March 26, 2016 CAG meeting, demonstrator TBA

Filed under: Meetings on March 20, 2016 4:33 am

DATE: March 26, 2016
TIME: 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: First Congregational Church at 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose
There is a $2 charge at the door for room rental.

Exchange ATCs

Be prepared to trade these little gems at our March 27 meeting!
ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) are miniature pieces of art that are traded locally and around the world. Artists create, trade and collect these little art treasures. The only official rule for an ATC is the size: it must be 2.5” x 3.5.” If you have never created an ATC, now is your chance to get in on the fun at: Make-Artist-Trading-Cards.

In 2014, we had a plethora of ATCs being traded. Some artists had participated in a Zentangle® workshop and brought their little jewels to trade; there was framed photography, watercolors, digital cartoons, acrylics, colored pencil, oil – a wonderful array of talent was on display and traded. You may create ATCs using paper, canvas, board – the materials are endless. Our local University Art on Meridian and Aaron Brothers carry packages of ATCs or you may purchase them online.

Please note: You must submit an ATC to participate in trading – they are never to be sold. You may create your ATC as simply or as detailed as your imagination inspires you.

Demonstrator: Artist Donald Neff, www.donaldneff.com.

Photos from the February 2016 CAG meeting

Filed under: Meetings on March 17, 2016 6:26 am

 

Blue Ribbon Gallery

First Place

Marlene Bird, "Quiet Stream," Watercolor

Marlene Bird, “Quiet Stream,” Watercolor

 

 

Artist of the Month

First Place

Al Giraudo, "The Race," Watercolor

Al Giraudo, “The Race,” Watercolor

 

Second Place

Liyuza Eisbach, "Old Boat," Acrylic

Liyuza Eisbach, “Old Boat,” Acrylic

 

Third Place

Denis Wik, "Def Leopard," Acrylic

Denis Wik, “Def Leopard,” Acrylic

February 27, 2016 CAG meeting, demonstrator is Donald Neff

Filed under: Meetings on January 28, 2016 10:35 pm

DATE: February 27, 2016
TIME: 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: First Congregational Church at 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose
There is a $2 charge at the door for room rental.

Nomination of Officers. Have you been interested in participating in some way to keep your Guild alive and well? Participate by chairing a committee or join a committee. Be ready with your nominations on February 27!

Competitions held this month.

Submit photos for Spring Group Project. Members are asked to bring quality photos to the February 27 meeting. Members will vote on their favorite photo to interpret at which time two photos will be selected having the most votes.

Demonstrator: Artist Donald Neff, www.donaldneff.com.

January 23, 2016 CAG meeting, demonstrator is Guild member Al Giraudo

Filed under: Meetings on January 26, 2016 10:28 pm

DATE: January 23, 2016
TIME: 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: First Congregational Church at 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose
There is a $2 charge at the door for room rental.

Competitions held this month.

Demonstrator: Guild member Al Giraudo.

Festive Holiday Party Enjoyed by Members

Filed under: Meetings on January 16, 2016 5:15 am

With holiday music in the background, fifteen of our 49 members enjoyed a delicious array of finger food at our December 5 holiday party. Artists’ interpretations of the Autumn Group Project were presented by each artist and the artwork was amazing as you can see by the photos below. Members created art in a variety of media: collage, oil, acrylic and watercolor, and to hear of their process was educational and informative. What talent we have among us! For those who did not participate, there will be more group projects coming in 2016; we hope you will participate and enjoy the experience of creating something unique and stretch your imagination beyond your “comfort zone” when it comes to the tools you use. To those who attended, thank you for making the afternoon a fun one! I know I had a great time.

Barb Overholt, Editor

Festive Holiday Party Enjoyed by Members