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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
Exhibition notice for Camille Engel
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.”
We are thrilled that American Art Collector chose Camille Engel as one of the artists in their ”Caution: Wet Paint!” article.
See the full article in the October 2012 issue.
We are thrilled that Southwest Art magazine chose Camille Engel as one of the artists for their ”Art Values” article.
See the full article in the January 2010 issue.
CAMILLE ENGEL (b. 1955) could become a detective, were she not already a painter, because she clearly excels in close observation and intricate detail. “Each stroke is a statement, much like the notes in music,” she observes. “Everything matters.” Engel casts her alert eye over the usual stuff of still life — vegetables, flowers, birds — but also over the flaking rust and yellowed patina of weathered buckets and hinges, items most artists ignore. The supply of such motifs is endless, but so is Engel’s enthusiasm: “I could live four lifetimes and still not paint everything I want to paint.”
It was not always thus. At 23, Engel opened a graphic design firm in her hometown of Tulsa. After moving to Nashville, she and her new husband established a firm specializing in logo design, advertising materials, and packaging for such clients as Random House, Fruit of the Loom, and MCA. In 2000, heeding a friend’s advice to pursue her dream, Engel began painting in oils. Amazingly, she has never had formal training in art: “Becoming a realist painter was a natural release for my passionate desire to communicate the beauty toward which I am drawn instinctively.” The shoe fit, so Engel’s husband took over their firm and now, she notes, “every morning is a fresh opportunity to find extraordinary joy in the most ordinary things.”... continued
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 article, "Hitting the Books" Features Engel's Painting from her Literary Roost series of paintings.
The Literary Roost series of paintings is inspired by and dedicated to Camille's daughter, Audry Camille Engel-Beckett, an avid reader and aspiring Opera Singer.
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.
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 renderedI proudly own four Camille Engel originals, one of which is touring United States museums through 2011.
Western Art Collector features Camille Engel's award-winning painting, “Out on a Limb” in an article on Gilcrease Museum's “American Art in Miniature” exhibition.
Published in the January 2009 issue of the magazine.