Your Judges:
Eric Rhoads
Fine Art Connoisseur created this event based on a need to promote realism and assure a strong future. By collaborating, artists can work towards a strong future for and the embrace of collectors and museums worldwide. 

Eric Rhoads, Publisher and Founder of Fine Art Connoisseur (and PleinAir) is deeply involved in the art community, hosting art conventions and events, trips, and creating professional development opportunities for artists. Rhoads has been a leader in the publishing industry for more than 25 years and is chairman of the board for Streamline Publishing, Inc., a company he founded in 1986. In addition, Eric has spent over 40 years in the radio broadcasting field. He also serves as a consultant and adviser to companies in media, technology, digital media, and art. He has helped thousands of artists develop their art careers with his art marketing sessions (which he will be doing at the convention). He is the Author of How to Make Money Selling Your Art, which became an Amazon Best Seller within weeks of its release.

Streamline launched its first art magazine in 2006 and today publishes Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir magazines. Additionally, Streamline publishes the popular PleinAir Today, Fine Art Today, American Watercolor digital newsletters. In addition the “FACE” the company produces the annual Plein Air Convention & Expo. Each year, Rhoads hosts the Publisher’s Invitational, Fall Color Week, an annual collectors Fine Art Trip, and the PleinAir Salon art competition. The company’s video division, Streamline Art Video, produces “how to” videos for artists and continues to release the ongoing, best-selling Eric Rhoads’ Art Marketing Boot Camp series.
Peter Trippi
Peter Trippi has edited Fine Art Connoisseur since 2006. Previously, he directed New York’s Dahesh Museum of Art, which specialized in 19th-century European academic painting and sculpture; before that, he held senior posts at the Brooklyn Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

In 2002, Phaidon Press published Trippi’s monograph J. W. Waterhouse, which reassesses the Victorian painter best known for his Lady of Shalott at Tate Britain. Trippi went on to co-curate the Waterhouse retrospective that appeared 2008-2010 in the Netherlands, England, and Canada. In 2016, he co-curated the exhibition Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity, which is visiting three European museums through 2017: the Fries Museum (Leeuwarden, Netherlands), Belvedere (Vienna, Austria), and Leighton House Museum (London). Trippi co-edited and contributed to the 250-page book that accompanies the project (Prestel).

He is currently president of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art and of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation. He is former chair of the Courtauld Institute of Art’s U.S. Alumni Group, and a past president of Historians of British Art.
About Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
Fine Art Connoisseur magazine serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints — both historical and contemporary, American and European.

Over the past decade, the magazine has developed a strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals.

Published six times per year, Fine Art Connoisseur is now a widely consulted platform for the world’s most knowledgeable experts who write articles that inform readers and give them the tools necessary to make better purchasing decisions. Fine Art Connoisseur‘s jargon-free text and large color illustrations are attracting an ever-growing readership who is passionate about high-quality artworks and the fascinating stories behind them.

In addition to artworks and artists, Fine Art Connoisseur covers museums, galleries, fairs, auction houses, and private collections where great art is found. In all cases, the magazine seeks to offer fresh and innovative content, avoiding the often repeated stories covered in other art periodicals.
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