ARTIST STATEMENT
EXHIBITION HISTORY
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MY FAVORITES


Artist Statement



Exploring the realms of color, texture, drama, and feelings are the main ingredients of my art work. To inspire the viewer to deal with the issues presented to him is my goal. To inspire the viewer to interpret and react is my passion. I hope you have been inspired... or at least have an opinion. Art and life have many of the same ingredients for us to enjoy.

Artist Exhibitions



Since 1985, Michael Schaffer has had solo and group shows in New York City, NY, Milwaukee, WI and throughout California including Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs,
Pacific Palisades, Sacramento, and Auburn.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 – Abstract Space Art Exhibit, Danielle’s, Sacramento, CA
2003 - New Words, Danielle's, Sacramento, CA
2000 - New Works, A.R.T.S., Auburn CA
2000 - Reflections, Danielle's, Sacramento CA
1999 - Transformations, Danielle’s, Sacramento CA
1999 - Inspirations, W.O.R.K.S., Sacramento CA
1999 - New Directions, A.R.T.S., Auburn CA
1998 - I’m Still Standing, Studio 26, Sacramento CA
1998 - New Work, A.R.T.S., Auburn CA
1997 - Family Matters, Danielle’s, Sacramento CA
1996 - Transformations, Studio 26, Sacramento CA
1996 - Art and Coffee, Coffeeworks, Sacramento CA
1995 - Open Studio, Carmichael CA
1990 - European Friends, Pacific Palisades Art Center, Pacific Palisades CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 - 10th Annual Int'l Color Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery , Omaha, Nebraska
2010 – California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
2006 - California State Fair Fine Arts Show, Sacramento CA
2005 - Summer Show "Colors", Park Art Gallery, New York NY (Special Selection)
2005 - Spring Show "Masquerade", Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York NY
(Special Selection)
2003 - Summer Show "Splash", Hillel Organization, Sacramento CA
2003 - California State Fair Fine Arts Show, Sacramento CA
1988 - Student Show, UCLA, Los Angeles CA
1988 - L.A. County, Woodland Hills CA
1997 - Conversations, California State Fair, Sacramento CA


AWARDS:

Award of Merit - 1997 California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento CA
Award of Merit - 2003 California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento CA
Honorable Mention - 2003 Summer Splash Show - Hillel
Award of Merit - 2006 California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento CA
Honorable Mention – 2010 California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento CA
Special Recognition Award - 2012 : 10th Annual Int'l Color Competition , Upstream
People Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES:

In May of 2002,Michael Schaffer attended an advanced art workshop in Majorca, Spain. The instructor, Leigh Hyams, was a University of California at Berkeley Art Department faculty member, as well as an internationally exhibited artist. The workshop lasted 10 days and focused on the process of reinvigorating the artist’s inner perspective and the creative process....

Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



Dan Rubenstein, San Francisco , CA
Robin and Steven Arenzon, Milwaukee , WI
Ellen and Ken Bloch, Pacific Palisades , CA
Nina and Jeff Adams, Sacramento, CA
Simcha and Jeff Newbury, Davis, CA...

Artist Favorites



Personal Favorites