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My friend Sam emailed some work from her latest series. Before I knew it, I was writing back, “You need a show.” “I was going to contact you about that,” she replied. “Maybe you can help me a little bit with the foreign language of portfolios and galleries and what to do.” No problem, Sam. Here are a couple of time-tested ideas:...Read On
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Upcoming Art Shows
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Deadline February 26, 2016 EXHIBITION: April 15 – August 13, 2016 —- up to $10,000 in cash awards The 75th Regional Exhibition…
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Deadline June 22, 2016. Juror: Robbie Laird. Approximately $20,000 Cash and Merchandise Awards. Entry Fee for 2 Entries is $45 for Members…
Jun 2, 2016 to Jun 5, 2016 - Art Retreat in Limberlost forest Reserve in Muskoka, Ontario
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
Join 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
Plein 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 Jun 28, 2016 - Painting in Lucca and Cinque Terre Italy with artist Betty Carr
Join 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.
Jun 18, 2016 to Jul 2, 2016 - Pastel Painting on the Adriatic Sea with Ellen Eagle
Join 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