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Presidents message, April 2014
Kudos to Betty Berk, our Director of Exhibits, for the great Major Membership Show! I want to thank the Fresno Arts Council for being our host Gallery. They went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Thanks to all the Members who entered the show and all those who volunteered their time on receiving day, you really came through for us! The Judge, Art Sherwyn, was excellent in critiquing and evaluating each piece. He drew each of us into the experience by sharing his thoughts as he evolved the art criticism from a technical description to an in-depth examination of how the technical elements were utilized by the artist to create the overall impression conveyed by the artwork, carefully selecting the award winners. Congratulations to Marilyn Torchin who won 'Best of Show' for her Abstract/Non-Objective painting, "Permutation"! There was a good turn out for ArtHop and Deborah Pepin sold one of her brilliant paintings, "Moon over Mojave" at the event! Way to go Deborah! The ArtHop "People's Choice" was a tie between "Potted Flowers" by Betty Berk, and "Let's Dance" by Louie Quijada, both intriguing and lively pieces. I hope you had a chance to view the show. Remember, pickup is Saturday, March 29, between 10:00 and 2:00.
Our next Show will be a 20 point "Open Show" in the Main Gallery of Chris Sorensen's Studio/Gallery in September, with receiving, Saturday, August 30. Be on the look-out for the "Call to Artists" with prospectus coming soon. Just think of all the wonderful paintings you can create over spring and summer to put into this important show! Our ACA GALLERY at Sorensen's will be a "Featured Artist" month (one or two man show) during September. If you are interested in putting your name in for consideration, please contact Jeanie Niato, Gallery Director. The Featured Artist(s) will be selected by lottery at the Saturday General Meetings. You must be present to accept the one month contract.
It was a Full House for the March General Meeting, and I want to thank everyone that came! I was thrilled to be the Demonstration Artist and have us all explore "Seeing with Insight". We put our shoes on the table to draw what we See, not what we Think is there, (that was a hoot!) and made drawings from deep within to show the complexity and subtlety of this visual language ~Art~ we create to expresses our inner thoughts and feelings... It's there, we just have to "draw it out" to recognize it. It was apparent to us that we all express ourselves in our own way, and yet fascinating to see the common thread running through all of us that we intuitively recognize, and now see in a new way. It was a fun and interesting afternoon. It really was my pleasure to be with all of you!
Don't forget the Sorensen's ACA Gallery exchange will be on Monday, March 31, 10 to 12 noon for a two month Gallery hanging, April and May. ArtHops are April 3, and May 1, from 5 to 8 pm. Sign up to "Sit for ArtHop" and receive points towards your Signature Award. It's a great opportunity to meet the viewing public and they love to meet the artist as well!
Ahh... Spring is calling and I must go plant my garden "color spots" before they die in the pots! Enjoy the weather!
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