Introducing Camille's newest three paintings created specifically for Art Houston, Saturday, July 12, 2014. From her very popular "Welcomed Trespasser" series of bird paintings, Camille depicts three of her favorite backyard visitors: A bright red male Northern Cardinal, a curious Red-Bellied Woodpecker and a fluffy Dark-Eyed Junco.
Camille Engel is honored to be featured in the upcoming show and sale titled, "FLOCK" opening this Friday, May 23, 2014 and featured in the May issue of Southwest Art magazine.
FLOCK celebrates the beauty of birds. Opening on May 23 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and running though June 8, FLOCK features 11 new oil paintings by Camille Engel and watercolors by Mary Alayne Thomas as well as one work each from the gallery's stable of artists.
Birds are an integral part of Engel's life and work. Around her Tennessee home are several birdfeeders that attract a menagerie of wildlife. "What I love about birds is their freedom to fly and that they are survivors," Engel explains. "Usually, I paint a single bird and hone in on its features. My invitation to participate in FLOCK became an opportunity to paint flocks of birds, which is something I'd wanted to do for a while but hadn't done yet." Among the new Engel paintings featured in FLOCK are several pieces that feature a lone bird and three works that portray flocks of birds. "One of the flock paintings, a triptych titled "Rush Hour", has the black silhouette of the birds and trees against a background of clouds," she says. "Instead of focusing on a single bird's attributes, I'm capturing the feeling of birds and the beauty of the clouds around them."
Camille Engel's 20" x 16" oil painting of a carousel horse and Indigo Bunting, "Catch Me if You Can" is flying in to Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art just in time for Santa Fe's Annual "ARTfeast"- Circus & Fairs is the 2014 theme.
The amazing detail Camille put into this painting took 134.25 hours in painting time alone... not counting the time put into researching the subject, finding the references and working out the composition. "I love this painting," says Camille. I have such fond memories of Carousels and from an early age I studied the creativity that went into each 'seat'."
Now in its 17th season, ARTfeast is Santa Fe's foremost winter celebration of artful living. Five events celebrate the city's world-class chefs and restaurants, an array of vintners, prominent artists and galleries, unique homes, and new this year, an evening Fashion Feast featuring internationally renowned designer Mondo Guerra.
As a fundraiser, proceeds from ticket sales and purchases made throughout ARTfeast weekend go to ARTsmart, a 501c3 nonprofit, which ensures that Santa Fe and New Mexico youth have the opportunity to explore, experience, and engage in the visual arts, which are a critical component of every student's education. Join us in this great time for a creative cause!
"Margo's Cup & Saucer," an 18 x 36-inch oil painting on canvas from Camille's early works is exhibiting with the Nashville Artist Guild at the Monthaven Mansion in Hendersonville, TN along with three of Camille's beloved 12 x 12-inch Dog paintings. This diverse and exciting art show exhibits works from over 25 fine artists.
We are pleased to announce that Camille Engel will step back into the international spotlight when she exhibits her original bird painting, "Floating Between Two Worlds," in an international exhibition at Woodson Art Museum "Birds in Art" exhibition in Wausau, Wis., from Sept. 7 - Nov. 10, 2013.
"Floating Between Two Words" is an exciting underwater perspective of a Pacific shore bird, the Pigeon Guillemot.
As the Museum's flagship exhibition, The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has organized "Birds in Art" annually... seeking to present the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Approximately 100 works of two- and three-dimensional artworks in all media from artists around the world are exhibited. A fully illustrated, four-color catalogue accompanies each "Birds in Art" exhibition, available to purchase online.
Camille invites you visit this impressive exhibition Sept. 7 - Nov. 10, 2013 at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Viewing hours are Tuesday - Friday 9:00 - 4:00 pm (Thursday until 7:30 pm during Birds in Art and first Thursday of each month); Saturday - Sunday, noon - 5:00 pm; Closed Monday and holidays. Free admission always. For more information, please contact the museum website: www.lywam.org
Two Camille Engel Bird Paintings
Selected for the "International Guild of Realism Exhibition," Tempe, Arizona:
Tempe Center for the Arts, Oct. 5 - Nov. 30, 2013.
