N E W S…
Most of my upcoming and recent news can be read on my BLOG.
Summer Teaching News:
June 2011 – Figure Drawing at RICA – Sundays
Working from the live model, students will develop an understanding of proper proportions, structure and basic anatomy of the human figure. We will use a variety of short gesture poses and work toward longer sustained poses. Basic principles of drawing will be discussed to explore the use of line variation, and methods of blocking in of volumetric forms to represent the expressive qualities of the human figure. This class with strengthen your drawing ability whether you are an absolute beginner or advanced student.
July/ August, 2011 – Contemporary Portrait Painting at Artspace
5 Mondays, July 11 – August 8, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Learn to create an accurate, dynamic portrait in oil as you capture the features of your model. Working from short to long poses, you will study structure, color-mixing strategies, and application techniques for creating lively skin tones and animated expressions.Tuition & model fee: $200 ($180 members/teachers)
Supply list will be provided upon registration. more info at http://artspacenc.org/adult_workshops.html Artspace 201 E. Davie St Raleigh, NC 27601 919-821-2787
Southern Weeds – solo exhibition at Artspace in Raleigh, NC
May 6 – May 28, 2011
Please join me on First Friday May 6, 2011 6-10pm in the upfront gallery of Artspace for the opening reception of my first Raleigh Solo Exhibition titled Southern Weeds.
This new series of paintings of common North Carolinian plants celebrates the beauty of the often overlooked weeds of my new home state. Through my research and painting of these specimens, I’ve learned some of the history of the area. As I’ve discovered how these plants were used as medicine or ink or even in Anti Slavery protests, I have found a deeper connection to my new setting. It’s a connection safely explored through beauty and history, beyond any stigmas or political agendas. It is an artistic connection rooted to the natural history here that has helped me find my sense of place.Southern Weeds - by Alia E. El-Bermani May 6 – May 28, 2011 Artspace 201 E. Davie St. Raleigh, NC 27601 www.artspacenc.org
Contemporary Portrait Painting Workshop – RICA
Learn to create an accurate, dynamic portrait in oil as you capture the features and proportions of our model. Working from life, we will study structure, value, color-mixing strategies and application techniques for creating lively skin tones in an alla prima portrait. This workshop is for all levels.
4 hour workshop available on the following two dates:
Thursday, February 17, 2011, from 10:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Sunday, February 20, 2011, from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Greenville Museum of Art, January 28 – March 20, 2011
Four of my paintings are included in an exhibition at the Greenville Museum of Art titled A Woman’s Place, Exploring the Female Identity. A beautiful full color catalog accompanies the show and can be purchased by contacting the museum.Greenville Musuem of Art 802 S. Evans St Greenville, NC 27834 252-758-1946
Women Painting Women, Robert Lange Studios, November 5, 2010
This is an exciting exhibition hosted by Robert Lange Studios, a gallery in Charleston, SC. As you may know, I am a co-founder of a wonderful blog called Women Painting Women. We have been working along with Robert Lange Studios to create a group exhibition of approximately 40 of today’s most talented female figurative painters. I hope you will be able to join us at the Opening Reception on Friday November 5th, 5:30 – 8:30. The exhibition continues through the end of November.
People You May Know: Contemporary Portraiture, October 8, 2010 – January 9, 2011:
I am so pleased to be invited to this exciting contemporary portraiture exhibition curated by Barclay McConnell at the Durham Arts Council. More details about the opening reception will be posted soon.
Drawing Revisited, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Sept. 10 – Oct. 29, 2010:
I have been invited to include 3 of my life size layered vellum drawings into an exciting group drawing exhibition at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. The Opening Reception is on Friday, September 10th at 5:30 – 7:30pm. Related programs will include Artist Talks, Workshops and Audio Tours. I am very excited to be included in this celebration of drawing!
AAA New Members Exhibition, July 2 – 25, 2010:
Opening Reception: July 2, 6 – 10pm. New members of the Artspace Artists Association (since Spring 2009) will exhibit work in the Upfront Gallery during the month of July. New artists participating in the exhibition include Megan Clark, Ryan Cummings, Jenny Eggleston, Alia El-Bermani, Kiki Farish, Bill Hickman, Lillian Jones, Julie Niskanen, Addison Page, Megan Sullivan, Ann Corley Silverman, and Lisa Stroud.
New Works Exhibition, March 12 – May 1, 2010:
Two of my works will be included in ArtSpace’s annual competitive exhibition for AAA artists called New Works. The exhibition will be in Gallery One from March 13 – May 1, 2010 with the Opening Reception: April 2nd, 6 – 10pm and an Awards Presentation at 8pm. Harriett Green was the juror for this year’s New Works exhibition. Among other things, Green is the Visual Arts Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission. You can find more information about Ms. Green and the show by clicking here.
Notion Fine Art Grand Opening, March 4, 2010:
Notion Fine Art is a brand new gallery opening in Laguna Beach, CA. I am proud to be showing along with fellow Laguna College of Art & Design alumna Stefani Tewes for the Grand Opening Exhibition! The Reception will be Thursday, March 4th to coincide with Laguna Beach’s First Thursday Art Walk, and it will continue thru March 30, 2010. I hope you will be able to make it out to support this new gallery. Great things are sure to come!
Notion Fine Art
1590 South Coast Hwy. Suite #1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Artist Lecture, February 26, 2010:
I am pleased to announce that following student critiques, I will be giving an Artist Lecture on my work, methods and art related ramblings on Friday, February 26th, 2010 at East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center’s Auditorium (room 1220) at 5:30pm. Thank you to ECU’s Painting Guild and especially Beth Blake for the honor and invitation!
You can find a Campus Map Here.
LA Art Show 2010:
Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery has once again put together an impressive collection of work for this year’s Los Angeles Art Show which opens with a Gala Reception on Wednesday January 20th and continues thru January 24th. I am so pleased and humbled to be included (at booth G182).