Timeline

Timeline

Sir Real was founded by Modern Pop Artist & Businessman MICHAEL ALBERT.

Upon graduating from NYU's School of Business & Public Administration in 1988, Albert started his first company, Gold Coast Enterprises, a specialty food distribution company selling Lingonberry juice with 2 schoolmates. Then, in 1991, he set out on his own to found a Natural Food Distribution company called Tri-State Natural Foods and began selling & distributing new age brands to the specialty & natural food trade in the greater NY Metro area. 

A few years later he decided to create his own brand and in 1993, he started Sir Real TM, a line of All Natural/Organic fruit juices for which he came up with the idea of the brand and created all of the original art, designed the labels, and today still owns & operates the company.  Sir Real was re-launched in 2002 as a refrigerated juice line sold in the Dairy & Produce Departments of upscale supermarkets & grocery stores consisting of THE BEST POSSIBLE VERSIONS OF CLASSIC JUICES such as Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Apple Cider & Lemonade.....

The Sir Real labels feature a family of characters, which are Albert's hand-drawn, surreal-inspired "eye-cons". These not only appear on the labels, but have become a special series of his art over the years & he has created hundreds of original Sir Realistic artworks including drawings, paintings, doodles, poems, Shrinky Dinks,  hand-painted pottery, and other miscellaneous media.

"Sir Real is my "Peanuts*", as he has described it. "A family of characters who are my  alter-ego and unique way of conveying messages & making statements."

Albert's OTHER ART consists in large part of COLLAGES made from Cereal boxes (Cerealism) & other famous consumer packages & in which he has included (and given starring roles) to many of his Sir Real characters in his most well-known collages including such titles as: The Pledge of Allegiance, The Signing of the Declaration of Independence, To Be or Not To Be, The Last Breakfast and many others.

Today, the Sir Real fruit juices can be found in upscale food stores all over the New York Metropolitan area and beyond including: DeCicco's Markets, Adams Fairacre Farms, Forager's Markets in Chelsea & DUMBO (Brooklyn), North Shore Farms on Long Island, Southdown Markets, Associated Supermarkets, D'Agostinos, Fairway Markets, Garden of Eden, Gourmet Garage, Food Cellar,  Mrs. Green's Natural Markets, Union Market (Park Slope, Brooklyn) Whole Foods Markets (NY, NJ, CT, MA, RI, DC, MD, ME, PA, VA) West Side Supermarkets, Zabar's, and many others.

Being true to the art, Sir Real allocates its marketing budget to supporting the arts in a number of ways. The company strives to offer artisanal juices to connoisseurs and naturalists the world over.

Sir Real strives to stay true to the art & in the process creating the best products out there...Our slogans convey our commitment to excellence and our deepest hopes "Eye have A Dream" that through our business activities & the things we do in our everyday lives "Life is a Formal Occasion", we make a positive contribution to the world, we make a difference, we matter, we tried to do our duty to the best we knew how "Do the Ripe Thing" and we didn't sell out our integrity no matter what.... By doing this we hope to inspire others to create & follow their own ideas of the American Dream, and enjoy the process!  "Follow YOUR Art"

The story of Sir Real is to be continued.....................


* 'Peanuts' cartoon strip by Charles Shulz

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1966-1984

Born Far Rockaway, NY October 14, 1966 
The middle child of 3 brothers.
Raised in WoodmereLong IslandNY 
P.S. #6, 1st-6th grades
Lawrence Junior High School 7th - 9th grades
Graduated from Lawrence High School in June 1984.

1984

New York University’s School of Business and Public Administration (now called Stern School of Business)Major/minor: Management & International Business.
Graduated May 1988.

1986

Began drawing seriously, visiting museums, studying & doing art (wax oil crayons, colored pencils, magic markers)
Began writing poetry.


 
Drawing with Colored pencils Backyard Woodmere, NY  1986

1988

Points of Departure Gallery East 2nd Street NYC.

“The Victim”, first large scale wax oil drawing (completed in April 1988) displayed.

1988-1991

Founded Gold Coast Enterprises, Inc. –A Gourmet Foods distribution company with 2 college mates. Sold & distributed Nordia Wild Lingonberry Juice among other new natural specialty foods.

1991

Founded Tri-State Natural Food Products, Inc. – A Natural Foods distribution & marketing Company.

Aug 17: Married Erynn S. Pindus

1991-1992

Began drawing on better materials per the coaxing of Joie Oscar and Barbara Tiffany. Created hundreds of drawings including: ‘Faces’ series of drawings, logo montages, miscellaneous wax oil drawings, poems & doodles

1993

Developed idea for “Sir Real: The Art of Fruit Juice” An Organic Fruit Juice Company featuring his original Sir Realistic wax oil drawings on the labels. Trademarked the brand name.

June:
Coffee Cherries Coffee Bar East 4th Street NYC.

FIRST One-Man Art show. Food Related Art show, Wax Oil Drawings, 15 works of art. Owner: Costas

1994

APRIL 1994

Began distributing Sir Real Organic Fruit Juice in 32 oz. Glass bottles (Granny Smith Apple, Cranberry Nectar & Apple Peach) to specialty & natural foods stores throughout the greater New York Metropolitan Area.

MAY

1st Child born, a daughter Lucy Rose
May 23rd First collages (from stickers)

JUNE

Oscar’s Deli & Coffee House Westport, CT. One Man Art Show Wax Oil Drawings. Mention in Local Newspaper.

Sir Real Red Apple Man created in September, a 2" X 2" wax oil drawing to be used on labels of organic Apple Juice & Cider.

JANUARY 1995

One Man Art show at Positively 104th Street Café (104th &Broadway NYC)

A exhibit of Wax Oil Drawings. Robert Sternbach & Margaret

1995

First Photo Collages

First American Flag Collages (with stickers)

Sir Real Lemon Man created on November 24, 1995

1996

MARCH 30th

First Cereal Box collage-Frosted Flakes: Portrait of American Classic. (later sold to Ron Rubin owner of The Republic of Tea Company who lives in St. LouisMO)
“The Birth of CEREALISM”…….

 This was created on March 30, 1996

JUNE

Started Americus Water Art Project featuring collage of an American Flag on bottles of Natural Spring Water.

DECEMBER


2nd child born, a daughter Mary Maxine,December 4th

1997

April 1997

Met Leo Castelli at his gallery in SoHo, showed him the collages, Castelli said, “Looks like a good start”
                        
Earth Day New York benefit at Andy Warhol’s last Factory location. Auctioned off Digital Fine Art Print (Giclee) on canvas of collage portrait of Andy Warhol  to benefit Earth Day-New York. Worked with Laura Wapnick, Pamela Lippe & Louis Lanza. This print & original frame was lost in transit to the person who bought it…

Summer 1997

Exhibition at Loaves & Fishes Catering Retail shop Sagaponack, NY (one of the Hamptons’ most exclusive locations)
Pop Cubism” All summer long. Listing  in Dan’s Papers. Worked with Sybille Pump.

Sept. 1997

Collage workshop at the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY  “Something from Nothing” Family Festival, various local press

1997-1998

Dec.1997 - June 1998

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Modern Pop Art Show exhibition at 3 locations simultaneously (Chelsea, West 72nd Street & 8th Street (NYU) in NYC  entitled “Serialism: Cerealism and Sir Realism” Curated by the franchise owners, the Levs (Mel, Howard & Russell)

1998

May

Group Show “Emerging Artists” Elaine Benson Gallery , Bridgehampton, NY Homage to Willem DeKooning, collages. Elaine Benson’s last emerging artist show, she dies in Sept.

Write up in ARTnews by Barbara Pollack “Got Milk” Cheerios cereal box collage pictured



July 1998- January 2004

5 year long exhibit set up at Hay Day Country Farm Market, Westport, CT “Serialism: CereaIism & Sir Realism” featuring 7 original cereal box collages whose selection was changed every 2/3 months, after 2 years put up Flag collages which remained up till Jan. 2004 and which will results in the book deal with Henry Holt in 2004 for “An Artist’s America” (Christy Ottaviano-Editor).

 Sitting in the Totowa, NJ Studio circa 1998


July
Collage workshop at Newark Museum of Art for Summer Arts Program

Dan Latner 1998 or 1999 Albert's friend & archivist, Dan Latner circa 1998 or 1999


“Cerealism” exhibit of Origimal Cereal Box collages Barocco-to-Go Gourmet Shop Greenwich Ave. NYC Worked with Bridget Sciales

August
feature article “Cereal Killer” by Kate Hallgren The Resident, Manhattan weekly

Sept.
One-Man show at Gershwin Hotel 7 East 27th St NYC “Cerealism” “curated” by Giorgio Deluca Semi-permanent exhibit on 3rd floor of the international hostel/hotel unveiled

1999

January

Collage workshop Kings Highway School Westport, CT , 3rd grade Art smart program Article with photo in Westport News 

February


Group Pop Art Show in conjunction with Best Buddies Art-show, Galerie BLU Pontiac, Michigan, Seven Original Cereal Box collages Froot Loops collage featured in full-color In local newspaper

March

3rd Child born, a son John Theo, March 22nd

December

Benihana Year 2000 Calendar 1 of 12 artists featured to represent “One Planet, One People” concept Photo collage portrait of company founder Rocky Aoki (October)

1999-2000

November 1999 - January 2000
“Modern Pop Art Show” at D’Agostino Supermarkets. A series of seven posters and postcards were produced , displayed and distributed  at all 25 D’ag locations for a seven week period. The show was advertised in the D’Ag store circular (250,000 per week) and on the radio. Corporate sponsors and participants besides D’Ag included American Express, Coca Cola, Frito Lay, General Mills, Nabisco, Nestle, and Procter & Gamble.

2000

January

Tri-State Natural Foods ceased distribution and began marketing the Sir Real juice line through major new age beverage distributor, Big Geyser. Partnership with Brother Douglas Ends (he pursues real estate career). 
 
February

Collage workshop 1st grade class 
Douglas Graflin Elementary School 
Chappaqua, NY worked with Lisa D’Agostino

March

“The Sermon on the Mount” limited edition poster produced, original 32 X 40 collage in the collection of John & Carmen Fernandez, Englewood, NJ 

April

Earth Fair New York, Battery Park, NYC 
All-Day long collage workshop & poster Giveaway.

May

“The Victim”  limited edition poster and postcard produced, from early wax oil drawing April 1988

PTA sponsored All-Day collage workshop Glenwood Elementary School Short Hills, NJ K-5th Grade 421 students. Sir Realism and Cerealism.

