Saturday, September 24, 2022

Opening Reception for the Show at Fairhaven - Oct. 2

 The next opening reception will be at the Gallery at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Avenue in Historic Sykesville. The show of forty paintings will run from September 10th until October 21st. My current working title is: "Throwaways", because the show is made up of 40 paintings that were experiments or demonstration paintings. These paintings are more free and exuberant than my usual studio paintings, and they are made even more interesting by putting them in frames made to reflect the paintings content. The title comes from the lesson that I give to my students... "Paint everything like you're going to throw it away" because it gets rid of the apprehension of starting a painting.

The opening reception for the show at Fairhaven will be on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 to 4.




Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Brush With History Show Opening Reception

 The "A Brush With History" show opening reception will be September 18th, from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD and will be a part of the annual Howard County "Road to the Arts" event. The show runs from September 15th to October 17thThe show will be the fifty paintings that were done last year in celebration of the 250th birthday of Historic Ellicott City, and is also an EC250 sponsored event. The frames were all made to reflect the content of each painting and are made from recycled materials, children's blocks, Lincoln Logs, tiles, glass marbles and lots of other interesting materials.

This is likely the last time to see all fifty paintings together. I am looking for a public, permanent place to display the entire group, but if that does not happen in the next year, they will be sold to different collectors.

The opening reception for the show at the Columbia Art Center will be on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 3.



Saturday, September 3, 2022

Three Final Shows in 2022

Yes, it has been an extremely busy year for me, and yet there are still three solo shows remaining before the year ends. My first solo show was in 1974, and these will being me up to fifteen solo shows since then.


The first show will be at the Gallery at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Avenue in Historic Sykesville. The show of forty paintings will run from September 10th until October 21st. My current working title is: "Throwaways", because the show is made up of 40 paintings that were experiments or demonstration paintings. These paintings are more free and exuberant than my usual studio paintings, and they are made even more interesting by putting them in frames made to reflect the paintings content. The title comes from the lesson that I give to my students... "Paint everything like you're going to throw it away" because it gets rid of the apprehension of starting a painting.

The opening reception for the show at Fairhaven will be on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 to 4.

The second show will be at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia and will be a part of the annual Howard County "Road to the Arts" event. The show runs from September 15th to October 17th, with the opening reception on September 18th, from 1:00 to 3:00. The show will be the fifty paintings that were done last year in celebration of the 250th birthday of Historic Ellicott City, and is also an EC250 sponsored event. The frames were all made to reflect the content of each painting and are made from recycled materials, children's blocks, Lincoln Logs, tiles, glass marbles and lots of other interesting materials. Really, I could leave the paintings at home and just show the frames, they are that entertaining.

The opening reception for the show at the Columbia Art Center will be on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 3.

The third show will be at AIDA Wine Bistro, 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia and this show of forty paintings will run from September 26th until December 31st. This show is made up of a bit of everything, from my paintings of Historic Ellicott City, some work from a painting trip to the Eastern Shore in 2018, paper sculptures and quite a few other oddities. And once again, the frames are separate pieces of art, with each created for the individual painting.

Details on the opening reception will be posted when known.



Friday, July 8, 2022

EC250 Print Raffle #3 is has begun

 The next round of prints is up. Each print would sell for $75, well worth a chance to win for only a $5 raffle ticket. All raffle proceeds go to supporting the ongoing EC250 Celebrations. Please support EC250.com by purchasing several tickets. https://ec250.com/wiley-purkey-print-raffle/


Thursday, June 30, 2022

TODAY! JUNE 30th! A Brush With History - Artist Lecture With Wiley Purkey


Ellicott City artist Wiley Purkey recounts memories of local history through his artwork. Find out how he became interested in the arts, along with stories about local characters, and inspirations that continue to influence his art to this day. This is an EC250 Event.

You must register here: https://howardcounty.librarycalendar.com/.../brush...


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Discontinued Items in Wiley's Etsy Shop...

 June, 2022 - We have a great many images available in print form as well as books, pillows, scarves cards, etc. in our Etsy Shop. Continuing forward, anything that is not a print or book will be discontinued after current inventory is sold. So I will not be reprinting any scarves, coloring books, pillows or mugs, so get them while you can...

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Friday, April 1, 2022

The second offering prints is now happening on the EC250 site.

You can now buy tickets from EC250.com for a chance to win one or more of my limited edition prints of Historic Ellicott City. The prints are limited to 100 copies, and they are raffling off #1 of 100 in each print.

EC250.com