SKB’s Writer-at-Large

 

Bob Bahr
Email: babahr@yahoo.com

Bob has participated in Susan K. Black Foundation events since 2007. He writes about art for a variety of clients and was the managing editor of American Artist magazine for five years. For five more years, he served as the online editor for PleinAir magazine, and wrote feature articles for the print edition of PleinAir. Bahr lives in Inwood, at the northern tip of Manhattan, with his wife and two sons. He does not get weird looks when he paints in NYC in his cowboy hat because…you have to work a lot harder than that to get weird looks in NYC. If you have a story idea, email him.

Courage & Encouragement

Courage & Encouragement

A new book by Rosie Hartmann and longtime SKBer Terry Stanley offers courage and encouragement to artists who feel stuck or feel like they have not met their potential.

How to Draw a Winged Lion

How to Draw a Winged Lion

Monte Moore can paint anything from a Star Wars Stormtrooper to a Solbergesque elk. Here’s why he came to SKB’s 2019 Artist Rendezvous & Workshop, in Dubois, WY.

John James Audubon’s Flamingo

John James Audubon’s Flamingo

Although Audubon’s poses are sometimes not convincingly naturalistic, they do have a sense of the quick about them. These birds were alive, and became alive again in Audubon’s drawings.

There Is No One Like Everett Raymond Kinstler

There Is No One Like Everett Raymond Kinstler

by Bob Bahr Everett Raymond Kinstler painted astronauts and presidents, Cagney and Hepburn, Clinton and Nixon, Tom Wolfe and Tony Bennett. He's been the inspiration for thousands of artists across the country and beyond. And somehow, almost...

No Chance of Him Being Forgotten

No Chance of Him Being Forgotten

SKBer John Phelps finds multiple ways of honoring and remembering his son, Chance, a fallen hero and Marine Lance Corporal. He gets help from everyone from the President’s Chief of Staff to Jim Parkman.

Thoroughly Skilled & Ready to Boost SKB

Thoroughly Skilled & Ready to Boost SKB

Attention to detail and an emphasis on meeting students where they are. That’s the Rod Lawrence way. He’s a featured instructor at SKB’s 2019 Artists Rendezvous & Workshop in Dubois, Wyoming.

One Young Adult’s Path to SKB

One Young Adult’s Path to SKB

By Bob Bahr How do you get to an SKB Artists Rendezvous? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall—practice. Age matters. It's a bit harder for a teen to get to the annual Dubois workshop put on by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation. Fifteen-year-olds, for example, only...

Small Works Winners in Dubois

Small Works Winners in Dubois

One element of SKB's  Rendezvous/Workshop in Dubois, WY that adds to the excitement for participants is the Small Works Show, which awards prizes. At the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation's 17th Annual Artists Rendezvous in September 2018, the following took home...

Chris Rowlands Adds a New Dimension to SKB

Chris Rowlands Adds a New Dimension to SKB

  Chris Rowlands writing a song with students at the Dubois public school     By Bob Bahr   Longtime SKBers will remember Joe Bohler tickling the ivories at mealtimes, playing saloon songs and rags. David Yarger not only played classical music...

Learn From SKB’s Frame Expert: Jeanne Mackenzie

Learn From SKB’s Frame Expert: Jeanne Mackenzie

  By Bob Bahr Artist Jeanne Mackenzie has seen it all in the domain of picture frames. She's a key player at High Plains Frames, a frame shop in La Porta, Colorado, and an SKB stalwart, present at nearly every Dubois workshop we can recall. She's watched artists...