David Jon Kassan, “Portrait of My Father, Steven I. Kassan,” 2010, oil on panel, 32 x 25 inches

Two world-class representational painters are sending out a call for artists to submit their work for an engaging digital exhibition. Who are they and when is the deadline?

They are arguably two of the most sought-after realist painters in the United States today; whenever we hear the names David Jon Kassan and Shana Levenson, our ears perk up. The artist couple recently sent out a call to artists for submissions for an exhibition they’re curating together, titled “Family.” Organized in concert with PoetsArtists, the show seeks to highlight the role and importance families have had for artists.

“Throughout the history of art, family has been a sacred subject for artists,” says the press release. “Most early paintings were commission-based illustrations from the Bible or portrait commissions for wealthy patrons, which didn’t leave much time for an artist to paint those that are closest to them. But when they did, there is a more personal connection that is present … something that is intangible.”

More information about submission guidelines can be found here. The deadline is July 15.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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