Only one more week to get your vote into the ballot box for the Spring Show! Stop by GVA during any one of the regularly scheduled sketch group sessions to cast your ballot. Voting closes on May 30 at 1 p.m. Winners will be announced at Critique on June 4.
Our most exciting event of the year, the Reed's Lake Art Festival, will take place on Saturday, June 20. If you are able to help out for a couple of hours, please let us know. This year's chairperson, Bob Kraai, can be reached at email@example.com. Join the fun!
Don't miss the exciting 2015 Spring Show! We have had a terrific response, with 65 beautiful works on display this year. This year, the competition will be judged by YOU, the members of GVA!
Each member will be able to choose up to three favorites to list on a ballot that is available at the gallery, and you will have the month of May to make your decision. The honor system will be used, with each member completing ONE BALLOT ONLY.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The winners will be announced at June Critique.
Haven't figured out how to put your work into the GVA Gallery on this site? It isn't difficult. Prepare photos of your work, making an effort to show the work and only the work and keeping the file size small. Then, log in to the site (see the link at the very bottom of the home page). Once logged in, you can click on "Add content" in the top left portion of the screen. Follow the prompts to upload, title, and save your photos to the Gallery. To edit any of your information on the work, click on your name in the top right of the screen.
When the Spring Show comes down at the end of May, the Still Life group will be displaying their framed works for the month of June. If you have participated with the Still Life folks on Wednesday or Friday, you are welcome to bring your pieces (Max. of 4 per artist) to GVA on May 30 or June 1 during open studio hours. We will hang the show Monday June 1 in the afternoon. If you have works in the Spring Show, please take them home on May 30 or June 1 to make space for the next show.
Many thanks to Ross McCrory, a new member of GVA, who has graciously offered to assume the task of assembling the newsletter beginning with the April. We are still in need of one volunteer willing to gather articles and proofread the newsletter after layout, and another to arrange for printing and mailing of hard copies to members who are unable to receive the newsletter through either email or the website. Might one of those volunteers by you? Use the Contact Us page to let us know.
We are excited to announce the winners of the Poster Contest for the 50th Annual Reeds Lake Art Festival.
1st Place – Joanne Swann – The Robin with the pink background (printmaking)
2nd Place – Ruth Hutchinson – The Goldfish with the black background (digital art)
3rd Place – Joe Goeldel – The Paintbrush touching the water (digital art)
As Art in the Park begins its 41st year, the Lake Odessa Area Arts Commission is pleased to announce a new and improved format for 2015. A number of exciting changes are on the horizon, including: