Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Passed Lots Sale

Selected unsold lots from our December 2010 Holiday Auction are now available for sale at the lowest possible selling prices. Lots will be posted online for 15 days. All lots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis for the listed prices... visit the website now!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cavalier Auctions Holiday Auction Now Open!


Bids will be accepted December 10th - 19th, 2010

A wonderful selection of paintings, sculptures, and photography in a variety of styles, sizes, and price points are offered in this sale.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa Clara by Cesar Santos

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to unveil at Red Dot Miami Cesar Santos’ most important work to date. His most recently completed painting, Santa Clara, is not only a feat of monumental beauty but a powerful statement about the future of the artist’s homeland, Cuba. Santa Clara, where the artist was born, was the location of a decisive battle in the Cuban Revolution of 1958. This battle played a key role in Castro’s victory and ultimately led to the establishment of his dictatorship.

Compositionally, the painting is arranged in a classical manner with seven figures in the foreground composing a triangle, the Cuban flag at its apex. The setting, however, is distinctly contemporary. The group of figures, dressed in contemporary clothing, spills out from the shadowy background onto an asphalt road, a white traffic arrow pointed to the right emphasizing the forward movement and the political inclination of the piece. The vividly lit sky and tumultuous clouds underscore the drama of the scene as the victorious flag bearer tramples over a fallen communist, denominated by the colors of his clothing. The flag bearer’s clothing echoes the colors of the Cuban flag and her gaze directs our attention to an unseen future, emphasizing her role as the leader or guide of the trampled and fallen Cuban people. One figure, supporting the base of the flag, joins her in looking toward the future. This is in fact Santos himself, hopeful for the future of the Cuban people.

With this painting Santos has established himself as one of the most important contemporary artists to come out of Cuba. Still early in his career as a professional artist, Santos has displayed a range not typical of artists his age. This painting, almost mural-like in scale, confirms his staying power and makes a decisive statement about who he is as an artist.

Please visit us at Red Dot Miami, taking place November 30 - December 5, at Booth C-102. Please visit the website for more information: Red Dot Miami

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Joel Carson Jones - Realism Award

Joel Carson Jones' painting "Topple" has just received the ACOPAL (America Chinese Oil Painting Artist League) Award from the Allied Artists of America exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York for the most realist painting.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fall Winter 2010 Catalog

To request a PDF or printed version, or for pricing and availability of the works pictured in the catalog please contact us at 203.869.3664 or Enjoy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut has recently acquired the bronze figure Hatti, by Gwen Marcus. Marcus is a critically acclaimed, award winning figurative sculptor working in bronze. Marcus's work is exhibited in museums and exclusive collections around the world.

Hatti stands 6 feet 3 inches tall, and she is mounted on a granite base.
Her larger than life presence will inspire the hundreds of daily visitors to the hospital's facilities. Her recent installation was recognized at the Hospital's Gala Ball on November 6th, 2010.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Debranne Cingari's latest mixed media work has won a 3rd Prize Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Work in the Salmagundi Club's Special President's "Collage & Mixed Media" Exhibition.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Coral Springs Museum Exhibition Update

We are pleased to announce the exhibition of works by Jim Rennert, Michael Kahn, and Nicholas Berger at the Coral Springs Museum of Art has been a wonderful success so far! Incorporated into the show are activities for children like walking a tightrope (reminiscent of Rennert's Walking the Tightrope) and an actual sail (recalling both Kahn and Berger's sailing works). Click on the slideshow above to view installation shots of the exhibit, which is on view through December 11th.

Visit the Coral Springs Museum website for more information:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stephen Pitliuk Takes on NYC

Stephen Pitliuk has just completed his latest series of work, this time taking aim at life in New York City. With characteristic humor and wit mixed with his keen sense of cultural relevance, Pitliuk has produced fifteen new works, most of which we will be exhibiting for the first time this weekend at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City. Pitliuk’s colorful irreverence and cultural commentary have made him a favorite of collectors both on and off the island of Nantucket, and we are excited to introduce his work to the great city of New York.

See his work this weekend at the Affordable Art Fair through October 3rd and subsequently at our Greenwich, CT gallery.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coral Springs Museum of Art

An Exhibition Featuring the Work of Jim Rennert, Michael Kahn, and Nicholas Berger
September 23-December 11
Opening Reception September 23, 6 to 8 pm

Cavalier Galleries is proud to announce the opening of an exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in Coral Springs, Florida showcasing the work of three gallery artists. We are delighted Jim Rennert, Michael Kahn, and Nicholas Berger were selected to represent the best in contemporary sculpture, photography and painting. The exhibition runs from September 23rd through December 11th. Please visit the Coral Springs Museum website for more information:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Upcoming Exhibition

September 3rd - 5th, 2010
34 Main Street, Nantucket, MA (upstairs gallery)

Opening Reception: Friday September 3
6 - 8PM with Donelan Family Wines
10pm Live Performance

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present "Wrecked," a solo exhibition of work by Leigh McCarthy. Inspired by summers spent on Nantucket, McCarthy's work evokes a yearning for the sublime. Presenting a constellation of stand-alone pieces, one can not help but have the sense of having stumbled across jetsam, haphazardly washed ashore; each fragment suggesting an unfathomable history, sea-battered, storm-tossed, a beauty that emerges only through trials untold.

