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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.


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


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

Monday, February 22, 2016

Charles is Awarded OPA Signature Member Status !

Here at the studio we're so proud of Charles!
Last month he was awarded Signature Member status with Oil Painters of America.
We've been working toward this goal for several years and it is so wonderful to see it realized.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Class Schedule for 2016

Charles' ongoing painting classes are proving ever popular in the Atlanta area. These classes are now predominantly figure, but regularly utilize still life and portrait work as well. All levels are welcome.

 Posted below is the 2016 class schedule. Rawr!

Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks

2016 session dates:
- January 5 - February 9, 2016
- February 23 - March 29, 2016
- April 19 - May 24, 2016
- June 7 - July 12, 2016
- July 26 - August 30, 2016
- September 13 - October 18, 2016
- November 1 - December 13, 2016 (no class on Nov. 22)

Binders' Art School

Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
register online - www.BindersArt.com
contact person - Stuart Shapiro - 404-237-6331 ext 208

Friday, November 13, 2015

"La Vespertina" juried into AAPL Grand National Exhibition

"La Vespertina"    20 x 16    oil
"La Vespertina" has been named a finalist in the American Artists Professional League's 87th Grand National Exhibition.

The show encompasses a wide array of paintings, drawings, and sculpture and will hang at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City until November 20.

For those interested, the exhibition is also available to view on AAPL's website.
- 87th Grand National finalists
- 87th Grand National award winners


American Artists Professional League
87th Grand National Exhibition
Nov. 8 - 20, 2015
at the Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"Alabaster Silk" Accepted into OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition

"Alabaster Silk"    20 x 16    oil

Following close on the heels of their Salon Exhibition, Oil Painters of America's Eastern Regional Exhibition opens on Friday, Nov. 6. This year's Eastern Regional is hosted by Eckert & Ross Fine Art in Indianapolis IN.

We're very pleased to say that Charles' new figure painting "Alabaster Silk" will be there amongst the 112 finalists.

The paintings chosen for this exhibition have already been posted online on both the gallery's website and OPA's website for those wanting a preview:
the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website
the exhibition on Eckert & Ross Fine Art's website


Oil Painters of America
2015 Eastern Regional Exhibition
Nov. 6 - Dec. 5, 2015
opening reception - Friday Nov. 6, 5-8:30 pm
Eckert & Ross Fine Art
Indianapolis IN 46208

Saturday, October 24, 2015

"The Eternal Dance" juried into Audubon Artists Exhibition

"The Eternal Dance"   30 x 15   oil

"The Eternal Dance" has been named a finalist in the Audubon Artists 73rd Annual Exhibition.

Audubon Artists, Inc., founded in 1942, is a very active and long-standing visual arts group based in New York City whose mission revolves around the statement "We believe in artistic progress."

Their 73rd Annual Exhibition will hang in the newly refurbished gallery space of the historic Salmagundi Club on Fifth Avenue.


Audubon Artists, Inc.
73rd Annual Exhibition
Oct. 26 - Nov. 6, 2015
reception: Sun. Nov. 1, 1-4 pm
at the Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003