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Adriano Manocchia Named ISC-Audubon Official Conservation Artist
December 20, 2013

Ronald G. Dodson, Chairman of ISC-Audubon recently announced that Adriano Manocchia has been named the Official Conservation Artist of ISC-Audubon. Through this position with the not-for-profit ISC-Audubon, Manocchia will be working with the organization to generate awareness of the importance of conservation oriented landscape management at home, work and at play.

ISC-Audubon is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization committed to encouraging people to practice conservation and sustainability where they live, work and play. To learn more about this worthy organization visit their website at: http://www.isc-audubon.org/

As Official Conservation Artist, Manocchia will contribute through his art in raising awareness for the ISC-Audubon Conservation Landscapes for America Initiative, which is aimed at motivating people to become personally engaged in conservation and sustainability where they live, work, and play.

Southern Trout Magazine Feature
October 4, 2013

The October/November 2013 issue of Southern Trout Magazine features Adriano's work and a wonderful review of his book Water, Sky & Time. The online publication can be viewed at http://www.southerntrout.com/mag/files/assets/basic-html/index.html#page1 The feature was written by Loryn Patterson and you'll agree with us that she did an outstanding job. Don't miss reading the rest of the magazine, as it's filled with interesting articles and outstanding photography.

Feature in Trout-Fly-Fishing.com
June 17, 2013

Adriano Manocchia artwork has just been featured on Trout-Fly-Fishing.com, a wonderful website that angling enthusiasts will find extremely interesting. Created and maintained by Mel Hahn, this website is a treasure of information, stories and photos. To see the feature in its entirety please visit:

Fly Fishing Art by Adriano Manocchia

and while there, check the rest of the site. You will certainly enjoy it!!!!

"Letter From A Friend" featured in July issue of Gray's Sporting Journal
June 16, 2013

Adriano's painting "Letter From A Friend" is the perfect complement to the essay published in the July 2013 issue of Gray's Sporting Journal titled "July - A Fisherman's letter to his friend Chris D. and, really to all of us" written by author Todd Davis.

The nostalgic tones of both the painting and written words introduce the readers to another outstanding issue of this classic publication.

The superb oil painting "Fishing The Evening Light-Lamar" featured in the March/April 2013 issue of Gray's Sporting Journal
February 26, 2013

In this painting that measures 21"x36" Adriano has masterfully captured the grandiosity of a scene in which the angler is but a secondary element while the rich fall foliage and the sinuous Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park, noted for its trophy trout and for being the favorite destination of the Lamar Valley wolves pack, become the major subjects.

The image was chosen to illustrate an essay by Mark Kingwell and reproduced into a two-page spread.

Selection of Adriano's paintings at Trailside Galleries Wildlife Discovery Show
March 1, 2012

The Trailside Galleries Wildlife Discovery show in the Jackson, WY location, runs for the entire month of march and celebrates all things natural and wild with new works from many of the top wildlife painters in the country.

A new collection of Adriano's wildlife images were selected for this show including "Yellowstone Mist", a painting on canvas featuring an elk in a Yellowstone early morning scene.

Gray's Sporting Journal Features "Trying a New Pattern"
March 1, 2012

The March/April 2011 issue of Gray's Sporting Journal, featured an angling still life painting created by Adriano on the inside back cover of their excellent publication.

The original oil on panel, measures 10"x15" and is a splendid example of Adriano's unique nostalgic still life paintings.

Settlers West Galleries Features Adriano's work at the American Miniatures 2011 Show
February 12, 2011

"Almost The Season" a western still life painting measuring 12"x9" has been selected to participate to the invitational 2011 American Miniatures show at Settlers West Galleries in Tucson, AZ.

Adriano's Still Life Graces Cover of Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide
February 1, 2011

"A Time Before Catch and Release" is the angling still life selected for the February 2011 cover of Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. An old photo of a bygone era when keeping the catch was still the normal practice, inspired this painting.

