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Monday, December 21, 2015

Class Schedule for 2016

Charles' ongoing painting classes are proving ever popular in the Atlanta area. These classes are now predominantly figure, but regularly utilize still life and portrait work as well. All levels are welcome.

 Posted below is the 2016 class schedule. Rawr!



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

2016 session dates:
- January 5 - February 9, 2016
- February 23 - March 29, 2016
- April 19 - May 24, 2016
- June 7 - July 12, 2016
- July 26 - August 30, 2016
- September 13 - October 18, 2016
- November 1 - December 13, 2016 (no class on Nov. 22)


Binders' Art School

Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
register online - www.BindersArt.com
contact person - Stuart Shapiro - 404-237-6331 ext 208

Friday, November 13, 2015

"La Vespertina" juried into AAPL Grand National Exhibition


"La Vespertina"    20 x 16    oil
"La Vespertina" has been named a finalist in the American Artists Professional League's 87th Grand National Exhibition.

The show encompasses a wide array of paintings, drawings, and sculpture and will hang at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City until November 20.

For those interested, the exhibition is also available to view on AAPL's website.
- 87th Grand National finalists
- 87th Grand National award winners

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American Artists Professional League
87th Grand National Exhibition
Nov. 8 - 20, 2015
at the Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"Alabaster Silk" Accepted into OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition


"Alabaster Silk"    20 x 16    oil

Following close on the heels of their Salon Exhibition, Oil Painters of America's Eastern Regional Exhibition opens on Friday, Nov. 6. This year's Eastern Regional is hosted by Eckert & Ross Fine Art in Indianapolis IN.

We're very pleased to say that Charles' new figure painting "Alabaster Silk" will be there amongst the 112 finalists.

The paintings chosen for this exhibition have already been posted online on both the gallery's website and OPA's website for those wanting a preview:
the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website
the exhibition on Eckert & Ross Fine Art's website

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Oil Painters of America
2015 Eastern Regional Exhibition
Nov. 6 - Dec. 5, 2015
opening reception - Friday Nov. 6, 5-8:30 pm
Eckert & Ross Fine Art
Indianapolis IN 46208
317-255-4561

Saturday, October 24, 2015

"The Eternal Dance" juried into Audubon Artists Exhibition

"The Eternal Dance"   30 x 15   oil

"The Eternal Dance" has been named a finalist in the Audubon Artists 73rd Annual Exhibition.

Audubon Artists, Inc., founded in 1942, is a very active and long-standing visual arts group based in New York City whose mission revolves around the statement "We believe in artistic progress."

Their 73rd Annual Exhibition will hang in the newly refurbished gallery space of the historic Salmagundi Club on Fifth Avenue.

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Audubon Artists, Inc.
73rd Annual Exhibition
Oct. 26 - Nov. 6, 2015
reception: Sun. Nov. 1, 1-4 pm
at the Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Important - Date Change for Upcoming Class Session



For the next session of Charles' ongoing painting classes in Atlanta, we're going to shuffle the schedule a bit from what was originally planned.

The new dates for the next 6 week session are:

- Oct. 27 - Dec. 15, 2015
        (no class on Nov. 17 or Nov. 24)



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


Binders' Art School
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
register online - www.BindersArt.com
contact person - Stuart Shapiro - 404-237-6331 ext 208

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Gold Medal at OPA Salon Exhibition !

We were blown off our feet last weekend in Birmingham.
Charles' still life painting "Jug with Broken Handle" was awarded the Gold Medal at the Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Exhibition! It was the spectacular high point to a wonderful opening reception weekend.

With OPA Vice President John Michael Carter and awards judge Calvin Liang.
"Jug with Broken Handle" and its blue ribbon.

The OPA Juried Salon Exhibition is currently hanging at the Beverly McNeil Gallery, in Birmingham AL, and will remain up until November 5.
A complete list of the award winners is available on the Oil Painters of America website.
Some photos from the opening reception are available to view on Charles' Facebook page.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Jug with Broken Handle" Accepted into OPA Salon Exhibition


"Jug with Broken Handle"   18 x 14   oil

One of Charles' recent still life paintings, "Jug with Broken Handle," has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America 2015 Salon Exhibition, which opens October 8 at the Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham AL. It's always a great honor to be accepted into an OPA show.

The paintings chosen for this exhibition have already been posted online on both the gallery's website and OPA's website for those wanting a preview:
-   the exhibition on Beverly McNeil Gallery's website
-   the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website

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Oil Painters of America
2015 Salon Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Oct. 8 - Nov. 5, 2015
Beverly McNeil Gallery
Birmingham AL, 35233
205-328-1761


Sunday, July 26, 2015

"Unbroken" Wins First Place at Metro Montage XV


"Unbroken"

We had a wonderful surprise earlier this month at the opening reception of Metro Montage XV. "Unbroken" had been awarded first place!

