ASA Update August 21, 2019

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, August 22nd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be Haystack Rocks from Cannon Beach and Pacific City.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques as well as lots of photo references.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE:

ASA Update August 13, 2019

 

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, August 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be weeds and grasses.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques as well as lots of photo references.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

 

 

There is still time to enroll in our Local Lighthouses watercolor class on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Catherine Hingson will demonstrate step by step the techniques and skills to create one of our local lighthouses.  Working wet on wet, saving the white and creating a focal point, are some of the skills we will practice.   Students will practice basic watercolor techniques as they learn to paint our local lighthouses!  Click here to be taken to the class web page to see the full description and the opportunity to enroll online.

 

 

Don’t miss the Nestucca Valley Artisans Festival, Saturday and Sunday August 24th and  25th from 10-5.  An amazing group of artists will be showing their work.  It is well worth the trip up there to see what is on display.  There will be door prizes as well as a raffle.  If you’d like to help man the raffle booth in the morning on either Saturday or Sunday, please contact Arlon Gilliland at wolfnbear@charter.net.

 

 

CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE:

 

ASA Update August 4, 2019 with Member Meeting Minutes from July 30th

Have you been interested in taking a class on how to make a Mosaic Stepping Stone?  Here is your chance!  We just added a two day class on Mosaic Stepping Stones starting tomorrow, August 6th from 10:00 to 3:30 PM and ending on Wednesday, August 7th from 10:00 to 12:00 PM.      Learn how to create a colorful, unique, mosaic stepping stone for your garden.  Choose from provided patterns then use stained on mesh which is then adhered to the stepping stone.  On day two, learn to apply grout to the mosaic image and finish.  All levels welcome, no experience needed.

Due to this being such a last minute addition, please call the instructor, Rosemary Wood-Hemm at 541-614-0038 to register.

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, August 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be seashells, driftwood, and sand.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques as well as lots of photo references.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

Have you forgotten how to use your sewing machine or, bought a new one and wonder “what are these things for”? Come and learn in our class MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE.   This is a one-day class offered on two different days.   The evening class will not have a lunch break.  Bring a sack lunch for a quick bite in the daytime class.  This class is offered on Aug 10th from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and on Aug 12th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM and will be taught by JoAnn Ballantyne, who was formerly a manager for Husqvarna/Viking Sewing Machine Corp.  To see full class details and the opportunity to enroll online click here for the Aug 10th daytime class or here for the Aug 12th evening class.

There is still time to enroll in our Local Lighthouses watercolor class on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Catherine Hingson will demonstrate step by step the techniques and skills to create one of our local lighthouses.  Working wet on wet, saving the white and creating a focal point, are some of the skills we will practice.   Students will practice basic watercolor techniques as they learn to paint our local lighthouses!  Click here to be taken to the class web page to see the full description and the opportunity to enroll online.

 

IDEAS NEEDED
Our new gallery Chairs, Christina Moore and Stephanie Reitmajer would like member input on an artistic theme for the upcoming display change scheduled for October.  Please send your ideas along with other suggestions for gallery improvements to Christina Moore at cevillarreal89@gmail.com or Stephanie Reitmajer at Stephielove12@gmail.com.

CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE:

July 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM    ASA Member Meeting Agenda and Minutes: 

Future DatesPotluck and Member Meeting Tuesday, July 30th at 6:00 PM
ASA Board Meeting Thursday, August 15th at 10:00 AM
Nestucca Valley Artisans Show, August 24th and 25th Cape Kiwanda Community Ctr
Potluck and Member Meeting Tuesday, August 27th at 6:00 PM
Next quarterly Opening and Reception Friday, October 11th at 5:00 PM
In AttendanceSteve Rutherford, Stephanie Reitmajer, Arlon Gilliland, Marilyn Wolverton, Vonelle Swanson, Ruth Hugeback, Cynthia Longhat-Adams, Kathy Cope, Michele Lindsley, Christina Moore, Robin Speer, Jane Neal, JoAnn Ballantyne, John Seaver, Debora Seaver, Nancy McEwen, Linda Friesen, Muffie Ganskie
Reports  
ItemShort DescriptionReport and Action Required
Welcome Steve Rutherford opened at 6:36, welcomed our new member Robin Speer and thanked everyone for the great food.
ClassesCurrent & Future

 

Classes need to be submitted by August 7th (firm deadline of August 15th) so the brochure can be printed in time for those who are giving classes at the first of the quarter to have enough time for people to see the brochure and to enroll.  If you are interested in teaching a class, please contact Julie Kennedy for forms and to see what days are still open.
Gallery – Sales and Display

 

JoAnn Ballantyne handing off to Stephanie Reitmajer and Christina MooreWe encourage new volunteers to come help with the new gallery display hangings!

