Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Session Follow-Up Newsletter (07.23.2023)

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Making Their Mark Exhibition at Susan Powell Gallery. Opening Friday, August 18, 2023
“For decades, women have pushed themselves towards innovation and excellence to be noticed in a traditionally male arena. Whether creating landscapes, seascapes, still life, figures, or animals, each artist imbues her subject with lessons from the past and a creative focus on the future. This show celebrates the exciting advances in subject matter and techniques that these artists offer.”

We have another great artist podcast/interview for you to listen to while you paint! Check out this interview Julie did with Todd Casey on his YouTube channel Shop-Talk.

Do not miss out on this opportunity! FREE in-Person Intro to Oil Painting class at ARA Boston with Julie Beck.
“This in-person class is open to everyone. We will be covering the basic info that our students need in order to begin oil painting with us here in our main Atelier program. We will cover all the technical information that can be helpful when it comes to getting started in oil painting.”

For more information and to register, please follow the LINK.

Congratulations to Debra Keirce! Her homage to da Vinci’s Last Supper garnered lots of attention at The Carriage Factory gallery in Newton, KS. She won the Western Art Collector editor’s choice and also the President’s Award for this piece.

In regard to advertisements about brain-boosting activities and supplements, Anthony mentioned Neuroscientist Indre Viskontas. During one of her lectures, she joked that if it had “Neuro” on the bottle, then it was probably BS. You can learn more about her here: Indre Viskontas.

HOMEWORK! This past week, Tony Lombardo forwarded a post about the controversy over the “AI Dali” at the Dali Museum. Give it a look and see what you think about it: dalí lives.

Books mentioned again this past session:
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

Materials discussed this week revolved around an issue brought up by artist Sirkka Linnea. She was asking about the best ways to adhere canvas to a substrate. Some of the tools mentioned:
Brayer (There are multiple brayers available on Amazon; choose the one to fit your needs.)
Speedball Screen (the screens come in a variety of sizes)
BEVA film
Heat Gun (Multiple models available on Amazon)

We are excited to announce Capturing Realism Caribbean, ÀNI Art Academies’ largest exhibition featuring our Caribbean-based apprentices, instructors, and alums. The exhibition will open on November 3rd, 2023, at Santo Domingo’s Arte San Ramón Gallery and will be on display through December 31st, 2023. Please join us in celebrating the artwork of our Caribbean-based artist!

This October, Denver’s Gallery 1261 proudly presents a special showcase of contemporary artworks that explores the realm of high-definition realism. Curated by Anthony Waichulis, this new exhibition aims a spotlight on works some may often describe as “tight.” The exhibition will open on October 21, and the opening reception will be from 4 -6 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the best in realism in person!
Representational painters have long had their efforts categorized along a spectrum of definition or abstraction. On one end of that spectrum, dubbed loose, we tend to find artwork with wonderfully bold abstractions and incredibly masterful brevity. In contrast, the other end, dubbed tight, is populated with impressive realizations of great complexity and meticulous precision. Virtuosity can be found equally across the entirety of this spectrum; in the artists that can abstract a subject down to ten brushstrokes, the artists that choose to manifest that same subject with a thousand, and the countless artists chasing their own blend of definition and abstraction in between.
Tight celebrates those that continue to redefine the landscape on the high-definition end of this spectrum of representation. The artists selected for this special showcase continue to awe and inspire with their endeavors, achieving levels of resolution and depth that elicit experiences of wonder and fascination for any viewer. Demonstrable virtuosity, compelling subject matter, and mind-blowing levels of resolution are sure to be present in many combinations—so do not miss this amazing collection of work.
Participating artists include Julie Beck, Helen Crispino, Tony Curanaj, Rodney O’Dell Davis, Natalie Featherston, Scott Fraser, Serge Marshennikov, Kevin A. Moore, Renato Muccillo, Duffy Sheridan, Joseph Todorovitch, Anthony Waichulis (among others.)
Exhibition Dates: October 21 - November 4, 2023

Color Bootcamp - A Practical Guide to Dynamic Color. Dates: 12/15/2023-12/17/2023. In this three-day in-person workshop (great for absolute beginners or veteran painters), we will dive into the complex world of color mixing, perception, and relationships.

The Fabric of Still Life Oil Painting - 8/3/2023 - 8/5/2023, Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center, Pennsylvania.
The Fabric of Still Life Oil Painting - 9/1/2023 - 9/3/2023, River Valley Arts Center, Arkansas.
The Fabric of Still Life Oil Painting - 9/13/2023 - 9/15/2023, Florence Thomas Art School, North Carolina

“Master artists have studied fabrics for centuries. When you learn to draw and paint the folds in fabric realistically, you are learning to “turn form” or paint realism. That means you are learning magic. In this, students will spend the exploring of different fabric textures and folds in a still life. By the end of the workshop, students will have learned the essential steps to creating a realistic painting. Students will be working from photographs provided by the teacher in order to focus on painting techniques instead of drawing.”

BOULDER: Boulder Art Association - October 24-28th, 2023
SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Artists School - December 4-8th, 2023
Natalie’s painting workshops explore foundational oil painting skills through the genre of trompe l’oeil, where paintings deceive the eye by making a flat surface appear three-dimensional and hyper-realistic.

Join instructor Anthony Waichulis for his lecture, “Building a Better Artist,” which he will present at the 16th Annual Imaginative Realism art show in Reading PA. The talk will be about a basic framework to better navigate the ever-growing ocean of art education resources out there.
“From the many different formal curricula/programs to “how-to” books to YouTube videos—the amount of information for aspiring artists to sift through can be staggering. Consider joining me this October to explore how one might better illuminate an ideal development path by examining several aspects of the art experience and how different resources can impact your engagement with it.”
Date and time: Thursday, October 19th at 11 am.

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