Exhibitions

The following list indicates the exhibitions in which the artist’s works have been presented, are being presented, or will be presented to the public.

 

Current Ongoing (or soon-to-be-ongoing) Exhibitions
  • Influence Online Exhibition, sponsored by HMVC Gallery, New York City, September 1 – 30, 2023
    • Nightingales Don’t Eat Bears.  This is the latest of which the artist is aware:  In September a video clip of the “Influence” exhibition goes up on the TSX screen in Times Square every Saturday.  This started with a tour of the virtual showroom on September 2. Each work will be featured in Times Square at least once.  This Saturday’s feature (Group 3), September 23, is scheduled at 1:10 PM Pacific Time ( 4:10 PM Eastern Time ) [ times are added and/or updated when available ]!  The feature will run just once.  Anyone interested can view the event on the TSX app using “Livestream”, or at https://tsx.live/ under “Enter Livestream”.  For those who may miss the livestream, a recording is expected to be made and should be available on this website (https://richsheaffer.com/exhibitions) at a later date.  This is a poster for the exhibition.

  • Freestyle Online Exhibition, sponsored by HMVC Gallery, New York City, August 1 – 31, 2023
    • Tears for The Divided States of America.  For anyone who may have missed my brief moment of fame which occurred on Saturday, August 19 at 1:10 PM Eastern Time (10:10 AM Pacific Time), when the HMVC “Freestyle” exhibition was shown on the TSX electronic billboard in Times Square (yes, in Manhattan), you can still see it!  Two videoclips were displayed, Group 1 and Group 2, back-to-back so the whole feature ran for 30 seconds once.  “Tears for The Divided States of America” was displayed in Group 2This can be viewed as a 30-second movie downloaded at https://wetransfer.com/downloads/d2fb4849fcbfebe08481ba0b15419a0720230819174636/8c1c41/grid (click on Preview if necessary, and then download the file IMG_2051.mov; I do not recommend “Download All”, since that is messier and will create a Zip file). You can also try the Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/p/CwIuBJcqH0l/. If that doesn’t work for you, try this:

And … if any of the above did not work for you, here is a jpg photo of my moment of fame (see the lower left image).

And here is a poster for the exhibition.

… and isn’t this exciting and much appreciated, a reviewer particularly enjoyed this work!

 

 

 

38" x 22" Oil Paint Version
38″ x 22″ Oil Paint Version

  • “Political Storm”, sponsored by Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (link and details to follow when available)
    • Season of Darkness

38" x 22" Oil Paint Version
38″ x 22″ Oil Paint Version
  • Artistonish Magazine 26th Issue, September 2022 (link and details to follow when available)
    • Tears for The Divided States of America

  • Brooklyn Streetcar Artists’ Group (BSAG) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2q1lhK2i6o), “Window Into Art” Slideshow Edition 10, shown online and in public places in New York City
    • Dare to Say Diversity (look for it at 3:07 minutes into the 5:34 minute YouTube show, followed by the other works indicated below)
    • When Wisdom Fades as Knowledge Grows
    • Kenosha: A Moment of Silence, Please. And Now??? (Version 2)
    • Khaos in Kabul

 

 

 

  • “Artistic Independence” online exhibition sponsored by Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California (starting October 6; link and details to follow when available)
    • “What a Difference a State Makes” (in which the State of Georgia flips from Red to Blue, or Blue to Red, depending on the viewpoint of the observer)

 

 

Prior Gallery Exhibitions
  • “Healing the Divide”, sponsored by the Artist Alliance of the Oceanside Museum of Art at the Ashton Gallery (Art on 30th), San Diego, California
      • Kenosha: A Moment of Silence, Please. And Now ??? (Version 2) (selected for the flyer to promote the exhibit; please see the image at the top)

  • “New Beginnings”, sponsored by the North County Society of Fine Arts at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery through December 6, 2021 at 262 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, California (northern San Diego County).  Thanks to everyone who dropped into the reception on Saturday, November 13.  I enjoyed connecting with a number of people who stopped to linger at my works … if you were one of those who stopped to appreciate the work that I do, thank you very much! 
    • When Wisdom Fades as Knowledge Grows (first time exhibited publicly)
    • The Blue Wave of 2020
    • The End of Democracy in the National Interest?
When Wisdom Fades as Knowledge Grows
  • Solo Exhibition and Private Reception:  My solo exhibition at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery in northern San Diego County, June 12 – July 31, was enjoyable and successful in sharing my art publicly.  Fellow artists, those in political circles, and many others dropped in during the course of the exhibition to discover what “The Art of Socio-Political Abstractionism” is all about.  Thanks to all those who attended the exhibition, and special thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the Private Reception which was on Opening Day, Saturday, June 12, 2021!  Many people were able to witness the country sinking further into the swamp, or rising out of the swamp, via the mechanized work “All Together Now: Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, Into the Swamp We Go”.  If you missed that experience and discussion, you are always free to see the video on my “Portfolio” page.  And please, continue to support the arts to the extent that you are comfortable, including the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery (http://escondidoarts.org)
    What a Great Opening Day and Reception It Was!

     

  • “Obsessed” Exhibition, March 20 – April 16, 2021, at Art on 30th (Ashton Gallery), 4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA (Art on 30th – An Arts Community in San Diego – Home).   
    • If I Can’t Have It, Nobody Can (Small Experimental Blowtorched Acrylic Version #1)
  • Regional Invitational at The Studio Door gallery in Hillcrest (San Diego, California), September 4 – 26, 2020 (https://thestudiodoor.com).
    • The Blue Wave of 2020 

  • 2019 LA Open at the TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, California, December 18, 2018 – January 18 2019 (https://www.taggallery.net/la-open-2019).
    • The Top Topples was selected for exhibition by James Panozzo, Executive Director of LAUNCH LA and Co-Founder of Annual TARFEST Music & Art Festival at La Brea Tar Pits.

  • Connections exhibition at the Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, California, June 1 – 29, 2018.
    • Maria was selected for exhibition by Ariel Plotek, Ph.D., who at the time was Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The San Diego Museum of Art.  Please refer to the “Portfolio” tab for a description of this work inspired by events following Hurricane Maria.

Prior Online (Virtual) Exhibitions
The Artist with “When Wisdom Fades as Knowledge Grows”

Here is a poster prepared for the exhibition.

 

 

 

Here is a poster prepared for the exhibition.

The Artist with “When Wisdom Fades as Knowledge Grows”

 

Below is the corresponding poster.

  • How I Remember 2020″ Exhibition, Art Show International (Winners Gallery – How I Remember 2020 | Art Show International)
    • Rage vs. The Blue Wall (Version 1) – Honorable Mention Award
    • Rage vs. The Blue Wall (Version 2) – Honorable Mention Award
    • Science … Bah! Humbug! (1970 and 2020 Version) – Finalist Awar

 

Inclusion in Actually-Printed Magazines or Other Publications
  • Murze Magazine, Issue Ten, “Double Vision” section, issued February 5, 2020.  With Murze being a British publication, based in London and distributed internationally, this represents the first international recognition of the artist and his art genre of Socio-Political Abstractionism.
    • All Together Now … Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, Into the Swamp We Go (page 31)
  • Salann Magazine, Volume 1
    • Swamp Monsters (page 228)
    • Maria (pages 52-53 and 228)
    • Smear Campaign (page 228)
    • What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? (page 228)
    • Dare to Say ‘Diversity’ (page 228)
  • Salann Magazine, Volume 2 (pending publication)
    • Blue Period – III (page number to be determined)
    • No Chaos (page number to be determined)

 

%d bloggers like this: