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Poetry In Motion
Poem, A Name by Ada Limón
Art, Hudson River Explorers by Holly Sears,
(from the commission with MTA Arts and Design, Metro North, Tarrytown Station)
MTA - Poetry in Motion

» from Bonnie Aldinger - a boating friend - Happy National Poetry Month (and one year out from chemo)

Lehman College Art Gallery
September 20, 2016 - January 14, 2017
Artist Talk, Holly Sears: Wednesday - December 7, 2016, 6pm
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm

El Anatsui, Radcliffe Bailey, Nancy Blum, Paul Corio, Katherine Daniels, Evie Falci, Vibha Galhotra, Ori Gersht, Damien Hirst, Jessica Johnson, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, James Lecce, Chris Leidy, Crystal Liu, Nancy Lorenz, Liza Lou, Susie MacMurray, Armando Marino, Sasha Meret, Betriz Milhazes, Marilyn Minter, Melissa “MRS” Castignoli, Paula Nadelstern, Eva Obodo, Caitlin Peluffo, Rubem Robierb, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, James Rosenquist, Michelle Sakhai, Nancy Saleme, Holly Sears, David Shaw, Devan Shimoyama, Rachel Stern, Megan Suttles, Barbara Takenaga, Mickalene Thomas, Federico Uribe, Paul Villinski, Stephen Westfall, Saya Woolfalk, and Robert Zakanitch
Curated by Bartholomew F. Bland

Land Air Place
Curated by Leslie Kerby
featuring work by Natasha Maidoff, Debra Ramsay, Elizabeth Riley and Holly Sears
April 8 - May 8, 2016
Project ARTspace
156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 308
New York, NY 10010
Artists Talk: Saturday, April 30 at 2:30pm

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 12-6pm

» View Press Release

Carousel (DetailArt Palm Beach 2015
Booth #412
Thursday Jan 22 - Sunday Jan 25, 2015
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

American Art Collector, jan 2015American Art Collector, jan 2015SIRONA FINE ART
Small Works exhibition
January 17 - February 15, 2015
with Dina Brodsky, Carol Carter, Michelle Doll, Hollis Dunlap, Michele Harvey, Kelly Houghton, Christian Johnson, Joseph Lorusso, alyssa Monks, Scott Redden, Holly Sears, Victoria Selbach, Lori Shorin, Steven Skollar, Andy Smenos, Dorian Velljo, Wesley Wofford, Treacy Ziegler....
American Art Collector, January 2015

Inclusion: BRIC - Short List Curator, By Leslie Kerby

» view catalog for the exhibition

group exhibition curated by D. Dominick Lombardi  
with Isak Applin, Anita Arliss, Jonathan Beer, Susan Breen, Mia Brownell, Ernest Concepcion, Paul Gagner, Richard Hoglund, Shawn Huckins, D. Dominick Lombardi, Chambliss Giobbi, Marcus Jansen, Arcady Kotler, Marci MacGuffie, Tim Merry, Arnold Mesches, Rashaad Newsome, Trong Nguyen, Leah Oates, Rebecca Reeve, Holly Sears, Karen Shaw, D. Jack Solomon, Patricia Smith, Melanie Vote
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
March 1 - April 13, 2013
The Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT 06604
June 13 - July 26, 2013

(exhibition of orginal paintings used in the commission for MTA, Arts for Transit and Urban Design at the Metro-North Railroad Station in Tarrytown, NY)
Nov. 17 - Dec. 12, 2012
Kenise Barnes Fine Arts

JUNE 9 - OCTOBER 14, 2012
Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY

Metro-North Railroad Station Tarrytown, NY:
permanent installation of laminated art glass panels installed Summer/Fall 2012

Catalog Available:
Holly Sears: Hudson River Explorers
with an essay by Bartholomew BlandHolly Sears: Hudson River Explorers - catalog
» view catalog


Art for Transit and Urban Design's Poetry in Motion
Poem: Untitled by Jeffrey Yang
Image: Hudson River Explorers: Elephants, by Holly Sears

"Scenes From Nature, Buoyant and Surreal A Review of 'Hudson River Explorers', in Yonkers"
By Sylviane Gold, New York Times, August 31, 2012 and September 2, 2012

"Migratory Art", By James Balestrieri, American Art Collector, November, 2012

"Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Tarrytown"
By Emily (Cat Girl), IRideTheHalemLine blog, September 18, 2012

"Hudson River Explorers"
By Bonnie Aldinger, Frogma blog, October 18, 2012

"Fantastical Overpasses: Our New Train Art"
By Krista Madsen, Tarrytown Patch, August 6, 2012

APRIL 2012
The New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) has awarded The Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting to Gabriele Evertz and Holly Sears, both of Brooklyn, New York. View press release.

DECEMBER 2010 - Awarded a commission from MTA Arts for Transit for the Metro-North Railroad Tarrytown Station on the Hudson line in Westchester County. The station is being rehabilitated as part of the MTA Metro-North Railroad Capital Program with funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A percentage of the construction budget for the station is allocated for the design and fabrication of permanent artwork.

About the project:
The project, entitled - "Hudson River Explorers" is inspired by this great river's majesty and eloquence, and informed by its rich history of discovery, exploration, and travel. "Hudson River Explorers" features 11 windows: 6 in the South Overpass corridor, and 5 in the North Overpass corridor at the MNR Tarrytown Station.

The Tarrytown project will be fabricated in laminated glass by Tom Patti Design. For the past year I've been diligently working on the artwork for this wonderful project. Each window area (roughly 5' x 9') will be divided into three panels. Installation is slated for the July of 2012.

Images (above) show the artwork in progress in my studio and a meeting with Tom Patti of Tom Patti Design discussing the fabrication of the artwork and the first glass samples. These paintings with white backgrounds will be enlarged, merged together with corresponding watercolor landscapes and underwaterscapes and unified into laminated glass panels.

Inclusion: Oxford America SOUTHERN GIRL: Big Water, By Carol Ann Fitzgerald, Published on January 28, 2010

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