Her photographs and prints, as is the case with all of McCarthy's work, display a refined aesthetic, and one that embraces the process of decaying pigments. McCarthy's pieces also explore negative space, suggesting that what is not there can be as evocative as what is: stories untold; disasters unrecorded; pitfalls unseen. Once called a "romantic conceptualist," McCarthy here explores one of the subjects closest to her heart: the tenderness of failure.

Leigh received her MFA from Goldsmiths College in London and currently lives and works in San Francisco. Group exhibitions and projects include Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance; the Getty Center, Los Angeles; L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London.

Click HERE to see the exhibition online.

Friday, August 13, 2010

National Sculpture Society

We are pleased to announce that Cavalier artist, Roger Reutimann was one of 16 sculptors to be elected as a member of the National Sculpture Society.

The National Sculpture Society (NSS) promotes excellence in sculpture inspired by the natural world. Its members create, interpret, exhibit, collect and support the evolving tradition in American sculpture. We are incredibly pleased that Reutimann was selected to be part of this prestigious organization.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upcoming Exhibition

Young Masters Exhibition
Sept 1-14, 2010
405 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present our Annual Young Masters exhibition featuring the works of Edward Minoff, Ted Polomis, Joel Carson Jones, Cesar Santos, Scott Waddell and Joshua LaRock.

These breakout talents are leaders in the New Realism movement. Many of them studied and now teach at the Water Street Atelier in New York City founded by Jacob Collins. Their maturity and painterly aptitude defy their age and have given new life to a traditional style of painting.

Joel Carson Jones is a wonderful example of this. At 35, his works are aggressively collected. He produces small trompe l’oeil paintings and still lifes with amazing detail and clarity. Jones brings a playfulness and creativity to his trompes by choosing objects that are relatable and often infused with memories like childhood toys or a fair ticket. His mastery of the subject though is what keeps collectors clamoring for more.

Edward Minoff teaches figure drawing and painting at the Water Street Atelier. Classically trained himself, he approaches his work with the study and dedication of a traditional artist. His motivation is to truly capture the elusive nature of motion, be it in waves crashing on a beach or the changing light of a sunset.

Cesar Santos is a relatively new artist at Cavalier, joining the gallery last December. Focusing on the figure, his paintings often draw reference from famous pieces and he incorporates them to
create a new and modernized works. Born in Cuban in 1982, he immigrated to the United States in 1995 and that is where he began to develop his artistic interests. After studying in Miami, he
went to Italy and trained at the Angel Academy of Art where he was introduced to classical painting techniques. His works are an interesting play between realism and the philosophical principles of modernism.

Scott Waddell and Joshua LaRock also teach at the Atelier. Both have had great success as figure painters and both bring a unique perspective to their work. Waddell’s large-scale paintings are cinematic in feeling—the viewer feels as though he has stumbled into the climax of a narrative and is immediately drawn into the work.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Think Big in NYC

Jim Rennert's monumental sculpture Think Big ed. 2/3 has found a permanent home on a picturesque New York city balcony. The skyscrapers and city sounds add the perfect backdrop to the piece.

Jim Rennert will be in Nantucket for the month of August if you would like to meet the artist on island, please contact the Nantucket gallery for his schedule. 508.325.4405

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Cavalier Galleries is pleased to be exhibiting at this years ArtHamptons art fair, one of the highlight of the Hampton summer season.

The fair this year has moved 2 blocks west to Sayre Park’s 5 bucolic acres. The site is located between Bridgehampton Commons and the Hamptons Classic field, just 1 block north of Montauk Highway on Snake Hollow Rd.

The fair is open the following days:

Friday, July 9, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, July 10, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, July 11, 11am - 6pm

Thursday, July 8, 6pm - 9pm
(ticket purchase required for opening preview party)
Opening Preview Party benefiting LongHouse Reserve

Throughout the fair, there are many exciting events and parties. If you would like complimentary tickets to any of the VIP parties or the fair itself, please contact us at the Greenwich Gallery and we would be happy to supply them.

Opening Preview Party benifiting LongHouse Reserver
The Hamptons art buying event of the year. Be among the first to view, reserve and buy from 80+ revered galleries. Sponsored by Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Magazine. Admission benefits East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Honoring excellence in the visual arts. The 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is painter and printmaker Donald Sultan. Recognizing his 30 remarkable years of combining simplified imagery and complex techniques in reinventing the still life.

YPO WPO Worldwide Art Collector's Conference
Get insider tips from the world's leading art experts. Each session is packed with practical advice and hard facts you need to know to effectively grow your collection. Designed for both advanced and new buyers. Limited seating - don't miss this rare opportunity to join this exclusive group.

Meet  The Authors
Topics eclectically range from Southampton's William Merritt Chase to 1970's NYC's graffiti artist, Crash, and everything in between. Meet the esteemed authors of the most popular art-oriented books on the market today. Featuring book signing and stirring author presentations.

