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Oct 2023 Presenter CHANGE: Mark Conrardy

Due to a personal injury Michael Story will not be able to be our presenter for the October 16, 2023 meeting. Don't worry, he's going to be just fine - just not by tomorrow night.

We are pleased to announce that we will have a wonderful substitution in store for you: Mark Conrardy.

This is our regular monthly members meeting. Hope to see you there - members and guests welcome!

Our (new) presenter for October is: Mark Conrardy.

The Title of Mark's Presentation is:

"Perspective and Grids"

Mark Conrardy’s oil paintings are unified by a cadmium red light underpainting, typically on a birch-panel substrate. Using mostly analogous colors straight from the tubes, Mark applies paint in transparent glazed layers that maintain the vibrancy of the colors underneath. Popular themes in his works include agriculture, architecture, sports, and music, many of which are captured en plein air.

Mark will do one or two demonstrations as he discusses the principles of perspective, composition and drawing. He will also discuss color…how to make your painting vibrant…focal point location on your painting.


Photo of Mark Conrardy

Mark Conrardy

Originally from Kansas, Mark is a graphic artist-illustrator with the SC Department of Natural Resources. The winner of multiple awards in shows sponsored by the SC State Fair and the Trenholm Artists Guild, Mark has original paintings on display at City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC as well as the National Agriculture Center in Bonner Springs, KS. Gallery representation includes Eva Reynolds Gallery in Overland Park, KS. His Giclée prints of the Biltmore South Entrance are featured at the Biltmore Gate House Gift Shop in Asheville, NC. He is a member of Oil Painters of America.

Mark is a Graphic Artist-Illustrator for the SC Department of Natural Resources.

He also teaches art classes at City Art Gallery in Columbia.

See more about Mark on Facebook.


Join Zoom Meeting 

The Zoom session will open at 5:30pm

The Presentation will begin at 6pm

(See Zoom link details at bottom of this post)


A reminder to our members:

Each month, we hold a new themed contest in the TAP Gallery. All CCAL members are invited to participate. Simply create your best piece according to the theme and bring it to hang on the start date listed below. (Be sure to bring your gallery wall label.) Only original works only are permitted in judged theme contests (no prints please). Exhibits typically change the same night as our monthly member meeting. Be sure to take home your artwork at the end of the exhibit!! A monthly Award Winner will be selected and awarded a ribbon for themed exhibits. Happy creating! In order to give our members more time to paint ahead for the TAP Gallery Exhibits, we will be trying to keep a yearly list of upcoming themes published in advance. View the full list of all Upcoming TAP Gallery Themes so you can plan and create ahead!

To participate in our other Public Galleries, submit a Request to be scheduled in our other Public Galleries


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