Louise Palermo, curator of education at Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington, explains, “The term ‘classical realism’ was coined by Richard Lack and a group of atelier-trained realist artists communicating their connection to academic traditions, coupled with a modern way of seeing. It embraces classicism, realism and an impressionist style using rigorous atelier apprenticeships, intensive mentoring, and an academic method of drawing and painting. While ‘realistic’ might, in a narrow way, define a work of art with recognizable objects, the broad stroke doesn’t do justice to the thoughtful insight of this movement. Simple objects become as beautiful as the most famous portrait. Meaning and insight resonate for those taking the time to ponder.” The museum has a tradition of collecting and displaying works of classical realism since its founding.
For the third consecutive year, Palermo has invited alumni and current students of the atelier to exhibit at the museum. The Influence of Women with Aristides Atelier is an online exhibition. Palermo explains, “The theme of this exhibition was chosen to coincide with the 100th anniversary of women in America finally achieving their right to vote. Artists were asked to explore the women who have influenced their life and art.”
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Arden Gallery is looking to 2021 with hope and positivity with their January group show Floral Still Life, signifying unity and rebirth.
The World We Share
As 2021 arrives, RJD Gallery curated an exhibition that helps define inner feelings and the current times. The show, titled The World We Share, will feature artwork from artists such as Geoffrey Laurence, Julia Chen, Matt R. Martin, Salvatore Alessi, Margaret Bowland and Frank Oriti.
CINDY RIZZA - Recorded History
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Scottsdale & VICINITY
While other states in the country prepare for their cold, winter months, Arizona comes alive with its dynamic, diverse art scene. It’s not all tumbleweeds and dusty earth but rather a burgeoning art destination from the small northern towns of Flagstaff, Prescott and Sedona, to the larger cities of Phoenix, Tucson and Scottsdale.
Garvey|Simon in New York is a private dealer and art advisory service in New York. In 2016, it’s co-founder Elizabeth K. Garvey devised an innovative Review Program “to open a dialogue between artists and galleries, a practice that has long been anathema to gallery orthodoxy.”
MOMENTS IN TIME
COLLECTOR'S FOCUS STILL LIFES
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Engaging with the Arts
The 31st annual Celebration of Fine Art returns January 16 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
BETSY EBY Mystics
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Learning to Fly, by Spanish sculptors Coderch & Malavia, depicts a boy leaning forward, poised on tiptoe, confident that his dream of flying will be realized by his wings of corrugated cardboard, bamboo and rope that will carry him above the trees and the sea.