Brian Sindler has exhibited widely in individual and group shows.  In additional to gallery exhibitions, he has been a regular exhibitor at the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Plein Air Festival in Door County, Wisconsin, and the Cedarburg Plein Air Competition.  He has been awarded numerous prizes in these competitions.

From time to time Sindler conducts painting workshops at the North Shore Art League in Winnetka, Illinois, and at the School of Representational Art in Chicago.

His tonalist style has had a very contemporary sensibility about it. But since around 2012, he has produced some paintings that come closer to the American Tonalism style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This work is somewhat more painterly and less abstract, although the forms are still highly simplified. In these paintings, formal considerations take a back seat to contrasting tonalities and color harmonies. The effect is both poetic and sublime.


2018  Award of Merit National Society of Oil and Acrylic Painters
2018  Fianlist Gateway International Painting Competition
2018  Outstanding Acrylic Painting Bold Brush Painting Competition
2018  Artmuse Painting Contest Winner, Master Class Division
2018  Robert Sanstrom Prize and Gold Medal National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
2018  Plein Air Salon Best Acrylic Painting June|July 2018
2018  Grand Traverse Plein Air | Best of Show
2015  Solo exhibition -North Shore Art League., Winnetka, IL
2015  Door County Plein Air Festival, Door County WI
2015  Plein Air Easton, Easton,  MD
2015  Cedarburg Plein Air Competition., Cedarburg, WI
2015  National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic., Salmagundi Club New York, NY
2015  Group Exhibition- Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2014  Door County Plein Air Festival,  Door County WI
2014  Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI
2014  National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Salmagundi Club New York, NY
2014  Board and Faculty Show  - North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL
2013  Door County Plein Air Festival, Door County WI
2013  Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI
2012  Door County Plein Air Festival, Door County WI


1997 - 2001  School of Representational Art, Chicago IL
1996 - 1997  American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
1975 - 1979  B.A Colombia College, Columbia MO