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Friday, October 30, 2009

Finalist in AAPL 81st Grand National Exhibition

"Remnant of Empire" has been named a finalist in the 81st Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League!

This is the second year in a row that Charles has had the great honor of being chosen as a finalist in this prestigious show. We were very pleased to have once again made it past their stringent selection committee. (His painting "The Red Cup" received the Jack Richeson & Co. Award in last year's exhibition.)

"Remnant of Empire" will join works by artists from all across the country. The exhibition will hang at the Salmagundi Club in New York City from November 3-13. If you find yourself in the area, please try to drop by and see what promises to be a wonderful show.

Based in New York City since its inception in 1928, the AAPL focuses on meeting the increasing interest in traditional realism within American art. The organization strives "to advance the cause of fine arts in America, through the promotion of high standards of beauty, integrity and craftsmanship in painting, sculpture and the graphic arts."


The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
81st Grand National Exhibition
November 3-13, 2009
awards reception: Sun. Nov. 8, 2-5 pm
Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003
212-645-1345 -- AAPLinc@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Upcoming November - January Painting Class Dates

The dates for the next sessions of classes at both Binders Art in Atlanta and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville have now been posted.

-- Binders: Tuesdays, November 3 - December 15, 2009 and Tuesdays, January 5 - February 9, 2010.

-- Quinlan: Wednesdays, December 2, 2009 - January 20, 2010

In the Binders class, Charles has recently added the option of figure work to the curriculum, so at least three of the classes in the 6-week session may be with a live model. At both locations, afternoon and evening classes are again offered. We look forward to seeing everyone there.


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

- November 3 - December 15, 2009 (no class on Nov. 24)
- January 5 - February 9, 2010
- February 23 - April 6, 2010 (no class on Mar. 16)
- April 20 - May 25, 2010

The Art School at Binders
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
contact person: Eli Pelizza - 404-237-6331 ext 203


Painting - Design and Technique
Wednesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6:30-9:30 pm)
$150 (members) $165 (nonmembers) for six weeks
next session dates:
- December 2, 2009 - January 20, 2010 (no class on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30)

Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 Green Street NE, Gainesville GA 30501
770-536-2575 or email info@QuinlanArtsCenter.org

Friday, October 23, 2009

Members' Exhibition at the Quinlan

Last Thursday evening Charles and I took some time off to attend the opening reception for the Quinlan Visual Arts Center's 62nd Annual Members' Exhibition. It was another packed house! (I had to wait quite a while before I could take any pictures, or you wouldn't have been able to see anything through the crowd.)

The quality of the art this year was superb. It speaks wonders for the organization when so many accomplished artists are on the member rolls.

Two of Charles' paintings, An Epic in Three Acts and Persimmon and Bronze, are included in the exhibition. It will remain hanging until December 5.

The Quinlan has posted a gallery of some of the reception pictures. It is available on their website here.


Quinlan Visual Arts Center
62nd Annual Members' Exhibition
October 15 - December 5, 2009
514 Green Street NE, Gainesville GA 30501
770-536-2575 -- info@QuinlanArtsCenter.org

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Takin' it Easy" Travels to Denver for AIS Exhibition

"Takin' it Easy - a Study" has been accepted into the 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the American Impressionist Society.

We are so thrilled to be included in this prestigious and extremely high quality show. Only 189 pieces were accepted out of almost 650 entries. The judge for this year's exhibition is AIS Master Artist Quang Ho.

If you're interested in seeing some really wonderful paintings, the entire exhibit is currently on-line and can be viewed through the AIS website.

"Takin' it Easy" ships out next week for Denver and her Rocky Mountain adventures. Oh, how I wish we were going with her!


American Impressionist Society
10th Annual National Juried Exhibition
October 23 - December 1, 2009
opening reception: Friday Oct. 23, 5-7 pm
Saks Galleries
3019 East 2nd Ave., Denver CO 80206
303-333-4144 -- info@SaksGalleries.com