Artist: Jose Rodrigue ( 1971- ) El-Salvador Titled: “En La Soledad un Espacio [InSolitude a Space], Signed and dated lower left, Jose Nelida Rodriguez

Measures: 44″ H x 44″ W inches
Mixed media on canvas.
Farhat Art Museum Collection.

With over 100 collective and 11 solo exhibitions, the quiet power of Rodriguez’s surreal world have earned him a following recognized by juries and collectors alike. The past fifteen years have seen him winning top awards in both national and international museum competitions. He has represented his country at two international biennales (Central America and Caribbean) as well as having served as a judge at international competitions throughout Latin America. His work belongs to the collections of the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, the Museum of Art and Design in Costa Rica, as well as private collections in Spain, New York, Miami, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Italy and Morocco.
2012 Sin Titulo, Galería SISAL, San Miguel de Allende. México 2010 Everything Matters, Saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California 2009 Donceles 66, Galería Mayra Nakatani, Mexico City, Mexico
Textures of Life, Latin American Cultural Center, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Untitled, Cultural Center of Mexico, El Salvador
2005 Drawings, Galería El Atico, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2004 Notes from the Book of Dreams, Galería Punto y Línea Oaxaca, Mexico
2003 Proof Feel, Cultural Heritage Center, El Salvador
2002 In Blank, National Museum of Anthropology Dr. David J. Guzmán, El Salvador 2000 Memories, Galería Contemporánea Plástica, Guatemala
1999 Untitled, Galería El Atico, Guatemala
1998 Winged Beings and Other Items, Cultural Heritage Center, El Salvador
1997 Experiences, Cultural Heritage Center, EL Salvador
2014 VISIONES. El dibujo como estrategia en el arte. Proyecto poporopo.Guatemala
2014 FABRIKIANDO 1. Estudios Abiertos. Ex-fábrica. El Salvador
2013 CIERRE DE AÑO. Allegro galleria. Panamá
2013 PALM SPRINGS FINE ART FAIR. Post War and Contemporary Art, Palm Springs, California 2012 A PUERTA CERRADA. ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO EN FUGA. Torre El Pedregal
2012 I AM YOU, The Figure in Latin American Art, Saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California
2011 MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art) 15th Anniversary Auction, Long Beach, California
ARTE AMERICAS, Miami, Florida
LA ART SHOW, Los Angeles, California
Muestra Iberoamericana. Museo Universitario de Antropoligía. UTEC. E.S. Obras de Colección. Galería AnaLucíaGomez, Guatemala
JUANNIO. Museo de Arte Moderno, Guatemala
2009 Grand Opening Group Show Saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California Auction 09, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California SUMARTE Auction, Museum of Art MARTE, El Salvador
Colectiva de Navidad, Allegro Gallery, Panama
2008 “Untitled” Galeria 1-2-3, El Salvador
“Minimo Formato”, Galería Tribeka, El Salvador
“untitled” Centro Cultural de España Center, El Salvador SUMARTE AuctionMuseum of Art. MARTE, El Salvador “Arte Actual, El Salvador” Galería el Atico, Guatemala
2007 Collective Exhibition. Galería La Pinacoteca, El Salvador “Abstractica”, Galería 123, El Salvador
“Without limits” Spanish and Salvadorian Painting, Museum of Art, MARTE, El Salvador 2006 “Trastienda” Loft Gallery Art-5, Guatemala
Auction 06, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California SUMARTE Auction. Museum of Art MARTE, El Salvador
XVI Latin American Swown. Galería El Espacio El Salvador
“The Americas Collection” Central American and Caribbean Art, Miami “Contrastes” Galería El Espacio, El Salvador
“SomeArts” Bay Gallery, San Francisco, California
2005 Auction 05, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California
“XV Latin American Exhibition” Galería El Espacio, El Salvador
“Plateu Repas, Four choices” Maison de la Culture Cote-des-Neiges Notre-Dame-de-Grace,
Montreal, Canada
”Seven Artists: Three Generations” GDS Gallery Costa Rica
Central American Show of Artists Museum of Art and Design, Costa Rica La Selecta La Pinacoteca Art Gallery. El Salvador
Shown 002 World Trade Center. Mexico D.F.
2004 “Re-Form” Galeria Punto y Línea. Oaxaca, Mexico
“Future Generations”, National Exhibition Hall, El Salvador
“Repas Plateu, Three Choices” American Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2002 JUANNIO Auction Museo de Arte Moderno, Guatemala
“La Selecta” La Pinacoteca Art Gallery. El Salvador
“Shown 002” World Trade Center. Mexico D.F. Art Fair Miami, Florida
2001 IV Caribbean Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo Collective exhibition BCIE, Managua, Nicaragua
Exhibition of Writers and Central American Artists, Headquarters SICA (System of Central American Integration), El Salvador
2001 Integration BCIE, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Exhibition Terrae Motus-El Salvador, House of America, Madrid, Spain Auction, House of America, Madrid-Spain
Exhibition Terrae Motus -El Salvador, Pescepalla Docks Gallery, New York Collective Exhibition, Galería Plástica Contemporánea, Guatemala
Tres al Pastor, Centro Cultural de Mexico, El Salvador
2000 Oaxaca under intense inspiration Fondo Cultural Carmen, Mexico 45-31-28 Chapelle Historique Du Bon Pasteur, Montreal, Canada
Without Borders, exhibition simultaneously held in the five Central American
countries, Group Cause
Relative Truths Vilanova Gallery Fine Art, El Salvador
II Bienal Centroamericana, Children’s Museum, Costa Rica
2007 Second Place, SUMARTE – Museum of Art of El Salvador
2005 Honorable Mention, VI Painting Awards – Centro Cultural de España, El Salvador 2004 Represents El Salvador in show of Central American, Museum Art and Design.
San Jose, Costa Rica.
2001 Third Place, National Art Awards, El Salvador
Represents El Salvador at the IV Caribbean Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo Awarded scholarship from Mexican Government to study with graphic production master
Raúl Soruco in Oaxaca
2000 Represents El Salvador at II Biennial of Central America
San Jose Costa Rica


