CONFERENCE : SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
Conference attendance is FREE for the first 60 guests to register!
Seating is limited.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (1:00pm – 5:00pm):
1:00pm Lecture by Boyd Gavin
2.15pm Lecture by Marc Trujillo
3:45pm Gamblin oil paint Demonstration by Glenn Brill
American painter Marc Trujillo depicts in his paintings places that are omnipresent in American urban and suburban landscapes such as gas stations, shopping malls, big chain stores, and restaurants.
Mr. Trujillo’s paintings are fundamentally synthetic in nature, and represent not only the experience of direct observation, but also an appreciation for and awareness of paintings and painters of the past. The finished work is the sum total of a series of steps that begin with drawing and preparatory sketches. Before beginning the final oil painting, Mr. Trujillo completes a grisaille, a monochromatic underpainting that allows him to establish the initial composition of each work.
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1966, and currently residing in Los Angeles, Mr. Trujillo teaches at Santa Monica College. He received his B.A. in 1991 from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.F.A. in 1994 from the Yale University School of Art, where he received the Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Prize as well as the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Trust Fellowship. In 2001, Mr. Trujillo received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and in 2008 he received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Mr. Trujillo’s work has been exhibited nationally on both coasts and featured in numerous publications, including Artforum, ARTnews, the Los Angeles Times, and Artweek.
Boyd Gavin has been a presence in the Northern California art scene since his 1975 solo debut, at the age of 16, at the Crocker Art Museum. Gavin is one of the few mid career artists who is closely associated
with the region’s first generation of influential painters, including Wayne Thiebaud, Greg Kondos, Jack Ogden and Jerald Silva (two early mentors), as well as Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff. In these artists, Gavin identified with the respectful and reserved approach toward the subject, an attitude that he projects in his own compositions. The manner in which he both captures the reality of age and beauty, while retaining the dignity of each subject, however, is distinctly his own. Paintings of flowers, fruit, glass containers, newspapers and crayons are among his most charming compositions. Most readily apparent in these works is a sense of time, of the temporal aspects of nature. His attention to even the most insignificant objects is one of the most interesting aspects of Gavin’s works.
With over 30 years of experience, Glenn Brill has a reputation of finding the essence of the creative vision within all paradigms of the art world. An accomplished artist, renowned educator, art material specialist and Tamarind Master Printer, Glenn’s versatile expertise is in high demand throughout the U.S., Western Europe and Asia.
The recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Fellowships, Author of “Beyond the Brush, and co-author of “The Acrylic Handbook”. Glenn has helped to develop and test fine art papers, canvas, drawing materials, pastels, oil paints and acrylic paints for some of the premier art material companies. He has conducted over 300 presentations to help inform and educate artists worldwide, on the technical aspects and creative usages of art materials.