September 20th: The Night of Artist Galore

14th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition 2019 American Art Collector Editor’s Choice 2019 Artist’s Choice Award 2019 Best Wildlife Award 2019 Best Figurative Award 2019 Director’s Choice Award 2019 Bill and Susan Rowett Editor’s Choice Award 2019 Pioneer in Realism Award 2019 Best Floral Award 2019 Best of Landscape

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Realism, Wine, and a Brushstrokes!

We are happy to announce that we will be holding the 14th Annual Juried Exhibition for the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) on September 20th 2019 from 6:30pm- 9:30pm! It is open to anyone who wishes to look at art! The International Guild of Realism is an international group of artists that took off in…

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Every Picture Tells a Story: Joseph Lorusso

Recently, we asked a number of our artists to write and share their takes on what their art means to them. We hope to give you the chance to connect with the artists in the same way they hope to connect with you through their paintings. With this post, the talented artist, Joseph Lorusso, explains…

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How to Light Artwork: Bright Ideas

After following our tips on how to hang your artwork, next is to learn how to light it properly. From conserving the piece to making it look the best, lighting has a huge effect on how artwork is displayed. Here are just a few tips that will help with the longevity of your piece all the while flaunting…

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Jeremy Mann’s New Book!

Jeremy Mann is a world renowned artist and one of our most sought-after painters. 2016 has been a big year for him; in addition to a documentary about his life and work being released this year, we are thrilled to announce that Jeremy has also had another book published! This book focuses on Jeremy’s plein air landscape painting. Here’s…

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How to Hang Your Art: Part 2

There are so many little details that go into redesigning a room, especially when it comes to hanging art. So, instead of throwing every little detail at you, here are just a few tips to consider before, during, and after hanging your art! THE “BEFORE” TIPS Not sure how to arrange your paintings? Well before…

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How to Hang Your Art: Part 1

So, you bought the painting. You framed the painting. But how do you hang the painting? It can be pretty daunting to have this beautiful piece of art and then have no idea where to put the piece, how high to hang it, or even know what types of screws. So to help you out,…

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Congratulations!

It’s springtime! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming…and the Portrait Society of America is announcing its yearly award winners! We are just weeks away from the PSOA annual conference, and thrilled to share that several Principle Gallery artists have been selected as finalists or received certificates of excellence their annual International Portrait Competition!…

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Technique Tuesday: Egg Tempera

What is it? Last week, we took a look at oil paints and acrylic paints, but this week’s topic is a painting medium that predates both of them–egg tempera. Egg tempera is an ancient type of paint that is made by mixing powdered dry pigments with egg yolk as a binder, and typically with another ingredient…

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Technique Tuesdays: Painting in Miniature

What is it? Painting in miniature is more than just painting a small work. The word “miniature” originally came from a Latin term for the red pigment that was used in the creation of illuminated manuscripts. Because the decoration and illustration in these old (and even ancient) manuscripts was necessarily small, techniques for creating them…

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