Exciting Portrait Workshop in October!

To download the brochure for this October portrait workshop, please click Edgerton Workshop 2014 Birmingham.

Tuition: $520.00, plus $30 model fee; $150 deposit due at registration, balance due Oct. 1. $30.00 discount for early registration by September 5. Class enrollment will be limited to 16 students, with a minimum enrollment of 8 students.  To visit Tom Edgerton’s  website, please click the image below.

Our member Laura Murphey took a workshop this spring that got her so excited that she wanted to share it with y'all! Her efforts to bring this famous artist to Birmingham have paid off. The workshop is now sponsored by Portraits, Inc as the artist is part of their nation-wide stable of fine portrait artists. The brochure is attached.  Please take a look at the brochure to enjoy his breath-taking work! Even if you do not do portraits you can learn so much from an artist of his caliber!  Monday-Thursday, Oct. 27-30 9:00-4:00 Limited class size, reserve now  Six-time Portrait Society of America award winner Tom Edgerton brings to Birmingham a comprehensive, four-day workshop in the fine art of portraiture. ​ Visit his web site at www.tomedgerton.com ​ His easy-going, friendly style offers a wonderful opportunity to learn how to compose the portrait, light the subject, use various tools, work from a live model, and study a number of approaches to the color palette. Tom will demonstrate techniques, and students will have ample easel time with individual attention. In addition, students will be able to bring a painting for a special critique session. Tom will be demonstrating in oils, but many of the concepts he teaches are valuable to students working in other media. While he teaches at all skill levels, some working familiarity with your chosen medium is necessary.

Our member Laura Murphey took a workshop this spring that got her so excited that she wanted to share it with y’all! Her efforts to bring this famous artist to Birmingham have paid off. The workshop is now sponsored by Portraits, Inc as the artist is part of their nation-wide stable of fine portrait artists. The brochure is attached. Please take a look at the brochure to enjoy his breath-taking work! Even if you do not do portraits you can learn so much from an artist of his caliber!
Monday-Thursday, Oct. 27-30
9:00-4:00
Limited class size, reserve now
Six-time Portrait Society of America award winner Tom Edgerton brings to Birmingham a comprehensive, four-day workshop in the fine art of portraiture. ​
Visit his web site at http://www.tomedgerton.com ​ His easy-going, friendly style offers a wonderful opportunity to learn how to compose the portrait, light the subject, use various tools, work from a live model, and study a number of approaches to the color palette. Tom will demonstrate techniques, and students will have ample easel time with individual attention. In addition, students will be able to bring a painting for a special critique session.
Tom will be demonstrating in oils, but many of the concepts he teaches are valuable to students working in other media. While he teaches at all skill levels, some working familiarity with your chosen medium is necessary.

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Art for Hope – and for a Cure – honoring Toni Tully

Hope GalaThe 34th Annual Hope Gala, the single largest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in Birmingham, will be August 23 at a private club. All funds raised support Birmingham’s Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge and research in our area. 400-500 are expected to attend.

The honoree and inspiration this year is late artist Toni Tully. The Tully family is donating 3 of her paintings to be auctioned and loaning paintings and textiles that will be used as part of the decor throughout the club.

20-30% of Gala proceeds come from silent and live auctions.

Art for LifePlease consider making a donation to this auction. Works that are inspired by Toni Tully, given in her memory or in memory of a friend or loved one would especially be appreciated.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.5 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2014. More than 560,000 Americans will lose their battle. That’s nearly 1,500 people a day. In the United States, one of every four deaths is from cancer. The American Cancer Society is committed to changing these devastating odds.

All donations are tax-deductible, and all artists will be recognized at the event.

More information about the Hope Lodge is below.

Thank you so much for your help and support.
Hope Gala Birmingham

Since 2000, the American Cancer Society’s Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge in Birmingham, Alabama has offered a solution to cancer patients who must undergo treatment far from home. The Hope Lodge provides housing free of charge on a first-come, first served basis to cancer patients and their families during their course of treatment. The Hope Lodge not only reduces the financial burden, but also provides a much-needed supportive environment.

Guests of the Hope Lodge enjoy rooms with a private bath and television. Other amenities include a shared kitchen, library, dining room, living room and laundry room. Guests are able and encouraged to make themselves very much at home, engaging in such normal everyday activities as buying groceries, preparing meals, doing dishes, working at a computer terminal or watching television.

From Space One Eleven Gallery:  An Exhibition honoring the life and work of the beloved Birmingham artist Toni Tully, November 9, 2012

From Space One Eleven Gallery: An Exhibition honoring the life and work
of the beloved Birmingham artist
Toni Tully, November 9, 2012

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