ABOUT THE ARTIST

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PROFILE

Peter was born and raised in Frederick, Md., and wanted to be an artist from an early age.
He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md. where he received a bachelor’s degree in fine art. He also studied at the duCret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. under the tutelage of Peter Caras, a former student of Norman Rockwell.

 

Through the years, he worked in various fields of art such as greeting cards, caricatures, children’s books, computer graphics, and portraiture. For more than a decade he worked for the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark, N.J. as a graphic artist and illustrator, creating over 400 covers for the paper’s weekly “Scanner” TV guide.

 

“I hope I never forget how truly blessed I am to be able to create art. I pray that God keeps blessing me every day with a spirit of excellence and that I will constantly do His will through my art and in my life.”

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013   Eastern Monroe Public Library, Stroudsburg, Pa.

2013   The Stroud Room, Stroudsburg, Pa.

2012   Kathie’s Christmas Collectibles, Camp Hill, Pa.

2012   Many Faces, New Vox Gallery, Bethlehem, Pa.

2012   85th Celebration Faculty-Alumni Art Show, duCret School of Art, Plainfield, NJ

2007   The Weinberg Center, Frederick, MD

2007   The Many Faces of Peter Ambush, Morris County Library, Morristown, NJ

2006   The Many Faces of Peter Ambush, Studio 7, Bernardsville, NJ

2006   The Many Faces of Peter Ambush, Sussex-Wantage Library, Wantage, NJ

2006   The Many Faces of Peter Ambush, County College of Morris, Morristown, NJ

2006   Making Faces, Morris County Library, Morristown, NJ

2006   Through the Artist’s Eye, Community Theater, Morristown, NJ

2001   All mixed up, Swain Art Galleries, Plainfield, NJ

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022   International Guild of Realism 16th Annual Juried Exhibition, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2020   International Guild of Realism 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC

2019   International Guild of Realism 14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2011   Fantasy and Photography Show, Pocono Community Theater, East Stroudsburg, PA

2010   1199 SEIU Bread & Roses Cultural Project “Points of View” Show, New York, NY

2010   ARTSPACE Gallery Members’ June Show, Stroudsburg, PA

2010   Pocono Arts Council Members’ Show, Stroudsburg, PA

2010   18th Annual Art in the Atrium Exhibition Show, Morristown, NJ

2010   International Guild of Realism 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2009   Caras and Colleagues, Swain Art Galleries, Plainfield, NJ

2009   Exposure, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2009   The Morristown Neighborhood House Art Expo, Morristown, NJ

2009   18th Annual Friends Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2008   The Morristown Neighborhood House Art Expo, Morristown, NJ

2008   Pocono Arts Council Members’ Show, Stroudsburg, PA

2008   ARTSPACE Gallery Members’ Show, Stroudsburg, PA

2007   Caras and Colleagues, Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ

2007   The Illustrated Image, James Howe Gallery, Union, NJ

2006   14th Annual Art in the Atrium Exhibition Show, Morristown, NJ

 

EDUCATION

2002-2005   duCret School of Art, Continuing Studies

1983-1988   Maryland Institute College of Art, Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art

 

AWARDS

2010   Third Place in Mixed Media, Pocono Arts Council Members’ Show, Stroudsburg, PA

2009   Bronze Medal in Multicultural Picture Book, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Guild of Realism, Scottsdale, AZ

Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg, PA

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

• ACME Archives, Burbank, CA

• Andrew Solt Productions, Los Angeles, CA

• Artist-In-Residence Program, Pocono Mountain School District (2008-2009)

• Army-Times Publishing Company, Springfield, VA

• JUST US BOOKS, East Orange, NJ, 

   Illustrator on “One Million Men and Me” by Kelly Starling Lyons and “It’s Church Going Time” By Wade Hudson

• Merck-Medco, NJ

• Performing Stars of Marin, Marin, CA

• The Phoenix Project, Marin, CA

• Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN

• Review and Herald Publications Associations, Hagerstown, MD

• The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ

• The Washington Press, Florham Park, NJ

 

RADIO INTERVIEW

League of the Extraordinary (Dec. 1, 2009) with Dr. Candace Kelly, Rowen Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM

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