Summer Artist Challenge: May Membership Meeting

Join us for a our second Artist Challenge: Creative Uses for Lighting and Shadow on Thursday, May 6. Jean Turner-Smith is preparing a demonstration showing how light defines forms. She will discuss the best times to paint, early morning or afternoon when shadows are long, and why.  She will have spot lights set up so that you can see the effects of lighting on a still life and  a model. After the presentation, you will have time to sketch the composition and experiment with the lighting.

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 so the more artists we have the better it will be. We can learn from each other and feed off each others ideas.

You will have the summer to complete your piece so you can show it off at the September meeting. Will we critique each piece and vote on a winner. The winning artist will receive a small prize.

In addition, we will be announcing GVAL board nominations and voting on positions at the meeting. It is not too late to get involved—we have plenty of positions available for anyone who is interested. Learn more about the election or come to the meeting and volunteer!

If you plan to attend the membership meeting, bring your artwork to share with the club. We have two opportunities each month: Critique and Artist of the Month. Pieces for Critique should be an unframed, unfinished work in progress. The Critique is a great way to get feedback for improvement or suggestions to solve any problems you are having with the work. The Artist of the Month piece should be finished and framed for presentation. The Artist of the Month is chosen via a vote secret ballot vote by all present at the meeting. The winner receives a cash prize and a write up on our website.

General membership meeting: Thursday, May 6, 2010. Art critique starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by club news and board elections. The challenge begins at 7:30 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.

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