Thursday, March 18, 2010

Feedback on workshop "Poetry of Figure"

Please convey to the CAC staff that the Alexey Steele Workshop, held this past week, was a smashing success. Everyone knows what a powerful artistic force Alexey already is, but few, until this time, could have realized what a sensational and dynamic art instructor he makes as well. He is driven by a strong belief in the classical methods of producing traditional realism in art. With classic music booming from the rafters of his cavernous studio, Alexey exhorts us to paint with the beat, to integrate the rhythmic and tonal values of the music into our painting. He is particularly adept at engaging each participating artist at their current level of skills, and encouraging them to surpass themselves by pushing beyond their respective conform zones.  Our collective experience, I beleive, exceeded anything we could have anticipated.

The event was extensively recorded in digital still and video images. I hope you will consider posting some of the images on the Club website. And by all means, ENCOURAGE Alexey to conduct more workshops in the future.

Speaking for myself, the 800 or so Associate Art Members of the Club that didn't attend the workshop missed out on a rare and unique artistic experience and as Alexey says "a nutty good time."

George Malone
Associate Artist Member
Coordinator, Malibu Chapter Monthly Paint-outs

Friday, March 12, 2010

PSOA Panel Discussion Part 1 - Realist Revolution

Panel discussion featuring James Panero, Jacob Collins, Vern Swanson and Alexey Steele. Moderated by artist Jeremy Lipking. Held on April 23rd at the Portrait Society of America's annual competition in Reston, Virginia.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Realist Revolution

Contemporary Art:


Is Main Stream Media Missing an Important Cultural Trend?
PSOA Panel Discussion

Moderated by Jeremy Lipking
Friday April 23rd 2010 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Reston, VA


There is an actually existing, wide-spread, multi-faceted Realist movement in the Art world today. It is functioning as a set of specific tools, philosophy and practice. As any major art movement in history - it is a common visual language based on a common world view.
  • This movement is current, relevant and forward - looking
  • This movement is part of presently existing contemporary Art
  • This movement is a reflection of an important aspect of our modern world - democratization of cultural plane.

The event is part of the PSOA Art of the Portrait conference and will be free of charge and open to the public. (reservations required) contact Christine Egnoski at or call 877-772-4321

Panel Members:

Artist & Founder of Grand Central Academy

Artist & Recipient of the 2009 Gusi Peace Prize

Writer & Managing Editor of The New Criterion

Author, Expert on Academic and Realist Art & Director of the Springville Museum


Jeremy Lipking:

Artist, Represented by Arcadia Fine Arts and American Legacy Fine Arts