Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Sessions Follow Up Letter (07-27-2021)

**Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Sessions Follow Up Letter (07-27-2021)**

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!

We are opening up this newsletter with sad news: the art world lost yet another incredible artist, colleague, and friend. Kim Minichiello passed away at the age of fifty-five last week. This loss is particularly hard felt by Debra Keirce. She and Kim were long-time friends who traveled together, co-promoting each other’s art skills, organizing shows and podcasts. They were both founders of the WAM (Women. Artists. Masters) group. For more information on Kim, her work, and her imprint on the art world, please follow the LINK.

Congratulations to Julie Beck for taking third place in Jerry’s Artarama 9th Annual Self Portrait Contest. To see her painting The Heart Forms Long Before the Ribcage (241x30", Oil on Canvas) and other winners and contestants’ entries, please follow the LINK.

Robert Bateman is an incredible wide-life artist and mentor that Shawna Lampi-Legaree mentioned in her wonderful presentation this week. Robert Bateman (1930- ) is a Canadian naturalist, educator, and painter. His artwork has been strongly influenced by his far-reaching travels, particularly a two-year stint in a Land Rover traveling the world. For more on Robert and his work, please follow the LINK.

We are looking forward to Natalie’s and Julie’s show at Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA. The title of the show is Insentient Bits and Bobs , and it opens Friday, August 6th, 2021, 7-9 pm. The virtual, multi-platform, live stream opening can be viewed earlier, from 6:15 to 6:30 pm HERE.

Exhibit reminder:
Debra’s Keirce About That Hat painting is in the Long Beach Foundation Exhibition - Master Copies/Interpretations . The show will be on display from July 17 to August 15, 2021. Creating copies of masterworks as a learning experience is a time-honored tradition in the art world and a serious endeavor for artists at all professional levels.

Thank you, Tony Lombardo for recommending the Sugarlift Gallery. Sugarlift is a contemporary art gallery in New York, and its mission is to help artists create sustainable careers. The gallery can be a new and exciting venue for your art! You can apply online by following this LINK.

A fascinating article recommended by Deborah Kommalan - Focusing on Blue. The article’s author explains why we’re blind to the color blue through various experiments, studies, and observations.

On a health note: These are the two books that Shawna Lampi-Legaree mentioned this week:
The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung
The Diabetes Code Dr. Jason Fung

Thank you, Shawna Lampi-Legaree, for continuing our Artist Spotlight segments. It was wonderful to find out more about you and your impressive art career.

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