We'll be adding all kinds of news and notes to this page. If you're looking for something specific, such as class or workshop information, try the Index or Blog Archive in the left margin.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Archive of Newsletter Past Issues

For a little over a year now I've been writing and sending out a quarterly newsletter to everyone on Charles' email list. They have been very well-received and I've gotten a lot of great comments about them. I'd recently arranged for them to be converted to linkable webpages, but now I've gone one better...

All of the past issues are now available in our new newsletter archive.

I've added a link over in the left margin just under the newsletter sign-up button. A link will also go up on the main webpage after I have put together the next update.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Two Paintings Accepted into Art Kudos 2009

"Lavender Lace" and "Of Wood and Roses" have both been accepted into the Art Kudos 2009 International Juried Art Exhibition.

This is the 5th year for this diverse online exhibition. Charles was also named a finalist in 2007 and 2008. (Those shows are still online in the archives section of their webpage.)

The group of artworks this year consists of 140 pieces by 132 artists from 15 countries. We are very honored to be a part of it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Paint-Out at Zoo Atlanta, September 12th

Attention plein-air artists and panda lovers! We're passing along information about a great paint-out coming up to benefit the giant pandas at Zoo Atlanta. Please pass this information along to anyone else who might be interested. The image links to the accompanying PDF flyer.

The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and Zoo Atlanta have teamed up to provide area artists with a unique plein-air painting and drawing opportunity.

In order to benefit Zoo Atlanta's giant pandas and the "Give So They Stay" campaign, the zoo has invited us to spend a Saturday afternoon creating art of these beloved animals. With a $20 donation to the panda program, all participants will receive free admission for themselves and all their painting and drawing gear to Zoo Atlanta! This is a unique opportunity to work from life and benefit in-need animals.

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 1:00-6:00 pm.

All participants must prepay by Wednesday, September 9, 2009. Checks and cash only; checks made payable to "Zoo Atlanta" with "Give So They Stay" in the notes section. Mail payment to the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta GA 30060 or bring it by in person.

For more information, email MCMA intern Emily Ryals at emhdarby@gmail.com

To learn more about Zoo Atlanta's "Give So They Stay" campaign, visit http://www.GiveSoTheyStay.org/

Monday, August 10, 2009

Governor's Office Welcomes Paintings by Past Students

For the past several years, the Georgia Governor's Office has played host to artworks by a variety of Georgia artists. This year among the chosen few are two of Charles' past students (and long-time friends), Keith Barnett and Denis Byrd!

Denis' plein air oil painting "High Falls in Autumn" joins three of Keith's landscapes: "Tree Line at Cloudland Canyon," "Creek at High Falls," and "Light through the Leaves."

These paintings were submitted to the Governor's Office exhibition by one of our local arts organizations, Arts Clayton. They will hang throughout the Governor's suite at the capital for a year, until the summer of 2010.

Our hearty congratulations go out to both Denis and Keith for their beautiful paintings and this great honor shown to them. Huzzahh!