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2018 Fall On-Line: Judge’s Comments

“Them Winter Blues”, 24×48, Oil, by Marc Hanson.  Winner of ‘Best of Show’ in the NOAPS 2018 Fall On-line International Exhibition. The job of a Judge of Awards is never an easy task, and the approach that one must take … Continue reading

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Tom Altenburg: Nature Artist

  “Savanna Shade”, 23.5×16, Acrylic, Collection of the Artist.  Winner of ‘Best Realism’ at the NOAPS 2018 Best of America National Juried Exhibition at the Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. The most memorable realistic paintings are more than technically well painted; … Continue reading

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Jeff Morrow: Realism Today with a Look at the Past.

  “The Young Pianist”, Oil, 30×24, Winner of the ‘Best Figurative’ Award at the 2018 NOAPS Best of America Exhibit at the Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Capturing emotion and movement in a portrait or figure painting creates a lasting impression … Continue reading

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Adam Clague Teaches How to Get Loose at NOAPS Workshop, by Dale Wolf

Artist Adam Clague To those of us of wizened age, Adam may look young (actually at 34 he is young to have hit stride at such a high level of excellence because he paints crazy-good).  His brush just rolls across … Continue reading

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Carol Lee Thompson: Painting for the Love of It

“Brimming with Personality”, 20×39, Oil, Crossgate Gallery, Lexington, KY, winner of the Third Place Award in the 2018 NOAPS Spring Online International Exhibition. The title of Carol Lee Thompson’s painting says it all.  As humans, we assign human emotion and … Continue reading

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Bill Farnsworth: Painting with Intent

“Pathway to Paradise”, Oil, 48×36, winner of  ‘Best Landscape Award’ from the 2018 NOAPS Spring Online International Exhibition; Reinert Fine Art Gallery When looking at Bill Farnsworth’s painting “Pathway to Paradise”, the first impression that comes to mind is ‘atmosphere’.  … Continue reading

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Charitable Giving

As artists, we are often approached to donate a piece of our work to a charitable cause.  If we pause for a moment before answering the call to donate, it is not a character flaw…a moment’s hesitation for thoughtful reflection … Continue reading

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