International Guild of Realism
International Guild of Realism 15th Annual Juried Exhibition

At the Principle Gallery in Charleston, SC  |  October 2nd - October 31st, 2020

We are proud to announce that our 15th Annual IGOR Exhibition will be at the prestigious Principle Gallery in historic Charleston, SC. from October 2nd thru October 31st, 2020 with an opening night on Friday October 2nd. We were able to secure a peak month of October so the weather should be ideal. We have a first Friday opening so it should be busy all night. We anticipate to have multi-day art events with a group dinner, seminars, historic gallery walk and much more. We had an amazing 9th Annual IGOR Exhibition in Charleston back in 2014 so we are very excited to have another IGOR exhibition in this beautiful city. Please get busy creating new works for this important 15th Annual Exhibition at the beautiful Principle Gallery Charleston.

Charleston has been named by Conde Nast Traveler's the #1 City in the World and Travel & Leisure's named it the #2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada. Many have called Charleston “the Santa Fe of the East” since they are both historic cities filled with art galleries and high end restaurants! In a city filled with art, culture, and food, there is no better street in Charleston to have an International Realism Exhibition than on Meeting Street. The gallery is located in the historic French Quarter near the intersection of Meeting and Queen streets and they are proud a member of the Charleston Gallery Association.

Since we had amazing success with our three days of art events and other fun activities at our 14th Annual Exhibition in Alexandria, VA., we will again be offering several days of interesting art activities for attending IGOR members. We are planning to have an art seminar with noted guest speakers, a gallery tour of the best realism galleries in Charleston, a private invitation only dinner and much more. The public opening will be on Friday, October 2nd.


About the Gallery

The Principle Gallery Charleston is one of the highest rated galleries in the country. It's one of largest galleries in Charleston with a beautiful museum style exhibition space and they represent some of the best realists working today. The gallery has been featured in numerous national art magazines. Principle Gallery Charleston finds joy in sharing museum-quality works from established American and International artists within the realm of Contemporary and Classical Realism.

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Key Dates
Entry Deadline: July 10th, 2020
Juried Results Announced: July 18th - 20th, 2020
Shipping or Delivery: Between September 20th & 25th
Exhibition Dates: October 2nd - 31st, 2020


Selected Artists

The International Guild of Realism has recently completed the jury results for our upcoming 15th Annual Exhibition hosted by the Principle Gallery in Charleston, SC this fall.

The jury for this year’s exhibition was handled in two levels with IGOR Charter Members handling the first level, and then the owner and gallery director of the Principle Gallery completed the selection. Once again we received an amazing array of superb entries and our jurors were quite impressed with the quality and creativity of the work entered. Thank you, IGOR artists, for submitting such wonderful artwork.

The jurors, after reviewing the images over a few week period, 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 many more pieces to this exhibition than originally planned. Well over 40% of the entered artists made it through so please realize that you always have a good chance at being selected for a future IGOR event because of our small, juried only membership. We had artists from many countries enter this exhibition including Canada, Norway, USA, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Philippines, Mexico, Greece, Australia, France, Thailand, UK, Spain, Hong Kong and India. Plus we have a huge diversity of media in the exhibition including Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Soft Pastel, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Pastel, Ink, Tempera, Scratchboard, and Gouache.

Congratulations to this year's selected artists! The artwork submitted was exceptional (well over 475 entries). We look forward to seeing the originals at the Artist’s Reception this October. The exhibition will have 111 works by 107 IGOR members. Here is the final selection!

Lee Alban
Jorge Alberto
Cher Anderson
George Angelini
Denise Antaya
Blair Atherholt
Colleen Devlin Bang
Holly Bedrosian
Gulay Berryman
Linda Besse
Matthew Bird
Kelly Birkenruth
Hebe Brooks
Teresa Brutcher
Wendy Carney
Ed Copley
Ron Craig
Jan Dale
Brian Darcy
Diane Davich
Sandra Desrosiers
Paco Martin Dominguez
Wendy Donahoe
Kimberly Dow
Carmen Drake
Stuart Dunkel
Nick Eisele
Elizabeth Elgin
Camille Engel
Shannon "Shan" Fannin
Cynthia Feustel
Cynthie Fisher
Elizabeth Floyd
Nanci France-Vaz
Dirk Freder
Tracy Frein
Jeff George
Irene Georgopoulou
Kathleen S. Giles
Richard Ginnett
George A. Gonzalez
Allan Gorman
Barbara Hack
Richard Hall
Robin Harris
Linda Harrison-Parsons
K. Henderson
Oriana Ingber
Pat Jackman
Ryan Jacque
Ann Justin
Claudia Kaak
Barbara Kacicek
Aki Kano
Erika Kauffman
Betsy Kellum
Reenie Kennedy
Lynn Kibbe
Brenda Kidera
Katie Koenig
Sandra E. Kuck
Barney Levitt
Erwin P. Lewandowski
Patsy Lindamood
Tammy Liu-Haller
Christine Porter Lofaro
Nick Long
Russ Mackensen
Pamela Mangelsdorf
Barbara J. Mason
Anne McGrory
Tatianna McWethy
Cindy Valek Mottl
Dick Mueller
Barbara Nuss
Carla Louise Paine
Megan Elizabeth Read
Patricia Rice
Aleta Rossi-Steward
John Rowe
John Salozzo
Duhita Samaiyar
Ken Scaglia
John E. Schaeffer
John Schisler
Erin Schulz
Gerald Schwartz
Irene Sheri
Maria Snarska
Dianna Wallace Soisson
Colin Starkevich
Cathy Strapp
Susan Helen Strok
Trevor Swanson
Lesley Thiel
Patricia Tribastone
Jette van der Lende
Maria Villioti
Lloyd Voges
Carin Wagner
Kun Wang
Sandra Weiner
Liane Whittum
John Whytock
Anna Wypych
Keiko Yasuoka



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 custom designed ribbons by mail after the conclusion of the exhibition.


Opening Reception & Events

The Principle Gallery Charleston welcomes all IGOR Artists and their guests to attend the opening reception on the evening of Friday, October 2, 2020. We will also be having a seminar on current topics plus other art get-togethers for attendees. We plan to do something similar to what we did at our 14th Annual including a gourmet group dinner, a gallery tour, seminars and much more! There are excellent hotels and resorts in the Charleston 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 two or three days of numerous art related activities so we encourage as many IGOR members as possible to attend these events this October in beautiful Charleston whether you have been juried in the show or not.

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Our 9th Annual Exhibition in Charleston, SC in 2014

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Both the Principle Gallery Charleston and the International Guild of Realism will be doing extensive advertising and publicity to promote this exhibition on your behalf. As soon as you have learned that your artwork has been selected by the judges, the Guild will send out our advertising discounted offer to juried in members so don't miss this promotional ad campaign.

We're looking forward to receiving your entry and we know that this will be an exciting exhibition for everyone. We look forward to see you in historic Charleston!

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