The Art of Painting in the 21st Century is an annual conference, in its eighth year, and is geared towards nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and the shared ideas that define current trends in the field. Many painters work alone, an isolated process that deprives the artist of thriving debate until the work is shown. This year’s conference will feature some of the most talented and renowned painters working today. The Art of Painting Conference will coincide with a group art exhibition featuring today’s top contemporary painters.
In an intimate setting, interact with top artists in a way not possible elsewhere. UC Davis, home to artist Roy de Forest, Roland Peterson, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for a uniquely West Coast style. Nowhere else in the country will the participant be able to interact and discuss the purity of painting in one place. Meet face-to-face with
distinguished artists you might only otherwise read about; see and hear what makes them the top of their field. No other conference lets
the participants discuss and comment on modern painting with such inspired knowledge and insight.
The conference’s goal is to gather artists from varying communities, allowing for open interaction between young students and professionals in the field, fostering the strong tradition of painting and culture in the Northern California region.
2017/02/25 - 2017/02/25
Additional time info:
Featured speaker: Mel Ramos 1pm
Panel discussion 2:30pm-4:30pm