The Art Event

On 2/21/2014



2015 Art Event

February 6-8, 2015

Featured Artist: TJ Cunningham

Featured Piece: Dixie Hue



Although TJ Cunningham displayed artistic interests as a child, he did not begin painting in oils until his first painting class at Pensacola Christian College. His primary instructor Brian Jekel instilled in him a deep love for the great masters of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Since then, TJ has spent hours in art museums learning to unravel the thought processes of painters from John Singer Sargent to William Bouguereau. This study of the masters coupled with hundreds of hours behind his easel, gives ever deepening quality and growing notoriety to his work.


TJ was recently named one of America’s emerging artists by Southwest Art Magazine. He has received numerous awards including the Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America in 2013 and fifth place award from the Portrait Society in 2014. His works has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States. 


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You can view recent award-winning works by visiting the following links:!Fifth-Place/zoom/c15nh/image19ts



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