Friday, November 25, 2011
We ended this year on a high note with the show at the Old School House Gallery. I hope we do more venues like this in the future to promote colored pencil and show the public our exceptional art. The programs at the monthly meetings are informative with hands-on learning, but the real gift is the open sharing of techniques by members. You are the reason for this organization and “Thank You” for your time & participation at the monthly meetings.
Happy Holidays & see you in January 2012!
Jeff Stephenson, President DC 219
*Please note that our November meeting has been CANCELED due to location complications and the fact that so many of our members will be out of town for the holiday.
*Members who have artwork at the Old School House Gallery: art work at the School House Gallery must be picked up November 27th , 30th or December 1st between 12pm and 6pm.
Friday, November 4, 2011
You are invited to the opening receptions for The New Mexico Colored Pencil Society's and a 2-person show featuring new work by V. Adair Peterson and Lois Bradley tomorrow, Friday November 4th from 5-8 pm.
The Colored Pencil Society's show is in the back alcove gallery and features stunningly beautiful work by some of New Mexico's finest colored pencil artists. Come take a look at these unusual, interesting and colorful works of art! The show will hang through the end of November.
The main gallery features an eclectic blend of acrylic, egg tempera, fused glass, watercolor and oil pastel by well-recognized artist V. Adair Peterson and recent Local Treasure honoree Lois Bradley. Adair's egg tempera paintings are known for the luminous, glowing colors which capture the rock formations, landscape and environment of the Southwest. Lois's most recent series, Quilted Landscapes, explores the connection between family and landscape in deeply saturated oil pastel and mixed media.
Come enjoy a glass of cider or wine and mingle with this diverse group of artists! See you then!
Sharon Marks and Lois Bradley
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
12504 North Highway 14 (1/4 mile north of Frost Road), San Antonito, NM
Monday, October 31, 2011
November is right around the corner and The Old Schoolhouse Gallery has an exciting opening planned for Friday the 4th from 5 to 8pm. We are proud to host the annual Colored Pencil Society show which will feature new work from some of the most talented local artists. Come see what they can do with the lowly pencil and paper--you'll be amazed!
The gallery is also pleased to be showcasing the work of two of our own artists:
V. Adair Peterson will be showing us what she's recently accomplished in three very different media: fused glass, egg tempera and acrylics. The spectrum of Adair's work is truly amazing and must be seen "in person" to be fully appreciated!
And last but not least, we will be featuring new work by Lois Bradley. As many of you may know, in addition to her work as a fine artist and illustrator, Lois is responsible for most of the gallery's marketing efforts, including our website. Lois was recently celebrated as be "A Local Treasure" by the city of Albuquerque.
So please come join us for a glass of wine or cider by the fireplace while you peruse the latest work by our local talent! Hope to see you here!
And don't forget: For anyone that cannot make it up to the gallery for drop-off in person on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 Please meet Jeff and Les THIS MORNING at the Einstein Bagel at Tramway and Central - 10am.
Monday, October 24, 2011
I am writing to ask for your help promoting our upcoming show at the School House Gallery. The gallery is requesting a few digital images of colored pencil paintings to promote this event. I believe we can show the variety of colored pencil work by submitting a few digital images from the variety of diverse work by our talented members. If you have digital images of your work please submit them as soon as possible to Melinda Beavers: melinda (at) melindabeavers (dot) com
I want to thank everyone for your attendance at the monthly meetings and supporting our efforts in promoting colored pencil art.
CPSA- 219 President
Monday, October 17, 2011
There are three ways to fill out and submit this form:
1) Simply click on the image to the left and link to the PDF version that can be downloaded or printed, fill it out and bring it to our Oct 22nd meeting.
2) Copies of the Prospectus will be available at the Oct 22nd meeting, so bring your information and fill out the form at the meeting.
3) This blog post has been emailed to all members with email addresses, a Word Document version of the entry form is attached to the email - simply open it and either print it out and bring it to the Oct 22nd meeting or complete the form digitally and email it as details within the form instruct, to Les Lamkin.
Some important dates:
OCT 22nd : Our CPSA monthly meeting; All printed & written entry forms MUST BE DELIVERED to board member, Les Lamkin at this meeting. *Also, anyone not available to deliver artwork to the gallery on the set delivery date can bring artwork to this meeting to be collected and delivered to the gallery by board members.
Oct 28th : We must receive all emailed entry forms by this date, in order to prepare labels for the show.
NOV 2nd : Artwork Delivery - 12pm-6pm - Old School House Gallery - 12504 North Highway 14 (1/4 mile north of Frost Road), San Antonito, NM.
NOV 4th : Opening Reception, 5pm-8pm
NOV 27th, 30th, & DEC 1st : Pick-Up artwork from the gallery, between 12pm-6pm
*Please number and label each piece with its corresponding entry number (ex: Entry #1) on the back of the framed artwork.
