Marcia Amason Opening

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Please help Red Dot Gallery celebrate the paintings of longtime oil painting student, Marcia Amason. Her deftly painted works of life beneath the sky capture thoughtful moods and invoke reverie, while her compositions offer viewers imaginative visual connections. Reception to meet the artist Friday September 15, 5-8 pm. Exhibit runs through October 28. To visit during exhibit run (after the opening) check our website for hours or make an appointment. 

Daniel White Coming Soon

Red Dot is happy to present the paintings of Daniel White. Daniel graduated with a BFA from University of Montebello, and with an MFA from RIT-School for American Crafts. In addition to working on both painting and ceramics, he worked professionally in art museums for 10 years. He is currently a full-time painter, and a part-time educator. An opening reception for the artist August 11, 5-8 pm will kick off the show, and it will run through September 9. 

Student Show Through Aug 5

The student show opened Friday to our usual friendly and enthusiastic crowds. We are lucky to have such a lovely group of students, collectors, supporters, and friends. The exhibit will be open until August 5. 

New Student Work

You'll see plenty of student work at the upcoming Red Dot 2017 Student Show, and in the meantime, here are a few recently finished pieces by devoted, talented, and just plain wonderful Red Dot painters and drawing students Ann Vaphiades, Yuri Yakov, Laura Malone, and Jack Branch. 

2017 Red Dot Student Exhibit

Please come support our dedicated, accomplished students at this year's student show. Opening Friday July 7, from 5-8 pm, the show runs though August 5. Here, from top left, are the oil paintings of Casey Lancaster, Clare Maddry, Bev Spahn, Marcia Amazon, Jeanne Alexander, Charla Cardin, Ann Vaphiades, and Lisa Himic.

Workshops for Corporations

Red Dot instructor Dori DeCamillis now offers oil painting lessons for corporations looking for team building or just-for-fun workshops. These RFMS employees came from all over the country to enjoy an afternoon of masterpiece-making. No experience necessary.

First Paintings

Red Dot oil painting students start with a few prescribed paintings to thoroughly learn the basics. This is Nancy Gorman's first landscape. 

Another Without a Net Workshop

To Eat the World's Due     16" x 20"     Oil on Board        2014

To Eat the World's Due     16" x 20"     Oil on Board        2014

Sign up now for another Without a Net Workshop with Dori DeCamillis. Kindle creativity, innovative thinking, and courageous introspection in this one-day Creativity and Self-Awareness workshop with instructor Dori DeCamillis. Held Saturday April 29, 9:00am to 3 pm, students will learn to break through artist blocks and self-criticism while savoring the joy of being creative. This day of awakening your curiosity, stretching your imagination, and welcoming self-honesty will enliven any area of your life that needs a spark. For more info click here.

Without a Net Workshop

Like the Ocean Be         16"  20"         2013          Oil on Board

Like the Ocean Be         16"  20"         2013          Oil on Board

Dori DeCamillis is excited to be holding her first Without a Net Workshop, for creativity and self-awareness, at Red Dot Gallery this Saturday, February 25. The offering will be available in the future, possibly at various venues. Here is more information.  Please contact the gallery to receive more information about future workshops. 

A Brush with Casey

Please join us at the first solo exhibit of the oil paintings of longtime Red Dot student, Casey Lancaster. The opening reception will be held Friday, January 27, 5-8 pm. A Brush with Casey will run through February 27. 

Diaper Thank You

Thank you to all who donated during our December Diaper Drive to benefit the YWCA's domestic violence shelter. We created quite nice work of art at the gallery with them, and the New Year will be seeing a lot more dry bottoms when they are delivered.  

Our New Video

Enjoy our new promotional video starring Red Dot instructors and students. Made by budding videographer Hunter Davis of Birmingham, AL.

Neighborhood Open House

Graphic design by Dori and Annabelle DeCamillis

Graphic design by Dori and Annabelle DeCamillis

Join Red Dot Gallery for the Open House coming soon. Enter the drawing to win a free six week art class! Eat treats and buy holiday gifts! See you then.

Photos for Student Reference

Red Dot painting and drawing students often use photos taken by Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis as reference for their work. Check out new images from a recent trip to Colorado.  Dori's Blog

Kid Class Offers Portfolio Help

Annabelle DeCamillis teaches the Red Dot Kid Class Tuesdays at 4:30. In addition to teaching kids 8-12 basic through advanced art skills, she also helps them ready their portfolio for Alabama School of Fine Arts.