Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Session Follow-Up Newsletter (03-19-2022)
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.
Congratulation to Laurie Szilvagyi! Her watercolor painting Grapes on Foil (20x26")
has been selected for the 2022 Biennial Exhibition at the Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS). The TnWS is a statewide organization. Its exhibition rotates to different regions of the state every two years. This year the show is hosted in Chattanooga, TN. Out of the 192 entries, 60 were chosen to participate in this travel show. For more information, please follow the LINK.
Congratulation to Diane Davich-Craig on the completion of the two portrait commissions for Vanderbilt University. Diane was commissioned to paint two portraits to be hung in the Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The first commission is a portrait of the first female Dean of Vanderbilt University Margaret Cuninggim (shown above). The second portrait is of one of the first female students at Vanderbilt University, Stella Vaughn.
Frank Musto is taking over The Heckscher Museum of Art Instagram account! As part of the museum’s Emerging Artists Series: Instagram Takeovers 2022, Frank will be posting videos, still-shots, works in progress, and art stories for a week, starting March 23rd, 2022. If anyone would like to be tagged in the posts (or wishes not to), please let Frank know at this EMAIL ADDRESS.
Debra’s Keirce three miniature works got accepted into the Miniature Fine Art Invitational Exhibition at Snow Goose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA. The paintings Some Assembly Required (5x3", Oil on Panel), Skullduggery (3x5", Oil on Panel), and Musical Scales (5x4", Oil on Panel) can fit in the palm of your hand! The show will open May 1st, 2022, and run through June 12th, 2022.
Natalie Featherston is excited to announce that she will be teaching a five-day Trompe L’oeil workshop in December 2022 at the Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ. Stay tuned for dates and times, and sign-up information.
Thank you, Alexandra Smith, for sharing digital learning platforms. The list was shared with Anthony over a separate issue, but it is good for everyone to know these amazing resources for education.
Thank you everyone for sharing their favorite podcasts. Below is the list in no particular order.
- Hidden Brain Podcast (Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices, and direct our relationships.)
- The way I heard It Podcast (In The Way I Heard It, Mike Rowe gives a different take on a variety of topics—from pop culture to politics, history to Hollywood, each mystery is a true-ish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t.)
- How I Built This with Guy Raz (Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists—and the movements they built.)
- A1 from NPR (Listening to the news can feel like a journey. But 1A guides you beyond the headlines – and cuts through the noise.)
- Son of a Hitman (SOH is a new podcast documentary series produced and hosted by Jason Cavanagh, that dives into the deadly world of Charles Harrelson, a womanizer, a card shark, and possibly one of the most notorious hitmen of all time.)
- The Shrink Next Door (Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor – and the house next door – was wrong.)
- In the Dark (In the Dark is a podcast produced by American Public Media. Hosted and narrated by Madeleine Baran, and produced by Samara Freemark, the series features investigative journalism and in-depth reportage from APM Reports, the investigative reporting, and documentary unit of APM.)
- Serial (Serial is a podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns.)
- Wind of Change (It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best-selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions. Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth.)
- S-Town ( The story follows a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder.)
You guys are obsessed with your panels as much as with makeup brushes Below are the links to the panels and other useful tools that some of you recommended.
Trekell Gesso Primed Panel - 1/8" Aluminum Composite Material. (It is not cradled)
AlumaComp Aluminum Unprimed Archival Painting & Mounting Panels (It is not cradled) (Note from Diane: it might be a good option, but you have to time yourself and it did arrive ever so slightly warped.)
AlumaCorr Corrugated Aluminum Composite Sheets
Note from Jamie: I buy it through a sign company in 4’x8’ sheets and can bring some smaller sizes with me to PA in May for Anthony’s Workshop. If anyone is interested, email me at THIS address.
MicroLux® Mini Tilt Arbor Table Saw
The MicroLux® is more powerful, more accurate, and smoother running than any other saw its size. And it’s the world’s first variable speed table saw, so it will cut metal and plastic, as well as wood.
Thank you to everyone who sent in their recommendation for color printers.
Below is the list in no particular order.
Epson EcoTank ET-2720 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer with Scanner and Copier
Epson Expression ET-3700 EcoTank
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 InkJet Printer
Canon TS8220 Wireless All in One Photo Printer
A huge thank you to Natalie for letting us all know that she will be hosting a new type of workshop soon. Hopefully we can all take advantage of this amazing and highly bizarre opportunity!