Mellor Lou Kohl Morgan Molly O'Rourke Carole Palmer Pierre Patenaude Wendy Newbold Patterson Lincoln Perry June Roberts Delores Rollins Kathleen Rummler Sandra Stanton Sharon Townshend Michael Walek Cornelia Walworth Noel Watson Richard Winslow Edward Zelinsky Jurors Joel Babb Joel Babb, one of Maine's most-noted representational painters, is known for his large street-level views of historic city districts, cityscapes from an aerial perspective, and woodland landscapes inspired by his home in rural Sumner, Maine.
He graduated with a degree in art history from Princeton, studying with George Segal and George Ortman, and spent a year in Munich and Rome.
For most who have never labored on a figure study, drawing from a nude model is misunderstood.
Due to our social conventions regarding nakedness, we immediately suspect any activity involving nudity as being erotic, sordid, or immoral.
Grateful appreciation goes to jurors Joel Babb and James Strickland and to poet Elizabeth Garber who wrote Life Drawing: Half Hour Pose in Two Voices for the exhibition.
Artists Exhibiting Lois Anne Donna Asquith Olena Babak Nancy Morgan Barnes Jane Banquer Stephanie Berry Todd Bezold Martha Bovie John Bowdren Martha Briana Bruce Bulger Anita Clearfield Charles Cramer Paula Dougherty Laurie Downey Liz Evans Keith Eveland Michael Fletcher Roberta Goschke Stevan Hall Hara Harding De Witt Hardy Pat Hardy Simon Harling Paul Heroux Michael Heskanen Richard Jacobs Matthew Kelley Joe Klofas Bonnie Lashin Janet Ledoux Eric Legassie Diane Lent Margaret Leonard Robert Mac Leod Janet Conlon Manyan Mark A.
There is simply no mental space for stray thoughts—licentious or otherwise. Inevitably, before one is ready, it is time to give the model a well-earned break, or to call it a day.
So, if it is such hard work, why do we draw from models, and why must they be nude?Some use measuring sticks or viewfinders to aid in measuring up the figure and composing the drawing.For each artist, the focus is making the drawing agree with the model posed on the platform.Since most of the work is not intended for exhibition but as practice, we have an opportunity to enter the private world of artist and model and to better understand the tradition they continue–a tradition that began in Europe during the 15th century.Figure drawing remains a standard practice for students and professionals in the visual arts.November 9 - December 14, 2012 In an effort to promote working from a live model, the Atrium Art Gallery at the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College in 2003 presented a state-wide juried exhibition exclusively focused on work created in the environment of a life drawing group.