Seattle Art Fair

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First Seattle Art Fair is here, this Friday thru Sunday at Century link field.¬†Over 50 galleries from all over the world and locally are presenting their trending artists’ works.

High quality works are presented, Kristie, Vikram, Gary B and me went for the opening last night and the venue was packed! I was excited to see works by Collins and Asseal represented there. Amazing realism figurative works are making a come back, in NY mostly ūüėõ Also there were a couple Andrew Wythe paintings! The painting with light crack thru is pretty awesome too! You have to go see it yourself!

THANK YOU, EAC artists community!!

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I am making a commitment to post more on EAC studio blog so as to initiate some discussion related to art and creativity. Over the last couple months, though I have not been posting much, I have done a lot of thinking about the nature of what we do, art and everything around it. I have to stress that I am very thankful for the art community and support we have at EAC. I come to a new understanding as to why community is so important to artists, or musicians or any creative minds. It keeps us moving and feel connected! So let me give a big THANK YOU here to all of you who came to paint and draw at EAC, who read this blog, who came for the model sessions or book club or simply come enjoy the shows we put up. Thank you, Thank you!

New! Academic drawing and oil painting classes taught by Olga Kiehn


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Starting January 3rd Saturday Accomplished artist Olga Kiehn will be offering on-going studio classes at EAC studio twice a week
Mondays , 10am-1pm. Tuition $140 per month (4 classes)
Saturdays , 10 am-1pm. Tuition $150 per month (4 classes)
Maximum class size:10 students
For registration, please email:
Material list will be sent upon registration.
Olga Kiehn:
My art background based on Traditional Russian Art School. I received my BA in Fine Art from Penza College of Fine Arts and then continued my education and completed my Masters in  Moscow’s Stroganoff Art Academy.  To understand a different teaching approaches and methods I spend time studying Classical Italian Old Masters  taught in the Florence Art Academy, French Classical Art technics taught in Grand Central Academy and copying Old Masters at the Metropolitan Museum.
As an art instructor I combine all this training and knowledge to bring the best of the traditional classical Russian, Italian and French art schools.
The classes I offer are perfect for those who:
Рwanted to learn how to draw and don’t know where to start
– always wanted to learn to draw, but lack the confidence in their abilities – want to develop their skills which are necessary to learn before they
express their thoughts and ideas on paper or canvas.

I approach each student individually. I offer painting , drawing or Old Masters copy studies based on students interest and skills. It is not unusual that small group is broken into sections where students work on assignments of varying complexity.
No matter whether you want to become a professional or improve on your skills, you will learn the fundamental techniques and will see the tremendous improvement.

Finalist paintings in our EAC holiday art show :)

This year we have 90 paintings in our holiday show and here are the finalist paintings. Artists credit is in matching order of the pictures: Aaron Coberly,
Larine Chung, Charlotte Scherer, Mel Peifer, Maaike Bakker, Vikram Madan, Steve Whitney,  Geri Albright, Lolly Shera, Nancy Engstrom, Josie Eisenhart, Mami Shimomura, Liz Krengel, Brandy Agun, Reggie Wee, Tenley Dubois, Laura Grover, Gary Bunker, Rebekah Voeller and Zeke Garcia. For inquiry about art sale, please contact

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Tuesday Morning Model Sessions For November and December

All sessions are from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Nov. 18th Danielle will model for one session

Nov. 25th Katy will model for one session

Dec. 2nd, 9th, and 16th Danielle will model with a new pose that will be for all three sessions

We will break for the Holidays for the remainder of December.  The next session will be Jan. 6th.

Look forward to seeing you there,  Mel