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 Wildlife Award, and Teton Lodge Company Award at the 2006 Arts for the Parks competition. He has also received awards in several leading art publications including The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and Drawing Magazine. His 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. Dustin is a signature member in both the Society of Animal Artists and the Pastel Society of America. He and his wife, Yvonne, currently reside in Gilbert, Arizona.
General membership meeting: May 7, 2009. Art critique starts at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m.
Meeting location: The Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S Gilbert Road Gilbert, AZ (SW corner of Gilbert and Elliot). Parking is available on the North side of the building.