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Sweepstakes Draw 2014

The Sweepstakes Draw consists of a collection of paintings by Featured Artists who were nominated and invited to participate in recognition of their own legacies, not only as exceptional artists, but for their contribution to the art culture.  A painting from this limited selection can only be acquired by purchasing a ticket for the draw ($250 each, limit of two per family).  The draw determines the order of selection.

Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. on September 18th at the Gallery at Kent.

Sweepstakes Draw and Silent Auction Results - Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6:00 pm sharp!

Saturday, October 11

Featured Artists

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Del-Bourree Bach

"Naptime" by Del-Bourree Bach
"Naptime" by Del-Bourree Bach

Del-Bourree Bach has been active in the arts community for over 30 years. Starting as an illustrator in New York, his work regularly appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Review and numerous other publications. Among his other illustration credits are two books by the late Isaac Asimov and work for the New York Philharmonic and Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. His work has received over 150 awards in worldwide competition and his paintings are included in private, corporate and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Del is a signature member of many professional arts organizations, including, the American Society of Marine Artists, Artists for Conservation, Society of Animal Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, American Artists Professional League (Fellow), Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, The Copley Society of Boston, Providence Art Club and the Salmagundi Club of New York, where he exhibits regularly and has served on the Board of Directors and Jury of Awards. He is one of nine artists nationwide to be named to the PaintAmerica Masters Circle.

Articles about Del and his work have appeared in many art publications including American Artist, The Artists Magazine, International Artist, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur and Watercolor Magic.

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Zufar Bikbov

"April. Phillip's Farm" by Zufar Bikbov
"April. Phillip's Farm" by Zufar Bikbov

From his website:

"(b. 1974, Zelenodolsk, Russia). Main focus: Plein Air with moderate landscape abstraction.  Since pre-school age was mentored by his father, gifted engineer and artist Akhat Bikbov. Graduated Cum Laude from Zelenodolsk Art School. Continued self-education with leading artists of City of Kazan a.k.a. Third Capital of Russia, in Studios of Fellowship affiliated with Saint-Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts (Russia). Other background: Kazan State Medical University.

"Because of presence of medicine in my life, I have a very special feeling about nature and all that lives in the human soul. It is reflected in my mind and created in my art. Graduated from classic realism approach art school later through years I experimented. As any other creative human being constantly in process of search of way of expression on canvas, true to myself, based on things essential to life and human experience. Comparing medicine and art, latter gives me the chance to create – to feel the world and feel it in myself. And I always wish we all remember - life is such a special treasure. 

"Major influence in landscape painting: Isaak Levitan, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Willard Metcalf, Andrew Wyeth."

Zufar has won numerous awards including several Best of Show, First Places, Awards of Excellence, solo shows and medals of merit at shows in New England and Russia. http://www.zufar.com

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Clayton Buchanan

"Hazy Afternoon" by Clayton Buchanan
"Hazy Afternoon" by Clayton Buchanan

Clayton Buchanan studied Painting at The Memphis Art Academy, Memphis, TN; Figure Painting with William Draper at the Art Students League, NY, NY and Impressionist Painting with Henry Hensche at The Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, MA.  Clayton is particularly noted for his vivid scenes capturing people in normal life.  

"Autumn Profiles" by Clayton Buchanan
"Autumn Profiles" by Clayton Buchanan

Clayton’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Northeast and South including Portraits Incorporated, NY, NY and The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA.  He also has completed numerous corporate commissions including portraits of the Justice of Mississippi Juvenile Court, Jackson, MS; President of Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and President of Midland National Bank, Midland, TX.  In addition to receiving numerous awards for his work, he was awarded two Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation Grants.  Clayton is actively involved in several associations to promote art education and awareness. http://claytonbuchananart.com/


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Jane Carlson

painting by Jane Carlson
"Small Faces" by Jane Carlson

Jane Carlson hails from a long line of artists.  Her great-grandfather was David Claypool Johnston, a political satirist of the Civil War era.

Her formal training included the Massachusetts College of Art and the Art Student’s League of New York City.  Her teachers, over time, were Edgar Whitney, whom she says taught her everything of importance in visual art, Charles Reid and David Leffel.  Still, with all the knowledge she has absorbed from her many mentors, she has developed very much her own vision.

She is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of America.  “Watercolor is my first love, but oil is also a great challenge and now also a favorite…”

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Gayle Clark Fedigan

"Pear Trio" by Gayle Clark Fedigan
"Pear Trio" by Gayle Clark Fedigan

Gayle Clark Fedigan's paintings hang in collections throughout the United States and abroad. She teaches pastel painting at the Desmond Campus, Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY and at the Burren school of Art in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland and in Italy.

As an instructor, a past gallery owner, and past gallery director of the Middletown Arts Center and the Lycian Center, Sugarloaf, NY, Gayle has a history of promoting artists in their artistic development.  She was the founder and director of the Hudson Valley Pastel Society and is actively involved with several art associations as well as serving on the boards of the Orange County Citizens Foundation, the Orange County Arts Council, and the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands.