New ideas are needed to think up a theme for our upcoming display in October.  If you have an idea please contact Stephanie Reitmajer at stephielove12@gmail.com or Christina Moore at  cevillarreal89@gmail.com. They are looking at having the display tags typed.  This will require a bit more efficiency on intake, they may re-implement a process where the art is signed in when dropped off.  They will be sending out instructions when the new process is firmed up.  They have fielded a few new ideas which may increase some of the display space and some new procedures for cards and how they are displayed in hopes of increasing their display space as well.

Stephanie and Christina would also like to fill up the book that contains the artist’s bios and examples of their work.

Richard Laycock has been handling the PR for Featured Artists.  We’ll be needing someone to replace him when he steps down at the end of the year.   This will include assisting with bios and continuing the development of a relationship with various media outlets in the area. He already has the groundwork set so he’ll be able to guide you on the contacts and timeframes.  If you know of someone who would be interested or are interested yourself, please contact Richard Laycock at richard@storyboardsinc.com or JoAnn Ballantyne at jballa1949@aol.com .

Ward Jene Stroud – Intensive Watercolor WorkshopAugust 23rd, 24th, and 25th for his intensive watercolor workshop.  There is currently room for three more attendees.  Please let Ruth Parvin at ruthnilea@yahoo.com know that you’d like to attend.
People’s ChoiceThe artist/artwork receiving the most votes this month is:

 Ruth Hugeback for Nest

Ruth Hugeback received the People’s Choice award during the Member Show this month.  The piece was so popular it sold, congratulations Ruth!
Featured ArtistAugust Featured Artist is:

Nancy McEwen

 

Featured Artists are set for the rest of the months of 2019.  Stephanie Reitmajer and Christina Moore will be sending out an email requesting volunteers for Featured Artist soon, maybe in October or November, to ask for people who want to be Artist of the Month for 2020.  Currently the artists are assigned first come first served.  This may change if there are more artists requesting than there are spots available.
PR/Marketing Committee Kathy Cope has volunteered to head up the PR/Marketing Committee until the end of the year.  She needs at least a couple more motivated people who would also be interested in participating in this very important endeavor.  Her goal is to come up with a protocol; things that can be done, places and people that can be contacted and how to contact them and if there is a timeframe involved.  In this way, as personnel changes no one will need to start over again.  The information will be available and built on rather than re-invented.

If you are interested in getting together with Kathy and brainstorming possible next steps and new ideas (not to be assigned tasks so don’t be afraid to speak up!) please contact her at beachwalkinlady@hotmail.com

InstagramVolunteersChristina Moore will head getting ASA up and running on Instagram with JoAnn Ballantyne continuing with Facebook.  A wonderful way to give ASA a further social media presence.  Thank you, Christina and JoAnn!
Nestucca Valley Artisans Festival An amazing group of artists will be showing their work.  It’s well worth the trip up there to see what is on display.  There will be door prizes as well as a raffle.  Arlon still needs a couple of volunteers to man the raffle booth.  ASA receives half of the money that is collected.  He is short on Saturday and Sunday mornings, on the 10:00 AM to 1 PM shift.  Let Arlon know if you would like to help.  His email address is wolfnbear@charter.net.  The time goes by quickly and is a lot of fun.
ClubExpress Ruth Hugeback and Marilyn Wolverton are currently working on the upcoming move to ClubExpress from our current website.  This will allow membership on a rolling basis rather than our current calendar year as well as payment in advance for classes, which our instructors have been inquiring about for quite a while.

Our move will also allow Forums; where our photographers can belong and chat with their own group, painters can have their own group, and mosaic artists their own as well.  This idea will also be available to other medias if they show an interest.

Steve adjourned the meeting at 7:04

ASA Update July 29, 2019

 

Don’t forget tomorrow, July 30th is our Monthly Potluck and Member Meeting.  We meet in the ASA classroom.  The potluck itself starts at 6:00 PM, the short Member Meeting begins about 6:30.  Join us for great food and conversation.  Network with your fellow artists and art lovers for a casual, fun evening.  Hope to see you there!

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, August 1st from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be pets; either dogs, cats, birds, or whatever you would like to try.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques as well as photo references.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

There is still time to enroll in our Mandala Rocks class on Sunday, August 4th
from 1 to 4 PM.
  Students will learn how to prepare rocks for painting.  Then, using simple techniques, will create a beautiful, possibly mesmerizing, piece of art.  Click here to be taken to the class web page for full details and the opportunity to enroll online.

