11th Annual International Juried Exhibition at Gallery 1261 in Denver, Colorado
August 26th - September 17th, 2016
The International Guild of Realism (IGOR) is proud to our upcoming 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition. This year's exhibition will be held at the prestigious Gallery 1261 in downtown Denver, CO., from August 26 through September 17, 2016.
Since it's opening, Gallery 1261 has established a reputation for providing the very best in contemporary realism and representational art. Nestled near the Denver Museum of Art and walking distance to many of the downtown landmarks, Gallery 1261 caters to the needs of their local clientele in and around the Denver metropolitan area, as well as to collectors around the country. Gallery 1261 has held numerous quality realism exhibitions through the years showcasing some of the top realists working today! The gallery has been featured in many national art magazines including American Art Collector and Fine Art Connoisseur. They just completed an amazing realism exhibition called "Renaissance in Realism" and in conjunction held an informative symposium called "Collectors for Connoisseurship" at the Denver Art Museum. Many nationally known realists were on the panel discussion including Daniel Sprick, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Quang Ho and Robert C. Jackson. We are extremely excited to have Gallery 1261 hosting our upcoming 11th Annual Exhibition!
About the Gallery Gallery 1261 is dedicated to presenting excellent work that reflects the artists' most creative side, done without the constraints of marketability in mind. The space functions as a gallery while having the flavor of a small museum. The vision of Gallery 1261 is one of enhanced freedom in the experience of art for both artists and appreciators of art, meaning it is driven not by commercial tastes or market standards, but rather by pure expression and artistic talent.
"It's about the art. It's about pure artistic expression. It's about the work an artist creates for his own soul. Gallery 1261 is the brainchild of artist Quang Ho who wanted a place where artists he knows and admires can show the work that is truly important, done without constraints of marketing strategies and sales quotas.
Nationally known realism artists who have exhibited at Gallery 1261: Gregory Block, Tony Curanaj, Scott Fraser, David Gluck, Robert C. Jackson, David Kassan, Greg Gandy, David Leffel, Jeff Legg, Lucong, Heather Neill, Kate Sammons, Daniel Sprick, Katherine Stone, Joseph Todorovitch, Anthony Waichulis
Quote from curator Quang Ho regarding the 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition: "Gallery 1261 is delighted to host the 11th Annual IGOR exhibition in 2016. It will be a tough task to be the judge for such a show, as I know there will be many exceptional entries to look through. The term "realism" can mean many things to many different people. On the surface, it seems to mean work that looks "real" as in "tight" realism - work that is rendered to look like life as we assume it should look. To merely render something tightly doesn't necessarily carry with it an understanding of what is real. I would like to challenge the artists to explore what "real" might actually mean to them. As a judge of paintings, I will not look at ideology or the artists' personal beliefs about a subject matter, but at how the painting is put together and executed overall, and then how that might unify within the theme of the painting. Pure. Genuine. Expression." Quang Ho, Curator
Denver Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: August 26th - September 17th, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 2016
THREE DAYS OF ART EVENTS IN DENVER, CO | AUGUST 24TH - AUGUST 26TH
IGOR will be hosting several events beginning on Wednesday evening, August 24th through to the Artist's Reception on Friday evening, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, August 26th. We sincerely hope that many of our IGOR members, whether juried in the show or not, will make the trip to Denver later this summer and be a part of one of the largest realism exhibitions to be held in Colorado! We are thrilled to be holding our 11th Annual Exhibition at Gallery 1261 and are planning to have numerous events over a three day period. Several of the above events will be costly especially since all of our events are in downtown Denver so IGOR will need to charge an "event fee" for IGOR artists and guests. With much effort, IGOR has tried our best to keep costs down but at the same time we want to make it a grand and memorable week of art events.
Please notify IGOR as soon as possible by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org when you know that you will be coming to the 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. We strongly encourage IGOR artist members to come along with their guests.
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SELECTED ARTISTS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL IGOR JURIED EXHIBITION The International Guild of Realism has recently completed the jury results for our upcoming 11th Annual Juried Exhibition hosted by Gallery 1261 later this summer. We had our largest number of paintings entered, and without a doubt, our highest level of quality artwork submitted.
The final jury for this year's exhibition was handled by award winning artist and gallery owner, Quang Ho. Once again we received an amazing array of superb entries and our juror was quite impressed with the quality and creativity of the work entered. Well over 45% of the entered IGOR artists made it thru to the final jury.
Congratulations to Participating IGOR Artists! The artwork submitted was exceptional and the accepted artists made it through two stages of a rigorous jury process. Here is the final selection!
Anna Rose Bain
John Joseph Hunn
Sharon Guyton Lalik
G. Davis Lang
D. Wynne Nixon
James Van Fossan
William C. Wright
IGOR AWARDS As customary during our annual juried exhibitions, we ask the gallery to appoint a guest judge(s) to award ribbons in different categories to selected Guild Members for their outstanding artwork. All award winners will receive their ribbons by mail after the conclusion of the exhibition.
OPENING RECEPTION Gallery 1261 invites all IGOR Artists and their guests to attend the opening reception on the evening of Friday, August 26, 2016. We will also be having multiple seminars on current topics plus other art get-togethers for attendees. There are excellent hotels and resorts in the downtown Denver area. As usual, we will send out a Travel Guide by email a few months before the opening reception. We will truly have a fun filled three days of numerous art related activities so we encourage as many IGOR members as possible to attend these events next August in beautiful Denver, Colorado whether you have been juried in the show or not.