Amsterdam Workshop, Day 3

August 28, 2018By Costa Vavagiakispainting abroad

6/3 | Sunday Our workshop participants started to trickle in. Rick and I went to Vondelpark (the Netherlands’ largest park) to select painting locales. Met and greeted the workshop participants at our hotel. Had a first night meal at Restaurant Haesje Claes for a classic Dutch dinner.

Amsterdam Workshop, Day 2

August 27, 2018By Costa Vavagiakispainting abroad

6/2 | Saturday Our hotel was in the Centre Canal District, a great location! We wandered the narrow cobblestone streets along the wide canals and over bridges that divide the 13th- and 14th-century and 17th-century buildings of Amsterdam to survey plein-air options. We selected two locations for everyone to draw and paint: spots along the … Read More

Amsterdam Workshop, Day 1

August 24, 2018By Costa Vavagiakispainting abroad

6/1  | Friday Flew into Amsterdam with Rick Brosen to get oriented and scout locales to draw and paint for the workshop group. Rick showed me places he experienced when he first visited the city as an eighteen-year-old. This trip was at least his tenth, but only my second. The first time was thirty-five years … Read More

On Paper is Now Online!

June 1, 2018By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements

On Paper: An Exhibition of Drawings, is on exhibit until Friday, June 22, 2018 at The Florence Academy of Art, 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302. In case you can’t make it in person, you can view the exhibit at their online gallery.

The Naked & The Nude

April 19, 2018By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements

Please join me to celebrate the opening of The Naked & The Nude: Contemporary Masters of the Human Form which will be on exhibit May 2–June 30, 2018 at Studio 7, 5 Morristown Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. Along with my work, this show features the work of Mark Gonzales, Anthony Panzera, and Ephraim Rubenstein. The … Read More