Camille Przewodek Biography

Camille Przewodek is an acknowledged authority on color who regularly serves as an entry and awards judge for various painting competitions and events.  She is also a much sought after instructor, advancing an approach to painting focused essentially on “seeing” the various light keys of nature, and expressing them through accurate color relationships.  She conducts painting workshops across the country, and offers regular weekly classes at her home studio in Northern California.  

Camille studied with Impressionist master, Henry Hensche, at the Cape School of Art, founded by Charles W. Hawthorne (1872-1930) in Provincetown, MA in 1899.  She has been an invited instructor, lecturer, and panelist on the Hensche-Hawthorne approach to seeing and painting color at American Artist Magazine’s Weekend with the Masters, as well as a regularly featured, on-stage demonstrator at Plein Air Magazine’s Annual Plein Air Convention.  Camille is a Signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society; a Master Signature member of American Women Artists; and an Artist member of the California Art Club.

Studied:
Cedric & Joanette Egeli, 2000 - 2011
Jove Wang, 2001 - 2006
Henry Hensche, Cape School of Art, Provincetown, MA; 1981 - 1986
BFA, Illustration, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA - 1983
BFA, Painting, Wayne State University, Detroit MI - 1972
Other teachers:  Scott Burdick, Mark Daily, Dan Gerhartz, Dan Pinkham,
Peggi Kroll-Roberts

Exhibition Record:
Solo Shows:
2015 Studio B Gallery, Easton, MD
2012 Southern Lights, Galerie on Broad, Charleston, SC
2009 - 2012 South Street Gallery, Easton, MD
2001 & 2010 James J. Rieser Gallery, Carmel, CA
1997 Recent Landscapes, Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, CA
1991 Portrait of a Place, Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood, CA
Selected Group Shows:
2015 American Impressionist Society, Annual Exhibition
2015 OPA Salon, Birmingham AL
2015 Olmstead Plein Air, Atlanta GA
2014 OPA Western Regional Exhibition, Carmel CA
2014 Then & Now, 100 Years of Plein Air Painting, Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA
2014 Women Who Paint en Plein Air, Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar, CA
2014 Elevating the Ordinary: Plein Air , Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, CA
2013 Bouquets: Gardens & Floral Still Lifes, Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, CA
2012 Alluring Colors, Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar, CA
2009 - 2016 Easton Plein-Air, Easton, MD
2013   15th Annual Laguna Beach Plein-Air Painting Invitational, Aliso Creek Inn &
   Golf Course, Laguna Beach, CA
2000 - 2012   2nd – 14th Annual Laguna Beach Plein-Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2013 - 2015 California Art Club's Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition,
2002 & 2012 92nd & 101st California Art Club's Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition,
   Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2001 - 2013 11th – 22nd  Annual OPA Show
2012 - 2013 American Impressionist Society, Annual Exhibition
2008 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational
2007 & 2008 Heritage Show, Joan Irvine Smith
2003 American Impressionist Society, Annual Exhibition
2002 National Assn of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Bethlehem, PA
2002 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's 106th Annual Exhibition,
   National Arts Club, New York, NY
1999 & 2000 Plein-Air Tucson, Venture Fine Arts, Tucson, AZ
2000 & 2003 Plein-Air Painters of America Catalina Island Show
2000 9th  Annual OPA Show, Gallery Americana, Carmel, CA
1998 Maxwell Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, CA
1987 Pastel Society of America, New York, NY
1986 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA

Awards & Exhibitions (partial listing):

