Neal McDannel

My Bio

Influences: There are a few. I really Like Alice Neel and Alex Katz. Edward Hopper made work that touched me on an emotional level while Wayne Theibaud's landscapes are extremely aesthetically pleasing along with his masterful use of color. I would also like to acknowledge my family who has been a real inspiration and very supportive in the creative process.

M.F.A.,  Printmaking, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991. 

                 Minor concentrations: Drawing and Art History.
B.F.A.,   Printmaking, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, 1989.
                 Minor concentrations: Drawing, Art History and Papermaking.


  • 26 Aug 2013
  • 2nd, 2nd place award

    Dear Neal,

    Congratulations!  Our esteemed juror, Artist and Professor Kevin Stewart-Magee, has selected your artwork titled “#5 in the Highway to Heaven Series ” as the 2nd Place Winner of the 2013 Landscape Art Contest & Exhibit, an international juried art competition with submissions from emerging and established artists from around the world. You have been awarded $200 plus a 2 page spread in Artist Portfolio Magazine. 
    Your longstanding commitment and achievements in the arts as displayed in your art work make us feel honored to have you as a featured artist in a future issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine. Artist Portfolio Magazine averages over 35,000 unique readers per issue. To view the full art exhibit and for a full list of winners, please visit



    Ingrid M. Reeve
  • 10 Aug 2013
  • 2nd Place

    Congratulations Neal,


    You have been selected as the 2nd place winner of our "Open Theme" Juried Competition. Your prize is $300 cash. I will also need a write-up of you for the feature article. It can be a bio or anything you want to include. If you have a  website that you would like me to use, just send over a link.

    all the best,

    Joe Barrouk, A Singular Creation Founder,

  • 16 Jun 2013
  • #1 - Paul

    2013      Won Editor’s Choice Award in the "Portraits V Art Contest ", an international juried art competition and exhibit. Receive a Full Page Feature in Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 11.

  • 16 Apr 2013
  • Exhibit

    2013    One person exhibition, August 22 -September 27 at the Wayne County Council of the Arts, Newark, NY.

  • 6 Jan 2013
  • #2 in the HHS and the Subway Scene


    2013    Valdosta National 2013 All-Media Juried Competition, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.  VSU Fine Art Gallery (two drawings accepted and won honorable mention).  
    2012      (October) One person exhibition, Equal=Grounds, Rochester, NY.