2018 was a busy year for E. Lee Wilson, Jr.! One of the three major events that occurred during this year was at the Sawmill Center, Maitland Exhibition (Summer, Fall 2018).
The Sawmill Center, a professional building in Maitland, Florida, invited Lee to come back in 2018 for a group public art exhibition. He had previously mounted a solo exhibition there in 2017, which filled all three floors of the building. The new 2018 exhibition began in June of 2018 and continued well into the spring of 2019. The entire third floor featured Lee's work!
Veteran NASA astronaut and accomplished artist Nicole Stott came to the opening of The Sawmill Center exhibition in June, and purchased one of his paintings, which he later delivered to her home (below).
Lee, Nicole Stott, and her husband Chris Stott, with "Cosmos: Voyager I Captures Pale Blue Dot". The painting features an actual meteorite fragment, painted pale blue and embedded into the artwork.
"Cosmos: Portals – Seven Views for Seven Sisters" which incorporates meteorite dust and diamond dust into the painting. 72"H x 39"V.
During an event at the Sawmill Center in October 2018, art collectors, Chris and Tracy decide to purchase "Cosmos: Loving Pluto". They have since added more Cosmos artwork to their growing collection.
Several more paintings were sold as a result of The Sawmill Center exhibition over the course of the show, including to some of the tenants in the building. Thank you to Susanne Sabbatino, the owner of Sawmill, for your patronage and support!
This is a past news archive of E. Lee Wilson, Jr. art events and exhibitions:
The Sawmill Center, in Maitland, Florida, is hosting a solo public art exhibition, featuring 44 of Lee's tropical and astronomy inspired original artworks. These works are being displayed throughout the public areas of the three story building, located at 711 North Orlando Avenue. The Sawmill Center's public hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. There will be various art events held during the exhibition. The exhibition runs from February 24 to June 30, 2017. Sponsored by Trevi International Design Center.
The Eastern Florida State Planetarium, in Cocoa, Florida, hosted a solo exhibition of 19 of Lee's astronomy-inspired artworks, "Visions of the Cosmos". The exhibition was on display from February 17, 2016 until Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. Sponsored by the Brevard Cultural Alliance. Official Press Release | Exhibition Docent Brochure
The Brevard Cultural Alliance has selected works from Lee's tropical nature series for a group exhibition at the Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida. The exhibition runs from September 30th, 2015 until January 29th, 2016.
Lee's painting Essence of Petrified Would is being exhibited in "Connections: Art Show", held at the Mary Campbell Fine Arts Center at Battle Ground Academy (BGA) in Franklin, Tennessee. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between BGA and the Arts Council of Williamson County, and runs from September 10th to November 11th, 2015.
The Brevard Cultural Alliance has selected works from Lee's newest Cosmos series for a group exhibition of space art at the Eastern Florida State Planetarium Gallery in Cocoa, Florida. The exhibition runs until October 15th, 2015.
The Sweet Art Gallery is now representing E. Lee Wilson, Jr. in Naples, Florida, located in the design district on Trade Center Way. The opening reception for an exhibition of twelve pieces of Lee's work occurred on April 1, 2015. The next artist reception for his work will be on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016.
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