Tony Blue

Tony Blue

Hudson, FL, United States

About Tony Blue

Tony A. Blue - American Artist, known by some as the Warren Zevon of contemporary painters.
"My acrylics/mixed media work is on wood or canvas and my style leans to the expressionistic side - even my landscapes. Often I like additional texture in my work and sometimes I also add other elements, i.e. copper, barbed wire, newsprint, etc. - it helps me get to the heart of the matter. Painting gives me a means to express myself and what is on my mind, even if it's a little bizarre at the time! Since I was born and raised in America, many times my work translates to an American persuasion. However, the way the world is shrinking, I expect the rest of the planet may also relate to the message that's in much of my work. One thing for sure, it's a crazy mixed up world we live in - I think I'm, going to need a lot more paint."

Education

Majored in art in college.

Events

Galleries & Exhibits ...
• LACC President’s Hall (solo) - Los Angeles, CA • EZ Gallery - Gulfport, FL
• Disney National Entrepreneur Center - Orlando, FL • Beck Gallery - Lutz, FL
• J. David Broudo Gallery - Beverly, MA • Marlene’s Art Gallery - Largo, FL
• Biscaine Art & Frame, Largo, FL • Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL
• Clearwater Chamber of Commerce (solo) - Clearwater, FL • Firehouse Gallery - Dunedin, FL
• Artists International Gallery - Tampa, FL • Suntan Art Gallery - St. Pete Beach, FL
• Hall of Frame Gallery - Dunedin, FL • The Art Center - St. Petersburg, FL
• Progress Energy Art Gallery - New Port Richy, FL • Katherine Hickman Theatre - Gulfport, FL
• Gallery O - Largo, FL • JJ’s Art Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL • Largo Library (solo) - Largo, FL
• Old Palm Harbor Gallery - Palm Harbor, FL • Summit Art Exhibit, Clearwater, FL
• Octagon Art Gallery, Clearwater, FL • Sarasota Art Center - Sarasota, FL
• 3 Monkey Gallery - Clearwater, FL • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Tampa, FL
• Tech Cafe (solo) - Safety Harbor, FL • Katharine Butler Gallery - Sarasota, FL
• Palm Harbor Library (solo) - Palm Harbor, FL • Miya Gallery - Weaverville, NC
• Old Hyde Park Art Center - Tampa, FL • Clay & Paper, inc. - Dunedin, FL
• Bamboozle Cafe (solo) - Tampa, FL • St. Petersburg College - Seminole Campus, FL
• Hoffman Porges Gallery - Tampa, FL • Gugliotta Gallery - Pass-A-Grille, FL
• Bottega d'Arte Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL • Leepa Rattner Museum of Art - Tarpon Springs, FL
Art Fairs ...
• Largo Art Hop, Largo, FL • Beauty On The Beach Art Show - I.R.B., FL
• Stetson University Annual Art Show - Gulfport, FL • Circus McGurkis Art Fest. - St. Petersburg, FL
• Roser Park Fine Art Fest. - St. Petersburg, FL • Downtown Art Stroll - Clearwater, FL
• Longleaf Fine Arts on the Village Green - NPR, FL • Manatee Arts Fest. - Apollo Bch., FL
• Out of the Blue Art Show - Clearwater, FL • Cool Art Show - St. Petersburg, FL
• Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Fest. - Tarpon Springs, FL • Largo Central Park Artists’ Mkt. - Largo, FL
• Dunedin Art Harvest - FL • Palm Harbor Fine Arts Fest. - FL • Flair for the Arts - Largo, FL
• Safety Harbor Art Show - FL • Mainsail Art Fair - St. Petersburg, FL
• 100 Artists Show - St. Pete Beach, FL • Leepa Rattner Museum Art Show- Tarpon Springs, FL

Exhibitions

Awards & Accomplishments ...
• 1976 – Solo Photography Exhibit "The Many Moods of Women" LACC - Los Angeles, California
• 1977 – Award of Excellence from Nikon Corp. "Response & Recognition" Int. Competition
• 1978 – Featured in "Gallery" section of Petersen’s Photographic Magazine - Int. Publication
• 2004 – 2nd Place in Indian Rocks Beach Art Show - "Beauty On The Beach" - I.R.B., Florida
• 2005 – Award of Excellence from Suntan Art Gallery Art Show - Treasure Island, Florida
• 2005 – 1st Place in Design New Seal for City of Belleair Beach competition - Belleair Beach, Florida
• 2005 – 1st Place in Bay Pines Veterans Fine Art competition - Seminole, Florida
• 2006 – 3rd Place in The Best of Florida Artists and Artisans publication by Kennedy Promotions
• 2006 – 1st Place in 3rd Annual Florida Photography Juried Exhibition - Sarasota Art Center, Florida
• 2007 – Best of Show in TESA art exhibit - Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, Florida
• 2007 – 1st Place in PAVA art exhibit - Unitarian Church in Clearwater, FL
• 2008 – Featured in Art Buzz, The 2008 Collection - international, hardcover, fine art publication
• 2008 – Artwork featured (4-page spread) in Tampa Bay Magazine, Nov./Dec. issue - Florida
• 2009 – 1st Place in Bay Pines Veterans Fine Art competition in Mixed Media - Seminole, Florida
• 2009 – Featured in Art Buzz, The 2009 Collection - international, hardcover, fine art publication
• 2009 – Honorable Mention Award, Largo Central Park Artists' Market - Largo, Florida
• 2009 – Featured in Tampa Bay Illustrated Magazine, Premier Faces feature, June issue - Florida
• 2010/11 – Featured in Art Buzz, The 2010 & 2011 Collections - Int. fine art publications
• 2011 – 2nd Place in Creative Loafing Photography Competition - Tampa Bay area, Florida
• 2011 – Best of Show (2D) - "100 Artists Show" St. Pete Beach, Florida
• 2012 – Featured in Art Buzz, The 2012 Collection - international, hardcover, fine art publication
• 2012 – Voted Best of Show, Gugliotta Gallery - Pass-A-Grille, Florida
• 2013 – Featured in Art Buzz, The 2013 Collection - international, hardcover, fine art publication
• 2013 – 2nd Place "No Leftovers" show, Bottega d'Arte Galleria - St. Petersburg, Florida
• 2014 – Featured in Art Buzz, The 2014 Collection - international, hardcover, fine art publication
• 2014 – Honorable Mention, Star Spangled Art Show - Carrollwood Cultural Art Center, Tampa, Fl
• 2016 – Featured in “Art of Politics” show - St. Petersburg College - downtown campus
• 2017 – Honorable Mention, Star Spangled Show - Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL
• 2018 – 1st Place in Professional category - Pasco County Arts Council Annual Show - New Port Richey, FL