Juror's statement:
"I was attracted to the brushwork and depth evident in Unbroken. The color, light and perceived depth adds to a sense of motion and action that helps to complete the composition. I enjoy how the aggressiveness of the figure draws me in and urges me to complete an open-ended narrative."

Metro Montage is an annual juried exhibition held by the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art showcasing artists of the Atlanta and north Georgia areas.

This year's exhibition was juried by Robmat Butler, Preparator and Exhibitions Manager at the Knoxville Museum of Art. We're told there were over 700 entries this year, resulting in an exhibition of 79 paintings, drawings, and sculptures. The exhibition will remain in place until September 6.

links to -
Photos from the opening reception on Charles' Facebook page.
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art's webpage
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art on Facebook.




Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Painting Accepted into Metro Montage XV Exhibition


Unbroken

We are very pleased to announce that "Unbroken" has been invited to hang in Metro Montage XV, an all-media exhibition showcasing art and artists from the Metro Atlanta area.

Come join us at the opening reception on Saturday evening, July 11, at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art on the square in downtown Marietta GA.

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Metro Montage XV
July 11 - Sept 6, 2015
Opening reception: Sat. July 11, 6-8 pm
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
30 Atlanta St., Marietta GA 30060
770-528-1444 | www.MariettaCobbArtMuseum.org


Friday, June 26, 2015

New Work: "Unbroken"

A recent painting. A bit of a departure.


"Unbroken"   14 x 11   oil

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Presidents' Award of Excellence at OPA National Exhibition !


At the most recent Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, "The Eternal Dance" was honored with the Presidents' Award of Excellence!


A big thank you to awards judge Huihan Liu and to Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Galleries in St. Augustine FL for hosting the event. It was a beautiful exhibition. 
- Photos from the opening reception can be found on the gallery's Facebook page.  
- A complete listing of the awards is available on the Oil Painters of America website.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

"The Eternal Dance" Accepted into OPA National Exhibition

"The Eternal Dance" 30 x 15, oil
Charles' mesmerizing new figure painting "The Eternal Dance" will be hanging in the upcoming Oil Painters of America National Exhibition.

From 2000 entries, only 218 paintings were selected. We're thrilled to be included as a finalist. The National Exhibition this year is hosted by Cutter & Cutter Fine Art at their Brilliance in Color Gallery in St. Augustine FL. The opening reception is May 1 and the show will remain up through May 25.

The gallery has already posted some teaser photos on their Facebook page and everything looks just stunning. The entire exhibition in virtual form is now available to view on both the gallery's website and on the OPA's website.

- preview photos on Cutter & Cutter Fine Art's Facebook page
- view the exhibition on the gallery's website
- view the exhibition on OPA's website

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Oil Painters of America
2015 National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
May 1-25, 2015
opening reception: Fri. May 1
Cutter & Cutter Fine Art's Brilliance in Color Gallery
25 King Street, St. Augustine FL 32084
904-810-0460   |   BiC@CutterAndCutter.com



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Work: "The Eternal Dance"

Low light. Warm transparent shadows. An invitation to the dance...

The Eternal Dance    30 x 15, oil

The Eternal Dance - detail

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Defiance" a RayMar Art Competition Finalist for February


"This painting is a wonderful narrative of a soldier caught in the heat of battle. He has captured an atmosphere that convinces the viewer she is in the midst of smoke and fire."
-- Jacqueline Kamin, February 2015 judge, RayMar Art Competition


"Defiance" was chosen as a finalist in the February 2015 RayMar Fine Art Competition!
Every month 12 paintings are chosen to advance. Charles was also a finalist in the April 2014 competition with "Majesty Rising," so he now has 2 paintings which will be in the running for the final judging coming up in April.

RayMar Competition Finalists - February 2015
RayMar Competition main page



Saturday, March 7, 2015

New Work: "Defiance"


To stand and fight, despite seemingly overwhelming odds. This was the attitude in the studio as this wonderful piece was developing. Charles has captured the chaos and confusion of battle while maintaining simplicity of purpose. Even the brushstrokes of the background echo the energy of the scene.

Defiance   40 x 30   oil on canvas



Defiance - detail


Defiance - detail






Defiance - detail


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Class Schedule for 2015

Charles' ongoing painting classes are proving ever popular in the Atlanta area. These classes are now predominantly figure, but regularly utilize still life and portrait work as well. All levels are welcome.

 Posted below is the 2015 class schedule.



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

2015 session dates:
- January 6 - February 10, 2015
- February 24 - March 31, 2015
- April 28 - June 2, 2015
- June 9 - July 14, 2015
- July 28 - September 1, 2015
- September 15 - October 20, 2015
- November 3 - December 15, 2015 (no class on Nov. 24)


Binders' Art School

Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
register online - www.BindersArt.com
contact person - Jacob Gunter - 404-237-6331 ext 203