Featured Artist: Robin Antar
The Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art, which has been around for 30 years, is going to be representing Brooklyn’s stone sculpture specialist, Robin Antar.
Ms. Antar, who has become famous for the realism that she creates out of stone, recently had her carrere boxing gloves put on display at the 97th Annual Show of Allied Artists of America at the National Arts Club in NYC. On November 28, Antar is going to be presented with the Members and Associates Award for her gloves at the National Arts Club.
Outside of the boxing gloves, Ms. Antar has created many modern sculptures that represent American culture. Those sculptures include Oreo’s, Dr. Marten’s, Diesel Jeans, M&M’s, and a Heinz Ketchup Bottle, amongst others. These sculptures can be seen all over, as they have been on display at museums, art galleries, corporate offices, and universities.
Ms. Antar’s latest feat was being chosen as a finalist in the 2011 NICHE Awards. The NICHE Awards Program, which has been going on since 1989, is a celebration of excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. The NICHE Awards have a wide variety of categories, and they will be displaying such artwork as contemporary sculptures, abstract sculptures, and representational sculptures, just to name a few. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Philadelphia on February 18, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, held in conjunction with the Buyer’s Market of American Craft.
If you want to check out Ms. Antar’s exhibition, or any of the other fine artists’ work at Bucks County Gallery, the gallery is open daily, and it is located at 77 West Bridge Street, in New Hope, Pennsylvania. For more information call (215) 862-5272.