For many artists, our first love was drawing. Drawing was the thing that got us interested in the arts in the first place. This exhibit has to do with that first love. Many of us have also kept sketch books from time to time over the years. There's something about going through an artist's sketchbook that takes us on a bit of an adventure. For this exhibit, we're calling for drawings (either framed or just mounted and ready to hang) or sketchbooks that contain drawings. The sketchbooks will be presented on a display table located in the gallery.
What a great time!!! Thank you so much, Dave and Mary, for once again hosting the GVA Summer Party. Food was fabulous, and the fellowship even more so. Until next year...and thanks to those who took photos so we can revisit our fun afternoon.
GVA board members are interested in your opinions as to the success of our organization. We have extended the deadline to August 15. To provide incentive for you to answer our questions, all survey responders' names will be included in a drawing for TWO PRIZES during the September Critique.
Stop in to see the artwork of Sri McCarthy, now on display at Bliss & Vinegar, and grab a delicious salad while you are at it! If you are interested in showing your work at B&V, you must first place your work in the Gallery on our GVA website. Marty Klar coordinates the displays at B&V. Please do not contact the restaurant directly. Contact Marty with Bliss-specific questions: email@example.com, (616) 813-7921. (Click "read more" to see photo.)
GVA artists are invited to Mary Reusch and Margaret Kriegbaum's artist reception on October 6th at 6 PM - 7 PM at the Forest Hills Fine Art Center, 600 Forest Hills Ave. SE, Grand Rapids. Their paintings shall be exhibited from September 29th through October 21st. Hope to see you at the reception! (click "read more" to see photos)
“Dominican Center Marywood Artists Staff and Sisters,” through September 30. Reception is September 11, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
The Plein Air Artists of West Michigan is offering a 7-day, 6-night retreat from Monday, September 19 until Sunday, September 25. You do not need to be a member of PAAWM to attend. You can opt to stay only a day or two, also. Very reasonable, and a fantastic opportunity to paint all day, every day, all meals provided. Even better if you bring a friend! See the brochure here.
OCTOBER / ART THAT'S STRANGE OR WEIRD
In keeping with Halloween tradition, in October, we're looking for art that is disturbing, grotesque, shocking, or downright creepy. Anything that makes the viewer at least a little bit uncomfortable. All mediums are welcomed, including drawings, paintings, prints, 3D works, fiber art, photography, digital works, and mixed media. This exhibit is not juried and the works do not have to be framed, only hangable.
Be sure to stop by Westminster Church to see Tom's works. Read more to see photos and further info.