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Robert Cantor

Born: Washington, DC
Lives/Works: Silver Spring, MD

Mr. Cantor, a retired computer programmer, now directs his focus towards art, specializing in oil painting. The artist's personal collection of pencil sharpeners and other toys serve as the subject matter for the series of paintings on which he is currently at work.

Artist's Statements:
Sharpener Images
Snapshots and Sharpeners

Exhibitions
     2019      Three-Person Exhibition, Family Portraits, Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Greenbelt, MD (with Maura Doern Danko and Amanda Demos Larson)
     2018      Solo Exhibition, Tacky Treasures, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
     2016      Solo Exhibition, Sharpener Images, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
     2012      Solo Exhibition, Snapshots and Sharpeners, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD

Awards
2017 Honorable Mention, Annual Juried Exhibit, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
     2013      First Prize, Annual Juried Exhibit, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
Juror's Award, Maryland Art @College Park, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
     2008      Honorable Mention, Arts Council@GRACE 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA
     2007      Honorable Mention, 10th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
     2006      Honorable MentionNational Juried Open Media Competition, Art Institute & Gallery, Salisbury, MD
2005 First Place Award, 9th Annual Georgetown International Art Competition, Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC

Juried Shows
     2017      Small Wonders National Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
     2016      Art Maryland 2016, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
     2014      Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Hill Center Galleries, Washington, DC
Maryland Art @ College Park, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
     2011      Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
     2010      13th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
     2009      Small Wonders National Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery. Annapolis, MD
VMRC 5th Annual Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition, Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA
10th Annual All-Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
     2007      23rd National Show of the National Society of Artists, Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Houston, TX
     2006      National Small Works Painting Exhibition, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY
10th Annual International Art Competition, Fraser Gallery , Bethesda, MD
VMRC 3rd Annual Multimedia Art Exhibition, Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA
8th Annual All-Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery , Washington, DC

Education

The Art League School
1996 to 2006
Courses in drawing and painting, regular life drawing sessions

Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria Campus)
1988 to 1996
46 credit-hours of commercial and fine art courses

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA
BS Chemistry


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