A Visit To Silver Creek Featured in Gray Sporting Journal Expeditions and Guides 2011
January 1, 2011

Gray's Sporting Journal 2011 Expeditions & Guides Annual featured the painting by Adriano titled "A Visit To Silver Creek" in a two page spread for Western U.S. destinations.

This painting is one of the all-time favored by Adriano's art collectors and a very fine example of the artist's rendition of angling landscapes.

Miniature Sold at the Jackson Hole Art Auction
September 18, 2010

We are pleased to announce the fine sale results of a miniature oil by Adriano offered at the recent Jackson Hole Art Auction in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The auction, organized by Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery, took place on Saturday September 18th, 2010 at the Center for The Arts in Jackson, WY.

The small 9” x 14” still life scene, entitled Summer Memories – Upper Falls, Yellowstone, sold for $4,600.

It is the third year Adriano was invited to participate to this event in Jackson Hole. He now looks forward to another great auction in 2011.

"Sunrise On A Favorite Stream" in Gray's Sporting Journal
April 1, 2010

The April 2010 issue of Grays Sporting Journal has featured the oil painting "Sunrise on a Favorite Stream" on a two page-spread to illustrate an article by John Gierach. This very peaceful image can be viewed at pages 8 and 9 of the publication and depicts an angler in the early morning light.

2010 Invitational American Miniature Show at Settler West
February 13, 2010

"A Cowboy's Christmas" is the original painting by Adriano that will be offered at the 2010 annual American Miniature Show scheduled to open on February 13th at Settlers West Galleries located at 6420 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, Arizona. This oil on panel measures 9.5"x11" and is framed in a wood and gold custom-made frame. Information on this highly prestigious show now at its 28th edition, can be obtained by visiting the gallery website at www.settlerswest.com

Gray's Sporting Journal Features "Remembering A Trip Up North"
February 1, 2010

The February/March issue 2010 of Gray's Sporting Journal featured Adriano's still life painting "Remembering a Trip up North" on their back cover. It looks great! This painting on panel measuring 25.5"x23" was sold at last year's Coeur d'Alene Art auction in Reno, Nevada.

Adriano Inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
January 10, 2010

Adriano recently received the news that he was inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. The organization recognizes individuals and artists for their contribution, dedication and service to the fresh water sport fishing industry. He joins the likes of Ogden Pleisner and Chet Reneson. The Museum is located in Hayward, Wisconsin.

To learn more about this exceptional organization visit their website at:

www.freshwater-fishing.org

Jackson Hole Art Auction To Offer Adriano's Still Life
September 19, 2009

“Jackson Hole Art Auction, An Auction of Past and Present Masters of the American West” presented by Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery, will offer a painting by Adriano Manocchia titled “Memories of The Tetons”.

The auction will take place at the “Center for the Arts” will start at 1:00 pm MST (10:00 am Eastern time) at the Center for the Arts in Jackson WY. Information can be obtained by calling 866-549-9278 or logging on their website www.jacksonholeartauction.com. A vintage postcard found by the artist in an antique shop inspired this painting. In this oil on panel a well-used reel lays next to a loved book the angler has just put down. He re-reads a letter he received from a fiend. After taking out one of his reliable flies from the old leather fly wallet he rests them on the book and lets memories of a good day of fishing under the mountains’ shadows, come flooding back.

Adriano Travels to Yellowstone National Park
August 31, 2009

This year research trip bought Adriano once again to explore the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Two weeks of hiking and exploring has produced a library of images and sketches the artist will use as reference and transform into evocative paintings in his new gallery space located in a remodeled barn on his Cambridge property. The Park was magical as always and considering it was late July and early August the grass was green and the rivers in perfect condition. Adriano’s friend Rob Parker took time off to take him into the backcountry around Jackson Hole to fish in some of the most beautiful country imaginable. Adriano and his wife also met with Al and Mimi Jorges from Long Island (NY). Al and Mimi are clients and friends and together they enjoyed fishing in the Park.

