Awards

awards, exhibitions and special achievements

This is an abbreviated list of David Solomon’s numerous awards, exhibitions and special achievements from 1968 – 2019.

2019 – Reboli Center for Art and History – Group Exhibition
2019 – “David Solomon: 50 Years an Artist” – Book Release
2019 – Forest & Ocean Gallery – Book Signing & Exhibition
2018 – LPAPA 20th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
2017 – LPAPA “WaterWorks,” Forest & Ocean Gallery – Group Exhibition
2017 – Rancho Mission Viejo – Special Invitation Engagement
2016 – National Watercolor Society – Permanent Collection Exhibition
2016 – “The Abel Collection,” Festival of Arts Gallery – Group Exhibition
2016 – “10 Artists; 1 Family” at Lang Fine Art – Group Exhibition
2016 – Laguna Beach City Hall “Selections from Festival of Arts Permanent Collection”
2015 – Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational – Group Exhibition
2014 – Lang Fine Art, Laguna Beach – Group Exhibition
2011 – Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational – Laguna Art Museum, Group Exhibition
2010 – Gallery McCollum – Group Exhibition
2007 – Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational – Group Exhibition
2007 – “The Artist’s Eye” – Juror for All Media Exhibition
2004 – American Airlines Hall of Fame
2003 – La Costa Hotel, Mural Commission for Ballroom
2003 – Fallbrook Art Association – Lecture and Demonstration
2002 – Lincoln Plein Air, Bronze Award
2002 – International House of Pancakes, Mural Commissions
2001 – Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort, Artist in Residence
1999 – “Paintings from Cuba” – Solo Exhibition
1998 – Founder, Maritime Art Scene Today (MAST)
1997 – La Quinta Art Festival – Group Exhibition
1996 – Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles – Solo Exhibition
1995 – Treasure Island Hotel, Las Vegas – Art Commissions & Costume Design
1994 – Binions Horseshoe Hotel, Las Vegas – Art Commission
1994 – La Fonda Hotel – Group Show: Solomon, Logan, Tobin, Lang
1994 – Gallery at the Courtyard, Palm Springs – Show with Michael Logan
1993 – “National Watercolor Society Collection, 1985” – Century Gallery, Sylmar
1993 – Dana Point Resort Hotel – Solo Exhibition
1993 – Irvine Fine Arts Center – Juror, Faculty Art Exhibit
1992 – Palmilla Hotel, Baja California – Group Exhibition
1991 – Epcot Center, Walt Disney World – Design Commission
1990 – Moscow Leningrad Culture Exchange, Invited by Soviet Ministry of Culture
1989 – Beverly Hills Hotel, Best in Show – Group Exhibition
1988 – Diane Nelson Gallery “Solomon, Logan, Tobin, Ogden” – Group Exhibition
1988 – Descanso Garden’s Hospitality House – Solo Exhibition
1987 – “Paintings from Tonga” – Group Exhibition, San Francisco
1987 – Une Soiree d’Art, Newport Harbor Auxiliary – Group Exhibition
1987 – 2nd Annual Plein Air Painters Show, Catalina Art Assoc. – Group Exhibition
1986 – Esther Wells Collection – Solo Exhibition
1986 – Embassy Suites Hotels – Art Commission
1986 – Landscapes of the OC Coastline – Solomon, Logan & Tobin Exhibition
1985 – Marriott Hotel, Newport Beach – Solo Exhibition
1984 – America’s Cup – Commission through Hawk Art Productions
1983 – Biola University – “Paintings from Bolivia” Solo Exhibition
1982 – American Legacy Gallery, Kansas City – Special Exhibition with Joe Henniger
1982 – Peppertree Ranch (Bob Eubanks) – Invitational Group Exhibition
1981 – San Bernardino County Museum – Group Exhibition
1980 – “Ecstasy of Icarus” featured in 45th Annual Pageant of the Masters at Festival of Arts
1979 – Official Artist for the World Series of Poker – Las Vegas, Nevada
1979 – First artist ever commissioned for Pageant of the Masters (Traveled to Greece)
1979 – Newport 8 Art Series – Commodores Club
1978 – International Society of Artists – Workshop Instructor
1978 – Established Solomon-Logan Studio Gallery – 422 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach
1977 – American Watercolor Society National Academy – Invitational Exhibition
1977 – Laguna Beach Museum of Art – “Southern California 100” Invitational Exhibition
1977 – Awarded lifetime teaching credential by State of California
1977 – National Academy of Art & Design, New York – Allied Artist
1977 – Sacramento Governor’s Mansion – Special Exhibition
1977 – Disney Artists & Friends of California Arts Exhibition (DAFCA)
1977 – Who’s Who in the West – Listed Artist
1977 – Texas Fine Arts Association Annual Exhibition – First Place Purchase Award
1977 – City of Los Angeles – Award of Excellence
1977 – National Watercolor Society – Annenburg Award and Top Cash Award
1977 – “Enjoying Life as an Artist” – Article in Southwest Art
1976 – Who’s Who in American Art – Listed Artist
1975 – Watercolor West, Riverside, CA – Group Exhibition
1975 – Art for 1975, Southern California Exposition – Group Exhibition
1974 – Ebell Club, Los Angeles – “Showcase 21” Group Exhibition
1974 – National Watercolor Society, National Academy of Design – Invitation for Membership
1974 – Fiesta de Artes, La Mirada – Awared Best in Show
1973 – Fiesta de Artes, La Mirada – Awared Best in Show
1973 – University of Southern California – Group Exhibition
1972 – Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce – Logo Design
1971 – Festival of Arts – Group Exhibition
1970 – North Virginia Art League – Alexandria, Virginia
1970 – Society of Federal Artists & Designers – Award of Excellence in Illustration
1968 – Art Center College of Design – Masters Degree in Industrial Design
1964 – U.S. Army Exhibit Unit, Washington D.C.

About David Today

David Solomon has been making a living as a fine artist and designer for five decades. His body of work is massive, comprised of thousands of paintings ranging in subject matter from landscapes, architecture, transportation, and more. His earliest pieces are from the late 1960’s, and he is still painting to this day.