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Winter 2021

Art of Imagination Newsletter

Dear Members,


Thank you for being part of Art Of Imagination!

This newsletter is all about what our community is doing worldwide.
In this newsletter you will find:

  • News from the Society for Art of Imagination about our 'Portals' Virtual Exhibition taking place January - March 2022 on the Kunstmatrix!
  • Membership Renewal Reminder
  • News from Brigid Marlin about her new book coming out in March 2022!
  • Upcoming Painting Seminar with Philip Rubinov Jacobson & Mantra Cora

We are living during an unprecedented time in history and a lot of artists are struggling right now.  I hope you are all able to stay safe, healthy, and creative. We need to make art during this time so we have a record of this period in history through the eyes of its artists, so please keep creating and sharing your gifts with the world.  
Membership Renewal Reminder

It's that time of year again--time to renew your membership to the Society for Art of the Imagination!  If you still need to renew your membership, please contact France Garrido ( and she will provide you with the membership form and payment information.  We value having you as a member of the society and hope you'll join us for another awesome year!  

Virtual Exhibition from the Society for Art of Imagination!

January 23, 2022 ~ March 15, 2022

Virtual Opening Reception: Sunday, January 23, at 1pm EST

We hope you can all join us for the opening reception for the Society's virtual exhibition 'Portals'!  The virtual exhibition will take place on the Kunstmatrix Platform, with the virtual opening reception taking place via Zoom (a zoom link, as well as the link to visit the virtual exhibition, will be sent out closer to the exhibition date!). Please mark the date down in your calendars, we would love to see you there!
Portals - We walk through many portals throughout our lifetime. There is a literal and figurative interpretation as to what a portal might be or where the portal might take us. Certainly, a way to enter into a room, structure, another dimension or perhaps entry into another mode of thinking. Portals are a gateway or bridge into another time and space. They can signify growth and transformation. This is an open-ended premise. Think outside the box. Visionary, Surrealism, Fantastic, Fantastic Realism, Magic Realism, Inspirational, Dreamlike, Phantasmagoric, Psychedelic, Divine, Utopian, Magical, Spiritual, Mystical.

The Society for Art of Imagination was founded to form a movement where artists of Vision and Craftsmanship could unite together to create a forum for the promotion of imaginative art. The members of the Society work independently of one another in various countries yet their work shows a consistent ethos and speaks a universal language. There is a kindred spirit which is inspired by each artist's individual Vision unimpaired by language, time or distance. Since our inception we have grown to an International Society with branches all over the world.
Painting Techniques; Learning from the Dutch Masters
A New Book by Brigid Marlin
Brigid Marlin, founder of the Society for Art of Imagination, has some exciting news to share!  Her new book 'Painting Techniques; Learning from the Dutch Masters' is being published by Bloomsbury Press in London, scheduled for release sometime in March 2022.  The book contains images from many members of the Society for Art of Imagination as well as detailed information on the various techniques used by the Dutch Masters, such as Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Hieronymous Bosch, and Rubens.  These techniques were rediscovered over many years by Professor Ernst Fuchs and taught to Brigid personally by Fuchs in his studio in Vienna in 1966.  The special methods taught by Fuchs are demonstrated fully in the book, and their connection with the earlier Masters shown clearly. We don't yet have the exact publication date but it will be available sometime in March 2022, the book will be available in the UK, USA, and Canada!
Upcoming Mischtechnique Painting Seminar with Philip Rubinov Jacobson and Mantra Cora / May 2022 in Pipestem, West Virginia
Spring, 2022  USA Mischtechnik Seminar
Fast "Fa Presto" Version
Prof. Phil Rubinov Jacobson & Mantra Cora
When: Sunday, May 15 - Saturday May 27, 2022 Where: The Appalachian South Folklife Center P.O. Box 10 Pipestem, West Virginia, 25979 Early Bird Special for the First 7 Lucky people that Register

To learn more, visit!  

About the Course:  
In a methodical, step-by-step process, Prof Phil and Mantra will guide each student in learning a 'Fa Presto" (do it quickly) fast and practical version of the Mischtechnik (Mixed Technique), tailored to match each individual artist's intention. For the beginning or advanced, this Fast-drying version of Mischtechnik oil painting will be demonstrated from the initial drawing to the final glazes.

Thank you for reading, all of us here at AOI wish you health, happiness, security, and creativity in this strange time!
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