“Brotherhood: Paintings by John P. Lasater IV and Jason Sacran” – April 7-30, 2017
Brotherhood: Paintings by Jason Sacran and John P. Lasater IV
The April exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery will feature work by contemporary representational painters Jason Sacran and John P. Lasater IV. Both are Arkansas artists who have traveled throughout the United States teaching workshops and participating in numerous plein air painting invitationals, while also garnering top awards in a variety of notable exhibitions. The work included in the April show combines a selection of the artists’ plein air paintings, along with studio work. Brotherhood will open with a reception from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in conjunction with the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Hot Springs. The artists will be present at a closing reception on Friday, April 28 from 4-6 p.m. and will participating in a still life demonstration on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. – Noon. The exhibit will be on display April 7-30, 2017.
Sacran and Lasater both paint what catches their interest in the moment and are often drawn to capture overlooked and familiar aspects of everyday scenes. Their work reflects responses to patterns of light and shadows, a mood or atmosphere, an orchestration of shapes, color contrasts, or even curiosity about a new subject. A profound gratitude for life unifies the work.
Jason Sacran’s awards include: Grand Prize, 2016 Maui Plein Air Invitational; Grand Prize, 2016 En Plein Air Texas Plein Air Invitational; Best Landscape, 2016 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition; Grand Prize, 2015 Plein Air Easton Juried Invitational; Best of Show and Artists’ Choice, 2015 Plein Air Rockies Juried Invitational; Best of Show, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 67th Annual Juried Exhibition; Best of Show, 2015 Olmsted Plein Air Annual Invitational; Best of Show and Artists’ Choice, 2015 Plein Air Southwest Salon; 3rd Place Overall, 2015 Plein Air Salon, Plein Air Convention; Best of Show, 2014 Door County Plein Air Juried Invitational; Best of Show, 2014 Illinois River Salon Annual Juried Exhibition; and many others.
John P. Lasater’s awards include: Artists’ Choice and Collectors’ Choice, 2016 Maui Plein Air Invitational; Best of Show, 2016 and 2014 Easels in Frederick Juried Invitational; Award of Excellence, 2016 and 2015 Plein Air Southwest Salon; Best of Show, 2015 Sedona Plein Air Festival Invitational; Still Life Award of Excellence, 2015 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition; First Place, 2015 Door County Plein Air Festival Invitational; First Place and Artists’ Choice, 2015 Plein Air Rockies Invitational; Best of Show, 2014 Plein Air Southwest Salon; Grand Prize, 2014 Face Off: A Portrait Competition, Arkansas Arts Center; Artists’/People’s Choice, 2013 Light on the Land Invitational; Best of Show and Artists’ Choice, 2012 Plein Air Rockies Juried Invitational, and numerous others.
Owned by artist Dolores Justus, Justus Fine Art Gallery offers a wide range of original art including sculpture, paintings, ceramics, photography, and more by recognized artists. Opening receptions are held in conjunction with the Hot Springs Gallery Walk held from 5-9 p.m. the first Friday of every month in downtown Hot Springs. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. Justus Fine Art Gallery is located at 827 A Central Avenue in Hot Springs, AR. For more information, call 501-321-2335 or visit online at justusfineart.com.