TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Members and friends! Once again it is membership time of the year. Each year in September it is the duty of the membership chair to solicit dues for the coming year. To renew your membership, click on the Artists Join Here link on the left side of this page to get the form to fill out. The entire process takes only a minute or two. There is nothing particularly personal or secret. The information you provide is kept private within the board of directors of GVA. Also, you can choose to make a donation to the Bill Kubiak fund if you wish.

SEPTEMBER / DRAWINGS AND SKETCHBOOKS

For many artists, our first love was drawing. Drawing was the thing that got us interested in the arts in the first place. This exhibit has to do with that first love. Many of us have also kept sketch books from time to time over the years. There's something about going through an artist's sketchbook that takes us on a bit of an adventure. For this exhibit, we're calling for drawings (either framed or just mounted and ready to hang) or sketchbooks that contain drawings. The sketchbooks will be presented on a display table located in the gallery.

Summer Party 2016...What Fun!

What a great time!!! Thank you so much, Dave and Mary, for once again hosting the GVA Summer Party. Food was fabulous, and the fellowship even more so. Until next year...and thanks to those who took photos so we can revisit our fun afternoon.

Sri McCarthy at Bliss & Vinegar (click "Read more" to see photo)

Stop in to see the artwork of Sri McCarthy, now on display at Bliss & Vinegar, and grab a delicious salad while you are at it! If you are interested in showing your work at B&V, you must first place your work in the Gallery on our GVA website. Marty Klar coordinates the displays at B&V. Please do not contact the restaurant directly. Contact Marty with Bliss-specific questions: martyklar@comcast.net, (616) 813-7921. (Click "read more" to see photo.)

PAAWM Fall Retreat

The Plein Air Artists of West Michigan is offering a 7-day, 6-night retreat from Monday, September 19 until Sunday, September 25. You do not need to be a member of PAAWM to attend. You can opt to stay only a day or two, also. Very reasonable, and a fantastic opportunity to paint all day, every day, all meals provided. Even better if you bring a friend! See the brochure here.

October in the Gallery

OCTOBER / ART THAT'S STRANGE OR WEIRD

In keeping with Halloween tradition, in October, we're looking for art that is disturbing, grotesque, shocking, or downright creepy. Anything that makes the viewer at least a little bit uncomfortable. All mediums are welcomed, including drawings, paintings, prints, 3D works, fiber art, photography, digital works, and mixed media. This exhibit is not juried and the works do not have to be framed, only hangable.

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