Fun Meeting Set for Saturday, December 5, 2015

Filed under: Meetings on November 23, 2015 8:25 pm

DATE: December 5, 2015
TIME: 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: First Congregational Church at 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose

Our December meeting always has something for everyone and we hope to see you there. Members are encouraged to bring a friend! Please note: Artist of the Month and Blue Ribbon Gallery competitions will not be held at December’s meeting.

Annual Holiday Potluck Party – Everyone planning to attend is asked to bring some kind of finger food (savory or sweet) to share with the rest of us. If you are inclined to bring a main dish of something savory or sweet, please remember to bring its serving utensil. Don’t forget your personal flatware and plate; Hospitality will be providing cups, liquid refreshments, napkins.

Sharing Autumn Group Project – There will be time for everyone to talk about their interpretations of the two photographs which were selected back in August. Your art must be dry to handle (no framing is necessary) and we look forward to hearing of your artistic journey in your creations. Those artists who did not choose to participate in this project, are encouraged to bring a piece of art any way and present it to your fellow artists along with a brief synopsis of its creation and back story (if any).

ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) Exchanged – Be prepared to trade these little gems! ATCs are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized “swap” events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: must be 2.5” x 3.5” (vertical or horizontal). If you have never created an ATC, now is your chance to get in on the fun at: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Artist-Trading-Cards

Last year, we had a plethora of ATCs being traded. Some artists had participated in a Zentangle® workshop and brought their little jewels to trade; there were framed photography,
watercolors, digital cartoons, acrylics, colored pencil – a wonderful array of talent was on display and traded. You may create ATCs using paper, canvas, board – the materials are endless.

Please note: You must submit an ATC to participate in trading with others. ATCs are for trading only – they are never to be purchased.

Photos from the October 2015 CAG meeting

Filed under: Meetings on November 19, 2015 12:37 am

 

Artist of the Month competition – October 2015

First Place

Jackie Bishop • Rain at Last, watercolor

Jackie Bishop • Rain at Last, watercolor

 

Second Place

Liyuza Eisbach • Petra, Jordan, acrylic

Liyuza Eisbach • Petra, Jordan, acrylic

 

Third Place

Denis Wik • Polygon, acrylic

Denis Wik • Polygon, acrylic

 

 

Blue Ribbon Gallery

First Place

Frieda Tesler • Xylophone Player, watercolor

Frieda Tesler • Xylophone Player, watercolor

October 24, 2015 CAG meeting, demo by Paul Azarpour of AZ Gallery

Filed under: Meetings on October 17, 2015 7:21 pm

DATE: October 24, 2015
TIME: 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: First Congregational Church at 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose

Demonstrator: Paul Azarpour of AZ Gallery.

September 26, 2015 CAG meeting, demo by

Filed under: Meetings on September 22, 2015 4:49 am

DATE: September 26, 2015
TIME: 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: First Congregational Church at 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose

Demonstrator: Cuong Nguyen

Growing up in poverty after the fall of Saigon, Cuong’s greatest pleasure was finding time to draw. His study at the Academy of Art in Saigon was interrupted when the opportunity arose to emigrate to the U.S. in 1991. He earned a degree in illustration from San Jose State University and established a successful career as an icon designer with a prominent Silicon Valley web company.

Cuong soon established a reputation for painting amazingly lifelike portraits on asphalt, and was invited to participate in festivals around the world. More importantly, though, this activity brought him back to painting. Cuong will provide a demonstration in pastel portraits on Saturday, Sepember 26 at our General Meeting. Bring a friend!

August 22, 2015 CAG meeting

Filed under: Meetings on August 19, 2015 3:17 am

DATE: August 22, 2015
TIME: 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: First Congregational Church at 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose

Demonstrator: Guild member, Al Giraudo

Competitions held this month

Submit photos for Autumn Art Project

Twice yearly (February and August) members are invited to submit one or two of their favorite photographs to be voted upon by membership for our Spring and Autumn Group Projects. Out of the plethora of photographs, the two with the most votes are the ones that we, as a group, will use. Participants may interpret these photographs in any medium, on any substrate, and in any form. Participation is not mandatory. Artwork is presented to membership four (4) months later at a General meeting where each artist is asked to explain their approach to the project, the medium used, etc. Two provisos: when submitting photographs, please seriously consider composition; color copies from magazines or other artists’ photographs are not allowed.

Autumn Group Art Project 2015

Submit one or two photographs: August 22, General Meeting
Deadline and presentation of finished project: December 5, General Meeting

Guidelines for Participation
• You may choose to interpret one or both of the selected photos voted upon.
• You may use any medium to interpret these photos.
• There will be no judging involved, ribbons or awards presented.
• No framing is necessary but your art must be dry to handle by the specified deadline.
• Selected photos (JPEG image) will be emailed to you. It is the responsibility of each participant to make
prints. Those participants without printers may purchase prints from Barb Overholt at $2 per print.