Blietz Painting Selected for Contemporary Realism Biennial

“K – A Rural Kouros,” oil on linen, by Craig Blietz.

Craig Blietz’s painting, “K – A Rural Kouros” has been juried into The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s 2012 Contemporary Realism Biennial in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The exhibition will run from Aug. 11 through Oct. 28. A full color catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Sarah Aubrey, the museum’s Curator of American Art, said, “We received a record number of entries, all very high quality and in a range of media and subject. Reviewing all of the entries made it evident that Realism is definitely vital in this country.”

Blietz’s painting depicts a standing nude figure, and results from his admiration for the Greek ‘Kouroi’ sculpture of approximately 540 B.C. A Holstein cow skin forms a backdrop for the figure.

Blietz’s work was also exhibited in the 2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial at The Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Recently, Blietz had work included in the 2012 Biennial titled “Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now” at The Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee.

Blietz is represented by Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek. For more information about the gallery visit

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