Monday, July 29, 2013

ViewPoint 2013

I was honored again this year by being selected to show in the Cincinnati Art Club's ViewPoint Competition. This year, more than 400 entries submitted, there were 72 chosen to hang in the show.

The judge, John Ruthven, will select the awards in person after the show is hung. He selected the below diptych. I discussed the painting a few blog posts ago.

After the Game, Father and Son, diptych, each panel 8 x 6, oil, ©copyright Richard Luschek 2013
The Opening Reception


August 2, 2013 - 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Awards Presentation - 7:00PM

Cincinnati Art Galleries

The Exhibit will be open to the public
Monday through Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
and Saturday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Continuing through August 30, 2013
Here is a photo of last years show, with a big arrow pointing at me. Please note, the photo was altered to hide my bald spot. Who takes a photo from above like that anyway? Come on Mr. Photographer person. Two basic things you have to do, not take photos that will highlight my bald spot. Also, don't  make me look fat. Anyway, maybe I will wear a hat this year.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

More Frames

Cincinnati Art Galleries recently had a frame sale. Once again, I was tempted, and drove down to have a look. C.A.G. is this cities foremost gallery of antique paintings, so I was excited about the possibilities. The sale did not disappoint.

It was my wedding anniversary, so I showed serious restraint and only purchased 3 frames. I had been warned by my lovely wife about bringing too many more frames homes.
All of of these frames will be slipped around my paintings in the near future. Two were particularly exciting as they at one time framed paintings by two of painters from Cincinnati's Golden age of painting- John Weis and Joseph Sharp.
One of the frames even had a gold leafed tag for Joseph Sharp. It is a nice rustically carved wooden frame from Mexico with a pleasant finish.  Not sure what to do with the tag, I may save it and make my own, or repaint the tag with my own name.
I am not sure what painting was originally in this frame, but I imagine it was probably an Indian picture. As it turns out I am 1/16th American Indian. I believe my Great Great Grandmother was Sioux Indian. Not sure I can pull it off but maybe a self portrait capturing that heritage?  I mean if Johnny Depp can do it in his latest film.... We both make very handsome Indians.

The painting I so rudely forced myself upon is one by Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), called Bear Nose- Sioux, 9" X 6".