The Art of the Olympians program brings Olympic and Paralympic artists together to fulfill the vision of the founder of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre De Coubertin, and the founder of Art of the Olympians, Al Oerter, to promote the cultural side of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our unique platform shows the connection between sport, art and the Olympics and celebrates the Olympic and Paralympic athlete, while promoting Olympic ideals and values.


Local, national and International newspapers, magazines, TV and radio have followed our activities extensively from our first exhibitions in 2006 at the United Nations to the HSH Prince Albert ll event – “Painting with the Prince” – in Fort Myers. The coverage continued through three Olympic Exhibitions in Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012, including our educational programs in Florida and England, our museum opening and an award-winning documentary. With dozens of notable Olympians and Paralympians, Olympic and Paralympic medalists, world champions and world record holders among our roster of artists, it’s not surprising the media takes notice. It is indeed an unusual and unique group of athletes.

Partial list of newspaper and magazine articles:

2006, March 3rd, The News-Press.
2006, March, Aesthetx (Al Oerter/ Artist)
2006, Summer, Gulf Shore Life Magazine (Al Oerter article).
2006, October, Kaleidoscope (AOTO Artist Olympic Scholarship).
2006, October 12th, Athletics Weekly ( 2012 UK Olympic Proposal)
2006, October 11th, USA Today (Al Oerter / AOTO).
2006, October, WOA Magazine #19 (Al Oerter article)
2006, November, USOC News (AOTO Panasonic).
2006, November 17th, Herald Sun.
2006, November 19th, New York Post (The National Arts Club).
2007, January 5th, The Beach Bulletin.
2007, Spring, Youth Sport Trust ( 2012 UK Legacy Program).
2007, June 2nd, The News-Press.
2007, June 21st, The News-Press.
2007, July, Happenings A&E.
2007, July, Arts and Entertainment Magazine.
2007, July, Sports Illustrated (Al Oerter / AOTO).
2007, July, Lee Magazine (Al Oerter).
2007, August 10th, “Die Welt” (Al Oerter/ AOTO).
2007, September 27th, The News-Press.
2007, October 2nd, USA Today
2007, November 28th, The News-Press (Al & Gabrielle Oerter).
2008, March 7th, Baldwin Register ( USOC / USSA Sport Art Competition)
2008, July 25th, The River.
2008, July, Fort Myers River District.
2008, August, The Observer Magazine.
2008, August 9th, The News-Press.
2008, August 15th, The Hertfordshire Mercury (Bradstock YouTube video)
2008, August/September, Grandeur Magazine.
2008, October, Florida Weekly.
2008, November, Grandeur Magazine.
2008, November 5-11th, Florida Weekly.
2008, November, Arts & Entertainment Magazine.
2008, November 28th, The Hertfordshire Mercury (Bradstock /YouTube videos)
2008, December 5th, The News-Press.
2008, December, US Airways Magazine.
2008, December, The News-Press.
2008, January, Naples Scene Magazine.
2008, February, Expression WGCU Public Media.
2008, March, Fort Lauderdale Magazine.
2008, April, The News-Press (Rauschenberg Exhibition, Edison College).
2008, May 21st, Fort Myers Beach Observer (Beijing Exhibition).
2008, July 24th, The River Weekly News (Beijing Exhibition).
2008, July 25th, The River Weekly News (Al Oerter article).
2008, August 8th, The News-Press (Beijing Exhibition).
2009, May/June, RSW Magazine (AOTO).
2009, June, Des Moines Sunday Register (Al Oerter).
2009, Summer, Spikes Magazine ( Bradstock UK Channel Four Show)
2009, November 26th, The News-Press.
2009, December 1st, The News-Press ( Prince Albert / DC Washington)
2009, December 6th, The News-Press. ( Prince Albert / DC Washington)
2009, December 9-15th, Florida Weekly A&E.
2009, December 18th, The Island Sand Paper (AOTO/ USOC)
2010, January 22nd, Island Sun.
2010, January 22nd, The News-Press.
2010, January 29th, The River Weekly News.
2010, January 29th, Gulf Coasting.
2010, February 5th, Fort Myers Beach Talk (museum opening).
2010, February 11th, The Mercury ( museum opening/snowball WR)
