International Guild of Realism
For the Advancement of Realism in Fine Art
Welcome

The International Guild of Realism's primary mission is to advance realism in fine art through museum exhibitions, art gallery shows, workshops and education programs conducted by our members, marketing support, and internet exposure.

For us, "realism" ranges from the classical based upon traditional, academic-style painting to the contemporary where cutting edge techniques and a wide variety of subject matter are used to comment on today's world. Our members represent a wonderful spectrum of styles including (but not limited to) Trompe l'Oeil, photorealism, surrealism, and super-realism.

The International Guild of Realism was founded by a group of leading professional realism artists from around the globe in 2002 with four goals:

  •  Recognize the best realists working today.
  •  Create gallery and museum exhibition opportunities.
  •  Provide advertising and marketing support for IGOR members.
  •  Offer a bridge between art collectors and the highest quality realist art, created by our members.

We know that as greater numbers of art lovers have access to high-quality realism, the value of these paintings will increase — not just in monetary terms, but in appreciation, understanding, and international attention.

For art collectors, we have juried exhibitions in museums and galleries that span as many aspects of realism as possible, providing incredible panoramas of international work. For museums, we curate themed exhibitions that capture a snapshot of where realism is today. For fellow artists, we gather and share information about workshops conducted by members, and magazine features about realism techniques. It is our passion and our privilege to continuously grow and share this beautiful art form.


IGOR founding Charter Member, Donald Clapper, with Josh Rose, Editor of American Art Collector Magazine in Denver, 2016

We believe the more realism artists succeed in the competitive art arena, the greater the benefit to the art lovers all around the world.

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International Guild of Realism
Scottsdale, Arizona

IGOR 12th Annual
Juried Exhibition
at the Winfield Gallery
in Carmel, California
Sep 23 - Oct 23, 2017


Featuring the works of award-winning realism artists from around the world. More info...
Our Newest Members
IGOR proudly welcomes these very talented artists:

Katie Koenig
Grace Diehl
Cedric Chambers
Claudia Kaak
Wendy Carney
Michela Mansuino
Dick Mueller
Sally Lancaster
Mike Briscoe
Colin Starkevich
Lynn Garwood
Ron Craig
David Neace
Heather Ward
Patrick McNelis
Ashwini Bharathula

IGOR Membership
For more information on the benefits of membership and the membership selection process, click here.
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