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

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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.

Photos from the February 23rd, 2013 meeting

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Photo of artworks for the Artist of the Month competition

Photo of artworks for the Artist of the Month competition

Kay Duffy demonstrates watercolor painting

Photo of Kay Duffy during the demonstration

Photo of Kay Duffy during the demonstration

Photo of Kay Duffy during the demonstration

Artist of the Month winners for February, 2013

1st place: Anne Olander – “Elegant Brie”, acrylic

Photo of Anne Olander

2nd place: Bonnie Rokas – ”Toulooze”, w/c

Photo of Bonnie Rokas

3rd place: Pat Smith – ”Peggy’s Cove”, w/c

Photo of Pat Smith

Blue Ribbon Gallery winner for February, 2013

Freda Tesler– ”Arthritic Old Woman”, w/c

Photo of Freda Tesler

Kay Duffy will be demonstrating watercolor painting at the February 23rd, 2013 meeting

Filed under: Meetings on February 19, 2013 7:41 am

I’m looking forward to seeing each of you at our meeting on Saturday, February 23rd. Kay Duffy, local artist and teacher, will be doing the demonstration at our meeting this month.

The painting done by Bobby Dixon at our last month’s meeting will be raffled off this month. Her finished painting is lovely and I know you won’t want to miss an opportunity to own it. I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having and are finding it inspirational for creating your own beautiful art. Remember, as you are out and about attending art classes and art meetings, if you come across a fellow artist you feel would share their art skills with our group; please ask them if they’d be willing to do a demonstration for us.

Marlene Bird

DATE: February 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.