Sheila Collins will be demonstrating fabric at the May 25th, 2013 meeting

Filed under: Meetings on May 11, 2013 5:13 am

DATE: March 23rd 2013 (1:15p.m. if competing)
TIME: 1:30 PM.
PLACE: First Congregational Church of San Jose., 1980 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, Ca. 95125. Guests are welcome. We will require a $2 donation toward room rental. Please bring correct change. Refreshments will be provided.

Demonstrator

Sheila Collins • SheilaCollins FabricArt

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Sheila has a vivacious and welcoming personality and it shows in her uniquely designed, colorful, and very fun framed fabric art. Her love of sewing since she was seven years old inspired her to study fashion design in college. Persuing another creative direction in her late twenties, she studied graphic design which eventually led to starting her own graphic business. In 2010, SheilabeganSheilaCollins FabricArt, combining her enthusiasm for graphic design, sewing and quilting. You can’t help but smile when you see her work. You do not want to miss this artist who will demonstrator her process.

Photos from the April 27th, 2013 meeting

Filed under: Meetings on May 9, 2013 3:10 pm

Our banquet table filled with delicious, homemade goodies overflowed to another table (not shown)
Our banquet table filled with delicious, homemade goodies overflowed to another table (not shown). Thank you for a delicious lunch everyone!

Entries for  this year’s Annual Post Card Competition
Wonderfully unique interpretations of the two photos in our Group Paint Out Project

Entries for  this year’s Annual Post Card Competition
More interpretations in the Group Paint Out Project

Barb Overholt with her entry, “Destry,” winner of this year’s Annual Post Card Competition
Barb Overholt with her entry, “Destry,” winner of this year’s Annual Post Card Competition

Annual Post Card Competition
Annual Post Card Competition

We celebrated Rose Franciotti’s milestone birthday, too!
We celebrated Rose Franciotti’s milestone birthday, too!

Aase Serra with her Artist of the Year, Third Place award.
Aase Serra with her Artist of the Year, Third Place award

Barbara Weiss with her Artist of the Year, Second Place award.
Barbara Weiss with her Artist of the Year, Second Place award

A totally fun and social time awaits you at the April 27, 2013 meeting

Filed under: Meetings on April 6, 2013 6:30 pm

1:15 p.m.
– display Group Paint Out Project
– submit Call for Entry artwork

1:30 p.m.
– Meeting begins

First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Avenue

$2 admission (for room rental)
Please bring correct change.
Guests are welcome.
Refreshments provided.

Potluck Lunch and Birthday Party
Celebrate our 48th birthday by bringing a main or salad dish to share.
Don’t forget your personal plate, eating utensils.
Sign up with Barbara Cervini.

White Elephant Silent Auction
“One artist’s junk is another artist’s treasure.”
Rummage through your studio and bring those unneeded art items (brushes, books, paint, paper/canvas, paintings) for the silent auction. All proceeds go directly to our general fund.

Group Paint Out Project
Bring your artistic interpretation(s) of the two photos (voted upon this past February) for presentation and member participation.

Call For Entries – 15th Annual Art Show
Post Card Competition
Bring your best artwork for member voting.
Winner will be announced today!

Photos from the March 23rd, 2013 meeting

Filed under: Meetings on 6:09 pm

Photo of artworks for the Artist of the Month competition

Photo of artworks for the Artist of the Month competition

Donnalynn Chase demonstrates artist trading cards

Photo of Donnalynn Chase during the demonstration

Artist of the Month winners for March, 2013

1st place: Jim Rogers – 747 Over Sedonna, Acrylic

Photo of Jim Rogers

2nd place: Bonnie Rokas – Snowbound, WC

Photo of Bonnie Rokas

3rd place: Aase Serra – View from the Cove, Acrylic

Photo of Aase Serra

Blue Ribbon Gallery winner for March, 2013

Frieda Tesler – Tower, WC

Photo of Frieda Tesler

Donnalynn Chase will be demonstrating artist trading cards at the February 23rd, 2013 meeting

Filed under: Meetings on March 19, 2013 10:32 am

DATE: March 23rd 2013
TIME: 1:30 PM.
PLACE: First Congregational Church of San Jose., 1980 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, Ca. 95125. Guests are welcome. We will require a $2 donation toward room rental. Please bring correct change. Refreshments will be provided.

DEMONSTRATOR: Donnalynn Chase will be doing a demo of artist trading cards using mixed media.

Donnalynn Chase is a self-taught artist who comes from a long-line of self-taught artists and craftsmen. After decades in an aerospace-corporate life, she graduated to coaching and facilitating workshops on the creative process. Collage is Donnalynn’s method of choice and came to her naturally through her obsession with collecting books and all things made of paper. Her current passion is mixed media collage using vintage papers. Over the last six years, she has worked (or rather played) from her home art studio located in San Jose.