Best in Tonalism 2020

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July 15 – August 15, 2020

The American Tonalist Society was founded in 2016 by Daniel Ambrose, Eleinne Basa, Donald Demers and Mary Erickson during a summer artists’ retreat in Port Clyde, Maine. Discussions around the dining room table at Nanatuck prompted conversations about the current progression of art styles. It was noted how the “isms,” cycle throughout art history. Currently we are witnessing a resurgence of the tonalism movement, following the popularity of plein air painting (Impressionism) in the 19th century and classical realism in the early part of this century.

Well done for all your hard work and vision–and talent to burn. I’m so proud and happy to see a great tradition of American art reborn and refreshed in your able hands. Now it’s time for the world to know… David Adams Cleveland

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