Artist: Michael John Burn, Born 1942 ” American ” . Acrylic on canvas Signed, dated and original label verso.



This work is a great time capsule from the hippie area in San Francisco and is titled ‘Portrait of a Stylish Hippie’.

Measures 48″ x 48″ x 2″

A great period painting on canvas of a very stylish hippie in a lounge chair, with a sliver background

Farhat Art Museum Collection


Michael Burns has photographed architecture and landscapes for several decades. His images rationally organize space using architectural structures and available light while also abstracting form and closely recording textures. The photographs in the collection of the MoCP are early contact prints photographed using an 8×10 view camera, which Burns used for several years to photograph urban architecture and enigmatic, vernacular architectural structures he found in the desolate desert areas of the Great Basin in the Western United States. Burns stopped using his 8×10 camera in 1984, after a month-long project photographing the Berlin Wall that was later exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum (1987). In 1985, he began to use Leica rangefinder cameras, working in Seattle, New York, Rome, Paris, and Egypt. In 2001, Burns stopped shooting film and transitioned to shooting digitally.

Michael Burns completed a BFA in Painting at the University of Washington, Seattle (1966), and an MFA in Painting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1969). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Silver Image Gallery, Seattle (1977, 1979); Seattle Art Museum (1982, 1987); Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (1986); G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle (1992, 1995, 2000); and Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane (2003). Publications include Documents Northwest: The PONCHO Series (Seattle Art Museum, 1987) and the twenty-fifth anniversary issue of ARCADE: Architecture and Design in the Northwest entitled The Modern Image of Architecture (spring 2004). His work is held in many private and public collections, including the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; New Orleans Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; and University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Photographer’s Fellowship (1980) and a Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Fellowship in Rome (1987). Burns lives and works in Seattle.


