Neal Portnoy to host a special exhibition, along with a free fan meet and greet, Q&A, and live illustration at gallery in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery is continuing its artist showcase series in April with a free exhibition and fan event with Las Vegas-based realism illustrator Neal Portnoy. Held Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., fans will have the opportunity to view Portnoy’s one-of-a-kind work and get “Portnoyed,” while he hosts a live illustration, meet-and-greet and Q&A.
A fixture in the Las Vegas art world, Neal Portnoy is known as the “Illustrator to the Stars,” and his artwork has won a huge fan following with collectors, celebrities, media, and sports figures. Over his varied career, Portnoy has been commissioned by a number of corporate and private clients in the sports, public, and entertainment marketplace.
His background in caricatures allows him to recreate the personality of his subjects, and his unique usage of felt markers as a preferred medium truly allows his colors to “pop” off the board. In his words, “This singular medium allows me to deliver the movement and texture that makes my art so special.”
In addition to being a former illustrator for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Portnoy has also created over 500 college sports programs and media guide covers for a variety of NCAA schools including UNLV, Michigan State, Virginia, UMass, UCLA, Wake Forest, Washington, Yale, and many more.
He has created limited-edition commemoratives for schools like Michigan State and ECAC and was honored to create NCAA National Men’s Hockey lithographs for Yale University and Union College. Recently, his “Greatest Raiders of All Time” artwork was enlarged to a 28-foot-by-40-foot mural inside Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
In the spirit of his new hometown, he has illustrated many of the entertainers and sports celebrities that both live and play in Las Vegas. A prime example was a special series of commissioned original lithographs for the world-renowned band Imagine Dragons, which raised money for The Tyler Robinson Foundation.
Known in the corporate world as an entertainer with a quick wit and even quicker hand, Portnoy has entertained audiences worldwide with his “caricature entertainment,” creating full-color caricatures in minutes at functions for many corporations including Citizens Bank, NEC, Iron Mountain, Allmerica Financial, Reebok, St. Gobain/Norton Co., Starter, US Rubber, and ESPN.
Park West Gallery has two locations at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Current hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit ParkWestVegas.com or call 702-630-1037. Keep up with Park West Gallery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @ParkWestGallery.