Favorite Flies Etching on Gray's Sporting Journal Cover Art
August 31, 2009

Adriano’s limited edition had-colored etching “Favorite Flies” has been selected as the back cover art for the October 2009 issue of Gray’s Sporting Journal. In this sold-out hand-pulled etching edition the artist has featured five classic flies that have been enhanced with watercolors.

Modern Master Adriano Manocchia - Recent Work - Solo show at L. Wicks Fine Art Gallery
August 20, 2009

On Thursday August 20th, 2009, L. Wicks Fine Art Gallery located at 468 Broadway, in historic Saratoga Springs, New York – 518-573-8017 hosted an opening reception for Adriano Manocchia's personal exhibit: “Modern Master Adriano Manocchia - Recent Works”. This new collection of original paintings, which also comprises golf, landscapes, sporting and still life images, will also be the platform for the unveiling of Adriano’s new equine paintings. Gallery owner Lisa Wicks is very excited about this unique opportunity of introducing Adriano's new work, which combines the traditional painting techniques of the Old Masters with a fresh and contemporary approach to composition, to the discriminating fine art collector and visitors attending the prestigious Saratoga's racing season. The show will continue until September 10, 2009

Second Open Studios Tour of Washington County
July 18, 2009

July started off with the second Open Studios Tour of Washington County. Adriano’s new space in the carriage barn was ready just in time and it worked out wonderfully. Over 250 people stopped by over the weekend to see the studio and work and sales were brisk. The Saturday afternoon wine reception at the Rice Mansion Inn was extremely well attended by collectors and participant and several work of arts were sold including an original angling landscape created by Adriano. The next Open Studios Tour will take place in 2011.

Gray's Sporting Journal Features "Summer Magic"
April 1, 2009

"Summer Magic" a breathtaking Western riverscape recently created by Adriano, has been featured in the 2009 April issue of Gray's Sporting Journal on pages 10-11. The original oil on panel that measures 24"x36", portrays a dramatic sunset on the Madison River in the Yellowstone National Park. The painting is now part of a private client's collection.

Adriano's Art Featured in Western Art Collector
February 1, 2009

In an article which has appeared in the February 2009 issue of Western Art Collector on the American Miniatures show at Settlers West Galleries, Adriano Manocchia was one of only three artists selected for a feature on this prestigious invitational show. One of the two miniature angling still life Adriano created for this event entitled "Invitation For Next Summer" was also featured in the article. The 2009 event is scheduled for February 14, 2009

Two New Paintings Accepted for the 2009 American Miniatures Show
December 19, 2008

Two new small works by Adriano have been accepted for the 2009 American Miniatures Show that will he hosted by Settlers West Galleries, located in Tucson, AZ. This annual invitational event will open on February 14, 2009 and will feature two of Adriano's angling still life paintings, one entitled "Invitation for Next Summer" and the other "Visit to the High Country" as pictured here.

Fine Art in the Village Gallery Highlights Adriano's work in Holiday Show
December 19, 2008

Show Curator Lisa Revet of Fine Art in The Village located in Hoosick Fall, NY will showcase a selection of works by Adriano in time for the Holiday Season. Ranging from equine landscapes and still life, to angling scenes, the show, which also includes artwork by other internationally known artists, was featured in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of "The Country and Abroad" which highlighted Adriano's art.

The Country and Abroad Highlights Artist's Work
December 1, 2008

In a feature which appeared in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of the publication Country and Abroad, the artwork of Adriano Manocchia caught the attention of the editorial staff of this established publication. Two of Adriano's images were selected for the feature that included information on the Fine Art in the Village Gallery events.

Hunting Still Life Featured in Gray's Sporting Journal
November 1, 2008

In the November/December 2008 of Gray's Sporting Journal a hunting still life painted by Adriano was selected to illustrate one of their stories. The full page spread really captured the exquisite characteristics of "His Favorite Decoy"

American Museum of Fly Fishing Features Adriano's Art
October 24, 2008

The American Museum of Fly Fishing located in Manchester, VT will feature recent works by Adriano Manocchia at their invitational exhibit "Angling and Art Along... the Batten Kill". The benefit auction that will benefit this educational, non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the heritage of fly fishing around the world, will be held at the historical site of Hildene on Friday, October 24, 2008 starting at 6:30 p.m.

