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.
by Bob Bahr For a moment last April, the 19th edition of SKB's Dubois workshop seemed on the verge of cancellation because of the pandemic affecting the United States. But the brain trust behind the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation figured out how to present the art...
For 19 years, you had to travel to Wyoming (or, the first year, to Colorado) to reap the benefits of the Susan Kathleen Black Workshop. Attendees loved the relative isolation of Dubois, Wyoming, which fostered a convivial, family atmosphere of learning. Well, the...
Watercolorist Paul Jackson will show SKBers how he incorporates Surprising elements into his pieces during the Dubois workshop in September.
Although it will be Michael Shane Neal’s first time at the SKB workshop, his ties to the organization are surprisingly deep.
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.
Watch how Canadian watercolorist Crystal Beshara paints a bugling elk in this step-by-step painting demonstration.
It helps to be in your comfort zone when you want to go outside your comfort zone. Read the SKB explanation for this.
What’s all the squawk about the Great Auk? Read all about it, and put Cincy on your travel list.
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.
Who doesn’t like to get checks in the mail? Licensing expert Angela Sauro Davis explains how artists can get paid for the use of the work–even pieces done long ago.
Who won at the Small Works exhibition in Dubois, Wyoming?
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.
Watercolor is just wild enough to make great animal portraits. Just ask Crystal Beshara, the Ottawa artist who will be a featured instructor at the 2019 SKB Dubois Rendezvous & Workshop.
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...
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.
SKBers have a chance to enter the 70th National Show of the WRVAG in Dubois, Wyoming. The opening will be a humdinger of a good time.
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.
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...
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 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...