• 2014, New Masters At The Columbus Centre, "Power Of Youth", SOLD
  • 2014, Passion To Perform by Yamaha Gold At The AGO, A Canadian Soldier, Finalist
  • 2013, Stroke of Genius 6, "Power of Youth," Finalist (ON PAGE 40)
  • 2011, Beaux Art Gallery, Juried Show, "Power of Youth", People's Choice Award.
  • 2009, Through The Eyes of The Artist, "Power of Youth", 2nd Prize Award.


  • 2009, Lakeshore Arts, Faces, Collective Art Show.


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A series of portraits and studies I have completed over the past few years in oil or dry media (graphite, carbon or charcoal.) 

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Juror statement:  Raffaele Abbate's "Power of youth" drawing has soul.  We were struck by the intensity of the boy's gaze and attitude.   The choice of paper and the simplicity of the composition add to the strength of the work as does the thoughtful rendering of the light and shadows on the face and hair.  May 28th, 2009.