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Conference Program
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Wednesday 21 October 2009

6:00pm
  • President's Reception at Miami Beach Resort & Spa(drinks and hors d'œuvre included)
    Open to ASAI Members and Guests only


Thursday 22 October

8:00am
  • Registration and program pick-up

Illustration by David Nobles


9:00am
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10:00am

10:30am


  • David Nobles - WYSIWYG: Insuring A Rose is A Rose is A Rose
    A rose in hand, a rose on screen, and a rose in print can be three widely varying images to behold. 3D Architectural illustrators know very well the problems of making material likenesses and colors match the real world equivalents, first on the monitor, and finally on the print. David Nobles will discuss his techniques for achieving some assemblance of success in this endeavor. His topics will range from advanced material editing in 3DMax, Post-rendering photoshop edits, monitor calibration, and finally printing and viewing the final print in the appropriate lighting environment.


  • Break - Coffee, Tea, Water, Soft Drinks and cookies/muffins to be provided.

  • Jeff Mottle - State of the Industry & the Evolution of the Architectural Visualization Field

    This year has put an indelible mark on the architectural illustration industry and many companies are reckoning with very uncertain and trying times. While the future may seem grim many companies around the world are sustaining and even growing their business. In this presentation, Jeff Mottle, President and Founder of CGarchitect.com, will discuss the current state of the industry, the results and trends from the 2009 Architectural Visualization Industry survey and tips to keep your company relevant for the next five years.



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1:30pm


2:30pm

3:00pm

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5:30pm

6:00pm

  • Lunch

  • CPA Erick Thacher - How to Persevere in a Struggling Economy - *Please send your business related questions to hq@asai.org prior to October 15th so that they may be forwarded to Erick.

  • Break - Beverages and Snacks provided

  • Jason Shirriff, AIA, LEED, AP, ASAI - Sustainability: What it is and why it matters to illustrators.

    Creating sustainable buildings and communities has become mainstream. Jason A D Shirriff, AIA, LEED AP, ASAI will discuss some sustainable building programs such as LEED and Green Communities. He will also discuss the growing movement towards net zero energy buildings.

  • Travel to Island Queen Cruises

  • Sunset Cruise - Island Queen Cruises

Friday 23 October

detail, image by Christine Zavesky
7:30am

8:00am
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12:00pm

1:00pm

  • Arrival & Registration

  • Christine Zaveksy - From the Architectural Sketch to Ukiyo-e: Transcribing drawings through woodblock printmaking

    During this workshop, we will actively explore the Japanese- style printmaking techniques of Ukiyo-e. The Ukiyo-e process involves the breakdown of an original drawing by way of carving into a series of layers, or blocks, which are distinguished by form, color, and transparency. These blocks, which hold the ‘carved’ or relief image, are then printed on top of each other to make a reproduction of the original drawing. Participants will learn how to make relief prints from multiple blocks by using their own sketches or delineations. All tools and supplies will be provided for you to use and keep following the workshop.


  • Lunch

  • David Csont - Communicating the character of place

    What is it that makes a place special? It is the emotional feeling that it creates in the mind of the viewer. The artist sees the world in a way that others may not, and is able to share through their art a particular view of the world.




AIP24 Award of Excellence, watercolor by David Csont


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2:30pm

3:00 - 5:00pm









6:00pm

6:30pm

  • A While it is important to be accurate in the description of one’s subject, it is the visceral quality of an image that grabs the viewer and places them in your picture. The more your painting becomes impressionistic the better it allows room for personal interpretation in the mind of your audience. And it is that personal spark of shared memory that the viewer remembers.

    Artist and past ASAI president David Csont will show you his methods of watercolor painting and how he develops a powerful sense of place in his work. Developed from 25 years as a professional architectural illustrator, David’s technique combines the details of traditional architectural illustration with the personal expression of a fine arts background. . Through a discussion of his influences in art and his many travels around the world, he will explain how to use your visual memory to make your professional and personal work more powerful and meaningful. Join him as he explains his methods of gathering entourage, creating powerful compositions and the application of color that will offer the most dramatic and powerful adaptation of his subject.


  • Break

  • Members' Meeting - Knowledge Cafe' - The ASAI Mission Statement
    Since the ASAI was founded in 1986 our world has radically changed. How we communicate, how we work, how we play have all been changed by technology. The architectural illustration profession has also changed radically since 1986. Technology has permanently transformed how we create our product, how we deliver it, how we communicate and even how we compete. Global is the new local. How should the ASAI change its mission to better support the current reality of our profession? At the very core of this question is our organizational mission statement. As part of the Board’s effort to update our aging mission statement we invite members to actively participate by joining us in this facilitated discussion and information gathering session. Membership needs can best be expressed by you, our members. Be heard!


  • Travel to AIP 24 Opening Exhibition

  • Architecture in Perspective Opening & Reception - The Art Institute of Miami

Saturday 24 October

Dining Room, Miami Beach Resort and Spa
10.00am-
12.00pm


2:00pm

7:00 - 10:00pm

  • Sketch Tour - Vizcaya Museum
  • Lunch At Vizcaya (on your own)

  • Return to Miami Beach Resort & Spa

  • AIP 24 Awards Banquet and Silent Auction

Sunday 25 October

8:00am

10:00am


  • ASAI Members' Breakfast & Meeting

  • Conclusion of conference
- Check out
Continue to President's Retreat at Park Central Hotel in South Beach or travel home




 
 
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