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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Natasha" Honored by Academic Artists Association

Wonderful news!

"Natasha" received the Helen G. Prince Award this past weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts at the opening reception of the Academic Artists Association's 60th National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art.

Pictures of the major award winning pieces and the complete list of accepted artists are now posted on the Academic Artists website. The exhibition will remain up until May 2nd. See our previous post for more information.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Academic Artists Association National Exhibition

"Natasha" has been accepted into the Academic Artists Association's 60th National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art.

The exhibition opens next weekend and hangs until May 2nd at the Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

This is the third year in a row that Charles has been accepted into this show. In 2008 his still-life painting "The Red Cup" was honored with the Arts Unlimited Award of Excellence.


Academic Artists Association
60th National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art
April 25 - May 2, 2010
awards reception: April 25, 1-4 pm
Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center
1000 State Street, Springfield MA 01109
413-245-9036 -- Academic-Artists@cox.net -- www.AcademicArtistsAssociation.com

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jurying "Bursts of Creativity" at Kudzu Art Zone

It's always fun going with Charles when he juries or judges an exhibition. I love watching the process and listening to the debates. He rarely chooses anything simply because he "likes it." So many facets are under consideration - the intent of the artist and the success of their piece in that regard, artistic expression, command of the medium, design, craftsmanship, flow and overall visual appeal, among many other things. You can learn so much just by being a fly on the wall.

Last month, he was invited back to Kudzu Art Zone to jury "Bursts of Creativity," an exhibition of their members' work. Christopher Sherry, our official KAZ representative for the day, met us at the door with clipboard in hand. Three hours later, it was done - 39 works of a variety of themes, mediums and processes remained, including the 6 award winners. (The awards reception was last week. I'll get those pictures up soon.)

If you're in the Norcross GA area, I recommend stopping by. They have a lovely little space there - a small but very professional looking gallery and a good-sized classroom that sees a lot of activity with workshops, programs and demonstrations.

"Bursts of Creativity" will be on display at Kudzu Art Zone through May 22, 2010. Gallery hours are Fridays & Saturdays 11-4 pm.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Figure Painting Demonstration - April 22, 2010

In conjunction with the upcoming figure painting workshop at The Winsor Gallery in McDonough GA, Charles will be conducting a demonstration on the evening of Thursday April 22, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Artists and art enthusiasts who are not participating in the workshop are invited to attend the demo.

Demonstration-only sign-ups are $20 and are available ahead of time and at the door. Photos will only be allowed during model breaks.

See our previous post for details about the workshop and for location and contact information.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Painting Class Dates through August 2010

We just wrapped up the most recent painting class session at Binders Art Supply in Atlanta. We'll be taking a week off to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. The next session of classes will begin on Tuesday April 20, 2010.

Three of the classes in this 6-week session will include work with a live model in both the day and evening classes. Don't delay in signing up; spaces are already filling fast.


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

next 3 session dates:
- April 20 - May 25, 2010
- June 8 - July 13, 2010
- July 27 - August 31, 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

Monday, April 5, 2010

Painting Demonstration at Kudzu Art Zone

On the evening of February 22 Charles and I were in Norcross GA for the February Members Meeting of the Kudzu Art Zone. Charles was the special guest presenter that night and gave a well-received talk and oil painting demonstration to a full house. Kudzu's March newsletter described his visit as "inspiring ... fun and informative." Our thanks to everyone there that night - we had a blast!

Charles talks with Kudzu members and adds a few more finishing touches to the painting before packing up at the end of the evening.