Our membership meeting in April is scheduled for April 12. Our guest speaker is oil painter Chloe Grusenmeyer. Her presentation is entitled "Vignettes From Our Lives."
Chloe Grusenmeyer has come to art later in life after launching her children and retiring from business ventures. She has pursued dance, drawing and painting, and hosts an on-going weekly painting group at her home in Tusquittee, outside of Hayesville, North Carolina. Although Chloe has never taught art classes she is tapping Colleen Sterling's expertise by joining up to conduct this workshop. Colleen is tapping Chloe's strong skills at portraiture and her very accurate and intuitive sense of color usage.
Chloe is the Art Center's 2nd Quarter Artist in Residence.Please join Chloe and other artists on April 6, beginning at 5 pm for the opening of her Artist in Residence show. Chloe will join Colleen Sterling for a two day class entitled "Painting Luminous Flesh Tones with Oils". The class fee is FREE for all BRMAA members and only $35 for not yet members. Click here for more information on the class and how to register.
Posted February 19
2018 Celebration of Artisans Exhibit
Application Deadline: April 20, 2018 Artwork Delivery: May 5 - 11 am – 4 pm Exhibit Dates: May 10 - June 9, 2018 Artwork Pickup: June 10 - 11 am - 4 pm
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Business Side of Art - Entering Shows Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced May 5, 2018 - 10:30 am - 5 pm Class Fee: $90 non-members $81 BRMAA Members
This business class is one not to miss! The class will focus on entering artwork in competitions and shows, identifying what to enter, learning to correctly photograph the artwork, edit the photo and choose the work to enter. An emphasis will be identifying the rules and making sure to follow them!
Students can follow along and edit a photo on their own laptop or tablet for use in shows, advertising, portfolios, brochures and websites. If time permits, other topic covered will include organization, pricing, databases, social media, advertising, keeping a schedule, galleries or selling on one’s own, creating a blog and/or website, use of newsletters and mailing lists. Students should bring a list of questions and issue they are facing. The supply list includes notebook for writing; laptop or tablet with images of artwork; photo editing software if possible. (Photoshop Elements is acceptable). Come gain knowledge from an experienced artist!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Marsha Hamby Savage has been painting for over 40 years, living in Georgia all her life. Painting plein air (on location) here and abroad, has been the largest inspiration for her work. Working from life is her continuing education. It teaches her to observe correct value, color, atmosphere and light. Her favorite saying is “It’s the journey, not the destinations.” She believes the journey of the mind is as important as the journey of the feet!
She credits several wonderful workshop instructors and mentors for sharing their knowledge and pushing her forward, telling her to slow down and “sit on her stool” more, thinking about why she is painting a particular piece. Marsha is often asked to demonstrate her techniques and to speak about marketing for the artist. Her colorful paintings inspire students to seek her out to learn more about color theory and edges. She discusses “viewer participation” and how students might not spell it all out for them, allowing that viewer to finish and see what is not detailed for them!
Marsha has been accepted into and won numerous awards at regional, National and International Juried Exhibitions. Her paintings can be found in personal art collections, a museum, the offices of the Speaker of the House - Georgia State Capitol, along with commissions for hospitals and restaurants. She is represented by several fine art galleries, and loves teaching studio and plein air workshops around the United States. She is a Signature Member of several art associations, and is a Masters Circle Member of the International Assoc. of Pastel Societies. She has been featured in American Art Collector, Pastel Journal, Southwest Art, and Plein Air Magazine. Marsha has a set of pastels named after her by Terry Ludwig Pastels.
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.