Thomas Arthur Schaefer
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Arches Turns 3!
Arches Brewing — Hapeville, GA
April 6th, 2019
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The artist was invited to produce portraits for the occasion, to help celebrate Arches Brewings 3rd year in Hapeville. A small set of one of a kind monoprint/paintings was created. The artist first used a reductive technique to draw his subjects into a thin pane of blue oil paint covered glass. Then, he printed this initial drawing onto a specially designed yellow and magenta card. To finish the work, he then proceeded to complete the portraits by hand with an array of tiny brushes and other odd tools. With 28 beers on tap for the event, everyone wanted to bring the artist a drink — therefore, these paintings became more and more abstracted as the evening went on.
3rd Annual Artists Market
Arches Brewing — Hapeville, GA
December 16th, 2018
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The artist produced 5-minute abstracted portraits, thanks and at times, no thanks to the help of a Camera Lucida. The Camera Lucida performs an optical superimposition of the subject being viewed upon the surface upon which the artist is drawing. It was repopularised in 2001, by artist David Hockney's book "Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters." This theory was met with great controversy. His argument, known as the Hockney-Falco thesis, is that the important transition in style for greater precision and visual realism that occurred around the decade of the 1420s is attributable to the artists’ discovery of the capability of optical projection devices, specifically an arrangement using a concave mirror to project real images. Their evidence is based largely on the characteristics of the paintings by great artists of later centuries, such as Ingres, Van Eyck, and Caravaggio.
Halloween Art Show
Arches Brewing — Hapeville, GA
October 3rd - October 31st, 2018
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A group exhibition featuring a select group of Atlanta's best with Halloween themed works. The artist displayed a set of 36 donut works, complemented by a second set of 36 donut works that were held offsite in the artist's studio. Both groups of 36 equaled 72 total. The artist did a brief series of 72 workings on each donut to recognize demons of Ars Goetia and angles of Shem HaMephorash. The process behind the work invokes and represses both parties within one entity. They are locked within an ouroboros or hidden behind a phony visage — infinite and possibly not even there.
Thomas Arthur Schaefer: Drawings
Arches Brewing — Hapeville, GA
July 25th - August 31st, 2018
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The collage drawing set on exhibition represents a small, but critical period for the series which he has been creating since 2005. The select works on display represent a vital period of work spanning September 2016 thru March of 2018. They are careful compositions build from an endless array of knolled pieces of material to generate a melodic and offsetting symphony of components.

The five featured works are colored Ofrendas poised in opposition to the beasts of brewing that lay directly behind the wall on which they hung. The archway, pentagram and elemental symbol within each — earth, water, spirit, air, and fire allude to the arduous beer making process. Each archways foundation features a detailed portrait of one of the five founders of the brewery, the Saint of Arches. Each Saint has a golden aureole surrounding their visage. The viewer is encouraged to leave an offering to each of the Saints. At the front of each portrait, the viewer finds a perfect cube on which sits a wooden coin and a glass vessel with colored grain. Next to this is a glass pentagram base with a candle.
Makers Exchange - The Artist Connect: I
Maker Space — Hapeville, GA
May 19th - June 19th, 2018
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The Hapville Maker Space is becoming a gathering spot for artists of all walks to share their concepts, works and innovations through exclusive Art Exhibitions and Interactive Mixers for Atlanta's thriving art community with Industry Influencers.

