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James Crandall | Impressionist painter




After a long career as a concept illustrator in the advertising and motion-picture industry, American painter James Crandall has shifted his focus to traditional easel painting. He finds subject matter in everyday life, and is always looking for an intriguing play of light, or the unstaged gestures of people at work and at play. An ongoing series of paintings depicts life in his maternal grandfather's hometown of Lucca in northern Tuscany, where he regularly visits. Recent work also includes scenes from the rural backroads of California's Gold Country, where he and his wife Nancy make their home.
He is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and an Artist Member of the California Art Club.




Education:
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California 1978-1981 (BFA, Awarded with Distinction);
University of California, Los Angeles, 1975-1977.








Recent Exhibitions and Awards:

2015  Finalist, RayMar Art Competition (January);
2014  Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of American Western Regional;
2014  Southwest Art Honorable Mention, “Contemporary Masters IV” Pasadena, CA;
2014  American Impressionist Society National (juried) Denver, Colorado;
2014  Finalist, RayMar Art Competition (July and October);
2014  Award of Excellence, Paso Artsfest, Paso Robles, California (Juror: Quang Ho);
2014  Crocker Art Museum Art Auction, Sacramento, California;
2014  Finalist, Boldbrush Competition (April);
2013  1st Place, Signature division, Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase;
2013  Solo Exhibition, Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, California;
2013  Finalist, RayMar Art Competition (February, August);
2013  California Art Club's Gold Medal Exhibition;
2013  Oil Painters of America's 22st Annual National Juried Exhibition;
2013  2-Man Show, Galerie Kornye West, Fort. Worth, Texas;
2013  2nd Place, Boldbrush Painting Competition (June);
2013  2nd Place, Boldbrush Painting Competition (May);
2013  Finalist, RayMar Fine Art Competition, February 2013 (Juror: Nancy Guzik);
2012  Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase;
2012  American Art Invitational, Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado;
2012 Oil Painters of America's Western Regional Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado;
2012 Oil Painters of America's 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition, Evergreen, Colorado;
2012  Crocker Art Museum Art Auction, Sacramento, California;
2012  3rd Prize, Oil Painters of America Spring Online Showcase;
2012  101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club, Gene Autry Museum, Los Angeles;
2012  Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (Jury's Top 50);
2012  Finalist, RayMar Art Fine Competition (January, March, September, November);
2012  Finalist, Bold Brush Art Competition, (January, September);
2012  Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona;
2012  Judge, BoldBrush Art Competition, December 2011;
2011  BoldBrush Art Competiton, August 2011, (Best of Show Award);
2011 RayMar Art Fine Art Competition, 2010-2011, (Finalist [Top 12 of the Year] Award);
2011  Oil Painter's of America's Western Regional Exhibition, Calistoga, California;
2011 Oil Painters of America’s 20th Annual National, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (Portraiture Award of Excellence);
2011  Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (Jury's Top Fifty);
2011  Expressions West, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon;
2011  Go Figure! Group Exhibition, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, California (invited artist);
2011  North Valley Art League 27th Annual National, Redding, California (Award of Excellence);
2010  Small Works Show, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona (invited artist);
2010  "Chrome, Smokes and Flames", Deines Cultural Center, Russell, Kansas (invited artist);
2010  9th Annual Fall Gallery Night, Gallerie Kornye West, Fort Worth, Texas  (invited artist);
2010 Expressions West 2010, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon (Honorable Mention);
2010  Oil Painters of America’s 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition;
2010  99th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, CAC, Pasadena Museum of California Art;
2010  Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas;
2010  Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Illustration West 48 exhibition (California); 2010   "Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century” Clatsop College, Astoria, Oregon;
2010  North Valley Art League 26th National, Redding, CA (2 Awards of Excellence);
2009  Allied Artists of American 96th Annual Exhibition, NYC, New York;
2009  79th Annual Statewide Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California;
2009  “Equine Dreams” Western States Horse Expo, Sacramento, CA (Best of Show / Best Oil);
2009  98rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, CAC, Pasadena Museum of California Art;
2009  “Contemporary Masters, Artiistic Eden II” Pasadena Museum of History.