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Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014 submissions

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Entering art competitions is one of the things many of us artists do. They’re a good barometer for judging progress among one’s peers, and a good way to be seen by, and connect with, artists, collectors and galleries…all good things. C.W. Mundy advises » Read More

David Griffin interview

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“At one time I was convinced that unless I somehow was able to find my voice “a look”, then I would in fact be lost in the midst of all the visual noise.” » Read More

David Gray interview

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“I believe art is the sincere and artfully refined expression of an idea, thought, emotion, or narrative which attempts to » Read More

The best plein air painter of all time?

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The rooms were softly lit and human voices were as whispers…distant and subdued…yet the sound was deafening. Despite the noise, there was present a prevailing sense of awe and respect…maybe even reverence. I was standing in the presence of greatness…a giant. » Read More

Kara Lysandra Ross interview (Part 2)

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Kara Lysandra Ross is the Director of Operations for the Art Renewal Center (ARC). This important organization is playing a leading role as mouthpiece for the realist movement. Criticized and ridiculed for decades, realism is experiencing a dramatic resurgence. ARC has not only » Read More

Kara Lysandra Ross interview (Part 1)

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Kara Lysandra Ross is the Director of Operations for the Art Renewal Center (ARC), and is the daughter of Fred and Sherry Ross. At her young age she has become an expert in 19th century European paintings, with a specialization in Victoria Art and French Academic Art. She is » Read More

Faith…a shield or crutch? (Part 2)

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Women are often viewed as the “spiritual” ones in the home while men appear more apathetic, certainly not ranking spiritual matters very high on their list…and even if they do, they’re not easily inclined to talk about it. For some men, » Read More