June

First Silkscreen Posters produced, Americus Flag 1999(Coca Cola Red, Oreos blue) on white and on black, editions of 49 with 1 A.P. , on white canvas edition of 3, collaboration with John “Crash”Matos (flag on black with Crash drawing) edition of 7

June –Sept
  
Cow Parade 2000. A life size fiberglass cow, 
 “Miss Moo York” was painted by Albert in his Sir Realistic style. It was part of the Cow Parade herd which was a public art project that took place in the Summertime. The Cow was at Central Park South & 6th Avenue(June-Sept)  

June

Cover Dan’s Paper’s June  23rd issue Ritz Crackers collage, article p. 67 “Honoring the Artist” by Marion Wolberg Weiss
 
September

Began working as a Private Label & Marketing consultant for D’Agostino Supermarkets
                              
Created an original collage on wood presented to Prince Phillipe & Princess Mathilde of Belgium as part of a Belgian promotion for D’Agostino . Original was purchased by the Belgian Consulate. Photo of artwork being presented to the royal couple by Walter D’Agostino in Progressive Grocer magazine.

October

The Last Breakfast Limited Edition poster produced (approx. 1500)

November

Frere NY Independent Art Fair at Chelsea Inn. November 15, 16, 17, 18 

December

Empire State Building Limited Edition Poster produced (Edition of 1000)

Art poster giveaways/signings as part of American Express mall promotions(Garden State Plaza Mall, NJ and King of Prussia Mall, PA)  

Group Show at Gallery Stendhal, Soho, NYC Friends of Rocky Aoki. 1 collage displayed: “Etude #1 A Study of logos” 15” X 20”

2001

January
Modern Pop Art show at The Empire State Building (Fleet Bank) Jan 10- Feb 28 Serialism: Cerealism & Sir Realism

Spring
Judgement Day, created over the course of nearly one year was completed at the end of 2000. A Limitedition print of this image was produced in an edition of 1400.


Pictured at Signmasters with John Fernandez (far right), one of his master printers, John Albert (on MA's shoulders), and Lucy Albert 

July
Americus Flag, 1999 poster & postcard for Elaine Benson Gallery show, printed on July 27th. Gallery run by the late Elaine Benson`s Daughter Kimberly Goff. (Edition of 1400).

Fourth Child born (Jane Grace on July 16th)

August 4-20
Elaine Benson Gallery Bridgehampton, NY Group Show “Symbols, Signs, Banners, and Flags” 21 FLAG salute (original collages, silkscreens, giclees) Sold 6 original collages & a limited edition silkscreen.

September 11, 2001

November 
Debut of new Sir Real Refrigerated Fresh Pasteurized juices for the produce section at all 22 D`Agostino Supermarkets in NYC and other top food retailers in NY Metro area. "Sir Real enters the Orange juice business".

 Sir Real Orange Man created in 2001
2002

April
Sir Real juice donation, “Cerealism” collage workshop & poster giveaway at Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) fundraiser event at the Javitz Center, NYC 

March - Sept
Met Dylan Lauren & Jeff Rubin and organized One-Man Art Show at Dylan’s Candy Bar-New York. Created Etude candy logos A to Z. 32” X 40” finished September 2002

     Pink Charleston Chew (Love), 2002



July
Bruckner’s Good to go Greenwich, CT One man Art show. Revolving Exhibition. 

August 2002 - Present
Rye Art Gallery & Frame Shop 8’ wall space. Revolving Exhibition, ended in 2004. 

Sept
Benihana Freedom Discount. Used my American Flag poster in nationwide promotion.

May - Sept
Creation of 21 Giclees on canvas at Gamma One Conversions 40” longest length Candy, cereal & nostalgic brands

Spring/Summer
Creation of 3 Flags (3 Silkscreens on Aluminum assembled together) by Signmasters Inc. Edition of 7 with 3 artist proofs & 1 BAT

Sept. 20
Etude(Candy logos A to Z) Poster & postcard Produced in Sept. 2002. Edition of 1000.

Oct 1st - Feb 28th, 2003
Dylan’s Candy Bar- New York 1011 Third Ave NYC One-Man Art show: “The Sweet Suite”, Originals, Giclee Canvases, posters, post cards & T-shirts.

Aug. 29
Moved to White Plains, NY Established Sir Real LLC World Headquarters, and relocation of Michael Albert Studio.

November
Foodworks Flatiron, NYC - Present
7 original works of art. Mini-Retrospective. Began on-going revolving exhibition.

December
Article in Progressive Grocer by Jenny Summerour “Putting Pop in America’s favorite brands”

December
First line of art T-shirts. Frosted Flakes, York Peppermint patties, & 3 Flags produced by SPEC Paterson, NJ

Dec 31
Ended consulting arrangement for D’Agostino. Began operating full time out of White Plains Home Office and continuing to Develop the Sir Real refrigerated juice line.

2003

Jan 6
Cereal Box Collage workshop at Glenwood School, Short Hills, NJ .  For the entire Kindergarden

January 9
Article in ‘The Item’ of Millburn & Short Hills “Kids learn about Pop art from pro” by Harry Trumbore.            

January 30 - Feb 28
Exhibition of framed posters at 508 café, 508 Greenwich St, just North of Canal St.

February
Second art promotion with D’Agostino Supermarkets “The D’Ag 250” logo collage. Poster & postcards printed Jan 31, 2003 (edition of 3500 posters , 10500 postcards) Art on back cover of D’Agostino store circulars, Albert makes 9 artist appearances at 9 D’Agostino locations where he hands out & signs posters for D’Agostino customers no purchase necessary while supplies last, Feb 5-11.

February
The Time is Always Now Gallery SoHoOriginal collages on display & for sale. Peter Tunney Gallery owner & Curator.

Early February
Expanded line of Michael Albert Art T-shirts  added Pink Charleston Chew “LOVE” and Black Sir Real “Do The Ripe Thing” design.

March
Sir Real debuts at Fairway Markets (3 locations) and Gourmet Garage (5 locations).


March 20
Cerealism Collage workshop Haworth School, Haworth, NJ 3rd-5th Graders. Coordinated by Norma Grant. 

March 23
Exhibition at LaGuardia Place Pediatrics office, Bleeker Street & LaGuardia Place, NYC. Revolving exhibition. Show ended in May 2004.

March
2 new Sir Real posters produced editions of 1500 Red Apple Man reprint and Tangerine man

March 30- June
One Man exhibition at Java N Jazz 
868 Broadway & 17-18th Street NYC.

April
Changed distribution for Sir Real Juice to Island Fresh Distribution.

The Children’s Expressions Project Edwin Gould Services for Children & Families Children’s Day “ARTRAGEOUS” April 5 Metropolitan Pavillion NYC create artwork with foster child, auction May 5th. 

May
Sir Real debuts at 10 locations of Gristedes Supermarkets, NYC. 

May 8 - June
Michael Perez Gallery
11 Harrison Street Tribeca, NYC 
Modern Pop Art Group Show- Originals, Limited Editions 

May 4
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) Fundraiser Jacob Javitz Center Poster signing & cereal box collage workshop

June
Sir Real Fresh Squeezed Organic Lemonade Introduced. ½ Gallons & Pints.

July 12
Cereal Box Collage workshop at Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) West 83rd Street. Part of Summer program.

August 11
New Limited Edition Poster printed, “You Know What They say”  Edition of 2000.

August 12 - Sept.2
Mixed Up Gallery 29 west 17th Street. Group show, 21 works of art including debut of Original collage, “You Know What They say” and debut of 3 mosaic artworks collaboration with Mixed Up Mosaic (Provenzano-Goldenstein) Studio.

October 13
Art Reach event on Columbus Day 104th Street & Lexington Ave, Spanish Harlem

October
Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Commissioned to do 90th Anniversary Poster for Grand Central. Oct 22-26, 2003 Poster & postcards printed week of Oct. 13-17. With Advertised Poster signing Oct 25th. 

Surface Magazine, American issue Full page article, Suffix section, last page by Timothy Jack Ward titled  “Cereal Art”.


Late October
“The Gettysburg Address” poster printed. Edition of 2000.       

November 19 - mid-December
The Gettysburg Address Tour, opening on the 140th Anniversary of the famous speech. A Sidewalk Art Show at 7 venues around NYC featuring the debut of “The Gettysburg Address” poster at locations such as Union Square, the Guggenheim Museum, Times Square, Columbus Circle, the Upper West Side, and  Washington Square Park/NYU.

2004

January

Modern Pop Art Show at Chef's Table Westport, CT 1035 Post Rd. East

Foodworks Flatiron changed show to a series of early wax oil drawings.

Collage workshop Thomas A. Edison Vocational & Technical High School JamaicaQueens, NY January 20th

“Statue of Liberty : The New Colossus” new poster in produced in edition of 1500 as well as invitation card for Children's Museum of the Arts Solo show in April.

April

Gourmet Garage Art by the Pound Gallery. Broome & Mercer Street, window display “Sir Real: the Eye-cons “

April 6,7, 27

Cos Cob Elementary School 3 part collage workshop program coordinated by Janet Clausi and the Greenwich Arts Council (Frank Juliano) Began the Pledge of Allegiance series at this workshop.

March 31- April 26

Solo Show at The Children's Museum of the Arts in SoHo, “Cerealism & Other Epic collages” Coverage included Time Out NY, Good Day New York, Channel 5 (Wed April 14, 8 am), 1010 WINS News Radio Time Out NY Week, Urban Baby. Collage workshops April 4, 10, 15*, & 18. *Home Schooling Day

Sat April 24

Grand Central Terminal NYC Earth Fair, as a guest of Earth Day New York, had a booth for an art show of posters & ran a collage workshop/table “taking recycling to a higher plane”

 MA at Dan Latner's office, circa 2004

Sun April 25

Edwin Gould Services Children's Artageous Event worked side by side with fellow artists Jeff Koons, Charles Fazzino, Romero Britto, Marco, and others to create an artwork with the help of Foster kids. Created collage “The Pledge of Allegiance” for their fundraising Auction on May 24.

Met Graham Nash in NYC and gave him an original collage of a lyric from his song "Wild Tales" Spring 2004.

April 19

First shipment of re-launch of Sir Real organic Lemonade for 2004 summer season

April 26

New Sir Real Organic Orange Juice & Organic Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit juice launched In New York City area. New labels, produced by Kennesaw Fruit & Juice.

May 3- June 1

Art to the Avenue event Greenwich Arts Council Greenwich CT. Starbucks Coffee (21 works of art including the Starbucks Four Seasons) on Greenwich Ave. Opening event Thursday May 6.

May 10

Collage workshop at School in Cherry Hill, NJ for 500 students Organized by Jennifer Brooks.

May

Created Original Dr. Pepper collage for Y&R, gift for John Clarke.

