Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday's Portraits!

Mackenzie in Blue:
First Year Mackenzie Swenson studying the values found in
Bouguereau's portrait for Tony Curanaj's class
By Al Costanzo
By Kristin Nikitin
By Liz Beard
By Mariana Hernandez-Rivera aka Equinoccio
By Kevin Muller
By Audrey Rodriguez

Partial Portrait Based off a Life Cast of Jessica Artman
by Zoe Dufour
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A Portrait of the Height of Madness
(March Madness Tourney)
The Ant gives it his all, while Pops eyes his victory...
Congrats Mark Popple!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Katie G. Whipple Lecture this Friday, March 20th!

Whipple copying Filippo Lippi in the Palazzo Barberini, Rome

Please join us this Friday, March 20th for an evening celebrating Italy! Alma Schapiro Prize winner Katie G. Whipple will give a presentation about her eight months traveling Italy, studying the old masters, and making the transition from student of the Atelier to student of History. Accompanying the lecture Whipple and her husband, resident GCA artist Brendan Johnston, will display works made during their travels in the Eleventh Street Arts gallery space. 

"Painting Italy: Lessons of History and Land" 
Friday, March 20th
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 
at the Grand Central Atelier's Eleventh Street Arts 
46-06 11th Street 
Long Island City, NY 11101

Aperol Spritz will be served! 

Free and open to the public 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Save the Date: Jacob Collins Show Opens April 28!

April 28 - May 30
Opening reception is April 28

730 5th Avenue, NY, NY
7th Floor of the Crown Building

See you there!

Monday, March 2, 2015


Congratulations 2015 Hudson River Fellowship Recipients!

Addison Xu, Brandon Beckstrom, Brian West, Cesar Santos, Dale Zinkowski, Eleni Giannopoulou, Evanny Henningson, Grant Perry, James Tucker, Katie Engberg, Katie Liddiard, Ki Park, Leeanna Chipana, Lisa Oh, Mackenzie Swenson, Luke Baggot, Mary Jane Ward, Robert Kelly, Sam Worley, Sarah Bentley, Savannah Tate Cuff, Toby Neve.
Jacob Collins
Twenty one painters have been selected to study and paint the landscapes of the White  Mountains of New Hampshire for GCA's 2015 Hudson River Fellowship. During this three-week fellowship starting July 13th,  artists will work daily from dawn until dusk to produce field studies (pencil drawings, tonal studies, plein air sketches) that will inform their larger studio paintings later. Lectures will cover history, area geology and the methods and materials of 19th Century landscape painters who flocked to this region.

Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq painting in the White Mountains.

Fellows will be living communally in one of two ski chalets with beautiful views. Several bunks will be reserved for Senior Fellows or instructors who are always invited to drop in and paint. Past year's visitors include Jacob Collins, Ted Minoff, Travis Schlaht, Tom Kegler, Ken Salaz, Rick Piloco, Nick Hiltner,  and James Gurney along with Eric Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq (who live in Jackson, NH and are the Fellowship's mountain hosts!)

Previous Fellowship Field Studies:
Ted Minoff
Travis Schlaht
Tom Kegler
 Ken Salaz
Tree Contour Study, Emilie Lee
Birch Tree Study, Leeanna Chipana

Summer Workshops:

This Summer we have a fantastic line up of workshops running simultaneously with the fellowship in New Hampshire. To view our entire list of workshops this Summer click here.
  • Techniques of the Hudson River School with Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq,  July 9 - 14, 2015 (6 instructed days. Instructors alternate days). Click here to learn more.

  • Traditional Landscape Painting with Tom Kegler,  July 15 - 18, 2015 (4 days). Click here to learn more.
  •  Essential Landscape Painting - from Technique to Poetic Expression with Ken Salaz,  July 20 - 23, 2015 (4 days). Click here to learn more.
  • In the Footsteps of the Hudson River School Landscape Painting with Edward Minoff,  July 24 - 26, 2015 (3 days). Click here to learn more.