On Saturday March 11th from 9 am to 1 pm, Becky Kinloch will be teaching a watercolor class with emphasis on working the negative space and blending values. Then using colored pencil and marker to create realistic drawing techniques. To be held at the Fine Arts on 5th Gallery in Malvern Iowa. Please call 402-679-8914 to register, and or any questions.
On Friday, March 24th Linda Bernett will be teaching an alcohol ink class. Hours 10:00 am to 1:00 at the Fine Arts on 5th Gallery in Malvern Iowa. All supplies are included. Please call 402-679-8914 to register, and or any questions.
Association of Nebraska Art Clubs (ANAC) Selection Show
The General Meeting Minutes for February 22, 2017 / 11:00 am @ Valentino’s (south location)
Called to order by President, Linda Bernett
Treasurers report: $6,731.83 by Jo Anne Nielsen
ANAC: JoAnne Nielsen reported the convention will be held June 7-10 in York, NE. Members are to drop off 1-2 pieces of art for the selection show Apr. 3 from 10-10:30 at Lutheran Church of the Master upstairs. Dick Brown provided additional information about ANAC.
Art Shows: Show take down - February 26 from 2-4 at the Jewish Community Center. Sharon Clawson reported our next art show will be at the Hot Shops, Fusion of Artistic Minds, to be held In May.
Community Art Bridge: Linda Bernett reported January’s inclement weather reduced class size to seven students and three teachers. The lesson was winter stamping. The March lesson will be compass design.
Fun Shop: Katie Johnson reported 24 at February’s Scratchboard Fun Shop taught by Carolyn S. Mason. Sara Wamsatt will be teaching the March Fun Shop.
Host: Luncheon and meeting will be at the Joslyn Museum, followed by a tour of the current exhibit. A guided tour of “Environmental Impacts of Hunting and Fishing” will be offered to our club at a reduced rate!
Membership: JoAnne Nielsen delivered the news of 4 new members!
Programs: Katie Johnson presented Mary Gubbel, librarian and paper artist was todays program.
President: Linda Bernett requested a committee of five to review the bylaws, and a committee of three to review scholarship applications. Winners of the Genie Schaefer and Omaha Artists, Inc. Memorial Scholarships will be announced at the March luncheon and meeting. Reminder that have until March 1 for receipt of scholarship applications.
Other Announcements: Linda Bernett announced that this year’s board members are willing to remain in office for next year, 2017-2018. Nominations and voting will be in May and installation of officers at the June pot luck.
Motion to adjourn – Jo Anne Nielsen Second motion – Katie Johnson
Congratulations to the winners of our Winter Art Show. If you were unable to join us on Sunday February 5th for the reception at the Jewish Community Center, the show is up until February the 26th for viewing.
Please note that the deadline for the Genie Schaefer and Omaha Artists Inc. Memorial Scholarship is fast approaching. Both applications are enclosed in this newsletter or apply online (see links below).
February 22 Board meeting at 11:00 a.m. Lunch at 12:00
Join us for luncheon buffet No reservations required, pay at the door and we will be gathering in the party room.
Valentino’s 5022 South 108th St (108th and L) LaVista
Program: Altered Book Artist Mary Gubbels
Our Featured Speaker —Altered Book Artist Mary Gubbels from Papillion, NE will introduce us to the art of altered books using a combination of origami, imaginative destruction and hardware to create alteredbooks. She earned her BFA from UNL. How better to see the potential for altered books while working in a library. Enjoy lunch and interesting speech with a display of creations tempting not only our taste buds but, also our imaginative dreams.
Fun Shop: Seeing in Depth - Scratch Board by Carolyn S. Mason
Lutheran Church of the Master 2617 S. 114th Street, Omaha, NE. (lower south door) Wednesday January 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Cost $4 members/$5 non-members
Please bring snacks to share!
Note: We will no longer be in the basement of the church. We are being moved to the large meeting room upstairs! So parking is up on top. There will be signs posted the day of the Fun Shop.
Use the North door if you need handicap access.
Our Fun Shop is being presented by Carolyn S. Mason. Carolyn received her commercial art degree from the Omaha Art School where she developed a love for scratchboard. Early in her career she designed labels and worked with Walter LaHue, a free-lance commercial artist. Although she considers herself a realist at heart, Carolyn is experienced in all media types. She is known for her specialty of scratchboard animals and people and for teaching classes to various groups.
small bottle India Ink (may be shared)
plastic (small garbage bag will work)
piece of cardboard 8x10 to 11x12
scratching tools (x-acto knife, long stick pins, needles, etc)
1 inch brush for inking art soap to wash brush black and white photo to transfer or sketch, something simple
box of 10 crayons
Caroline will supply your initial work sheet and white transfer paper; if you require additional, there will be a minimal charge.
All ESL Art Bridge classes are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September thru May at Augustana Lutheran Church, located at 3647 Lafayette, Omaha, NE from 9 to 11 am.
Most students are from warm climates such as Burma, Sudan, Somalia and are challenged by snow. Our February class will be creating snowflakes. January’s class was lead by Pat Lontor with “Self Expressions” an oil pastel resist and watercolor.
Our winter art show, "Something Old, Something New", at the Jewish Community Center is a big beautiful show! We had 46 artists enter 92 works of art. Our judge, Troy Mueller spent over an hour judging, and had good things to say about the art.
"New Mexico Mesa"
"Great-Great-Great Grandmother, 17 yrs"
"Something Borrowed, Something Blue"
Joy Long Memorial Award for Best Use of Light and Atmosphere:
"Pleine Aire Boats, Rockport, TX"
"Great-Great-Great Granddaughter, 17 yrs"
"Rough River Bridge"
Judge's Recognition Awards:
“Water Edge II”
"Santa Fe Colors"
"Primed at the Pump"
Cold Wax, Oil
Our judge Troy J. Muller is an Omaha based artist and art instructor. He graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in painting. He also earned an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry at the University of Nebraska. He is a founding member and Art Director of New Century Art Guild, a non-profit arts organization that supports veterans seeking new careers in the creative arts. He is represented by Modern Arts Midtown Gallery in Omaha and Rotert Art Gallery in Bellevue, NE. Troy currently teaches visual art classes at Metro Community College and serves as an individual instructor for the Department of VA’s Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Spring Art Show – "The Fusing of Artistic Minds"
PLEASE NOTE: The show will be in the month of May! Not April as previously stated!
Hot Shops Art Center 13th and Nicholas
Registration: Tuesday, May 2, 11 - 1
Reception: Sunday, May 7, 2-4
Take Down: Sunday, May 28, 2-4
Sizes allowed are - Measured on OUTSIDE of frame edges
3 pieces if 15x15 inches or smaller
2 pieces if 30x30 or smaller
1 piece if 40x40 (maximum size)
Call Sharon Clawson at 402-672-7536 if you have questions.