23rd Annual National Juried
Exhibition of Traditional Oils
23rd Annual National Juried
Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Juror of Awards
We are pleased to announce and welcome Charles Movalli OPAM as our 2014 National Exhibition juror of awards.Charles Movalli OPAM
Charles Movalli OPAM
Charles Movalli has lectured and emonstrated painting techniques for over a hundred different art organizations. He has judged shows in Massachusetts, North and South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Indiana, Kansas and Bermuda. He has given workshops in 24 states, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, England, France, and Switzerland.
Charles Movalli was a Contributing Editor to American Artist magazine, for which he has written over 70 articles on art and artists. His articales have also appeared in the Southern Accents, Southern Boating, Southwest Art, and The American Art Review.
An article on his own work appeared in American Artist, June, 1986. His work has also appeared in Frank Webb’s Dynamic Composition, Wendon Blake’s Artist’s Guide to Using Color, and Stephen Doherty’s Handbook to Landscape Painting.
Charles Movalli wrote a historical preface to William Hunt’s On Painting and Drawing, edited How to Paint Successful Seascapes with Roger Curtis, Color in Outdoor Painting with Roer Curtis, Croney on Watercolor with Claude Croney, Painting with Light with Betty Lou Schlemm (also issued in Japanese), The art of Landscape Painting with Paul Strisik (also issued in Chinese), Gruppe on Painting, Brushwork, Gruppe on Color, and Brushwork for the Oil Painter, all with Emile Gruppe, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
BA Clark University, Worcester, Ma.
Ma and PhD UNiversity of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct.
William T. Chambers OPAM
William Thomas Chambers is a highly esteemed portrait artist whose works are featured in public and private collections throughout the United States. His subjects range from young children to governors, featuring both individual and professional portraits. The sensitivity that William expresses both in his paintings and towards his subjects is apparent in the selections exhibited here. His clients, including former four-term Illinois Governor James R. Thompson and two-term Governor Jim Edgar, numerous corporate figures, individuals, and family portraits, all attest to a wonderful experience in having had a portrait commissioned by William Thomas Chambers.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, William graduated from the American Academy of Art and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Previous to his acclaim as a portrait painter, he was a successful illustrator exhibited repeatedly in the prestigious Annual of the New York Society of Illustrators. He has won numerous awards as well, including both the Grand Prize Award and the Peoples' Choice Award in the 1999 International Portrait Competition held in Washington, DC from Portrait Society of America. In 2008 he placed in the top ten out of 1300 entries in the International Portrait Competition from the Portrait Society of America held in Wahington, DC.
William Chambers has an impeccable sense of design. Working in oil or pastel, he paints subjects of all ages. The setting in each painting is sensitively designed as a complement to the portrait subject. "Portraiture combines the best of all aspects of painting - landscape, still-life, genre - into one canvas, and demands the utmost of skill and heart," states William "I employ all the elements of my landscape or still-life paintings into my portraits, with the added challenge of capturing my subject's personality, of conveying the true spirit of the person, to be uniquely expressed in the portrait. When I begin a painting, whether it is a child or an adult, I approach the painting with excitement and reverence, ready to depict the true essence of the individual. Throughout the painting process I keep ever in mind the words of Charles W. Hawthorn, 'Approach your subject in all humility and reverence - make yourself highly sensitive to its beauty.'"
His portfolio demonstrates his ability to capture the unique personalities of his subjects. In addition to his gubernatorial commissions are former Northwestern University Presidents Robert Strotz and Arnold Weber; Martin Feinstein, the former director of the Washington Opera; Former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, as well as numerous CEO's and Fortune 500 corporate figures.
William paints in the tradition of realistic representational style, using only the highest quality time tested materials in regards to the canvas, oils, mediums and all supporting materials. He also paints in a manner to guarantee the lasting integrity of the painting. His normal procedure is not only to do preliminary sketches but also to provide small oil studies for review.
