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October 2013: Svetlana Cameron Elected Member of Society of Graphic Fine Art
Following a successful portfolio presentation and debut appearance in the annual open exhibition at the Menier Gallery in London, Svetlana Cameron has been elected Associate Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art.
Founded in 1919, SGFA is the only British national society dedicated exclusively to promoting fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. Today there are just over 100 members of the Society across the UK - professional artists from all areas of the art world - elected on quality of their work.
The Society organizes activities throughout the year, culminating in the Annual Open Exhibition in October.
More information about SGFA at http://www.sgfa.org.uk/
Autumn 2013: Portrait Wins in Two International Competitions
The portrait "Girl with the Pearl Earring" has become winner in two international competitions held in the USA.
In September Svetlana's work in conte was selected from 1500 submissions to be published in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius 6: Value | Lights & Darks. The prestigious hardcover will be released in 2014 and will contain finest examples of contemporary drawings by 124 winning artists from around the world.
October brought more good news when the 15th Annual "Pastel 100" Competition announced their results: "Girl with the Pearl Earring" stood out among nearly 2500 enrties and became a Finalist with Honourable Mention. The successful portrait will be featured in the April 2014 issue of Pastel Journal alongside other winners.
July 2013: "Tynwald Day" Project Launched
Svetlana Cameron has unveiled her first painting inspired by the Tynwald Day - the colourful open-air celebration of the national day on the Isle of Man. The multi-figure panoramic scene featuring Manx folk dancers was on public display during the artist's recent exhibition at the Tynwald Library in Douglas, Isle of Man.
Other works on display included official portrait of the Emeritus Dean of the IOM Roman Catholic Community Rev. Canon Alger, and the portrait of Father Brian (finalist in the ARC International Salon 2012/2013).
Svetlana Cameron is currently painting further Tynwald Day themed works, and working on several portrait commissions.
Related press articles:
Tynwald Day painting unveiled by artist Svetlana Cameron
Tynwald Day paintings to feature in 2014 Year of Culture celebrations
June 2013: Finalist in the National "Portrait Prize 2013" Competition
The portrait "Iona and Cocoa" beats hundreds of nation-wide submissions and is one of only 50 works selected by the senior members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters to be exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery and compete for the RBSA "Portrait Prize 2013" Award.
Exhibition dates: 17 July - 24 August 2013.
Spring 2013: Two Portraits Successful in the Art Renewal Centre International Salon Competition, USA
For the second year in a row Svetlana Cameron has become a finalist in the ARC Salon, one of the most prestigious international art competitions held in the USA. With an approximate 2000 entries this year by over 850 artists, the competition was steeper then ever. Two works by Svetlana - a portrait drawing "Elizabeth" and an oil portrait "Father Brian" - have been selected as finalists in the "Figurative" category and are now featured in the ARC 2012/2013 Salon Catalogue and on the Art Renewal Centre's website www.artrenewal.org
Related press articles:
Local artist Svetlana Cameron Wows International Critics – Again
Svetlana's Work Receives International Acclaim
March 2013: Artist's Work Featured in Pastel Journal, USA
Prize-winning portrait "Daniel" is featured in the the Pastel Journal (USA) alongside an article about Svetlana Cameron and her painting technique.
The special April 2013 issue of the magazine features winners and finalists of the 14th annual international competition "Pastel 100", in which 100 best pastel paintings were selected from nearly 3000 submissions.
Svetlana Cameron won 4th prize in the Figurative category.
Autumn 2012: Portraits of Speakers Included in the UK National Collection of Oil Paintings
Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country.
November 2012: Exhibition and Talk at the Barclays Wealth and Investment Management Gala Dinner
Svetlana Cameron was invited to exhibit her work and appear as a Guest Speaker at the "Women in Business"event and Gala Dinner organised by the Barclays Wealth and Investment Management. Attended by 140 guests, the event took place at the Villa Marina Royal Hall on 27 November.
The successful portrait is featured in the International 2011-2012 ARC Salon Catalogue.
spectacular art being created by talented realist painters and sculptors around
the world; offering the viewer high technical skill in the representation of
both traditional themes as well as an explosion of new subject matter... The 2011/2012 ARC Salon was our largest turnout yet with over 2,100 entries and over 800 artists participating... To have become a finalist and be showcased in this catalogue is even more difficult than before and is a huge accomplishment" - The Art Renewal Centre