Welcome to the temporary location of blog site of Sand Painters Art Club As this is the coldest day of the year, i'm working on the computer next to my wood stove and favorite [only] cat "Hairry". I've been planning and schemeing with Joan about the upcoming year of the Sand Painters. As you can see - i have a temporary link to a blog and page on my web site. please use the blog.
A small group of Sand Painter officers and willing members met at the end of December to do some pre-planning for the 2010 Sand Painters Art Club. We will meet at the scheduled meeting in January to complete, finalize, and approve the calendar of events. So far the plan for the year has many of the tried and true events and some new twists on events. We have worked hard to make exciting and motivating gatherings and challenges for members of any mediums to express themselves. And many opportunities for your art projects to be displayed. Artist of the Month-AOM --We want to designate an artist to show art in the four banks in Valentine each month. It will require only four works of art. If you are interested see what months are open and sign up.Library Artist of the Month --Each month there will be an art show at the Valentine Library in the meeting room. Some shows are one person and some are group shows. See what you can do to show your work. We have made many opportunities for you to show one, two, or more works in group shows. Also you will want to make an effort to view the show each month. The Valentine Area Arts Council (VAAC) hosts around five or six performing arts events during the year held at the high school. The VAAC has offered the opportunity for visual artists to show their art in the lobby after the performance during the reception. Any number of artists can group together their art to show in this semi-formal setting. This is a show for just the time around the event during that part of the day.We have a Sand Painter gathering scheduled for each month. At each meeting there will be a sharing time for members to bring things to share related to art or art to show or get suggestions for. Every gathering has an activity scheduled. Many times the activity coordinates with the challenge. Notice that many of the challenges come with the opportunity to show in a group art show in the library. The monthly challenges are just that…optional challenges that are interpretive…so be creative in your thinking as well as with your preferred art medium…painting, drawing, sculpting, quilting, writing…etc. We are encouraging members to also make small groups to challenge each other to create with your own ideas of subjects, mediums, and themes. You can be a part of several challenge groups…no limits. We are going to make a concerted effort to take more time to follow up on challenges and sharing time. And that people have time to connect with other artists during our gatherings.There are so many great opportunities for you to succeed this coming year. You will want to look ahead on the year calendar summary sheet and set personal goals. So clean up your art area, organize your supplies, schedule time to create, and see where your art takes you during 2010.
The above post was written by Joan....Pat---this is a reminder that the poster/message stand for the Library Art Shows is in Ann's office at the Valentine Library. We should get it up and be using it. It is our responsibility to set it up and get show information in the stand. If you think we need some plastic type coating on that can be done anytime. I also think it would be a good idea to have a line on the stand saying "Coming Next Month..." to generate interest. Let me know what I can do to help.
I have a web site that has instructions on how to do about anything...there are many art instructions...you will want to check it out...this is the address for a very simple roll up pencil pouch...great to go with your sketchbook.http://www.instructables.com/id/Felt-Pencil-Stub-Case/step6/Insert-Pencils-Roll-Up/
Check out this website for a photography workshop held in Hastings, NE in late February. It sounds really good.http://www.photographnebraska.com/
Hey all---get a sketchbook--any sketchbook---and get ready to use it this year. Carry it with you at all times and have some fun drawing supplies to go with. A ziplock bag works really well to hold supplies. Upcoming will be an Internet link to ideas for sketchbook/journal entries. (The sketchbooks can be very simple and inexpensive or more elaborate---you decide.)
---if you need a sketch/field bag for you or for a youth---check out this great idea---recycling a pair of jeans. Neat idea.http://www.whiteoakschool.com/camp-creek-blog/2008/4/12/make-a-field-bag-from-recycled-clothing.html
Talking about sketch books or journals, Pat found the neatest one in the book store in Valentine. Had a wonderful deep blue background with a cat lying around the magnetic clasp, lots of texture and shimmer. Now that should make you want to draw or write.
dave just called - results from the Erinistine Quick competition on ColumbusBest of Show - Ardith Starostka1St. Place - David Dorsey --- yeah2nd - Dianne Noonan1st Honorable mentinon - Lois Smith2nd HM - Ardith Starostka3rd HM - Donna Schimonitz4th HM - Robert Grokecongrats to dave dorsey.
