Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Session Follow-Up Newsletter (10-17-2021)

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. We hope that you are having a great and art-productive week! This newsletter is a big one - start reading and clicking :slight_smile:

Congratulation to Jamie Lindholm! Her painting The Interconnectedness of Life and Environment (36x18.5", Oil on Polyester Canvas mounted onboard) is headed to the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art for the 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition. The painting was juried into the show by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. The show will run from November 4th till December 31st.

Congratulations to Natalie Featherston for being juried into the Newport Biennial 2022 Show. The juried exhibition is one of the Newport Art Museum’s longest-standing traditions. This exhibition features the work of New England artists and showcases the fresh approaches to art-making in the region. Natalie’s painting Fight Like A Girl (Oil on Panel, 24x24") will be on display at the museum in January 2022. Stay tuned for more details on the show.

Natalie Featherston Solo Show! We are so very proud of you!
FAUX SHO: Trompe L’Oeil Double Visions will open on October 22nd at Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The show will be on display till November 4th. Please check out this VIDEO to get a glimpse of what Natalie has been working so hard on.

Congratulations to Natalie Featherston for securing her place as a finalist in the Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Art Competition. The Artistic Excellence competition showcases the work of both established and emerging artists. It is open to artists of all ages, and there are no restrictions on medium, subject matter, or geographic location. Her painting The Three Graces (Oil on Panel, 22x28") will be featured in the magazine’s December/January issue.

One more show to check out this upcoming week - Shawna Lampi-Legaree is hosting a virtual Opening Friday, October 29th at 6 pm MT. To see the collection that goes from Ptarmigans to Peony flowers, please click HERE. The show will be live on Facebook and Youtube.

Congratulations to Debra Keirce for being juried into the International Guild of Realism Fall Salon Online Exhibition. Debra’s painting Big Fish in a Little Tank (Oil on Panel, 15x16") will be amongst other artists’ works that were carefully selected from 700 entities by the jury committee. The show will be on display from October 20th till December 10th, 2021.

Fun job for Debra: Debra Keirce was assigned as a judge in the Fourth Annual Best of the Region show, Manassas, VA. The show is a joint enterprise between pARTner’s and Creative Brush Studio and Gallery. The gallery is owned by two of Debra’s artist friends Mary Reilly and Christine Reilly Raymond. The show will continue to be on display until November 18th. To check out an online preview, please follow the LINK.

Yet another show to check out this coming week - Julie Beck will be showing her painting A Resurrection Story (17x17", Oil on Canvas) at the Stove Factory Gallery, Charlestown, MA. The gallery is located inside an old factory building which is home to the Artists’ Group of Charlestown as well. The show will run from October 15th till October 31st.

Sign up for Julie’s Beck online webinars and in-person workshops!

The Magic of Indirect Oil Painting
Date: Tuesdays, Sept 14th to Nov 16th (10 sessions)
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 PM EST
Join Julie on this magic carpet ride through the world of still-life painting. Julie’s painting methods are rooted in all the good stuff learned in ateliers, but often take twists and turns through textures, effects, and strategic painting. A digital image of the still life and printing instructions will be provided to everyone in case you want to paint along.

Winter Color Bootcamp - A Practical Guide to Dynamic Color
Webinar Days (online) - no limit for spots, pay below
Dates: Dec 11,12
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
Tired of creating piles of mud? Are you looking for a reliable consistent paint mixing approach? Of course, you are! In this webinar/3 day workshop, we will dive into the complex world of color mixing, perception and relationships. While color mixing can seem overwhelming or complicated, this approach is all about being logical, and easy to understand. We will go over color theory/color space and our color mixing/matching strategy.

Thank you, Wendy Wagner for sharing a portrait demo (red chalk on watercolor-toned paper). The portrait was demoed at the Studio Incamminati’s First Annual Founders Celebration - A Bokannalia Gala held on October 2nd. Profits from the gala support student scholarships and the studio’s library.

Chairs recommended by Thomas Nash: Roc n Soc Chairs. Rock-n-Soc is an originator and developer of “Seating for Musicians” with numerous industry firsts and advancements. Since 1990, Roc-n-Soc has set the standard for quality.

Books mentioned this past session:
Daylight - by Cedric Egeli
Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
The Grand Biocentric Design: How Life Creates Reality by Robert Lanza

Podcasts mentioned this past session:
Hidden Brain Podcast - Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.
Why Johnny can’t come home - for true crime fans, check out this tragic story of a mother looking for her son, who disappeared in 1982. Because of her US established a National Center for Missing Children.

Anthony’s work can now be found at the celebrated Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe! This is his first time exhibiting there. His most recent work, Bang for your Buck (7x5", Oil on Panel), is currently on display at the gallery, so if you are in the area, please stop in and check it out.

Congratulations to Laurie Szilvagyi! Her painting Grapes on Foil (20x26", water media) will be displayed at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN. It is one of the two works selected for the upcoming exhibition at the museum, which will be open from October 29th till December 12st, 2021.

Thank you Laurie for sharing the recently finished commission. The artwork title is When Love and Duty Call (18x24" Oil on Panel). This work was inspired by Grant Wood’s American Gothic masterpiece of rural America. American Gothic is classified as “public domain” which allows artists to paint parodies and/or pay homage to the Grant Wood. The family who commissioned the painting owns several dairy businesses, and there are personal symbols located throughout the painting.

A special congratulations to Lorena Pugh. On September 11th and 12th, she had an open house at her art studio, located along the Narragansett Bay, RI. She sold twenty-six paintings! What a success!

Last roundtable session, the topic of drying brushes came up, and Anthony asked you to share your contraptions with everyone. Please see the images below.

Natalie’s brush holder is a piece of wood molding with tiny finish nails to keep the brushes in place. She also uses it as a drying rack.

Jamie’s brush holders are computer cable clips. The clips have sticky backs, and she has them on her paint board so my brushes can dry with the ferrule down. Jamie also sticks them on the outside of my Plein air painting box, on the shelf of her easel, or anywhere else to keep brushes organized and separated.

Thomas has quite a collection of brush holders.

  1. Is a rubber brush holder that is good for shorter handled brushes. John Sanden and Steve Moppert developed this many years ago. Unfortunately, I could not find a link to this brush holder. If anyone will find the link, please forward it to Anya so she can share it with everyone.
  2. Is a brush holder Thomas made with a picture frame molding. He put grooves in it so the brushes wouldn’t roll into each other. This holder is for long-handle brushes.
  3. Is a wire rack (I think he took it out of his oven) placed on a wooden block, so the brushes are at a slight angle. The idea is for the water not to flow down into the ferrule of the brush.

Laurie dries her brushes by placing them into the grooves of a piece of wood molding.

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