Just found this this Youtube video shot during a panel discussion at last year's edition of Weekend with the Masters
Moderated by Richard Schmid , they addressed the following question:
Are all these wonderful new digital tools going to help us or present a danger to the spiritual growth of this movement (realism)
Panelists included (left to right) :
These are all exceptionally bright, successful, handsome, creative people, and if you watch all seven segments, you'll find the Palette and Chisel mentioned at least twice.
It's fun to watch them speak and then look at their paintings, although, usually, for me, there's a disconnect and as one internet curmudgeon has written:
"Panel discussions aren't a means to any real end, they are just a PR ploy --another opportunity to find new students and sell DVD's ---This panel was also conspicuously inbred. They forgot to invite any real opposition ---They had started out as classicists or idealists of some sort, and had tried to define themselves in opposition to the main line of current thought in art. But Modernism got them anyway."
More of my own comments are found here .