Her works have been selected by three of the Pastel Society of America's Annual 'Pastels Only' Juried Shows, Allied Artists of America in N.Y.C and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC, and she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. http://www.gaylefedigan.com/

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David Dunlop

Painting by David Dunlop
Painting by David Dunlop

Mr. Dunlop is a modern-day old master whose luminous landscapes draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. David’s reputation as a painter who combines artistic skill, knowledge and enthusiasm prompted The Metropolitan Museum of Art to invite him to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting in 2005.

Artist, lecturer and teacher David Dunlop is the engaging host and Emmy Award-winning writer of the 13-episode PBS television series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, which debuted to great success in June 2008. The Series was awarded a 2009 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing and a CINE Golden Eagle Award for excellence in television production.  He is on the faculty of the celebrated Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, where he teaches painting.

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Frank Federico, PSA, PPSCC, NWS, NEWS, CPS

"Grand Central" by Frank Federico
"Grand Central" by Frank Federico

Frank Federico is a seasoned artist with many credits garnishing his career. His most recent award was being selected as the Pastel Society of America's Hall of Fame Honoree for 2012, one of only 37 inductees. His work has been added to the Butler Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has attained the honorable level of signature membership of numerous prestigious art societies including Master Pastellist Pastel Society of America, Master Circle Member—IAPS, CT Pastel Society, Pastel Society of Painters on Cape Cod, Degas Pastel Society, National Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic  to name a few. He has received numerous awards including the Grumbacher Gold, Silver and Bronze, many honors from the Pastel Society of America, National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, Allied Artists of America and many more.

He has executed three murals in oil, one of which hangs in the Student Union of the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  A figurative piece entitled “Transcendence,” it reflects one’s rise to heights and/or goals of achievement.  Federico conducts workshops domestically and abroad.  He teaches a regular art class at West Hartford Art League.  His paintings have been exhibited in New Orleans, LA, Florida, California, New Mexico, New England, Brunei, Stockholm and Tokyo, in group and solo exhibitions.

Federico considers himself to be a colorist and a contemporary impressionist.  He looks for the essence in a landscape or a figure, while applying emotional and aesthetically crafted content. www.frankfederico.com

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Paul Gould

"Sunset Finale" by Paul Gould
"Sunset Finale" by Paul Gould

Paul began his painting career at the age of eleven under the guidance of his father, noted artist and illustrator, John Gould. He attended Syracuse University as an art major and holds a degree in history from Marist College.  Continuing his father’s tradition, Paul teaches weekly classes as well as outdoor painting workshops in New England, Ireland, and Portugal.

Besides teaching, Paul Gould is highly regarded for his expertise in painting restoration. Because of his artistic skill and experience, he is also frequently called upon to judge art competitions and is heavily involved with developing art in the Hudson Valley region. http://www.hudsonvalleygallery.com/

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Andrew Lattimore

"St. George, Bermuda" by Andrew Lattimore
"St. George, Bermuda" by Andrew Lattimore

A classically trained and diverse artist, Andrew Lattimore is known for capturing the essence of his subject whether it is a portrait, a still life, or a landscape.  He began his formal training at the age of 12 under private instruction which included a summer of fine-tuning his understanding of perspective by working at an architectural firm. At the age of 17, he went to the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York, completing his studies in three years.  Seeking training in a traditional European Atelier, Andrew went directly to Florence, Italy, where he spent two intensive years under Nerina Simi’s tutelage before moving on to study landscape painting in England. 

Upon his return to the United States, Lattimore quickly attracted the attention of galleries and collectors. Today, his paintings are in collections throughout the U.S., Italy, France, Great Britain, and Hong Kong. For the past 24 years, he has been represented by Portraits, Inc., the country’s pre-eminent portrait house, and has been commissioned to paint portraits of business leaders, dignitaries and members of some of the country’s most distinguished families.  Most recently, New York State Governor George Pataki selected Lattimore to paint his official portrait that hangs in the state capital. 

Attune with a personal sense of gratitude and responsibility, Andrew is passionately committed to “pay it forward” and devotes generous time to lecturing and promoting the art culture.  An enthusiastic teacher, he founded the Lattimore Atelier in Cornwall, NY, where he instills his knowledge and classical training into students of all ages.  http://www.andrewlattimore.com

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Doug Leigh

"Cone Flowers" by Doug Leigh
"Cone Flowers" by Doug Leigh

Doug Leigh has been drawing and painting since he was a young boy. He attended art classes at Shrivanham American University, Oxford, England. After returning home from Europe, he entered Dartmouth College. There, he had the opportunity to work with Paul Sample, a well-known New England artist. After graduation, he began a career in advertising art and design in NYC, and had the opportunity to study painting with abstract painter Rubin Tam at Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Doug works in several mediums. He has had exclusive shows in his home state of Connecticut and has been honored with awards for his work in oil, watercolor and pastel. Throughout the years, he has received numerous awards for advertising design.

