Gilbert Visual Art League
Art Vine 

 September 2021

Members and Friends of GVAL, welcome to the start of another great year!  Last season our meetings were all conducted on Zoom.  This year, thanks to several of our talented board members, we are able to offer hybrid meetings, which allow our members the choice of attending meetings either in person or virtually through Zoom. The monthly meetings begin at 6:30 pm in the Neely Room at HD South. If you are thinking about becoming a member, we would love to have you as our guest at a meeting so you can get to know us! For details and a map, CLICK HERE.
September GVAL Meeting
Our September Monthly Meeting didn't go exactly as planned.  Our presenter, Kathy Q Parks was unable to be at the meeting, but has been rescheduled for a later date.  A big Thank You to Dani Kahn for stepping in and making our first meeting of the season a success!
Dani is one of our GVAL Board Members, in charge of Membership.  During our meeting, she talked to us about a project that she is taking part in during the month of October, called Inktober.  As a bonus, we got some valuable education for utilizing Instagram!  
A little about Inktober: Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009.  It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the art challenge every October.  Read more about this fun 30 day challenge HERE!
October GVAL Meeting
We are excited to have Anton Nowels as our presenter for the October 7th Monthly Meeting.  Anton is an accomplished artist whose work has been juried into both the Oil Painters of America (OPA) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS) national exhibitions. To visit Anton's website, CLICK HERE.
October Calendar

Thursday Oct. 7th  
  • GVAL Hybrid Meeting with Anton Nowels in the Neely Room at HD South 6:30pm.  Click HERE for details and a map.

Friday Oct. 15th
  • Deadline for Artist of the Month.  Enter your artwork HERE

Monday Oct. 18th
  • Member Show Applications Due.  Fill out your Application HERE

Thursday Oct 21st
  • Drop off art for the Member Show from 5-6pm at Gallery 4 at HD South 

Saturday Oct. 23rd
  • Member Show opens in Gallery 4 at HD South.  It will be available for viewing from 9am to 4pm each Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday through November 20th, 2021. The show will also be available on our website through December 2nd.
Members In The News!
Deepika Haldankar

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!
Our First 5x7 Fundraiser of the Season
was a Success!  

5X7 Fundraiser

Thank you to all who purchased art during the week that our paintings were on display at HD South, as well as the members who offered them for sale!  GVAL, HD South, and Members all benefit from this endeavor!

Thanks to Peter Eobbi!

A big Thank You goes out to Peter for planning the fundraiser and setting up our display.  Thank you also to the members who volunteered to sit at the museum and sell our fabulous offerings!

A huge thanks to GVAL members for supporting House of Refuge! Last Spring we donated over 239 pieces or art to their offices and 80+ homes in that community!  We have opportunities now to support House of Refuge in other ways. 

Our members can make a positive impact on people’s lives at House of Refuge by volunteering to:

  • Demonstrate and supervise an art activity for the children and youth at their community center. Maybe 2 or 3 GVAL artists could work together on this. 
  • Volunteer to help the kids with their homework after school at the community center. 
  • File papers in the office. 
  • Sort donations received by House of Refuge.   
To find out more, CLICK HERE 
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