The International Guild of Realism's primary mission is to advance realism in fine art through museum exhibitions, art gallery shows, workshops and education programs conducted by our members, marketing support, and internet exposure.
For us, "realism" ranges from the classical based upon traditional, academic-style painting to the contemporary where cutting edge techniques and a wide variety of subject matter are used to comment on today's world. Our members represent a wonderful spectrum of styles including (but not limited to) Trompe l'Oeil, photorealism, surrealism, and super-realism.
For fellow artists, we gather and share information about workshops conducted by members, and magazine features about realism techniques. It is our passion and our privilege to continuously grow and share this beautiful art form.
For art collectors, we have juried exhibitions in museums and galleries that span as many aspects of realism as possible, providing incredible panoramas of international work.
For museums, we curate themed exhibitions that capture a snapshot of where realism is today.
IGOR founding Charter Member, Donald Clapper, with Josh Rose, Editor of American Art Collector Magazine in Denver, 2016
We believe the more realism artists succeed in the competitive art arena, the greater the benefit to the art lovers all around the world.
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International Guild of Realism