Sunday, March 28, 2010

Portrait Society of America Panel Discussion

Jacob Collins will be among the panel members of this discussion to be held at the Portrait Society of America Conference next month. The panel discussion is called Contemporary Art: Realist revolution and critical relevance: Is Main Stream Media Missing an Important Cultural Trend? It will be moderated by Jeremy Lipking.

Friday April 23rd 2010 4:00pm

Hyatt Regency Reston, VA


There is an actually existing, wide-spread, multi-faceted Realist movement in the Art world today. It is functioning as a set of specific tools, philosophy and practice. As any major art movement in history - it is a common visual language based on a common world view.
This movement is current, relevant and forward - looking
This movement is part of presently existing contemporary Art
This movement is a reflection of an important aspect of our modern world - democratization of cultural plane

Panel Members:

Jacob Collins

Jacob Collins:

Artist & Founder of Grand Central Academy

Alexey Steele

Alexey Steele:

Artist & Recipient of the 2009 Gusi Peace Prize

James Panero

James Panero:

Writer & Managing Editor of The New Criterion

Vern  Swanson

Vern Swanson:

Author, expert on Academic and Realist Art &Director of the Springville Museum

The event is part of the PSOA Art of the Portrait conference (April 22 – 25, 2010) and will be free of charge and open to the public. (reservations required) contact Christine Egnoski at or call 877-772-4321

1 comment:

Bob said...

Are the students and faculty familiar with the work of philosopher Roger Scruton and his recent program shown on BBC? His writings on the nature of beauty and the modern "cult of ugliness" are most salient. Someone generously posted his BBC program on youtube. It is very enlightening.