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Volume 2, Number 2 August 2011
 
Automotive Fine Arts Society Organizational Overview

In 1983, six individuals established an organization designed to help them share their passion for automobiles through art. Now called the Automotive Fine Arts Society, this elite group of artists has flourished and garners a reputation as the central organization for those who use automobiles as the primary subject of their works. AFAS symbolizes the highest levels of professionalism and talent in the world.

AFAS boasts 29 international painters and sculptors from across Europe and North America. The group participates in select shows across the country including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This year’s Pebble Beach Concours will take place on August 19, 2007, in Carmel, Calif. The show will take place on the 18th fairway of the Lodge at Pebble Beach, and will include depictions of automotive subjects in a variety of mediums including watercolors, acrylics, oils, wood and various metals.

AFAS’s objectives are to exhibit, promote and publicize fine works of automotive art by its members. AFAS also strives to raise the standards of automotive art to a level that will be accepted as serious works of art by collectors and critics. In addition, AFAS provides a practical means to form enduring friendships, exchange ideas and build a fellowship among automotive fine artists.

Members are also deeply involved in charitable endeavors. In addition to supporting the Pebble Beach Concours Charitable Foundation and Amelia Island Hospice, AFAS helped create a Children’s Art Competition to benefit the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation™. Additional information about AFAS and its members is available by contacting Scott Black at (214) 520-3430 or at www.autoartgallery.com/afas

Automotive Fine Arts Society LLC Officers

Ken Eberts – President Ken Eberts is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. He has won numerous awards at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Richard Teague Award at the Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance. His posters, limited edition prints and Christmas card images have remained a favorite for almost 40 years. Eberts has been AFAS president since its inception.

William A. Motta – Vice President Bill Motta works with artists around the world to elevate the quality of automotive art and further promote its appreciation. He retired from Road & Track after 40 years as the Art Director/Art Editor. Motta still contributes artwork as an independent consultant.

Larry Braun – Treasurer Larry Braun has always been famous for creating convincing movement in his racing subjects. The sculptor has since added resin bases to represent billowing dust and exhaust in his work.

Jay Koka – Board of Directors Following a successful marketing management career, Canadian Jay Koka opened his studio near Toronto in 1985. Koka has been the featured artist and poster artist for many international automotive events. His work has been extensively reproduced. Koka is the publisher of this online publication afasJournal.com.

Bill Neale – Board of Directors From Ferraris to Cobra and Aston Martin, Bill Neale has created masterful paintings that serve as treasured centerpieces in many private and corporate art collections around the world. The key to his success is an ability to paint a subject in the medium that best captures its spirit.

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AFAS MEMBERS (2011)  
Paul Bracq
Larry Braun
Melbourne Brindle*
Dennis Brown
John W. Burgess, Sr.*
Ken Dallison
Carlo Demand*
Jim Dietz
Ken Eberts
Art Fitzpatrick
Tom Fritz
Walter Gotschke*
Tom Hale
Peter Hearsey
Peter Helck*
Dennis A. Hoyt
Jack Juratovic
Jay Koka
Phyllis Krim#
David Lord#
Charles Maher
John Marsh
Bill Motta
Niles Nakaoka
Bill Neale
Richard Pietruska
Stanley Rose
Barry Rowe
Tony Sikorski
Stanley Wanlass#
Craig Warwick
Bruce Wheeler
Gary Whinn
Nicola Wood

*deceased
#emeritus



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