70 Artists, November 2014
November 7, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Artists including Ann Kraft Walker, Brian O'Neill, Ed Copley, Jane Hartley...
The 9th Annual Exhibition of the International Guild of Realism will be hosted by Robert Lange Studios and unveil 75 artworks from 70 award winning ...
Charleston will become the Realism art capital of the world from November 7 through November 28, 2014, when 68 international Realism artists showcase their latest masterpieces at Robert Lange Studios, voted Best Art Gallery in Charleston from 2010 to 2013. This represents one of the largest Realism shows ever displayed for this genre in the southeast.
“When an artist knows their work will be hanging along side some of the best realists in the country they tend to paint a little longer and add even more final touches than perhaps they normally would. The end result is a polished show where each painter has put their very best foot forward,” says Robert Lange, co-owner of Robert Lange Studios.
The exhibition is the International Guild of Realism's ninth annual gallery show and will open with a gala reception Friday, November 7th from 5 - 8PM at the gallery's historic location. Over 20 of the artists will be in attendance including artists from Sweden, Iceland, Canada and Norway, according to co-owner Megan Lange.
"Realism is having such a resurgence in the last twenty years. One can't help but recognize and respect the staggering amount of hours required to create a technically exceptional realist painting. We've curated a show of traditional realist works, choosing paintings that demonstrate the artists undeniable technical skill first and foremost,” she added.
The show will have 73 juried paintings in categories including landscapes, still lifes, figurative art, photorealism and trompe l'oeil. The prices will range from $950 to $60,000. The works were juried into the show from over 350 IGOR member entries. Awards will be given for exceptional works before the Friday opening.