"My most influential instructors have been Dale Popovich, watercolorist and Jon McDonald, Illustration and Medical Illustration. I love to work in watercolor more than any other medium because of the freedom and movement of the paint and water, and because of the magic that happens as it dries."
– Glendalynn Doorn-Specht
#Glendalyyn Doorn-Specht won Best of Show at the 2014 Michigan Artist Competition. back in June.
Glendalynn had attended my night classes at the American Academy of Art with her mom in the 80s. She had a demanding fulltime job at Leo Burnett as a media buyer, but had an intense passion for learning and art. She took part-time fundamentals classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and I found her to be a very good draft person with a strong desire to learn how to #DrawAndPaint. Some 30 years later, after raising a family, she again contacted me at my studio to pick up #DrawingAndPainting. She's taking classes with me at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago and has also attended classes in my private studio in my home. After several months of working hard she received the first place award at The 2014 Michigan Artists Competition. Glendalynn's contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Great evening last night. Attended the 36th Annual Indiana Heritage Exhibition in Nashville, Indiana. As always it was an impressive show with some of the best classical trained talent Indiana has to offer. I'm always humbled when I get the postcard letting me know I'm included in this year's juried exhibition.
The collection was primarily oil but also included 6 watercolors, 10 pastels, 6 acylics, a charcoal, a pencil, a graphite and a blockprint. There were 121 pieces in in total.
Marilee and I arrived when the doors opened. I knew from the postcard all three watercolors made it in and one was a winner. I was overwhelmed to see my painting 'Miner's Falls' won third place -- $2000 prize. In addition, by the end of the evening 'A Quiet Spring Flowage' was sold. It was a great day – WooHoo. http://www.indianaheritagearts.org/indiana/2014show.html
JUNE 5TH: All three of my watercolors have been accepted into the IHA 36th Annual Exhibition & Sale in Nashville, IN. Got the postcard today and it's stamped IHA Winner–WOO-HOO! This is my 10th year of being included in this prestiges show. This is a great show – one of my favorites because it continues to promote the Brown County Art Colony philosophy. A must see. It will not disappoint. www.indianaheritagearts.org
Friday, June 6th will be the opening and awards ceremony. Doors open at 5:00pm eastern time. The Prize winners will collect potentially 90 thousand dollars in awards and purchases if the record pace from the 2013 show continues.
Juror of Selection was Jason Allen Saunders. Jason received his B.A. from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. There he obtained a strong foundation of painting under Dawn E. Whitelaw. During and shortly after college, Jason travelled to study with three of America’s most treasured artists: Everett Kinstler, Matt Smith, and Scott L. Christensen. Currently, Jason lives and paints primarily in the beautiful hills of middle Tennessee.
Hours are 10 to 5pm daily and noon to 5 pm on Sundays. The Brown County Art Gallery is located at the corner of Main Street and Artist Drive Nashville All artwork is for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Indiana Heritage Arts which is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports Hoosier heritage style artists.
Brown County Art Gallery
1 Artist Drive
PO Box 443
Nashville, In 47448
I had published in an earlier post that I was excepted into the RICHESON 75 INTERNATIONAL: LANDSCAPE, SEASCAPE & ARCHITECTURAL EXHIBITION 2014.. Here's the information. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 6 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
The online exhibit for the Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape & Architectural 2014 competition is now live. CLICK HERE to see the exhibit.
Exhibit and Show
May 30 - July 11
Richeson School of Art & Gallery
557 Marcella St.
Dale L Popovich IWS
is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. As you will see the works selected in his portfolio represent the breath of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn along with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, Mainstreet Art Center i Lake Zurich, IL and Popovich Studio classes.