Artist: Stevenson Magloire (1963 – 1994) Haitian Titled: “The third leg” Stylized Haitian figures and symbols


Measures: “41.50” x 31.50″ inches
(105.41cm x 80.01cm)
Medium: Oil / Canvas
Signature: Signed Lower Right
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Stivenson Magloire was born on August 16, 1963 in Petionville, Haiti. He began to paint at age 10 and progressed through various styles before arriving at his own unique place. His mature work is expressionistic in nature, populated with bizarre people, birds and symbols which often make social or political statements. By the late 1980’s he was being compared with Jean-Michel Basquiat; his personal behavior was lively, sometimes excessive, and his paintings were being purchased by collectors from all over the world. In an article in Elle Decor magazine in 1990, Quincy Troupe called him the future of Haitian Art. Sadly, that future was short-lived; Stivenson was stoned to death in broad daylight by personal enemies during the chaos that accompanied the first days of the US action that restored Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power on October 9, 1994. He was the son of the late, great godmother of the Saint-Soleil movement, the painter Louisianne St. Fleurant. His older brother, Ramphis, is also a talented painter, as is his sister Magda Magloire
In the Spring of 2010, the cemetery
in which Loiusianne and Stivenson were buried,
was bulldozed

Artist: Ron Porter American Titled: Titled: “Always There,” Signed and dated 1991 on reverse

Size : 26”h x 34”w inches
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Farhat Art Museum Collection



Ron Porter (Middle Tennessee State, Ohio) is an artist whose oil paintings reflect ordered interiors with an occasional visual pun. He has received many awards for his work including two individual Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council in 1990 and 1993. Porter’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions from the Huntington Museum of Art in Ohio and the Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago to the University of Shanghai in China. Porter’s work was published in the 1995 and 1997 issues of New American Painting. The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Franklin University are among the many public collections that include his work.




Master of Fine Arts (Honors).-Painting  Ohio University  Athens  OH  1989

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors)-Painting Middle Tennessee State University  1987


Professional  Studio Production  Painting & Drawing 1987 to present

Senior Lecturer Studio Art  Vanderbilt University  1998-2012

Adjunct Professor of Art Middle Tennessee State University  Fall  1997

Visiting Professor of Art  Ohio University, 1994 Spring-1995 Winter/Spring

Visiting Professor of Art  University of Wyoming  Summer Session  1991

Adjunct Professor of Art  Shawnee State University 1989-90

Visiting Professor of Art  Ohio University 1989-90

Production Coordinator-Governor’s School of TN Summer MTSU  1987-88

Teaching Associate Graduate Studies  Ohio University  1987-89


Huntsville Museum of Art Red Clay Survey Purchase Award  2007

BRENAU College National Invitational, GA Best of Show Painting Cash Award ‘94

Merit & Purchase Awards People’s Bank Collection Marietta, OH 1994

Ohio Arts Council – Individual Fellowship  $5000  1994

T.N.T. Co  Patron Award   Columbus, OH  1993

BRENAU  Nat. Invitational  GA   Best Of Show Painting  Cash Award 1992

CONFLUENCE  ‘92  National  Painting/Drawing Juror’s Cash Award  1992

Washington & Jefferson College Nat. Painting Exhibition Juror Cash Award PA 1992

17th Annual Nat.Painting Show Hays University Kansas Juror’s Award  1992

Huntington 280:WORKS ON WALLS  Honorable Mention  WV  1992

Ohio Arts Council -Individual Fellowship  $10,000 1990

Huntington 280:WORKS ON WALLS  Honorable Mention   WV  1990

Mid-America Biennial  Owensboro KY  Purchase Award  1988

Tennessee Polytechnical Exhibition  2nd Place 1985

Tennessee Polytechnical Exhibition  1st  Place  1986

Symposiums & Workshops

Juror All Kentucky Exhibition  Bowling Green Ky  2008

Panelist:Art, Symmetry, & Perception  Frist Center for the Arts Nashville TN 2002

Vanderbilt Alumni Dali lecture continuing education. Philadelphia Art Museum 2005