HO2 Magazine from Italy features Adriano's work
July 1, 2008

H2O Magazine, an exquisite travel and fishing new publication from Italy, has featured Adriano's art in their Summer 2008 issue. The article entitled "La Pesca nell'arte: Adriano Manocchia" contains several paintings along with an editorial on the artist written by Editor in Chief Giorgio Cavatorti. Dr. Cavatorti is also the director of the "Museo Internazionale della Pesca a Mosca" (International Museum of Fly Fishing) In Castel di Sangro, a city located within the spectacular National Park of Abruzzo and along the Sangro River, noted for its abundant wild trout population.

Adriano's work selected for "Artisti Pescatori-Artists Fishermen" Invitational Show
June 20, 2008

A painting by Adriano was featured at the 8th annual art exhibit "L'Arte della Pesca...La Pesca nell'Arte" The Art of Fishing...Fishing In Art) held in Castel di Sangro (Italy) during the SIM Fly Festival now at its fifth edition and considered the most important Fly Fishing event in Italy. Curated by Lino Alviani and organized by Osvaldo Galizia President of SIM, and Giorgio Cavatorti Museum of Fly Fishing Director, the exhibit will travel to Austria and then to Forlì (Italy).

Wildlife Painting featured at Art of The Animal Kingdom XIII
June 17, 2008

An oil painting by Adriano titled “Sounds of a Mountain Stream” was juried to be part of the Art of The Animal Kingdom XIII show at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont. This annual invitational event has become the Bennington Center for the Arts’ signature show and attracts some of the most renowned names in the wildlife art field. This magnificent painting features a majestic elk standing in a pool of light by a river’s bank in Yellowstone National Park.

New Deluxe Note Cards Released by White Creek Images
May 1, 2008

Four sets of high quality folded note cards were reproduced from some of Adriano's most popular paintings by White Creek Images. The four note-card collections feature a wildlife set, an angling still life set, a landscape set, and a fly-fishing set. Each collection includes three each of four 5"x7" images for a total of twelve note cards along with matching envelopes. These elegant cards come shrink-wrapped and with a colored insert that shows all four images. They can be purchased directly from White Creek Images at www.whitecreekimages.com

Scottsdale Art Auction 2008 Features Adriano Still Life
April 4, 2008

A powerful angling still life painting by Adriano entitled "High Country Memories" and measuring 13.5"x18.25" will be auctioned off at the 2008 Scottsdale Art Auction In Scottsdale, AZ on April 5th. This invitational event features important works by deceased and contemporary artists well-known for their renditions of Western & Sporting Art. Also on auction will be a collection of Native American Art.

Two Paintings Sold at The Settlers West American Miniatures Show
March 12, 2008

Two of Adriano's angling still life paintings selected for the 2008 Settlers West American Miniatures Show were sold during the event. This represents the third successful year of Adriano's participation to this prestigious show.

Two paintings selected for the 2008 American Miniatures Show
January 29, 2008

Two exquisite angling still life paintings by Adriano were selected to participate at the invitational 2008 American Miniatures Show that will be held at Settlers West Galleries located in Tucson, AZ. The exhibit and sale will start on February 9th 2008.

The first of the angling still life oils on board is titled "Invitation From A Friend" and measures 9"x15". The dimensions of the second painting titled "Trying a New Pattern" are 9"x14".

Sportsman's Gallery & Paderewski Fine Art Catalog features Adriano's art
December 10, 2007

A duck hunting still life titled "Fall Essential" and the angling still life painting "Start of a New Beginning" were featured in the Sportsman's Gallery and Paderewski Fine Art 2007 catalog, Volume XIII.