2016 Third Place, Plein-Air Easton
2015 Impressionist Award of Excellence, OPA Salon
2015 Architecture Award, Olmstead Plein Air
2015 Awards of Excellence (two), Paso ArtsFest, Signature Exhibition
2014 Award of Excellence, OPA Western Regional Exhibition
2013 Award of Excellence, Laguna Beach Plein-Air Invitational
2012 Dickinson Signature Member Award, American Impressionist Society, Annual Exhibition
2011 Finalist, Plein-Air Salon Competition
2011 Grand Prize, Timothy E. Dills Memorial Award, Plein-Air Easton
2010 Vanishing Landscapes Award, Plein-Air Easton
2010 Award of Merit, American Impressionist Society, Annual Exhibition
2009 Vanishing Landscapes Award, Plein-Air Easton
2008 Second Place, National Landscape Competition, The Artist’s Magazine
2008 Best Quick Draw, Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, Maui, HI
2007 Honorable Mention, Casa Romantica Show, San Clemente, CA
2004 Second Place - Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes - International Artist Competition
2003 First Place, Plein-Air Biennial, Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA
2003 Award of Excellence, American Impressionist Society, Annual Exhibition
2002 Honorable Mention, Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA
2002 NAWA Hazel Witte Memorial Award for Work on Canvas
2002 Honorable Mention, San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival
2001 Honorable Mention, Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA
2000 First Place in Painting, Sausalito Art Festival, CA
1999 People’s Award & Artist’s Award, Hamilton Home Town Festival
1999 Judges Award, Bodega Bay Allied Arts
1999 First Place, Nontraditional Plein-air Painting, Plein-air Painting Festival, Tucson, AR
1997 Second Place, National Landscape Competition, The Artist’s Magazine
1993 Judges Choice, Silver & Honorable Mention, San Francisco Society of Illustrators
1992 Third Place, National Landscape Competition, The Artist’s Magazine
1987 Gold Medal, Institutional, Illustration West 26
1987 Third Place, National Landscape Competition, The Artist’s Magazine

Memberships:

Signature Member of Laguna Plein Air Painters
Signature Member of Oil Painters of America
Artist Member of California Art Club
Artist Member of Salmagundi Club
Signature Member American Impressionist Society
Master Signature Member American Women Artists

Books:
2014 Mondays With Camille, Capturing the Key of Light In Color, 166 pages
2012 The Art of Camille Przewodek, Nature and All Her Nuances of Color, 120 pages
2006 Nita Leland, The New Creative Artist - A Guide to Developing your Creative Spirit,
North Light Books, 1 page
2005 Caroline Jasper, Power Color - Master Color Concepts for All Media, Watson Guptill,
12 pages
2004 3 separate books: 100 Ways to Paint Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes; 100 Ways to Paint
People & Figures; 100 Ways to Paint Favorite Subjects, International Artist, 1 page each
2003 Enchanted Isle - A History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island, 1 page
1994 Susan Sarback, Capturing Radiant Color In Oils, North Light Books, 5 pages
Magazine and Newspaper References:
2014 Southwest Art ( June Issue)  Light & Color, by Norman Kolpas
2011 PleinAir Magazine (Winter Issue) Unity of Light, Color & Career, by M. Stephen Doherty
2007 The Artist (January) On the Subject of Light, by Sandra Carpenter
2005 American Artist (Summer Workshop Issue) Color & Light in the Desert, by Bob Bahr
2005 The Artist's Magazine (November Masterpiece Issue) Seek Beauty,
   by Camille Przewodek
2004 PleinAir Magazine (September Inaugural Issue) Perpetuating a Legacy in Paint,
   by Diane Johnson
2003 The Artist's Magazine (Oil Painting Basics) Painting Realistic Whites,
   by Camille Przewodek
2003 Art of the West (March/April) Celebrations of Mood, by Myrna Zanetell
2003 The Artist's Magazine (July) An Outdoor Education, by Camille Przewodek
2002 American Artist (December) Making the Landscape Your Own, by M. Stephen Doherty
2002 Wildlife Art (Sept/Oct) Collecting on a Shoestring: An Outside 'In'
2000 Australian Artist (October) A Colourist’s Secret Tactics, by Camille Przewodek
1998 The Artist's Magazine (June) In Search of the Perfect Scene
1998 The Artist’s Magazine (August) Capture the Colors of White, by Camille Przewodek
1997 The Artist's Magazine (October) Tapping the Illustration Market
1993, 1989 - 1987 Japan Creators’ Association Annual
1992, 1988, 1986 - 1985 New York Illustrators Annual
1991 The Artist's Magazine (May) Illuminate Your Paintings with Color, by Camille Przewodek

Seminars (invited instructor, lecturer, demonstrator & panelist):
2012 - 2016 PleinAir Magazine Annual Plein Air Convention
2010 & 2011 American Artist Magazine’s Weekend with the Masters

Instructional media:
2016 Seeing the Figure in Color (computer disc)
2015 30 Days with Camille (computer disc)
2011 Painting Light: The Cape School Method, with Camille Przewodek (DVD—67 minutes)