Excerpts from an email to IGOR members 10/11/2013:


International Realism Guild Logo


Update and New IGOR Video


“Rendezvous in Arizona”


October 3 - 5, 2013


Video of the 8th Annual International Juried Exhibition

at the 

Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona


Tempe Center for the Arts


October 5 – November 30, 2013




Dear IGOR Member,


The International Guild of Realism had a wonderful weekend celebrating the opening of our 8th Annual Exhibition at the beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona.  We enjoyed several events over a three day period with over 35 IGOR artists in attendance. The weather was sunny everyday and all events turned out as planned. The quality of the show was absolutely incredible and without a doubt, another astounding IGOR Annual Exhibition. The Tempe Center for the Arts was equally as thrilled with the quality of the show and they were grateful that so many IGOR artists attended the opening events. The show is up and running through November 30 and we have had several sales so far. Unlike a typical gallery show that lasts only two or three weeks, we still have two months of exhibition time so we have plenty of opportunity for additional sales.



October 4 – November 30, 2013

at the
Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona.
Please share the video with friends and collectors, face book etc.

To play video click on this link or the image below.




Publicity about our event was widely covered by local as well as national publications.  Plus, as you already know, we had over 12 pages of publicity articles and ads in the American Art Collector magazine.  Also, we had an excellent editorial and one full page Ad in SW Art magazine.


Congratulations to all of the award winners! The judges were so impressed that it took hours to complete all of the awards. This year, IGOR gave out 14 awards and the list is below.


Best of Show  -  Mary Jane Q. Cross  -  “Gently Letting Go”

Jerry’s Artarama Pioneer in Realism  -  Duffy Sheridan  -  “Young Girl with Red Roses”

American Art Collector’s Editor’s Choice  -  Grace Kim  -  “Dragon Fruits”

Best of the West  -  Karen Noles  -  “Denika”

Best of Landscape  -  R. Geoffrey Blackburn  -  “Red Canyon, Lander

Best of Figurative  -  Ardith Starostka  -  “Reverie of Suspended Thought”

Best of Floral  -  Jane Jones  -  “Ruffled Jewels”

Artist’s Choice  -  Loretta Fasan  -  “The Flame”

Best of Still Life  -  Aaron Brent Harker  -  “Drifter”

Best Drawing  -  Tanja Gant  -  “Girl without an Earring”

Best Tromp l’Oeil  -  George Gonzalez  -  “Fishing with Rockwell”

Ganem Fine Jewelry Creative Achievement  -  Beth Sistrunk  -  “Essence of the Sea”

Best Wildlife  -  Camille Engel  -  “Morning Glory”

Bill and Susan Rowett Collector’s Choice -  William Albanese Sr.  -  “The Blue Granite Dipper”