Thanks to everyone who participated in the GVA Gallery May exhibit, Cityscapes. The variety of the art submitted was delightful and amazing. Please remember to stop in the gallery sometime between now and Monday (Memorial Day) to pick up your paintings. We will hang a new exhibit in the Gallery on Monday, May 30th (Yes, we do have portrait sketch on Memorial Day and we also hang exhibits on Memorial Day.)
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
By Steve Scarborough
An evening of food, art and friendship—what could be better? How about the art of Carl Forslund, along with a personal walk through its history? That's exactly what happened on April 14th at GVA's studio and gallery.
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.
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. http://abralite.concordia.ca/pd/en/story5.pdf
Charles LaRue will be showing his work at ICCF on Cherry St from March through the end of June.
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.
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 begin...to 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.
Jim Johnson's "Three Pears on a Box" was awarded best of show in the annual Holland Friends of Art Members now showing at the Holland Area Arts Council on 8th Street until June 21st. Congratulations, Jim!
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