Cumberland Gallery Summer Lecture Series  1999

Lecture and Juror Vanderbilt University Hamblet Award Study Abroad  1997

Lecture Marietta College,  OH  1995

Lecture Series Direct Encounters-W. Michigan University  1993

Fine Arts Networking Session  Ohio University  1991

Juror Mercersburg Academy  PA 1991

Lecturer Huntington Museum of Art Regional  Annual Docent Symposium 1991

Juror Star Bank 4th High School Competition Portsmouth OH 1990

Juror  Undergrad Exhibit OH University Branch Lancaster OH 1990

Juror 23rd Annual Arts Festival McConnellsville OH  1990

 One Person Shows

Hidell Brooks Gallery Charlotte Fall NC 2018

Moremen Moloney Gallery  Louisville KY  2017

Cumberland Gallery Nashville TN  2012, 2010, 2005,1999, 1996, 1993, 1991

Volunteer State Community College  Gallatin TN  2003

Gallery Vl,  Columbus, OH  1996, 1998

Marietta College  Marietta, OH  1995

Western Michigan University  Kalamazoo, MI  1993

Contemporary Art Workshop  Chicago IL  1993

Hoyt Institute of Fine Art  New Castle  PA  1991

Gallery 200  Columbus OH  1991

The Mercersburg Academy  PA  1991

Acme Art Company  Columbus Ohio  1990

Trumbull Art Gallery  Warren  OH  1990

Sandford Gallery  Clarion University  PA  1990

Middle Tennessee State University (drawing) 1986  (painting) 1987

Selected Group Exhibitions

20th Anniversary Exhibiyion Hidell Brooks Gallery Charlotte NC

15th Anniversary Exhibition  Hidell Brooks Gallery  Charlotte, NC 2013

LA Art Show via  Cumberland Gallery 2013 2014

Tinney Contemporary Invitatiional  Nashville, Tn  2012

American Juried Art Salon  2012

7TH Biennial National Art Exhibition Punta Gorda, FL 2010

Cumberland Gallery “FOOD” theme exhibition. Tn 2010

All American Juried Art Salon  Texas   2009

Acanthus Invitational  Sonoma CA  2009

Cumberland Gallery “Green Show” 2009

New Works/Nine States Art St.Louis 2006

DIVERSE VISIONS Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Faculty 1999, 2002, 2005

