Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote art and art education in the community and among its members. To encourage and promote a public interest and understanding of art; to create and develop a closer relationship between art and the community and further the education and artistic development of its members.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Prospectus: 2014 Miniature Exhibition

The Renaissance Art Gallery, a non-profit artist cooperative in Huntington, West Virginia, is pleased to announce plans for its 14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition, November 1-December 7, 2014. Questions have been asked about this show. Here are some of the answers. You can download the complete prospectus at: The Renaissance Art Gallery Website

Number Of Works: Each submission will consist of 1 to 3 works. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch of three will require an additional entry fee.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all adult residents of North America only and are 18 years or older.
Work: Original works in any traditional media, prints from original plates, or sculptures will be accepted, provided they have not been exhibited at any previous Renaissance Art Gallery show.
Photography or reproductions are not accepted. Artwork must be the original and cannot be copied from work copyrighted by another artist. No derivative works can be submitted!
Size: Two-dimensional work image area no larger then 25 sq. inches (156 sq cm.) or 5x5” (12.7 x 12.7 cm) any shape will be acceptable as long as it does not exceed 25 sq inches. All work is to be measured in inches. Outside dimensions of frames are not to be larger then 56 sq inches (360 sq. cm) or 7”x8”. Three-dimensional work is limited to 8 inches (20cm) in any direction, including the base or pedestal. All three-dimensional work must stand on its own or have provided support.
Framing: All work must be ready for display, using proper framing. Wood or metal frames only (no plastic). Proper framing (with wires and screw eyes) is required. Exception: one-piece molded fine-art miniature frames with metal hinging ring are acceptable. No saw-toothed hangers. Matted works should be covered with glass or Plexi-glass. Backs of framed works should be neatly covered, and any easel backs must be removed. Stretched canvas need not be covered.
Deadlines and Dates: Artwork(s), entry forms and fee must be included with each entry. Hand-delivered work will be received by the gallery October 17, 18, and 19, 2014 during normal gallery hours, 12:00-4:00 pm. Fri & Sat and 1:00-4:00 pm Sunday. Shipped work should be postmarked no later than October 15, 2014. Return shipping must accompany artwork.
Opening reception will be Sunday November 2, 2014. 2-4 pm At the Renaissance Art Gallery. Exhibition will run through December 7, 2014. Pick up for work will be December 12, 13 & 14, during gallery hours 12-4:00 pm Fri & Sat. and 1-4 pm Sunday. All shipped work will be returned during this week.
I hope this helps.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Portrait Class

Wednesday Drawing Classes are starting oil painting portraits. Yes, painting in oils. First up is to select a large, 8x10 photo to use as a reference. Then make several black & White copies. Cheap, copier copies that can be drawn on.


This Wednesday we will be doing our basic layouts. Putting down our basic shapes and studying our compositions.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Drawing Simple Objects

This week in drawing class we concentrated on simple contour or outline drawings.

Drawing a simple plastic fork.
Everyone in class drew a white plastic fork.

Or tried to.

If you think this is easy try it.

Place the fork next to you on your drawing pad and draw it as accurately as possible. This includes all the shades of "white" on this white fork.