News & Features

Artists Magazine selects "Strike A Pose" as "Animal/Wildlife Finalist" 2015

Camille Engel's 16" x 20" trompe l'oeil oil painting of a raven with Rook cards, "Strike A Pose," is awarded "Finalist" in the Animal/Wildlife category of The Artist's Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition.

The competition’s entries, over 7,500, were particularly strong this year. The editors had a difficult task to whittle the field; it is truly an achievement that "Strike A Pose" was among the ones sent to the jurors.

Results published in the December, 2015 issue of the magazine.

Artists Magazine selects "Home Sweet Home" as "Animal/Wildlife Finalist" 2015

Camille Engel's 22" x 28" oil painting of a Carolina wren with nestlings, "Home Sweet Home," is awarded "Finalist" in the Animal/Wildlife category of The Artist's Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition.

The competition’s entries, over 7,500, were particularly strong this year. The editors had a difficult task to whittle the field; it is truly an achievement that "Home Sweet Home" was among the ones sent to the jurors.

Results published in the December, 2015 issue of the magazine.

Camille wins "Outstanding Still Life" Women Painters of the Southeast 2015

Camille Engel's 18" x 24" oil painting of an artichoke past it's prime, " Rough Around the Edges," is awarded the "Outstanding Still Life" ribbon at the Women Painters of the Southeast exhibition at the Blue Ridge Art Association in Blue Ridge, GA.

"I am thrilled that my oil painting 'Rough Around the Edges' won '2015 Outstanding Still Life' at the Women Painters of the Southeast. This seemingly uncomplicated composition actually embraces a deep emotional story about overcoming an abusive past. This intricate work focuses attention upon the lush colors and textures found in a most unheralded subject (an artichoke past its prime)… while reflecting my victory over personal hardships. As an artist, I want each of my oil paintings to invite viewers to momentarily step into my world and share in my joy of the simple things, and experience the transcendent beauty all around us."

What inspires Engel the most is not a singular cultural message, nor even the master painters she admires, but rather her core beliefs. “For me,” Engel explains, “every morning is a fresh opportunity to find extraordinary joy in the most ordinary things. My art overflows out of that joy.”

Camille wins "Best Wildlife" at International Guild of Realism 2014

Camille Engel's 24" x 36" oil painting of a swimming pigeon guillemot, " Floating Between Two Worlds," is awarded the "Best Wildlife" ribbon at the 9th Annual International Guild of Realism exhibition hosted by Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC. This is the ninth straight year one or more Engel paintings have been selected for this important juried exhibition.

"Winning this prestigious award is a high honor indeed!" said Camille, "Because Robert Lange Studios is a top-rated art gallery, this is one of our most prestigious shows. The competition was extremely difficult for the jurors to choose the winners due to the large number of great entries and the immense talent from the applicants."

Gilcrease Museum Awards "Berry Bandit" with "Honorable Mention" 2014

Camille Engel's 9" x 12" oil painting of a Cedar Waxwing with red berries, "Berry Bandit," is awarded "Honorable Mention" at the 2014 Collector's Reserve.

The prestigious Collectors' Reserve art exhibition and sale is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year with the opening of the exhibition on October 25, 2014. This invitational exhibition and art sale, which runs through November 9, 2014, provides opportunities for art collectors to experience and purchase fine works of art created by nationally recognized and emerging artists while raising funds to support Gilcrease Museum's acquisition fund.

International Artist Magazine selects "On Pause for a Moment" as "Best Wildlife Finalist" 2014

Best Wildlife Finalist, 2014 International Artist Magazine. Scottsdale, AZ

Camille Engel's 8" x 8" oil painting of a juvenile Allen's hummingbird, "On Pause for a Moment," is awarded "Finalist" in the Wildlife category of the International Artist magazine Challenge No. 83.

"On Pause for a Monent" is published in International Artist magazine #99, October/November 2014 issue along with a short article about Camille Engel and the creation of this painting.

Southwest Art Magazine selects Camille Engel as "Artist To Watch" 2014

We are thrilled that Southwest Art magazine chose Camille Engel as their "Artist to Watch!" You can see the full article in the January 2014 issue.

Camille wins "Best Wildlife" at International Guild of Realism 2013

Camille Engel's 24" x 36" oil painting of a black swan cygnet, "Morning Glory," is awarded the "Best Wildlife" ribbon at the 8th Annual International Guild of Realism exhibition at the Tempe Center for the Arts. This is the eighth straight year one or more Engel paintings have been selected for this important juried exhibition.

"Winning this prestigious award is a high honor indeed!" said Camille, "Because the Tempe Center for the Arts is a large museum gallery, it is the largest exhibition for IGOR to date. The competition was extremely difficult for the jurors to choose the winners due to the large number of great entries and the immense talent from the applicants."

