honored by renowned art magazines
By Lauren Highfill
Associate Professor of Art Joe Remillard’s paintings from his Italy collection are garnering attention from national and international magazines. His painting “Val d’Orcia” was the grand prize winner of the International Artist Magazine’s painting competition in the landscape category. The winning painting is featured on the cover of the magazine’s February/March 2008 issue.
“Realist artists from around the world aspire to be represented in International Artist Magazine.” IAM “is the top international magazine specializing in realism,” Remillard says.
International Artist Magazine's grand prize winner. Appearing on the cover of the current issue.
In addition to his cover and prize from IAM, Remillard and his art are the subject of a feature article in American Artist Magazine appearing in the May 2008 issue. The article will include more than nine of Remillard’s paintings, six of which appeared in last year’s exhibition of his Italy paintings at Trinity Gallery in Atlanta.
As for the esteem of AAM, “For an American realist, this is the most prestigious publication in which one can aspire to be featured.” This feature article has sentimental value as well. AAM is “the first art magazine I ever bought as a teenager.”
Remillard is honored to have his work represented in IAM and AAM. After leaving behind a law career 15 years ago, Remillard believes that “the significant recognition by these magazines have justified the sacrifices I have made to get where I am.”
Appearing in American Artist Magazine's May 2008 issue.
Remillard has had an artistic affinity for Italian
landscapes for several years. In addition to sharing his passion for those scenes with his students in the classrooms at KSU, since 2006 he’s been involved with the Montepulciano, Italy summer study abroad program. He initiated and is co-directing the first full semester study abroad trip to Montepulciano in fall 2008.