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Sunday, September 25, 2016

"At the Edge of the Storm" at OPA Salon Exhibition


"At the Edge of the Storm"  20 x 16  oil

We're so excited that Charles was once again chosen as a finalist in the Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition! "At the Edge of the Storm" will hang with the 275 other finalist paintings at Castle Gallery Fine Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, 2016.

The entire exhibition is currently available to view online on both the gallery's website and OPA's website:
the exhibition on Castle Gallery's website
the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website

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Oil Painters of America
2016 Juried Salon Exhibition
Sept. 30 - Oct. 29, 2016
opening reception - Friday Sept. 30, 5:30 - 9 pm
Castle Gallery Fine Art
Fort Wayne IN | 866-726-3699

Friday, September 23, 2016

Painting Demonstrations - October 1st in Atlanta

Why Grey Matters and Other Mysteries Explained

Next Saturday, Charles will be conducting two painting demonstrations with an emphasis on the importance of grey's relationship to color.

He will discuss how the painting process can be made easier and more creative through the use of items in Richeson's Grey Matters product line, as well as other Jack Richeson & Co. products and classic tools rarely used by artists today.

The demonstrations will take place at Binders Art Supply in Atlanta on Saturday October 1, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please plan on joining us if you're in the area.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Charles Named an ARC Salon Exhibition Finalist

Well, the notifications were sent out earlier this week and we were very pleased to hear that Charles has been named a finalist in the 12th International ARC Salon exhibition!

We don't know yet which painting made it in since their list only included artists' names. To increase suspense they're withholding title and category information until the online exhibition goes up and the awards are announced in early November. Finalist paintings are also eligible to be chosen for inclusion in the live exhibition, a new facet added last year to tremendous fanfare and success.

The International ARC Salon is an annual exhibition created by the Art Renewal Center which has grown to be the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas. Their website is a vast repository of classical realist art and receives over 5 million annual visitors.

-- the ARC Salon website 
-- the Art Renewal Center website


Friday, August 26, 2016

"The Flutist" an Art Muse Contest Finalist


We got the word in a great email last week. "The Flutist" had been chosen as a finalist in the Master Class category of the Art Muse Contest by the July contest juror Allan Duerr.

Mr. Duerr, who is editor of Art of the West magazine, commented about the painting: "So well done, actually very close to my first choice. Great use of color and expression."

The Art Muse Contest is a relatively new online competition, with a different judge every month. Entries are divided into 3 categories according to the artist's experience: Master Class, Emerging Artist and Budding Artist.

--  Art Muse Contest's website
--  Art of the West magazine's website

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Bronze Horse in Profile" at OPA Eastern Exhibition


"Bronze Horse in Profile"   20 x 16   oil

We're very pleased to announce that Charles' still life painting "Bronze Horse in Profile" has been accepted into the upcoming Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition! It will hang with the 105 other finalists at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio from Sept. 9 to Oct. 8, 2016.


The entire exhibition is currently available to view online on both the gallery's website and OPA's website:
the exhibition on Eisele Gallery's website
the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website

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Oil Painters of America
2016 Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Sept. 9 - Oct. 8, 2016
opening reception - Friday Sept. 9, 4:30 - 6 pm
Eisele Gallery of Fine Art
Cincinnati OH   |  513-791-7717

Monday, July 4, 2016

Two Paintings Accepted into Metro Montage Exhibition

Alabaster Silk

We are very pleased to announce that "Alabaster Silk" and the newly-unveiled "Riposte" have both been invited to hang in Metro Montage XVI, an all-media exhibition showcasing art and artists from across the country.

Come join us at the opening reception on Saturday evening, July 9, at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art on the square in downtown Marietta GA.

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Metro Montage XVI
July 9 - Sept 4, 2016
Opening reception: Sat. July 9, 6-8 pm
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
30 Atlanta St., Marietta GA 30060
770-528-1444 | www.MariettaCobbArtMuseum.org 

Friday, July 1, 2016

New Work: "Riposte"

"Riposte"   10 x 5   oil
This new little monochrome is just bursting with attitude. Whoa! I shouldn't call her little; she just gave me "the look."

Friday, June 3, 2016

Road Trip to OPA National Exhibition in Dallas


Charles and I took some time off a few weeks ago to attend the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and Convention in Dallas TX.

It was a fun road trip, a great gathering of artists, and a wonderful exhibition.

Photos of the trip are posted on Charles' Facebook page, for any who may be interested.
-- Facebook album with OPA trip photos

Friday, April 15, 2016

"The Silver Mask" Accepted into OPA National Exhibition

"The Silver Mask"   36 x 18   oil


We're thrilled to announce that Charles' new figure painting "The Silver Mask" has been accepted into the upcoming Oil Painters of America National Exhibition! It will hang with the 210 other finalists at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas from May 13 to June 15, 2016.

This year's national exhibition coincides with the organization's 25 anniversary and the opening reception / annual conference / anniversary celebration is looking to be a tremendous shindig.

The paintings chosen as finalists have already been posted online on OPA's website for those wanting a preview:
the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website

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Oil Painters of America
25th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Oils
May 13 - June 15, 2016
opening reception - Friday May 13, 5:30 - 10 pm
Southwest Gallery
Dallas TX
800-272-9910