UPCOMING MEETINGS – Mark your calendars now!

DAY MEETING, EMMET O’NEAL LIBRARY
Sept. 19, 10 AM -12 PM

by Chris Cruz, VP Programs

You’re in for a treat.  Meet awesome member MJ Venrick who will be sharing with you her experience and expertise on how to frame your art properly.  She will have great ideas, share experiences and answer your questions.

Bring some of your art and let her give you ideas. Ask when to frame under glass, floating frame, etc.  Bring all your questions on whether they are framed or not.  Share your awesome work with the group and tell us what made you use that kind of framing.

Here is a little bit about MJ, who I happen to call a friend: MJ loves to create. The process of creating is just as interesting as the artwork itself and just as revealing as its outcome. When it comes to her artwork, no matter what medium she is working in, her inspiration comes from her heart, head, eyes and then to her hand. She does not use projectors, light boxes, only what her eyes to hand can convert to an image. The age we live in you can create anything in digital form. That is great, and some day she says she will try it, but for now she likes the look of a little human imperfection. She feels artwork should not be a competition, but a true view of what the artist is feeling at that moment. Her paintings are her bio, and isn’t that what you really want to see and know about ……..Check out her website at https://m-j-venrick.pixels.com/


EVENING MEETING, EMMET O’NEAL LIBRARY
Sept. 24,  6 – 8 PM

Meet and Greet

by Chris Cruz, VP Programs

Have fun getting to know your fellow artists! Even if you attended the daytime meeting last Spring this will be a different format than what we had before.  We will continue to explore how you can make a best friend in 5 minutes and how that will help you in your art career.  Refreshments will be served.  Come out and meet new artists, share your experiences, successes and not so great learning experiences.  We will all grow at this meeting, we will all be leaving as friends.  This is the opportunity to connect with that artist you admire or that emerging artist that needs a little help and you can mentor.  ART is meant to be shared not only with our customers but with each other.

Posted in Announcements, demos, Education, Inspiration, Meetings

Award Winners from Our Fabulous Show at Lane Parke!

Best in Show – Professional Category
Troy Crisswell

Best in Show – Semi-professional
Janice Wood

Best in Show – Emerging Artist

Norton’s Floral Contest winner Janice Wood

Award of Distinction – Ron Lewis

Award of Distinction – Toby Klein

Award of Distinction – Rick Plasters

Award of Distinction – Kendall Boggs

Award of Distinction – Donna Martin

Award of Distinction – Susie Caffey

Posted in art in the village, Artist News, Competitions, norton's floral competition, Photos, Press, Spring Art Show

Wonderful Meeting on Social Media and Norton’s Floral Photos

We had another fantastic meeting yesterday morning. Christi Bunn gave an informative talk about using social media to sell our artwork. The large group brought their laptops and phones, ready to work. Some came not knowing anything at all. Some members are already using much of what is available and could help those nearby. This is a subject we could spend days covering so  we are sure there will be many more questions still to be answered.  Send them this way.

THANK YOU, CHRISTI !


NORTONS FLORAL COMPETITION
Who will win the blue ribbon?

Nortons Florist sent a beautiful arrangement to the meeting for us to paint. This event is an annual competition within our spring show, open to show member volunteers as well as exhibitors. It is still on display at the library front desk if you need to view it closely. Paint all of it or part of it. Offer it for sale or not. Framed or not. It is up to you as your interpretation. The only stipulation is that it must be dry in order to be hung and judged at the Hospitality Booth the morning of the show.

RIGHT CLICK AND CHOOSE “SAVE AS” TO SAVE THE IMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER. 
TAP AND HOLD DOWN TO SAVE TO YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET.

view from front

view of right side

view of left side

 

Posted in Announcements, art in the village, Meetings, norton's floral competition, Photos, Spring Art Show