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Thursday, May 22, 2008

"Melissa" honored in Nashville

On the afternoon of Sunday May 18th, the Tennessee Art League held the awards reception for their 43rd annual Central South Art Exhibition National. Charles received the ArtVentures Group Award for his lovely portrait of Melissa.

Of the 430 total entries, only 67 pieces were selected for inclusion in the exhibition by the juror, well-known Tennessee painter Dawn Whitelaw. Within that number, she allowed for a wonderful variety of both style and medium.

The Tennessee Art League's gallery is on the ground floor of their beautiful three-story brick-front building in downtown Nashville, just across the street from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. They're working hard to restore the building - the first floor gallery looks very contemporary with nice high ceilings, the second floor is private studio space, and the third floor houses two good-sized classrooms and a library.

We had a very nice time during our short visit to Nashville. Many thanks to the TAL members for a wonderful awards reception. With live music and good food, they know how to do it right.

If you're of a mind to visit, the show hangs at the Tennessee Art League Gallery until June 27th. Visit their website for more info: www.tennesseeartleague.org.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

OPA 17th National Exhibition Now Online

This past weekend marked the opening of Oil Painters of America's 17th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils at Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana.

The entire show can now be viewed online on the gallery's website and the list of award winners can be found on the OPA's website here.

We are thrilled to be a part of this tremendous exhibition of over 200 pieces, described as "an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by professional oil painters today."

Charles' sublime still-life painting "Of Wood and Roses" is available for sale through this exhibition. Please contact the gallery for purchase information.

Oil Painters of America
17th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
May 2 - June 14, 2008
Dana Gallery
246 N. Higgins, Missoula MT 59802
(406)721-3154 -- info@DanaGallery.com -- www.DanaGallery.com

Monday, May 5, 2008

Painting Class Dates Announced for June

The next 6 week session of Charles' ongoing painting class at Binders will continue, after the upcoming two week break, on Tuesday, June 3 and will run through July 8.

Both afternoon and evening classes are offered. They have proved very popular, for his aim is to teach the fundamental principles of design and technique, providing participants with a good solid core of knowledge on which to build their own artistic vision.

Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesdays, June 3 - July 8, 2008
afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks
contact The Art School at Binders to sign up
located in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA


Also, a reminder about the upcoming workshop opportunity sponsored by The Art School in Sandy Springs over the weekend of October 4-5, 2008 : Still Life Intensive Study. More info can be found in our previous post.

Friday, May 2, 2008

"Melissa" Goes to Nashville

"Melissa," Charles' beautiful portrait of a young girl, has been juried into the Tennessee Art League's 43rd Annual Central South Art Exhibition National.

The show opened yesterday at the Tennessee Art League Gallery in Nashville and will hang until June 27. This year's juror was the acclaimed fine artist Dawn Whitelaw, well known for her beautiful plein-air gallery pieces and commissioned portraits.

The awards reception will be May 18; drop by if you're in the Nashville area.

Tennessee Art League
43rd Annual Central South Art Exhibition National
May 1 - June 27, 2008

808 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Website Updates

We've just finished updating and adding new content to Charles' webpage. Along with several minor tweeks and rearrangings, we have:

Updated List of Exhibitions:

Since our last update, Charles has had the honor of being juried into 9 more exhibitions, including two Oil Painters of America shows, Salon International 2008 and the 65th annual Audubon Artists Inc. exhibition, which hung at the Salmagundi Art Club in New York City. Click here for the complete list.

New Images Added to the Portfolios:

Eight new images have been added to Charles' online galleries - 2 still-life paintings on the Other Works page and 6 new portrait and figurative works on the Portraits page, including 2 that have not been seen before here on the blog: "Indian Summer" and "Natasha."

Comments from Students:

I've also decided to highlight a few of the wonderful comments Charles has received from his students over the past few months. You can read them here on the Classes page.

Many thanks to our webmaster Brenda Long for placing these updates. If you're ever in the market for a website, she comes highly recommended. You can reach her at her site - Vectorland.com.

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