October 5 - November 30, 2013 Contact TCA: 480-350-2822 or www.Tempe.gov/TCAevents

Southwest Art Magazine selects "Strike A Pose" as "Top 75"

Southwest Art Magazine has selected "Strike A Pose" among their "Top 75," in the magazine's "Artistic Excellence" competition.

"There was an overwhelming response to this competition with over 2,100 entries," said Southwest Art magazine. "Camille will be one of the artists published in a Special Editorial Feature for our December 2013 Issue."

TN State Museum purchases "Strike A Pose" for their permanent collection.

Every artist dreams of a museum choosing their painting to purchase for a permanent collection, and Camille Engel is no exception. With great humility, we say "Thank You, Tennessee State Museum" for this great honor! (To view this painting, please visit the "Bird Paintings" portfolio.

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Names Camille Engel as One of Our Nation’s Top 3 Artists to Watch!

Camille Engel is very honored and excited to have received a call from the prestigious Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine informing her of being named one of our nation’s Top Three Artists to Watch – article in the July/August 2010 issue. More info to come after the article is published.

“Trespasser” Wins “People's Choice” at 2010 Central South National Exhibition

We are excited to announce that Camille Engel’s painting, “Trespasser” wins the prestigious “People's Choice” award during the 2010 Central South National Exhibition— hosted by the Tennessee Art League, Nashville, TN.

“Trespasser” Wins “Best Wildlife” at 2010 International Realism Exhibition

We are excited to announce that Camille Engel’s painting, “Trespasser” wins the prestigious “Best Wildlife” award during the 2010 International Guild of Realism exhibition—hosted by the J. Willott Gallery in Palm Desert, California.

Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine Features Engel’s Painting in Article: Hitting the Books

We are VERY excited and honored by this great FULL PAGE coverage received in the February 2010 issue of Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine for the February “Realism” art show at Scottsdale Fine Art.

The “Literary Roost” series of paintings (one of which is featured in the article) is inspired by and dedicated to Camille's daughter, Audry Camille Engel-Beckett, an avid reader and aspiring Opera Singer.

"The Old Factory Sunflower" in American Art Collector magazine and accepted into Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional!

Camille Engel's painting, "The Old Factory Sunflower" is accepted into the Oil Painter's of America Eastern Regional!

The American Art Collector magazine features an article on the Oil Painter's of America Eastern Regional. Camille is excited that her painting, The Old Factory Sunflower, is one of the paintings featured in the article along with a two paragraph quote.

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"Tiny Trespassers" at Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. Please visit and vote for your People's Choice by November 4!

Winner of Gilcrease Museum’s 2008 "People's Choice" award, Camille Engel is invited back for "American Art in Miniature" at Gilcrease Museum. Creating her newest painting in the popular "Trespasser" series specifically this exhibition. (Camille's Trespasser series was recently featured in the Sept. '09 American Art Collector magazine.) Please visit Gilcrease Museum to see the amazing exhibition and vote for your favorite!

"Rare Bird" - article in American Art Collector Magazine

An Artist Focus article published about Camille Engel in the September 2009 issue of American Art Collector Magazine.

Engel is known for her use of rich colors, textures, and intricate detail. Her paintings, in fact, have “a mastery of line, color, and value,” says avid collector Harold Roe. “Her paintings are passionate and exquisitely rendered–I proudly own four Camille Engel originals, one of which is touring United States museums through 2011.”

2009 Ad in American Art Collector Magazine

This ad about Camille Engel's paintings ran in the September 2009 American Art Collector Magazine.

Gilcrease Museum's 2008 "People's Choice" Award at "American Art in Miniature"

Camille Engel's 8 x 10-inch painting of a red Cardinal bird, "Out on a Limb," wins Gilcrease Museum's "People's Choice" Award at "American Art in Miniature" November 2008.

A related story can be found in the January 2009 issue of "Western Art Collector Magazine" along with a large reproduction of the painting.

To view this painting, please visit our Exhibition Photo Archives.

"Sunflower at the Old Factory" on a 12-City Museum Tour

"Sunflower at the Old Factory" is in the international 12-city 2-year traveling museum tour, "The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century." The exhibition pairs works by contemporary realists and their historical predecessors for comparison and contrast. Engel's sunflower painting is paired with a Vincent Van Gogh sunflower painting.

BEST OF SHOW Artcletic 2007, Nashville, TN

"Sunflower At The Old Factory" Wins Cover Competition

"Sunflower at the Old Factory" selected as THE WINNER in the American Artist Magazine 2007 Cover Competition. The painting was featured on the cover of the May 2007 issue along with quotes from Camille and a description of the painting in the feature article.