May 24

Edwin Gould ARTrageous Auction, The Pledge of Allegiance collage 15” X 20” sold for $4,200.00

June

Westchester Arts Council- “Before & After: Imagining public art in Westchester ” Creation of painted park bench (did Sir Real Lemon man theme) as part of a group exhibition. Collage workshop June 5 as part of a Family program in downtown White Plains, NY .

August

Created a new original 15 X 20 collage, “The Lord's Prayer”

October

Foodworks Flatiron under new ownership, Matthew Ro & family. Semi-Permanent Installation/Exhibition expanded to 21 pictures all over the store at 7West 19th Street, N.Y.C. (between 5& 6 Aves).

October 2

Art-is-Zen Gallery New Hope, PA opens, MA is a featured artist in this brand new Art Gallery owned by Sherry & Brian Hanck. Showing a selection of originals, limiteditions, posters & limitedition art merchandise. This relationship continues until May 2007.

October 15

Met Martin Luther King 3rd at The Natural Products Expo East in Washington DC . Have photo from this meeting.

October 20

First Sir Real Juice tasting/artist appearance at Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle, NYC.

October 23, 24 Children's Museum of Manhattan . W83rdSt. Festival. Ran Sir Real drawing workshop as part of the Museum's Applemania Fesival. Co-sponsoring the event with Whole Foods Markets by donating Apple Cider and making an Artist Appearance/poster signing & giveaway.

October 24

Sir Real co-sponsors Katonah Museum of Art Family day with donation of Apple Cider.

December 1

Daily News p. 48 “Little Luxury : Sir Real reveals his main squeezes” by Rosemary Black. “Just as you can't compare apples and oranges, so you can't compare ordinary fruit juice to the all-natural, organic , freshly squeezed fruit juices from Sir Real. The company is owned by Michael Albert, an artist who has been showing his Modern Pop Art creations around town for several years…. “

December 19

Poster giveaway signing at ArtisZen, New Hope, PA

December 23

Introduced 3 new Sir Real T-shirt designs (line drawings in various colors on black shirts with the slogans, “Do the Ripe Thing”, “Life is a Bowl of Cherries” and “Sir Real Eye Have A Dream”) produced with Social Tees E4 St, NYC (Robert) . Gave over 200 them out to customers, friends, family & associates as holiday gifts.

2005

January 3

Art is Zen New Hope, PA sold original collage “Truth, Justice & the American Way

February 1

2 new limitedition posters & 6 X 9 postcards Produced; “The Pledge of Allegiance” and “Five Dollar Bill: Portrait of Lincoln” editions of 1000

Feb 27

Artrageous Benefit event at The Metropolitan Pavillion, NYC . Create art with Foster kids. Finished Sir Real Lemon Man Wax Oil drawing with drawings on index cards colored in by participating kids at White plains studio in April.

March 3

Maughum School Tenafly, NJ workshop with 5th Grade Class. Created a collage with the class based on Friendship, “To have A Friend One Must Be A Friend” which was the class’s gift to the school. Finished the piece on 31305.

Mid-March

Introduce new Sir Real 32 oz wrap-around labels for Organic Orange Juice & Tangerine Juice.

Late April

Introduce new Sir Real 16 oz wrap around Labels for Organic OJ & Tangerine Juice

April 17

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Fundraiser, Javitz Center, NYC. Sir Real Coloring Book Workshop & poster giveaway. Tangerine Juice tasting.

April 19

Collage workshop at Glen Ridge School, NJ As part of Earth Day Celebrations. Worked with Sharon Savino (our dental hygenist)

April 22, 23

Earth Day Earth Fair event at Grand Central Terminal Poster giveaway & Sir Real Coloring Book workshop.

May

Completed an original “Epic” 32” X 40” collage construction that took 6 months to complete, “The Signing of the Declaration of Independence”

May 6

Maugham School Tenafly ,NJ worked with Art teacher Angie Mikula Arts festival, unveiling of collage project with graduating 5th grade class, art demonstration, postcard giveaway & meet with students & their parents.

May 7

Artist Appearance/Poster signing Sir Real Juice tasting at Whole Foods Edgewater, NJ

May 20

Limitedition printing of new Giclee (60” X 40”) editionof 49 and poster/postcard, “The Signing of the Declaration of Independence” edition of 1500.

May 25

Auction for Artrageous, Sir Real Lemon Man drawing with collage sells for $1,700.

May 2-31

Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT. “Greatest Hits Poster Show” 14 posters displayed at Coldstone Creamery 79 W.Putnam Ave. Greenwich. Albert creates Sir Real artwork on ice cream cake with Oreo pieces & M&M’s. Opening night May 5, Tommy Hilfiger shows up taking his daughter for ice cream! Meet the artist 12-2pm, Sat May 14.

Original SirReal Coldstone cake design by M.Albert

June

Sir Real Organic Farm Fresh Produce items (Organic Fruits & Vegetables) introduced. All Organic Snow Peas, Snap peas, Red Baby Potatoes, Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes, Green Beans, Green & Red Grapes, and Cherries. Packaging produced & preliminary samples shown to various buyers in the industry who “liked it”.

June 7

Museum Mile event, stationed at the Guggenheim gave out & signed 400+ posters & invitation giveaway. (5-9pm)

June 8

Collage Workshop 6 Kindergarten classes , The Belle Harbor School, Far Rockaway, NY worked with Franca & Karen Sullivan.

June 10-24

Two Man Show RECENT WORKS presented by Sir Real James Delavega & MichaelAlbert Galleria on 3rd 529 Third Ave New York City, Opening took place Friday June 10 from 6-9pm.

June 18

Westchester Arts Council workshop Collages & Sir Real Drawing: Take Your Pick with Juice sampling: at the Arts Exchange in White Plains.

Early July

completed 20” X 30” original collage, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”.

July 17

Meet the Artists James Delavega & Michael Albert at ArtisZen, New Hope, PA

August

LaGuardia Place Pediatrics 2nd show

17 works of art including some early wax oil drawings.

late-August

UNION MARKET Park Slope Brooklyn Modern Pop Art Show, 14 framed posters

Aug 29

Started painting “Faces” Mural in Fairway 74th Street & Broadway in newly expanded Organic section. Arranged by Paul Weiner. A black on white painting of portraits of hundreds of (more than a thousand) faces of Fairway customers, workers, and made-up faces. Many ‘models’ who posed to be on “The Wall” received FREE prints as a gift for participating. Continued working on this project for remainder of 2005 & was 90% done by January 2006.

September

Printed 4 new limitedition posters in an 11” X 17” size format at Signmasters, Inc.; The Number Pi (2005), from ‘I Am The Walrus’ (2004), The Empire State Building (2000), and ‘An Artist’s America’ title page (2005)

Fall 2005

Made numerous “Artist Appearances/ Sir Real Juice Demos” where with the purchase of one bottle of juice customers could choose a limitedition MichaelAlbert print as a FREE gift. These demos took place at key accounts around the NY Metro area including Whole Foods (Edgewater, NJ, Red Bank, NJ, Madison, NJ, NYC (Union Square, Chelsea, and Columbus Circle), Greenwich, CT, and White Plains, NY, Jericho, L.I., NY) Fairway Market Uptown, several Kings Supermarkets, And Gourmet Garage.

October

Sir Real Organic Apple Cider back on store shelves, Sir Real Ruby Red Grapefruit (conventional) 32 & 16 oz introduced & 64 oz new label.

October 1

Artist Appearance & poster giveaway & signing ArtisZen Arts, New Hope, PA with James DelaVega.

October 18

Warren Hills High School, Warren New Jersey “Modern Pop Art Show” in the School library & “School Visit-Talk -Question & Answer” with 3 classes (240 students)

Late October

Hamilton School Greenwich, Connecticut. Led three After-School workshops with elementary school students (1st through 4th grades) per arrangement with the Greenwich Arts Council. (1+½ hours each)

November

Commissioned to create 4 artworks for Young & Rubicam Worldwide Advertsing Agency division, Brand Asset Valuator. (Words 15 X 20), Logos (etude 15 X 20), Faces (several 9 X 12 drawings), BAV (several small collages), and ‘Brand Asset Valuator’ Home Page for power point Presentation (8 X 10). 10K

New Limitedition print, “Portrait of An American Classic: Frosted Flakes #1 (3-30-96)”. Printed at Signmasters. Edition 2000.

ArtisZenArts arranges for Soho Tom’s River Gallery in Tom’s River, NJ to start carrying “ MA’s Modern Pop Art limitedition prints.

December

Sir Real Organic Orange Juice debuts at Roche Bros./Sudbury Farms Markets in Boston area. Sir Real Organic produce deal revived with Riviera Produce & East/West.

Commissioned by Steve Smith of Tazo Tea to create an original 20” X 30” collage for departing Tazo packaging designer, Steve Sandstrom. Entitled, “Whose dream was’t?”, it was finished late Dec. & Shipped to Portland, Oregon Dec 27. 2.5K

December 8

Gave out several hundred “I Am The Walrus” prints at the scene of the 25th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder outside the Dakota in NYC.

Modern Pop Art Show in front of Bed Bath & Beyond (6th Ave & 19th Street) before Christmas Holiday on streets of NYC. (3 times: 12/17, 12/18 & 12/24)The deal was: $20 posters, 1stone is FREE! (No purchase necessary!)

2006

early January

Completed “To Be or Not To Be” 32” X 40” ‘Epic’ Shakespeare Collage. This artwork took 6 months to complete!

Completed 20” X 30” original collage, “You Know What They Say (#2)”

January 14

First “Second Saturday” event in New HopePA Artist Appearance & poster giveaway/signing.

January 22

Artist Appearance at Kings Supermarket in Short HillsNJ

February

The Baum School of Art, AllentownPA Art Exhibition in the David E. Rodale Gallery February 17- March 3, 2006. Opening Feb 24, 2 Cerealism Workshops Feb 25 & 26. Started Macbeth inspired collage, “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow”, 20” X 30”.

February 28

‘From the Art of New York’ benefit at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan for the victims of Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans sponsored by NY-1 and founded by Stephanie Simon. Donated Flag (silkscreen edition of 49) printed in 2000 to the exhibition & auction as well as Sir Real juices.

March 5-6

NY Restaurant Show at the Javitz Center, NYC Displayed the Sir Real Organic Produce items & juices with Riviera Produce Co. Englewood, NJ

March 12

Artrageous Benefit for Edwin Gould Foundation. Modern Pop Art Show, Free Poster Giveaway and collage workshop with foster kids. Created “This Above All, to thine Own Self Be True”, completed the art in studio March 20.

March 17

Reading-Flemington Intermediate SchoolFlemingtonNJ Collage workshop & School visit with 5th & 6th graders with art teacher Laura McConnell.

March 25

Launch Sir Real Organic Grape Tomatoes

April

Printed limitedition print “To be Or Not To be”. Edition of 2000 with postcards.

