Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Session Follow-Up Newsletter (02-20-2022)

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 discussed during the roundtable.

First, we would like to welcome a new member to our Artist Round Table: Stanley Rayfield. Stanley Rayfield realized his love for art early in life, pursuing his passion before graduating high school. In 2009, Stanley graduated from a nationally ranked fine arts program, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts in Richmond, VA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Communication Arts. He furthered his study by undergoing intensive training in classical realism through Grand Central Atelier in Long Island, NY. Stanley’s portraits possess a photo-realistic likeness and skillfully capture the soul and spirit of the subject. With this gift, portraiture became central in Stanley’s fine art career, most notably when he entered the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Portrait Competition at age 19. The painting of his father entitled, “Dad”, earned 2nd place in the competition. Currently, Stanley enjoys mainly producing Fine Art paintings and drawings for collectors and museums.

Exiting commission opportunity for Natalie Fetherstone! She was approved to start on the new Trompe L’oeil collage portrait for the recent president of the Providence Art Club, Nancy Gaucher Thomas. Nancy is an acclaimed watercolorist and is only the second woman to serve as president of the prestigious Providence Art Club, in its 140-year history. They spent months working out the composition. Each element has a meaning and symbolism that reflects Nancy’s personality, her life as an artist, and her tenure as president. The big unveiling of the portrait will be in fall 2022.

Congratulations to Debra Keirce! Her painting Newsflash (19x15", Oil on Panel) was accepted into the Bryn Du Mansion Art Show. Bryn Du Mansion is a historic house in Granville, a village in Licking County, Ohio, United States. The estate is owned by the village and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The show will open on March 4th and will be on display till March 26th, 2022.

Make sure to check out upcoming workshops with Laurie Szilvagyi!

Dali’s – Art, Dreams, Fixations, and Phobias (Wednesday, May 11th at 10 a.m. via Zoom) On the anniversary of surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s birth, May 11th, Laurie Szilvagyi will present Dali’s – Art Dreams, Fixations, and Phobias discussing his life and art. Laurie will share images from her visits to Dali Museums in Paris, France, and, more recently, in St. Petersburg, Florida where she was dramatically impacted by the technical ability of a disturbed man supposedly on hallucinogenic drugs.

Still Life Composition at Laurie’s Szivagyi (March 14th, 2022, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Have you ever wondered how professionals set up their still life compositions? Well, now is the time to come and enjoy an interactive group of artists, in a comfortable setting, to learn key points in arranging an interesting still life setup. All levels are welcome.

Still Life Oil Painting at Laurie’s Szilvagyi Studio (April 7th - 9th, 2022, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Here is the perfect opportunity to paint your personal still life composition. If you desire to follow along with the instructor, an image will be provided. A materials list and details will be forwarded to you after registration. All levels are welcome.

During one of our conversations this week, a few E-commerce resources were mentioned. Please see the list below for some commonly used payments processors.

Please feel free to revisit Natalie’s Featherston post on Smartermarx - Awards, Cash & Prizes, and 1099s at Tax Time. The conversation has expanded a bit and there are a few valuable comments that can be useful. By the way, the other artist that Natalie mentioned in the conversation was Artist Alisa Shea. She is a fantastic watercolorist and definitely worth following on social media.

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

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