International Guild of Realism
International Guild of Realism 12th Annual Juried Exhibition

At the Winfield Gallery in Carmel, CA  |  September 23rd - October 23rd, 2017

Opening Reception

"Rendezvous in Carmel" ~ Opening Weekend of Events: September 22nd & 23rd, 2017

The International Guild of Realism (IGOR) is proud to share the highlights of our 12th Annual IGOR Exhibition. This year's exhibition is held at the prestigious Winfield Gallery in beautiful Carmel, CA, from September 23rd through October 23rd, 2017.

IGOR hosted several events for IGOR attendees and guests beginning on Friday afternoon, September 22nd with a tour of the best realism galleries in Carmel. Many thanks to our tour guide and IGOR member, Pam Carroll. We ended the tour at the beautiful Carmel Art Association with a very informative talk by CAA director, Sally Aberg. After a short break, we had an enjoyable wine and cheese happy hour at the beautiful white sand beach.

Later in the evening, we had an amazing group dinner at Il Fornaio restaurant inside the historic Pine Inn. On Saturday afternoon, the attendees enjoyed a three hour seminar with very interesting speakers including Don Clapper, IGOR Founding Charter Member, John O'Hern, Editor of American Art Collector magazine, IGOR members Guenevere Schwien and Camille Engel spoke about the importance of Facebook and Instagram and our last speaker was

Dr. David Orlowski who spoke on the psychology of realism in fine art. We ended our art events with a very busy art opening at the impressive Winfield Gallery on Saturday evening, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, September 23rd. Many thanks to all of the IGOR artists and guests who attended the above events.

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About the Gallery

Our annual international exhibition was at the prestigious Winfield Gallery in the heart of the Carmel Art District. The gallery is centrally located among many quality art galleries, luxury shops and fine dining, attracting plenty of affluent visitors during the peak summer season. We couldn't have asked for a better time or location in this important U.S. art market.

Winfield Gallery was founded in 1989 by Christopher Winfield. Their principal focus is the representation of contemporary art by established, mid-career and emerging artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and photography.

The gallery hosts multiple exhibitions a year and maintains a deep commitment to promote our artists' careers. Winfield Gallery collaborates with museum curators, produce catalogs and books, establish relationships with the press and continue collector education and development. The gallery creates an atmosphere that builds bridges between the creative work, collectors and art enthusiasts at all levels.

Carmel and Monterey are the most beautiful coastal areas of the United States. There are several sights to see such as the scenic 17-Mile Drive with views of the Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach Golf Course, Monterey, the beautiful village of Carmel-by-the-Sea with numerous high end art galleries and so much more. Also, Carmel is about two hours away from San Francisco.


Selected Artists

The International Guild of Realism had a huge number of paintings entered, and without a doubt, the quality was excellent! Thank you, IGOR Artists for entering our 12th Annual Exhibition.

The jurors, after reviewing the images over a period of a week, made the difficult final selection. Deciding upon a limited number of paintings from an impressive array of entries wasn't an easy task, and the jurors could not resist adding more pieces to this exhibition than originally planned. Here is the final selection!

Congratulations to the selected artists of the 12th Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition!
Lee Alban
Denise Antaya
George Ayers
Anna Rose Bain
Patt Baldino
Elizabeth Barlow
Tony Baselici
Lia Bardin Bomar
R. Geoffrey Blackburn
Henry Bosak
JoAnn Bosowski
David M. Bowers
Hebe Brooks
Pam Carroll
Daniel Mark Cassity
Glenn Cernosek
Rita Chang
Donald Clapper
Barbara Clements
Jim Connelly
Ed Copley
Diane Davich-Craig
Andrew Denman
Michael DeVore
Noriko DeWitt
Judith Dickinson
Stuart Dunkel
Camille Engel
Sheri Farabaugh
George A. Gonzalez
Deanna Grimes
George Hartley
Jane Hartley
K. Henderson
Natalie Holland
David Hoque
Joe F. Howard
Esther Huser
Mimi Jensen
Andrea Johnson
Steven T. Jones
Barbara Kacicek
Erika Kauffman
Betsy Kellum
Debra Keirce
Grace Kim
Lorena Kloosterboer
Brandy Kraft
Sandera E. Kuck
Sharon Guyton Lalik
Gary Davis Lang
Heather Larson
Erwin P. Lewandowski
Rebecca Luncan
Russ Mackensen
Barbara Mason
Laurin McCracken
Mel McRobert
Tatiana McWethy
John Moffitt
David Molteni
Sandra Murphy
Stephanie Neely
D. Wynne Nixon
Barbara Nuss
Marissa Oosterlee
Cees Penning
Sharon Pomales
Alan Douglas Ray
Nadine Robbins
Sandra Robinson
John Rowe
Ken Scaglia
John Schaefer
Guenevere Schwien
Claudia Seymour
Duffy Sheridan
Beth Sistrunk
Edward Smalarz
Dianna Wallace Soisson
Denise Stewart-Sanabria
Iulia Stoian
Jan McAllaster Stommes
Cathy Strapp
Elaine M. Twiss
Christophe Vacher
Randy Van Dyck
Maria Villioti
Ann Kraft Walker
Kun Wang
William C. Wright
Kenneth Young
Alex Zonis


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 received their ribbons by mail after the conclusion of the exhibition.

Congratulations to the Winners!

"The Bather" by Duffy Sheridan
Best of Show - "The Bather" by Duffy Sheridan
American Art Collector Editor Choice - "Native Daughter Modern Woman" by Anna Rose Bain
Bill & Sue Rowett Collector's Choice - "Her Gift" by John Rowe
Robert Kirkpatrick Best Still Life - "Wells Fargo Special" by John Moffitt
Best Figurative - "The Bather" by Duffy Sheridan
Best Landscape - "Catching the Light" by Denise Antaya
Best Tromp l'Oeil - "Gathering Flock" by Cathy Strapp
Director's Choice - "Native Daughter Modern Woman" by Anna Rose Bain
Pioneer in Realism Award - "Robert Stroud, Birdman from Alcatraz" by David M. Bowers
Creative Achievement - "Admiral Vox" by Rebecca Luncan
Artist's Choice Award - "Left Behind" by Marissa Oosterlee
Best Floral - "Floral Bounty" by Grace Kim
Best Wildlife - "Waiting for Morning Sun" by Joe F. Howard
Best Drawing - "Loneliness" by Maria Villioti


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