Feature Artist: Toby Klein

                           The Artist’s Kaleidoscopic World

Like a real Kaleidoscope, Toby’s art is created with a burst of color, symmetry of design and motion all captured in “The Artists Kaleidoscopic World”.  Her goal in creating work is to intrigue each person by drawing their eye into the piece of art, while holding it there so they may see all of the intricate detail.  In developing her style, she has strove for her work to be unusual and different from other artists.  She is a mixed media artist, whose work is contemporary and ranges from different degrees of abstraction and experimental to representation.  Her images both representational and non-objective show the use of color, design & techniques as seen through the artist eyes.

Toby won the top award at the 2013 BluffPark Art Show ($3500. Purchase Award for their permanent collection).  She was selected as the Artist for “Southern Voices” in 2010 and exhibit in the Hoover Library Gallery for 3 months.  Among awards, locally as well as internationally, she was a Finalist in “The Artist Magazine’s” 2006, 2005, 2003 & 2002 Annual Art Competition. Toby is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, International Society of Experimental Artist, Southern Watercolor and Watercolor Society of Alabama, where she served as President in 2003-2004.  She is an Elected Member of the National Association of Women Artist in New York.


2013: Book – Who is God IV  Magazine – Southern Jewish Life  News Paper – The Birmingham News.  2012: Books – Eyes On: Abstracts; Journeys To Abstraction;  Who is God Book II & III. 2011: the Memphis Jewish Scene Magazine; American Style Magazine (for the 3rd year).  2010: A Walk Into Abstract DVD;  Southern Jewish Life Magazine; Cover of Temple Beth-El Membership Directory for 2nd year.  Additional publishing’s: American Artist, Watercolor Magazine; Watercolor Artist Magazine; The Artist’s Magazine; Memphis Jewish Journal; The Birmingham Post Herald; The Pen Women; The Birmingham New.

Represented By

Museum Cotempo – Olympia, W. A. ● Newbill Collection By the Sea – Seaside, FL ● Temple Beth El Gift Shop – Birmingham, AL

Selected Juried Exhibitions and Awards

National Association of Women Artists – 123rd Annual New York, NY 2012; 2009; 2008; 2007; 2005; 2002; 2001 Award ● Medal of Honor; 2000

Watercolor Society of Alabama – 71st National Homewood, AL 2012; 2007; 2006 ● Daler-Rowney Award; 2005 ● Merchant Award; 2004 ● First Place-Past Presidents Award; 2003 ● Experimental Artist of AL Award; 2002; 2001; 1999; 1997

International Society of Experimental Artist – 20th Annual –Shelton, Washington 2011: 14th 2005 Award ● 1st Cutting Edge Award; 13th 2004; 8th 1999; 6th 1997 Award ● Merit

Energen, The Wonders of Alabama Art Competition 10th Annual – Birmingham, AL 2009

Creative Catalyst Productions Collage & Mixed Media Show – 2006 Award ● Most Innovative

Experimental Artist of America – 12th Annual 2008 Award ● 3rd; 2006; 2003; 2002; 2000 Award ● 2nd; 1999; 1998 Award ● Best of Show; Honorable Mention 2001, ’97 & ’96

International Society of Acrylic Painters  – 9th International Delray Beach, FL 2006; 2005; 2003; 2002 ● Award Daler-Rowney $1000.00 Merchandise Award

Watercolor 2003 Exhibition – Houston, Texas ISEA Venue

Panoply Arts Festival Huntsville, AL 2007; 2004; 2003; 2002 Award · Best of Show; 2001; Purchase Awards each year

N.A.W.A. Writings on the Wall – Hewlett, NY 2000

ISE Art Foundation Exhibition – New York, NY  2000

Southern Watercolor Society – 22nd Annual – Niceville, FL 1999 Award ● Soho Gallery Award; 21stAnnual 1998; 18thAnnual   1995   Award ● Rockport Publishers Award

HeritageHallMuseum – 1999 Cheaha Invitational Talladega, AL 1999; 1998 Award ● Jemison Carnegie Foundation Purchase Award; 1997; 1996

Bluff Park Annual Art Show – Hoover, AL 2013 Top Award   ●  $3500. Purchase Award; 2012-1999 & 1994-1993; Award ● Purchase Award 2008,2000,1993; 2007 Award ● President’s Award $1750.00; 2006 Award ● Cash Award

Permanent and Corporate Collections

Alabama Power ● Compass Bank ● Brookwood Medical Center ● CSE Investments ● Data House ● Children’s Hospital ● Heritage Hall Museum ● Hoover Public Library ● Howard Industries ● Regions Bank ● St. Vincent’s Hospital ● Wells Fargo Bank ● Grandview Financial Group ● among others – Private Collections throughout North America, Europe & Israel.


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