Grand Valley Artists is proud to be displaying the work of 47 artists at our venue at the Water Building, 1101 Monroe NW. Be sure to stop by and bring your friends! Don't forget about the opening reception, too, on Saturday, September 22, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Meet the artists who are participating at our venue! Here's a sneak peek on YouTube.
Have you started your tribute to John Singer Sargent yet? The Challenge: There are three options.
Option 1)Copy of a JSS work
Option 2)Come up with your own version of a JSS work, in your own style but with one of his paintings as the inspiration
Option 3)Choose your own subject matter but attempt to paint it in the STYLE of JSS.
Your piece can be in any medium.
We will show our finished work in the GVA gallery in a few months. Won't that be FUN!
Every time you use Amazon Smile instead of plain ol' Amazon, they donate .5% of your purchase to the charity you choose. Here is a link to make GVA your recipient. FREE MONEY FOR GVA!!!! DO IT TODAY!!!!
If you wish to renew using Paypal from the link on the left, you will first need to LOG OUT of the GVA website and only then can you renew. Otherwise, you will get a message saying you already filled out the form. If you have any challenges, please feel free to contact Mary Marin at email@example.com. If you prefer to simply fill out the form manually and send a check, you can mail both to GVA c/o Mary Baine, 1695 Service Rd. NE Suite 106, GR, 49503.
GVA has been offered a great opportunity. We now fill their beautiful community room/parlor with our art. If you choose, you can sell your work, or you can note that it is "NFS" (not for sale). The church will keep a mere 15% of all sales. Currently showing their work are John Jakobson, Jan Arbogast, Gene Sampson, and Wayne Pierce. To participate, contact Mary Marin at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the calendar. We switch out the art every month.
Art that has the human figure as the main subject. Figures can be nude or clothed. They can be presented against a neutral background or figures can be engaged in a narrative of some sort. I loved our last figurative exhibit. And I'm thinking that this time it might be fun to push our interpretations a bit closer to the edge. Give yourself permission to experiment. All 2D and 3D art is eligible, including drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, digital works, mixed media, etc. This exhibit is not juried and the works do not have to be framed, only hangable.