April 14,15

Earth Fair: Vanderbilt Hall Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Exhibition, Workshop, Poster Giveaway

May 4

GreenwichCT Annual ‘Art to the Avenue’ event 2 exhibits:Cold Stone Creamery and Bruckner’s Good to go.

June

Museum Mile free poster giveaway

July

Exhibition & workshop at Mamaroneck Public Library—summer program

August 17

15 years of marriage anniversary

September

presented 5 original CSNY-inspired collages to Graham Nash after a show at Jones Beach, LI

October

finished MacBeth inspired collage 20” X 30”

“Tomorrow & tomorrow & tomorrow”Played the role of the Thane of Ross in the Backyard Birds Theatre Group’s performances of MacBeth Oct 21 & 28

October 14

turned 40 years old Birthday Party poster giveaway ‘Meet & Greet’ at ArtisZen Arts, New HopePA

Fall

new location for Modern Pop Art Show & poster giveaway at Whitney Museum of American Art.

Commissioned work, “One Small step for Man”

November

created new Skull T-shirt, “The Holy Hostess” on black as a gift for friends, associates & to try & sell

December

Introduce Sir Real in Whole Foods New England 20 locations—demo tour (first 2 locations: Hadley, MA & West hartfordCT)

Cosi in Larchmont NY One Man show, 14 artworks, a retrospective

One man show at DT/UT coffee bar & lounge owned by Robert Sternbach (who had a show in 1995 at his then restaurant Positively 104th Street on Broadway bet 104-105th Streets.) This Show continued through July 1 when DT/UT Closes after 13 years in business. Art gets caught up in Landlord battle.

Studio Coffee House 10th Avenue & 54th Street One Man art show, 28 works of art. On display through Feb 2007.

Window display of framed prints at Jimmy’s Art Gallery 79th Street & Amsterdam Ave. NYC Free poster giveaway with framing job.

2007-2009

December 23

Free poster giveaway in Union Square, NYC

Completed “The Ballad of Tony the Tiger” 20” X 30” original collage

January 2007

“An Artist's America ” completed & in design phase

January 17

Eleanor Roosevelt High School East 76th Street (First & York Ave) NYC. Exhibition of prints, student exhibition based on Albert's collage work, presentation to students & poster giveaway

January 24-26

Sir Real on Tour: Boston/Cambridge Juice tasting/poster giveaway events at 5 Whole Foods locations (Cambridge (Prospect), River Street, Charles River Plaza, Fresh Pond, Wellesley Hills)

February 1

Workshop/Assembly at Greenbrook Elementary School Kendall Park, NJ

Feb 14 –late May

Cosi Larchmont, NY changed the exhibition to Pop Cubism: 15 works of art

Feb 22-25

Sir Real on Tour Boston-Juice tasting & poster Giveaway events Whole Foods (Fresh Pond, Brighton, Bedford, Woburn, River Street (Cambridge), Framingham )

March

4 new smaller size prints (Red Apple Man, 1994 (3rdprinting), Lemon Man, 1995 (2nd printing), Puerto Rican Flag, 2007 and Skull, 2006)


Puerto Rican Flag, collage created in 2006, printed in 2007

Skull (Mortality), collage created in 2006, printed in 2007

March 10

Artrageous benefit for foster kids, Metropolitan Pavillion West 19th Street NYC (4th time)

March 19 - June 4

8 week After-school Art program with 10 students at Mamaroneck Avenue School included collage, Sir Real juice tasting, drawing, coloring, photo collage, and art discussion

April

Sir Real approved for Whole Foods Mid-Atlantic region 25 locations. Need to get into distribution UNFI

Earth Fair Grand Central events in Vanderbilt Hall,On Vanderbilt Ave. poster Sir Real Drawing and Coloring workshop, Modern Pop Art show of posters and free poster & postcard giveaway.

April

The Trove at the White Plains Public Library Collage Workshop and poster giveaway as part of theEarth day week celebrations

May

Sir Real introduces a fresh* Blood Orange Juice in a 32 oz bottle. *flash pasteurized/refrigerated.

May 23

Artrageous Gala event & art auction to benefit the Edwin Gould Services for Children & families 'All You Need is Love' collage sold for $2,250.00

June 10

Puerto Rican Day Parade, NYC photographed by Robin Tucker, gave out hundreds of the new Puerto Rican Flag collage prints at parade including to Ricky Martin, NY Governor Elliot Spitzer, and Edward Cardinal Egan, the Archbishop of New York who sent a Thank You note dated June 12.

Photos by Artist/Photographer Robin Tucker, June 2007.

June 12

Museum Mile : Made brief unofficial appearance near The Jewish Museum before the heavy rain came pouring down (and was asked to leave by the police!)

June 23-24

Modern Pop Art Show on the street SoHo , corner of Houston & Crosby Sts. Free Poster Giveaway.

July 6- late August

High Street Grill Restaurant Mt. Holly, NJ Modern Pop Art Show: 14 works of Art (A Retrospective) Worked with owner Nancy.

M. Albert in front of the White House Washington DC August 2007 August 2007 Washington DC

August 13-Sept 30 Exhibition of 14 original works of art at the Boston Children's Museum, Boston, Mass. Cereal box collage workshop on August 22nd. Working with Bridget Matros during Green Month (Aug) and Collage month (Sept)


August 22, 2007 Addressing a group at his exhibition

Leading a Collage workshop as part of BCM's "Green Month"

August 27 Cosi Mt.Kisco, NY Art Installation, 21 works of art


September 10 Cosi New Rochelle, NY Quaker Ridge Road 21 works of art

September 25 Montefiore Medical Center Bronx,NY Permanent Art Installation, 7 works of art including unique Coke/Diet Coke art work in reception area.

late September Completed new 20" X 30" collage, "The Preamble"

October Teaching various art classes in the fall at the Mamaroneck Avenue School & the Art Center of NJ in Summit,NJ

October 26 Assembly for "Make A Difference Day" Spoke to a group of over 200 eighth grade students & their teachers about the connection between Art & Recycling at the H.C. Chittenden School Armonk, NY

Fall Several Sunday afternoon appearances, Modern Pop Art Show & Free Poster Giveaway in
front of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC Oct-Dec

November Cosi Purchase Street Rye, New York 14 works of art
Cosi Livingston, NJ 7 works of art
Cosi Morristown, NJ 7 works of art

December completed 20" X 30" collage, "The First Day"
Cosi Darien, Connecticut 14 works of art
Cosi Greenwich, Connecticut 14 works of art
Cosi Stamford, CT High Ridge Rd 21 works of art
Cosi Stamford, CT Town Center Mall (10th location) 14 works of art
'Reduce Reuse Recycle' for Armonk/Byram Hills Schools 'Make A Difference' project

2008
mid- February 2008 "Animalism" print with postcards published edition of 1000.

January 2008

January 31 Greenwich Country Day School Greenwich, CT guest visitor for "Focus The Nation" Day. Assemblies & workshop. Created original collage for the school entitled, "Cognitio Ludus Mores".

March 9-11 NY Restaurant Show Javitz Center at Riviera Produce booth debuted new Sir Real canvas tarps, sampled juices, displayed new organic Produce line.

Pictured with Ben Friedman, President of Riviera Produce Englewood, NJ
showing the new Sir Real line of FARM FRESH PRODUCE

Produce News March 17 blurb about Sir Real, photograph with Ben Friedman, President of Riviera Produce

April 1 Chestnut Ridge Middle School Art Seminar for 14Art Teachers East Ramapo School District.

April 5 The Early Show Channel 2 CBS 10 second spot, spoke about Gettysburg Address

April 5,6 Wall Street Journal write up An Artist's America by Meghan

April 18, 19 Earth Fair 2008, Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Ave.

April Created original collage for Suburban carting Co. Briarcliff Manor, NY

April 26 Article in The Journal News Front Page Life & Style interview Linda Lombrosa

April 29, 2008 Lawrence High School guest speaker National Art Honor Society Inductee ceremony

April 29 'An Artist's America by Michael Albert' being published by Henry Holt & Co RELEASED!!



May 3rd The Trove at the White Plains Public Library Book Signing/Earth Day event.

May 10 Armonk Earth Day Fair & Sidewalk sale. Presented a new insulated canvas shopping bag featuring REDUCE REUSE & RECYCLE artwork created

May Blurb in North Castle Town Newsletter

May 29 Article by Linda Lombrosa from The Journal reprinted in White Plains EXPRESS front page (LoHud News)

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White Plains EXPRESS May 29, 2008   article(click to enlarge)

May 31 completed new 32" X 40" "Epic" work that took over 100 hours to complete,
"Map of the USA" (2008)

May 2008 "An Artist's America" featured in Children's Book of the Month Club catalog.

May 29,30 Quaker Ridge Elementary School International Art Festival, Assembly, collage workshop & creation of a 20" X 30" masterwork that took 30 hours to complete (12 hours at scool & 18 more hours at the studio) "Map of Westchester"

June 5 blurb in the New Canaan E*A*S*E page C3 Artist Brings Cerealism, Pop Artist to conduct Children's Collage workshop.

June 6 Article in the Scarsdale Inquirer (Scarsdale Schools) by Traci Dutton Ludwig, 'Snap! Crackle! And Pop! Art' "Artist Michael Albert takes Quaker Ridge to the Supermarket"

June 8 New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT Book signing & Collage workshop. Books provided by Elm Street Books. Created an original collage which was given to the library, worked with Rose Marie Zaharek

June 28 NY Book Fair Central Park, NYC

June 30 Mamaroneck Public Library Book signing & collage workshop event.

July        Article about Library event in Mamaroneck local newspaper

July 8,9,10 2008 The Strong National Museum of Play Rochester, NY Summer Programs
                           3 mornings of collage workshops, print exhibition & book signing

August 9 The Voracious Reader Bookstore Larchmont, NY Book signing event

September 7  Opening Iona College Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery New Rochelle
                     Group Show Combustion: Art The Ignites. NY Times listing exhibited 7 original works
                     of art

September 20, 2008 The Baum School of Art Allentown, PA Book Signing/ Collage Workshop
                               Moravian Book Store in Bethlehem, PA supplied the books

September 27, 2008 Sesame Reads Literacy Fair at P.S. 163 (97th Street & Amsterdam Ave) NYC
                                Collage Table, Gettysburg Address reciting, poster giveaway

September 28, 2008 The Boston Children's Museum Boston, Massachusettes Book Signing & Collage 
                                workshop, "Green" Programs.

early October    Opening One Man 2 month long Gallery Show at Palmer Art Larchmont, NY

October 3   Book event & Collage Workshop at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Square 66th & Broadway NYC

October 17   Opening Reception at Palmer Art Gallery Larchmont, NY

Pictured at the Palmer Art Gallery opening reception with the new "Map of Manhattan", 2008 
with art teacher Steve Chaz (on right)

 
October 20  Article in Produce news, "Sir Real puts 'Art' into State of the Art" by Joel Gebet p.58

late October Completed "Map of Manhattan" 32" X 40" Original Collage

November 2, 2008 CMOM Children's Museum of Manhattan West 83rd Street NYC
                            Author series Book signing & collage workshop
November 6  Original 20 X 30" Collage "Map of Westchester, 2008" presented at Quaker Ridge
                    Elementary School in Scarsdale, NY created May-June 2008
                    It is now on permanent display there.
December 11  F.I.T. NYC Guest artist, Collage workshop & Seminar in Barbara Wenz's Packaging &
                     Design class. Special Poster Lottery for all 25 students.

