Artist Rebecca Luncan at art opening with her family at Winfield Gallery in Carmel, California
The whole family flew down to California to attend the art opening for The International Guild of Realism’s 12th annual International Juried exhibition.
The prestigious Winfield Gallery in the heart of the Carmel Art District is hosting the exhibit this year, held from September 23rd through October 23rd. Artists traveled from all over the world to attend the opening reception. My appearance at this opening gave me the opportunity to meet wonderful artists, as well as the leadership of IGOR. It was also a great opportunity to make new friends that are as passionate about realism as I am. As you can see in the image above, my paintings were in great company. With over a hundred painting’s selected from different guild members, the subject matter varied, but the craftsmanship did not. See all of the works included in the exhibition.
“Admiral Vox”, oil on aluminum, 8″ x 8″ and “Vigil”, oil on aluminum, 15″ x 15″
Two Paintings Accepted
I had two paintings accepted into the show and I was doubly privileged to also receive the “Creative Achievement” award. I usually treat my animal portraits much like my portraits of people and tend to keep them rather formal. Both of these paintings are part of two different larger series of work. Admiral Vox is part of my Into the Country series, which focuses on portraits of a wide array of animals all painted in a classical Dutch portrait style. Vigil is part of a series of figurative paintings of my lovely sister in law, Molly.
International Guild Of Realism’s 12th Annual exhibition
About the Gallery:
“Winfield Gallery was founded in 1989 by Christopher Winfield. Their principal focus is the representation of contemporary art by established, mid-career and emerging artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and photography. The gallery hosts multiple exhibitions a year and maintains a deep commitment to promote our artists’ careers. Winfield Gallery collaborates with museum curators, produce catalogs and books, establish relationships with the press and continue collector education and development. The gallery creates an atmosphere that builds bridges between the creative work, collectors and art enthusiasts at all levels.”
“As one of the longest-running Northwest premier arts events, the Edmonds Arts Festival is a three-day event that celebrates the arts in our community. Scenic downtown Edmonds, just 15 miles north of Seattle and overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, gives patrons a beautiful setting to view and acquire original works of fine art and crafts. The event provides three days of entertainment, shopping, dining, and gallery exhibits to area locals and visitors alike. During the Festival you can enjoy:
More than 240 artist booths with original works of art for sale where you can meet every artist in person
Three juried art galleries where award-winning work in all media are on display and for purchase
Performers who provide entertainment at an outdoor amphitheater, including music and dance
More than 20 food vendors who provide ethnic and healthy food choices along with plenty of traditional fair food options
An exhibit of more than 1,000 selected pieces of art from students residing within the boundaries of the Edmonds School District
A “Kids Create” area that provides children with guided art enrichment activities and hands-on experiences, as well as the ever-popular face painting
The Festival Store, where you can purchase art posters, logo clothing, and other Festival memorabilia
The Edmonds Arts Festival Association is a not-for-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers who are passionate about its mission. All profits from the Festival are transferred to the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation that distributes it back into the community in the form of art scholarships and community grants.”
Come by Ghost Gallery to see hundreds of pieces under 12″ made by artists from around the world. There’s an enormous variety of artwork made using different styles and mediums. Go to their website or to Capital Hill neighborhood in Seattle to see them all in person! I’ve been doing lots of drawings lately and have given them some of these animal portraits to add to the mix.
A selection of never before exhibited paintings from the Into the Country series are on display at Gallery Frames in Seattle.
This body of work is inspired by memories of the animals my Dad kept during my childhood and from my mother in law’s and sister in law’s herds and flocks (and more). Portraits from the series are painted in a style inspired by the classical Dutch portrait, and continue a mood from the first miniature in my “Paintings of Rabbits” series. The series started with my Into the Country Monthly Miniature project which I was inspired to expand by creating several larger works including the painting above of the silkie rooster. He belonged to my mother in law and my husband and though his real name is Snowman, my husband has been calling him Admiral Vox for months and it stuck. All of the paintings in the series are in the same style, with a similar treatment to the background and how I’m lighting my subject, but each new animal brings their own unique challenges. I’ve loved having the opportunity to be able to focus on so many different kinds of creatures, exploring the different textures and expressions, and doing my best to bring a bit of their personalty to life with a pallet full of paint, some brushes and a loving eye
Rebecca Luncan’s Into the Country art opening
I always look goofy in photos, but here’s one of me next to my huge painting of my rabbit Charlie.
The paintings will be on display from December 1, 2016 through January 28, 2017
I’m thrilled to show five new rabbit paintings at this lovely gallery in Olympia. Most art galleries fold within just four years, so Childhood’s End Gallery’s 45th Anniversary is really something special. Please join me in celebrating the birthday of this gem of a space.
Olympia only does an art walk twice a year, and it’s a very lively affair that’s well worth the trip for you Seattle folks, especially if you’ve never been.
Three of the paintings are formal miniature portraits fitted into antique frames. I’ve been holding on to these frames for a few years, and I think I’ve found just the right images to fill them. Take a look below and I hope you’ll agree!
Portrait of a Gentleman, oil on copper, 5” x 5” (framed)
Portrait of a Lady, oil on copper, 5” x 5” (framed)
Portrait of an Orphan, , oil on aluminum, 5 ½ ” x 5 ½ ” (framed)
Though the theme of “shadowbox” seems specific, the work will be extremely varied in subject matter and the use of materials (from taxidermy to crochet and everything in between). The exhibition features more than thirty local & national female-identifying artists. I’m looking forward to seeing my paintings displayed in such a diverse context and I hope some of you locals out there can make it! Here’s the Facebook Invite.
The artist reception is from 5:00 – 9:00 during Capitol Hill’s Second Thursday Artwalk on August 13th. Show is open August 13th – September 3rd, 2015.
Ghost Gallery, 504 E Denny Way, Seattle, WA (entrance faces Olive Way) Hours: TUE-FRI 11-7pm, SAT-SUN 11-6pm Monday by Appt
Participating artists include:
Amber Imrie-Situnayake (CA)
Amber Maykut (Brooklyn)
Anne La Fever
Caitlin McCormack (PA)
Danielle Schlunegger (CA)
Domonique Alesi (PA)
Emily Marie Clark
Kaitlin Beckett (Melbourne)
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Lisa Mei Ling Fong
Patricia Sullivan (NJ)
Rebecca Reeves (PA)
Shayna Yasuhara (CA)
Zoë Williams (NY)