Tuesday, June 9, 2015

News, June 2015

CAS Paint En Plein Air Student Competition Winners

Many talented students applied to the CAS Paint En Plein Air Student Competition, but unfortunately only three could take away one of the Grand Prize Packages. It was a lot to ask judges Ryan Brown, Carlo Russo, and Kate Sammons to narrow down all of the applications to the top five, so to ask them to pick the top three out of those five was strenuous.

The winners:

Julie Beck- Academy of Realist Art Boston
Emilae Belo- The Center for Academic Study
Leeanna Chipana- Grand Central Atelier

We'd like to wish the winners a huge congratulations. It is well deserved.  
All three will receive a prize package fit for a budding professional artist. With sponsors like Raymar Art, Natural Pigments, Soltek Easel, Strada Easel, Guerrilla Box, Rosemary and Co., Trekell, Gamblin, ArtEfex, Kolibri Brushes, and Jerry's Artarama these student artists know they're getting quality materials with which to start their career. 

CAS Summer 2015 Workshop Schedule

Every Summer the CAS hosts several workshops bringing great new learning experiences that turn into treasured memories for all the participants.
Here's a list of this year's workshops: 

Sight-Size Portrait Drawing & Painting 
Taught by Ryan S. Brown
Workshop dates: August 10-14
Tuition: $450
Reservation deadline: July 1, 2015
This unique workshop will pair only two artists per model as participants work in "sight-size", allowing for thorough study of the development of a classical portrait.
More information may be found at cas-utah.com

Painting the Portrait 
Taught by Edward Minoff
Workshop dates: August 17-21
Tuition: $625
Reservation deadline: July 1, 2015
Each day will bring a new pose, building towards painting convincing and lifelike portrait sketches.
More information may be found at cas-utah.com

Plein Air Landscape
Taught by Ryan S. Brown
Workshop dates: August 24-28
Tuition: $400
Reservation deadline: July 1, 2015
Every day is spent in the field, painting and discussing the stages of development for a plein air landscape sketch.
More information may be found at cas-utah.com

Painting Italy
Taught by Ryan S. Brown
Workshop dates: August 31- September 5
Tuition: $1650 (does not include airfare)
Reservation deadline: June 15, 2015
This amazing workshop will be held at the Punta Ala Resort on the Mediterranean in the Tuscany region of Italy. 6 days and 5 nights will be spent painting seascapes, forest interiors, Tuscan villas, and many other quintessential Italian scenes.
More information may be found at cas-utah.com

New Students at the CAS Thanks to the 2015 Summer Scholarship Competition

The CAS got a couple new full time students recently. Grand prize winner of the 2nd annual CAS Summer Scholarship Competition, Meghan Sours, recently started her tuition free month-long studies and is well into her first Bargue copy. However, Second place winner, Christelle Xu, decided, upon visiting the studio after she won, that she wanted to study full time through the whole Spring trimester. She just passed off her first Bargue copy and is getting ready to tackle a new one. Christelle's prize will come in August when we hold the 5 day Sight-Size Portrait Workshop which she will be able to attend tuition free. We're happy to have them here at the CAS.

But we can't forget our Third place winner, Neldon Bullock. He has the opportunity to attend the 5 day Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop in August tuition free. We're looking forward to working with him this Summer in the beautiful landscape that surrounds Springville, Utah.

We couldn't be more pleased with the winners' talent and dedication to learning more about their craft. All of them are definitely worthy of the prizes they won. Good job artists!