December 16   Fleetwood Elementary School Chestnut Ridge, NY Assembly for 250 Second & Third
                      Graders who all created collages in my style working with art teacher Mike Bader.

December 22 Rye Reading Room Rye, NY Book signing & Collage Workshop.

December 2008  Featured in Food Emporium's TASTE magazine page  "Gifted Artist"


This is the original cover art for Albert's book, "An Artist's America"

2009
JANUARY
January 17   McNally Jackson Bookstore  52 Prince Street NYC
                   "Saturday Storytime" collage workshop & booksigning

January 27       Sts. John & Paul Catholic School Weaver Street Larchmont, NY part 1 of 2 part Art
                        Program Assembly 1-3pm

FEBRUARY
Feb 6                St. John &: Paul Catholic School Larchmont, NY part 2 of 2 part Art
                         program--Collage Workshops with 13 Classes

February 10-11 Wampus Elementary School Armonk, NY 2 day artist visit workshop & exhibition

Feb 13  St John & Paul Catholic School Larchmont, NY completed school visit & art pieces for auction

Feb 14 creation of Heart, 2009 after having an epiphony at Sts. John & Paul School Larchmonmt, NY

February 17  Teen Workshop & Booksigning at the Rye Free Reading Room Rye, NY

Feb. 18         Larchmont Public Library Book event & Collage workshop Larchmont, NY

Feb 20         "Map of Manhattan, 2008"  Limitedition poster printed in edition of 3,000

Feb 26-
March 2        International Art Expo, Jacob K. Javitz Center, NYC First time taking a booth at this
                    Art Trade Show (Booth # 2614)


Feb 28         The Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America (Fairfield/Westchester Chapter) Gala
                    Fundraiser the Ritz White Plains, NY Cover art for their catalogue, creation of a
                    Limitedition Giclee print titled "Courage" (edition of 49) & donation of original art
                    created at the Gala event 7-11pm (faces drawing 16" X 20")for this cause.

March 3       White Plains Public Library Presentation to Westchester librarians

March 21     Delaware Township, NJ  ShopRite Art/Sir Real Juice Community Health event 
                   Sergeantsville, NJ  10am-2pm
 
March-April   Fairway Market Route 17North Fashion Mall Paramus, New Jersey  Painted a "Faces Mural" of 6 canvases 30" X 30" and 30" X 40"  mounted together by the checkout area of this, the highest volume food store in New Jersey. This mural took 5 weeks to complete.

March 28 NYPL Mott Haven Branch 321 East 140th Street  Bronx, NY Book event/Collage Workshop  2pm *This was the first in a series of Library visits made in Spring/Summer 2009

APRIL
April 1    Gershwin Hotel 7 East 27th Street  Two person exhibition in the lobby and 3rd Floor of
              this eclectic midtown hotel. Opening reception Wed April 15

April 3    Scarsdale Cabin, Scarsdale, NY 3rd Grade Brownie troop Girl Scouts Art Show featuring collages made in "the style of Michael Albert"  Reception 7:30-9pm  Attended this event with John  & Jane Albert (a Brownie).

April 11   NYPL Children's Center Main Branch Book event & Collage Workshop with Betsy Bird at 42nd St & 5th Ave NYC  3-4pm

April 15   Opening Reception Gershwin Hotel  NYC 2- person Art Show " Collages by Michael 
               Albert & Juan Carlos Pinta (collages made from Metro cards) 7-9pm
 
April 18    Bedford, NY Art Walk  11am-3pm Gave away posters in front of the Bedford Library.
                Met Ralph & Ricky Lauren.
 
April 20   Little Tor Elementary School, New City/Clarkstown, NY Artist visit to 4th & 5th Grade
                classes with Jennifer Bini Special Art & Poetry Workshop, 2- 1 hour sessions   9-11am
 
April 22    Whole Foods Ridgewood, NJ Earth day Sir Real Artist Appearance, Drawing workshop,
                 Juice sampling & poster giveaway. 3-4:30pm

April 23  US Dept. of Transportation Washington DC Sir Real Juice tasting, poster giveaway &
               artist appearance 11am-2pm Gave copy of "An Artist's America" to the Secretary of transportation Pat La Hood.

April 24,25  Earth Fair Grand Central Terminal  Annual 2-day environmental fair with Earth Day
                    New York --Sir Real Drawing Workshop, Modern Pop Art Show & Free poster
                    Giveaway 11am-5pm  worked with Pamela Lippe
 
April 26       Shoprite Rt. 31 Flemington, NJ Earth Day Artist Appearance, Juice Sampling,
                    Sir Real Drawing/Coloring workshop and Poster Giveaway with R.N.
                    Susan Lang-Saponara 11am-4pm  worked with Susan

April 29       NYPL Grand Concourse Bronx branch 155 East 173rd Street , Bx  "An Artist's
                    America" Book Event & Collage Workshop, 4pm
 
April 30     Whole Foods Ridgewood, NJ Sir Real juice Tasting & Artist appearance on
                 "Tasting Thursdays"! worked with Ellie Spray
MAY
May 1      Power of One day Crittenden Middle School Armonk, NY Zero Wast initiative
               presentation & art workshop with Diane Roth & Town Supervisor Reese Berman. Created  
               15" X 20" original Zero Waste collage for this environmental organization.
               
               Whole Foods Montclair, NJ Sir Real Juice sampling, Artist appearance & poster giveaway
                4-7pm
May 6     NYPL Hunts Point  877 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY Book event & Collage Workshop 4pm

May 8      Weekday Nursery School North Ave New Rochelle, NY celebration/presentation  "An American Pop Artist in our Midst"  9am  worked with Marie Inzinna

May 9     NYPL Countee Cullen Branch 104 West 136th St. NYC Book event & Collage Workshop 2pm

May 11    NYPL 67th Street Branch 328 East 67th Street Upper East Side, Manhattan, NYC       Book event & Collage Workshop 4pm

May 12    NYPL Jefferson Market Branch 425 Avenue of the Americas (9th Street) NYC Book event & Collage Workshop, 3:30pm

May 16     NYPL Edenwald Branch 1255 East 233rd Street Bronx, NY Book event & Collage Workshop, 2pm

May 19     Perelandra Natural Foods Remsen Street Brooklyn Heights, NY Sir Real Juice sampling & Artist appearance 11am-2pm worked with Adam

May 20     Whole Foods Market White Plains, NY Kids Tasting Fair: Art table & Sir Real juice sampling 8:30-11:30 am 

May 21      NYPL Throgs Neck Branch, Bronx, NY Book event & Collage Workshop, 3:30pm

May 22      The German School White Plains, NY Collage Workshop & Artist visit to 2nd Grade class with Rosita 9-11am  worked with Rosita Fugarino

JUNE
June 5       Delevan Elementary at Pioneer Central School Delevan, NY All Day Arts Festival, Modern Pop Art Exhibition, Cereal Box Collage workshop & Artist visit 8am-3:30pm worked with Elizabeth Harrison

                 Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library Delevan, NY "An Artist's America" Author visit/talk & book signing  4-5pm

June 8       NYPL Parkchester Branch NYC "An Artist's America" book event & Collage workshop 3:30pm

June 9       Museum Mile Festival, 5th Avenue @ approx. 91st street, NYC Mr. Albert gave
                 away 1,000 FREE Posters at this Annual Arts festival.  5-9pm

June 10       NYPL Eastchester Branch NYC 3:30pm  "An Artist's America" book event & collage workshop

June 13        Whole Foods Market White Plains, NY  Local tasting fair--sampled Sir Real juices & ran a drawing & coloring workshop in the cafe  10am-2pm worked with Doreen & Anna

June 14       Inwood Hill Park Nature Center Upper Manhattan Cereal box collage event & fundraiser with homeschool educators Elizabeth Mayer & Ray DeAngelis 4-7pm

June 15       NYPL Belmont Branch 610 East 186th Street Bronx, NY "An Artist's America" book event & collage workshop 4pm

June 17      Bedford Village Free Library Bedford, NY Summer Reading Kickoff--Family Pop Art Night "An Artist's America" Author visit, Modern Pop Art Show & collage workshop  7-9pm

June 18       NYPL Woodlawn Heights Branch 4355 Katonah Ave Bronx, NY "An Artist's America" book event & collage workshop  4pm

JULY
July 1           NYPL Grand Concourse Branch, Bronx, NY "An Artist's America" book event & collage workshop  3pm

July 3          Whole Foods Market Fresh Pond (Alewife Parkway) Boston, MA All Day Sir Real juice sampling & artist appearance/poster giveaway Noon-7pm  Worked with Dave in Produce

July 7          Rye Free Reading Room  Rye, NY Author/Artist visit & Collage workshop and Sir Real drawing workshop program "Get Creative at the library" 6pm  worked with Donna Harvey

July 8         Ossining Library  Ossining, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author event & workshop 2pm-4pm  worked with Marci & Sally 


July 9         Whole Foods Market Manhasset, Long Island, NY location Sir Real " Local Vendor" Artist appearnce & 
 juice sampling 11am-3pm  worked with Felice Kaufman

July 9          Ardsley Public Library Ardsley, NY (Westchester Cty) "An Artist's America" artist/author event & workshop 5pm  (85 kids) worked with Marianne & Angela

July 10         NYPL Kips Bay Manhattan Branch, 446 Third Ave  NYC  3:30pm "An Artist's America" book event & collage workshop  worked with Debbie

July 13    NYPL Mulberry Branch 10 Jersey Street , NYC "An Artist's America" book event & collage workshop 4pm Susie

July 14     Hendrick Hudson Free Library Montrose, NY  An Artist's America Author/Artist visit  created original bookmark like collage & photo collage of the unique building for the library as a gift

July 15     Tuckahoe Public Library "An Artist's America" 2 part collage workshop program Adult/Children worked with Ellen Tannenbaum 

July 16       NYPL Spuyten Duyvil Branch Riverdale, Bronx, NY An Artist's America" book event & collage workshop

