Juried by Christophe Vacher
The human figure has intrigued and inspired artists to paint beautiful and provocative images through the centuries. Artists use the figure for training purposes, creating an image of an important individual, for abstract and well as realistic imagery, for social commentary, design and more. Go figure that artists have found ways to portray the human body is nearly every possible way imaginable. Can you figure something that has never been tried before or will you utilize traditional methods? We want to see you best figurative work so Figure That out!
We are looking for all types of works--painting, sculpture, photography and more--works that show off your ability and creativity with the human figure. Small and large formats. Give viewers and collectors a chance to see your best figurative work... The main criteria for selection is creativity and technical ability in the artwork.
Exhibit Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 – Thursday, March 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6-9pm
Deadline for Submission: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Media Type: All Media
Juried By: Christophe Vacher - Painter, Art Director, Concept Artist
Yerkezhan Abuova, NYC, NY, website
Tommi Bator, Greeley, CO
Jim Foster, Fort Collins, CO
Ron Krotel, Fort Collins, CO, website
Kenneth Kvamme, Fort Collins, CO, website
Deirdre Laughton, Brooklyn, NY, website
Jan Lewis, Grand Junction, CO, website
Eulavon Mallouf, Wellington, CO, website
Pedro Rivera, Loveland, CO, website
Scot Wittman, Philadelphia, PA, website
Patrice Wolf, Fort Collins, CO
Christophe VacherPainter, Art Director, Concept Artist
Christophe Vacher is a two-time Emmy Award Winner and two-time Annie Award Nominee who has provided artwork for the Animation industry and most major Hollywood Studios since 1989 as a painter, designer and Art Director. He is originally from France, he relocated to California in 1996, where he worked for Walt Disney Pictures, Dreamworks, Universal Studios, Focus Features and Hasbro, among others. His credits as a background painter and concept artist include The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Runaway Brain, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, Treasure Planet, and Shark Tale. He was Art director on the animated segment of the movie "Enchanted" and on the movie "9". He won two Emmy Awards in 2011 and 2012 for his work on the TV series "Transformers Prime".
He currently lives in California. His personal paintings can be seen permanently in several galleries and collections in Europe and the United States. He is California's Ambassador for the European organization "Mondial Art Academia." One of his originals sold at Christie's in Paris, France in 2012. He has given Art lectures at numerous events and universities across the US and France, including the San Francisco Academy of Arts, the University of California in Berkeley and the California State University of Northridge.
The style of Christophe's personal imagery is shaped mainly by what is called today Contemporary Imaginative Realism, a style which inherits directly from European painting schools like the European Symbolists, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, but also by more classical school like the Hudson River School, The American Realists, The great American Illustrators, The Romantics and more contemporary artists like Sandorfi, Beksinski, Ugarte and The Visionaries (Les Visionnaires) in France.