"The goal of my work is to find the moment in life that expresses most clearly an idea, subject or theme.  I feel that moment can be expressed strongly through realism.  Even though in order for a painting to work it has to have an under-current of abstract power; for that power keeps the painting fluid until that moment of emotion is right, and then I tighten up to lock the subject in."    Robert L. Tomlin

Robert Tomlin's work is to be displayed at an Art Show to be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from April 18th. 2007 through July 8th. 2007. Location: 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 313-494-5800

 

Date Description Shown Location
1973 One Man Show
Henry Ford High School
15 or more pieces shown

 

Detroit, Michigan
1974 Ford Motor Company's Art Show 1 piece 
shown

 

Dearborn, Michigan
1974-78 Student Shows Center of Creative Studies 1 or more pieces shown

 

Detroit, Michigan
1981 One Man Show  
Afro American Museum
12 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan

 

1982 Machinery Building Group Show 3 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan

 

1984 Michigan Annual Show 1 piece shown Mt. Clemens, Michigan

 

1985 One Man Show
Pontiac Art Center
34 pieces shown Pontiac, Michigan

 

1986 Group Show  First Independent Bank 3 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan

 

1986 Two Man Show
G. R. N'Namdi Gallery
13 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan

 

1987 Group Show
National Conference of Artists

 

1 piece shown Throughout Michigan
Detroit Public Schools Art Show 2 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan

 

1988 Touring Show
New Initiatives for the Arts

 

2 pieces shown Throughout Michigan
Group Show
Detroit Urban League National Conference

 

2 pieces shown Throughout Michigan
1989 Michigan Annual Show 2 pieces shown Mt. Clemens, Michigan
Touring Show
New Initiatives for the Arts

 

2 pieces shown Throughout Michigan
Group Show
Africentric
African American Art Exhibition

 

3 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan
Celebrate Michigan Artists
Paint Creek Center for the Arts

 

2 pieces show Rochester, Michigan
A Place in Time
Concerned Citizens for the Arts

 

1 piece shown Detroit, Michigan
1990 Touring Show
New Initiatives for the Arts

 

2 pieces shown Throughout Michigan
Realism Exhibit
Michigan Council for the Arts Gallery

 

4 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan
Two Man Show
A Study in Contrasts

 

44 pieces shown Mt. Clemens, Michigan
Black Art Exhibit
Detroit Edison

 

8 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan
Artist Market
All Media

 

1 piece shown Detroit, Michigan
5th Annual Black Fine Art Competition

 

5 pieces shown Kalamazoo, Michigan
1991 Blue Cross-Blue Shield Afro American Art Show

 

11 pieces shown Detroit, Michigan
Michigan Annual Show 1 piece shown Detroit, Michigan

 

Scarab Club Works on Paper Exhibition 1 piece shown Detroit, Michigan

 

6th Annual Black Fine Art Competition 2 pieces shown Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

1992 Touring Show
The Junior League of Michigan

 

1 piece shown Throughout Michigan
7th Annual Black Fine Arts Competition 2 pieces shown Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Michigan Annual Show 2 pieces shown Mt. Clemens, Michigan

 

1993 Battle Creek Annual Show 2 pieces shown Mt. Clemens, Michigan

 

1994 Atlanta/Piedmont Park Art Show 9 pieces shown Atlanta, Georgia

 

National Black Art Show of Atlanta 10 pieces shown Atlanta, Georgia

 

1995 Cherry Creek Art Show 10 pieces shown Denver, Colorado

 

Atlanta/Piedmont Park Art Show 8 pieces shown Atlanta, Georgia

 

1996 Chicago Tribute Art Show 10 pieces shown Chicago, Illinois

 

1997 1st Annual National Black fine Art Show 5 pieces shown New York, New York

 

1998 2nd Annual National Black Fine Art Show 6 pieces shown New York, New York

 

1998 Wilmer Jennings Gallery 25 pieces shown New York, New York

 

2001   Arts Club of Washington 23 pieces shown Washington, DC
         
2007  

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
 

  Detroit, Michigan
         
         

 


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