MAS Hosts Painting and Digital Submission Demos, May 18 and 21

Alain Picard
Alain Picard Photo courtesy of Alain Picard

Madison Art Society hosts two upcoming demonstrations by painters.

First, Alain Picard, juror for the Madison Art Society's 39th annual Juried Show, gives a pastel portrait demonstration on Sunday, May 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison.

Picard has garnered top awards in esteemed exhibitions, including Portrait Society of America, Hudson Valley Art Association, and Pastel Society of America. He won Best Portfolio Award at the 2009 Portrait Society of America conference in Washington, D.C., and was recently invited to demonstrate a portrait in pastel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chosen as one of Artist's Magazine's 20 Contemporary Artists "On The Rise," Picard cites Sargent, Degas, and Sorolla among his artistic influences. His demonstration is open to the public.

On Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Scranton Memorial Library's Community Room, pastelist Christine Ivers will give a public demonstration on how to prepare digital images for electronic submission to art competitions. Her demonstration will cover camera lighting, Photoshop, iPhoto, and Picasa.

Ivers earned a BFA in painting and two-dimensional designs from Hartford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years. She has been creative director at numerous ad agencies and in 1986 broke off on her own to start her own company. She works with artists in that cross-over world of fine art and digital photography to teach them how to better promotes themselves.

Prima Ballerina by Alain Picard
Prima Ballerina by Alain Picard
Photo courtesy of Laurel B. Friedmann
Photo courtesy of Laurel B. Friedmann
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