"A movement is sweeping the art world."
May 1 - 4 2018
Founded by Michael Pearce and Michael Lynn Adams the goal of the unique TRAC series of conferences is to provide a community for the discussion of exciting ideas and new developments in 21st Century representational art. It is an extraordinary gathering of artists, lecturers, philosophers, historians, critics, collectors, museum and gallery professionals. The Representational Art Conference is a part of Californian Lutheran University’s Arts Initiative. TRAC was previously held in Ventura, California in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and in Miami, Florida in 2017.
Leeuwarden – Culture Capital of Europe: TRAC 2018, the first Representational Art Conference held in Europe, is held in partnership with the city of Leeuwarden, Culture Capital of Europe 2018.
An unbroken tradition in classical fine art education has survived in the past 70 years in the northern Netherlands. Here you’ll find a concentration of well-trained artists from all over Western Europe known as the ‘Northern Realists’. About 60 of those artists are associated with the Classical Academy of Fine Art in Groningen (50km distance from Leeuwarden). Fine examples of their work will be presented in the exhibition ‘Classical Art’, among TRAC's scheduled visits to exhibits.
The conference language will be English.