In The News

We’re in the News! The Member Show has been featured in the Gilbert Sun News and in the Mesa Tribune submitted by Srianthi Perera. Several members are highlighted. The Member Show will hang in Gallery 4 at HD South until November 20th, and will stay on our website until February 1st. We are featured on pages 24 and 25 of the Gilbert Sun Times CLICK HERE. And on page 21 of the Mesa Tribune CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to artistic photographer Deepika Haldankar on her interview and work featured in Shout Out Arizona! She specializes in photo branding of businesses and more.  This year Deepika is introducing Lifestyle Photography to her business. It focuses more on Documentary Lifestyle Photos. “My main goal here is to capture the moments in my client’s life. No-fuss or fake smiles. Just genuine moments of joy and happiness with loved ones.”  You can enjoy the interview in Shout Out Arizona and Deepika’s photography HERE!

Dani Kahn serves on our GVAL board as Membership Coordinator and we are happy to see her “In the News”!
You can read the entire article in the Gilbert Sun News, written by Srianthi Perera, on pages 14 and 16 by CLICKING HERE.

GVAL recently donated 239 pieces of art to House of Refuge

The photo above shows an original oil painting donated to House of Refuge by Jean Turner Smith. The painting will be auctioned to raise funds for House of Refuge. Pictured left to right are Donna Finter, GVAL artist and Public Relations Coordinator, Kayla Kolar, Executive Director of House of Refuge and Cathy Maiorano, a contributor to House of Refuge.

Gilbert Suns News article by Srianthi Perera highlights the GVAL
Annual Fine Art Show and Sale. Read interviews by several members and
see some one the winning entries on pages 24 and 26 by CLICKING HERE.

Shelley Marler holding one of her 2021 calendars and one of her original paintings she used to create it!

GVAL member Shelley Marler is In the News! Shelley has created a 2021 Calendar using her Mandala Paintings. The Mesa Tribune has printed an article by Srianthi Perera about Shelley and the history of the Mandala. Find all the information and read the entire article on pages 12 and 13 HERE. Congratulations, Shelley!

We’re in the news with our 7th Annual Gilbert Visual Art League Member Show! You can read the complete article on pages 16 and 17 in the Gilbert Sun News by clicking HERE. Thank you to Siranthi Perera for highlighting our Member Show and thanks to Donna Finter, our public relations coordinator!

Four of our GVAL members, Jane Bradley-Wine, Glenda Niemen, Shelley Marler and Rosalie Vaccaro were highlighted on AZ PBS for their donations to the Covid 19 frontline workers. Their story is told during the first few minutes of this video. CLICK HERE to enjoy!

Several of our GVAL Members, Rosalie Vaccaro, Glenda Nieman, Shelley Marler, and Jane Bradley-Wine were featured on ABC 15 news Thursday, Sept.10th for their participation in the Portraits for Heroes movement. You can read the article by Jamie Warren and watch the news clip by clicking HERE.

GVAL members Jane Bradley-Wine, Rosalie Vaccaro, Shelley Marler, and Glenda Nieman, have been featured in the Community section of Gilbert Sun News!  They are among a growing number of generous artists who have donated to the international movement honoring health care workers with original portraits.  Read the full article, written by our friend Siranthi Perera, on pages 18 and 20 by clicking HERE

GVAL member Jane Bradley-Wine has very generously donated several portraits to the international movement called “Portraits for Heroes”, and was recently interviewed by 12 News.  You can watch a longer version of the video that aired Tuesday Aug 25 by CLICKING HERE.  We are so proud of you, Jane!

GVAL member Vita Nicolosi is In the News!  Vita and her daughter-in-law, Gina, have sewn 6,000 masks since the pandemic began, donating the first 3,000.  Read their story in the Gilbert Sun News HERE.  We are proud of you, Vita!

Several of our GVAL members have been highlighted in a news article published in the Gilbert Sun News.  Thanks again to Srianthi Perera for showcasing our very talented GVAL artists, Barbara Tibbets, Sharon Hess and Donna Finter!  You can read those interviews in an article titled ‘Gilbert, other EV Artists Inspired by Virus Pandemic’ by clicking HERE

Salmon Run by Barbara Tibbets

Donna Finter
Bright Moment by Donna Finter

The SanTan Sun News also featured our GVAL artists paintings and interviews.  A big thank you goes out to our long time friend and news contributor, Srianthi Perera.  You can read the article titled ‘Chandler and other EV Artists Inspired by Virus Pandemic’ by clicking HERE      To read the entire issue which features interviews and art by GVAL artists Donna Finter,  Sharon Hess and Barbara Tibbets on page 40, click HERE