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Monday, August 23, 2010

Atlanta Fine Arts League 4th National Exhibition

"Persimmon and Bronze" has been accepted into the Atlanta Fine Arts League's 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition, which will hang from September 3-24 at the Abernathy Arts Center Gallery in Sandy Springs GA. The opening reception is Friday evening, September 3. We'd love to see you there!


Atlanta Fine Arts League
4th Annual National Juried Exhibition
September 3-24, 2010
opening reception: Friday, September 3, 6:30-8:30 pm
Abernathy Arts Center Gallery
254 Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs GA 30328

Friday, August 20, 2010

Portrait Demonstration for a Full House

More Than A Likeness: Capturing Character

In conjunction with his recent one man show, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center hosted Charles for a portrait painting demonstration and talk on the evening of June 24. Sponsored by a grant from The Arts Council of Gainesville and the Georgia Council for the Arts, the program was open to the public free of charge. A wonderful write-up in the Gainesville Times that morning helped pack the main gallery with more than 60 enthusiastic observers. Charles talked on a variety of topics while he painted over the course of almost three hours.

The Quinlan's Executive Director Amanda Kroll was effusive in her comments about the evening: "You gave so freely of your time and talent to help us pull off what was undoubtedly one of our most successful new events in years. I think from a philosophical approach, you really made an impression with the artists that attended as well as the art appreciators, and that was exactly what we were trying to do... I hope that as we look into the future, we can continue to work with you and to promote you as one of the finest artists in Georgia..."

An album of photos from the evening is available on Charles' Facebook page. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Afternoon Practice" Receives Award

After contending with Atlanta's Friday afternoon traffic and a late-day summer downpour, Charles and I were a little late getting to the opening reception of the Atlanta Equestrian Exhibition at The Gallery at Paper Mill Village in Marietta GA. Things were in full swing when we got there, and I was thrilled when we walked in and saw that big purple ribbon...

Charles' charcoal sketch of a polo pony in action, "Afternoon Practice," had received one of 7 unranked Awards of Excellence!

We had a great time at the reception talking art with other artists, collectors and Facebook friends. We met the exhibition juror and judge, well-known equine and canine artist Robert Christie, along with fellow award winner Len Jagoda from Columbus GA, both of whom are pictured chatting with Charles in the photo below. Mr. Christie made a point to praise the movement, power and speed of the horse that Charles had captured in "Afternoon Practice."

The exhibition includes 50 pieces of equestrian art from artists across the country - paintings, drawings and sculpture covering a wide range of artistic styles. The show will remain up until August 28. Check our previous blog post for more information.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Still Life Workshop, Oct 22-24, 2010, Suwanee GA

Late October will find Charles in Suwanee GA teaching a 2 1/2 day still life workshop for the North Gwinnett Arts Association.

A Friday evening demonstration from 5-9 pm will be open to attendees from outside the workshop for $20. Two full days of instruction will follow on Saturday and Sunday. Total cost for the weekend is $300.

The maximum class size is 15.
Registration deadline is October 1.

To register contact Vickie Johnson at vannmac@charter.net or call 678-546-7443.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Transitioning Back to the Classics

One Man Show Reviewed by Atlanta Art Critic

I was thrilled this morning when I found in my inbox the latest blog posting from Atlanta Art Critic. Their featured exhibition was Charles' solo show "Transitions," currently hanging at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville GA through August 15.

We've subscribed to this blog's news feed for several months now to help keep us apprised of Atlanta's diverse art scene, and it's wonderful to be included among the vibrant and interesting artworks and artists that have filled its pages.

Thank you Atlanta Art Critic!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Drawing included in Atlanta Equestrian Exhibition

During the month of August, The Gallery at Paper Mill Village will be hosting the Atlanta Equestrian Exhibition, a collection of 50 two- and three-dimensional fine art works from throughout the United States and Canada.

We're pleased to announce that "Afternoon Practice," Charles' powerfully expressive charcoal sketch of a polo pony in action, has been chosen for inclusion in this wonderful show.

The exhibition is juried and judged by well-known equine and canine artist Robert Christie. Join us at the opening reception on Friday, August 6, to view what is being touted as one of the largest equine fine art exhibits ever held in Atlanta. All sales from the show will benefit the Humane Society of Atlanta.

Atlanta Equestrian Exhibition
August 6 - 28, 2010
opening reception: Friday, August 6, 6-8:30 pm
The Gallery at Paper Mill Village
255 Village Parkway, Suite 320 Marietta, GA 30067
678-755-1079 -- DThomas555@aol.com --