Events

Read about James’s most current and upcoming gallery and museum openings and appearances


Kicking off its inaugural event last year honoring National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza at Carmine’s Restaurant and Sports Bar in Brooklyn, New York, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has set out to make this year’s festivities better than ever by presenting guest of honor Bobby Valentine with a commissioned portrait of the Italian American baseball legend from internationally-renowned sports artist James Fiorentino. In addition, IABF Executive Gary Perone will be honored for the invaluable contributions he has brought to the game.

On December 7, 2017 IABF Board Members Joe QuaglianoFabrizio De RobbioCarmine Gangone and Michael DeSapio promise to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a star-studded cocktail reception beginning at 6:30 pm followed by a delectable authentic Italian dinner attended by some of MLB’s best past and present players including: Frank CatalanottoJohn FrancoJeff NelsonFrancisco Cervelli and Brandon Nimmo.  New York Mets announcer Wayne Randazzo will serve as the emcee for the evening, and guests in attendance will be treated to an unforgettable performance from Italian Tenor Sal Spatola.

Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) president Andrea Marcon and Team Italy manager Gilberto Gerali will address attendees with their call to action in preparation of the 2020 Olympics. The IABF is a 501(c)(3) charity founded by former Italian American MLB favorite Frank Catalanotto, Mint Pros president Joe Quagliano, FIBS executive Marco Landi and critically-acclaimed restaurateur Carmine Gangone. Gangone will once again host this monumental evening at his family-owned Brooklyn restaurant that was opened nearly 40 years ago by his Italian immigrant father from Salerno.

All fundraising dinner proceeds will support youth baseball in Italy by building and maintaining ball fields, awarding student-athletes with scholarships and financial aid, purchasing uniforms and equipment as well as organizing pitching, fielding and hitting clinics with MLB instructors under the guidance of FIBS. The Italian American Baseball Foundation is a community of fans, MLB players, and baseball executives dedicated to the future of Italian American baseball in Italy and the USA. 


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Monmouth University-Pollack Gallery  January 13, 2018 - February 19, 2018

Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition will travel to Monmouth University. In partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation , the exhibition showcases twenty five original watercolor paintings depicting threatened and endanger species of New Jersey. The opening reception will be held on February 9, from 7-9 PM.  For more information please visit www.monmouth.edu and www.conservewildlfenj.org


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Baseball in Black and White: The Watercolors of James Fiorentino

Opening Day/Night Reception: Saturday, October 14 from Noon - 8:00 PM

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse • 67 East 11 Street, The landmark Cast Iron Building, Greenwich Village NYC

An art show unlike any we have curated before.  Nearly two dozen original watercolor paintings.  All in black and white.  

Larger paintings -- and unique smaller pieces.  Featuring prominent figures throughout baseball history, from 20th Century legends to the stars of today.

James Fiorentino’s “Baseball in Black and White” watercolor artwork will be on exhibit and available for purchase in the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse from October 14 - December 24, 2017.

At the Opening Day/Night Reception: complimentary beer, beverages, ballpark snacks.

Contact: Jay Goldberg, proprietor, Bergino Baseball Clubhouse • 212-226-7150 • bergino@aol.com


Rare Wildlife Revealed Morristown Performing Arts Center.

Famed sports artist James Fiorentino returns to New York City with new traveling wildlife art exhibition at historic Salmagundi Club on April 4

His sports art long celebrated at Baseball Hall of Fame and other venues, 
Fiorentino’s wildlife watercolor exhibition arrives in NYC with free reception

New York City, NY – Nationally celebrated artist James Fiorentino has been celebrated for his iconic paintings of New York sports icons like Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, and Odell Beckham, Jr. Now Mr. Fiorentino returns to New York City with a new muse for his prodigious talents – the vulnerable, oft-overlooked wildlife of the metropolitan area.

“Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition” will make its New York City debut at the historic Salmagundi Club during the week of April 2-8, 2017. A free reception will be held on Tuesday, April 4 from 6-8 PM at the Salmagundi Art Club Patrons’ Gallery, located at 47 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10003.

Offered by the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation, the exhibit is part of a three-year traveling exhibition around the northeastern United States that kicked off this past fall.

“In this bustling metropolitan area, it is all too easy to overlook the wildlife that shares our cities and suburbs – yet New York City is blessed with an inspiring ‘Noah’s Ark’ of rare wildlife,” says Conserve Wildlife Foundation Executive Director and wildlife author David Wheeler. “From peregrine falcons and bald eagles to diamondback terrapins and sea horses, New York is home to extraordinary wildlife that has found a way to adapt to life in the city. We are so grateful that James Fiorentino has placed his artistic focus on these species. His evocative watercolor portraits bring the wildlife to life on the canvas.”

Mr. Fiorentino's watercolor paintings depict some of the New York metropolitan area’s most endangered and vulnerable species. The April 4 reception will feature a number of wildlife biologists joining the artist in engaging visitors to the show about the diverse wildlife species that call New York City and surrounding areas home – many of which are featured in Mr. Fiorentino’s realistic portraits. 

 

  • Little brown bats can be found in Central Park, while peregrine falcons and ospreys can be seen soaring over Jamaica Bay. 
  • Piping plovers migrate to Rockaway Beach, while harbor seals sunbathe on Orchard Beach. 
  • Humpback whales are spotted along the shoreline in Brooklyn and Queens, while box turtles can be found at Clay Pit Ponds on Staten Island.

 


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Salmagundi Club - Nautical Exhibition - July 10/27

The Margaret Anne" is a 22 x 30 watercolor painting I created this year (New Jersey scene) that will be hanging at the Historic Salmagundi Club July 10-27 for their Nautical Exhibition.


Saratoga Springs NY - July 2017

24th Newton Plaza & Marini Homes Siro’s Cup, the unofficial kick off of the thoroughbred racing meet at Saratoga Race Course, held on the eve of opening day. 2017 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Inductee Javier Castellano will be the evening’s honoree. Castellano won the 2017 Preakness Stakes on Cloud Computing, and is a four time consecutive winner, (2013-2016) of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. James Fiorentino will be presenting Javier an original painting of him winning the Breeders Cup Classic in 2004 on Ghostzapper. Limited edition giclees will be available signed by Javier to benefit the Center.


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Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition


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Victor Green Foundation - September 20, 2017 

James has created an original painting of former Jets safety Victor Green to be auctioned off to benefit the Victor Green Foundation. The celebrities in attendance including many Hall of Famers will sign the original artwork. 

Super Ralley At The Alley

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Sunset Safari

Celebrating the Grand Opening of the Lion and Hyena Exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo-June 9 , 2017.  James has created original artworks to celebrate this wonderful occasion with he Zoo. 


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Dellin Betances-Latino Sports MVP Awards - NYC - September 19, 2017

Yankees All Star pitcher Dellin Betances will receive a painting from James for wining the 2016 LatinoMVP American League Closer of the Year