Phillips’ Mill announces its 84th Juried Art Exhibition

Sep 17, 2013 by


“It was at Phillips’ Mill that art first became real to me, where I came to understand that paintings were not just decorative objects hung on walls but the work of flesh-and-blood people who transmitted what they saw into their own visions.” James A. Michener (1907-1997)

The Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition has been the premier art show in the Delaware Valley since 1929. Founded by the legendary greats, William Lathrop, Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber and William Taylor, among others, the early shows were intended to display work for friends. Famous artists from the New Hope School and beyond soon began to exhibit on a regular basis. Today more than 350 painters and sculptors submit over 500 works of which about 95 framed pieces are juried into the exhibit. The exhibition has grown steadily in prestige and attracts thousands of visitors each year. This major exhibition invites artists who live within a 25-mile radius of the Mill to enter work for the show. In 2012 the jurors awarded 20 prizes, totaling $11,000.

The show will run from Saturday, September 21 through Saturday October 26.
Open daily 1-5pm
2619 River Road • New Hope, PA 18938 • (215) 862-0582

 

This is year my painting “The Phillips’ Mill” (above) was selected by the Art Committee for its 2013 campaign.

 

“River Mist” (above) submitted into the juried show was selected and it will be featured at the exhibition, as well.

 

For more info please visit:
http://www.phillipsmill.org/art-exhibition/art-exhibition-current/

To see more of Luiz’s work, please visit www.luizvilela.com or by appointment at his studio • 609-460-4228

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The Stover Mill Gallery announces its second juried art exhibition

My painting “The window at Stover Mill” will be on view at this juried exhibition which is sponsored by the Tinicum Civic Association and was juried by Janet Marsh Hunt, director for over 30 years of the former Coryell Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.

The exhibit will be held Saturdays and Sundays beginning October 12 through November 3, 1-5pm. A gala opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 13, 1-5pm. Please invite your friends!

The Gallery is located in a former gristmill, built by Henry S. Stover in 1832. The Stover Mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Stover Mill Gallery opened in 1959 and is the oldest, continuously run art gallery in Upper Bucks County. It is owned and operated by the all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit Tinicum Civic Association. Gallery art shows change monthly and admission is always free.

The Stover Mill Gallery is located at 852 River Road (Route 32) in Erwinna, PA. For more information, please visit the Gallery’s website at www.StoverMillGallery.ORG, or call 610- 294-9420

To see more of Luiz’s work, please visit www.luizvilela.com or by appointment at his studio • 609-460-4228

 

Article By José Rosário Artist’s BLOG

Jun 25, 2013 by


Uma matéria sobre meu trabalho de pintura feita pelo artista José Rosário Castro. (veja no link embaixo)
Dentre as muitas virtudes da arte, nenhuma me parece mais nobre que a universalização do indivíduo que a promove: o artista, seja ele de qualquer área. Essa linguagem sem pátria, pode tanto levar os artistas desse país quanto receber vários outros de outras nações. Há uma espécie de democracia nata para aqueles que praticam a arte na sua mais verdadeira essência, e é nesses momentos que percebemos que fronteiras são nada mais que algumas linhas criadas num mapa. A arte em seu estado mais puro não conhece esses limites. Felizmente, a internet tem tornado essas fronteiras e distâncias entre povos ainda mais inexistentes. Foi através dela que vim a conhecer os trabalhos de um brasileiro, radicado há décadas nos Estados Unidos. Em uma entrevista muito agradável, ele vem nos mostrar o que se tornou o seu “novo mundo”, e como a arte foi um fator determinante para a sua inserção nele.

