Reeds Lake: How You Can Help

GVA Artists Tent

It is time to be thinking of our annual fundraiser, the Reeds Lake Art Festival, Saturday , June 18. This year the GVA tent will have 12 panels available for members’ work. Each panel is 3' wide x 5 1/2' tall. The panels will be free and available on a first come, first served basis. Each artist will be expected to

Excitement Is Mounting!

The Reeds Lake Art Festival is drawing artists from several areas of the country and will feature a very good mix of mediums representing the high quality work that has been the festival's tradition. Save the date: Saturday, June 18th, starting at 9 a.m. The midway will extend from Lakeside Boulevard to Croswell Street on Wealthy Street. Demonstrations of artists sketching and painting will be ongoing during the event.

In the Gallery for May and June

MAY / CITYSCAPES / Artwork that shows some aspect of urban life. It could be a scene from your favorite city, town, or village. Could be children in the park, an abandoned building, or a food vendor at a festival. The work should contain something that ties it to life in the city. Entrees can be drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, photos or digital imagery. This exhibit is not juried and the works do not have to be framed, only hangable.
Hang: April 30 / Saturday
Strike: May 30 / Monday (Memorial Day)

It Takes a Village

Grand Valley Artists is a volunteer-driven organization, and many hands are needed to keep it thriving. If you are willing to help out, you will lighten the load on others. To volunteer, send a note to GVA via the Contact Us on this website. Tell us the kind of help you might offer, whether it be mailing out the newsletter, cleaning the studio, working at the annual Reeds Lake Art Festival, or assisting with hospitality duties. Remember the story of The Little Red Hen.

Show Your Work at Bliss & Vinegar

GVA is extremely fortunate to have the support of the owners of Bliss & Vinegar, a wonderful restaurant in Cascade (888 Forest Hills Avenue). To date, Todd Darling, Jim Johnson, Mary Marin, Joanne Swann, Kristen Thornton, Gene Sampson, Jan McKinnon and Barb Munro have been shown. Don't miss the beautiful work of Karen S. Johnson, now on display.

August Watercolor Workshop by Jim Johnson

During his workshop “Loosen Up And Have Fun With Watercolor" at Franciscan Center, Jim will share his expertise while encouraging each artist to let the dance between artist and watercolors learn to nudge, encourage, and suggest a pathway from one shape to another to achieve astonishing results. Jim believes the key to having fun with watercolor is to relax, avoid insisting on precise control, and learn to negotiate with watercolor, inviting drips and splashes along the way.

Printer Ink

Sister Francetta McCann has several unopened ink cartridges that she would like to give away since they don't work with the printer she is now using.

Here is a list:

(2)  6 green  BCI-6G, for  .PIXA  iP 8500, .iP i9900                      


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