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Gary Lee Cordray

From his Instagram.

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It is now possible to do whatever you want

Takeaway: Respect Vermeer above all. And do whatever they are saying can’t be done anymore. From Chuck Close profile today in the Times magazine: Even as you slip forward a few years and he begins adding color in the early 1970s, you’ll find no painterly style on the canvas, no distinctive brushwork — namely because […]

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The sound of one tree falling

  I was having an email conversation with a good friend (and a couple others, including my brother) on the need, or lack of it, for historical accuracy in movies based on actual events. My friend’s position was that art can do anything it likes, as long as it conveys eternal and absolute human values. […]

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Sold

Jim and Ginny Hall’s Oxford Gallery has been selling a lot of my work over the past two years. When I got back from our visit to California this month, I found a check for this one waiting for me. He’d included it in the gallery’s summer show.

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October Creative Challenge Artist Deadline Extended!

Art PResence Call to Artists Deadline Extended

Art Presence Art Center has extended the deadline for artist applications to enter Fourth Annual October Creative Challenge to August 1, 2016!

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Call for entries

From Jason Franz at Manifest Gallery about one of the worthiest opportunities for artists who want to get their work seen: It is the 7th INPA I’m writing about today… If you have not already done so, I would like to encourage you to consider submitting your work to the 7th International Painting Annual which has the upcoming (final) […]

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Call for entries

From Jason Franz at Manifest Gallery about one of the worthiest opportunities for artists who want to get their work seen: It is the 7th INPA I’m writing about today… If you have not already done so, I would like to encourage you to consider submitting your work to the 7th International Painting Annual which has the upcoming (final) […]

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Summer Shows

So much work is out and about this summer! Yay! Public House Ashland — Treat yourself to some amazing cocktails and small plates and view my New Landscapes.  July 14 – September sometime. Southern Oregon University Stevenson Union Gallery  Ashland Studio Sessions: Figures and Still Life July – September Smithfield Pub and Pies  Ashland — A favorite place […]

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Happy home

It’s always gratifying to see a painting find its way to a warm and loving environment. I was invited to the birthday party of one of my most devoted collectors here in Rochester a couple weeks ago. She owns two of my paintings, including this large one, Mangoes and Matthiasdottir, which won an award in […]

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Kevin Muente

This is a detail from Muente’s perfectly composed painting, from INPA 5, Manifest International Painting Annual, Manifest Gallery. Manifest’s current selection process involves a complex two-part system, juried by a 9-12 member panel of professional and academic volunteer advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury then passes along their scores to the project curator who […]

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