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Friday, May 30, 2014

Still Life Painting Named an ARC Salon Exhibition Finalist

"The Legend of the Red Orchid"
"The Legend of the Red Orchid" has been named a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's 2013/2014 Salon Exhibition.

We were honored to have made the cut from an apparently record-breaking 2200+ entries.

The ARC Salon is an annual online exhibition created by the Art Renewal Center and is in its 10th year. Their website is a vast repository of classical realist art and receives over 5 million annual visitors.

ARC Salon Exhibition main page
ARC Salon - Still Life Category Finalists

Thursday, May 22, 2014

"La Vespertina" Accepted into OPA National Exhibition

"La Vespertina"  20 x 16   oil on linen

She's got a fresh coat of varnish, a lovely new frame, and soon she'll be packed up and headed to Vermont --  "La Vespertina" was accepted as a finalist in the upcoming Oil Painters of America National Exhibition!

Approximately 200 paintings were accepted into this year's show hosted by The Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington VT. The opening reception is June 7 and the show runs through July 27, but it is already available to view online on the OPA website.


Oil Painters of America
23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
June 7 - July 27, 2014
opening reception: Sat. June 7
Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington VT 05201
802-442-7158 | Shirley@TheBennington.org

Friday, May 16, 2014

"Majesty Rising" a RayMar Art Competition Finalist for April

"Strong dramatic piece. Charles Young Walls certainly knows his anatomy. The gesture of the pose and the subtle color shifts, particularly on the model’s abdomen, are a joy to behold." 
-- William Schneider, April 2014 judge, RayMar Art Competition.

Well, my goodness. It's not often that you get told that your tummy is "a joy to behold." Her Majesty is pleased.

And we're also pleased, because "Majesty Rising" was chosen as a finalist in the April 2014 RayMar Fine Art Competition! Every month 12 paintings are chosen to advance.We are now in the running for the final judging which will take place in March of next year.

RayMar Competition Finalists - April 2014
RayMar Competition main page