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Summer 2010 Artist Challenge: Creative Use of Light and Shadow

Don’t forget to work on your piece for the Summer 2010 Artist Challenge. The them this summer is the creative use of light and shadow. Ideas to Spur Creativity Light direction: backlighting, underlighting — scary Time of day: long shadows in morning and later afternoon Color of shadow: blue, complement, darker shade of local color […]

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Mix It Up at the February Membership Meeting

Join us for a presentation by Deb Randall on Thursday, February 4. Deb is an active GVAL member who won second place in the mixed media category in the 2009 art show. Her artwork fuses a soft painting style with bits of text and newspaper clippings. The combination creates subtle textures and depth in her […]

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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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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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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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