SAAG October 2018 Newsletter Print

Monthly Meeting

October Monthly Meeting

NOTE:  Artist of the Month Contest Change

October 06, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Junior League of Tucson
2099 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718
 Directions

Please join us for our monthly meeting. 

Doors open at 8:30 am with the meeting starting at 9:00 am


This month featuring:  Lisa Hastreiter-Lamb (BIO); The Mini Time Machine

Program Description:
Lisa Hastreiter-Lamb, Executive Director at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and visual artist, will provide an overview
about the art of miniatures and share examples from the collection of The Mini Time Machine Museum that demonstrate the diversity
of the artform. She will also talk about the 2018-2019 temporary exhibits coming to the museum. Lisa will wrap up her presentation
by sharing some of the artwork she creates.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH CONTEST for October is Representational Work

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Classes

CLICK HERE to visit our upcoming classes on our website.

Let's Wrap It


September 29, 2018

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$35.00

Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
7119 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Hummingbird Feeders

October 6, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$35.00
Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
7119 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
Instructor: Karreen Martin

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Alcohol Inks "Dripping" Techniques

October 11, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$35.00
Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
7119 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Two Beautiful Bracelets


October 13, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$35.00
Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
7119 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Minimum 2 students & maximum 6 students


Alcohol Ink "Ghost Images" Techniques


October 25, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$35.00
Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
7119 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
Register Now

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Call to Artists


CLICK HERE for Cornerstone Application and Payment

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Cornerstone

“Congratulations to Vivian Paric and Donna Flenner for the most recent Cornerstone sales!  Artists, this makes 6 sales at Cornerstone! Do stop by this great venue and do prepare to participate in November for the next show change out!”

Questions about Cornerstone?  Please contact Marilyn Kloehn
mdkloehn@gmail.com

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Holiday Art Show


CLICK HERE to be directed to event information and application.

After you fill out the application, the system will direct you to PayPal.

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Art in the Attic 2018!

Art from the Attic
Big sale at Tucson Mall raises funds for children’s art education
 
By Theresa Poalucci
 
First and foremost a big thank you to all the members of SAAG who gave art and volunteered for Art from the Attic, which took place this past Saturday, September 22 at the Tucson Mall. We guessed that we had something over 800 pieces of art for sale and prices started at just $1. We sold about 80 percent of what we had collected. The folks from the Oracle Community Center, then picked up a truckload from the leftovers and they plan to auction this art off to start a children’s art program at their facility. The remainder is being donated to the Salvation Army.
 
A big thank you also must go to our sponsors including the Tucson Mall (that donated the space), Two Men and a Truck (who donated two men and a 26 foot truck to move the items from storage to the mall at no charge), Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (for helping us secure the mall and passing the word out through their significant email list), and to all our collection points — Absolutely Art Gallery, Arizona Art Supply, Lew Sorensen Community Center, Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery, and Tucson Coin & Autograph.
 
We also want to thank our President, Jeanie Meredith, for organizing some helpers from Catalina Foothills High School Marching Band, who helped folks carry out their larger purchases. They were super and not only made some $100 in their tip jar, but also were gifted $300 toward the high school’s music project from Art from the Attic.
 
Sales at the event were great, and SACA’s treasurer, LaVonne, is working on giving us a final number, after expenses.
 
By October 1, there will be a grant application available online for art instructors to ask for supplies, teachers, or scholarship funds. Once we have the final number we will report it in the next newsletter. I am currently looking for a small committee to help read grant applications and vote on who will receive funding. If you are interested, please contact me at theresa.mydirectorynw@gmail.com.

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News from Overlook Exhibition

First Place - Somewhere a Place for Us by Juanita Bruins - 
This painting commands attention because of its size, yes. But more importantly because of its use of contrasting colors and values and the strong composition.  The shapes lead the eye around the painting and feed it at every stop because of the great variety of texture and subtle changes in color.  It is an interesting piece.   There is enough detail to make it look like red-rock mountains, trees, etc., but abstracted enough to be any place, rather than one specific one, letting you pick your own favorite location.

Second Place - Desert Flower by Barbara Truman - This painting is a common subject here in Southern Arizona but it has been handled so nicely in its composition, contrast and the use of color.  There is natural rhythm and repetition in the shapes, but the artist has exaggerated some of those elements to her benefit, creating a lot of interest.  The use of color is masterful in the variety of “colors within colors”.  It is beautifully executed.

Third Place - Abandoned by Sandi Travers - The colors in this painting really bring out the car, and the contrast in values bring out the areas of focus in the front of the car with all the little details.   I love the implied textures of the fading and peeling paint, the rusting grill, especially in contrast with the soft foliage behind. This old car tells a story . . . if only it could talk.

Honorable Mention - Serendipity by Camille Sensale - Just primary colors were used in this painting, yet none of them blended together creating secondary colors keeping it simple, elementary and bold.  It doesn’t tell a story the same way other paintings do, and yet it holds the attention and interest of the viewer by following the values and interesting variety of little textured shapes, keeping the eye moving and giving new interest at every point. 

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Artist of the Month Winner

Wood Winner from our September meeting:

First Place:  Rami Mayron
Second Place:  David Craig

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Artist Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities Guild members might like to know about.  These are not SAAG events and SAAG takes no responsibility in the practices or availability of any of these opportunities.  

CULTIVATE Tucson
We recently announced our Holiday 2018 Market date for December 1st and opened up the vendor applications. We are specifically looking for Tucson-based emerging and established artisans, creatives, makers, and shops with high quality items for sale. We would love for you to announce, share, or link to our vendor application to see if they would be a good fit for our market. You can find our Holiday 2018 Vendor Application here:
https://www.cultivatetucson.com/holiday2018application/

If you know of opportunities you are willing to share with fellow Guild members please send the information to the Web administrator at Admin@southernarizonaartsguild.com 

 

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Que Bonita

QUE BONITA IS "BONITA" INDEED!

What a fabulous artists' reception at Que Bonita Gallery Saturday night.  BIG Bravos to Juanita and Gary Bruins for coordinating the event, and to Jim Larson who won a 2nd place ribbon for his glorious Lily.  The place was packed, not just with SAAGies, but Que Bonita provided an impressive email blast and ad campaign...and good food (always a highlight for me!)  If you didn't display this time, consider visiting the venue and start painting your pretties for next rotation.  It's a great venue!

Diane Loving 


    Que Bonita Show

The opening reception for the Que Bonita Art Show was a great success.  Chuck and Carmen, the owners would like to thank those that participated. The Show had twenty-four local artists displaying  artworks from various mediums. The reception had over one hundred and fifty attendees. One of the entries actually had a sale at the reception.

The awards given were:

First Place was awarded to Esther Rogoway for her entry, “Interrupt Journey.”

Second place was awarded to James Larson for his entry, “Orange Lily.”

Third prize was awarded to Bonnie Gasior for her entry, Parade Ready.”

The Peoples Choice award for Best of the Show went to Muriel Timmins for her entry, “Javalina Jeaven.”

    For those that were unable to attend the reception, the Show will run until January 4th of 2019. The next show is scheduled to have an opening reception on Saturday, January 19th. The Call to Artists will be sent out in early October with the show theme and requirements. The deadline for application for the show will be December 14, 2018.  As in the current show large pieces are encouraged. Pictures of the Gallery and Store will be available on the Que Bonita website, QueBonitafurniture.com within the Gallery Section.

 

 

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