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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 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
Art by Amy Shawley

March-April 2016 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. Beth Nichols Talks Business For many artists the journey to sell their work and make a living, is long and difficult with no guarantees of success. No one understands this better than Beth Nichols, co-owner of the Nichols […]
April 1st, 2016 | Categorized: newsletter | Tagged: Ben Greenberg Beth Nichols galleries photography

Miniature Work of Art by FAA Founding Member Finds New Home

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting June Wiehe, one of the founding members of the Fluvanna Art Association, and a sweet and lovely lady. Twenty-four years ago, June invested nine months of time and thought into fashioning a multi-room shoe box dolls’ house to be displayed as part of an exhibition at the Old […]
March 29th, 2016 | Categorized: member accomplishments | Tagged: Angell's School of Dance dollhouse june weihe shoebox

January-February 2016 Newsletter

The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. The Art of Sumi Painting Eastern Asian Literati Painting (ink painting) is known as Sumi painting in Japan but originated in China and for centuries was practiced by highly educated scholars. Shui mo hua in Chinese was also […]
January 31st, 2016 | Categorized: newsletter | Tagged: art supplies equipment sumi
Art by Alice Clifford

November-December 2015 Newsletter

FAA Celebrates 40 Years by Page H. Gifford, courtesy of the Fluvanna Review. It was a long time in planning but members, past and present, came together on October 11, at the Palmyra United Methodist Church to celebrate forty years. While Carol Carr played the piano, FAA Members, their relations and friends, milled around, talking, […]
November 20th, 2015 | Categorized: newsletter

Stephen Doherty Discusses Plein Air

photo by Page H. Gifford courtesy of Fluvanna Review Fluvanna Art Association members had the pleasure of welcoming Stephen Doherty, editor of Plein Air magazine, as guest speaker at the September meeting. At the forefront of the new plein air movement, the magazine brings collectors and artists together with timely content and feature articles on […]
October 9th, 2015 | Categorized: general interest | Tagged: outdoor painting plein air Stephen Doherty

September-October 2015 Newsletter

Talking About Oil Pastels The Fluvanna Art Association News is published bi-monthly and is written and edited by Page H. Gifford. Oil pastels seem to take a back seat to its sister medium chalk pastels when it comes to a choice of mediums. But the often overlooked oil pastel has some advantages that should be […]
September 15th, 2015 | Categorized: newsletter | Tagged: mandalas oil pastels shadows
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