We are pleased to be able to present a number of new members to our Association Embracing Realist Art (AERA). Just browse through the members list and take a look at their biographies. Joined since September we can now welcome our new friends:
John McCartin from Australia
Charmian Hayes from the UK
Jose Higuera from Spain
Doug Zider from the USA
Michal Suffczynski from Poland
Graham Brace from Wales
We know that traditional artists will not be accepted with open arms by the art establishment. At a time when The New, The Outrageous, The Never Seen Before outclasses traditional values in art for fear of it not being modern we cannot expect to find a slot in the gravy train of modern contemporary art. Instead we must change history and demand reform, especially when public money is only spent on the very old and the extremely modern (partly quoted from a letter by Charles Harris).
A picture paints a thousand words in a universal language and it does not take a thousand words to explain a picture. Let us make sure that traditional art has a place beside the modernists.