Learning and Exhibiting Opportunities!

At Forstall Art Center:
Selling Your Artwork at Festivals with Jeanne Flint

Are you ready to take the next step and start selling your artwork? Outdoor festivals can be profitable and fun. Topics will include: how to find appropriate festivals for you and your work, the application process, the essentials for setting up your first booth, keeping track of timelines, and how to professionally and successfully conduct sales and customer service. After the classroom presentation, we will go outside to set up one of the most popular festival tents, so dress for the weather and be prepared to work, learn, and have FUN! This workshop is sponsored by the Birmingham Art Association.

Sat., June 1, 10-1pm. $20 for BAA members. $25 for non-members. No supplies needed. Light snacks included. Here’s a helpful supply list.

There is also an important watercolor artist, Tom Lynch, teaching 2 workshops at  Forstall the weekend of the 21st. See below and go to Forstall for more info at http://www.forstallartcenter.com/workshops.html
FREE Watercolor Demo with Tom Lynch

Sit back and enjoy an evening with a master of watercolor. Tom will explain all the how’s and why’s as he creates a dramatic work of art on watercolor canvas. Tom has a unique and fun way to break down the creative process. Whether as a beginner or advanced artist, there is always something new to learn in watching him paint using splatter, spray bottles, lifting, and always a lot of bravura. Bring your camera, and books to have signed, for this will be a special evening.

June 20, 6-8pm. FREE!
Spaces are limited! Please, call to reserve your space..

2-Day Watercolor Workshop with Tom Lynch

Friday, June 21. 9:30-4:30pm.

Morning: Plan For Success & Your Rewards Will Follow
Learn how to translate your photo into “art.” This class will teach you how to ‘see’ and plan for success. Bring your favorite photos and learn how to paint a series of color studies that will help your paintings have depth, simplicity, impressionism, expression, and impact. This class will affect forever how you interpret what you see. Work side by side with a master painter who will show you how simple and fun it can be.

Afternoon: Forever Change How You Think & See
Tom’s NEW favorite session where he impresses upon you; “It is what you think about while you are painting that is the secret to success.” Tom will take you through all the different landscape objects and show you what artistic thought to have and why. When you finish this class the world around you will not be a series of objects, but rather “artistic triggers”. Today you will learn and paint those “triggers”


Sat., June 22, 9:30-4:30pm.
Build A Successful Painting Every Time

If your watercolor paintings need more excitement or drama, then this NEW class is for you. Spend a day with a master painter learning the secrets of exaggerating … color, contrast, sunlight and shadow. The morning demonstration showcases all the ways to translate an ordinary picture into an award winning “work of art”! Tom will assist you in creating a more dramatic and creative interpretation with lots of individual assistance. This comprehensive and fun workshop will offer students of all levels more information in one day than you ever have experienced before.

2-Day: $365. Supplies needed, lunches included

Classes by Troy Criswell . Cynthia Parsons,  Kellie Newsome, ongoing classes with John Lonergan


Oak Mountain Emporium

Oak Mountain Emporium is interested in sharing wall space to artists. A couple of our artists are now paying $65.00 a month for wall space and an opportunity to always have work available to buy. There are three walls available and they particularly want to extend it to Mountain Brook Art Association members.. It would be a great opportunity for someone who has a lot of work and wants it seen and does not want to battle the heat for outdoor shows, etc.

Marshall Nichols is the contact and their phone number is (205) 664-4333.

Pelham is hosting a HUGE event, “Pelhambration“, on Saturday, July 13th from 11:00 – 4:00. The venue is inside the Pelham Civic Center. They will have an array of vendors, free admission, free ice skating, free Kid’s Zone, free concert and entertainment, car show, video games, local celebrities, bungee/trampoline jump and more!
The link to our website is below where you may review and print the necessary forms. Since the event is sponsored by the City of Pelham, no formal license is required. Contact chairman Neville Peacock if you have questions. (663-7309) If you have friends who are unique artisans, please share the info with them, too. Also, just invite family and friends to come and have a cool, fun and fabulous, family day with us.

Submit ASAP as the booths are filling up rapidly!

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