March 17, Thursday Day Meeting, 10AM – 12:30PM – Sharon Gates discussing Plein Air
Sharon will share her knowledge of painting “en plein air”, which simply means painting outdoors. She is an accomplished Impressionistic artist who has studied under many internationally known artists. She is Director of Alabama Plein Air Artists and is on the advisory board for Plein Air South in Apalachicola, Florida. She is past president of Birmingham Art Association and the Watercolor Society of Alabama where she holds Signature status. She’s a member of Women Painters of the Southeast and has taught at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and is published in Plein Air Magazine and Shelby Living.
March 22, Wednesday Evening Meeting, 6 – 8PM Demo artist David Baird
David Baird paints beautiful oil portraits and will be doing a portrait demo for our night meeting on March 22nd at Emmet O’Neal Library, 6-8PM. David has studied with numerous artists across the country and overseas, including Anthony Ryder, Michael Grimaldi, and Israel Hershberg. In addition to conducting independent studies in museums around the world, he has also exhibited his work in London, Santa Fe, NM, and Birmingham, Alabama.
April 16, Annual Spring Art Festival, “Art in the Village”, Crestline Field, 9AM – 4PM
May 19, Thursday Day Meeting, 10AM – 12:30PM Troy Crisswell demo