GVA board members are interested in your opinions as to the success of our organization. We have extended the deadline to August 15. To provide incentive for you to answer our questions, all survey responders' names will be included in a drawing for TWO PRIZES during the September Critique.
The 51st Reeds Lake Art Festival is now a happy memory, thanks to the amazing organizers and the many members who provided traffic control and directions to the vendors in the wee hours, schlepped equipment and tents from our storeroom, set up and “manned” the GVA booth, provided relief to vendors, and tore everything down, cleaned up, and hauled everything back to GVA when all was done.
There are still some tickets available for the sunset cruise aboard Wind Dancer on August 14. If you want to attend, please let Carol Laurn know as soon as possible to reserve your place.
Save the date for the GVA Summer Party at Dave Bazen's home on July 30 beginning at noon. The main course will be catered, but we'd love for you to bring an appetizer or dessert to share, too. Dave's home is at Fennessy Lake just south of Standale. The address is 0-314 Fennessy SW. Take 2nd Ave. (one block west of Wilson) South to Fennessy. Turn right +/- 1/8 mile (6 houses).
A James Johnson workshop / Franciscan Life Process Center August 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2016 ( 9 a.m.–3 p.m. each day) Cost of the workshop is 325.00.
It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since Bliss & Vinegar had their grand opening. Since day one GVA artists’ work has been on display. Every little bit of recognition helps GVA continue to thrive. The owners of Bliss & Vinegar also own Marco New American Bistro, which no doubt translates to even more folks learning of GVA. Carol Friend’s work is currently on display.
Our current portrait exhibit is full of surprises. If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, it's well worth the effort. I was particularly impressed by the portraits that were created decades ago by today's members. The depth and the width of this group continues to amaze me. But, all good things must come to an end. Please pick up your portrait art at the Gallery on or before Monday, August 1st.
Once a year our Gallery is host to our talented and diverse photo group. This year, we’re also inviting all GVA members to submit photos and images that they feel rise to the level of art. All entries must be printed and hangable, as apposed to images being projected onto a screen. This exhibit is not juried and the works do not have to be framed.
Hang: August 29 / Monday
Strike: October 1 / Saturday
From the last art forum (October 10, 2013). evolved the Legacy Group or long range planning committee within GVA. Come join us on Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. to again discuss exciting, inspiring, and fun topics of your contribution and concern. Your input is important on subjects that could range from Artprize 2016 to directions and dichotomy in contemporary art. This is your opportunity to lend your voice to a stimulating dialog.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, you still have time to see Mary Harberts' show at the Clark Retirement Home on 1551 Franklin SE (between Giddings and Plymouth). The show is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be up until July 31st, so there is still plenty of time.