An article on my artwork by artist José Rosário Castro. (In Portuguese – translation to come soon – see link bellow)
Among the many virtues of art, none seems more noble that the universalization of the individual that promotes it: the artist, being this artist from any where. This language without motherland, can either take the artists of their country and / or receive artists from other Nations. There is a kind of democracy for those who practice the art at its most real essence, and it is in these moments that we realize that borders are nothing more than a few lines created on a map. The art in its purest state knows no such bounds. Fortunately, the internet has made those borders and distances between people even more. It was through it that I came to know the work of a Brazilian, living for decades in the United States. In an interview, he comes to show us what became his “new world”, and as the art was a determining factor for his integration in it.

http://joserosarioart.blogspot.com.br/2013/02/luiz-vilela.html

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SHAD FEST • LAMBERTVILLE, NJ • APRIL 2012

Jun 25, 2013 by


My poster “Fishing on Lewis Island” received Best in Show award.

Title: “Fishing on Lewis Island”
Artist: Luiz Vilela, Lambertville, NJ
Medium: Oil painted directly onto acid-free poster board
Poster Size: 18 x 28″

“Fishing on Lewis Island”

 

“It was already late afternoon when I saw the fishermen
It felt like they knew the wind, they talked with the fish
They had the river, the water in their eyes
Their souls were blue from the sky
And my heart was pounding with the waves … “

What a better tribute to Lewis Island on it’s 125th Anniversary than a spectacular painting by Luiz Vilela. If real life were only this beautiful. The artist makes it a fantasy, rich in color and light, ideal. This painting is spectacular. Thanks again Luiz for another stunning contribution to the auction scholarship fund.

 

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Salvador, Bahia • Brazil • September, 2011

Nov 06, 2011 by



Here is a travelogue I’ve done after I visited Salvador, in Brazil, in September’11.
Please find PDF attached – 18 pages of pure delight.

Salvador • Memories, Chronicles and Declarations of Love

Salvador (Portuguese pronunciation: [sawvaˈdoʁ], Saviour; historic name: Cidade de São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, in English: “City of the Holy Saviour of the Bay of all Saints” is the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. Salvador is also known as Brazil’s capital of happinessdue to its easygoing population and countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. The first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the country and in the New World.

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Aqui segue um relato da minha viagem à Salvador, Bahia, em Setembro de 2011.
É a maior declaração de amor que já fiz a um lugar que estive.

Veja PDF em anexo com 18 páginas do mais puro doce-deleite.

Salvador_•_Memórias,_Crônicas_e_Declarações_de_Amor

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Raymar Art Painting 5th Annual Competition

Nov 06, 2011 by



May 2011 Best of Show
Award Sponsor: RayMar Art
Judge: Kate Palmer

Fur – Portrait of Donald Becker by Luiz Vilela
14 x 11 Oil

Judge’s Comments: Dramatic with its strong lights emerging from the dark, this portrait in profile is both refreshingly original and brilliantly painted. It’s a masterful rendition of what’s not shown as well as what is – I feel I can see into the eye that is merely suggested in the cool shadows. I especially love the variety of paint handling, from the loosely laid-in blues and golds of the tunic to the delicate brush work of the hat and face. Emotion lies in the way light is played over the various surfaces – fur, hair, face and fabric – each one handled differently. – Kate Palmer

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Luiz Vilela • Before and After • Thursday, July 21. 6 p.m. at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia

Jul 17, 2011 by


Please join me at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, this Thursday evening, July 21st, at 6:00 p.m. for a talk. I will be discussing how attending classes and workshops at Studio Incamminati enhanced my painting skills and was relevant to my art career.
Everyone is welcome!

See more info at its website:

http://www.studioincamminati.org/summer.php

Studio Incamminati
340 North 12th Street (southwest corner, 12th and Callowhill streets) Suite 400
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone (215) 592-7910
Fax (215) 592-7912
E-mail info@studioincamminati.org

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Luiz Vilela • Before and After • Thursday, July 21. 6 p.m. at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia

Please join me at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, this Thursday evening, July 21st,
at 6:00 p.m. for a talk. I will be discussing how attending classes and workshops at Studio Incamminati enhanced my painting skills and was relevant to my art career.
Everyone is welcome!

See more info at its website:

http://www.studioincamminati.org/summer.php

Studio Incamminati
340 North 12th Street (southwest corner, 12th and Callowhill streets) Suite 400
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone (215) 592-7910
Fax (215) 592-7912
E-mail info@studioincamminati.org

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