SWA Member, Dennis Lewis, Receives Grand View Award
Dennis Lewis receives CalArts/Chouinard Grand View Award
SWA member and former president, Dennis Lewis, received CalArts inaugural Grand View Award, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The ceremony was conducted during the CalArts/Chouinard 2017 reunion at Maggiano's Little Italy, in The Grove, in West Hollywood, CA.
The award was presented to Dennis for his lifetime contribution to illustration, fine art and arts education. As expected, Dennis, both touched hearts and extracted laughter from the crowd with his inspiring, yet humorous acceptance speech.
In addition to Chouinard alumni, the event was attended by current CalArts students, who presented their current work and spoke of the inspiration of artists who had attended the school before them, stating, "We stand on the shoulders of giants."
Congratulations, my friend, for this well deserved honor!
Thomas Blackshear: Oil Painting & Mixed Media Techniques
A Lecture/Slide Presentation & 3 Day Workshop
A Lecture/Slide Presentation & 3 Day Workshop Learn Color & Value Control and Techniques for Mastering Mixed Media
Lecture/Slide Presentation: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, 1pm - 4pm Door Gallery, 3073 W. Bullard Ave., Fresno CA 93711 Free to workshop attendees, $12 for non-workshop attendees
Workshop: Thursday - Saturday, May 11 - 13, 1pm - 5pm River Park Art Studio 323 W. Cromwell Suite #104, Fresno, CA 93711 Fee for 3 day workshop (And Lecture) $275 per person
Registration Deadline: May 2, 2017
To Register: Download the attached Registration Form, complete it and mail it, along with your personal check, to Dennis Lewis (Address included on Registration Form).
For those of you who don't know of him, Thomas Blackshear is a famous, award winning illustrator and painter. You can learn anything you'd like to know about him through a Google search, but I've attached a few of his unbelievable paintings here. This is an incredible opportunity. Visits to our area by painters of Thomas ability are rare, if they ever happen.