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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition

Charles' still-life painting "Remnant of Empire" has had the honor of being chosen to hang as part of Oil Painters of America's Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils.

Only 98 pieces were chosen for this show, out of submissions from OPA members across the entire eastern half of the country.

This year's Eastern Regional is hosted by the Walls Fine Art Gallery in Wilmington NC. (The gallery has no connection to us, its name is just a coincidence.) The show will hang at their upscale Mayfaire Town Center location from October 15-30, and then at their permanent location from November 1-13. 

The opening reception on the evening of October 15 is only one of many events that the gallery has organized for the occasion. Attendees will be kept busy for three days with presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions. All the events are free and open to the public and collectors and art enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. To this end, the gallery has made available a PDF version of the invitation flyer for sharing.

The entire exhibition is available to view online on the gallery's website. The folks there have also produced a very nice video/slide show with the exhibition pieces interspersed with photos of the artists at work. Along with "Remnant of Empire's" cameo at the 3:52 mark, two pictures of Charles in the studio are also included at 2:19 and 5:02.

2010 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
October 15 - November 13, 2010
opening reception: Friday Oct. 15, 6-10 pm
Walls Fine Art Gallery - Mayfaire Town Center
6842 Main Street, Wilmington NC 28405
910-343-1703 -- info@WallsGallery.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Figure Workshop, Nov. 11-14, 2010, Gainesville GA

The Essentials of Figure Painting
November 11-14, 2010
Thursday - Sunday 9:30-5:30
$350 + $50 model fee
Intermediate and advanced students only

Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Gainesville, Georgia

A PDF flyer for this workshop is available for download and sharing.

Throughout this figure painting workshop, underlying structure will be addressed while emphasizing the importance of artistically bringing the figure to life on canvas. Skeletal study aids of the body and head will be available for aid in observation. Students will concentrate on the sculptural relationships within the figure and selective interpretation on the canvas. In addition to instructor demonstrations, students will enjoy one-on-one attention in a focused group atmosphere throughout the four days of painting the figure from life.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Portrait Painting Demonstrations at Augusta's Westobou Festival

The Westobou Festival in Augusta GA is a 10 day long city-wide celebration of the arts. Now in its fifth year, each day of the festival features a variety of performances and exhibitions by regionally and nationally recognized artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theater and the visual arts.

We're honored that Charles has been invited to participate in this year's celebration. As the finale event of "Art Experience 2010," he will be conducting two portrait painting demonstrations on Thursday September 23 at Gallery on the Row, a lovely venue located in a spacious historic building on Broad Street, Augusta's "Artist's Row."

The Westobou Festival runs from September 16-25 in downtown Augusta GA. Tickets for Charles' demonstrations are $10 each and are available on the Westobou Festival's web site.  

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Painting Class Dates through December 2010

Just a reminder:
The next session of Charles' painting classes at Binders in Atlanta starts next week. Three of the classes of each 6-week session will include work with a live model in both the day and evening classes.

Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks
sign-up 2 weeks early to avoid $15 late registration fee

next 2 session dates:
- September 14 - October 19, 2010
- November 2 - December 14, 2010
(no class on Nov. 23)

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