Curious about Grand Valley Artists? Reviewing the contents of this website, including our archived newsletters (available via the link at the top of this page), is a great way to get to know us. If you decide on an in-person visit, our studio and gallery are open during our regularly scheduled activities; please contact Membership Chair Mary Baine (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangements for a tour of our facility.
Portrait models (artists focus on the face) are needed on Mondays from 10 am - Noon. Figure models (artists focus on the entire body) are needed on Saturdays from 10 am - 1 pm. Models pose for 20-minute periods, with breaks in between, until the full time has passed. During breaks, models have time to look around, meet the artists, and see what they have drawn or painted! We pay $15/hr/clothed, $20/hr/nude.
We hope to offer an additional evening short pose sketch session on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month; however, before we can start this, we need a facilitator and someone to coordinate models. If you're interested, please contact email@example.com.
Facebook does not need to be intimidating. You can become a Facebook user even if you have no intention of using it for anything else other than participating in our GVA pages. You will need to create an account by signing up on Facebook using your own name so we recognize you and allow you to belong to our pages. When you have created your basic page set up, you will need to do a search at the top of the Facebook Home Page to find our GVA pages.
Grand Valley Artists has put together three 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 pandemic-related cancellations of Reeds Lake Art Festival and our sketch sessions. Two sets of these cards are "all occasion" cards, blank inside, so suitable for birthdays, anniversaries, or just a friendly "hello".
Dues and volunteers are only part of the picture!
Without the Reeds Lake Art Festival, our primary fundraiser,
GVA is in danger of depleting its reserves.
Every donation helps to keep GVA strong!
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