Monday, April 07, 2014

Academic Artists Honor Award

Today I was honored to receive the Academic Artists Honor Award, the top designation in the Oil/Acrylic division, for my painting Climbing Up. Truly an honor to be recognized in such a top flight exhibit of contemporary realism.

Since its inception in 1949, Academic Artists Association has grown from its modest beginnings to a national membership of more than 250.

Realism as defined by the Academic Artist would be representational art work encompassing a wide range of art from soft impressionism, through detailed photo realism in watercolor, pastel, oil, and acrylic mediums. Sculpture is also exhibited in stone, bronze and many modern and unique mediums.
The Academic Artists has stayed on track by continuously promoting quality fine art and offering these extremely popular national exhibitions to the public.

In 2009, Academic Artist Association was recognized by "Art Calendar" a national publication, in an  article titled  "The Pursuit of Prestige".  An excerpt from it states:  " a short list of Prestigious Professional Art Organizations in the U.S. [and] while there are certainly more, these 13 are some of the most well known", and goes on to list  The Academic Artists Association  right above Salmangundi Club in the Aesthetic Idea category.  

I'm delighted to say that I am a member of both the Academic Artists Association and the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. 

You can learn more about the Academic Artists Association HERE

Climbing Up, 30x36, acrylic, copyright 2013 Jan Blencowe

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