Two Engel bird paintings have been selected for the highly anticipated "International Guild of Realism" exhibition at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Ariz..
"Morning Glory", a 24 by 36- inch oil painting depicts a black swan cygnet swimming with his parent in early morning light.
The second painting, "Bird is the Word" from Engel's best-selling "Trespasser" series of bird paintings, depicts a whimsical red-bellied woodpecker perched inside a tromp l'oeil ripped hole in blank art paper.
The exhibition, which is open to the public from October 5 - 30, 2013, will present the best in today's realism art featuring a wide spectrum from contemporary to classical realism, created by more than 75 artists from all over the world. This is the eighth straight year one or more Engel paintings have been selected for this important juried exhibition.
"For two of my paintings to be accepted into the IGOR exhibition in Tempe is a high honor indeed," Engel added. "I enjoy painting realistically. With a dedication to creating rich visual intricacies, I revel in the painstaking details. Each brushstroke is a statement, much like the notes in music. Everything matters."
Please join Camille at the artist's reception on Saturday, October 5 from 6-9 p.m. For more information and directions, please contact the Tempe Center for the Arts at their website: www.tempe.gov
Camille's painting "Nectar Search" from her best-selling, beloved "Literary Roost" series of paintings has been
"Nectar Search" 12x12, Oil juried into this exhibition. http://camille-engel.com/paintings/literary-roost/178-10
This beautiful exhibition will showcase over 100 works from fine artists from over 20 states.
Camille Engel & Natalie Featherston December 7 - 31, 2012 Artist Reception: December 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Live Demonstration: Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:00 - 5:00
The International Guild of Realism has secured a top-ranking art gallery in Carmel, California to host our 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, which will be held from September 7 through September 30, 2012.
Our annual international exhibition will be held at the prestigious Jones & Terwilliger Galleries in the heart of the Carmel art district. The gallery is centrally located among many quality art galleries, luxury shops and fine dining, attracting plenty of affluent visitors during the peak summer season. We couldn't have asked for a better time or location in this important US art market. Carmel and the Monterey area is one of the most beautiful coastal areas of the United Sates. There are several sights to see such as the scenic 17 mile drive with views of the pacific ocean, Pebble Beach Golf Course, the beautiful village of Carmel by the Sea with numerous high end art galleries and so much more. Also, Carmel is about two hours away from San Francisco. If you are fortunate enough to be juried into this prestigious exhibition then we strongly recommend that you make the trip to the opening weekend festivities.
We are pleased to announce that Camille Engel will exhibit a large array of original contemporary realism oil paintings in a rare solo exhibition from Sept. 10 through Nov. 4 at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in Clarksville, Tenn.
For her "Impressions of Reality" exhibition in Clarksville, Engel is organizing a large collection of paintings spanning a little more than a decade. Art lovers will be able to see her original oil paintings of still life's, abstract views of realism, and her trademark birds. This Camille Engel collection includes the award-winning painting, "Sunflower at the Old Factory", which won the 2005 TAL Memorial Award, the 2007 cover competition of American Artist Magazine, and recently returned from a 12-city, three-year traveling museum tour being compared to a Vincent Van Gogh sunflower in an educational context. Also exhibiting will be several recognizable paintings that have been featured in national magazines such as American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Southwest Art, as well as Nashville Arts Magazine.
Camille invites you to join her in celebrating the opening of her solo exhibition in Tennessee at the reception at the historic Customs House Museum from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 20 (Thursday). The exhibition will continue through Nov. 4. Viewing hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the museum is free on the second Saturday of each month. The Customs House Museum is located at 200 S. Second St. in downtown Clarksville.