell on the mercantile floor. The signing will be available to everyone at the show and the proceeds will benefit NYBOT's charity for children. James and Joan will be making many public signing appearances over the course of this year. Please check back for dates and times.
James will be having a solo exhibition of his recent and past work on the second floor of the mercantile building in New York City. There will be a private reception from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 6.
Caroline's on Broadway - New York City, NY November 21, 2005
Amani Toomer Foundation-James has been asked to create a limited edition lithograph that will be available at the event..By purchasing a ticket for the event you will recieve a limited edition lithograph of Amani signed and numbered by James. Other Giant teammates of Amani's will be in attendance to sign the art. The original painting used to make these lithographs will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the the Amani Toomer Foundation. For more information on how to purchase tickets for this event and how to recieve a lithograph please go to www.amanitoomerfoundation.org.
Siros Cup - Saratoga July, 2005
James was commissioned for the third consecutive year by the Center for the Disabled in Albany, New York. James created an original for the legendary New York trainer Nick Zito. Limited edition giclees available through The Center signed by Zito.
Siros Cup July 27, 2004
For the second straight year, James was commissioned by The Center for the Disabled in Albany, NY to present Mary Lou Whitney an original painting of her horse Birdstone winning the Belmont Stakes over Smarty Jones this year. Birdstone has been made into limited edition giclees (16" x 20") limited to 200.
Cleveland, Ohio July 21-25, 2004
James has been commissioned by TracerCode, official autograph provider, for the National Sports Convention, to create an original painting celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1964 Cleveland Browns Championship team. The original, which will depict 24 players, will be made into limited edition giclees and lithos. Also, 500 posters will be given out to the first 500 attendees of the National. These giclees and lithos will available to purchase and have signed by every player.
As a guest of TracerCode, James will also be displaying and selling his latest project at the show in the Autograph Pavillion area. For more information on the prices, availability, and time schedule, you can go to www.tracercode.com.
2004 Drew University Young Alumni Award June 4-6, 2004
James has been chosen by his peers in the College/Alumni/ae Association as the 2003-04 recipient of the College Alumni/ae Association's Young Alumni/ae Achievement Award. Given to alumni/ae who have graduated from Drew within the past ten years and have demonstrated success in their chosen field as well as outstanding character and loyalty to Drew, this prestigious award has been presented to distinguished Alumni/ae since 1991. There will be an awards ceremony held on Saturday of Reunion and also a private reception.
Ted Williams' Museum Feb 13-15, 2004
Once again James has been asked to paint the official artwork for the 2004 Ted Williams Museum Induction. This years inductees included Monti Irvin and Rod Carew. James also painted a portrait of Rocco Baldelli, winner of the Ted Williams American League Rookie Hitter award.
Alfonso Soriano Giclee September, 2003
James' latest project involves Yankee second baseman Alfonso Soriano. James released a limited edition of 33 giclees on canvas (16" x 20") with 12 artist's proofs. Each giclee comes autographed by Soriano and Fiorentino. Anyone who purchases a giclee will be invited to an evening with Soriano and James on September 25 at the Staten Island Hilton. You will have an opportunity to have your picture taken with the All Star Yankee. For more information on the giclees and this event please contact Visionary Art Inc. at (732) 868-1573 or email James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funny Cide - Kentucky Derby August, 2006
James was recently asked to create artwork for Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby.
Ted Williams Museum 2003 Induction Feb 14-16, 2003 - Hernando Florida
James has created the cover program art and litho again for the third consecutive year. This year's inductees include Ted Williams, Pete Rose, Tony Gwynn, Dom DiMaggio and Wade Boggs. Giclees and posters are also available.
Baseball Hall of Fame July 26-29, 2002
For the second year in a row, James will be showcasing some of his latest work in Cooperstown, NY this year for induction weekend. He will be at "Legends Are Forever" (133 Main St.) promoting his poster of Yankee Great Whitey Ford who will be present signing autographs. Along with Whitey, James will be selling his latest released giclee of Stan Musial and photos of Doubleday field.
South Florida Blood Banks Foundation March, 2002
James has been asked to paint and present portraits to Nobel Peace Prize winners including President Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, and President Arias for the 2002 Children's World Blood Bank Summit.
Ted Williams Induction February 15-17, 2002
James, for the second year in a row, has been asked to create the cover program (plus lithos) and Pitchers artwork. This year's event will include Virgil Trucks, Cal Ripken Jr., Dwight Evans, Roger Maris, Don Mattingly, Enos Slaughter, Gaylord Perry, Derek Jeter, and Jason Giambi.
Pheonix Foundation for Children November 17-20, 2001
(West Palm Beach, FLA) James has been asked to participate in the 2001 "Champions of Children" Award Gala Weekend which is held by the Pheonix Foundation for Children. The Foundation honors individuals who serve as exceptional role models for children. This year the Pheonix Foundation honors John and Reve Walsh (hosts of Fox TV's "America's Most Wanted"), Mikhail Gorbachev, and Cal Ripken Jr. Other notables at this event include Dan Marino and Buzz Aldrin who are past recipients. James will present portraits to each of the four winners and donate an original Cal Ripken Jr. for the auction. For more info please contact The Foundation at (561) 640-5898.
