Dawn Whitelaw is a founding member of the Cumberland Society of Painters.

The Cumberland Society of Painters will present a $5,000 first place award to someone at its 1st annual national juried exhibition, which will be on view October 3 through November 3 at Richland Fine Art in Nashville. Peggi Kroll-Roberts will serve as juror for the competition.

Peggi Kroll-Roberts will serve as juror for the organization’s first national competition.

Roberts will also lead a sold-out workshop in Nashville at the end of September, immediately preceding the show. The Cumberland Society of Painters is an organization founded in 1994 with eight artist members. On its website, it says, “One of the elements that binds the Cumberland Society of Painters together is the admiration of the same group of artists. Each of the members looks to John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Anders Zorn, Repin, Henri, Kroyer, Hawthorne, Carlson, and Edgar Payne not because of style or subject matter, but for their viewpoints. There is a thread of excellence that unites the work of these painters. They painted in direct response to what they saw and they believed that painting from life was essential to the development of their power of observation. The Cumberland Society of Painters members strive for this same level of accomplishment.”

Deadline is June 24, and artists can enter through CAFE, the Call for Entry website.


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