Maker's Exchange presents "The Artist Connect": an intimate sharing of the inspiration behind the multiple artist's on exhibitions work. Featured works from the artist included a 6-set of 'Collage Drawing' works as well as a small 'Donut Gang' installation.
Hapeville Gallery Crawl
Samual Hape Plaza — Hapeville, GA
August 19th - June 19th, 2017
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A one-night gallery crawl and month long exhibition curated by the talented artists of Brutal Studio, presented by Dash. Featured were a set of 'Collage Drawing' works.
Postcards From the Edge
James Cohan Gallery — New York, NY
2007
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Sweet Tooth: Thomas Arthur Schaefer
Standard Deluxe — Waverly, AL
September 9th - October 14th, 2006
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A solo exhibtion feature several hundred 'Donut Gangs' and numerous other candy and pornographic works. Some work not suitable for small children.
Postcards From the Edge
Sikkema & Jenkins Gallery — New York, NY
2006
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H10aunting
Doo Gallery — Atlanta, GA
2006
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Wendy the Witch
The Horror Show
Kettle Art Gallery — Dallas, TX
October 20th - November 4th, 2006
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Behold the great and terrifying spectacle of this group exhibition. Featured were the 2 large painting constructs, 'The Quister' and 'The Savant'. And the legend is not true... the crickets were not crawling off of the paintings.
Art Party
Doo Gallery — Atlanta, GA
2006
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My Peeps
Postcards From the Edge
Roger Miller Gallery — New York, NY
2005
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Uncommon Threads
Unisource International — Atlanta, GA
2005
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Spin & Gin V
Spin Gallery — Atlanta, GA
2005
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Postcards From Beyond the Edge
Hill County Arts Foundation — Ingram, TX
2005
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Spin & Gin IV
Spin Gallery — Atlanta, GA
2004
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Canvasing Bill: The Bill Clinton Show
Locus Media Gallery — New York, NY
2003
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Thomas Arthur Schaefer's 'White Show'
The Fulton Industrial — Atlanta, GA
2000
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Thomas Arthur Schaefer's 'Black Show'
The Fulton Industrial — Atlanta, GA
2000
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"1"
Henry Street Gallery — Savannah, GA
2000
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Sidewalk Arts Festival '99
Savanahh College of Art and Design — Savannah, GA
1999
ABOUT THE SHOW: Having destroyed the competition the last 2 years in a row, spectators were shocked that the artist was denied 1st place for a 3rd year in a row. The artist chalks the denial up to the beginnings of the 21st century political correctness.

AWARDED: 2nd Place
Turning Over a New Leaf
ExLibris Gallery — Savannah, GA
1998
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Sidewalk Arts Festival '98
Savanahh College of Art and Design — Savannah, GA
1998
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AWARDED: 1st Place
Sidewalk Arts Festival '97
Savanahh College of Art and Design — Savannah, GA
1997
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AWARDED: 1st Place
Art Scene 18
Hunter Museum of American Art — Chattanooga, TN
1995
ABOUT THE SHOW: The 18th annual juried group show featured selected works from young artists in the Tennessee Valley region. The artist had three works selected for the exhibition. The artists work 'Postal Archway', a batik on fabric, won the first place award for 2-dimensional work as well as winning top honor of best-of-show. Another of his works 'Burned You Out', a mixed-media work, won a merit award for 2-dimensional work.

AWARDS: Best of Show / First Place / Merit Award
Anne Frank in the World
National Holocaust Museum — Washington, D.C.
1994
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AWARDS: Permanent Collection
Art Scene 17
Hunter Museum of American Art — Chattanooga, TN
1994
ABOUT THE SHOW: The 17th annual juried group show featured selected works from young artists in the Tennessee Valley region. The artist had two works selected for the exhibition. His work 'The Average Bureaucrat's Visions of Jesus Christ', an oil painting, won the second place award for 2-dimensional work.

AWARDS: Merit Award
Illustrating the Voice Within
Margaret Fort Trahern Gallery — Clarksville, TN
1993
ABOUT THE SHOW: A reginal show comprised of young artists from Tennessee and Sounthern Kentucky featured works that combined poetry with visual art. Seventy-six work were jury selected for the final exhibition. The artists work was also included in a select set of works which toured the states thoughout the year after the close of the exhibition.
Art Scene 16
Hunter Museum of American Art — Chattanooga, TN
1993
ABOUT THE SHOW: The 16th annual juried group show featured selected works from young artists in the Tennessee Valley region. The artist had two works selected for the show. The artists work titled 'Adam', an oil pastel portrait, won a merit award for 2-dimensional work.

AWARDS: Merit Award
Art Scene 15
Hunter Museum of American Art — Chattanooga, TN
1992
ABOUT THE SHOW:The 15th annual juried group show featured selected works from young artists in the Tennessee Valley region. The artist had one work selected for the show.