Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis was awarded a two week residency in November at Hambidge Creative Residency Program in North Georgia.
The only requirement of the residency is to make art and write in a private house and studio in the woods. Eight other artists, writers, and performing artists have their own place as well.
Ann Vaphiades, longtime oil painting student and friend of Red Dot will be honored with her first solo exhibition at the gallery. Her vibrant work is painted from photos taken by her and her daughters. Her paintings depict LIFE's poetic moments on the family's many adventures at home and abroad.
Please honor Ann and Red Dot by attending her LIFE opening reception Saturday, May 5, 2018, 5-8 pm. There will be wine and snacks, inspiring art and good people.The exhibit runs through end of June. Link to our regular hours.
An image of this painting by Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis will soon be featured in the newly renovated Gateway Arch National Park Museum in St. Louis, MO. Her painting of a historically accurate Creek Indian village will be a part of an interactive exhibit. Dori is thrilled because of her love of National Parks, and particularly because the Arch is one of her favorite sculptures. She's visited it numerous times, and will do so again when the museum opens again to the public in July.
Instructor Dori DeCamillis will be offering two workshops coming soon. On Feb. 24 she will teach a portraiture workshop for experienced Red Dot students. The workshop filled within a few days, but look for the next one coming soon. Info and schedule are here.
Dori is offering a photography workshop for smartphones and simple cameras on March 10. This one-day event offers the fundamentals of photography and photo-editing starting with the most basic principles of design. It's perfect for those interested in taking excellent images for painting reference, or anyone who just wants to take better pictures. This workshop still has spaces available for now. More info.
We've got art class gift certificates and fine art for holiday gifts. Come by or email us!
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.
Charla Cardin finished this lovely painting in class this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seen on the shelf in the clay studio, we are curious to see it after it's glazed and fired.
Red Dot oil painting students start with a few prescribed paintings to thoroughly learn the basics. This is Nancy Gorman's first landscape.
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.
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 sneak through the Red Dot clay studio this week reveals some treasure in progress.
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.
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.