Saturday, April 24, 2010

Portrait Society of America 2010- Day 2

Michael Shane Neal gave a great presentation on The Power of Persistence and how talent, without hard work, won't be enough to make you a success. As usual, his speech was full of Southern charm, humor, and inspiration.

The 2010 Finalists' Room

Vendor Area

Rose Frantzen chatting with Nancy Guzik while she sets her palette

Frantzen doing a portrait demonstration with sitter Alexey Steele

Rose is "blasting"!

Artist Alexey Steele, and editor of The New Criterion, James Panero

Author and museum director, Dr. Vern Swanson, Artist and teacher Jacob Collins, and moderator, artist Jeremy Lipking

Jeremy Lipking organized and moderated a panel discussion about the mainstream media's disdain of the current trends and growth in the realist movement. Panelists Collins, Swanson, Panero, and Steele discussed the state of art criticism, financial trends in Modernist art, and the term "Contemporary" and it's implications in the Realist Revolution.

Lipking, Steele, Tony Pro, Scott Burdick and many other artists have taken the cause of Realism to their hearts, organizing Realist artists in hopes that, as a group, we will gain a stronger footing in today's museums, schools, and marketplace. They are employing modern technology and free access to information to increase the public's awareness that Realism is a vibrant and valid aspect of the contemporary art world. Yesterday's discussion was broadcast via a live web stream, and more discussions and presentations are planned for the near future.

Buyers lining up for the 6x9 Mystery Art Sale in Reston Pavilion

The paintings unveiled!

(L-R) Artists Linda Tracey Brandon, Rachel Constantine, Nicole Desmond, Amy Kann, and Jessica VanDenburg

1 comment:

Art By Erika said...

Do you happen to have result of Nancy's portrait? Again, thanks so much for sharing :) It would be such a dream to attend these events!