The Representational Art Conference 2014
March 2-5, 2014 – Ventura, California
EXPLORING REPRESENTATIONAL ART’S PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
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
Roger Scruton and Juliette Aristides keynotes
Odd Nerdrum in conversation with Roger Scruton on beauty, art and kitsch
Panel discussions on the present state and future of representational art
Peter Trippi, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, on today’s market for representational art
Ruth Weisberg, artist, former Dean of Fine Art at USC, at “Women by Women” exhibit
John Seed, art critic and scholar, on the Bay Artists movement
Steven DaLuz, mixed media artist, on the sublime in art
Michael Zakian, museum director and historian, on content in contemporary realism
Peter Adams, president of California Art Club
Stephen Hicks, author of “Explaining Postmodernism”
Over 40 scholars and artists from around the world – informative, inspiring, challenging
Jeremy Lipking, Portrait in Oil
Virgil Elliott, Generating Reference Materials Without Using a Camera
Graydon Parrish, Munsell Color System for Artists
Tony Pro, Portrait in Oil
Alexey Steele, Russian Academy Figure Drawing
Pam Hawkes, Mixed Media
Steven Perkins, Ecorché
AND MORE – For full details see the TRAC2014 schedule
Pre-conference Paint Out hosted by California Art Club – watch or paint
Artists’ reception “Women by Women” with talk by Ruth Weisberg
Kwan Fong Gallery, California Lutheran University
Reception “Resonating Images III” art exhibition
William Rolland Gallery, California Lutheran University
Artist’s reception “Fresh Harvest,” Still life paintings by Michael Lynn Adams
Museum of Ventura County
Post-conference exhibit “Wayne Thiebaud Works on Paper”
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University
* Free shuttle transportation provided for off-site excursions.
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.