Now is the time to start considering which one or two pieces to submit to the Holiday Show. This year's competition will be hung at the ICCF building on Cherry Street and celebrated at the annual holilday party to be held on December 10, also at ICCF, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. Here is the preliminary information: Pieces must be received at GVA 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, December 3, or 9:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. You will receive notification on Monday, December 7, by email or mail.
The election of President and Treasurer will take place at Critique on December 3. Please plan to attend.
Joe Goeldel's poster has been chosen winner of the Reeds Lake Poster Contest, and Steve Scarborough won 2nd place. Congratulations!
The plein air group is displaying their work until December 5, so look forward to seeing where they spent their warmer days when you come to Critique on December 3. Next up, the walls will be covered with the works that don't make it into the Holiday Juried Competition, so please don't hesitate to enter! We want to see what you have been doing! In January, look forward to seeing the works of Holly Sturgis and Judith Tummino at GVA.
Members of Grand Valley Artists,
I am announcing to you all that I am stepping down as President of GVA. I am doing this for two reasons; I would like to be willing to hold the office again in the future. Rather than burning out at what is both enjoyable and often challenging, I choose to step down so that someone with a desire to serve may do so. When I am needed in the future, I will be available.
The months of December and January will feature the works of Charles A. LaRue. Here is a description of the show in Charles' own words:
"This show is imbued with a sense of the region; mostly different parts of Michigan but also Wisconsin, Illinois and other neighboring states. I am not so interested, however, in capturing recognizable locations so much as in recording my impressions of the fundamental underpinnings of pictorial expression: shapes and hues and how they relate to each other from different juxtapositions and arrangements.
At November's program, Joann Swann shared the process of reduction printing with members, who under her direction rolled up their sleeves and created prints of their own. What a wonderful night! Click on "Read more" for a few pics of the final products.
A number of exciting workshops have been scheduled for 2016 at the Franciscan Life Process Center. You can see for yourself by clicking on the link below.
Shout out to members! Please visit the Grand Valley Artists Facebook page and share photos of your art! Also consider posting a link to our Grand Valley Artists website on your own Facebook page.
We are missing several of the rods used to hang our work in the gallery. If you borrowed them, please return them. Thank you!