Tri-Centennial Celebration of Mobile, Alabama October 17-20, 2001
James has been asked by the United States Sports Academy to create an original painting for the Tri-Centennial Celebration of Mobile, Alabama. (USSA chooses sports artist of the year and Olympic Artists) James will paint the 21 professional baseball players that all came from Mobile. He will also include the history of sport in Mobile, Alabama over the last 300 years. The players that will be depicted in the artwork are: Hank Aaron, Tommie Agee, WIllie McCovey, Satchel Paige, Ozzie Smith, Eddie Stanky, Billy Williams, Amos Otis, Cleon Jones, Tommie Aaron, Terry Adams, Frank Bolling, Milt Bolling, Stan Galle, Chris Kitsos, Norm Larker, Jim Mason, Pete Milne, Walt Sessi, Dave Stapleton, and Turner Ward. Giclees and posters will be available from James' originals. The celebration will take place during the summer and James will be on hand along with many of the players.
Cooperstown, NY August 3-5, 2001
James will be a guest at "Legends Are Forever", which is located on Main St. in Cooperstown. James will be showcasing his latest art and will be signing posters during this induction weekend. James will be along side Bob Feller who will also sign posters of James' artwork.
National Baseball Hall of Fame June - October, 2001
(Springfield, MA) James will be displaying his fifteen original watercolor paintings of Upper Deck basketball legends from July-October of 2001. James will have his opening July 14 (invite only) along with an appearance by Julius Erving who is found in the set of peintings. Each of the fifteen paintings can be found in Upper Deck's 2001 Legends trading cards (due out 6/01) which will be called the "Fiorentino Collection". Cards will also be autographed by players. See www.upperdeck.com for more details about the cards.
National Museum of Sport June - September, 2001
(Indianapolis, Indiana) James will have a one-man show at the Museum of Art and Sport which holds the largest collection of sports art. James' show will have its opening on June 22 and will remain up until September. The show will feature 12-15 original watercoler paintings and will also include blown-up versions of James' 1999 Topps Gallery Cards. Leroy Neiman's show will follow James' in September.
Ted Williams Museum February 16-18, 2001
(Hernando, Florida) James will create several original paintings that will be featured on the 2001 Induction Program cover and made into limited edition lithographs. The players that are featured on the program cover are: Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Jim Rice, Dave Winfield, Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer, Pedro Martinez, and Ted WIlliams. The lithographs will be made of the three pitchers.
60th Anniversary of .406 February, 2001
James has also been asked to create a painting celebrating the anniversary of Ted Williams hitting .406 in 1941 at the age of 21. Ted is the last hitter to hit over .400 in a single season. James will unveil the original at Ted's induction February 16th-19th. There will be 406 lithos made with 41 artist proofs. Ted will sign a limited quantity of lithos.
Carlos Baerga Softball Charity Event December 6-9, 2000
(San Juan, Puerto Rico) James will participate in the festivities at the Carlos Baerga softball charity event in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Past attendees include: Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar, Pedro Martinez, Bernie Williams, Vladimir Guerrero, Sammy Sosa, etc. James will unveil two paintings that will raise money for the The Roberto Clemente Sports City Master Plan. The first painting will be entitled "Latin Legends" and include Roberto Clemente, Luis Aparicio, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Tony Perez, Rod Carew, and Martin Dihingo. The second painting will depict several shots of Clemente with a new ballpark currently being built in San Juan named "Roberto Clemente Stadium". Limited edition lithographs and posters will be available. For more information you may call: (610) 644-0190 or email.
(Arizona) Over 25 Hall of Famers and celebrities will be in attendance. James has been asked to paint several of the Hall of Famers in which he will depict such stars as George Brett, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Ralph Kiner, Frank Robinson, et. al. The original painting will be signed by all the players and auctioned off. James will be in attendance to auction off his original.
Shea Stadium October 24, 2000
James was asked by the Roberto Clemente family to create a painting of Roberto and Al Leiter to present to Al for receiving the 2000 John Hancock Roberto Clemente Award. James presented the original painting at a press conference at Shea Stadium during Game 3 of the 2000 World Series.
Yogi Berra Museum September 15, 2000
(Montclair, NJ): Opening Sept. 15, 6-8pm. James will be painting Orlando Hernandez, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, and Elgardo Alphonzo to celebrate Hispanic History Month. (WIll also be on view at the Montclair Art Gallery).
New York Society of Illustrators September, 2000
Exhibition of the art of sport. Which includes about 10 members of the Society. Each artist will have 3 paintings which have been made into products.
Mark Messier September, 2000
James presented NY Rangers captain Mark Messier an original painting that will hang in the Hackensack (NJ) Children's Hospital. Mark had a walkway dedicated to him in his name because of his contributions to the Tomorrow's Children Fund.
Artists Against Abuse Plate Auction August 5, 2000
James will be in a charity event entitled "Artists Against Abuse Plate Auction" to benefit the Retreat in East Hampton, NY. for the third time on August 5th. James will paint a neo-expressionism painting on the plate. Previous artists and celebrities include Lichenstein, DeKooning, Eric Fischel, Calvin Klein, Donna Karen, Chevy Chase, Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Joel ,et. al. You may call (631) 329-4398 for a catalog.
Greg Lemond June 2-3, 2000
James will be presenting an original painting of Greg Lemond where James will be riding around with him in Somerville, NJ. The paintings will be made into posters (in conjunction with the Cycling Hall of Fame).
Somerset Patriots May 4, 2000
James will be throwing out the first pitch of the game for the Somerset Patriots Minor League Team at the Patriots Ballpark in Somerset, NJ. James will unveil some new paintings as well as the two original paintings he was commissioned to paint of the ballpark which were made into lithographs.
New York Society of Illustrators March 13 - 31, 2000
One man exhibition located in the upstairs gallery of the NY Society of Illustrators. (James is the youngest artist to be inducted as a member, along with Rockwell, Wyeth, Kent Peaks, et. al.) Look for James on NBC's Weekend Today in New York Show on Saturday morning March 18, 2000.