Introducing Carly Hardy - Guest Speaker For The July 12 Membership Meeting
Carly explores the content of a subject rather than the reality of it. "After painting the obvious, I can explore the subject with creative confidence. Color, texture, line, shapes...all become important to the final outcome but overall I want to allow the viewer to connect to the subject."
"Carly's chosen medium is oils or mixed media which she feels is more versatile and appropriate for her newest work. She is the founder and coordinator of the Oil Pastel Society and has published articles at WetCanvas.com, Daniel Smith Art Supply, and Caran d'Ache." Carly wants to present what she is working on now and said to me : " I've been concentrating more on the experimental side of painting in the studio, I'd like to show the group some of the techniques I use in creating a more abstract landscape".
This will be an interesting presentation. Mark your calendars now!
Posted June 10
October 4 and October 5 10 am - 4 pm each day Watercolor Landscape and Portrait Technique Instructor: Z. L. Feng (judge for our national show this year) Class Fee: $195.00 non-members $175.50 BRMAA Members To register for this class online, click here.
This course covers master watercolor techniques in creating beautiful transparent landscapes and portraits. In this class, some of the Instructor’s exercises are designed to sharpen techniques, expand students’ imagination, and explore the interrelationship of value and color. Through explanation and demonstration the student will learn concepts and steps to create a master watercolor painting. The workshop will cover landscape demonstration, painting the horizon, atmospheric perspective, reflections in water, shadow, and textures. Along with the landscapes, the portrait demonstration includes facial proportions, capturing likeness (character), skin tone, hair texture and composition. Upon registration a Supply List will be provided. If you would like a copy sooner, you can also email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are welcome to bring a lunch each day. This master class would be a valuable asset to utilize in your future creative watercolor paintings. Click here to learn more about Z. L. Feng
Posted June 10
2018 Fall Plein Air Event & Exhibit Event: September 6 - 9, 2018 Workshop: September 4 - 6, 2018 Exhibit: September 11 - October 14, 2018 Download the fillable registration form below.
The Bowen Center for the Arts held their opening reception and awards celebration for their North Georgia Juried Art Show, last November. 24 artists and 20 photographers juried their pieces, many of whom were present for the opening.
SAAG members, Brenda Esposito and Irene Klangos received Honorable Mention ribbons in the paintings category while David Goodspeed received Honorable Mention ribbon in the photography category. Congratulations!
Congratulations to all the winners of this year's national show. Hover over the images below for winning place and title.
Congratulations are in order to the following SAAG members who entered and won places in the 2017 National Juried Photography Show conducted by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. The show opened last night and will continue until September 30, 2017. First place winners received $400, second place winners received $250 and third place winners received $100.
Debra Vanderlaan won First Place in Digital Art category for her "Mystic Moon" and Third Place in Digital Art category for her "Nature's Stained Glass" image.
Joleen Mahoney Roe won Second Place in Fine Art for “Cuban Ballerina II” and Third Place in Fine Art for “Cuban Ballerina I”.
Congratulations are in order to Nadine Yawn who entered the 15th Annual Photography Show conducted by The Bowen Center for the Arts. The theme of the show is “Light on Subject”. Nadine’s “Destination Dawn” won First Place.