Most of you have heard me talk about my experiences with Watercolor in the Black Hills...it is open to any medium this year. It is June 14-18th. Pat will post information on this web site as a link. Please share the invitation to anyone you think would be interested. I have never had a more fulfilling artistic experience than this. I call it my retreat. I will email more information if requested. My wish is that everyone have a piece of this experience.
http://www.artistsfoundation.org/art_pages/resources/resources_arts_resumes.htmwebsite for info on creating an art resume with format for education and exhibits.
more info from the Art Foundation websitehttp://www.artistsfoundation.org/art_pages/resources/resources_arts_presskit.htmthe link is for info regarding press releases. you can send along to Hedda.
Anita, Chris and i entered the Prairie Winds Photo show. in grand island. Chris got an honorable mention and Pat got Merit Award - 3rd place. out of about 100 photos.
Congratulatons Chris and Pat!!! ;)
www.mckennapro.com this is the best place for photos. fast and professional - easy to use. delivers in 2 days. this is where anita gets her great pics from - it is now my favorite place.
"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." `Henry David Thoreau (Thank you, Pat and Joan for having ALWAYS positively affected my day! I can't think of ONE time either of you have not made my day a better one.)
I want to thank those of you who stopped into Janine's during the Bull Bash to check out my progress on my caricature drawings. I had a fun day---and am still learning. Right now --any face I see--I wonder how I would draw it in as a caricature.
For everyone who put art in the Moo Neigh art show, helped to set up/take down, and who helped with the reception during the Bull Bash...It all looked great and was a wonderful addition to the Bull Bash.
Great Sand Painter's gathering tonight. Anita's art activity to paint with acrylics on photographs was amazing. Just remember to seal the photo---I used a spray acrylic varnish and I printed my photos on card stock. What great fun. Those of you who missed out---just try it.
Thanks Anita, you did a grat job. There were some were cool paintings around the tables and like always a great deal of visiting and fun. Great meeting.
Hey everyone, thanks for helping to pull the membership dues together. Just a couple more to get, Anita, this is a reminder you requested. I hope to make calls yet today for confirmation of a couple of supporting members and we should be set to go.Good times with good people at Sandpainters.Joan, when we gonna retreat or have you been thinking that direction?
Put this on your calender---Artist Retreat March 26, 27, 28, 2010 at Niobrara Valley Preserve. Details will come soon. There will be a limit of how many people we can have this year. We have a whole cabin---two bedrooms and a pull out sofa---one bath--huge kitchen and huge living room...all in one building. If you are interested email Joan asap firstname.lastname@example.org...there will be day use and overnight stays available. A donation of $10 a day overnight or $5 a day for day use.
anita sent this site out. there is a women's show in the infor. nice site. check it out12 12 Gallerywww.1212galleryrva.comSouth Richmond's Fine Art Gallery
I am definitely interested in the Artist Retreat, but I'm not sure exactly what days yet, and I may be commuting rather than staying. I will let you know for sure soon, Joan.Also, a message to all regarding what I do as publicity chairperson:I place notices and news in the Midland News, on KVSH and on Twister regarding group shows, upcoming special events, and awards received by Sandpainters members. Artist of the Month press releases are the responsibility of each artist. It is still unclear to me, however, exactly what constitutes a "group show". Two artists or three? Or should I cover all library shows icluding those featuring only one artist? And I have received mixed messages as to whether I should announce upcoming Sandpainters meetings in the paper. I need further clarification on these matters. Thanks for your help, Pat and Debby.
Hello everyone! I just wanted to leave the link of the website I will be writing for. It is called, Life As A Human, the address is: www.lifeasahuman.com. My first post gets put up tonight, and then there will be one every week after this. Enjoy, and click click click!! haa haa! I really had a great time at the meeting! HOpe you are all well, take care, M
good news - donna binfield has said that she would love to return to valentine. she did say that it would have to depend on her health issues. she will keep us posted but as of right now - donna will be our judge and workshop person.
http://www.oldwestmuseum.org/westernSpirit/index.htmlthis is the link to dave dorsey pieces at the cheyeene days western spirit art show. congratulations dave.
local workshop information below - at janines - 376-2257http://www.facebook.com/pages/SCHEMMER-STUDIOS-FINE-ARTS/353122613391#!/pages/SCHEMMER-STUDIOS-FINE-ARTS/353122613391?ref=nf
just a tidbit of information before i forget. the library will be doning a major revivation this summer and it may and probably will cause us to lose the meeting room for the months of june, july, august. don't know exactly when they will have to move all the books into the meeting room. just be aware of this. we will go one as scheduled and Anne will call me - and i can have the show down in that day. it will not affect our anac selection show. they are replacing windows.
