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.
GVA GALLERY / Reminder: The subject for our July Exhibit is Portraits. These portraits can be the classic head and shoulder images, or they can be non traditional images that convey something essential about the person depicted. The entrees don't have to be recent works done in our GVA studios. They can be portraits by our present day GVA artists created at an earlier time.
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. For more details and to enroll,
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. I’m not aware of any sales that have resulted, BUT thousands of people have been exposed to our work and many are now aware of GVA for the first time. 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.
1st place $150, Whitney Lassini, Lowell, MI
2nd Place $100, Sandy Dekker (left), Fremont, MI with GVA member Mary Sayre
Terryberry Gallery at St. Cecilia will be closed through mid-October because of renovations.
By Steve Scarborough
I've been procrastinating. What exactly does one take with them to paint "en plein air"? Perhaps an umbrella to get out of the sun? A table to set your paints on? A chair? How many tubes of paint? Exactly how many supplies does one need to set up in the great outdoors?
Larry Blovits is having a one-man show of oils and pastels at the Van Singel Fine Art Center, 8500 Burlingame SW, from June 1 through July 18.