Daniel J. Keys was born on Oct. 7th 1985, in Fresno CA.
Upon noticing a glimpse of artistic talent in him at an early age, Daniel was encouraged by his parents to pursue his passion, namely painting; and being entirely home educated, time was very permitting for him to develop his skill as a self taught artist.
Growing up in a Christian home, he began to understand the blessings of living in a faith-filled environment, and grew to appreciate the opportunity to paint on a regular basis.
He started painting at the age of eleven using a paint set purchased with birthday money. It was later during his impressionable teenage years that Daniel discovered the work of Richard Schmid: a master artist whose works he later began emulating in his own paintings. Since that time Daniel has had opportunity to paint with his mentor, and Mr. Schmid has become a sort of art adviser to him.
Daniel's work is now praised, and collected, by many prominent art enthusiasts worldwide, and he is represented by three major art galleries: Greenhouse Gallery of Fine art in San Antonio, West Wind Fine Art in the Boston Area, and Gallery 1261 in Denver.
As you look deep into the heart of each of Daniel's paintings may you began to understand his desire that the viewer not only see a beautiful piece of art, but also, through it receive a message of hope, and experience peace, joy, and a sense of God's love for all good things.
Derek Penix was born on December 29, 1980 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Growing up Penix was surrounded by artists in his family as his mother and grandfather painted. Penix did not pursue painting until after graduating high school. Penix's mother encouraged him to pursue his talent and took his paintings down to a local gallery where he sold his first piece.
Through the years Penix has been inspired by old masters such as Nicolai Fechin, Sargent and the French Impressionists, but it has been over the last few years that Penix has been the most influenced by artist Quang Ho. Penix had the opportunity to take a workshop under Mr. Ho and later to study with him. Since then, Penix believes his paintings have grown more in the last two years than in his last twelve years of painting.
As an artist Penix gains inspiration from his environment whether that is at the park, in his home, or traveling abroad. He enjoys the freedom to paint different subject matter and has learned to push himself to try new things, even if they are out of his comfort zone.
Penix was recognized in South West Art Magazine's "21 Under 31" artist competition in 2010. He continues to paint full time as a professional artist and strives to advance his skill.
John Michael Carter
John Michael Carter was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began his first studies in drawing at age 15 with his father E. L. Carter, a commercial artist and illustrator. In 1968 he attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
In 1970 Mr. Carter moved to Los Angeles where he attended the Art Center College of Design. There he studied drawing and painting with Reynolds Brown , Harry Carmean and Lorser Feitleson. He received a background in the major classical schools of painting and graduated with a B.F.A. Degree in 1972.
From 1974 to 1984 Mr. Carter taught painting and drawing at Jefferson Community College, for the University of Kentucky. He also has been a frequent guest instructor at art workshops across the country including the Scottsdale Artist School 1990 & 1991, 1997 thru 2011, the Dallas Arts League and the Cincinnati Arts Club.
Since 1975 he has had 45 one man shows. He has exhibited with Grand Central Gallery in New York; Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas; J. Todd Gallery, Wellesley, Massachusetts; Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.; Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Az., Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe, Miller Gallery in Cincinnati ,OH., American Legacy Gallery in Kansas City, Eckert and Ross Fine Art in Indianapolis IN.
Mr. Carter's portraits include governors, senators and university presidents as well as corporate and civic leaders. His paintings hang in the collections of Phillips Petroleum Corporation; TRW Corporation, Bartlesville, OK; J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY; the McDonalds Museum in DesPlaines, Illinois; the Patton Museum, Fort Knox, KY; the State Capitol Museum in Frankfort, Kentucky and in many other corporate collections.
Lori McNee is a professional artist who specializes in still life, nature and landscape oil and encaustic paintings. She is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Idaho, serves on the Plein Air Magazine Board of Advisors, and is an Ambassador Artist to Royal Talens. As the owner of FineArtTips.com, Lori blogs about fine art tips, marketing and social media advice for the aspiring and professional artist.
