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Hey Friends,

You are invited:

For the first time ever I'm doing an all-online (and interactive!) solo show. Nine paintings will debut. This body of work has taken me in some new and exciting directions. I hope you can join me on May 17th!

For more details and to request an advance preview:
www.un-realism.com/

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This is about you.

I have been writing my newsletter since April of 2009, the year I turned pro. Since then I've benefited from your interest in my art. Either obliquely or directly, you have made my career possible. You might have been there from the beginning or you might have joined last week. Either way, I am indebted to you.

UN|realism is a show for you. Only a small fraction of my supporters and fans ever have the chance to physically attend a gallery opening featuring my work. It would be nice if art was accessible and enjoyed without restriction. That's why this upcoming solo show will be an entirely online event. Everyone gets to see the unveiling of my new work at the exact same time and in the exact same manner, no matter where you live. And for those who buy art, everything will be available for instant purchase. Mark your calendars:

May 17th
Sunday 6-9 PM
Pacific Standard Time

Here, in your homes, on the internet. Enjoy some wine and cheese. Invite your friends. This will be an interactive experience! More about the show will be revealed.
Stay tuned.

www.un-realism.com
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Impasto Logs

Episode 7: New Year Grab-Bag Spectacular
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Fredericksburg, Texas:

    Solo Show, RS Hanna Gallery, October 1- November 1
    Reception Oct 3, 6-8pm (I'll be there)

San Francisco:

    "City Streets", STUDIO Gallery, Sept 4-22
    Reception Sept 7, 1-6pm

    "Delicious", STUDIO Gallery, Sept 25 - Oct 20
    Reception Sept 28, 1-6pm

Denver:

    "Contemporary Realism", Gallery 1261, Oct 24 - Nov 30
    Reception Oct 24, 5-8pm (I'll be there)

    show title tbd, Abend Gallery
    Reception November 7

Alexandria, VA:

    "Urban Aspect", Principle Gallery
    Reception Oct 10, 630-9pm
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Still Life Composition and Knife-Painting Workshop
In my studio in Seattle.
July 5-6
$300
Limited space, only 5 spots total.
1 spot left!
Registration info, details, and supply list HERE.
Workshop reviews on my teaching page HERE.
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My Podcast by turningshadow

Subscribe to my podcast here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im…

Episode 5 just went up on iTunes!

Description of what's currently available:

Episode 1: Painting with Presence

An introduction to the show. Main topic: Being in the present moment while painting.

Episode 2: Keep It To Yourself

Main topic: Over-sharing your creative plans. Q&A segment: Varnishing your oil painting; Knife painting; Favorite brands of oil paint and tools; Favorite paint medium; Maroger medium.

Episode 3: Intent and Still Life

Intent Part 1: My approach and advice for painting still life with intentional vision, purpose, and focus. A breakdown of tools for creating focus.

Episode 4: Intent and Going Pro

Intent Part 2: My thoughts on what it takes to become professional artist.

Episode 5: Transition to a Career in Painting

I answer a listener question about how I transitioned to a second career in painting. The summary of my transition with some thoughts and tips.

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  • Listening to: this american life, the shining
  • Watching: agents of shield
  • Eating: pb
  • Drinking: coffee
My podcast just went live on iTunes!

Listen/Subscribe here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im…
Hey you all,

I'm making a podcast about oil painting. The plan is to include a Q&A segment. So I'm requesting from my newsletter subscribers and any of you deviants to go ahead and email me with questions if you are interested. I'll pick some for each episode.
So if you'd like to submit a question, email me at:
contact@davidcheifetz.com
and put "podcast question" in the subject line.
Be sure to include your first name and geographical location.

Thanks, hopefully this comes together sooner rather than later. I'll update you here and in the newsletter.
-D

P.S. Check out the new September issue of American Art Collector p.144!
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  • Reading: court of owls
  • Watching: not much
  • Playing: the quiet year
  • Eating: still life fruit
  • Drinking: espresso
I wrote an article for the Winter Quarter Issue (#5) of the online magazine Artists On Art!
It's about painting still-life and what it takes to be a professional artist.
Check it out here: www.artists-on-art.com/

Info about my still-life painting class in Palo Alto, CA: davidcheifetz.com/page/2088/st…

My twitter: twitter.com/cheifetz

Sign up for my weekly email newsletter: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…

The newsletter archive: davidcheifetz.com/newsletter-a…
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  • Reading: building stories by chris ware
  • Watching: walking dead, dowton abbey
  • Playing: a few acres of snow, cthulu card game
  • Eating: sardines
  • Drinking: coffee
New schedule for October. A new night session!

