Jurors

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Jurors

Fred Ross ARC Chairman

Fred Ross

Founder and Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, Ross is the leading authority on William Bouguereau and co-author of the recently published Catalogue Raisonné William Bouguereau: His Life and Works. Ross received his MA in art education from Columbia University. His speeches and essays are read by over 300,000 art professionals, educators, students and fans each year; and have become required reading in countless classrooms. Ross is also a well known collector of 19th century European painting and of Contemporary Realism as well.

Paul McCormack

Paul McCormack

Paul W. McCormack was born in Rahway, New Jersey in 1962. He received his formal art training at DuCret School of the Arts where he later became a faculty member. Sharing his knowledge on the fine art of portraiture, he has also served on the faculties of the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, the Center for Contemporary Art, and the Newark Museum. He has also conducted workshops at various institutions, including the Andreeva Portrait Academy, and the Bay Area Classical Arts Atelier. He is now currently teaching classes and workshops in his private studio located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. Paul has enjoyed a successful portrait career for over 30 years with a long affiliation with Portraits Inc. in NYC. Now returning to more personal works he is currently represented by Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich, CT. His paintings and articles on portraiture have been published in numerous national and international publications and books. His paintings have appeared on 2 covers of the Artist's Magazine, first in 1998 where he won First Place in the Portrait Category in their annual competition. Throughout the years he has been the recipient of many awards, including the "Gold Medal of Honor" from the Allied Artists of America 101st Annual Exhibition, and the "Silver Medal Award" from the Oil Painters of America 21st National Juried Exhibition.

Dr. Gregory Hedberg

Dr. Gregory Hedberg

Dr. Gregory Headburg is the Director of the Department of European Art at the world renowned Hirschl & Adler Galleries in Manhattan. He received his BA in Art history from Princeton University and his PHD from New York University. He was the former Chief Curator of the Wadsworth Antheneum, and was the first professional Director of the New York Academy of Art. He has worked tirelessly throughout his life to bring back a re-appreciation for traditional painting and was one of the first experts in the 19th century field.

Daniel Gerhartz

Daniel Gerhartz

Daniel Gerhartz is an ARC Living Master™ and has been featured in numerous publications including the hardbound book, Creative Oil Painting: Techniques from 15 Master Painters by Stephen Doherty. His teaching credentials include the Scottsdale Institute and his work is included in the permanent collection of the West Bend Art Museum in Wisconsin and the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama. Gerhartz also won Best of Show in the 1st international ARC Salon Competition in 2004, and is one of the few living realists to successfully penetrate the secondary market; with works selling at important auction houses including Sotheby's.

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