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Studio Incamminati artists bring school’s message to India

While India is not renowned for a widespread realist art scene, alumni Joe Dolderer says he felt right at home during his master class/live-model painting demonstration in Bangalore.His friend, and current Studio Incamminati student Jay Varma, made sure of that.  

Stephen Early returns to faculty

Instructor Emeritus Stephen Early, so much a part of the birth and growth of Studio Incamminati, is returning as a faculty member.

Instructors Kerry Dunn and Katya Held named finalists in international competition
Studio Incamminati instructors Kerry Dunn and Katya Held both earned Finalist awards in the Still Life category in the 12th International ARC Salon.One of the premier competitions for contemporary realist artists, the contest drew more than 3,000 entries by 640 artists from 63 countries.
ALUMNI PROFILE/ Kathleen Moore's Alla Prima art makes connections

Kathleen Moore’s Portrait Project, painting Alla Prima portraits of New Hope Academy students, was about more than making art.

It was about making connections.

Studio Incamminati a strong presence at international realist art symposium

From an instructor to an alumna to a current student, Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, will have a strong presence at TRAC2015, The International Representational Art Conference.

Very special senior portraits earn a very special award for Studio Incamminati

An innovative approach to the traditional high school senior portrait has earned Studio Incamminati the Promise Award from Camden's Urban Promise Academy. More importantly, the program has given these youths the rare - and empowering - experience of sitting for a portrait artist, something usually reserved for the rich, famous and powerful.

ALUMNI PROFILE/Carolyn Gabbe Trying to bring peace and beauty
Carolyn Gabbe can do lots of things. She has been a classical ballet dancer and a nonprofit strategic planner. She’s done set and costume design. But, of all those things she can do, there is just one thing she says must do.
“I can’t not paint.”
In China, Instructor Dan Thompson says art was the common language

Instructor Dan Thompson proved once again that art is a universal language.

Thompson, invited to China by The Artists Association of Liaoning Province, was a lecturer and workshop leader at "DIALOG-PEAK,” a symposium on realist art. Although translators were assigned, Thompson found that, with his long-form painting demonstration done over five mornings, it was the picture that told the story.

2015 Advanced Fine Art Program graduates

Studio Incamminati's 2015 Advanced Fine Art Program graduates take heard-earned skills back home to places from Oklahoma to Virginia to Colorado. They will use those skills in different ways, from starting their own ateliers to resuming their professional careers.

Studio Incamminati Founder Nelson Shanks leaves a legacy of art and education
Nelson Shanks, who passed away Friday, Aug. 28, garnered world renown for his paintings of international luminaries ranging from a princess and presidents to opera singers and Supreme Court justices. However, as much as his art, he wanted his legacy to be Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, which he founded with wife Leona. “Studio Incamminati’s purpose,” he once said, “is to produce great competence and the great painters of the next generation.”