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Before the Bell - Julie snyderOctober 2011

Boxing Painting by Julie Snyder Hangs in National Art Museum of Sport Exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS—Seeking the Target, a boxing painting by fine artist Julie Snyder, was selected by a jury for inclusion in the 2nd Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport show. The exhibit is hanging at the National Art Museum of Sport, on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

 

 


 

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October 2011

Boxing Painting by Julie Snyder Hangs in National Art Museum of Sport Exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS—Seeking the Target, a boxing painting by fine artist Julie Snyder, was selected by a jury for inclusion in the 2nd Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport show. The exhibit is hanging at the National Art Museum of Sport, on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport fine art exhibit supports the Museumís two-pronged mission to encourage sports artists to create sport-related art and also to collect, preserve and share the best examples of sport art it can acquire.

This exhibit currently includes 59 stellar works of sports related art; paintings, sculptures and photographs. The 4-month show will run until February 29, 2012. Artwork was selected from over 300 entries, representing artists from 44 states and 9 different countries.

The subject of Snyderís painting, Seeking the Target, is a boxer focused on an unseen competitor in a moment before blows are exchanged. The artist placed the fighter emerging from the shadows, glove at chin, making eye-to-eye contact with the observer, placing the viewer in the opponentís position. Scottish-born artist, Julie Snyder, a California resident, draws inspiration from athletes as painting subjects admiring their form and physical attributes. Although she paints obviously toned and defined muscle; it is the focus and intention of the competitive sports figure that she finds most compelling and deserving of portrayal. Last year Snyder was honored to have another of her boxing paintings Before the Bell hang at the museumís show.

 
"In over 50 years of existence, NAMOS (National Art Museum of Sport)National Art Museum of Sport  has... collected more than 800 pieces showcasing the heroes and heroines of basketball, boxing, baseball, golf and tennis-over 40 sports in all.  ...This collection evokes the excitement and variety of a sporting life..." 

The late Germain G. Glidden, a portrait artist and national squash champion, founded the National Art Museum of Sport in 1959 in New York City. Indiana University-Purdue, Indianapolis has been home to the museum since 1994 and holds one of the nationís largest collections of art depicting sport. Over 40 sports are represented in the over 900 paintings, sculptures and works on paper in the collection. Among the artists in the collection are Ogden Pliessner, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, Joe Brown, Ray Ellis, James Fiorentino and Alfred Boucher.

The National Art Museum of Sport at 850 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, is open free to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. week days. For group tours and weekend hours, call 317.274.3627 or e-mail ecvarner@iupui.edu; more information at www.namos.iupui.edu.

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Detail from Seeking the Target



Artist Julie Snyder at work in the studio



December 2010

Before the Bell - Julie snyderJulie Snyder Painting Chosen for National Art Museum of Sport Inaugural Commitment to Excellence Exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS—
Before the Bell, a painting by Julie Snyder, a fine artist based in Tujunga, California, has been selected by a jury for inclusion in the Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport exhibit at the National Art Museum of Sport at University Place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

 


Press release in full below

December 2010

Julie Snyder Painting Chosen for National Art Museum of Sport Exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS— Before the Bell, a painting by Julie Snyder, a fine artist based in Tujunga, California, has been selected by a jury for inclusion in the Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport exhibit at the National Art Museum of Sport at University Place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The exhibit, which includes 50 sport paintings, sculptures and photographs, will run until April 20, 2011. They were selected in a global competition for sports artists conducted by the Museum. There were entries from over twenty-six states and six countries with more than fifty-seven sports or sports related subjects represented.

In Before the Bell, a boxer is focused on the round and his opponent before the fight begins. Scottish-born Julie Snyder considers athletes her muse. Both artists and athletes admire those who master the body’s structure as they seek to win. Although she shows the form toned and disciplined when she paints, it is the focus and intention of the competitive sports figure that is most compelling to her. 

Founded in 1959 in New York City by the late Germain G. Glidden, a portrait artist and national squash champion, the National Art Museum of Sport holds one of the nation’s largest collections of art depicting sport. Over 40 sports are represented in the over 900 paintings, sculptures and works on paper in the collection. Among the artists in the collection are Ogden Pliessner, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, Joe Brown, Ray Ellis, James Fiorentino and Alfred Boucher.

The Museum’s first home was in Madison Square Garden in New York. It has been in Indianapolis, “Amateur Sport Capital of the World,” since 1990.

The Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport fine art competition and exhibit support the Museum’s two-pronged mission to encourage sports artists in their efforts to create sport art and to collect, preserve and share the best examples of sports art it can acquire.

The National Art Museum of Sport at 850 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, is open free to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. week days. For group tours and weekend hours, call 317.274.3627 or e-mail ecvarner@iupui.edu; more information at www.namos.iupui.edu.

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