April 2018 Meeting and News
The April FAA meeting will be Friday, April 20th, 9:30 am in the Fluvanna County Library meeting room. Our directory lists Mr. Nemer as the April speaker, but he will be rescheduled at a later date. Page Gifford is graciously stepping in to discuss types of colored pencils, which are best and why, and also the best papers for this type of art work. “I will do a brief demonstration and we will learn the different techniques in colored pencil and try a value study.” If you have any questions about the workshop prior to the meeting, please reach out to Page via email.
Last Meeting: Troy was well prepared as he taught on Asian painting strokes, characters and objects. We enjoyed the bamboo branch backdrop, almond cookies, green tea and soothing music. Way to go! We are excited for the upcoming Parts Two and Three.
Art Show: The spring, judged art show was a wonderful success and well received by one and all. Congratulations to all the winners and participants.
The following artists were awarded ribbons for the listed pieces of artwork:
Novice: 3rd place – “Dragonfly” – Mixed Media – by Samantha Evertt, 2nd place – “Anger” – Pastel– by Adora Gamage 1st place – “Ann‘s Gallery” – acrylic – by Ann Davis
SMALLS: Honorable mention-”Meow”- colored pencil- by Kathryn Hunter, 3rd place-– “Patterns” – Mixed Media– by Page Gifford, 2nd place – “A Free Union Roadside, VA” – acrylic– by Shari Cook, 1st place – “AHHH!” – acrylic – by Peggy Alexander
INTERMEDIATE: Honorable mention- “Summer”-Mixed Media-by Page Gifford, Honorable mention -”Yin Yang Box”-wood -by Todd Mathis, Honorable mention – “Old Town”-acrylic-by Izzy Hickman, Honorable Mention- “Sap Time”-watercolor- Mary Ann Friedman, 3rd place – “Alaskan Culture” – watercolor – by Eileen Wolfe, 2nd place – “Untitled” –acrylic – by LM Manning, 1st place – “Bleeding Hearts and Hummingbirds” – Acrylic and wood – by Tom Ellis
ADVANCED: Honorable Mention– “I’m Here 2”– watercolor – by Susan Walker Honorable Mention – “White Hat” – Pastel-by Mike McGurk, Honorable Mention – “The Flower Child”-acrylic/powdered ochre-by Carolyn Forbes Brown – 3rd place – “On Their Way” –oil– by Susan Lang, 2nd place – “Highland’s Slave Quarters and Guest House” – watercolor– by Linda Bethke, 1st place – “The Reenactor” – pastel– by Lorraine Momper
BEST OF SHOW – The highest award of the FAA Annual Show: “Peonies” – oil – by Debbie Burke
You may collect your works at the upcoming meeting, April 20th, or pick up at your convenience during normal library hours prior to, but close to, the 20th.
Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you at the next Friday meeting.
“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda
Linda Bethke, President
Fluvanna Art Association