2010, March, Art & Entertainment Magazine (AOTO Museum opening).
2010, March,  Grand Times (AOTO Museum opening).
2010, April 28th-May 4th, Florida Weekly.
2010, May, Happenings Arts & Entertainment Magazine.
2010, May, Gulf Coast Times (Cover).
2010, May, Gulf Coast Times (double page)
2010, June 11th, The River Weekly News.
2010, June 18th, The River Weekly News (Skip Cutting).
2010, June 16-22th, Florida Weekly.
2010, June 23rd, The News-Press.
2010, July, Arts & Entertainment Magazine.
2010, July 16th, Island Sun.
2010, July 16th, The River Weekly News.
2010, July 16th, The News-Press ( AOTO documentary ).
2010, August 6th, Gulf Coasting.
2010, August 13th, The River Weekly News.
2010, September 8-14th, Florida Weekly.
2010, September 15-21st, Florida Weekly.
2010, September 17th, The River Weekly News.
2010, September 19th, The News-Press.
2010, September, Arts & Entertainment Magazine.
2010, October 22nd, The River Weekly News.
2010, October 25th, The River Weekly News (USOC unveiling / AOTO).
2010, October 29th, The River News (AOTO documentary).
2010, October 29th, The News-Press (AOTO documentary).
2010, October 30th, The News-Press (USOC / AOTO)
2010, October 31st, The News-Press (USOC /AOTO).
2010, November 5th, The River Weekly News.
2010, November 5th, Citizen-Times (Ashville)
2010, November 19th, The River Weekly News ( AOTO Documentary).
2010, December 1-7th, Florida Weekly.
2010, December 1-7th, Florida Weekly.
2010, December 14th, The News-Press.
2011, December, Harbor Style Magazine.
2011, January 7th, The News-Press.
2011, February 23-March 1st, Florida Weekly.
2011, February 25th, The River Weekly News.
2011, March 3-9th, Naples Florida Weekly.
2011, March, The River Weekly News.
2011, March 5th, Cape Coral Breeze.
2011, March 5th, Naples Daily News.
2011, March 6th, Naples Daily News.
2011, March 6th, The News-Press.
2011, April 1st, Post Media News.
2011, April 1st, The River Weekly News.
2011, April 2nd, The Vancouver Sun.
2011, April 17th, The Miami Herald.
2011, April,  The Herald.
2011, May, Harbor Style Magazine.
2011, May 20th, Grandeur Magazine. 
2011, June 3rd, The Independent.
2011, September 2nd, The News-Press. (Table Tennis)
2011, September 7-13th, Legs Go Magazine.
2011, October, Gulf Shore Business (Bob Beamon).
2011, October, The News-Press (Bob Beamon).
2011, October 11th, Press Register ( USSA/ ASAMA / AOTO / USOC art competition).
2011, October 19th, The News-Press.
2011. October 29th, 29th Milano, Italy International FICTS Festival (AOTO Documentary)
2011, November 17th, Naples News.
2011, November 20th, The News-Press (AOTO Documentary)
2011, November 25th, The Telegraph.
2011, December 7th, The Shopper.
2011, December, The News-Press.
2012, January 20th, The River Weekly News.
2012, February 3rd, The River Weekly News.
2012, February 10th, The River Weekly News.
2012, March 2nd, The Island Sun.
2012, April, The News-Press.
2012, May/ June, Grandeur Magazine.
2012, June 14th, The News-Press.
2012, June 17th, The Independent on Sunday .
2012, June 20th, The Sunday Times.
2012, June 24th, The Independent on Sunday.
2012, July 5th, Oriental Daily News.
2012, July 6th, The Sun.
2012, July 9th, Sing Tao Daily.
2012, July 20th, The River Weekly News.
2012, July 22nd, The News-Press (London 2012).
2012, July 22nd, Sunday News-Press Cape Coral /Fort Myers.
2012, July 28th, The News-Press (London 2012).
2012, July 25-31st, Fort Myers Florida Weekly.
2012, July 22nd, Sunday Morning Post Magazine.
2012, July 28th, Post Bulletin.
2012, July, Men’s Uno.
2012, August 3rd, The River Weekly News.
2012, August, Points North Magazine.
2012, August, The Peak.
2012, May 18th, The River Weekly News.
2012, May 21st, The News-Press.
2012, December, The News-Press (Golf tournament).
2012, December 4th, The News-Press (Golf Tournament).
2012, December 4th, The News-Press Cape Coral/Fort Myers (Golf Tournament).
2012, December 4th, The News-Press Cape Coral/Fort Myers (Golf Tournament).
2012, December 5th, The News-Press (Golf Tournament).
2013, March 1st, The News-Press (World Harmony).
2013, July 17th, The New-Press.