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A call for artists

Recently, my sister-in-law, New York playwright Laura Bray, made a short film with two collaborators about what it’s like to audition as a woman. In Casting Call, The Project, actors read aloud the character breakdowns posted on casting call notices, exposing the stereotypes and clichés that pollute female film roles – it's all about gender, sexuality, race, age and body type. Intended as a conversation among performing artists about the need to be their own storytellers, the project has taken off -- several hundred thousand views within 24 hours of being posted on social media....Read On

Recent Premium Artists

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    January 29, 2016

    Christine Hanlon

    Her painting is inspired by the Old Masters, especially from their use of chiaroscuro and geometry, utilizing proportions like the Golden Section and other ratios…

  • Sheila Schaetzle_Making Shadows
    January 20, 2016

    Sheila Schaetzle

    Sheila remembers sketching as young as age six, her collection of sketchbooks show the development of a self taught Artist. With a strong desire to…

  • mel-josie_Mountain-High3
    October 26, 2015

    Mel Josie Art

    “As an Artist I am inspired to capture nature’s beauty….that scene that stops you in your tracks and takes your breath away! I want to pass on…

Upcoming Art Shows

Upcoming Workshops

  • Jun 2, 2016 to Jun 5, 2016 - Art Retreat in Limberlost forest Reserve in Muskoka, Ontario

    keith-thirgood_workshopLimberlost is an amazing location — every direction you turn is another painting. Limberlost has 10,000 acres of forest, rivers and lakes to choose from.

    The retreat leader is Keith Thirgood. Keith has been teaching plein air painting for the past eight years. He is described as a post-impressionist although he prefers Canadian Reductionist. At this retreat you will be encouraged to paint in a freer, looser manner. To get away from up-tight, detailed painting.

    Keith will also be teaching Modern Colour theory and showing how, with his reduced palette, you can create almost any color you desire with ease. Many attendees of his retreats and workshops say that the colour portion of his workshops are worth the price of the entire event alone. See website.

  • Jun 9, 2016 to Jun 17, 2016 - Painting On the French Riviera

    kathleen-carrillo_workshop_16Join renowned artist Kathleen Carrillo for a week of acrylic painting with bold brush work and lively color! Includes, shared accommodations in Boutique Hotel, some meals,  ground transport to excursions, most supplies.  We will, visit charming St. Paul De Vence and it’s many galleries, the Studio of Picasso and Renoir, and famous Foundation Mageht museum in Vence.  Learn to take photos for great paintings, paint every day, half day, learn from Kathleen’s famous monkey see, monkey do workshop format!

  • Jun 12, 2016 to Jun 16, 2016 - Rocky Mountains Springtime

    030715_sharon-rusch-shaverPlein Air Painting Workshop, Rocky Mountains of Colorado, June 12th to June 15th 2016, with award winning artist Sharon Rusch Shaver. The spring wildflowers will be carpeting the valleys, and the snow melt high in the mountains will be filling the creeks with clear rushing water. Your relaxing stay at one of the few remaining authentic renovated Historic Lodges built over 100 years ago is located just outside of the National Park. Modern, private, en-suite rooms for 4 nights, welcome dinner, boxed lunches, heated swimming pool, bar, hot-tub, all ground transfers. Painting demonstrations, consultations, and one on one guidance with artist Sharon Rusch Shaver. $1,450 all-inclusive* Book early for this fun and exciting adventure!


  • Jun 18, 2016 to Jul 2, 2016 - Pastel Painting on the Adriatic Sea with Ellen Eagle

    ellen-eagle_workshopJoin me in the stunning peninsula of Istria, Croatia for two weeks of painting in pastel. The workshop is held at a family run hotel with very friendly hosts and great homemade food, on the Adriatic Sea. Your mornings will be devoted to developing your portrait painting abilities in the studio, working from the model; your afternoons will take you to historic locations for sketching outdoors, or, if you wish, just reveling in the ancient history of Croatia. Wine tasting and olive oil tasting trips are included.  A boat ride across the Adriatic for a full day in Venice  is optional (nominal extra fee for the boatride).  The workshop includes meals, room, and local transportation. Use of the hotel’s tennis courts and swimming pool are available for your enjoyment. See website

  • Jun 18, 2016 to Jun 28, 2016 - Painting in Lucca and Cinque Terre Italy with artist Betty Carr

    betty-carrJoin us for a watercolor workshop, part time in the Cinque Terre, and ending in Puccini’s town of Lucca. Great hotels, ensuite bathrooms. All transportation within Italy covered by the workshop. See Website.



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