Portrait Sculpture Workshop Coming to Easton Studio in February

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 1.36.40 PMAnnapolis-based figurative artist, Rick Casali, will be teaching a unique 3-day sculpture workshop beginning Friday, February 13th at Nancy Tankersley’s Easton Studio.

A key figure in the Mid Atlantic art community, Casali is an expert in human construction and anatomy. He has designed this innovative workshop to address the value of working in 3-dimensions in order for artists to improve their painting. Easton Studio founder and professional artist Nancy Tankersley says, “It was many years spent painting before I realized that the ability to visualize in 3 dimensions is an important tool for painters and an area which is often neglected in their education. I feel fortunate to be able to offer this opportunity to learn a skill from a teacher as talented and innovative as Rick. It is sure to have a positive influence on improving one’s paintings – especially portraiture.”

Casali is a member of the Portrait Society of America and serves as the vice president to the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters. He is a member of The Portrait Society of America and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the Society’s 2012 International Competition for his portrait bust “Gabrielle”. In 2013, his bronze figure, “Spring”, was selected as a finalist for the National Sculpture Society’s 80th Annual Awards Exhibition in Tampa, Florida.

To sign up for Rick Casali’s workshop, call 410-770-4421, email eastonstudio3@verizon.net, or visit the Registration page on the Studio’s web site, www.easton-studio.com. For more information on Rick Casali, visit http://rickcasali.com/.

Nancy Tankersley’s Easton Studio is a multi-use arts facility and is known for offering workshops by nationally recognized, award-winning professional artists. The full 2015 schedule and details can be viewed on www.easton-studio.com.


Easton Studio to Offer Array of Art Workshops in 2015

Easton StudioNancy Tankersley’s Easton Studio has finalized its 2015 workshop schedule and is now accepting registrations.

“There is much to be excited about as we kick off another year of quality art instruction offered by some of the best of the best,” says Nancy. “Many of our most popular artist instructors will be returning and we also look forward to welcoming some new faces.”

Tankersley starts off the year in January with her beginners’ workshop, Jumpstart into Oils, followed by new instructor, Denver-based painter Kevin Weckbach in February. The month of March features the return of portrait and figure painter William Schneider from Illinois, and Pennsylvania plein air painter Jon Redmond will return in May to teach a plein air workshop. A second May workshop will focus on learning to paint the beautiful gardens of Talbot County taught jointly by artists Nancy Tankersley and native Oklahoman Gay Faulkenberry, past President of the Plein Air Painters of America and 2008 Judge of Plein Air Easton. Other additions to this impressive list of instructors include still life artist Laura Robb from Taos, and master pastelist and colorist from California, Sally Strand. Oil painters Hiu Lai Chong, and David Shevlino, as well as renowned watercolorist Tom Lynch, will also be returning to teach in 2015.

Easton Studio is known for offering workshops by nationally known, award-winning professional artists. The full 2015 schedule and details can be viewed on Easton Studio’s web site, www.easton-studio.com.


Special Artists Exhibit at Easton Studio: Fern Loos Beu

Easton Studio will be the venue for a special artist’s exhibit entitled “Sonia’s 20th Century: An American Life” by Fern Loos Beu. Stop in to see Fern’s work and enjoy a great event in our beautiful space.

The artist presents snapshots in oil paint of the life of her Hungarian Cousin Sonia, documenting her progress from immigrant to vaudevillian, belly dancer to night club owner. These black and white paintings with inspired flashes of color, give us an independent, glamorous American woman whose incident-rich life spanned a country and a century.

Opening: Friday, November 14th, 5 pm to 8 pm
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, November 15th, 4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday night Artist’s Reception will feature food, wine, and music by Jazz trio,
“Brilliant Corners”

For more information, contact the artist at 410-353-3584 or fernloosbeuart@aol.com

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Save the Date: Easton Studio Offers Special Event During Plein-Air Easton, July 19

AusterDetails~~element19Easton Studio, known for offering art workshops by nationally known professional artists, is hosting a special painting demonstration by plein air painter, Ken Auster, on Saturday, July 19th at the historic Inn at 202 Dover in Easton. Offered as a special event during Plein Air Easton’s 10th Year Anniversary, the demo will include an elegant wine reception. For a lucky few, there will be a separate 3-course dinner later that evening with the artist.

California artist Ken Auster is a top tier plein air painter and winner of many firsts at various competitions. A member of Plein Air Painters of America, Ken is known for his vibrant personality and bold approach to his paintings. This former surfer and graphic artist is at the forefront of the American contemporary impressionists and continues to draw hundreds of students who travel from around the world to attend his workshops. “Since Ken will be teaching a workshop at Easton Studio beginning July 20th and having an artist of Ken’s renown in town, we thought that an event like this would be the perfect tie-in with Plein-Air Easton,” says Easton Studio director Nancy Tankersley. “Having the opportunity to see a painter of Ken’s caliber work is a special treat. The Inn at 202 Dover offers the ideal venue and an elegant respite from the heat and crowds of the other Plein Air Easton events.”

The painting demonstration and reception is $25 per person and takes place from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Dinner will be at 5:30 pm. The cost for the dinner is $100 per person and is limited to 12 guests. Prepared by the Inn’s award-winning chef, this intimate dinner will be held in its own private room and includes wine pairings, tax and gratuity.

For reservations or more information, contact Easton Studio, 410-770-4421 or email eastonstudio3@verizon.net.

Easton Studio, formerly known as Easton Studio & School, is a multi-use arts facility. Primarily used for workshops, classes and artist’s studio, the space is also available for events.