Located in Palo Alto, California.
Instruction in still-life oil painting, with option of charcoal cast drawing.
Two Wednesday sessions: 9am-noon and 630-930pm
Ongoing monthly, $250/month for both sessions, $125/month for only morning or night.
A small class in my studio (max 6 people). All levels welcome!
For more info and if interested in reserving a spot, email me at:
david.cheifetz@gmail.com

Sign up for weekly newsletter: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…
The newsletter archive, lots of demos: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…
Pinterest: pinterest.com/davidcheifetz/
Twitter: twitter.com/cheifetz
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  • Listening to: wu tang
  • Reading: turning pro by pressfield
  • Watching: GOT, battlestar
  • Eating: meat
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Class still going strong. Details:

Located in Palo Alto, California.
Adding option of charcoal cast drawing.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-noon
Ongoing monthly, $250 for 2 days a week, $125 for 1 day a week
A small class in my studio (max 6 people). All levels welcome!
For more information or to be placed on the waiting list, email me at:
david.cheifetz@gmail.com

Sign up for weekly newsletter: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…
The newsletter archive, lots of demos: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…
Pinterest: pinterest.com/davidcheifetz/
Twitter: twitter.com/cheifetz
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  • Listening to: beatles
  • Reading: snow crash
  • Watching: GOT, mad men
  • Eating: meat
  • Drinking: coffee
My still-life oil painting class is going strong! In April I'm expanding the schedule to include Fridays! Fridays will be cast drawing OR still-life painting. So:

Palo Alto, CA
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9am-noon
Ongoing monthly, $250 for 2 days a week, $350 for 3 days a week
A small class in my studio (max ~6 people). All levels welcome!
For more information or to be placed on the waiting list, email me:  david.cheifetz@gmail.com
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Currently a teaching still-life painting to a small group of students in my studio. January is going awesome. Might be some space open for February. If interested, send me a message.

Details:
Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-noon
$250 a month
Palo Alto, California
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  • Listening to: podcasts and audiobooks
  • Reading: Duma Key
  • Watching: mma, star trek
  • Playing: set
  • Eating: sardines
  • Drinking: water
I am starting a still-life oil painting class. I plan to begin in January (possibly Feb, depends). Looking for 4-5 students max to cram into small space. The class will be on a monthly tuition basis: $250 a month. Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-noon. No oil painting experience required, but some drawing skills would be good. Located in Palo Alto, California. Just off of El Camino Real. If interested, please email: david.cheifetz@gmail.com
Thanks!
-David
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  • Reading: I Know This Much Is True
  • Watching: mma, star trek
  • Playing: ....shadowrun!
  • Eating: spinach. meats.
  • Drinking: water
I'm entertaining the future possibility of teaching still-life painting on a regular basis to a small number of students, maybe twice a week. I am located in Palo Alto, California. If you would be interested, please contact me at david.cheifetz@gmail.com so I can keep you in the loop! -David
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  • Playing: ....shadowrun!
  • Eating: yogurt
  • Drinking: coconut water
Prints now available: fineartamerica.com/customshop/…

Solo Show June 18th at Carmen's Gallery in Maryland: davidcheifetz.com/event/25289/…
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  • Listening to: a SOIAF refresher via audiobook!
  • Reading: see above...gotta be ready for dance with dragons
  • Watching: mma
  • Playing: not much
  • Eating: plenty
  • Drinking: water
I'm having a solo show June 18-19 at Carmen's Gallery in MD! I'll post more details when I know.

As some of you know, I've been running a weekly email newsletter from my website. I use it to keep friends and collectors updated with my latest doings, as well as to show my work process. If you are interested, you can sign up here: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…

Thanks for all the support and the awesome comments!

-David
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  • Listening to: new cee-lo
  • Reading: The Oatmeal. so funny
  • Watching: mma
  • Playing: legos + no limitations = minecraft!
  • Eating: oats
  • Drinking: amy & brian coconut water
Getting back into life drawing!

As some of you know, I've been running a weekly email newsletter from my website. I use it to keep friends and collectors updated with my latest doings, as well as to show my work process. If you are interested, you can sign up here: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…

Thanks for all the support and the awesome comments!

-David
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: new cee-lo
  • Reading: The Oatmeal. so funny
  • Watching: mma
  • Playing: legos + no limitations = minecraft!
  • Eating: oats
  • Drinking: amy & brian coconut water
As some of you know, I've been running a weekly email newsletter from my website. I use it to keep friends and collectors updated with my latest doings, as well as to show my work process. If you are interested, you can sign up here: davidcheifetz.com/email-newsle…

I am also currently running a win-a-painting referrals contest through my newsletter. If you sign up for the newsletter, send a comment to let me know you are from dA here: davidcheifetz.com/contact . I will then enter you in the contest and send you some info on how to earn more entries! I'm drawing the winner on January 30th.

Thanks for all the support and the awesome comments!

-David
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  • Listening to: Hum, Joe Rogan podcast, Cartalk
  • Reading: having a literary dry spell
  • Watching: last season of big love, gasp!
  • Playing: with this awesome holbein palette knife
  • Eating: pippin apples, so good
  • Drinking: coconut water...zico or amy & brian