Sunday, July 18, 2010

Receiving an Award from Fine Arts Connoisseur Magazine and more news

It sure is a pretty hot summer here:
  • Award at the CAC Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
  • New works at the show in American Legacy Fine Arts Gallery


    Fine Art Connoisseur

    Alexey Steele receives an Award from prestigious
    Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
    at California Art Club
    99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
    now on view at Pasadena Museum of California Art

    " for outstanding painting Shoeshiner. Jay of San Miguel "

    ASteele FAC Award1


ASteele FAC Award2
Kathleen Lawrence-Davis announced the award

ASteele FAC Award3
this year winners
Sergio Sanchez, John Asaro, David Gallup, Charles Muench, Ramon Velazco, Julio Reyes, Taylor Montague

ASteele FAC Award4
Kathleen Lawrence-Davis, Olga Vlasova, Michael Zakian, Tony Pro

Great Artists
more great artists:
Joseph Todorovich, David Kassan, Tony Pro

ASteele FAC Award5
Peter Adams, David Gallup

Alexey Steele, Shoeshiner
making Jay proud

Thursday, July 1
6 - 8 p.m.
Membership Open House and Closing Tour
of the 99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Free for CAC or PMCA members and up to two friends,
or with Museum admission
General Museum Admission: $7
Students and Seniors: $5

A wonderful opportunity to view the spectacular 99th Annual Gold Medal Juried
Exhibition before it closes on July 3, and to learn more about the California Art
Club. Gold Medal artists will be on hand to share personal insights about their
work, and refreshments will be served.

six new paintings by Alexey Steele are currently available at
American Legacy Fine Arts

"Preserving Southern California's Coastline"
the exhibition continues through
July 24, 2010

Alfa show group
artists and friends of ALFA after opening

ASteele Alfa
Elaine Adams of ALFA with "Wind & Sand" by Alexey Steele

Gallery Hours:
Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday by appointment by calling 626.577.7733

My workshop is featured in-depth in American Artist Workshop Magazine Summer 2010


American Artist Workshop logo

My painting and teaching methods
as well as views on what it takes to create strong Art
are featured in-depth in the 14-page article of
American Artist Workshop Magazine, Summer 2010

"Alexey Steele: Pursuing Passion and Personal Vision"
by Michael Zakian
director of Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University

ASteele: American Artist Workshop Magazine

Quotes from the article:
"A hallmark of Steele's life and art is passion - a passion for painting and for promoting the highest ideals of great culture and fine art."
"For Steele, painting is a deeply humanistic endeavor and is essential to maintaining the vitality and health of our culture."
"Steele painted in an assertive, determined stance, projecting his body's physical energy into his canvas. He believes that artists must instill this vitality into their image if they want their paintings to be alive."
"As an instructor, Steele has a remarkable and rare capacity to focus on improving each student's own vision and style, rather than imposing his own method."
"Steele represents a continuation and a revival of the European academic tradition."
"Steele is able to maintain pictorial freshness by always keeping his vision and image
full of life."
"For Steele, art is a passionate battle."
"The artist is in a position of ultimate power. Soldiers use lethal force to kill. Painters use vital force to recreate life itself, and that is art. Focus on the positive qualities of life and you will grow as an artist." Alexey Steele

Alexey Steele Workshop 1

Alexey Steele Workshop

for the full article, please click here