The two oil paintings are exceptional examples of Adriano's still life work. The two galleries are located in Atlanta, GA and Beaver Creek, CO

Adriano Manocchia's work in the 70th anniversary of J.N. Bartfield Galleries Catalog
December 10, 2007

In celebration of their 70th anniversary, J.N. Bartfield Galleries of New York City have issued an outstanding catalog featuring works by Masters and selected contemporary artists. "Hugging The Rock" an angling landscape by Adriano measuring 12"x16" was sold shortly after the catalog's release. The Fine Books gallery also offered an incredible selection of rare collectible books.

Art featured at Whistle Pik Galleries 2007 Christmas Miniature Show
December 1, 2007

"By The Neighbor's Barn" an original watercolor on paper measuring 12"x 16" has been featured at the Whistle Pik Galleries'2007 Christmas Miniature Show. Adriano has been successfully contributing artwork to this annual invitational event for the past several years. The gallery is located in Fredericksburg, TX

Angling Still Life Breaks Record at the 2007 Coeur d'Alene Art Auction
July 28, 2007

Adriano's angling still life entitled "Season's Almost Here" sold at the record price of $16,800 during the prestigious 2007 Coeur D'Alene Art Auction held on July 28th in Reno, Nevada. This painting that measures 20 1/2" x 19" generated lots of interest with several collectors resulting in a very animated bidding session.

The Sportsman's Gallery Summer Catalogue Feature
July 23, 2007

The cover of the Summer catalogue from The Sportsman's Gallery in Beaver Creek, Colorado features a wonderful angling oil painting by Adriano. The painting depicts a tranquil summer day with a fly fisherman "Chasing Summer Brookies" on a small western stream. This new painting by Adriano measures 16" x 22" and is available esclusively through the gallery.

Fly Fishing Guide Cover Art
July 9, 2007

The cover of the July issue of Fly Fishing Guide features Adriano's oil painting "Early Morning Magic". The painting depicts an angler fishing by the Eagleville Covered Bridge on the Battenkill River.

"Season's Almost Here" offered at Coeur D'Alene Art Auction
July 9, 2007

A wonderful angling still life painting entitled, "Season's Almost Here" by Adriano is included in the prestigious Coeur D'Alene Art Auction on July 28th in Reno, Nevada. The painting measures 20 1/2" x 19" and was featured on the back cover of the April 2007 issue of Gray's Sporting Journal. The oil is lot number 194.

July Open Studio Tour of Washington County
July 9, 2007

Adriano has joined eleven other artists from Washington County for the first annual Open Studio Tour of Washington County. The tour, Saturday and Sunday, July 21st and 22nd, will highlight some of the finest sculptures, painters and artisans of the area. Studios will be open from 10am to 5pm.

Angling Landscape featured in American Angler
April 15, 2007

A very evocative landscape by Adriano, called As the Fog Disappears was featured on the inside back cover of American Angler.

Angling Still Life in Gray's Sporting Journal
April 1, 2007

Gray's Sporting Journal has featured a magnificent still life painting by Adriano on the back cover of their April 2007 issue. The oil on panel is entitled Season Almost Here.

Still life sold at American Miniatures Show
February 15, 2007

A still life painting by Adriano, entitled Early Treasures was sold at the invitational American Miniatures Show at Settlers West Galleries, located in Tucson, Arizona. This is the third year that Adriano has successfully participated in this prestigious show.

Bennington Center for the Arts Small Works Show
January 10, 2007

Two small watercolors by Adriano are part of the annual Bennington Center for the Arts Small Works exhibition and sale in Bennington, Vermont. The two watercolors are hunting and angling related. The show will be up from June 9th to December 23rd. For infomration on the show call 802-442-7158

New York State Conservationist Features Angling Still Life paintings
April 1, 2004

A till life painting by Adriano titled" The Place I'd Rather Be" graces the cover of the April 2004 issue of the New York State Conservationist and a second one was used to illustrated their article "Choice Flies of the 1880s". The NY Conservationist is the official publication of the Department of Environmental Conservation for the state.