February 27th, 2013 – April 24, 2013 Exhibition
Conference: March 8, 10am-5pm
Student exhibitions: March 9, 10am-5pm
Prices: follow the registration link for prices.
The Art of Painting in the 21st Century is an annual conference geared towards nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and the shared ideas that define current trends in the field. Many painters work alone, an isolated process that deprives the artist of thriving debate until the work is shown. The conference provides a unique venue for artists to participate in panel discussions, breakout groups and attend lectures by some of the most exciting visionaries in the field, including Glenn Brill, Kelly Detweiler, F Scott Hess and John Seed . Five downtown Davis student exhibitions, curated by the instructors of Northern California universities and colleges, are meant to encourage youth participation and community involvement.
“If you are an instructor at a college or university in California, and would like an exhibition space to promote your school, please contact us at : art[at]natsoulas[dot]com. Limited space available. There will be free exhibition space provided within walking distance from the conference headquarters.
The exhibitions begin the afternoon of Friday, March 8, 2013, with one opening reception at the John Natsoulas Gallery and the student reception at the Hallmark Inn in the evening. The majority of the educational events will take place Saturday, March 9, from 10 to 5pm, and both days are filled with panel discussions, lectures and breakout groups intended for all conferees.
The conference’s goal is to gather artists from varying communities, allowing for open interaction between young students and professionals in the field, fostering the strong tradition of painting and culture in the Northern California region.