March 2-5, 2014 – Ventura, California
EXPLORING REPRESENTATIONAL ART’S PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
TRAC2014 Keynote speaker, writer and philosopher, Roger Scruton. Scruton is best known to the art community as the writer and host of the acclaimed BBC special Why Beauty Matters.
TRAC2014 Keynote speaker, artist and writer Juliette Aristides. Aristides is author of The Classical Drawing Atelier, The Classical Painting Atelier, and Lessons in Classical Drawing with Random House, Watson-Guptill, NY, she frequently contributes to various arts publications.
Odd Nerdrum is regarded by many as one of the greatest representational painters of the 21st Century. He is famous for his allegorical images of refugees adrift in an inhospitable Icelandic landscape. Nerdrum will be participating in a special panel on art, kitsch, and beauty with Roger Scruton at TRAC2014.
The Representational Art Conference 2014 (TRAC2014) will focus on the aesthetic principles and values implicit in the representational art of the 21st Century. Having established at TRAC2012 that the representational art community has an important voice, it is timely to explore and articulate its distinctive aesthetic values, vision and philosophical outlook. Our purpose is not to establish a single monolithic aesthetic for representational art, but to identify commonalities, understand the unique possibilities of representational art, and perhaps provide some illumination about future directions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Academic Studio Artists
Professional Studio Artists
Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach, California
With a spectacular beachfront, an array of culinary delights and just the right blend of casual and cool, Ventura is a great destination for business or pleasure. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach is the only hotel on the beach and just two blocks from historic downtown Ventura, making it easy for guests to explore all the area has to offer.
Ventura is a great place to escape. Take a surfing lesson on the beach or enjoy a scenic boat ride out to Channel Island State Park, where recreational activities abound. From art galleries, vintage shops to premium outlets, you’ll find it all within minutes of the hotel. Ventura has year-round temperatures averaging 70 degrees & over 250 sunny days a year!
The Representational Art Conference is an international event
hosted by the California Lutheran University Arts Initiative.