Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Sessions Follow Up Letter (08-22-2021)

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!

Natalie Featherston Uncut is out! Be sure to check out John Dalton’s interview with her on his Gently Does It podcast. Natalie is incredibly grateful to everyone from the zoom group who submitted questions.

Congratulations to Natalie Featherston for securing an invitation to show hosted by Attleboro Arts Museum, MA. The exhibit is inspired by Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise: Poems book, a best-selling volume of wise, powerful poetry from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. Natalie’s painting Fight Like A Girl (Oil on tondo, 24x24") will be on display at the museum from Saturday, September 18th – Saturday, September 25th, 2021.

Check out this interview that Natalie did with Boynes Emerging Artist Award founder Chantal Boynes. She was a finalist, and submissions are open now for anyone who would like to enter.

Julie Beck and Anthony Waichulis are in the Small Works Exhibition at Gallery 1261, Denver, CO. The show is open now and will be on display till September 12th. Make sure to check it out!

We are looking forward to Debra’s Keirce four-day workshop - Painting Textures in Oils. The workshop will be hosted by Florence Thomas Art School from September 2-5, 2021. Using just five oil paint colors, Debra will spend four days exploring different oil painting methods to create realistic textures. For more information or sign up for the workshop, please follow the LINK.

Congratulations to Debra Keirce and Christine Porter Lofaro 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") and Christine’s painting I won’t be Cooking Today (Oil on Board, 18x24") 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.

More praise going out to Christine Porter Lofaro! Her painting Distant Spring (Oil on Board, 10x8") was given an Honourable Mention and was selected into Fusion Art 2nd Annual Still Life Online Exhibition. Fusion Art received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world. From nearly 500 entries, 135 works were selected for the exhibition, which will be featured on the website for three months starting on August 15, 2021.

Please welcome the newest member of Artist Round Table - Lorena Pugh. An award-winning artist and illustrator, Lorena Pugh graduated in 1980 from the Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Lorena has received numerous accolades for her artwork, including the Award of Merit from the Society of Illustration and Communication Arts Award of Excellence for several consecutive years. She is an elected member of Salmagundi and the Oil Painters of America clubs.
On September 11th and 12th, 11 a.m to 3 p.m, she is having an open house at her art studio, located along the Narragansett Bay, RI. For more information on the open house, please contact Lorena HERE.

Thank you, Francine Gaudet, Ani Art Academies Anguilla apprentice, for sharing her two recent charcoal drawings and a story behind each image.
The image on the left: Across From Siramoni Temple ( Charcoal and White Pastel on Paper, 16x16”). This drawing was inspired by a photo she took when visiting an antique fabric shop in the ancient market of Bhuj in Gujarat, India.
The image on the right: Bard of Bagru ( Charcoal and White Pastel on Paper,10x10.5") This work is based on a photo she took in the village of Bagru, Rajasthan, India, where a small group of farmers joined together to sing folksongs and tell stories.

In every newsletter, I will show you guys an example of Anthony’s notes from the round table session. I need multiple cups of coffee to figure this one out :slight_smile:

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