Time to start thinking about your submission for the 2017 Poster Contest! Entries can be either original art or digital file. If you choose to submit a digital file, please provide an image measuring 8”x12” at 300 ppi (2400x3600 pixels) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 10th. If you will be submitting an original piece of art, it should measure 12”x18”.
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.)
When: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Where: Grand Valley Artists (GVA) Gallery
1345 Monroe Ave, Suite 140, Grand Rapids, MI
The GVA Photography Group will show an intriguing collection of fine art photography and imaging including photographic composites, hand colored/black and white silver gelatins, tin types, collodions and metallic prints. Refreshments will be served. Free parking. We look forward to seeing you!
GVA held its 2nd forum meeting with about 25 members in attendance at our September 8 program. At our first forum meeting, Carl Forslund, one of our esteemed GVA members, suggested that for the purpose of keeping our organization viable and a forward-thinking art community, we should form a group to search for ideas to promote and encourage learning in the arts as well as create a comfortable and friendly place for artists to develop friendships with people who share their interests.
by Mary Myszka
Gourds. What can be done with them?
Since it’s harvest season, October 13th, Program Night, seems like a good time to introduce some “out of the box” ideas using gourds as a fine art form.
Gourds have been around for centuries. They are grown all over the world in many types, sizes, and shapes. Archaeological sites world-over have uncovered tools, musical instruments, kitchen utensils and objects of art, all made from gourds.
Diann's watercolors and mosaics are going to be represented by the Flat River Gallery during the month of October. The artist reception october 13 from 5:00 till 8:00.
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. All exhibits are free to the public. Hope to see you at the reception! (click "read more" to see photos)