Regarding: TRAC 2017

From: Michael Pearce (California Lutheran University)


Dear Colleague,

As you know, our world needs beauty and art more than ever, and we each have a role to play in furthering them.

The mission of The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) has always been to encourage appreciation of the best historical and contemporary representational art, not only among those who have attended our events, but also among readers of the proceedings that we have published after each gathering.

Over the years, TRAC has made a huge difference in this field, and I am glad to report that its good work will continue. I am pleased to tell you that Fine Art Connoisseur magazine has arranged for TRAC to have its own space within FACE: The Figurative Art Convention & Expo, an important event it is launching in Miami this November. In light of FACE’s similar mission and focus on world-class representational artists, California Lutheran University is fully in support of TRAC’s continuance in this exciting new context.

In view of our shared objectives, I warmly encourage you to attend the FACE/TRAC event this coming November. TRAC session rooms will be in the same building as FACE’s, so you will have full access to all events and speakers under one roof. FACE has already confirmed demos and talks by the following master artists, with more to be announced this summer: Juliette Aristides, Steven Assael, Jacob Collins, John Coleman, Max Ginsburg, Daniel Graves, David A. Leffel, Jeremy Lipking, Sherrie McGraw, Michael Mentler, Graydon Parrish, Tony Pro, Cesar Santos, and Jordan Sokol.

I am truly pleased to be working again alongside Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, and Eric Rhoads, its Chairman and Publisher. (Some of you may recall Peter’s lively talk about the art market at the March 2014 edition of TRAC in Ventura Beach.) This summer you will be receiving some communications from them, and I encourage you to follow their intriguing updates on our November plans.

See you in Miami this winter, and thank you for your past and future support of TRAC!



Michael Pearce