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Roux Academy 2012 Art Conference

Join over 500 hundred of the most creative and brilliant minds of art colleges all around the world for five days of lectures by world-renowned art scholars and artists, and seven days and nights of gallery exhibits featuring the best in contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, and more, in the beautiful halls of Hotel Contempo in the heart of Seattle.

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About the Event

The Roux Academy’s annual conference and exhibit is designed to foster a close-knit relationship amongst artists at various universities around the world. But sign up early, as this not-to-miss conference sells out quickly, and the waiting list is long. In addition, art students are encouraged to send in works from their school portfolios to be considered for hanging in the CAC exhibit halls, as well as to be selected as a Featured Artist.

Featured Artists

The Roux Academy selects approximately 200 distinct pieces of contemporary art for display in their collective exhibit. Nine individuals are granted his or her own exhibit hall to display entire collections or themed pieces. Each Featured Artist has an opportunity to speak at the conference to share his or her vision, perspective, and techniques with conference attendees.

  • Photo of Barot Bellingham
  • Photo of Constance Smith
  • Photo of Hassum Harrod
  • Photo of Hillary Goldwynn
  • Photo of Jennifer Jerome
  • Photo of Jonathan Ferrar
  • Photo of LaVonne LaRue
  • Photo of Riley Rewington
  • Photo of Xhou Ta

The Venue

Hotel Contempo

Photo of Hotel ContempoCAC speaking events and gallery exhibits take place inside Hotel Contempo, at 309 1st Avenue, in Downtown Seattle. Just a walk to the Space Needle, and a sampling of restaurants and shopping makes the venue a much sought-after location for conferences, year after year.

Hotel Contempo is the perfect spot for a gathering of modern artists. Not only are the conference rooms and halls decked with breathtaking contemporary art and sculptures, but the individual rooms are as unique as the renowned artists who were commissioned to decorate them. From the Ross Monroe Purple suite filled wall to wall with paintings to the Tess Lessinger Sculpted Universe suite, with dozens of original sculptures, visitors are sure to be intrigued and comforted during their stay at Hotel Contempo.