International Guild of Realism
International Guild of Realism 9th Annual Juried Exhibition

At the Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC  |  November 7th - November 28th, 2014

"Rendezvous in Charleston" ~ Opening Weekend of Events: November 5th - 7th, 2014

The International Guild of Realism had a wonderful week of art events celebrating the opening of our 9th Annual Exhibition at the beautiful Robert Lange Studios in historic Charleston, South Carolina. We enjoyed several events over a three day period with over 25 IGOR artists in attendance. The weather was sunny everyday and all events turned out as planned including our first ever sunset dinner cruise. The quality of the show was amazing and without a doubt, another astounding IGOR Annual Exhibition. The Robert Lange Studios is one of the highest rated galleries in the US and has been voted the best gallery in Charleston from 2010 to 2013. It's one of largest galleries in this historic city and has a beautiful museum style exhibition space. The paintings were hung beautifully and the lighting on every painting was perfect. Our host gallery was equally as thrilled with the quality of the show and they were grateful that so many IGOR artists attended the opening events.

On Wednesday evening, November 5th, we had a "Meet and Greet" cocktail reception at the rooftop bar of the grand Hotel Vendue in downtown Charleston with amazing views of the downtown and Charleston harbor! Thursday, November 6, from 4:00 to 8:30 pm, we had our first ever "Seminars, Sunset Blues and Barbecue Dinner Cruise" in beautiful Charleston Harbor. This amazing event featured seminars, a southern barbeque dinner, a wonderful blues band and amazing night time views of Charleston Harbor. Our main seminar was given by Camille Engel. She gave an informative talk on "The Importance of Artist Branding". Friday, November 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Gallery Art Walk and Historic Tour of downtown Charleston by art docent of the Vendue Hotel, Alison Massari. Our guide gave us a grand tour of the best galleries in Charleston, as well as of historical sites along the way. We ended our three days of art events with our opening reception at Robert Lange Studios on Friday evening, November 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The opening party was very well attended with over 500 patrons of the arts and everyone dressed beautifully for this gala evening. This special evening was a perfect way to end our third day of art events!


IGOR has once again produced a short slide show video which includes several images from all of the special events including images taken during the opening. Thank you to all of the members and their guests who attended the events in Charleston and hopefully this video will bring back quite a few happy memories. For those of you who weren't able to attend or to be juried into the event, we hope that you will enjoy the video of the 9th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition. Thanks for your team spirit and we are glad that you came!

This new IGOR video has numerous still images that were taken during the three days. We have tried to include many of the artists, paintings, award winners, and shots of our many events in Charleston. Please feel free to add the link or embed the source code into your websites and send it out to your collector base, artist friends, and Facebook.

See the Video


Selected Artists

Lee Alban
Harold Allanson
Peter Ambush
Nancy Andresen
George Ayers
Tony Baselici
Sarah Bent
Richard Berger
Linda Besse
R. Geoffrey Blackburn
David Michael Bowers
Hebe Brooks
Karen A. Budan
Marsha Chandler
Donald Clapper
Ed Copley
Diane Davich Craig
Mary Jane Q. Cross
Michael DeVore
Judith Dickinson
David J. Eichenberg
Camille Engel
Sheri Farabaugh
Loretta Fasan
Leslie Junkin Fornalik
Sue Gombus
George A. Gonzalez
Jorge Alberto Gonzalez
Peter Green
Jane Hartley
Paula Henchell
Grace Kim
Lorena Kloosterboer
Anne-Marie Kornachuk
Gary Davis Lang
Deanna Lee
Ning Lee
Erwin P. Lewandorwski
Patricia Guzman Lopez
Barbara J. Mason
Mike Mazer
Laurin McCracken
Terry Miller
Diane Morgan
Sandra Murphy
Ann Nichols
Vala Ola
Brian O'Neill
Jon Boe Paulsen
Colin Poole
Ed Roberts
Sandra Robinson
Scott Royston
Ken Scaglia
Megan Seiter
Beth Sistrunk
Craig Srebnik
Ardith Starostka
Josh Tiessen
Patricia Tribastone
Elizabeth Tyler
Jette van der Lende
Randy Van Dyck
James Van Fossan
Jenny Van Gimst
Ann Kraft Walker
Elizabeth K. Weiss
Johannes Wessmark


Congratulations to the Award Winners!

Best of Show - "After the Bath" by David Michael Bowers
Best Figurative - "Devan in Scarf" by David Eichenberg
Robert Kirkpatrick Best Still Life - "Coffee with Orchids" by Hebe Brooks
Best Drawing - "Crevice Stream IV" by Erwin P. Lewandowski
Best Trompe l'Oeil - "Trilogy" by Jorge Alberto Gonzales
American Art Collector Magazine Editor's Choice - "Olives" by George Ayers
Best Landscape - "Twilight on the Colorado" by R. Geoffrey Blackburn
Best Wildlife - "Floating Between Two Worlds" by Camille Engel
Director's Choice - "A Few Too Many" by Michael Devore
Pioneer of Realism - "Blue Nude" by Tony Baselici
Best Floral - "Eloquence" by Richard Berger
Artist's Choice - "Here I am" by Peter Ambush
Creative Achievement - "Ahoy Sleeper" by Josh Tiessen
Bill & Susan Rowett Collector's Choice - "Never Fails" by Ann Kraft Walker



Many Thanks to Our Corporate Sponsor!


We would also like to send out a special "Thank You" to our IGOR Event Coordinator, Kim Orlowski, who did a fabulous job planning all of the events and working alongside IGOR Charter Members. Bravo Kim!


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