In the GVA Gallery for March and April

GVA GALLERY / March 2019 / ABSTRACT & NON REPRESENTATIONAL ART
Simply put, we're looking for art that is not realistic. I'm sure this will generate a lot of discussion, as it did last time, about what is non representational and to what degree. It will be interesting to see how our thinking has evolved since the last time. All 2D and 3D art is eligible, including drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, digital works, mixed media, etc. This exhibit is not juried and the works do not have to be framed, only hangable with a wire in back. And please remember to sign your work.

The Wes DeVries Abstract Expressionism Workshop, which was held last Saturday in our studio, introduced our participating artists a unique process of creating non representational art. It was an adventure which lead most of us to a result that we could never have predicted. We'll be sharing our workshop paintings by displaying them together in one section of this exhibit.

Hang: February 25 / Monday
Strike: April 1 / Friday


GVA GALLERY / April 2019 / Van Gogh Challenge 
Inspired by the recent movie At Eternity's Gate with Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, we are celebrating Van Gogh's work by filling our April gallery with facsimiles of his great impressionistic work. (And thank you Diane Bartnick for the suggestion.) I'm giving all our GVA artists an advanced notice on this one because most of us do not have a Van Gogh inspired piece in our inventory and therefore this will become an assignment. But at least now, it will not be an assignment with a tight deadline. There are three ways you can participate in The Challenge.

1. Create a painting slavishly copied from a Van Gogh painting.

2. Using a Van Gogh painting as reference, create your own version of his composition painted in your own style.

3. Create your own original composition painted in the style of Van Gogh.

This exhibit is not juried and the works do not have to be framed, only hangable with a wire in back. And please remember to sign your work.

Hang: April 1 / Monday
Strike: April 29 / Monday