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Sunday, November 26, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
|Jug with Broken Handle 18 x 14 oil|
We were very honored to be notified that Charles' gorgeous still life painting "Jug with Broken Handle" was awarded the Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor at the American Artists Professional League's 89th Grand National Exhibition!
This year's exhibition was held online (due to a scheduling conflict with their usual venue, the beautiful Salmagundi Club) and is available to be viewed on their website through December 29, 2017. Also available is the list of award winners, chosen by nationally known and respected artists David A. Leffel and Sherrie McGraw.
Charles' award, the Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor, is named for a past president of the American Artists Professional League who led the organization for 15 years. According to his New York Times obituary, Frank C. Wright (1904-1982) was "an inventor and painter noted for his campaigns to raise money for classical art training." He was a businessman and economic specialist who graduated from Yale University and who also trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. His paintings, primarily portraits and seascapes, hang in the Smithsonian and other collections around the world.
-- American Artists Professional League's website
-- AAPL 89th Grand National Exhibition award winners
-- read the full New York Times obituary for Frank C. Wright (1904-1982)
Friday, November 3, 2017
More great news from Art Muse! "Natasha" was chosen as a finalist in the Master Class category of the September edition of Art Muse Contest by that month's judge Marc Hanson.
"Those eyes! I really don't need to say too much more than that to justify my choice of this painting. Charles has beautifully painted this woman with a look on her face that would catch the attention of anyone in her presence. It's most skillfully painted, with just enough information included so as to convey the emotion, but not to detract from those eyes! A joy to view!" -- Marc Hanson
Thank you Marc for such a wonderful review! And many thanks again to the Art Muse organizers.
-- Art Muse Contest's website