Friday, April 29, 2011


ACOPAL, the America China Oil Painting Artists League, has recently released their list of finalists and winners for their exhibition "Contemporary American Realism", which includes several notable GCA/WSA alumni and students. Finalists include:

Hudson River Fellow and Workshop Instructor Thomas Kegler

GCA Instructor and 1 of 3 ACOPAL Finalist Winners Joshua LaRock
LaRock also recently received a Certificate of Excellence at the PSOA for this portrait

On the topic of the Portrait Society of America, Water Street/GCA alum Nancy Fletcher also won a Certificate of Excellence at the competition with her portrait of Don Whyles:

Back on the topic of ACOPAL, several notable dignitaries from the fine art institutions in Beijing will be visiting GCA and Jacob Collins studio next month as part of the continued relationship between the Chinese and American art communities. We are excited to host our Chinese guests, and will report back on their visit next month. 

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