2016-2017 Meetings & Programs
2016-17 Program Summary
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NOTE: Meetings are held at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 1101 Forest Ave., Richmond, VA 23229, unless otherwise specified, beginning at 11 AM to about 1 PM
Friday, September 16, 2016
Amy Shawley: Golden Paint A-Z of Acrylics
Amy Shawley, a Working Artist for Golden Paints, will be guest speaker at the meeting, presenting “Acrylics A-Z", with information about mineral and modern pigments, color mixing, glazing, overview of gel and texturizing mediums. Amy is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration are inspired by nature, texture, lost cities, travel, and dreams. Her work incorporates figurative elements with wildlife, architecture, and landscapes that are influenced by her adventures.
After earning her Art History degree, Amy was selected and trained by Golden Artist Colors for their Working Artist Program. She taught and lectured in their southern California territory for six years, then relocated back to the east to offer paint lectures in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Amy teaches art workshops nationally, published her first book in 2015, and runs Texture Maven Molds. Visit Amy's website at www.amyshawley.com.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Reception for "Subject Matters" Judged Exhibit
Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, 17205 Mountain Rd, Montpelier, VA 23192
Join JRAL members and guests at the reception for our special judged exhibit, "Subject Matters." Members' art will be judged by subject category, a departure from our annual judged exhibit which is judged in categories by medium. Francis Thompson, the Art Program Project Manager for Capital One's Richmond campuses, will be our judge. Enjoy food, wine, and music along with art in five subject categories.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Ellyn Parker, Richmond Public Arts Coordinator; Members' Craft Bazaar
Ellyn Parker, who spoke to JRAL at our March meeting, will give an update to JRAL members on work of the Public Arts Commission current projects, including the design and implementation of the Maggie Walker statue, and also the Rings project design proposed by Colorado artist Joshua Wiener to be located at the base of the Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge. A native Virginian, Ms. Parker received her BS degree from the University of San Francisco where she worked as a Senior Development Specialist for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Her eclectic background also includes positions as an Events Coordinator, a Theatre Arts Instructor, and a Multi Media Art and Performance Gallery Curator.
Members Craft Bazaar: In addition to our guest speaker, we will hold a Members Craft Bazaar! We know our members are creative and multi-talented, so bring your handmade crafts for show and/or for sale (members must be responsible for their own sale transactions). Tables will be set up for the display of crafts after the program during lunch. It'll be a great time to do some holiday shopping! For more information, visit the League News page. If you have any questions about the Members Craft Bazaar, contact Programs Chair Alice Goode, (804)366-1186, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Holiday Luncheon at the Westwood Club
Members and guests are invited to JRAL's annual Holiday Luncheon, to be held this year at the Westwood Club on Friday, Dec. 9 at 12:00 pm. The cost is $25.00 and members can signup at our Nov. 18th meeting, or contact Alice Goode at email@example.com to sign up. Checks made payable to James River Art League should be given or mailed to our Treasurer, Terry Atkinson by December 1st.
In the spirit of holiday giving, members are asked to bring a new art supply to the luncheon which will be donated to the George Wythe High School art program. Click here to get a list of needed supplies.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi: Color 2.1
"Color 2.1" explains Linda Hollett-Bazouzi's challenges as she worked to copy paintings in the VMFA collection. How could she recreate the artists' palettes? What pigments did they use? How could she recreate the color if those pigments were no longer available?
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi is a contemporary American landscape artist and is a well-known painter of local, regional and international landscapes. A devoted and driven en plein air painter, she travels with her oil paint and paint knife. She does not consider her plain air works ”studies” and they are not done with larger pieces in mind.
Linda received her BS and MS in art from Redford University. She is a world traveller who has studied Latin, German, Italian, French and Arabic. She is a docent at VMFA and is on the Docent Committee as Enrichment Coordinator. Linda taught art in Henrico Public Schools for 35 years, adult art classes and workshops for Virginia art teachers. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, and is currently lead artist for the Virginia Plein Air Painters. Find out more about Linda at her website www.lindahollett.net .
Friday, March 17, 2017
Focus on the Artist
Three JRAL members will each talk about their their process and motivation when creating art, and share examples from their portfolio. This unique program offers members a chance to get to know member artists better. The featured artists are Carol Matuschek (watercolor), Gigi Vranian (watercolor) and Mary Pedini (oil and pastel).
Friday, April 21, 2017
(arrive by 9:45 am)
Reynolds Community College Gallery Talk & Walk
1651 East Parham Rd., Richmond, Va.
Our host will be Karen Steele, curator for the art collection and art instructor at Reynolds Community College. Following her presentation we will have a guided walk through the Workforce buildings to see the extent of the emerging collection. The talk will begin at 10 A.M. and conclude by 11:30 A.M (please arrive by 9:45 A.M.) Lunch will be on your own. While the event includes walking, it will be on level surfaces and elevators are available. A map of the Parham Campus can be found at www.reynolds.edu/who_we_are/map.
Directions: Turn into main entrance of the Parham Campus. The Workforce Alliance building is located immediately on left. Drive to the left of the building and park in the first parking area. Enter through the small entrance immediately in front of the parking area. Immediately on your right is the Conference Center Gallery where the event will be held in the auditorium.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Annual Artist Challenge and Annual Business Meeting
“Reflections” is the 2017 Artist Challenge Theme
“Reflections” is the theme of the 2016-17 JRAL Artists Challenge. It is one of the themes suggested in our 2014 members’ survey, and it provides members with the opportunity to interpret the concept of “reflections” anyway we like! For more information about the challenge, visit our News page. The annual JRAL Artist Challenge culminates at the May meeting with a “show and tell” of the paintings you have created to express the theme. A guest artist will review and critique our work, and we all will learn a little more about each other, and about how we each express our artistic “reflections.”
Richmond artist and art instructor Peggy Davis will be critiquing our Artist Challenge.
Annual Meeting & Officer Election
Our bi-annual election of officers will take place at this meeting, with a wrap-up of the year.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Save the Date! July 15, 2017! The second JRAL Paint-In will be Saturday, July 15, at For Arts Sake in Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. JRAL members will share a creative day of painting, camaraderie, and mutual inspiration and encouragement. Your Executive Board has decided that members will not pay any participation fee for this event; the JRAL Treasury will foot the bill! Details will follow in coming weeks, but be sure to mark your calendars now! Thanks to Carol Baron for helping to organize this special painting day for the Art League. Please sign up at a regular JRAL meeting or email Carol Baron at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.