Instructors at Large

Silya Kiese’s Functional Art

  • September 26, 2014


functional art

The July/August 2014 issue of Hook Magazine, a publication that covers culture, art & community in the lower Hudson Valley, featured Silya Kiese’s lamps, sculpted from glass and wood (above). Kiese maintains a studio in the Mill, Nyack, NY.

Max Ginsburg’s Upcoming Workshops

  • September 26, 2014


Max Ginsburg, Nude Sketch at Garin's, 2010. Oil on masonite, 16 x 12 in.

Max Ginsburg, Nude Sketch at Garin’s, 2010. Oil on masonite, 16 x 12 in.

In October and November, Max Ginsburg will be leading two workshops for intermediate to advanced students at the Scottsdale Artists’ School: “Portrait Painting from Life.” and “Figuring Painting from Life.”

Max Ginsburg, Donna, 2010. Oil on masonite, 10 x 7 in.

Max Ginsburg, Donna, 2010. Oil on masonite, 10 x 7 in.

Cirigliano’s Animal Paintings in Two NY Shows

  • September 25, 2014


birds on branch; animal painting

Susan Cirigliano, Birds on a Branch,. Sakura ink and watercolor on Arches, 20 x 24 in.

Susan Cirigliano will be exhibiting her animal paintings in two upcoming exhibits. Birds of the Air and Fishes of the Sea, an exhibition organized by Art at First, features work by seven women artists at the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York (12 West 12th Street), with the Blessing of the Animals followed by a reception, October 8, 6 p.m. The International Art Festival is a juried exhibition of 100 works at the Highline Loft Gallery  (508 West 26th Street) from October 8 to 11, 2014. The opening reception is October 9, 6 to 8 p.m.

animal painting

Susan Cirigliano, Fish, 2014. Ink, 24 x 20 in.

Weiss on Painting a Spectacular Subject

  • September 24, 2014


Jerry N. Weiss, October, undated. Oil on canvas, 30 x 48 in.

Jerry N. Weiss, October, undated. Oil on canvas, 30 x 48 in.

“How does one paint autumn?” asks Jerry N. Weiss in “Autumn’s Lament & License,” forthcoming in the November 2014 issue of the Artist’s Magazine (PDF preview here). The difficulty, he suggests, lies in “painting a spectacular subject, without the painting itself suffering the unfortunate consequences of clashing colors.” The article offers several insights that Weiss calls “principles of unity.”

Neffson in Greenwich and Bilbao

  • September 23, 2014


Robert Neffson, 57th and 5th Ave.  Oil, 56 x 79 in.

Robert Neffson, 57th and 5th Ave. Oil, 56 x 79 in.

Robert Neffson will deliver a talk with a slideshow of his work at the Seven Bridges Foundation (Greenwich, CT) this Saturday, September 27, at 2 p.m. Next month, his paintings will be included in Hyperrealism, 1967–2013 in the BBK Gallery at the Museo de Bellas Artes (Bilbao, Spain). The show opens October 7, 2014 and continues through January 19, 2015.

Robert Neffson, The Metropolitan, undated.   Oil, 62 x 98 in.

Robert Neffson, The Metropolitan. Oil, 62 x 98 in.

    Pop art is the indelible raised to the unspeakable. — Leonard Baskin