Awards/Press/Reviews



Associations and Awards

Garafola is a member of numerous art associations. He is a Life Member of the Art Students League of New York and Life Member of the Art Directors Club of New Jersey. In Florida he is a member of the Art Center of Manatee, Longboat Key; the Sarasota Art Center; the Portrait Society of Sarasota; and the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. In New Jersey he is a member of the Somerset Art Association; the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts in Summit; and the Westfield Art Association.


Awards
  • Contemporary Art Gallery Online, All Landscapes, Best in Show, Waterloo Village


  • Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, Portrait Competition

    • Honorable Mention, Henry Morrison Flagler

    • Honorable Mention, Gypsy Mirela

    • Honorable Mention, Jeannie & Goliath

  • Society of Portrait Artists Foundation, the International Portrait Arts Festival held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Certificate of Excellence, Atsuko Kubota (Japanese Girl)


  • Mountain Art Show, Bernardsville, NJ,Award of Excellence, Atsuko Kubota (Japanese Girl)


  • Somerset Art Association, Somerset, NJ, Best in Show, Atsuko Kubota (Japanese Girl)


  • Somerset Art Association, Somerset, NJ, Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, Atsuko Kubota (Japanese Girl)


  • Anna Maria Art League Gallery, Anna Maria Island, FL, 1st Place, Flamingo Dancer


  • New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, Marion Anderson Memorial Award for Portraiture, Carolann


  • New Jersey Center of Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, Award of Excellence, Bill, Guitar Player


  • Sarasota Portrait Society, Sarasota, FL, 1st Place, Ralph Garafola, Self Portrait


  • Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ, Award of Excellence, Bobby and his dog Butchie


  • Art Center of Manatee, Manatee, FL

    • 1st Place, Carnevale de Venezia

    • 1st Place, Twelve Meter Racing

    • 2nd Place, The Golden Ballet Shoes

  • Art & Frame, Sarasota, FL, 1st Place, Bridge Street Pier at Sunrise


  • Les Malamut Gallery, Union, NJ, Honorable Mention, Venice Gondola


  • Longboat Key Center for the Arts (Div. of Ringling College), Longboat Key, FL

    • 1st Place, Tourist in the Ringling Museum

    • 1st Place, Kubuki Courtesan

    • 1st Place, Memories of a Geisha

  • Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ, 2nd Place, Au Lapin Agile (Dancing Rabbit) Cabaret, Montmartre


  • Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ, Gamblin "Artists Oil Color" Award, Waterloo Village


  • Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota, FL, 1st Place, Painting onThe Left Bank, Paris


  • Westfield Art Association, Westfield, NJ

    • Award of Excellence, The Clammer

    • Award of Excellence, Brown's Head Light

  • Art Directors Club of New Jersey, Kearny, NJ, Gold Medal, Special Honor-Service Award, RalphGarafola


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Press
The Portrait Signature Journal of the American Society of Portrait Artists

Art Center of Manatee, Manatee County, FL

Westfield Ledger/Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times, Arts & Entertainment

b.savvy Magazine, featured in "Artisans in Business"

Featured in: Portrait Signature-Journal of the American Society of Portrait Artists, Forbes/Journal Newspaper,
New Jersey Savvy Living Magazine, The Star Ledger, Warren Business and Professional Newspaper, Asbury Park Press, The Warren Historical Society Newsletter, Long Island Power and Sail Magazine, Sino Monthly Magazine and many other publications.

Homebuyers Shopping Channel featured a show held at Automatic Data Processing Headquarters, Roseland, NJ.


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