Grand Valley Artists is planning to put together a series of note card packages to sell at our various events and to our own members to help offset the loss of revenue from the cancellation of Reeds Lake and our sketch sessions. These cards will be "all occasion" cards, blank inside, so suitable for birthdays, anniversaries, or just a friendly "hello." For our first collection of cards, a jury of board members will choose images from our GVA Artists Hunkering DOWN and MAKING ART! albums on Facebook, and we will ask each artist's permission to use your work prior to printing.
Due to the Covid-19 virus, The Reeds Lake Art Festival which was scheduled to take place in East Grand Rapids, June 20th, 2020, is canceled
Grand Valley Artists has provided its members with SO many opportunities to gather and share our passion for art. If it has meant a lot to you, you might use that "Make a Donation" button on the left side of the screen to show the love. Or, you can send a check to GVA at 1695 Service Rd. NE, Suite 106, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Without the Reeds Lake Art Festival, our main source of funding, we will deplete our funds. Help keep GVA strong! Make a donation today! THANKS!
During this difficult time, we are fortunate to have a passion. GVA has given us a fellowship where we can share our passion, but the current situation has made painting together, attending monthly activities, and having our usual fun times impossible. But NO! It isn't impossible! Time to get into social media, namely Facebook, to share what you are creating with the rest of us! When you have a Facebook account, you can ask to be invited to our new page, GVA Artists Hunkering DOWN and MAKING ART! Just go to that group page and apply to join.
In light of the current health crisis and the need to avoid gatherings, GVA will not be having most regular sketch sessions/critique/program until the threat to our members has passed. We have started having Saturday sessions for 10 people max. You can sign up using the form that is shared via Mailchimp each week. If you have any problems signing up, contact Dana Donnell (DanaBDonnell@gmail.com) or Kathy Bechtel (email@example.com).
The Lowell Englehardt Public Library is looking for artists to exhibit their work for a two month period. The library promotes the artists on their website and at the front desk. If you are interested, please contact Sandi Brogger at firstname.lastname@example.org.