Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The solo show is ready.  Thirty seven pieces of Bruce's fine art will be displayed at the St. Augustine Art Association gallery.  Here is the press release:


St. Augustine, FL (Oct. 2) - The St. Augustine Art Association will showcase a solo exhibition of works by the late Bruce Minney, October 4 - 27, 2013, in the Marguerita Phillips Permanent Collection Gallery.

A past member of the Art Association, Minney was an established commercial artist whose illustrations were featured in countless men's adventure magazines and paperbacks. During his 40-year career, Minney experimented with collages, paintings, ceramics, mixed media and mobiles. 

Born in California in 1928, Minney earned an art degree from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1951 and established himself as an artist in New York during the 1960s.  After retiring to Florida in 1989, he became successful in the craft show circuit, winning awards for his pottery.  Within hours of his death in August 2013, several of his illustrations were featured on the TV show "American Pickers." 

Minney's life and work are the subject of the book: "Bruce Minney: The Man Who Painted Everything," by Tom Ziegler.

The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.  To learn more call (904) 824-2310 or go to www.staaa.org.