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

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