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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Scholarship from the National Academy of Design

Charles was awarded a scholarship to attend a two-week master class with figurative artist Peter Cox at the National Academy School of Fine Art in New York!

Charles had the opportunity to study in-depth with Peter in the early 1990s, and has been very fortunate to be able to study with him again periodically since 2006. This current 2-week master class at the National Academy concentrated on multi-figure compositions and their inherent narrative powers.

Review Magazine describes Peter Cox as "...maybe the best figurative artist now working in New York." He has twice won the gold medal at the National Arts Club and has taught at various prestigious art schools in and around New York since the mid-eighties.

The pictures I've included here were taken in October 2006 and used in a feature article about Peter Cox published in the Spring 2007 issue of American Artist Workshop magazine.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kudos for "Natasha"

"Natasha" has been named a finalist in the 2008 Art Kudos International Exhibition!

Art Kudos is an online-only gathering of exceptional art. Only in it's fourth year, it has steadily grown in both scope and reputation. This year's exhibition contains 128 works from 13 countries around the world. An incredible variety of mediums and artistic styles are represented in this year's show and the quality is outstanding. It is a wonderfully diverse group.

The exhibition went online today and can be viewed at ArtKudos.com. Charles was also a finalist in last year's show. That can be viewed in the archives section of their webpage.

Friday, August 8, 2008

"Lavender Lace" Honored with Memorial Sunflower Award

At the opening reception of the Atlanta Fine Arts League's 2nd National Exhibition last Friday night, August 1, Charles' painting "Lavender Lace" was honored, quite unexpectedly, with what I thought was the most meaningful award of the evening - the Kerry Aube' Lingle Memorial Sunflower Award.

Unfortunately, Charles was out of town that evening and was not there to accept in person, so I stepped in on his behalf. Pictured above are Matthew Lingle, Pat Aube' and Tom Gray, and myself, with Charles' painting "Lavender Lace."

Kerry Aube' Lingle was the daughter of AFAL charter member Pat Aube' Gray. She was a very talented and creative graphic designer with a bright and giving nature. She was tragically lost to her family just last summer. Her parents, her husband and the Atlanta Fine Arts League created this award as a very special way to honor her memory.

Her mother, Pat Aube' Gray lives, teaches and creates her art in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. You can visit her website to view her lovely works, or read more about her daughter Kerry and the Memorial Sunflower Award on her blog, Art Matters.

The AFAL 2nd National Exhibition will remain on display until September 26, 2008 at the Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery in Roswell, Georgia.