Volume 2, Number 1 March 2011
  IN THIS ISSUE   SIX months after the premiere digital issue of the new afasJournal.com ...the online automotive themed art magazine, both readership statistics and reader feedback have been encouraging   ...more
 
PROFILE: CHARLES MAHER
...there's a massive 12-ft. wide, six-foot tall, four-canvas depiction of a fish, an ornamental Koi, over the mantle. It overpowers the other art in the room, which takes some doing. The other art includes Charlie's own large triptych of a Mercedes (Midsummer Dream), photos and paintings of musicians by Charlie and some of his friends, sculptures and other furnishings that will never whiff the stale air of the "decorative arts" department at Walmart...
...Maher Profile continues here

REVISIT:TOM HALE
"2010, is my 25th year as a full-time artist. Art has been my sole source of income, and I've become used to "not knowing" when a sale will occur or a payment is to be received. That takes some adjustment! I've come to appreciate the unpredictable nature of being an artist and earning my living this way... "
...Hale Revisit continues here
 

detail, 2011 Amelia Island Concours poster art by Dennis Brown
The 16th annual AFAS Art Show at the Amelia Island Concours
2011 is the 16th consecutive showing by the members of the Automotive Fine Arts Society at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in northern Florida. The show features the latest works by member painters and sculptors from around the world. Poster for the 2011 Concours is by Dennis Brown.
Review highlights of the 2011 Amelia show here


detail, 2011 St John's Concours poster art by Jay Koka
St. John's assumes the legacy of the Meadow Brook Concours
After more than 30 years at Meadow Brook Hall on the campus of Oakland University, the Concours d'Elegance of America will relocate to The Inn at St John's in Plymouth, Michigan. Poster artist for the 2011 inaugural event is Jay Koka.
The story continues here...









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16TH AFAS AMELIA EXHIBITION
Visit with AFAS artists that showed their new work at the 16th Annual AFAS Amelia Island Concours Art Show.

ST. JOHN'S... A NEW BEGINNING
Continuing the Meadow Brook Concours legacy in an outstanding new location in southern Michigan.

CHARLES MAHER PROFILE
How many car guy's houses do you go to where all that's in the driveway is a pair of aging minivans? And what's hiding in the garage? Woodworking tools, mostly.

TOM HALE REVISIT
It has been twenty years since Michigan painter Tom Hale's work was featured in the "printed" Journal... here's a fresh look.

UK ART SCENE
Noted automotive art commentator and expert Tony Clark returns to offer his views on the continental art scene.

 
                     
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Jack Juratovic
Tom Hale
Dennis Hoyt
Charles Maher
Jim McCarter
Kevin Wilson
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