ArtBrooklyn Pavilion
Step into this Pavilion to witness the very best in Brooklyn's emerging contemporary art movement. Explore the vibrancy of Brooklyn's burgeoning art scene. Presented by the Williamsburg Gallery Association.

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Website Launched

Cavalier Galleries is excited to announce the launch of the new gallery website.

The web address is still

We invite everyone to take a look at their convenience.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Artist Award

Nina Maguire has earned another award this week. We just learned she will receive the S. Magnet Knapp Award from the National Association of Woman Artists for her painting, New York City Winter of 1991, Study III 2009 acrylic on canvas 12 x 12 in. The exhibition will be on display at The National Arts Club in New York through June 27th.

Artist Award

Another award winning artist! We are so very proud to announce that Debranne Cingari received a Merit Award at the Salmagundi's Annual Photography and Graphics Exhibition for her photograph, The Bank Ed. 10 2009 photograph 24 x 36 inches.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Artist Award

Cavalier Galleries is proud to announce that Nina Maguire won the top award at this years National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Juried Show. The Robert Sanstrom Prize was presented last night to Nina and we are extremely thrilled for her and this wonderful accomplishment.

New York City July 4th 2008 acrylic on wood panel 24 x 24 in. was the piece that won her this auspicious prize.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Faraway Island Exhibition

June 17th-30th
Opening Reception June 18th from 6pm - 8pm
at our Nantucket Gallery

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present Faraway Island an exhibition celebrating the beauty and timelessness of Nantucket. Many local residences have a connection to Nantucket and this summer-time exhibition allows them to enjoy a flavor of the island.

The exhibition features works by Nantucket icon, Robert Stark. Other island artists include Jan Pawlowski, Louis Guarnaccia, and Stephen Pitliuk. Works by Frank Corso, Li Xiao, Lori Zummo, Marla Korr, Nicholas Berger, John Terelak, Michael Kahn, and Debranne Cingari will also be featured. Please join us opening night for a glass of Nantucket wine and take in the beautiful sites created by some of the island's most celebrated artists.

New Artist Awards

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to announce that Bruno Lucchesi will receive the National Sculpture Society's highest award, The Medal of Honor.

The gallery is also pleased to announce Roger Reutimann's awarding of the Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor for 2009.

The gallery is also pleased to announce the awarding of the 2009 Kathryn Thayer Hobson Memorial Award to Gwen Marcus.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

DANIEL E. GREENE Stroke of Genius

May 20th - June 14th, 2009
405 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present never-before exhibited paintings and pastels by the American Master, Daniel E. Greene, N.A. . The exhibition will be on view May 20th through June 14th at Cavalier Galleries, 405 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. STROKE OF GENIUS will feature recent works from his lauded Subway Series and Auction Series as well as still lifes and figure paintings.

As one of the leading artists working today, his paintings grace the walls of the White House, the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1983, Daniel was the first living artist inducted into the Pastel Hall of Fame and in 2003, the Pastel Society of the West Coast named Mr. Greene a Pastel Laureate. He has over 500 works in public and private collections and has won copious distinctions and awards. Truly a leader in his field, he has also received the venerable John Singer Sargent Award for his lifelong dedication to the achievement of excellence in portraiture.

Daniel will be at the artist reception on Thursday May 20th from 5-8pm. Please contact the gallery for the exhibition catalogue or additional information.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Website under construction

We are currently updating our website and apologize if service on it is inconsistent over the next week. If there is a particular artist or piece you are interested in, please feel free to call us at 203.869.3664 or email

For all news check back here and we look forward to launching our new and wonderfully improved website soon!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Artist

We are pleased to announce the addition of Carol Broman to our roster of exceptional artists. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Jacksonville University, Broman went on to study at such prestigious institutions as the Andreeva Portrait Academy in Stanta Fe, New Mexico, the Douglas Flynt Atelier in Fort Myers, Florida, and the Water Street Atelier in New York City. Now in Florida building her career as one of the most promising young realists working today, Broman has participated in exhibitions across the country and received many awards for her work.

To learn more about the artist and view additional images of her work, please visit our website at or contact us by phone or email at 203.869.3664 or

Friday, March 26, 2010

Upcoming Exhibition

April 9th - 21st
Opening Reception April 15th from 5pm - 7pm
at our Greenwich Gallery

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present Faraway Island an exhibition celebrating the beauty and timelessness of Nantucket. Many local residences have a connection to Nantucket and this spring-time exhibition allows them to enjoy a flavor of the island right here in Greenwich.

The exhibition features works by Nantucket icon, Robert Stark. Other island artists include Jan Pawlowski, Louis Guarnaccia, and Stephen Pitliuk. Works by Frank Corso, Li Xiao, Lori Zummo, Marla Korr, Nicholas Berger, John Terelak, Michael Kahn, and Debranne Cingari will also be featured. Please join us opening night for a glass of Nantucket wine and take in the beautiful sites of the island right here in Greenwich.

RSVP by clicking on the link under the event posting on the right (under the map) or by emailing us at