Continuing with our "between issue" updates, we lead off with US based artist Tom Hale's Retrospective promised earlier. Take a look at this interesting and in-depth story »Tom Hale Retrospective In somewhat the same vein, we just learned that Gary Whinn has retired from the Society. Again, we'll assemble a retrospective in an upcoming issue.***
We came across the work of artist Yuriy Shevchuck some years ago. We present a profile on the Czech based artist in this issue. »Yuriy Shevchuck He has an interesting eclectic style.***
France based AFAS member Stanley Rose recently released a 25th anniversary book based on his work. We present a book review: » Stanley Rose The Wheels of Life***
We continue and expand our coverage of people and events in the regular DETOURS column. This time including the final list (we hope) of the exhibiting members and guests at this year's AFAS show at the Pebble Beach Concours (US). There's also a brief look at the work of Francois Bazin reimagined by his granddaughter Julie Bazin on which we plan to expand upon in an upcoming issue. Also, don't forget to have a look at the updated » Art For Sale for work being offered by private collectors.***
Continuing our practice of archiving past issues for a rolling five years, the March 2013 issue has been removed. Remember, you can always access past issue stories directly through our » story archive index***
Coming in the next issue in mid-September: an in-depth review of the annual AFAS premiere show at the Pebble Beach Concours, as well as a report on the "Car Week" activities on the Monterey Penninsula. Plus the usual columns...Thank you for returning for this update. Of course, we are always looking for interesting story ideas about people and places so please drop me a note firstname.lastname@example.org »
I suppose the big news both in general and for me personally is the RetroMobile 2018 show held in Paris France in early February. This massive show is the largest of its type in the world and we have two reports. First, Tony Clark our European Correspondent presents a show overview with his very informed observations: »RetroMobile Tony Clark and a second more personal report by myself, "A Canadian Artist in Paris" »RetroMobile Jay Koka***
I reported in December that Tom Fritz, chairman of the Membership Committee had advised that AFAS received a record number of applications for Guest Artist invitations to exhibit in 2018. See DETOURS for a review of the final invitation list for 2018. As a reminder, if you are an artist interested in applying for a Guest Artist spot for 2019, your application is due by no later than November this year. »Review the requirements here and learn more » about the Society
I am sorry to report that my friend and colleague Tom Hale has retired from active membership in AFAS. I've known Tom for some thirty years. In fact, Tom and I were Guest Artists and voted in for AFAS membership at the same time in 1989. An excellent painter, his work and his overall contribution to the Society will be missed. We look forward to featuring a retrospective look at Tom's work in an upcoming issue. I ... we all... wish him and his wife Fran the best.
Featured artist profile in this issue is Karl Hugo Mars. The French sculptor works in steel/alloys creating the most fantastic... and fantastical... objects with material sourced from automotive and aviation sources. Throw in some electronics for a multi-media effect that has to be seen live to be fully appreciated. We present a sampling of his work: »Karl Hugo Mars ***
Tony Clark presents a report on a recent new Dexter Brown one-man selling exhibition organized by Bonhams auctioneers in their Bond Street, London, England rooms. » Dexter Brown
Don't forget to take a look at our regular DETOURS feature for bits and pieces of the last 3 months...
A reminder: Our almost constant change in layouts to accommodate ever-changing screens has resulted in the removal of a number of artist feature stories. We have reformatted and relaunched a number of these from the earliest and now gone editions... take a look here: »Archived Artist Stories
Finally, it looks like our "update" issue in December was well received so we plan to do it again with an update in June. Watch for it or better still, sign up for » automatic issue notification.
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Jay Koka, Publisher