First National Art Conference at CC Museum of Art in Dennis

Cape Cod Museum of Art’s holds First National Art Conference

This year, for the first time, the Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMA) will present “Representing Reality: What the Eye Sees—What the Mind Knows,” Thursday, August 23 through Friday, August 24. The goal of this event is to allow attendees to expand knowledge and meet talented artists, historians, collectors, and art lovers.

ccmafront_348The conference includes an introductory session and lobster bake on the evening of Thursday, August 23, with a full day of panelist sessions at Cape Cinema on Friday, August 24, followed by dinner and the annual arts auction at the CCMA.

Drawing on the expertise of painters from various traditions, the panelists will explore several approaches to representational painting as they attempt to define differences and find commonalities.

Panelists include painters Carmen Cicero, John Cosby, William R. Davis, Robert Henry, Robert Douglas Hunter, Stapleton Kearns, Philip Koch, Joseph McGurl, Sergio Roffo, and Selina Trieff. The artists will be joined by art historians Jeffrey R. Brown and Al Kochka. The moderators for the event will be M.Stephen Doherty, the editor-in-chief of American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing, and Workshop magazines; Joshua Rose, the editor of American Art Collector magazine; and Peter Trippi, the editor of Fine Art Connoisseur. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on