Painting's Edge: The Exhibition
June 23 - July 4, 2007
Artists Reception: Thursday, June 28, 7:00 pm

Karl Benjamin
Christopher Knight
Wangechi Mutu
Roland Reiss
Matthew Ritchie
Dana Schutz
Barry Schwabsky

Idyllwild Arts Campus
52500 Temecula Rd, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Contact: Tim Ernst
(951) 659-2171, x. 2251
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The exhibition is part of the Painting’s Edge advanced painting program at Idyllwild Arts, which includes workshops, individual critiques, group discussions and public lectures.

This year’s guests include:
Visiting Artists/Critics: Karl Benjamin, Christopher Knight, Wangechi Mutu, Matthew Ritchie, Dana Schutz, Barry Schwabsky.
Director: Roland Reiss.

Guest Artists/Critics: Rebecca Campbell, Carole Caroompas, Carol Lee Chase, Alex Couwenberg, Lecia Dole-Recio, Iva Gueorguieva, Nate Lowman, David McDonald, Clarence Morgan, Sandeep Mukherjee, James Scarborough, Nicola Staeglich.

Since its inception in 2002, Painting's Edge, has attracted some of the nation's most renowned painters and critics including Polly Apfelbaum, Squeak Carnwath, Lydia Dona, Pia Fries, Mary Heilmann, Dave Hickey, Gary Lang, Fabian Marcaccio, Kerry James Marshall, Elizabeth Murray, Tom Nozkowski, Laura Owens, Bruce Pearson, Lari Pittman, Monique Prieto, David Reed, Jerry Saltz, Shahzia Sikander, Roberta Smith, Robert Storr, and Terry Winters.

Guest artists and critics have included Lisa Adams, Philip Argent, Linda  Burnham, Jane Callister, Carol Lee Chase, Scarlet Cheng, Steven Criqui, Linda Day, Tony de los Reyes, Kim Dingle, Roy Dowell, Sally Elesby, Sharon Ellis, Bart Exposito, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Fierro, Llyn Foulkes, Peter Frank, Suvan Geer, Mat Gleason, Edward Goldman, Darcy Huebler, Salomon Huerta, Ted Kerzie, Habib Kheradyar, Tom  Knechtel, Lies Kraal, Laura Lasworth, Nate Lowman, Libby Lumpkin, Clinton MacKenzie, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Christopher Miles, Kelly McLane, John Millei, John M. Miller, Joan Moment, Holly Myers, Leah Ollman, David Pagel, Aaron Parazette, Ruth Pastine, Steve Roden, Adam Ross, Michael Salerno, Fran Seigel, Tyler Stallings, Linda Stark, Roy Thurston, Patty Wickman and Tom Wudl.

Painting’s Edge: A Distinguished Artist Residency is supported, in part, by a grant from The JL Foundation.
An exhibition of participants’ work is slated for July 6th and 7th.


Additional overview information for artists

Painting’s Edge
Workshops, Critiques, Lectures, Discussions, Exhibitions
An intensive painting workshop for serious painters, plus evening lectures for all those who are interested in contemporary painting.

Coordinated by Roland Reiss

Explore new prospects and dialogue in contemporary painting with a view to expanding the potential in your work. Fresh possibilities in figurative and abstract painting will be examined. Course involves intensive feedback including private critiques with each of the five Visiting Artists and Critics and the Coordinator. Several additional critiques will be scheduled with Guest Artists and Critics as well. This course is committed to the development of each participant’s individual outlook in concept and practice.

The Painting’s Edge workshop is not for beginners. It is for those who have worked in painting at art schools or colleges and those more advanced including graduates, postgraduates and professionals looking for professional-level guidance, critique and discussion. Some knowledge of painting history, especially after 1945, and an acquaintance with developments since 1960 will be necessary.

Studio work may also incorporate collage, photographic processes, drawing, three-dimensional objects and other materials. Participants should bring stretched or unstretched canvas or other surfaces appropriate for their work. Large surfaces are encouraged. Please bring paint, brushes, tools, and a set of slides of previous work in a carousel. Applicants should be aware that there will be room to work, but space is limited. It is preferred that participants use mineral spirits rather than turpentine in the studio.

Acceptance for workshop is contingent upon a portfolio review by committee.

Includes Intensive Painting Workshop and full participation in all discussions and lectures, individual critiques by each visiting artist, coordinator, three or more guest artists and critics. Critiques will be done from slides (brought in carousel) or CD/laptop of past work, and original work done in the class or brought for that purpose. Slide stations will be available for individual critical sessions. Painting is optional. Intent to paint during workshop must be declared on application for work space allotment. Tuition includes meals and housing.

To receive  information about the 2008 Painting's Edge program, send your postal mailing address to

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