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Brian Stewart: A Celebration of His Life and Teaching

Calendar Feb 1, 2019 at 7 pm

Featuring a Video of His Last Lecture at The Atelier

Please join us at The Atelier to Celebrate the life and teachings of Brian Stewart.

Brian died September 28, 2018 after complications with abdominal surgery. Brian was one of the founders of the modern "plein air" movement, where artists paint outdoors and on location. His passion took him all over the world to paint. Brian taught several outdoor and indoor plein air workshops at The Atelier and was scheduled to teach again this February. In place of his scheduled workshop we will show a two-hour video of the last lecture he gave at The Atelier in November 2016. We will have Brian's book An Artist's Journey...Via Catalina for sale and some of his paintings on display. Students and Friends can also share memories and stories.

DATE: FRIDAY, February 1, 2019
TIME: 7:00 PM
Suggested Donation to The Atelier: $10
PLEASE RSVP so we have a head count. Seating limited to 60 people for the video.

Brian Stewart
After a successful 25 year career in advertising, Brian became a painter. The journey has given him a lifetime of experiences, travels and memories, not to mention a few accolades and recognition along the way. He re- ceived his early training at The Art Center in Los Angeles and later at Atelier LeSueur in Minneapolis where he learned the classic, academic fundamentals as they were taught in Paris a century ago. An emeritus member of the Plein Air Painters of America and the American Society of Marine Artists, this visual raconteur is known and collected for his genre and scene paintings as well as his landscapes. A native Californian who made his home in Minnesota with partner Jo Anne Lorenz, he could be found playing banjo when not painting. His talents and teachings are missed.

Own Your Story: Finding Your Audience


with Joy Wolfe

Calendar Apr 6, 2019 at 10 am

Part II in a lecture series for artists looking for the next step.

Joy will help you navigate the many choices coming at you to manage your art career. Who is your audience? How do you find the patrons looking for your style of painting? How do you catalogue, frame and display your art? Joy’s experience comes from the patron side and helps guide you with her knowledge from the many people she has sold art to and the comments that collectors have shared with her in the thirty five years she has been involved in the arts. She will provide a comprehensive look at what is needed to build and present yourself as an emerging artist in todays art market.

Joy Wolfe has collected, appraised and represented the arts for over thirty five years. She has had the pleasure of working alongside artists at every level and now chooses to work with emerging artists who are looking to grow their art into a business. Her passion is to help artists be known while they are living and help develop a program to educate and inspire people about the importance art has in our lives and our culture and cultivate the next generation of patrons of the arts.

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