okay. here's what some of us have been up too.I showed the rural school' spirit of Nebraska art works at the VAAC this month. The spirit of nebraska screen saver competition is put on by the governer's office and can be followed at http://www.sos.state.ne.us/youth/art-info.html Last year I had 2 winners from Goose Creek School. Joan Swim and I both participated at the South West Conference's Art and Music Festival and Art Competition. Joan taught the basics of charicature drawing. Pat painted glazes on tiles and then fired them on site. The students choose their subjects and learned how to shade with glazes. The tiles were then rakued outside.
There's a 4-day watercolor workshop by Sandy Meyer at the Dancing Leaf Cultural Center near Wellfleet, on May 13, 14, 15, and 16. More info on the ANAC web site under "News". Looks like another great opportunity in a beautiful and interesting location, for anyone who might be interested. Perhaps most of you have seen it already.
thanks Deb & Pat for forwarding the info on Arrow Artists' collage workshop w/Susan Hart in B.Bow yesterday. FUN!!!
News from Columbus, NE: Dora Hagge is giving a watercolor workshop at the Columbus Art Gallery on June 25-27, 8:30A.M. to 4:30 P.M., at the Columbus Art Gallery. She will be going in depth about color and how to achieve the vibrant, glowing colors that you want, in part using a color wheel that she has designed to show which colors vibrate in response to one another. Fee is $140 and includes lunch. Space is limited, so if you are interested, call Lisa Rosendahl ASAP at (402)563-1016 or email: email@example.com.She is an awesome watercolor painter!
good job sand painters. great show up in the library. thanks for all the have helped. got the payment from pamida and have the $$$50.00 for the 2 high school students to go on an art field trip with joan swim. looking forward for a day of high school art at springview friday with joan, priscilla and chana. will be another great event in the art of the sand hills.
hey, my new article is up at Life As A Human. www.lifeasahuman.com
If you are hanging art that is not framed you may consider something like this for hanging. Just need to make sure the hole is big enough for the hangers in the Valentine library. I am using them for my student's art and they are amazing, easy, and cheap. And yes they are strong--held 12 x14 canvas panels.http://store.schoolspecialtyonline.net/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=515880&minisite=10206
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crap, if you are heading south on HWY 12, it is still at mile marker six, but you will turn right instead of left, and you wont see the weander sign until u are on the actual road.
Hey, are we doing anything specific tonight at Mary's? Or just enjoying each others company?
At Sand Painter's meeting Tuesday Celeste will be showing us how to mix colors for skin tones. Bring any color medium-colored pencils, oil pastels, pastels, acrylics...Also the challenge that is due is the resume and photo manipulation---bring examples to the meeting.
any body got a good idea how to store framed 2-d?????
The Columbus Art Gallery is having a photography exhibit in July and August called "Image". The deadline for forms, fees and entries is July 19 at 4:30 p.m. The show dates are July 26 through August 16, with an opening reception and awards ceremony on August 1. Work can be hand-delivered or shipped to the Columbus Art Gallery, 2504 14th Street, Columbus, NE 68601. (For those of you who may not be familiar, the art gallery is on the lower floor of the Columbus Public Library.)Award winning Nebraska photojournalist Jim Dean will judge the show. Best of Show will be $250, with First Place at $100, and various other awards. Contacts for more information are: firstname.lastname@example.org, and phone:402-563-1016.Looks like a great opportunity for all photographers!
Julia Noyes is holding a workshop: "Wild and Wonderful Abstract Painting" at Gallery 92 West in Fremont, NE, on August 14, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Fees are $55 for FAAA members and $65 for non-members, plus $10 if you would like Julia to provide your supplies. For more information call Pam King at 402 721-7779, or email her at email@example.com. This would probably be the best way to obtain reg. forms or find out where to get them.
Dave Dorsey won Best of Show at the Thedford Art Gallery's Open Show for his acrylic painting "The Watcher", and Claudia Bestol won First Place in photography in the same show for "White". Congratulations to both of you, and keep up the great work!If anyone else receives an award in a show or knows of anyone who has, place it on the blog or let me know. I'll continue to keep my ears open.
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The Sand Painters Art Club - President - Pat Schemmer, Vice President - Joan Swim, Secretary - Debby Galloway. Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month.