Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Session Follow-Up Newsletter (01-24-2021)

**Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Sessions Follow Up Letter**

Artist Round Table Zoom Bi-Monthly Sessions Follow Up Letter

Greetings, you are receiving this newsletter because you are registered for our Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Sessions. We will be sending a follow-up newsletter like this after each session to highlight the key points that were discussed. First, we would like to congratulate two of the winners of the 15th Annual ARC Salon Competition.
Natalie Featherston was awarded Best Trompe L’oeil for her painting Nesting Instinct, while Julie Beck was awarded first place in the Still Life category with her painting The Hundredth Monkey.

The results are announced for the 7th ModPortrait painting contest centered exclusively in the portrait category in MEAM Barcelona, Spain. Congratulations to Nanci France-Vaz for being a finalist with her painting Love’s Kaleidoscope , and congratulations to Jamie Lindholm for her painting Roots of Universal Optimism for being chosen to be in the ModPortrait 2020 Catalog.

For Smartermarx members please check out this POST about fine art associations, clubs, and fellowships. There is tons of useful information, including membership costs and a list of benefits.
Also below is the list of the art associations that were mentioned past zoom session:
Allied Artists Association
Providence Art Club
Poets and Artists

Portrait Society of America Ambassador Nanci France-Vaz will host a Zoom Sessions - Guest Artist Spotlight Series. The sessions will resume in March 2021.
If you wish to join the discussion, please contact Nanci for instructions: Or send her a Facebook friend request, and she will invite you to the group.
The sessions scheduled as follows:
March 3: Dan Thompson. Dan will talk about his career as an artist and teacher. How he met Nelson Shanks and being Dean of Studio Incamminati!
April 7: Tom Nash, will be discussing how he gets portrait commissions on his own and the business tactics of his successful portrait career.
May 5: Julie Beck of Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Discussion on how she started her career not having former art training and painting different genres for galleries.
June 2: Tina Garrett, will be discussing how she built up her successful art career and her workshops
July date TBA: Michael Shane Neal, the new PSOA Director. Michael will discuss his experience with Ray Kinstler, his portraits, and perhaps do a small demo for us.
August 4: Alexandra Tyng She will talk about how she started her career and her process of narrative painting from concept to completion.
September 1: George O’Hanlon (if he can do this date.). George’s topic will be on sinking in and varnishing problems, causes, and the best practice to avoid them.

Members Newly Sold Works

We are excited about Shawna’s 8th annual art show, “In Plain Sight”. Starting February 12th, and running through February 19th, 2021. Tickets for the opening reception are already sold out, and we are sure the showcase will be spectacular!

Following up on the topic of copying, appropriation, and plagiarism, Laurie Szilvagyi recently visited Wyland Galleries of Sarasota, Fl, where she saw this Banksy “inspired” painting.
Below are the images of two paintings side by side, and digitally layered image - the similarities are uncanny!

If you have recently completed or sold work, and the topic did not come up during the session, you can always send it to me directly to be featured in the follow-up newsletter. Anya at

In between our bi-weekly Artist Round Table Sessions feel free to come and join the discussions on Smartermarx.