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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Spotlight - Art Renewal Center

The American spelling is intentional!

This one's a real treat for anybody interested in representational painting - I've lost countless hours gazing at the many masterpieces on view (quite a few at very high resolution, too). Bouguereau? Check. Rembrandt? Present. Canaletto? Featured. Sargent? Zorn? Waterhouse? Alma-Tadema? Repin? Michaelangelo? Gainsborough? Dore? Klimt? Bierstadt? They're there, as are hundreds more, as well as the works of many the ARC regards as 'modern masters', such as Nelson Shanks, Jeremy Lipking, Donato Giancola, Yu-Tang Yang, Han-Wu Shen and Ann Morton.

Here's the link:

If it's a bit overwhelming, try the Museum Search feature, and type the name of your favourite master:

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to - please note that this isn't for self-promotion!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Exhibition progressing well

We've got more press coverage, this time from yesterday's Ludlow Advertiser and today's Shropshire Journal:

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Upcoming - Drusilla Cole talk

Just a reminder that on 1st September we have Drusilla Cole coming to give an illustrated talk on printmaking.

You can see some of Dru's work on her website:

LAS Watercolour Workshop spaces - Update

The last place for President's Workshop has now been filled!

Monday, 22 August 2011

LAS Watercolour Workshop spaces

The President's Workshop (Keith Noble, Sat 24th September) has one space left - grab it while you can! I'd have that last place myself, but I'm not a watercolourist...

Also, there are still a few splaces left for the Flower Painting Workshop (Val Alexander, Sat 12th November), so book now if you want to be there!

In the Exhibition post below there are examples of both Keith's and Val's masterful works (go and see the paintings in person!), so you can see why these workshops are worth attending.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Summer Exhibition 2011

20th - 29th August 2011
at The Harley Centre, Castle Square, Ludlow
10.00am to 5.00pm daily.

This year's Summer Exhibition has a high quality of paintings, once again showing a broad range of subject matter and media.

Here's a quick look around:

Alan (left) and Pat (right) were among the many people who helped to prepare the exhibition, which was opened by artist Claire Spencer (bottom):

The kids from the SMArt club had a couple of screens of their work, which Claire judged:

We had an increased number of displays on the craft tables this year, with sculptures and glassworks:

We also displayed some digital paintings, for the first time:

Hydra (left) and Strike (right) - Sam Manley - Photoshop CS5
Emerson St Napier, NZ (left) and Houseplant Study (right) - Bob Kirk - Painter X

Our President, Keith Noble, had a few screens of his work:


Here's a small selection of some of the other works on display:

Dinham Weir from the Mill, Ludlow - Valerie Alexander - watercolour
Mortimer Forest - Lee Anderson - etching
Pride and Prejudice - Peter Bamford - acrylic
Summer Rose - Daphne Willets - watercolour and pen
Young Sparrow on the Fence - Georgina Instone - oil
We hope to see you at our next exhibition in spring 2012!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

One week to go...

More publicity for the Summer Exhibition, this time in the Shropshire Star:

If you're entering anything, don't forget to bring it in on Friday 19th for hanging.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Looming Deadlines!

You've got your forms in for the Summer Exhibition, haven't you? The deadline's tomorrow!

The online forms will be taken down shortly afterwards.