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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Rena Brouwer - Guest Artist for March WVAS Program

 



A program of play and design!  Rena will be doing several demos to help “jump start” the creative process and define approach and painting design.  Once the demos are complete she will have a short Q & A session and then will challenge participants to use this creative approach on their own and submit their work for viewing at the May meeting.  Also, any work you’ve created after viewing Rena’s creative approaches, can also be shared during a “show and share” and gentle critique at the 5/18/21 meeting.https://www.renabrouwer.com/

Private Message to get the zoom link.











Marilynne Bradely - Guest Artist for April 20th Program

 April program is guest artist, Marilynne Bradley from St. Louis. Tuesday evening, April 20th , 7:00pm. PM for a zoom link. Marilynne Bradley has produced numerous series of paintings including the Katy Trail, Santa Fe Trail, Paris, Tahiti, and St. Louis Landmarks. She is always working on a new body of work and experimenting with color. Design and vibrant colors dominate the perception of her compositions. To her, painting requires endless change, experimentation, and variation both in content and technique. Each painting is an effort to explore the subject from a different viewpoint, allowing a personal statement for each work of art. Check out her web site: https://www.marilynnebradley.com/






Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Sea Art - Sydney Zentall - February Guest Artist

 Sydney Zendall is our guest artist for the February 16th WVAS virtual program. Sydney is a retired Faculty member from Purdue (research/instruction focus: disability/behavior challenges) and a prolific artist of 30+ years. She will lead with discussion about approach to subject, color, theme, composition, from her own work of sea art and move into critique of a few WVAS members’ work. PM Jerie Artz on Facebook for a zoom link for the event. Check out her work:https://visualartsnetworkscc.com/listing/sydney-zentall/?








Monday, January 11, 2021

January 19th Virtual Program - Elise Beattie

Another great virtual program is planned for our January 19th Wabash Valley Artist's Society.  


2021 is here - and how we need some levity. This program will be delightful. Elise Beattie from Spokane Valley, Washington will present our virtual program, Tuesday, January, 19th, 7:00pm. zoom link to be mailed to members. Check out her web site: https://www.beattieartworks.com/#/

She is a:

SIGNATURE MEMBER OF 
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS,
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ACRYLIC PAINTERS,
NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY,
THE STATE WATERCOLOR SOCIETIES
OF:

FLORIDA,
NORTH CAROLINA AND 
MONTANA

Her artist's statement:

My art is influenced by my imagination and love of photography which is where I jump start my creativity. I like to step beyond the reality of what I see preferring to paint my feelings through my use of color. My goal is to allow my emotions to mix with inspiration and create a fusion of style.
   My “Fearless” methods of painting involves pouring numerous layers of watercolor, acrylics
​and sometimes using collage papers. All of these layers allow me to create cloaks of mystery; therby redirecting my interpretation of reality. Eventually my feelings, pours and the patterns that I have created, transform my imagination to become a painting inspired by passion’s gift. 


Mark your calendar - you don't want to miss this!








Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Adam Long - Nature Sculpture

 



Covid has not crimped our style! Zoom has opened up opportunities so we are not limited to local artists for programs. Be sure to mark your calendar for November 17 - Adam Long from St. Charles, Missouri will share from his studio his wonderful Nature Sculpture art. You won't want to miss this! November 17, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Members will receive email links.








Humankind tends to view itself as separated from and above its environment.  My work is ultimately about humanity and explores our connection to nature, our place in it and how we seek to explore and understand our environment.  My sculptures examine many facets of what it means to be human while, hopefully, bringing nature back to us by using natural and man-made found objects.  We are not apart from nature, but a part of it.

Check out Adam's web site:

https://www.adamlongsculpture.com/

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Patrick Flaherty October 20th, 2020 program

 Patrick Flaherty was the juror for our present TAF exhibit.  He took the time to write comments for each painting that was entered.  He also commented on the use of Indiana local color and the observation that other colors could be used.  We are intrigued but his comments.  He has consented to bring us a virtual program, October 20, at 7:00.  The link will be provided.  It should be a very interesting evening.

Check out his website:

https://flahertypress.com/home.html


Friday, September 18, 2020

2020 Juried Show

 Tonight was the awards ceremony for the 2020 WVAS Juried show. Photos to come, but the winners are:

Honorable Mention - Rena Brower "Wilder"
Honorable Mention - Barbara Doering "Valentines Day"
Third Place - Isabelle Peters "Treasure of my Heart"
2nd Place - Bill Knapp "Dingle Folk Singer"
First Place - Anne Parks - "Butterflyweed in the Park"
Best of Show - Bobbi Smith "Downtown Garden"

Congratulations artists!