• HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for all the support!

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    March 22, 2014- Quiet couple months, getting some decent painting/drawing time in.
    Involved in some charity projects and trying to catalog images of my studies/sketches. New images of recent paintings for the website coming soon..just waiting on my favorite photog MC to make an appearance.. Hope all is well with you all!! —>Eric

  • Open Studio Tours- October 19th & 20th 2013

    Will be part of POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours)
    Weekend of October 19th & 20th.
    Click >>POST

    Currently working in the studio, trying to kindle the creative sparks...Stay tuned for lecture and show announcements for later in 2013...

    2012- Has been a very quiet year, I've stayed in the studio, trying to keep my head in check. Losing both parents has really changed the way I think and emotions are on a rollercoaster ride...


    July 29, 2011- Sad days for my family with the passing of my dad,

    IRVIN FRANTZ, July 29, 2011, of Cherry Hill, NJ. Husband of the late Brenda (nee Nax) Frantz. Father of Eric (Suzann) Frantz and Louis Frantz. Proud Pop-Pop of Moriah, Max and Eli.
    Brother of Dena (Dick) Stein and the late Norman Frantz.

    Mr. Frantz was the longtime Vice President of Operations with Pep Boys of Philadelphia and the owner of a Philadelphia hardware company. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran serving with the 3316th Special Teams Unit. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1399 S. Roxbury, Los Angeles, CA. or a Diabetes organization of your choice.

    Much thanks to my friend Harry Platt of Platt Memorial Chapels of Cherry Hill, NJ, the caring staff of Vitas Hospice, the wonderful nursing staff of Virtua Marlton and Dr. Caroline Ropiak of Garden State Pulmonary Associates.
    Thanks so much for the love and support of all our friends through this trying time. My father died peacefully and comfortably at home.

  • 2/11- In the studio for a few months

    Been a crazy winter/spring. Have a lot of studies going on and not too much painting(about five in a new series)..trying hard to devote more time to painting seems to bring on more external distractions...
    I hope by June/11 I'll have a few more paintings finished..trying to get to the magic 50 by end of year.
    I'll be participating in a few group shows and open houses, + a couple charity auctions...have been working to get a few pieces into auctions in NYC..will keep everyone in the loop with news..thanks again to all my Facebook and physical world supporters- you know how much it means to me to have you behind my work...Eric

  • October 2/3 POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours)

    Please stop by my studio for POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours)

    October 2-3, Sat/Sun, 12-6pm

    Lots of art, food/drink..stay for a bit or hang out and enjoy all the other studios in the building.

    Please bring the family, friends, pups..would love to see you all there!!

    Here's the link: Directions/Info


  • June 1st Friday @ Highwire

    Dear Friends, may I and the Highwire Gallery present--

    "Off The Cuff"

    a June 1st Friday event featuring---

    Eric Frantz (me)
    Susan Moloney
    Melanie Piekema
    Nicole Tymowczak

    June 4th, 2010
    5:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
    @the Highwire Gallery
    2040 Frankford st, Philly

  • New Hope Winery : Spring Arts Festival

    In celebration of spring, everyone should take a trip out to the New Hope Winery on Saturday and Sunday March 13th & 14th, 2010, for the Spring Arts Festival/Wine Trail Event. Art and fun for all, swing by and see some of my work and that of other local artists.

    At the New Hope Winery
    6123 Lower York Road
    New Hope, PA 18938

  • Highwire Opening

    Hey Friends!

    Any plans for the week after New Years?
    Start off 2010 with the Highwire Gallery @ 2040 Frankford Ave. as
    the gallery celebrates it's first 1st Friday of the new year on January 8th.

    We're gonna paint the town, come and join us!

  • as of December 18th:

    Exciting News: recently became a member of Highwire Gallery of Philadelphia
    Highwire Gallery Link

    December 2009/January 2010-
    Large Paintings at Balance Gallery until January 2nd 2010
    Balance Gallery Link

    Paintings at Highwire Gallery for the month of December,
    "Art for Urban Collector" Exhibit
    Highwire Gallery Link

    The Hinge Cafe and Gallery- Small Paintings and Studies Exhibit
    Ongoing Exhibit
    Port Richmond, Philadelphia PA

  • POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours)

    POST(Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) West of Broad Street

    October 10 & 11, 12 - 6pm both days
    Eric Frantz at Octo Studios (1st Floor)
    2202 Alter Street, Philadelphia PA 19146
    1/2 block south of Washington Avenue, with plenty of parking on the street

    Philadelphia Open Studio Info

  • The Hinge Cafe/Gallery

    Sept 11th- October 11th, The Hinge Cafe/Gallery of Port Richmond hosts my small paintings and sketchwork.

  • Coquette Bistro Show -Thursday, August 20, 2009

    Just got confirmation on a show for August 20th, hosted by Coquette Bistro and Raw Bar, Cary Neff's wonderful restaurant..watch for details..will be a nice night!!-Coquette Bistro -Philadelphia
    Cary Neff's Coquette Bistro and Raw Bar hosts my artwork
    Thursday, August 20th 7-9pm Wine & Food, 5th and Bainbridge Streets

    Please stop by for what should be a wonderful evening.

  • Sat, August 15th 12-5pm , Comcast Center @ 17th & JFK Blvd. Art, Wine and Food Festival

    if you're around the city Sat, August 15th 12-5pm stop by the Art, Wine and Food Festival at the Comcast Center concourse -have some great food, wine..and of course, come by and visit me and my art..would love to see you...
    again:the Comcast Center @ 17th & JFK Art, Wine and Food Festival

  • Solo Show Booked at Sankhya Yoga in Northern Liberties-March 09

    We just confirmed on a solo show for the month of March..the gallery at Sankhya Yoga in Northern Liberties..I like the exchange- I think my paintings might be able to breathe there...Eric

    Come join us at Sankhya Center Gallery in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA-March 6,(First Friday Reception).
    On exhibit will be Eric's newest paintings and sketch work. .."some new twists and turns and beautiful color plays"..

    1206 North 5th Street, Studio C
    Northern Liberties
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
    Tel: 267-234-0196 Fax: 267-480-2294

    Info and Directions

  • Upcoming confirmed shows(2009):

    Balance Gallery
    Philadelphia, PA
    December, 2009
    Solo Show-Artist of the Month

  • A little experiment...

    gonna give this Blog a try..resisting it..letting go of my control again..
    Check it out at troubledbrush.blogspot.com

  • New Artist Page on Facebook

    Please click and become a fan-Thanks!

  • Fine Art Prints Available

    Prints are available of many pieces upon request.
    All prints are made with pigment based archival inks on acid free canvas or paper.

    Print in an 8x10 mat - $50.00
    Print in an 11x14 mat - $75.00

    Please contact me at efrantz@artofericfrantz.com for more info.

  • A little accident...

    Recently I had an accident involving my eye, stitches and fractures to the orbit..wasn't a pretty sight..I'm doing fine now..doctors say no vision impairment and I probably will not need surgery..time will tell..thanks very much to all my friends and family who gave me much support and wishes through all of this- It means the world to me..
    Love u all -Eric