Any members with email that know members without email - please share information included here to make sure everyone knows about and is prepared for the event and its details.
Let's make this a super-successful show and annual event!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I would like to thank all our contributing artist members for submitting their work to be featured and help promote our group! Thanks to Audrey Minard, Betty Lehnus, Mike Austin, Rex Barron and Shirley Levy!
We encourage you all to take a few brochures to have on hand to pass out to friends, family and/or acquaintances.
*REMINDER: Please be prepared to renew your dues at tour upcoming October meeting as well!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Please save the date of Oct. 22nd for our next meeting, 12-3pm - our regular time. The program will be Artist Trading Cards (ATC). I know we had an ATC program previously scheduled before this meeting, but this one will be different.
Please bring your pencils, some blank cards and mixed media. Items will be presented for you to work with but please bring your ideas! Samples will be available also. Let's get ATC going in our area.
Please Note: Save Nov. 19th for a meeting (due to the holiday, BCSC will be closed on our usually scheduled Saturday). Remember we do not have a meeting in December.
See you on Oct. 22nd!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
For those of you who do not already know our President Betty Lehnus, was in the hospital with a serious heart condition. She is out of the hospital at this writing and recovering. Betty has great leadership skills and did more than her part for our local chapter. I wish her a fast recovery and look forward to her return. Melinda made a get well card for Betty and it will be available at the October meeting for all present to sign and add well-wishes to.
Unfortunately, the board has not been in touch with Betty for some time. This showed at the last meeting of our chapter in disorganization and a general lack of information and leadership. In short the board of CPSA was under crisis and it showed. Melinda Beavers, Les Lamkin, and I do regret not being prepared and apologize for lack of dynamic & informative meeting you are use to attending.
I volunteered to take over the position of President, with the support of our existing board and particularly you, our members. We will have the usual e-mail, and a new version of the "Ben O Gram" letter to keep you informed. We look forward to seeing everyone at the October 22nd meeting.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Just a little follow-up to our meeting a couple weeks back… wanted to share some of the photos we got. It was a lovely meeting out at Betty's house in the east mountains and a lovely warm afternoon drawing with yummy snacks and good company. I posted the drawings I completed that day over on my own blog, with a couple reference photos if you want to take a look.
Rex Barron, Lin McKay, Mike Austin
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
from Lin McKay
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Folks this is an AMAZING opportunity to attend an wonderful workshop by an extraordinary colored pencil artist at a discounted rate!! I also need to mention that we need as many attendees as we can pack in here if we ever want an opportunity this like again in the future! So here's a fantastic opportunity to get in on the action, especially if you were on the fence because of cost.
We opened the bidding at our meeting and leaving it open here on the blog for one week (from today since I am late getting this post up) - so bidding will close at 11:59pm March 8th!!
*please note you must be a current member of CPSA DC219 to be eligible to place a bid.
Secret Weapons of Colored Pencil Workshop
Presenter: Melissa Miller Nece, CPSA
This workshop is all about colored pencils with an emphasis on using them in miniatures. Ms. Miller is regarded as one of the foremost colored pencil artists in the United States and has been published in national magazines and numerous books.
April: 10, 11 (Sun & Mon) Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm Cost: $225 (if paid in full before 1/1/11 the cost is $200)
Further information and to register: Lin McKay at 505-294-2935 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
• Please bring one or more pieces of your Colored Pencil artwork: recently finished or something you're still working on.
We're going to try doing a group "Critique" . . . please remember that "critique" is not "criticism" in the sense of "it's good" or "it's bad." The idea is to look, really look at the artwork and identify some of its features such as, "what is the mood or feeling conveyed," "why do you think the artist created this work," "what do you think it means," "how did the artist create this piece?" It should be both fun and thought-provoking -- and the more pieces we have to look at the better - so please bring artwork. (If you still have the small landscapes we started when we had the session about values, bring them.)
Of course we'll have our ever-popular 50/50 cash drawing, see what's new in the library, talk a bit more about the upcoming Masterworks-miniatures show and much much more . . .
Hope to see you Saturday.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Rive Gauche Art Galleries, in Scottsdale, Arizona, in association with American Art Collector Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine, will be hosting a Miniature Art Competition and Show this coming March. Works will be limited to a 6”x6” format (image size), and artists can enter up to 3 paintings. The format limitation should make a very interesting display, and attract all sorts of collectors.
We are opening the show to all artists, in all media, and the show will take place during the height of the Scottsdale’s high season, when a maximum of collectors are in town. The jury will award a certain number of prizes, including several cash prizes (first prize is $5,000). We are also hoping to get much coverage from some of our sponsor magazines.
Attached is a prospectus for your review. I would be grateful if you could forward it to all the artists you know, and spread the word. I am hoping that the event will be wildly successful, and that it will give artists much exposure. Please note that we have extended the deadline to February 20th, 2011.
Frederic de Claremont, Ph.D.
Rive Gauche Art Galleries
7173 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251