Combining Camaraderie with Creativity
JANUARY 25: GOLDEN LECTURE & DEMO WITH AMY SHAWLEY
Amy Shawley is an artist and representative for Golden products. Her presentation will cover the broad range of acrylic products available as well as a brief introduction to Williamsburg oils and QoR Watercolors. Discover the possibilities and become inspired with how these fabulous materials can add to your own creative process. Each attendee will get an information packet and some acrylic paint samples to take home.
FEBRUARY 22: CRITIQUE WITH LAURA FOUSSEKIS
Laura is an accomplished artist and is currently on the Gallery Committee at the Louisa Arts Center. She will tell us about the Louisa Arts Center and the Purcell Gallery and what they are doing to partner with local artists.
Please bring one or two pieces of matted art, NOT framed, to be critiqued.
MARCH 28: EXPRESSIVE ABSTRACTS WITH PATRICIA WILLIAMS
Patricia Williams is drawn to abstraction as a means of expressing the essence of subject matter and to watercolors because they are portable and dry rapidly. She will demonstrate techniques for working on Multimedia Artboard, a rigid paper substrate that tolerates much manipulation. Ms. Williams is represented by Touchstone Gallery in Washington, D.C.
APRIL25: WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES FOR DETAILED FLOWER PAINTING
Marcia grows her own flowers and has been painting large format and detailed watercolors of plants and flowers for 30 years. She has come up with some shortcuts and ways to work quickly and get more work done.
MAY 23: CRITIQUE WITH DR. JULIE MAY
Julie May is a Charlottesville native who holds both a Master’s and Ph.D. in art history from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is now on the faculty of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia. In addition to curating exhibitions and writing about art, she has served as a judge for art exhibitions in Virginia, Indiana and Ohio.
Please bring one or two pieces of work, matted but NOT framed, to be critiqued.
JUNE 27: DRAWING: YOU CAN DO IT! BY CHEE RICKETTS
Bring a lap-sized sketchbook and sketching tools to the June meeting and join CVWG member Chee Ricketts for a stimulating afternoon of interactive drawing practice. Grounded in the belief that strong drawing skills provide the underlying structure for well-resolved paintings, Chee will explain, review and demonstrate several drawing techniques while participants practice as she demonstrates. After wrestling with a preliminary sketch, it is often difficult to recreate on the final (expensive) sheet of watercolor paper. To remedy that challenge, Chee will also address various methods for transferring preliminary sketches and images to the painting substrate.
JULY 25: A LIBERATING EXPERIENCE WITH JANE SKAFTE
Mixed media painting can add vitality to your work. The fun starts when watercolor is combined with other painting media to produce vibrant , interesting paintings. Found images, recycled art work, “failed” drawings, etc. can be the new starting point and can be incorporated into new compositions. Jane will demonstrate many painting and drawing techniques that she has acquired from textile design (staining, dyeing, printing, resist techniques) and more conventional means (painting, drawing with watercolors, color pencils, acrylics). Her goal is that you will be completely surprised and your creativity will be kindled!
Jane Skafte has an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now paints, designs and teaches full time.
AUGUST 22: CRITIQUE WITH MARY ALLEN
Mary Allen is a watercolorist whose use of beautiful saturated colors and compelling compositions delivers a uniquely positive perspective to the ordinary places, activities and objects found in daily life.
She is a member of the Virginia Artisan’s Trail, River District Arts, Firnew Farm Artist’s Circle, Virginia Watercolor Society, Windmore Foundation for the Arts, Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Torpedo Factory Art League and the American Watercolor Society.
SEPTEMBER 26: CREATING YOUR LIFE WITH STEPH BROWN
Steph is a certified creativity coach and teaching artist. She will help you to break through procrastination, perfectionism and overwhelm those sneaky blocks that keep you from moving forward and making the most of your time. Hers is a dynamic and playful presentation that will set you on your authentic path, using creative ways and means to inspire your journey.
OCTOBER 24: CRITIQUE WITH ROSAMOND CASEY
Rosamond Casey is a painter, calligrapher and book artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress and numerous public and private collections. She was a 30 year resident member and past president of the McGuffey Art Center and founder of Treehouse Book Arts until she built her own studio in downtown Charlottesville in 2015.
NOVEMBER 28: ANNUAL LUNCHEON AND SWEARING IN OF NEW OFFICERS
Pot Luck 25th Anniversary Luncheon, 12:00 to 2:30pm; Church of Our Savior, 1165 Rio Road East; 434-973-6512; bring a dish to share; bring a painting to display; luncheon to be held in the new reception hall; special events planned to honor our Guild.
DECEMBER: NO MEETING – HAPPY HOLIDAYS