curriculum vitae
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 One Man-show, Colorado Country Club of the Rockies, Edwards, Colorado


2013 One-Man Show, Alpen Art, Vail, Colorado
 
2013 "Meet The Artist", Open House Event - Private Residence, Breckenridge, Colorado
 
2011 "Rhythms of Grace", Cathedral Center for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
 
2009 "Face Forward; A Benefit for Mending the Soul Ministries", Rive Gauche Art Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022  "From Sea to Sky" (two-man show)
Abend Gallery Denver, CO

2016  11th Annual International Guild of Realism Salon, Denver, CO

 
2015 Special Exhibition: Drama Magnifico, Great Jones Space, NYC
 
2014 9th Annual International Guild of Realism Salon, Charleston, SC 
 
2013 8th Annual International Guild of Realism Salon, Tempe, AZ
 
2013 Aspen Antiques & Fine Arts Festival, Aspen, CO
 
2013 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
 
2012 World of Art Showcase, Las Vegas, NV
 
2012 7th Annual International Guild of Realism Salon, Carmel, CA
 
2011 83rd Annual American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
 
2011 International Guild of Realism 6th Annual Exhibition, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
2011 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
2011 "Martinis & Masterpieces", The Children's Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
 
2011 "Sacred Places" & "Sacred Messages", Herberger Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
 
2010 82nd Annual American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
 
2010 International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas  
 
2007 "Fresh Eyes", The Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona
 
AWARDS
2016 Best of Figurative Award International Guild of Realism Exhibition, Denver, Colorado

 
2015 March BEST OF SHOW Award, Raymar Art Contest, March 2015
 
2014 Honorable Mention & Finalist Awards, Art Renewal Center International Salon 2013-2014
 
2014 FIRST PLACE prize, Collection Beaux-Arts Réaliste International Competition, Montreal, Canada
 
2013 Chairman's Choice Award, Art Renewal Center's International Salon 2012-2013
 
2012 Finalist, Art Renewal Center's International Figurative Category, 2011/2012 ARC Salon 
 
2012 Inducted into Art Renewal Center (ARC) as Associate Living Master
 
2011 Collectors' Choice Award, International Guild of Realism Exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
2011 Finalist, Art Renewal Center's International Figurative Category, 2010/2011 ARC Salon 
 
2010 Third Place, Cover Art Contest, Artist Portfolio Magazine 
 
2010 Raymond Chow Memorial Award. 82nd Grand National Exhibition: American Artists Professional League, New York
 
2010 Finalist, Art Renewal Center's International Figurative Category, 2009/2010 ARC Salon 
 
2010 Honorable Mention, International Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas  
 
2009 Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition: Portrait/Figure Category, December issue
 
2009 Inductee into the International Guild of Realism, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
2008 Finalist, International Artist Magazine, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
2007 2nd place award recipient: Drawing Category, Phippen Museum Western Art Show, Prescott, Arizona
 
2006 Recipient of the Phippen Family Award for a Drawing, The Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona
 
2005 Semi-Finalist, Art Renewal Center's International Drawing Figurative Category, ARC Salon
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
"Pushing the Boundaries of Representation", American Art Collector, May 2015, Issue 115, p. 108

 
"Artistic Touch.", Insider Feature, Luxe. Interior+Design Magazine, Gold List Edition, January 2014, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 138
 
"Watching their Figures", Southwest Art Magazine, November 2013, Vol. 43, No. 6, p. 106
 
"Advancing Realism", American Art Collector Magazine, October 2013, Vol. 96, p. 151
 
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"World of Art Showcase Adds A Powerful Touch of Realism with Colorado-Based Painter James Van Fossan". NBC NEWS. www.msnbc.msn.com. November 27, 2012.
 
"Unveiling in Vail", Western Art Collector, December 2012, Vol. 64, p. 90
 
"Realist Tradition", American Art Collector, September 2012, Vol. 83, p.173
 
"Representations of Grace", Beaver Creek Magazine, 2011-2012, p.48
 
"11th-Hour Sale", Southwest Art Magazine, May 2012, Vol. 41, No 18., p. 26
 
"Get Real", American Art Collector Magazine, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 2011, Vol. 72, p. 102
 
"Face Forward", American Art Collector Magazine, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 2009, Vol. 39, p. 124
 
"James Van Fossan, Finalist Segment", International Artist Magazine, Scottsdale, Arizona, December/January 2009, Vol. 64, p. 9
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