One Fresh Cup, 20x16, oil on textured canvas, was accepted into the 28th Best of America juried show for The National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS). 130 paintings have been selected out of 900 submissions, allowing the exhibition to highlight some of the best oil and acrylic painters in North America. The exhibition will run from September 14th to October 13th with a public opening reception at Eisele Gallery on Friday, September 14th from 5pm – 8pm.
Time for our 7th annual Fall show at Greenacres Art Center.
This years theme will be the Artist's Process.
The show opens on Oct. 26th, 6:00-9:00 pm. and runs until Nov. 18th, with various special events held throughout.
First, What is the Greenacres Artists Guild? From their website:
"Greenacres discovered that there was a void in the Cincinnati area for artists who are committed to the principles, methods, and traditions of Cincinnati’s Golden Age. Therefore, we teamed up with elite professional living artists from the Cincinnati area who are focused on the traditional approach to art and formed the Greenacres Artists Guild. Each member of the Greenacres Artists Guild was personally selected and invited to join the organization based on their abilities and approach to art."
Of course you wanna see the show but I imagine your main concern is "when will Richard Luschek be there?!"
I will be there of course on Opening Night (26th), but will also be in attendance on the Beer and Bourbon tastings where I will be doing a still life painting demonstration during the event.
I will also be there on Illustrators Day.
See the Greenacres website for more info and to get tickets for the tasting events. https://www.green-acres.org/events/
I am one of the 59 Ohio artists who were selected for this year’s "73rd Ohio Annual Exhibition" at the Zanesville Museum of Art.
My painting "Dragon Attack" will be on view at the opening tonight and hang until September 8th.
The Class will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. It will start May 19th - July 7th.
8 weeks for $240.00 (that is an amazing deal) -supplies are the student's responsibility.
The class is great for beginners or any working painter who would like to be introduced to the ideas of the Boston School method- which are the most awesome of ideas. I am very hands on and teach to each individual's level of experience.
We will meet at various scenic parks around Cincinnati to learn to sketch and to paint with oils. Drawing on the ideas of impressionism, you will practice the techniques needed to complete painted sketches, including basic composition, value, pattern, color spotting, and covering the canvas. Then, building on those skills, you will complete a larger fully realized landscape painting that will capture the impression of light and color of the Cincinnati landscape. In case of rain, we will arrange in parks with overhead cover. Details and directions to the various locations will be given in class. A supply list will be sent when you sign up.
The local Cincinnati illustrators group have organized a Star Wars themed art show for the second year in a row. This fan art tribute show opens Thursday, May 4 at the Brew House in Walnut Hills and will be on view until June 4th. A percentage of sales will go to the George Lucas charity Force for Change. This is a kid friendly event. About 40 artists are showing work. There will be cos-play folk and an R2D2 rolling around. A Star Wars Improv group starts performing at 5:30. The opening will be from 4-11, Ill be there around 6 if that is an extra reason to show up.
My painting from last years event: Death Star Mix-tape, 19"x11, oil on linen, © copyright Richard Luschek 2018
Featuring my custom made space ship frame.
My painting 'Working Lunch' was one of the 142 entries juror Steven J. Levin chose out of the 574 submissions received. I hope you will have a chance to visit the show. The exhibit runs through March 20. Throughout the show, visitors will be invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award at $1 per vote. The award money will be split between the winning artist and the Visual Arts Center. Ballot box stuffing is welcome! Awards Reception: Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.
I was honored to have one of my paintings juried into this OPA National show.
The Eisele Gallery is honored to host the 2017 Oil Painters of America 26th National Exhibition. For the first time ever, Cincinnati welcomes over 200 of the nation's best living artists for a week long convention that includes; The Exhibition and Sale of 250 recent works by OPA Members and Master Artists at the Eisele Gallery May 12 - June 24 (Opening Reception May 12 6-9pm), OPA's "Beautiful Ohio" Wet Paint Sale at the Cincinnati Art Club, painting demonstrations, lectures, and more. OPA events will be held at The Eisele Gallery, The Westin Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Art Club and The Cincinnati Art Museum. More information is available at: Eisele Gallery - www.eiselefineart.com (513) 791-7717 and OPA - www.oilpaintersofamerica.com (815) 356-5987.