Meet the Dream Team who teach ISS...
WILLIAM "SKIP" LAWRENCE
Fran Larsen is a highly successful gallery-artist, teacher,
and international juror. Her highly personal work embraces the essence
of the Southwest.
Fran's work can be seen at Gallery A in Taos. Click here to visit.
Fran's work can be seen at Manitou Gallery in Santa Fe. Click here to visit.
You can purchase posters of Fran's work from Art Expression.com. Click here to visit.
Katherine Chang LiuInternationally known painter, juror, and teacher. Katherine is a full-time exhibiting artist who shows internationally. Her work has been featured in 19 books and over 30 magazine articles. A recipient of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Katherine has served as a frequent juror for national, regional, and statewide exhibitions. She has taught for museums and numerous national and regional art groups since 1978.
Katherine Chang Liu on judging shows and on creativity in painting: "Those that receive awards are the ones that really grab me. I think most of the paintings that are entered into shows that I judge are well designed and well-executed. But that not really anything I even think about. What I look for is the artist's sincere involvement. Some artists are so removed from what they want to say that it's as if their brush couldn't have a long enough handle. They seem that detached. And some other artists will paint so close to their heart that they almost seem to be bleeding onto the page. The paintings in a show that stand out for me are usually the ones that are the most heartfelt."
Katherine's work can be seen at Gallery AMA. Click here to visit.
Alex Powers has been a self-employed painter and teacher
for 28 years. He exhibits in galleries in five states and among
his many national juried exhibition awards is the Gold Medal in the 1997
American Watercolor Society Exhibition. He travels and teaches workshops
in this country and abroad. Alex, Katherine Liu, Christopher Schink,
Fran Larsen and Skip Lawrence have organized and been the instructors
in an innovative and very successful 10-day Intensive Study Seminar now
in its 5th year, which will be held this year in Taos, NM.
Alex's work can be seen at the City Art Gallery. Click here to visit.
More about Alex can be seen at the Fine Arts Emporium. Click here to visit.
Christopher Schink is an internationally known teacher,
author, and painter.
"Creativity is Sincerity...Viewing some shows is like watching the neighbor's vacation slide show. I judge a show by picking those paintings that grab me." - Christopher Schink