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EVERY DAY ORIGINAL
THE IMC 2017 FEATURED GUEST TEACHERS
JOHN JUDE PALENCAR will be joining the faculty as a featured guest artist in residence for the entire IMC week!
ANDREW HEM will be joining the faculty as a featured 3 days guest artist in residence!
CYNTHIA SHEPPARD will be joining the faculty as a featured 3 days guest artist in residence!
IMC CORE FACULTY
IMC 2017 INDUSTRY ART DIRECTORS, CURATORS and GALLERIES
After 11 years designing and art directing book covers, Lauren Panepinto has worked in every publishing genre and collaborated with artists of all disciplines. As the Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press for the past five years, she has been trying to merge the worlds of genre and commercial publishing and figure out what SFF publishing looks like in the present world of mainstream "geek" media. Recently she also became the Creative Director of a new commercial fiction imprint, called Redhook.
The IMC is so happy to have Lauren back as a guest for portfolio reviews for Groups 1A and 1B!
In addition to her visit with us as an artist in residence Cynthia will also be doing art director portfolio reviews for group 1A and 1B
We are so proud to welcome Cynthia Sheppard to the IMC this year! A Spectrum Gold Medal award winner, Cynthia has done illustration for books and games and has been working as an art director for Magic: The Gathering since February 2015.
It is also our pleasure to welcome David Molesky to THE IMC this year!
David is an internationally recognized fine artist based in New York City known for his landscapes and figurative works.
In addition to his life as a painter David is a curator and writer and frequent contributor to Juxtapoz magazine and other publications.
Recent shows curated by David:
"Et in Arcadia Ego" at The New Museum in Los Gatos, CA,
Including the works of David Ligare, Odd Nerdrum, Julie Heffernan, Astrid Preston, Holly Lane, Seamus Conley, Agostino Arrivabenr, Kim Keever, Nicolas Poussin, Theodore Wores, Arthur Mathews, Aron Wiesenfeld, Robin F. Williams, Gillian Pederson-Krag, Brad Kunkle, Jason Bard Yarmosky, Maria Kreyn, and Sandow Birk ( Juxtapoz piece on the show)
David will be joining us for a panel discussion at the end of the week and to meet students in the gallery focus group (Group 2).
We're proud to welcome Lance Rehs to THE IMC!
Lance Rehs is a 4th generation art dealer, the Vice-President of Rehs Galleries and the Director of Rehs Contemporary Galleries. With a background in finance, his earliest ventures in the art world included reviewing and analyzing various auctions from around the world in order to gauge the health of the art market, in addition to educating others about the art world from behind the scenes. Today, Lance continues to help shed light on the opaque dealings of the art world while giving an honest and unbiased opinion of the auction arena through Rehs Galleries’ monthly “Comments on the Art Market.” He is also responsible for, in conjunction with his Co-director Alyssa Rehs, building a well refined and highly skilled roster of contemporary realist artists. Lance prides himself on being an asset to his students, artists and collectors – providing honest and relevant feedback, educating artists and students about maintaining gallery relationships and helping art lovers navigate the treacherous dealings of the art world. Rehs Contemporary focuses on contemporary academic realism; showing works that demonstrate superior technical skills and classical training.
Lance will be joining us for a panel discussion at the end of the week and to meet students in the gallery focus group (Group 2).
We're also very honored to welcome Paul Booth from the Paul Booth Gallery!
Booth Gallery is a New York City based art gallery representing both local and international artists. Booth is committed to presenting thoughtful exhibitions featuring artists whose works focus on a balance between content, form, research and communication. Through a well-rounded program, Booth Gallery aims to explore new avenues of cultural significance and visual communication. Our goal is to respond to the intellectual demands of our audience in pursuit of an edifying cultural exchange.
Paul will be joining us for a panel discussion at the end of the week and to meet students in the gallery focus group (Group 2).
Marc Scheff and Lauren Panepinto started EDO with a new model for collecting original small works by new and emerging artists and illustrators.
EDO has made it possible for people who love art and want to collect original pieces to start collecting for the first time. The benefits for the artists have been present in a thriving platform for experimentation for small works and the sale of the those pieces every month.
We are very happy that EDO will be available for portfolio reviews for people in group 1 and 2 working in traditional media.
**ALL IMC 2016 PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAVID PALUMBO**