I'd like to announce some upcoming exhibitions and events that I'll be participating in.
An exhibition of 25 paintings called "Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney" will be on view next month at the New Hampshire Institute of Art . The exhibition will include Dinosaur Parade, Garden of Hope, Dinosaur Boulevard and many other classic images. It will be up for just three weeks, from Wednesday, February 20 through Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The opening at 5:00 on February 20 is free and everyone is invited. I'll be presenting an illustrated lecture about the making of Dinotopia at 6:30 pm that evening. The cost to attend the lecture is $20, and there will be a book signing afterward. More at New Hampshire Institute of Art
On February 21, I'll be presenting a lecture in Massachusetts at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The lecture, Q&A and book signing starts at 7:00. Contact Professor Brian Moriarty for more information. Photo US News.
- From April 10-14 I'll be one of the featured guests at the 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo in Monterey, California. I'll be doing a talk on composition, as well as painting in oil outdoors in the picturesque environs, alongside the rest of the faculty and participants. It's a great opportunity for shop talk while practicing in the field.
- Later in April, over the weekend of the 25th, I will be one of the guests at the Art of the Portrait Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This event brings together many of the top portrait artists from around the world, painting side by side from live models and explaining their process. My lecture will will be about drawing portraits "in the wild" from candid models, and I'll be on a panel talking about blogging. (Photo Charles Walls)
In June I will be one of the guests for a couple of days at Illustration Master Class in Amherst Massachusetts. The spaces are filled for this year, but there is a wait list.
And finally, don't miss the museum exhibit currently on view through February 2 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut. It's called "Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination," with over 100 pieces of original Dinotopia art, maquettes, and fossils. It's completely different from the "Fantastical Art" show, so if you see one show, the other will have entirely different surprises.
Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination ends February 2.