Artscapes Museum Show & Auction Knoxville TN 2004

AAF Contemporary Art Fair New York  2004

Tennessee State Museum Traveling Exhibition 2004

National American Landscape and Still Life  National Competition  Hays KS 2003

Oil & Acrylic Painters Society  National  Competition  Lake Ozark  MO 2003

Riffe Gallery, Ohio Arts Commission,  Columbus, OH Summer 1998

Back To Reality Southern OH Museum Portsmouth, OH  1997

Arts and Antiques  Cumberland Gallery Nashville, TN 1997

Small Works Invitational Cumberland Gallery Nashville, TN 1995,-2003

Spectrum Hunter Museum of Art Chattanooga TN 1996, 1997, 1998

41st Annual  Durham NC Art Exhibition  1995

4th Annual Jack Lunt Memorial Invitational  1995

Art Fair International  Seattle  1994,1995, 1996, 1997

Inside/Outside  Cumberland Gallery  Nashville,  TN 1994

People’s Bank Collection Annual Invitational  Marietta OH  1994

Brenau College National Invitational  Gainesville, GA  1994

Three River’s Art Festival  Pittsburg  PA  1994

Keny Gallery  Columbus OH 1994

Art Chicago-The New Pier Show 1993

Corporate Environments of Ohio, Columbus, OH 1993

INTERIORS  Sandy Carson Gallery  Denver, CO  1993

Sight and Insight:Southern Ohio Museum  1993

Spirit Echoes Gallery  Austin TX 1992, 1993

Native To Neon  Exposition  Philadelphia  1992

Images ‘92  HUB Gallery  Penn St  PA 1992

Confluence:20th Annual Painting Show TX  1992

24th Washington & Jefferson Painting Show  PA  1992

17th National Painting/Drawing Show  Hays University  KS  1992

Brenau College National Invitational  Gainesville  GA 1992

Works On Walls:Huntington Museum of Art  WV  1991

S P A C E S   Gallery  Cleveland  OH 1991

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania  1991

Beyond Realism  Cumberland Gallery  Nashville TN  1991

Dimensions ‘91  Winston-Salem  NC  1991

Hunter Museum of Art  “Spectrum” fundraiser Chattanooga TN  1991-2003

Governor’s Residence Art Collection  Columbus OH  1990

Gallery Artist’s New Work  Gallery 200  Columbus OH 1990 -1991

Sandford Gallery  Clarion University  PA  1990

Exhibition 280 Huntington Museum of Art  WV  1990

53rd National Mid-Year  The Butler Institute  OH  1989

Allied Artist’s 75th Exhibition  New York  NY 1988

Shanghai Exchange  University of Shanghai  China 1988

Summer Gallery Artist’s Show  Cumberland Gallery Nashville TN ‘88-‘99

Mid-America Biennial  Owensboro KY  1988

34th Annual Small Drawing/Sculpture Ball State  Muncie IN 1988

Three Rivers Arts Festival  Pittsburgh PA  1988

Galex 22nd National Exhibition  Galesburg  IL  1988

Selected Public Collections

Music City Center  Nashville, TN

OMNI Hotel  Nashville Tn

Gaylord Palms Hotel  Orlando, FL

National  Endowment for the Arts  (loan 1998-2010) Washington DC

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Tennessee State Museum

Vanderbilt University Medical Library Collection TN

Opryland Hotel  Nashville TN

South Central Bell, Nashville TN

Kaiser Permanente, Denver  CO

Champions Development Group, Westerville OH

Franklin University, Columbus  OH

Boult-Cummins Law Firm, Nashville TN

Peoples Bank Collection  Marietta OH

Huntington Bank   Columbus OH

Dollar General Stores Corporation

Automatic Data Processing Company  Chicago IL

Pinkerton Tobacco Company  Owensboro  KY

Springs Mills Collection  Lancaster SC

Tennessee Valley Authority  Knoxville TN

Yellow Freight System Inc  Overland Park  KS

Greenville County Museum of Art  SC

Clarion University  Clarion PA

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts  New Castle PA

American Plastics  Columbus OH

Metro Health System  Cleveland OH

Kaiser Corporation  Cleveland OH

First Tennessee Bank  Nashville TN

 Publications & Reviews

THE ART OF COMMUNITY  Book; Tennessee Collection of Janet & Jim Ayers

THE NASHVILLE SCENE  2012  Critics Pick




The Distillery:Motlow St College Creative Arts Journal 2000


IN REVIEW: Nashville weekly.  Honorable mention Best Two Person Show of ‘99


OBERLIN  COLLEGE PRESS  Cover “Vanitas Motel” Poems by Jon Loomis 1997


ART IN AMERICA INDEX 92/93  94/95  96/97 98/99  2000/01 02/03  04/05  06/07








COLUMBUS DISPATCH  OH ‘90-’91-‘96-‘98



DIALOGUE-Arts in the Mid-West Summer Issue (cover) 1991

Artist: Abraham Elterman Born (1949- ) Mexican / American Titled: “Here and There,” Dated: 1986 & signed, titled on reverse Medium: oil on canvas

Measures: 72″h x 72″w inches
Farhat Art Museum Collection


Born in Mexico City


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., Biophysics
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, B.Sc., Physics


2010 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 Poliforum Siqueiros, Mexico City
1993 Step Gallery, New York, N.Y.
1991 Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 North Light Gallery, Gualala, CA
1987 Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986 Introductions ‘86, Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2011 Glorious Century: 1910-2010 Modern and Contemporary Art, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

[STATEMENT] by the Artist:

My artistic trajectory has been peculiar; a combination of backgrounds –both cultural and educational—have led my work into an investigation of organic forms and their interactions.

The paintings I have been producing can be called reductive: they attempt to capture some of the essential elements that –I believe—underlie artistic visual representation in general. At first the images appear simplistic but, I think, they encode for some fundamental human yearnings and concerns such as the fear of isolation, the urge to be contained and the fear of irrelevance. The images demand attention by standing front and center as protagonists of their own story of individuality.

The paintings evoke a sense of resolution, because the forms accommodate each other: the power mustered by each of the shapes becomes ultimately balanced by the overall opposition of the others. The careful crafting of the images — their shapes and curvatures as well as the boundaries between them– evoke issues of empathy and connectedness.

My process over the years has been strongly affected by my training as a scientist (Ph.D., Biophysics, U.C. Berkeley). I have approached art systematically by producing bodies of work and trying to analytically make sense of their messages. This in a way has resembled an archeological dig: the underlying layers of meaning have revealed themselves progressively.

This is not minimalism because depth and modeling are of maximal importance; it is also not symbolism because the forms are naturalistic. It is not strictly realism either as the images remain unidentifiable, and it is not abstraction as they are rendered realistically. I would call this work essentialist. It researches some of human experience at its basis, not in its cultural or historical details but in its unchanging nature.