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January Membership Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Thursday, January 7th at 6:30 p.m.  Be sure to bring your art for a professional critique by fine art show judge, Dustin Van Wechel. This will be a great opportunity to gain some insight. Meeting location: The Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S Gilbert Road Gilbert, AZ (SW […]

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Christmas Social

In lieu of a regular December meeting, GVAL held a Chistmas Social on December 3. We had a delicious Italian dinner and lots of door prices along with a white elephant gift exchange. Thanks to all who attended – we had a great time. The GVAL 2009 Christmas Social photos are below.

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October Meeting Recap

We had a great time listening and talking to GVAL presenter Dustin Van Wechel during our October meeting. Dustin’s work has been exhibited all throughout the US, including one-man shows and major art exhibitions, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions show in Jackson, Wyoming. He will be judging our Annual Art Show. […]

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Grappling with Greys Artwork

Our first artist challenge was a great success! We had quite a few pieces to critique and vote on at the last meeting. The overwhelming winner was Michelle’s charcoal drawing of a parrot. It is a sample piece from her charcoal class at Art on Boston. She has another class starting on October 18 if […]

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October Membership Meeting

Join GVAL for a presentation by Dustin Van Wechel on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. In February of 2002, Dustin left a successful 8-year career in the advertising industry to pursue his true passion, fine art, full-time. Since then, he has won numerous awards including the prestigious 2004 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Competition, the […]

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September Membership Meeting

Join us for a presentation by Karl Milbauer on Thursday, September 3. Karl volunteers at the Desert Botanical Garden and he will talk about their art classes. He is also an accomplished artist and will bring some Chinese paintings. He recently attended Chinese classes offered at Shemer and Phoenix College. General membership meeting: Thursday, Septemebr […]

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Summer social on Friday, June 5

Bring Out Your Best We are celebrating our creativity as artists so bring one of your favorite pieces to share with the group. Or you can also bring a favorite piece by another artist. Share your vision and yourself with the GVAL. We will also have a make-your-own banana split bar, music, a round of […]

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May Membership Meeting

Join us for our first Artist Challenge: Grappling with Grays. Jean Smith presents this challenge and will offer some ideas on dealing with this common artist’s predicament. Come join us for this fun meeting! Anyone who is interested should bring their favorite medium and be ready to create something new. This is a group effort […]

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