Fluvanna Art Association

FAA News

Welcome to the Fluvanna Art Association blog.  Here you will find the latest news from the Art Association, calls for donations and submissions, newsletters, and other useful information.
Art by Loli Stams

Remembering and Celebrating Loli Stams

It is with great sadness that the Fluvanna Art Association lost longtime member and successful artist Loli Stams. Specializing in acrylic painting, Loli had an avid interest in continuing to learn new techniques and try different methods and media, always challenging herself. Together with her husband Paul Stams, Loli was very active within the arts […]
September 1st, 2017 | Categorized: member news

July-August 2017 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. Ten Mistakes of Watercolor 1.Using paint from pans – use tubes you may waste a little, but you will have more control of your color. 2. Buying a ready-made set of colors – you are bound to get […]
August 11th, 2017 | Categorized: newsletter

May-June 2017 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. Ten Mistakes of Acrylic Painting Artist, Lisa Clough of Lachri Fine Art, discussed the ten common mistakes acrylic artists make: 1. Being afraid to make a mistake. Happy accidents should be embraced. “If you don’t make mistakes, you […]
August 11th, 2017 | Categorized: newsletter
Art by Page H. Gifford

March – April 2017 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. Watercolor Pencils 101 In March I did a brief workshop on watercolor (water-soluble) colored pencils. Members were skeptical at first when seeing the pencil lay down on the paper in an erratic rather than a smooth coverage. That’s […]
April 17th, 2017 | Categorized: newsletter
Art by Paul Stams

January-February 2017 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. Defining Art in A New Age There has been an ongoing debate amongst traditionalists in the art world that photography was could not be accepted as an art form but then came digital art and that was meant […]
February 13th, 2017 | Categorized: newsletter

November-December 2016 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. The People Have Spoken The public spoke at the recent People’s Choice Award Show at the Fluvanna County Library on Saturday, November 19. They chose among 54 entries and many talented artists. It was interesting that also this […]
December 10th, 2016 | Categorized: newsletter show news
Art by Page Gifford

September-October 2016 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. Collage, an Inspiration for Painting As we wrap up the year, we have had many exciting and inspirational workshops with wonderful and talented artists, including Troy Weidenheimer, Leah Olivier, Ben Greenberg, Amy Shawley and William Snow. Since I […]
October 13th, 2016 | Categorized: newsletter

July-August 2016 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. How To Design A Painting In the June workshop with Troy Weidenheimer, he discussed designing a painting, and how various shapes and colors create a work of art; whether it is dark or light, warm or cool or […]
August 5th, 2016 | Categorized: newsletter | Tagged: composition masters still life

May-June 2016 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. Olivier Brings Out The Zen In Art “It is about letting go of an outcome,” said artist, Leah Olivier while explaining the purpose of Zentangle in creating unique designs, freeing the artist’s imagination. In the May workshop, Olivier […]
May 30th, 2016 | Categorized: newsletter
Art by Sara Gondwe

2016 Judged Annual Show Winners

Thanks to everyone that participated and helped out with one of our most well attended Annual Shows Saturday April 30th. It was a lovely afternoon filled with good food, lively conversations and beautiful artwork all around us. We would like to extend our thanks to Beth Nichols, who acted as Judge for the Fluvanna Art […]
May 5th, 2016 | Categorized: show news | Tagged: annual show winners
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