International Guild of Realism
International Guild of Realism 11th Annual Juried Exhibition

At Gallery 1261 in Denver, CO  |  August 26th - September 17th, 2016
 

"Rendezvous in Denver" ~ Opening Weekend of Events: August 24th - 26th, 2016

The International Guild of Realism (IGOR) is proud to share the highlights of our 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition. This year's exhibition was held at the prestigious Gallery 1261 in downtown Denver, CO., from August 26 through September 17, 2016.

Since it's opening, Gallery 1261 has established a reputation for providing the very best in contemporary realism and representational art. Nestled near the Denver Museum of Art and walking distance to many of the downtown landmarks, Gallery 1261 caters to the needs of their local clientele in and around the Denver metropolitan area, as well as to collectors around the country.

Gallery 1261 has held numerous quality realism exhibitions through the years showcasing some of the top realists working today! The gallery has been featured in many national art magazines including American Art Collector and Fine Art Connoisseur. They just completed an amazing realism exhibition called "Renaissance in Realism" and in conjunction held an informative symposium called "Collectors for Connoisseurship" at the Denver Art Museum. Many nationally known realists were on the panel discussion including Daniel Sprick, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Quang Ho and Robert C. Jackson. We were extremely excited to have Gallery 1261 host our 11th Annual Exhibition!

Once again we celebrated the opening with three fantastic days of art events that started Wednesday evening, August 24th, with a meet and greet cocktail reception at the rooftop bar of the Art Hotel in Denver. Thursday, August 25th included IGOR Art Seminars with noted speakers Dr. Timothy Standring - The Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, Shannon Robinson - Founder of Windows to the Divine, and major art collector and Josh Rose, Editor of American Art Collector Magazine. Thursday evening we had a wonderful dinner reception at Maggiano's Little Italy. Events continued on Friday with a guided tour of the Denver Art Museum in the afternoon and in the evening, The 11th Annual Juried Exhibition Artist's Reception at Gallery 1261.
 

Video, Press & Links

IGOR has once again produced a short video of the opening. Thank you to all of the members and their guests who attended the events in Denver and hopefully this video will bring back quite a few happy memories. For those of you who weren't able to attend or to be juried into the event, we hope that you will enjoy the video of the 11th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition. Thanks for your team spirit and we are glad that you came! (Click image to view video.)


 

We also have an amazing series of three videos showcasing all of the paintings of the IGOR 11th Annual Exhibition. (Click images to view videos.)

   
 

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Gallery 1261 has uploaded our entire show on their website.  View the Collection


 

About the Gallery

Gallery 1261 is dedicated to presenting excellent work that reflects the artists' most creative side, done without the constraints of marketability in mind. The space functions as a gallery while having the flavor of a small museum. The vision of Gallery 1261 is one of enhanced freedom in the experience of art for both artists and appreciators of art, meaning it is driven not by commercial tastes or market standards, but rather by pure expression and artistic talent.

"It's about the art. It's about pure artistic expression. It's about the work an artist creates for his own soul. Gallery 1261 is the brainchild of artist Quang Ho who wanted a place where artists he knows and admires can show the work that is truly important, done without constraints of marketing strategies and sales quotas.

Nationally known realism artists who have exhibited at Gallery 1261: Gregory Block, Tony Curanaj, Scott Fraser, David Gluck, Robert C. Jackson, David Kassan, Greg Gandy, David Leffel, Jeff Legg, Lucong, Heather Neill, Kate Sammons, Daniel Sprick, Katherine Stone, Joseph Todorovitch, Anthony Waichulis

"Gallery 1261 is delighted to host the 11th Annual IGOR exhibition in 2016. It will be a tough task to be the judge for such a show, as I know there will be many exceptional entries to look through. The term "realism" can mean many things to many different people. On the surface, it seems to mean work that looks "real" as in "tight" realism - work that is rendered to look like life as we assume it should look. To merely render something tightly doesn't necessarily carry with it an understanding of what is real. I would like to challenge the artists to explore what "real" might actually mean to them. As a judge of paintings, I will not look at ideology or the artists' personal beliefs about a subject matter, but at how the painting is put together and executed overall, and then how that might unify within the theme of the painting. Pure. Genuine. Expression."   — Quang Ho, Curator

 

Selected Artists

George Ayers
Anna Rose Bain
Nicholas Baxter
Linda Besse
David Bowers
Sheila Cantrell
Pamela Carroll
Daniel Cassity
David Cheifetz
Marsha Chandler
Donald Clapper
Barbara Clements
Ed Copley
Dennis Crayon
Diane Davich-Craig
Andrew Denman
Michael DeVore
Judith Dickinson
Martin Dimitrov
Stuart Dunkel
David Eichenberg
Sheri Farabaugh
Elizabeth Floyd
Jorge-Alberto Gonzalez
Thane Gorek
Patricia Guzman
Clinton Hobart
Natalie Holland
John Joseph Hunn
Eva Csanyi-Hurskin
Esther Huser
Joyce Jensen
Jane Jones
Steven Jones
Grace Kim
Lorena Kloosterboer
Anne-Marie Kornachuk
Elaine Kurie
Sharon Guyton Lalik
G. Davis Lang
Brian LaSaga
Jeff Legg
Erwin Lewandowski
Russell Mackensen
Alex Manzanares
Laurin McCracken
Tatiana McWethy
Terry Miller
David Molteni
D. Wynne Nixon
Carla Paine
Cher Prvys
Igor Raikhline
Ed Roberts
Ken Scaglia
John Schisler
Guenevere Schwein
Claudia Seymour
Duffy Sheridan
Beth Sistrunk
Ardith Starostka
Debbie Stevens
Denise Stewart-Sanabria
Shawn Sullivan
Mark Thompson
Cecilia Thorell
Josh Tiessen
Debra Torres
James Van Fossan
Ann Walker
Barbara Walker
Kun Wang
Elizabeth Weiss
William C. Wright
Alex Zonis

 

Congratulations to the Award Winners!

Robert Kirkpatrick Best Still Life - "Echo of Home" by Alex Zonis
Best Tromp l'Oeil - "Fisherman's Palett" by Debra Torres
Best Drawing - "Alex at Walmart" by Eva Csanyi-Hurskin
Best Floral - "Dying in America" by Nicholas Baxter
Best Wildlife - "Defending the Paint" by Josh Tiessen
Best Figurative - "Drama Magnifico" by James Van Fossen
Best of Landscape - "Jones Falls in April II" by William C. Wright
American Art Collector Editor Choice - "Orchids with Pussy Willows" by Mark Thompson
Artist's Choice Award - "Summer Flower" by Wang Kun
Pioneer in Realism Award - "In the Search of Beauty" by Tatiana McWethy
Jerry's Artarama Creative Achievement - "Tied" by David Molteni
Bill & Sue Rowett Collector's Choice - "Young Girl Looking to the Left" by Duffy Sheridan
Director's Choice - "The Eternal Touch" by David M. Bowers
Best of Show - "The Eternal Touch" by David M. Bowers

 

 

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