July 22      NYPL Columbus Branch 10th Ave & 523nd Street NYC  An Artist's America book event & collage workshop program

July 23      Chappaqua Public Library Chappaqua, NY 2- part Artist/Author visit & workshops; Children & Teens with Zahra Baird

July 25       Greenwich Public Library Greenwich, CT 2 part Artist/Author visit & workshops Dierdre Sullivan

July 31         NYPL Bronx Library Center An Artist's America artist/author visit & collage workshop

August 6       NYPL Mott Haven branch Bronx, NY return visit--worked with Lauren

August 19      NYPL Van Cortland Branch Bronx, NY  An Artist's America artist/author visit & collage workshop program

August 29     Scarsdale Cabin Brownies & Girls Scout Pop Art Workshop event  Collage workshop & poster giveaway

September 2-November 2   Boston Children's Museum Boston, MA Group Exhibition "I See Trees"  5 original collages displayed: 4 "Brandscapes" & the famous poem "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree..." by Joyce Kilmer framed in Bob Mazzola's handmade wooden frame

September 9   "I See Trees" opening reception in Boston Children's Museum (worked with Chris DeAngelis, Bridget Matros, Gail Ringel)

September   created Bar Mitzvah invitation artwork for Jerome Garcia Friedman, son of friends Ben & Sharyn Friedman of Bedford, NY

September 12   Whole Foods Market Fresh Pond Cambridge, MA Sir Real artist visit & Sir Real juice tasting

September 13  Traveling Modern Pop Art Show & Free Poster Giveaway 3-7pm Brooklyn Heights

September 15   NY Times CityRoom Blog "That's One Big Map of M-A-N-H-A-T-T-A-N" by Jenny 8. Lee

September 27  WCBS AM radio 880 interviewed by Westchester based correspondent Catherine Cioffi at home/studio on Friday Sept 25--a short human interest segment about local artist mentioning cereal box collages & exhibits at 9 local Cosi restaurants. The segment was on the radio several times of the course of the day which was also the day the NY Yankees clinched their division and the game was played in it's entirety on this station

October 1-31 Scarsdale Public Library One Man Show & Book events 35 artworks exhibited

October 3  Eco-Fair at The Anderson School PS 334 NYC Columbus Ave & 77th Street-  short appearance until the rain came--collage workshop & poster giveaway

October 5  Long Island Children's Museum Uniondale, L.I.  Performers showcase for Nassau County Librarians 8am-Noon met many librarians & gave out many posters

October 7  D'Agostino Supermarket Lexington Ave & 76th Street NYC -Sir Real juice sampling & poster giveaway Noon-2pm

October 8 Scarsdale Public Library (Thurs) 4-5:30pm  Artist talk & exhibition walk through

October 10 Scarsdale Public Library Sat Open Reception & Collage workshops from 11am- 4pm.

October 22 The Woman's Club of White Plains Art Show- entered one artwork, "The First Day" 20 X 30 original collage

October       AOL corporation headquarters on Astor Place in NYC framing posters to display in their executive area (neighbor Ed Vizoskie connection), NY Law School on Worth Street NYC displaying MA art in newly renovated Teacher's Lounge and classrooms (met on street Sept 13), PVH fashion company displaying posters in their executive area (Signmasters/Sid Edwards- connection)

October 23  BOCES Technical High School Yorktown Heights, NY  -spoke to 2 classes of Adevertsing Art & Design students from numerous districts from 8am-10am about art, business & process. Worked with Sandra Garofalo.

October 24  Greenwich Country Day School  Greenwich, Ct  Collage workshop & Artist visit              5-6:30pm for their 350.org event

October 29  Freedom's Feast Dinner Plate art event with the Children's Museum of Manhattan --designed a plate to be displayed in November/December

November 5  Eleanor Roosevelt HS East 76th Street NYC  Artist visit/talk & workshop with art teacher Susan Ettinger (evening event)

November 13 Eleanor Roosevelt HS Artist talk & Collage workshops with several classes 11am- 1pm

November 17 Race Brook School Orange, CT Artist school visit & program 4th graders 8am-Noon

November 18 Brooklyn Public Library Main branch  10:30 am "An Artist's America" Book event --presentation to 50 Fifth graders from Park Slope. All got a copy the book, there was a raffle of a set of posters for the students & we discussed Art for 2 hours. Worked with Deloris McCullough

November 19-December 30  Matted LIC  One Man gallery show  4636 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City --Debuted "Greetings from Long Island City" artwork created for Matted LIC owners, David & Donna Drimer Opening reception Nov. 19  6-8pm--recital of The Gettysburg Address 7pm. Sold "Revolutionary idea" (Female Mt. Rushmore, created January 2009)

November 19 Recited The Gettysburg Address on WBAI 99.5 FM radio with Hugh Hamilton at 4:45pm

December 30   Katonah Public Library Katonah, NY "An Artist

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2010

January 2010

January 7  New York Public Library Westchester Square branch Glebe Ave.  Bronx, NY  "An Artist's America" artist/author visit & cereal box collage program (worked with Carmen)

January 12 Mount Tom Day School  New Rochelle, NY  Artist visit 12-2pm  Kindergartners who created 'Cerealism' after learning about it when reading 'An Artist's America'. 

January 13, 14 Wampus Elementary School Armonk, NY return visit. 2 day program with eleven Third grade classes created 15" X 20" collage-collaborations of their quotes about sustainability. Assembly & 6 workshops each day. 8 yr old Jane Albert accompanied me the 2nd day and spent most of the day with Sasha Davies (Albert's next door neighbor across the street) class 

January 15  Matted L.I.C.  Poetry reading 'Open Mike' with Mary & John at end of the 2 month-long exhibition. MA read 7 poems.

January 19-February 22  Mt. Pleasant Public Library Pleasantville, NY Modern Pop Art exhibition in glass case Originals & prints (Program Feb. 17)

January 23 Whole Foods Paramus, NJ  Sir Real artist appearance & juice sampling. Sir Real drawing workshop.

January 30   Burlington Public Library Burlington, CT "An Artist's America" artist/author visit & program  21 print exhibition (Laurie)

February

February  "Heart, 2009" on cover of Westchester Family magazine

February 4 Valhalla High School & Middle School Valhalla, NY  All day Artist visit, Modern Pop Art Show & program for both schools (Holly)

February 5   Mrs. Green's Natural Market  Katonah, NY  Sir Real artist appearance & juice sampling

February 8,9  Temple Israel White Plains, NY  after school program & Pop Art show (Nancy)

February  16 NYPL Kingsbridge branch Bronx, NY "An Artist's america" artist/author program

February 17 Mount Pleasant Library Pleasantville, NY  "An Artist's America" program & artshow

February 18 NYPL Riverdale branch Bronx, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author program

February 19 Brentwood Public Library Brentwood, L.I., NY "An Artist's America" program

February 20 Hendrick Hudson Free Library  Montrose, NY return visit  for  The Big Read: Tim O'Brian The Things They Carried" Memory Collage workshop 1-4pm

February 23 NYPL City Island, Bronx, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author visit

February 24 NYPL Castel Hill branch Bronx, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author program

February 25 NYPL Wakefield branch Bronx, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author program

February 27 Artist visit & creation of collage at the " "Caroline Danehy "Be Green" Bat Mitzvah Party" " Scarsdale, NY Noon-4pm

February-April  Creating Pop Art installation in the new Richard & Sharon Matasar Commons Teacher's Lounge for New York Law School  Worth Street Manhattan, NY (Harry Althaus)

March 2010

March 3-31 Morris County Public Library Pop Art Exhibition, New Jersey--program date March 7 (Princess Thomas) 

March 1 set up exhibition at Christina Mazzatelli Gallery Lawrence High School Lawrence, NY

March 6  Chappaqua Seven Bridges School Environmental Fair 9am-Noon

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NYPL Children's Center 42nd & 5th Ave. Main branch "An Artist's America" Pop Art  Experience 3-5pm

March 7 Morris County Public Library Artist/author visit & collage workshop afternoon program.  Worked with Ralph Brown (Art), Princess Thomas (Children's Librarian) and Lynn Olver (Director)

March 10 Lawrence High School Lawrence, Long Island, NY  All day Artist-in-residence visit with Middle School & High School students (Mrs. Fern Lambroza (Albert's 9th grade Art teacher), now retired & who happened to be substituting assisted!!)

March 13 Mamaroneck High School Art & Antique Fair 9am-3pm created original works & sold posters & books (worked with Susan Levine)

March 15   NYPL Aquilar branch 110th Street NYC "An Artist's America" artist/author program  

March 16   NYCHEA Homeschoolers "Art Fair" Meeting "Cereal Box Collage workshop" program at Church on West 86th Street NYC

March 17 Suffolk County Library performers Showcase Bellport, Long Island morning presentation &   NYPL Great Kills branch Staten Island, NY  afternoon artist/author program 4pm

March 18 NYPL West New Brighton branch  Staten Island, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author program

March 20 Quaker Ridge Elementary School Young Writer's Workshop--Collage program

March 23 NYPL Tottenville branch Staten Island, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author program

APRIL 2010

April 6 North Merrick Public Library No. Merrick, Long Island - double program 3:30 - 8pm

April 9 YSS Spring Conference 1-hour Collage workshop & presentation to NY State Youth Services Librarians 3-4pm

April 10 Empire State Book Fair Albany, NY featured guest--running a cereal box collage workshop for attendees

April 14 NYPL Baychester branch Bronx, NY return visit "An Artist's America" artist/author program

April 15 NYPL Harlem branch NYC "An Artist's America" artist/author program

April 17 The Trash Museum Hartford, CT Cereal Box Collage workshop & program

April 19  Westport Arts Center Westport, CT Pop Art workshop 10am- Noon  

            &  NYPL South Beach branch Staten Island, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author program 4pm

April 20  Brooks Memorial Library Brattleboro, VT artist/author visit & program (first artist visit to Vermont!) Plus article in local paper.