Lori is a social media influencer, and ranks as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter, she has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and named a #TwitterPowerhouse by The Huffington Post. She is a keynote speaker, has been a talk show host for Plum TV, writes for F+W Media publications including Artist's Network, Artist's Magazine, Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market, Photographer's Market, and her own title by North Light Books to be published in 2015. Lori also contributed to, Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses.
Her paintings are represented by Kneeland Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho; Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana; and Gardner Colby Gallery in Naples, Florida.
Raised in China, Mary Qian was enrolled in the traditional education system there, with a focus on the sciences. However, while attending school she pursued the study of Chinese painting and calligraphy on her own. She came to realize that though she admired the ancient Chinese painters, her true leanings were toward western artists. Mary attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she earned her BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration in 1998. She worked in the field of animation until 2008 when she began to paint on a full-time basis.
Her artistic style has been greatly influenced by Rembrandt, Repin and Velazquez. She also partially attributes her success to artists she has met at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, in Chicago, Illinois. Her artist statement: I feel my art is like an open diary. It records my life, and the life around me. My paintings are my preferred way to explain myself to the world. They speak of the things I don't know how to put into words. Painting is a process and it connects me, my sitters and the viewers. It is a bridge between past and present. I want to paint people, because people intrigue me, especially during the process of communication in silence. I hope viewers will feel what I felt in the moments of painting. See what inspired me!
Education - Sichuan Fine Arts Academy, Chongqing, China, 1978 - 1982 Central Fine Arts Academy, Beijing, China, 1982 - 1984
Teaching Experience - Painting department Central Academy of Fine Arts 2012 Painting department Sichuan Fine Arts Academy 1984 - 1986 Painting department Sheraton College 1993 - 1995
Solo Exhibition - 1994 Ming Qin's Recent Portraits, Schieder & Associates Gallery,Toronto
Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the bimonthly magazine that serves collectors of historical and contemporary representational painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints. He is also president of Projects in 19th-Century Art, Inc., the firm he established to pursue a range of research, writing, and curating opportunities. Trippi holds a MA from New York University in Visual Arts Administration, as well as a MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. As director of New York's Dahesh Museum of Art, Trippi guided its renovation of the former IBM Gallery and presentation of nine exhibitions of 19th-century European art. In 2002, Phaidon Press published Trippi's 250-page monograph J W Waterhouse, which reassesses the Victorian painter and Royal Academician best known for his Lady of Shalott at Tate Britain. Trippi went on to guest-curate the Waterhouse retrospective that appeared at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, London's Royal Academy of Arts, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 2013, Trippi completed a two-year term as president of the nonprofit organization Historians of British Art, and then became president of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art.
Roger Dale Brown OPA
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee Roger is avid about traveling, studying, teaching, and competing in national painting competitions. These experiences expand his knowledge of history, nature, and architecture, which inspire his oil paintings.
Crediting historical master artists, such as John Carlson and Edgar Payne, Roger believes that "plein air" painting is an essential element to being a great artist. He spends countless hours studying and painting on location, to continue to perfect seeing important nuances of a scene, a day, or an object. He considers this necessary to create a successful painting. Roger captures the emotion of the scene he is painting, by drawing on his knowledge of painting and his dedication to art.
Roger's oil paintings have been displayed in galleries throughout the United States and have won many awards which include: First Place in the Barnes and Farms National Juried Art Show, Museum Purchase Award and third place at the Easton Plein Air Competition, Best of Show at the Central South National Juried Show, as well as the Gold Medal Award from the Hudson Valley Art Association. His work has also been accepted in the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, and Salon International. Roger has been published by: International Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, and the Artist Magazine. His works are owned by private collectors across the country and include many well-known celebrities and major corporations.
Roger shares his knowledge, teaching workshops throughout the country. He believes in capturing the essence of his subjects and instills this in his students whether teaching plein air, figurative, studio or still life.