Artist's Paintings featured at Design Institute
of America's DIA-Planum Showroom
Works by Modern Artist Emmett Ardie Williams, Modern Mona, Cubist Woman,
The Shape and The Bass Player adorn the walls during High Point Furniture market Spring 2004.
Emmett Williams Solos with ''Street-Face'' Exhibition
@ Cofrin Gallery in Gainesville ,Florida
DC Artist's 1st Solo Exhibition "Art Deco & Cubist Fusions" bumps
Van Gogh's Van Goghs off the pages of a DC Newspaper
Emmett Williams solo exhibition took place at The Record Gallery of Bethesda (MD) During the Titanic Van Gogh exhibition.
The young painter was a concierge and aided art lovers in obtaining passes for the master's exhibition. "Little did I know I was going to have to compete for coverage, as my own exhibition was scheduled to take place during his. I am a Washingtonian so I made the obvious effort to ask The Washington Post for coverage or even a little mention. I was actually laughed at on the other end of the phone. They asked if I had heard of the Van Gogh Show and informed me that 'no one in this city is going to cover you'. It should have been enough to just tell me no....but when they went farther...it sounded like a challenge. I know my city, so I kept writing and calling, and making arguments for coverage as the writers of Van Gogh's time had ample opportunity to cover him and didn't and I refused to be defeated by writers of my era. Finally one guy, returned my call from The African American Newspapers by the name of Herb Quarles. Quarles went to Bethesda and saw my show. Then he came to my apartment and took my picture, and kept writing and writing and writing. Until finally the 1st article had me on the opposite page of Van Gogh....then the next stories rolled and no more Van Gogh. Not even the might of The Washington Post can be allowed to define Emmett Williams."
Artist's Dream Comes True as he work replaces a Picasso
in NC Furniture Execs Living Room
Emmett Williams recurring dream of replacing a Picasso on a wall stayed in his psyche until it materialized in the home of a North Carolina furniture President.
The man removed his family's treasured Picasso and replaced it with a reproduction of Emmett's Modern Mona painting. "Things like this let me know i'm on track to fulfill my destiny, and prove if only to me, that i'm not just a dreamer, i'm doing what i'm supposed to do".
Artist Out-grosses Furniture Company in Manhattan
Painter borrows canvas and paint from artist Sonny Corbi and Diane Davis of Davis Designs to travel to New York City with William Alan Fine Furniture President
and another executive towing an Airstream trailer full of furniture designs. They stop in front of The ABC Home & Carpet store at 888 Broadway, for a 3 day event on the streets of New York.
Emmett exits and stretches a large canvas as they eecs stage furniture up and down Broadway. The painter begins to paint both sides of the street on one canvas. A couple of hours go by as his impressionist view takes shape and a NY Book Publisher approaches and attempts to bargain for the work. "I restated my price." a woman came up behind her and tapped her on the shoulder ''If you're done hon', I would like to make an offer now." The 1st lady walks away and they begin to negotiate price. The lady said she had to talk to her husband, and would be back. "Through the night the furniture execs kept me up wondering why I didn't go for a sure thing and take $500 for my $2500 painting" when it was said and done, the paintings new owners were 2 Park Avenue residents. Emmett got 4 figures for the work, met B.D. Wong, and got his autograph on a NC art magazine which featured his Modern Mona on the cover.