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March 2011

- Notification to All Applicants:

Dear Applicants:  Our scholarship funds have been awarded at this time.

It is unknown when the program can be renewed. It will be published on this site.
Thank you for your interest and try again next time.

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Note:  We have been able to award  4  scholarships this year to qualified artists. We are looking forward and hoping to repeat it next year.

Renate M Reuter

 

 

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Dear Sponsor, Dear Member


As President of the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, I would like to introduce you to our organization.
We formed the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc. to encourage and promote our artists and students of all ages. We develop instructive programs and activities with exhibits and opportunities for the standard and student artist alike. We procure donated funds for scholarships for students with special artistic talents that may otherwise have no opportunity to develop!


As a non‐profit organization we have some of the areas top artists serving on our advisory board. We have monthly ‘open art sessions’ and demos of art techniques, art talks and provide and workshops with recognized artists as a fraction of the normal cost for our areas/communities.


We ask you to join us with our up coming projects and programs to offer scholarships and/or pertinent means for the deserving students. Help us find and develop those rare talents. Your support is vital of our success and is greatly appreciated.


Your financial support, e.g. membership fees, donations, etc. will be tax deductible. Please have your accountant advise you on this. Contributions will be recognized from us, area news articles and this new website with your permission. You will find updated information either on this website: www.portraitandfigure.org or go to my website, http://nadifineart.com. Under PFPS News/event for portrait and figure, you will find the latest information and development plans of the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida Inc. Persons or Organizations assisting us will be recognized and noted for their support.


You may contact me at any time if you have any questions via telephone 7/24 at 239-481-2081 or via e-mail: nadi@nadifineart.com.


Sincerely

Renate M Reuter

Founder & President

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From: Renate M Reuter, 2010 OPA Scholarship Shirl Smithson Scholarship Recipient 

Oil Painting Workshop with Rob Liberace on May 8-

From: Renate M Reuter, 2010 OPA Scholarship Recipient

To: Oil Painters of America – c/o Kathryn Beligratis and Executive Board

May 8-11, 2010 at the Southern Atelier in Sarasota.

The Classic Figure - A Modern Approach with Robert  Liberace


Dear Oil Painters of America

Thank you very much for the generous scholarship you awarded me towards a workshop of one of my most treasured fine artists – Robert Liberace. The workshop was held at The Southern Atelier in Sarasota in April, 2010. 

I had one of my best painting experiences ever because this workshop with a great master like Robert Liberace will benefit me for a life time. The Southern Atelier and its executives, Mimmi and Charlie Miano, are the most gracious hosts one could want.   I was able to get the last space in this sold-out workshop. We had a great group with experienced artists coming from all stages in life, and I met and made some nice friends there.

The workshop explored this great tradition through the comprehensive exploration of anatomy in both drawing and painting. The morning was devoted to drawing which involved designing the body and muscle forms with precise measure. The afternoon session focused on the same anatomical forms rendered in various mediums with an emphasis on how the muscles and bones shape the light and dark. This intensive approach helps clarify and reinforce the essential characteristics of muscle and bone to enhance our understanding of the entire figure, and, also the portrait.

In addition to the drawing demonstration, Liberace showed the workshop participants a variety of approaches to painting the figure and portrait.  He also did a portrait of the model for the portrait session. Rob started with a monochromatic under painting in earth tones, and added basic colors early in the process, while he constantly shaped and related values to a successful completion of a portrait.

During his presentation, I focused on the limited and extended palette. He explained how important it is to handle the canvas and the materials themselves to affect a sense of harmony. Liberace’s excitement about specific artists has a great affect on the students. He not only admires many historic artists like John Singer Sargent, Fredric Church, Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt, but also contemporary artists like Nelson Shanks and Jacob Collins.

Needless to say, I was very impressed with the information he imparted to me and his teaching style.  Rob not only is a great artist and excellent teacher, but he also possesses unique human skills.  As result, I would like to mention that Rob Liberace will be giving a four-day workshop for our three-year old Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc. at the end of February  2011.   Anyone interested in taking the workshop, can call 239-481-2081, or send an e-mail to nadi@nadifineart.com or access our website www.portraitandfigure.org.

About Rob Liberace:                                                                                                                                                   

 He was accepted to the George Washington University through a sports scholarship after taking classes with Fran Wright and William Woodward and earned his B.A. and M.F.A. in art at the University. He won many top prizes and now teaches at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia and also maintains a studio in Vienna. He is represented by the Arcadia Gallery, New York City, John Pence Gallery San Francisco and the M Gallery which is now located in Charleston, SC. He gives workshops internationa and international.

 

 

11, 2010 at the Southern Atelier in Sarasota.

The Classic Figure - A Modern Approach with Robert  Liberace


Dear Oil Painters of America

Thank you very much for the generous scholarship you awarded me towards a workshop of one of my most treasured fine artists – Robert Liberace. The workshop was held at The Southern Atelier in Sarasota in April, 2010. 

I had one of my best painting experiences ever because this workshop with a great master like Robert Liberace will benefit me for a life time. The Southern Atelier and its executives, Mimmi and Charlie Miano, are the most gracious hosts one could want.   I was able to get the last space in this sold-out workshop. We had a great group with experienced artists coming from all stages in life, and I met and made some nice friends there.

 

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To promote, stimulate and foster creative fine art painting in various
Media and styles. To encourage and promote fine portrait and figure
artists, teachers, students, our communities - national and international,
in their professional growth and success.

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