Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Session Follow-Up Newsletter (02-21-2021)

Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Sessions Follow Up Letter

Artist Round Table Zoom Bi-Monthly Sessions Follow Up Newsletter

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. We hope that you are having a great and art-productive week! We would like to apologize for the late release of this Newsletter, due to severe winter weather conditions and personal commitments we were not able to send this out any earlier.

We will start by congratulating Laurie Szilvagyi, Debra Kierce, and Karen Budan for being a part of this year’s Spring Salon Online Exhibition hosted by the International Guild of Realism.

For anyone who missed art historian Wil Talk’s interview with Deborah Kommalan this past week—you can now catch it here on Facebook.

This is a reminder for anyone who would like to join Portrait Society of America Ambassador Nanci France-Vaz’s Guest Artist Spotlight Series. The sessions will resume in March 2021. If you wish to join the events, please contact Nanci for instructions: Or send her a Facebook friend request, and she will invite you to the group. The sessions are scheduled as follows:
March 3: Dan Thompson. Dan will talk about his career as an artist and teacher., and how he met Nelson Shanks, and his current role as the dean of Studio Incamminati!
April 7: Tom Nash, will be discussing portrait commissions, and the strategies for a successful portrait career.
May 5: Julie Beck of the Academy of Realist Art, Boston, will be discussing she started her career, and exploring different genres of representational painting.

Congratulations to Jamie Lindholm for being a part of this year’s Richeson75 Internation Small Works Online Exhibition. You do not want to miss the exquisite detail packed into these little gems! The international artworks juried into this competition are all less than 144 square inches in size. From tiny portraits to tiny landscapes and everything in between, each piece has something to catch your attention. The exhibition can be viewed virtually until April 17, 2021.

We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Thomas V. Nash. Thomas is a huge contributor to our discussions. His expertise is invaluable both artistically and educationally. We hope that he will get back to his easel very soon!

Please take moment to check out Natalie Featherston’s new website. New Year-New Look! The website is full of great content: new works, news, press releases, available works (including prices).

Fun self-portrait by Julie Beck. The portrait itself is done in a loose manner, with a Trompe L’oeil element of a note Julie drew as a child.

This is a reminder for Smartermarx members that you can still visit The Pros and Cons of Website Pricing post by Anthony Waichulis.

Wonderful and playful new work completed by Diane Davich-Craig - Moon Rover , 30x30, Oil on Panel. This piece is on its way to Robert Lange Gallery, South Carolina.

We would like to congratulate Shawna Lampi-Legaree on the successful conclusion of her solo show In Plain Sight. Shawna’s holidays are over and she back to painting! Watch for her new work on Facebook and Instagram.

A huge congratulations to Debra Kierce for landing a commission of a lifetime. Debra has been commissioned by a design firm in London, England to create multiple artworks for the wall of the hotel. The Langham hotel building used to be the old Federal Reserve Bank of the US between 1922 and 1977. For more on Debra’s Langham hotel commission please follow this LINK.

Make sure to tune in to Debra Kierce’s life demos that she will be offering at The National Sporting Library and Museum, in Virginia. You can participate live on THIS Facebook page or watch the recorded video after the event.
February 28th, 2021 at 2 pm EST - Debra will demonstrate how she blocks in the colors and shapes for her paintings of water.
March 28th, 2021 at 2 pm EST - Debra will demonstrate the rapid sketch techniques that she uses in her daily 15-minute sketch practice.
Both events are FREE!!!