April 23,24 Earth Fair Grand Central Station NYC Pop Art making station & poster giveaway

April 25  Scarsdale High School District International Fair (USA) Noon-3pm

April 28 Yonkers Grinton I. Will Public Library Modern Pop Art Experience & workshops. 4-6pm Diane McCrink

April 29   Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza Artist/author presentation to 5th graders (Paquita Campoverde)

              & NYPL Webster branch York Ave NYC "An Artist's America" artist/author program

MAY 2010

May 1 Philadelphia Central Library Philadelphia, PA Modern Pop Art experience program

May4 NYPL Tompkins Square branch NYC "An Artist's America" artist/author program

May 6 NYPL New Dorp branch Staten Island, NY "An Artist's America" artist/author program (Barbara Grace)

May 10 NYPL Hamilton Fish Park East Houston Street NYC branch "An Artist's America" artist/author program

May 11 Connecticut Library Consortium Performers Showcase Waterford Public Library Waterford, CT 1:30 presentation (worked with Deb Zulick)

May 15  Darien Library, CT Modern Pop Art Experience (Claire Moore) 

May 18 NYPL Jefferson Market branch Ave. of The Americas & 10th Street NYC "An Artist's America" artist/author program

May 20,24,25, 27 Buchanan-Verplank Elementary School --Assemblies & Art Workshops 3 1/2 days (worked with Kathy Irwin)

May 28 Greenville Elementary School Edgemont, NY  Artist/author/ Business Owner Visit & Talk at Career Day 9am-Noon  

JUNE 2010  

June  Press articles in Litchfield County Times by Daniela Forte "Pop Art Revivalist" (monthly)

and Connecticut Magazine "CT Map" by MA used full color in the monthly calendar section

June 1 Queens Public Library Workshop for Teen Librarians Flushing Central Library 9:30am-Noon (Vikki Terrile)  and

Woodbury Public Library Woodbury, CT  Modern Pop Art Experience & program 5-7pm (Marla Martin)

June 8 (Tuesday) Museum Mile NYC 93rd Street & Fifth Ave 1,000 FREE POSTER GIVEAWAY

June 9 Queens Public Library Flushing Central branch Flushing, NY Teen workshop program 4pm

June 10 NYPL Summer Reading Kick Off Bronx Library Center Bronx, NY 12-2:30pm

June 17  NYPL Soundview branch 660 Soundview Ave Bronx  4-5pm

June 18-July 30  Exhibition at Riverdale Public Library Riverdale, New Jersey  14 works of art

June 18  Keene Public Library Keene, New Hampshire Artist/author visit & program for Families Summer Kick Off 4-7pm (Gail)

June 19  Two Sir Real Juice samplings: River Bend Market Townshend, Vermont 11am-1pm

and Brattleboro Food Co-op Brattleboro, VT 2-4:30pm

June 21  NYPL Countee Cullen branch Harlem NYC  Artist/author visit for summer kick off 4-5pm  

June 29 Garden City Public Library Garden City Nassau County, Long Island, NY 1:15-2pm, 2:15-3pm  (Barbara Grace)

June 30-July 30 Southington Public Library, Southington, CT  Modern Pop Art Exhibition (program July 14)

JULY 2010

July 1-31 Port Washington Public Library Port Washington, NY  One Man month-long Modern Pop Art exhibition

July 1  Farmingdale Library Farmingdale, Long Island, New York 6:30-8:30pm (Christa)

July 6  Riverdale Public Library Riverdale, NJ Artist/author program  4-7pm (Rosemary)

July 7  Two programs!!

NYPL St. George branch Staten island, NY 2-3pm 

and Southold Public Library Southold, Long Island, NY 6:30-8:30pm

July 8 East Islip Public Library East Islip Long Island, NY 5-8pm (Andrea) 

July 12 Patchogue-Medford Library  Long Island, NY 6:30-8:30 pm (Jane Drake)

July 13 Rockville Centre Public Library Rockville Centre, Long Island NY  Artist/Author visit

July 14 Southington Public Library Artist/author program Southington, CT  

July 16,17 Chicago, Illinois  Artist/author visits to 4 Libraries Albany park, McKinley park, Portage-Cragin, and Brainerd

July 19  Sidney Public Library Workshop for Librarians 10 am-Noon

and

South New Berlin Public Library, So. New Berlin, NY Artist/author visit & program 5-7pm

July 20 Caledonia recreation Summer Camp Caledonia, NY Pop Art Program 10 am-Noon

and

The Strong National Museum of Play Rochester, NY Afternoon RETURN VISIT Pop Art Collage Workshop & Book signing (Sara Boettrich) 2-5pm

July 21 Three library visits in Wyoming County, NY in one day: 

Arcade Public Library 10am-Noon

Attica (Stevens Memorial Library) 1:30-3:30pm  

& Silver Springs (Gainesville) 5-7pm !

July 22  Three Artist/author programs in the Syracuse area: 

Liverpool Public Library Liverpool, NY  10am-Noon

Tully Public Library Tully, NY 1:30-3:30pm 

and  

Baldwinsville Public Library Baldwinsville, NY Artist/author visit & program 6:30-8:30pm

July 23 Two programs in the Schenectady area: Duane branch (Kaela) & Scotia branch

July 26 (Monday) Library of the Chathams Chatham, New Jersey  Artist/author visit & program

and

Madison Public Library Madison, NJ Artist/author visit & program

July 27 Lakeview Public Library Long Island, NY Artist/author visit for Families 2-5pm

and Lynbrook Public Library Lynbrook, Long Island, NY Artist/author program  (Renee)

July 28 Bergenfeld Public Library  Bergenfeld, New Jersey (Louise) 1-2pm, 2-4pm

and

Manhasset Long Island, NY  Artist/author visit & program (Pat Roos) 6:30-8:30pm 

July 29 Port Washington Public Library Port Washington, Long Island, NY  "An Artist's America" artist/author program double program  4-9pm

July 30 Noah Webster Library West Hartford, CT "An Artist's America" Artist/author visit & program (AnnMarie Naples)  Take down Southington, CT exhibition--set up Woodbridge, CT

AUGUST 2010

August 1-31 Woodbridge Public Library Woodbridge, CT Modern Pop Art Show & program Aug 4

August 3 Emma S. Clark Library Setauket, Long Island, NY Artist/author visit-program (Marge, Nanette)

August 4 Woodbridge Public Library Woodbridge, CT  Opening Reception & Cereal Box Collage workshop program

August 5 Half Hollow Hills Public Library Dix Hills, NY Artist/author program

and

Northport Public Library Northport, Long Island, NY Artist/author program (Lisa Kropp)

August 10 East Rockaway Public Library Nassau County, Long Island, NY 7-9pm (Betty Charvat)

August 11 Eastchester Public Library Eastchester, NY Artist/author visit & program (Theresa Chang) 7-9pm

August 12 River Edge Public Library River Edge, NJ (Laura) artist'author visit-program 

August 26 East Meadow Public Library East Meadow, Long Island, NY 11am-2pm

August 30 Library of the Chathams, New Jersey Closing event & workshop

SEPTEMBER 2010

Sept-Nov High Line Gallery West 20th Street 10th Avenue installation of 14 Sintragraphs 40" X 60" prints on new outdoor sign material (Ilana Appleby)

M.A. at High Line Gallery Fall 2010

September/October Huntington Station Public Library Huntington Station Long Island Modern Pop Art Show- 14 works of art & artist/author program 

September 13-21 "Jonas" Artist-in Residence at 13 Elementary Schools in Dalton, Georgia  with additional programs in the area sponsored by the Creative Arts Guild (Renee Rector) and Peggy Jonas.  Schools visited: Varnell, Eastside, Tunnel Hill, Pleasant Valley, Valley Point, Dawnville, Dug Gap, Westside, Cohutta, Rocky Face, Antioch, 

Stayed in Jonas Farm House in Eton, GA

September 13 Atlanta-Fulton Library system Roswell branch 4:30-6:30pm (Ginny)

September 14  Two Elementary school programs Whitfield County

September 15 Two Elementray School programs in Whitfield County, GA

and

Atlanta Fulton Library Sandy Springs branch Artist/author program (Shannon Duffy) 4:30-7:30pm

September 16 The Daily Citizen Dalton, GA front page article about my visit to Whitfield County

                            Two Elementary School Programs in Whitfield County, GA

                            Family Night at Tunnel Hill Elementary School (presentation to over 300 people with family Collage workshop)  6:30-8:30pm (Jammie Brown)

September 17  Two Elementary Schools in Whitfield County, GA

September 18  Ocee Library in John Creek (Atlanta-Fulton Library system) Artist/author program 1-4pm Marcia Divack

September 19 Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga, TN 1-4pm Open Cereal box Collage workshop & Book signing (Liza Blair-Arts coordinator)  Interviewed at event for local TV

                            Article Q&A in The Sunday edition of the Journal News-Westchester & Rockland Counties (Shawn Cohen)

September 20  Two school programs and then......Atlanta-Fulton Library system SouthWest branch Artist/author visit 4:30-7:30pm  (Teffeny Edmondson)

September 21 Last 2 School workshops plus Tunnel Hill Elementary School Good-Bye Tea party with Jammie Brown

September 25-26  Armonk Art Fair  2-day art festival 10am-5pm  All day open collage workshop for families 

OCTOBER 2010

October 2 The Aldrich Museum Ridgefield, Connecticut   Artist visit & Collage workshop (Carolina Pedraza)  2-4pm

October 5  Dylan's Candy Bar book event, Etude collage (created in 2002) featured on page 15

October 8  "Little Baby Face"Art Retreat Workshop in Danbury, CT  7-11pm (Sallianne McClelland)

October 9  Westport Public Library Westport, CT  "An Artist's America" artist/author program

October 13 Rochester, NY Library Performer's Showcase Brighton Memorial Library (Tonia Burton)

October 15 First meeting with BJ's Wholesale Club Natick, MA for Sir Real juice

October 20  Bi-Cultural School Stamford, CT  creation of 3 collages (Map of Israel) with classes to be auctioned off at their fundraiser November 7 (went back & helped complete one of the 3 MAP OF ISRAEL collages Nov. 2)

October 25  First Meeting with Buyers at BJ's Wholesale for Sir Real Juice & possible other projects

November 2010

November

November 7, 2010 - January 3, 2011 Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT Art Exhibition in the Bruce Kershner Gallery with program

November 3- December 31, 2010 Exhibition at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library Woodmere, NY with program date Nov. 13 (Rick Fox (art), Diane Mason (program))

November 5   Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority Awards Dinner 6:30pm--created original collage for honoree "Freeholder Jack Schrier" commission (Penny Jones) received the "Thinking Out of the Box" award

November 8 West Ends Arts Long Beach, Long Island, NY Artist talk & presentation (Lisa Cangemi & Jenn Aly) evening program

November 9 Art opening Hewlett-Woodmere Library Modern Pop Art Retrospective: 28 Works of Art

November 12 Ramapo High School Spring Valley, NY   Full day Artist/author program with assembly & workshops (Sharman Kamen)

November 13 Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT Opening Reception for 2 man show in Kershner Gallery 5-7pm (Florence Zolan, Liz Tardif)

November 16 Hewlett-Woodmere programs Children 5-6pm, Teens 6:15-7:15pm (Diane Mason)

November 19  Two programs in NY State

                            Lincoln Elementary School Scotia Glenville, NY Half Day Assembly & Workshops

                            Return to South New Berlin Public Library South New Berlin, NY  Family Pop Art                                   program 4-7pm

