It sure is nice to have hold of the reins to this website sometimes! Wanted to let you know that my friend Helen is modeling Thursday night, and she is just the BEST model! I'll be out of town, darn it, but I don't want you to miss this opportunity! Go to sketch on Thursday night!!! Mary
Please consider making a donation to GVA! We are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means that your donations are tax deductible! Here is a link that makes it super easy: DONATE TO GVA. Thank you so much for your consideration!
Our GVA picnic will be held July 8. Our most gracious hosts, Mary and Dave Bazen, have invited us into their home for this annual event. The Bazen’s home is on Fennessey Lake just south of Standale. Their address is O-314 Fennessey SW. The directions are: take 2nd Avenue [one block west of Wilson] south to Fennessey. Turn right. Their home is about 6 houses down.
We are now listed as a non-profit in the Amazon Smile list, which means that any time you order from Amazon, assuming you choose to order via Amazon Smile instead of plain old Amazon (it doesn’t cost you anything...it is just another way to buy from Amazon), your purchase will result in a small donation to GVA if you choose to make GVA your Amazon Smile charity.
ArtPrize is partnering with West Michigan Honda Dealers on the third annual Design & Drive Contest. It's a unique opportunity for artists to show their work in the heart of the ArtPrize district this fall. Submissions are open through July 31. Entrants are asked to create an original design that can be applied to a vinyl wrapped Honda vehicle for outdoor display on Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids during the 19 days of ArtPrize (September 20-October 8). Six designs will be selected to participate, and their designs put to a public vote organized by WM Honda.