2014 Guest Juror

T.A. Charron

Artist and curator, T. A. Charron is a native New Englander. Charron was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and was brought up on his grandparent’s farm, in South Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Charron studied with painters Norman Baer, Walter Marks and Murray Wentworth, at the Art Institute of Boston and graduated in 1972. He did additional studies in sculpture at Providence College and with sculptor Veryl Goodnight and stone lithography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He has studied with some of North America’s prominent artists; portrait painter Daniel E. Greene, Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman, watercolorist Nita Engle and Boston School eminent senior member Robert Douglas Hunter.

Nationally, he has received over 100 awards for excellence in both painting and drawing. Charron has been elected into many American art societies and organizations including the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Copley Society of Boston, the Lyme Art Association in Connecticut, and the North Shore and Rockport Art Associations in Massachusetts.

For more information, visit www.tacharron.com

 2013 Guest Juror - Robert Douglas Hunter

Robert Douglas Hunter
 Robert Douglas Hunter was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1928. In 1949 he graduated from the Vesper George School of Art. He studied with Henry Hensche, and R.H. Ives Gammell (1950-1955). He taught at the Vesper George School of Art from 1950-1983. He also taught at the Worcester Art Museum from 1965 to 1975.

If there were a brick and mortar educational art institution called “The Boston School” - the label applied rather loosely to artists who have received training from master painters whose techniques are derived from Gammell’s adaptation of
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French atelier instruction - then Robert Douglas Hunter would surely be its Dean. Adding his own particular signature to the Boston School emphasis on carefully planned compositions, accurate drawing, and a delight in the ability of light and shadow to create atmosphere in painting, he has personally taught well over forty students who are now accomplished full time professional artists, and in turn these students and their students have been responsible for training many others.

Hunter has won more than thirty regional and national prizes. He is a member of the Copley Society of Boston, the Guild of Boston Artists, the Provincetown Art Association, and the Allied Artists of America. Hunter’s paintings are in the permanent collections of the Ackland Art Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Chrysler Art Museum, the Maryhill Museum, The Michelson Museum of Art, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. His work hangs in numerous private, educational, and corporate collections. He has a gallery wing named in his honor at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, where he appeared in his own retrospective exhibition of his paintings.

2012 Guest Juror - William (Bill) St. George

William (Bill) St. George is the owner of the St. George Gallery in Boston, a renowned impressionist/expressionist painter, and Walpole resident.  He is also the Host and Producer of "Impressions" a weekly cable TV show airing in New England.

Known for his vibrant use of colors and fearless painting style, St. George has built a regional and national reputation and strong collector base.  Bill mostly paints En Plein Air and he can usually be spotted in and around Boston.  His favorite subjects are city scenes, swimmers and horses.

For more information visit his website www.stgeorgegallery.com