November 20   Discovery Museum of the Southern Tier  Binghamton, NY Author event & Workshop (Donna) Author Artist event

November 23  New York Law School  event for professors & law students at site of new art installation - 8  40" X 60" Sintragraphs & some posters

DECEMBER

December 1-30 EXHIBITION East Meadow Public Library (Jude) (with program Dec. 30)

December 28  Three programs

                           Larchmont Public Library Larchmont, NY 10am-Noon

                           Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT  Artist/author Program 1-4pm

                           Freeport Public Library Freeport, Long Island, NY--evening

December 29  Two programs- "An Artist's America" Artist/author visit

                           Burlington Public Library Burlington, CT  1-3pm

                           Enfield Public Library Enfield, CT  7-9pm

December 30  East Meadow Public Library East Meadow, Long Island, NY Double program to                                      accompany the month long exhibition  10am-Noon (for Children) and 12:30-2:30                                  (Teens & Adults)

2011

January 2011

January 5 Whole Foods White Plains, NY Sir Real Artist Appearance, juice sampling & drawing  workshop

January 30 Completed "Letters" 32 X 40" collage construction featuring 49 hidden messages

February 2011

February 5  Roxbury Public Library Succasunna, NJ Artist/author program (Lia Carruthers) afternoon program

February 9 St. Joseph's College Patchogue, Long Island, NY Presentation & workshop for graduate students (Dr. Joan Silver) 6:15-8:15pm

February 20 Benefit event for Project Heal at The Hamlet, Jericho, NY (Liana Rosenman) Workshop with this group that helps people "Learn to Eat, Accept & Heal"

                       Backstage Buzz Radio Show 89.5 FM Albert Family Opera Chorus interview with EA, MA, Mary, John & Jane Albert (Dolly Curtis, Leo Meyer, Joe Kochiss) 10-11pm

February 26 Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Artist/author visit & program Haverstraw, Rockland County, NY 2-4pm (Cheryl Baker)

March 2011

March 2 Murray Avenue Elementary School 1/2 Day program including Assembly & workshops (Nancy Revich)

March 4 Middle Country Public Library Centereach, Long Island, NY (Deborah) artist/author visit & program for Teens & Tweens 6-8pm

March 7 NYPL Great Kills Branch Staten Island, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

March 10 NYPL New Dorp Branch Staten Island, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

March 14, 15, 16 Virginia Road School North White Plains-Valhala, NY 3-day school visit including Assemblies & Workshops for K-2nd grade (Sarah Elliot)

March 17  Shipley Middle School Bryn Mawr, PA  1/2 Day School visit to my cousin Max Keiser's school--includes assembly & workshops

March 18 Wampus Elementary School   special morning visit & collage workshop with Mrs. Sasha Davies' 3rd Grade Class

March 22 NYPL Chatham Square branch East Broadway NY, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

March 24 NYPL Clason's Point branch  Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 3:30-4:30pm

March 26 Scarsdale Middle School YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP 1/2 Day program

April 2011

April 2-29 EXHIBITION Long Beach Public Library Long Beach, Long Island, NY 14 works of art in conjunction with programs for Library & Long Beach Arts League (April 6)

April 6    Long Beach Public Library Art program for Children 4-6pm  and 

                 Long Beach Arts League Artist presentation 7:30pm (Betty Barto)

April 7 NYPL South Beach branch Staten Island, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

April 9 Chappaqua GREEN Fair at the Bell School Chappaqua, NY Artist visit & art workshop 11am-3pm

April 12 Half Hollow Hills High School Dix Hills, NY Guest Speaker at National Arts Honor Society Induction ceremony (Denise Corazon) 7-8pm

April 13 NYPL Hamilton Grange branch 503 West 145th Street NY, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

April 14 West Hempstead Public Library West Hempstead, Long Island, NY  Artist/author program for 4th grade & older (Shireen Abed) 7-9pm

April 16 Long Valley Township Public Library Gillette, NJ Artist/author program for the community 2-4pm (Meredith McGuire)

April 17 Earth Day Westchester Kensico Dam Artist appearance & Sir Real Drawing Workshop 10am-4pm

April 18 NYPL Eastchester branch Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 3:30-4:30pm

April 20 Syosset Public Library Syosset, Long Island, NY Artist/author visit & program for Children 2-4pm (Sue Ann Reale)

April 22,23 Earth Day New York's Annual 2-day EARTH FAIR GRAND CENTRAL 10am-5pm  All Day Modern Pop Art Experience featuring Artist visit, Sir Real Coloring workshop and FREE poster giveaway

April 25 Merrick Public Library Merrick, Long Island, NY 2-4pm (Bonnie Markel) Artist/author visit & program for Children

April 26 White Plains City hall--Exhibition & Workshop program to create ECO-MAP with Middle & High School groups afternoon (Dennis Power)

April 27 NYPL Sedgwick branch Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 3:30-4:30pm

April 28 Uniondale Public Library Uniondale, Long Island, NY Artist/author visit & program 6:15-8:15 pm (Jackie Fitts)

April 30 White Plains Earth Week Celebration Mamaroneck Ave

MAY 2011

May 1 Larchmont/Mamaroneck Girl Scouts Mother/Daughter event at the  Larchmont Temple

May 2 Oakland Public Library Oakland, New Jersey (Debbie Pfeffer)

May 3 NYPL Port Richmond branch Staten Island, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 3:30-4:30pm

May 4 NYPL Grand Concourse branch Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

May 5 NYPL Roosevelt Island branch Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

May 10 NYPL Jerome Park branch  Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

May 11 NYPL Van Cortland Park branch Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 3:30-4:30pm

May 12 NYPL Belmont branch Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

May 17 NYPL Seward park branch NY, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

May 19 NYPL Woodlawn branch Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

May 21 NYPL West New Brighton branch Staten Island, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

May 24 NYPL Tremont branch Bronx, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

May 25 NYPL Francis Martin branch NY, NY artist/author program "Make Art With Michael Albert" 4-5pm

Completed the original 32" X 32"  "Map of White Plains" collage at White Plains Studio

JUNE 2011

June 4 &  5   Art in the Park Two day Art Fair Heckscher Park Huntington, Long Island, NY

June 14        33rd Annual Museum Mile festival 

June 15     The New Vision Museum Elementary School Freeport, L.I. NY Discovery day

June 21       Different Directions "The Space" at CFAN  West 57th Street NYC  Open Collage workshop/fundraiser #3 for this Non profit Arts education organization

June 25    Morris County Public Library Summer Reading Kick-off Whippany, NJ (Princess Thomas) 1-4pm

June 26  EXHIBITION at Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY in the Youth Wing (27 glass display cases) with "21 Flag Salute" and "An Artist's America" retrospective exhibition ---through Sept 8 (Barbara Wing)

June 28  Opening Reception for Brooklyn Public Library 6-8pm

June 30    Ardsley Public Library Ardsley, NY (Susan, Angela) Pop Art program for families

JULY 2011

July 5-15 Summer Tour including visits to WV, Indiana and Western & Upstate NEW YORK

July 6   Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley Wheeling, West Virginia Pop Art Exhibition & All Day Open Collage workshop & meet the artist experience (Patricia Croft, Vera)

July 7  Kidscommons Columbus Community Children's Museum Columbus, Indiana (Diane Robbins)

July 8   Allen County Public Library Fort Wayne, Indiana  Artist/author visit & program (Becky White )

July 9  Muncie Children's Museum Muncie, Indiana  All Day Artist visit (Barbara)

July 11 Library programs in Livonia Public Library Livonia, NY (Pam Heller) 10 am-Noon  

             &          Ontario Public Library Ontario, NY (Nancy, Ann) 2-4pm 

July 12  Two library programs in One day....

                Clyde-Savannah, NY  2-4pm 

               &   Red Jacket (Shortsville), NY  6-8pm

July 13 Three Library programs in one day:

                Stevens Memorial Library Attica, NY (Nancy Burns) 

                Delevan-Yorkshire Library, NY (Gwen Bixby)

               &  Canandaigua, NY  for Teens (Jenny)

July 14 Three Libraries in One day, again!

                Broome County Public Library Binghamton, NY  (Sarah Reid) 10am-Noon

                William B. Ogden Free Library Walton, NY 2-4pm

                Sherburne Public Library Sherburne, NY 6-8pm (Cathy)

July 15    Two programs at Libraries in Schenectady, NY:  Central Library & Mont Pleasant Library

July 18     Brooklyn Public Library  10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY Artist visit & program for children & teens

July 19   White Plains Summer Camp Quarrapas program at White Plains High School 9am-3:30pm 5-1 hr workshops  and

                 Mahwah Public Library Mahwah, NJ Teen Program 6-8pm

July 28    Chappaqua Public Library Chappaqua, NY ("Z"-Teen Librarian) Summer program for Teens

AUGUST 2011

July 31-Aug 3  Common Ground Center Family Camp 4-day artist-in-residency Starksboro, Vermont

August 4   Sully Public Library Rochester, NY  10 am-Noon

                  Rochester Central library 2-4pm (Kathy Wolf)

                  Henrietta Public Library Rochester, NY 6-8pm (Ellen Xydias)

August 5   Return to South New Berlin Free Library So. New Berlin, NY --3rd visit! (Donna Henderson) Noon-2pm

August 6   Hyde Park Free Library Festival 10am-3pm  Hyde Park, NY (MaryEllen Kondysar)

August 10 Mahwah Public Library Mahwah, NJ Program for Families 4:15-6:15pm (Chris Wilson

August 13-19 Camp Common Ground Starksboro, VT Week long Artist in resident 

Rainbow (9), August 2011 MichaelAlbert

August 26 Brooklyn Public Library Greenpoint branch Brooklyn, NY Artist/author afternoon program

SEPTEMBER 2011

September 1    Artist visit & Collage workshop at F.I.T with Packaging Design students in New York City Barbara Wentz 2:10-5pm

Sept 12-16  return to Dalton, Georgia to work with 5 Middle Schools (4 classes per day)

Sept 13  Calhoun Gordon County Public Library Calhoun, Georgia Artist/Author visit evening program (Janice Burrell)

September 17-18 The Magic House Children's Museum St. Louis, MO  Two-day visit sponsored by Post Cereals (Julie Tubbs, Beth Fitzgerald)

Sept 19 St. Louis County Library Florrisant Valley branch--Art Exhibition & opening (Jennifer Richardson) Gallery Night

Sept 20-22 St. Louis County Library St. Louis, MO  Artist/author visit with multiple programs:Natural Bridge, Indian Point, Weber Rd, Rock Rd, Daniel Boone, and Florrisant Valley

Sept 21 TV appearance on Fox2 Morning News St. Louis, MO  4 minute segment about the library & museum programs in the St. Louis area