Friday, April 25, 2008

Beverly Golembeski : Friday Featured Artist

Beverly Golembeski, PAA, has been a professional artist for over twenty years, and has demonstrated and taught classes and workshops throughout the Northeast and Florida. She was a past president of the Ocean County Artists’ Guild and a board member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society. She is a ‘Fellow’ of the American Artists Professional League and an Official Artist of the United States Coast Guard. Full Memberships include Audubon Artists, Inc, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and Garden State Watercolor Society. She was elected into Who’s Who in American Women and Who’s Who of American Art.

Even though she is proud of achieving the aforementioned, She cherishes the support of the local art groups and organizations. These were the foundation of her artistic beginnings. They nurtured her abilities and offered her the stepping-stones toward the road as a professional artist. She continues to promote their activities and programs and maintain her memberships with them. They gave her her start and she feels they will do so with the next generation of fledgling artists.

Pictured above are Beverly Golembeski's paintings included in PaintAmerica Exhibitions. Pictured from Top to Bottom, Left to Right, "Nana's Lighthouse" (Paint the Parks100, 2007), "Coconuts" (PaintAmerica Top100, 2007), "Regatta" (Paint the Parks100, 2007), "Wading Pool" (Paint the Parks Mini50, 2007), "In Flight" (PaintAmerica Top100, 2007), "Judee's Boat" (Paint the Parks100, 2007), "Pavilion Chatter" (Paint the Parks Mini50, 2007), "Chicken House" (PaintAmerica Top100, 2007).

Friday, April 18, 2008

Ezra Suko : Friday Featured Artist

Ezra Suko
, a PaintAmerica Signature Member, is this weeks Friday Featured Artist. Ezra is one of the youngest artists included in any PaintAmerica exhibition. Many don't believe the art by Suko is that of an artist that is only twenty-six years old. Pictured above is one of Ezra Suko's paintings that made it into the 2007 PaintAmerica Top100, "Lights and Leaves". This has been a crowd favorite at the first exhibit of the show. Some swear there are lights behind the canvas giving the glow to the green lights and red tail lights and all wonder "How did he do that?!".

Below are three more of Ezra's paintings: "Twilight on the Pacific", 2007 PaintAmerica Top100; "Mid Summer Americana", 2007 PaintAmerica Top100; and "Lake McDonald: Late Afternoon Light", 2007 Paint the Parks100.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Are your entries ready?

In just two weeks the 2008 Paint the Parks100 early deadline will behind us! You don't want to miss the early discount deadline, $10 off every entry for the Paint the Parks100 and $5 off every entry for the Paint the Parks Mini50. Now that you have met that dreaded tax deadline, its time to move on to meeting a more enjoyable deadline! Mark your calendars for May 1st!

Don't think you will make it in time? Don't worry the final deadline is not until May 31st!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Jurors for 2008 Paint the Parks Announced

John Hulsey is an accomplished artist, author and teacher who has been working professionally for over thirty years. In addition to producing new work for exhibition and teaching workshops, Mr. Hulsey continues to write educational articles about painting for national art magazines, including Watercolor magazine and American Artist Magazine. He has been selected as a "Master Painter of the United States" by International Artist Magazine where his work was previously chosen to be included in the top ten of their international landscape painting competition. He was awarded residencies at both Yosemite and Glacier National Parks.

Elaine Hahn, NWS, AWS ( Elaine has studied with noted artists throughout the United States, England and Mexico. Elaine Hahn is a Signature member of the American Watercolor and the National Watercolor Societies. She is also a Signature member of the Florida Plein Air Society, a member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. Her paintings have achieved prominence through acceptance and awards in major national juried exhibitions. Her works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She has taught and conducted Workshops and has served as a judge in Art Shows on the local and regional level.

Susie Hyer, OPA ( Susie is represented by several galleries along the Front Range. Her work can be seen in many private and corporate collections. She maintains a home and studio in Evergreen, CO where she lives with her husband and two children. She has received dozens of regional and national awards for her work, mostly in oils. She is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and the American Society of Botanical Artists.