Meet the Artists
Wenesday, September 17th, 2008
refreshments will be served
Jacqueline Kamin has had a long relationship with Chemers Gallery; over 20 years, in fact. After closing her gallery, Jacquelin Kamin Fine Art, in Laguna Beach, Jackie chose us to represent her. We're happy to say the day has come that Jackie's work will be on display at CHEMERS GALLERY! We're also pleased to introduce Jacqueline's daughter, Stacy Kamin, accomplished in impressionistic style painting as well. We hope you'll come and celebrate with us as these two fine artists begin a new relationship with CHEMERS GALLERY.
Some of her many awards include first place in the landscape category presented by the Coastline Community in 1992, an honorable mention from the California Art Club 89th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, First Place for Still Life at the 3rd Annual California Autumn Salon in 2002 and an honorable mention from the 'Sights of Santa Ana Invitational' held at the Bowers Museum in 2004.
Recent exhibits include: The Annual California Autumn Salon in Beverly Hills , The 23rd Annual Juried Non-Members Exhibition at The Salmagundi Club, NYC, America's oldest art club, leading to her membership; and the 92nd Annual California Art Club Exhibition at the Pasadena Historical Museum . Jacqueline teaches at workshops run by the Academy of Figurative Art in Los Angeles, and in 2006 was included in the Art Competition and Exhibition sponsored by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, where she won the Juror's Choice Award.
Jacqueline Kamin is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, where she serves on the Board of Advisors, and the Salmagundi Club.
Born in 1950 in Washington, D.C., Jacqueline Kamin received her formal art education from the Corcoran Museum School in her native town, and later attended the Art Students League and the Sculpture Studio, both in New York City.
Stacy Kamin began painting during her childhood in Washington D.C. She graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and continues her studies under the Chinese Master Shuqaio Zhou, and her mother, American Impressionist Jacqueline Kamin. She also travels to various workshops under such American Masters as David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw.
Kamin's style is reminiscent of the still life paintings by the 19th century master Henri Fantin-Latour, appearing delicate, uncluttered and austere, despite her thick paint, wide strokes and richly textured canvas or board. The underlying energy of each work excites us like the abstract expressionist paintings of Franz Kline. Youth, talent, training, and a mixture of artistic heritage make Kamin's works not only fresh and exciting, but also entrenched in the rich history of art.