He recently completed a collection of large canvases depicting his memories of his months in combat. These paintings were shown in several galleries and are now part of the permanent collection at the new National Infantry Museum, Columbus, GA.

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Tom Nicholas

Watercolor by Mort Solberg
"Coastal Wind" by Tom Nicholas, N.A., AWS

Tom Nicholas, N.A., AWS was a scholarship student at the School of Visual Arts, New York City. In 1961 he received an invitational Greenshield Grant for two years independent painting abroad and in the U.S.A.

Tom is an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society. Included among his more than 250 awards are 42 Medals of Honor. He has had 35 one-artist shows in New York City, Washington, Boston, California, Florida, Maine and Texas. Since 1960, Tom has painted throughout Europe and the United States. Listings include: Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the East, The Old Royal Watercolour Society Annual Volume, 1971, London, England, Strathmore's Who's Who.

He has appeared in numerous articles, magazines, and books and his works are held in museums and private collections throughout the USA and Canada. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, included his paintings in the 200 Years of Watercolor Painting in America Exhibition.  He was the Gold Medal Honoree for Distinguished Achievement in Fine Art, Knickerbocker Artists, New York.  The American Watercolor Society, New York City, presented a slide presentation of his watercolor painting career 1953 to 2008. The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. has eighty Images of Tom Nicholas’ paintings in the Collection of Peter A. Juley & Son, Photographers of Fine Arts, 1896-1975.  www.tomnicholasgallery.com

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Richard Ochs

"Just Lying Around" by Richard Ochs
"Just Lying Around" by Richard Ochs

Richard W. Ochs, a former elected artist and board member of the Kent Art Association passed away in 2006, always working for the good of art.  A Newburgh, NY watercolorist, he taught and exhibited throughout the US.  His work is in many collections around this country.  He was a charter member and past president of the North East Watercolor Society, an artist member of the Hudson Valley Art Association, the Salmagundi Club, the American Artists Professional League, the Missouri Watercolor Society, the Artist's Fellowship, and was a contributing member of the U.S. Coast Guard Artist's Program.  Among hundreds of awards, he has won two Grumbacher gold medals, a Grumbacher silver medal and has twice been awarded the coveted U.S. Coast Guard George Grey Memorial Award.  He is sadly missed.

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John Phillip Osborne

Painting by John Phillip Osborne
"Roses and Swans" by John Phillip Osborne

John Phillip Osborne is a dedicated painter-teacher of the principles of light which illuminate all fine paintings. He graduated Cum Laude from the Pratt Institute in New York with a degree in fine arts.  In addition, his principal painting instructors were Alban Albert and Arthur Maynard, who became the major influence in his philosophical approach to painting.

He is a senior instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute and teaches landscape, seascape, still life and portraiture to young people and adults, indoors and outdoors year round. Under his guidance, high school and college students are pursuing careers in the fine arts. His teaching and painting philosophy which reflects over thirty years’ experience is featured in American Artist and Palette Talk magazine cover articles.

Mr. Osborne received the first American Artists Achievement Award for Teacher of Oil Painting. As a result of his ongoing independent landscape studies, his paintings convey the direct study of nature in all its mysterious moods. His paintings have been commended with many Best in Show awards including the Hudson Valley Art Association's Gold Medal of Honor and numerous Best Light and Atmospheric Effect awards. Mr. Osborne is a recipient of the Hudson Valley Art Association's highest honor: Artist in Special Tribute.

His paintings are exhibited internationally at the American embassies in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. Nationally, he is represented by galleries from the east coast to the west. Still, Mr. Osborne fondly remembers that his first award earned as a young man was at the Kent Art Association. 

http://www.johnphilliposborne.com/


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Mort Solberg

Watercolor by Mort Solberg
"Little Island, Maine" by Mort Solberg

Morten E. Solberg is an artist's artist. He is versatile in all mediums. He paints in oil, acrylic and watercolor and his techniques range from photo-realism to total abstraction. His paintings have graced the covers of numerous magazines, and he has been featured in American Artist, Wildlife Art News, Art West, Watercolor, Sports Afield, Sporting Classic, Southwest Art and Orange County Illustrated.  In 1986, American Artist chose Mort as their "Artist of the Year."  

Mort's accomplishments have earned him listings in Who's Who International Biographies, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Art, and Who's Who in the West. In 1993, Mort was elected to U.S. Art Magazines "Artist Hall of Fame".  In 2001 Wildlife Art Magazine established Mort as a "Master Artist". http://mortenesolberg.com/

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Liné Tutwiler

Painting by Line Tutwiler
"The Resting Place" by Liné Tutwiler

Liné Tutwiler is the winner of numerous awards including the National Parks Academy Award of Excellence, Bronze Medal AB Davis Memorial Award, RAA Hoosier Salon, Best Traditional Landscape.  In addition to her work for Walt Disney, she and her husband David were commissioned to do several paintings for “Star Wars Visions” by George Lucas.

Liné paints a variety of subjects including landscapes, harbor and neighborhood street scenes and is known for her use of light and shadow.

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