Abstract Realism

When Abstract Expressionism dawned in the late 1960s and early 1970s, some of its leaders—Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Willem DeKooning—came on the scene showcasing the abstract beauty of paint itself without the dilution of a recognizable image. Pollock highlighted creativity in the controlled accident, Kline in the sheer power of a brushstroke, and DeKooning…

Dirk Walker – Birmingham’s “Landmark” Artist

Dirk Walker – Birmingham’s “Landmark” Artist Friday, September 9, 2011 I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dirk Walker for years now. He’s an amazing artist based here in Birmingham and also the owner of Loretta Goodwin Gallery. If you have never been in his gallery, you must go soon! Dirk is known for his “Birmingham…

Artist and gallery owner Dirk Walker announces closure of Loretta Goodwin Gallery

Artist and gallery owner Dirk Walker announces closure of Loretta Goodwin Gallery By Michael Huebner | mhuebner@al.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on April 08, 2014 at 6:00 PM, updated April 08, 2014 at 6:14 PM View/Post Comments Dirk Walker, “Sloss Furnace” BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Loretta Goodwin Gallery, which has served artists and…

Birmingham artist Dirk Walker wins $7,500 grand prize in Energen competition – 2013

Birmingham artist Dirk Walker wins $7,500 grand prize in Energen competition By Michael Huebner on March 29, 2013 at 4:50 PM   Dirk Walker, “Life on Highland Avenue.” BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Dirk Walker has won the grand prize of $7,500 in the 2013 Energen Art Competition for his painting, “Life on Highland Avenue.” Walker competed…

2014 Energen Art Competition Winners

  Energen Announces Winners of 2014 Art Competition For Release: March 11, 2014 Information contact: Sherri Goodman (205) 326-1892 Karen Graffeo, a University of Montevallo associate professor of art who lives in Birmingham, is the grand prize winner in Energen’s 15th annual art competition. Graffeo will receive $7,500 for her work, “She Flew West,” which…