 

 

Have you forgotten how to use your sewing machine or, bought a new one and wonder “what are these things for”? Come and learn in our class MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE. This is a one-day class offered on two different days. The evening class will not have a lunch break. Bring a sack lunch for a quick bite in the daytime class. This class is offered on Aug 10th from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and on Aug 12th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM and will be taught by JoAnn Ballantyne, who was formerly a manager for Husqvarna/Viking Sewing Machine Corp.  To see full class details and the opportunity to enroll online click here for the Aug 10th daytime class or here for the Aug 12th evening class.

CALL TO ARTISTS
We received the letter below from Sara Krainik, the ArtsCare Program Coordinator for Samaritan Health Services. Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to have your art hanging in a nearby health facility that serves many from our area. The guidelines and proposal form are attached at the bottom of this email.

Hello Artists Studio Association,

We are in the process of procuring original artwork for the Mario Pastega House expansion project on the Samaritan campus in Corvallis. We will be both purchasing artwork and accepting donations to help create a warm, healing environment for patients and guests that stay in the house while getting medical procedures done at Good Sam.

I am hoping that you can distribute the attached guidelines and proposal form to all artists in your group, as we would love to have some of their work on display!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks!
Sara

Sara Krainik
ArtsCare Program Coordinator
Samaritan Health Services
541-768-6762
skrainik@samhealth.org

MPH_Art_Guidelines (1)

 CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE:

ASA Update July 23, 2019

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, July 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be trillium flowers, watercolor or acrylic.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques as well as photo references.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

 

There is still time to enroll in our class JEWELRY – WORKING WITH CHAIN on Saturday, Aug 3rd from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Your design knowledge will increase as you learn to incorporate chain. You will make a necklace, bracelet and earrings in this class.  To see the full class details and the opportunity to enroll online click here.

 

 

 

 Have you forgotten how to use your sewing machine? Or, bought a new one and wonder “what are these things for”? Come and learn in our class MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE.   This is a one-day class offered on two different days.   The evening class will not have a lunch break.  Bring a sack lunch for a quick bite in the daytime class.  This class is offered on Aug 10th from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and on Aug 12th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM and will be taught by JoAnn Ballantyne, who was formerly a manager for Husqvarna/Viking Sewing Machine Corp.  To see full class details and the opportunity to enroll online click here for the Aug 10th daytime class or here for the Aug 12th evening class.

CLASSES:

 SAVE THE DATE:

Don’t forget to put our Monthly Potluck Member Meeting on your calendar!  It will be on Tuesday, July 30th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  Enjoy great food and a chance to network with other artists and art lovers in a casual, fun filled atmosphere and hear what will be coming up at the ASA.  Hope to see you there!

ASA Update July 16, 2019

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, July 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be old buildings or barns, watercolor or acrylic.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

There are still openings left in our beginning watercolor class  Begin the Beguine/Watercolor for the Beginner given by Catherine Hingson.  Are you interested in learning about watercolor? Haven’t painted in years? New to the art world?  This class is for you! This class is for new painters, we will discuss new materials, how to use them, and techniques to get started.

We will create small pictures on a variety of paper surfaces.  This is a one day class, scheduled Saturday, July 20, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Click here to be taken to our online class description for full details and the opportunity to register either online or by giving Catherine a call at 503-545-9339.

CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE: 

 

ASA Update July 8, 2019 with Member Meeting Minutes from June 25

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, July 11th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be skies and clouds, watercolor or acrylic.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

There are still a couple of openings left in our 3-day Intensive Watercolor Workshop taking place on Aug. 23rd, 24th, and 25th  from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The instructor, Ward Jene Stroud, is considered to be a fresh new face in the watercolor world.  He was featured in the French art magazine Les Pratique Des Arts and in Watercolor Artist and Palette.   Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore the creative use and possibilities of watercolor painting with exciting exercises and full step-by-step projects.  Learn the latest techniques and expert hacks.  Click here to be taken to the full details of the workshop and the opportunity to register online.

CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE: 

MINUTES FROM ASA POTLUCK AND MEMBER MEETING ON JUNE 25, 2019:

June 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM    ASA Member Meeting Agenda and Minutes: 

Future DatesMembers’ Show Closed Judging June 27th

Members’ Show Wine and Cheese Reception Sunday, June 30th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Summer Show Hanging Wednesday, July 10th

Summer Art Reception Friday, July 12th from 5 to 7 PM

ASA Board Meeting Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 AM

Potluck and Member Meeting Tuesday, July 30th at 6:00 PM

In AttendanceRuth Hugeback, Steve Rutherford, Arlon Gilliland, Tim Moore, Christina Moore, Vonelle Swanson, Michele Lindsley, Jerilynn Woolley, Suzanne Tsang, Catherine Hingson, Richard Laycock, Joanne Ballantyne
WelcomeSteve welcomed members and thanked them for coming and providing such a wonderful potluck meal.  He had special thanks for Arlon who always arrives early and stays late to help.  Also, Arlon makes the beautiful agenda.  Another thank-you goes to Tim Moore who has created member name tags which include the ASA and Beachstone logos.  We will find a suitable and accessible storage place for the tags
Picture FramesThere is stack of frames and canvases which will be raffled at the end of the meeting. All those who wanted to participate were able to pick an item.
Member ShowThe hanging happens Tuesday, June 26, The work will be judged on Thursday.  After the Judging JoAnn is taking the judges to lunch at Kyllo’s. Members are welcome to join the lunch group on Thursday at noon.

 

Member Show ReceptionPlease come and bring your friends to the wine and cheese reception on Sunday, June 30 from 1 – 3 PM.  Enjoy the fabulous variety of work submitted by ASA members and see the prize winners.
Gallery HostingOn weekends, when no class is scheduled, members are encouraged to spend a few hours in the classroom, working on your art and greeting visitors.  It can be great fun to meet travels and locals and tell them about ASA.  There is a signup calendar in the kitchen.
Door to the Co-opThe board has decided to replace the double doors to the gallery with doors which have glass.  This way we can close the doors during classes but visitors can still see in and enter quietly.  Steve has been working on a vendor for that project.
New WebsiteRuth and Marilyn have started working on the new website.  When it is ready, members will be able to sign in and have access to member only areas.  For instance, we might post the judge’s comments where only members can see them.  We will also be able to sign up for classes and pay in advance.  This will work so much better for instructors who have struggled with no-shows and last minute cancelations.
Gallery CoordinatorJoAnn is stepping down from her duty as gallery coordinator.  She will remain on the ASA board.  We are seeking a new coordinator.  The group of volunteers who help with the hanging are experienced and helpful.  A new coordinator will have lots of support.  JoAnn has also created documents which describe the process and timing.  Please call JoAnn or one of the board members if you would like try this exciting role.
Nestucca Valley Artisans August 24 & 25 the NVA group will have a show at the Cape Kiwanda Community center.  ASA has been asked to staff the raffle ticket sales table during the two days.  We will plan for two shifts per day.  If you can volunteer a few hours that weekend please contact Arlon.
Summer Gallery Display ThemeLazy Daz, suggested by Christina Moore

 

ASA Update June 25, 2019

Don’t forget tonight is our Monthly Potluck and Member Meeting!  It starts at 6 PM in the ASA Classroom and usually lasts until about 7:30 PM.  Join us for a fun, casual evening filled with good food and good company.  Find out all the news at ASA and be the first to hear about upcoming events.  Hope to see you tonight!

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, June 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be black and white monochromatic paintings, watercolor or acrylic. We will be doing a gray scale from white to black and all the grays in between.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

There is still time to sign up for our watercolor class “Kites” given by Catherine Hingson.  The class is on Saturday, June 29th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Students will learn multiple watercolor techniques including creating an area of dominance, how to achieve vivid colors, and experiment with new products like Brusho Crystals pigments.  Celebrate the recent kite festival and take this opportunity to learn new watercolor skills.  Click here to see full details and the option to signup online or give Catherine a call at 503-545-9339.

Calling all artists…
The Oregon State Fair Fine Art Competition is currently accepting entries! The Fine Art Handbook is attached as a PDF or you can read it on the oregonstatefair.org website.

New this year, art entries into the Professional Division will be submitted and juried online! There’s no need to prepare and bring your art to the fair for jurying. The online entry and image submission deadline is Monday, July 15. You will be notified by email whether your art is accepted into the exhibit no later than July 26. Professional artists will deliver their accepted art to the Fair on August 9 and 10.

Non-professional and youth fine art online registration deadline is August 7. Non-professional and youth artists will deliver their art to the Fair on August 9 and 10.

Introducing: The Oregon Award. This year the Fair is featuring Oregon-centric competitions and exhibits. Artwork in any medium that celebrates Oregon will be accepted, limited to one entry per exhibitor. Enter this new competition for your chance to win a special ribbon and cash prize. Registration deadline for the Oregon Award is Wednesday, August 7th. Oregon Award submissions will be delivered to the Fair on August 9 and 10.

Register all Fine Art entries at https://oregon.fairmanager.com/.

We are delighted to also announce that this year Governor Kate Brown will select one adult and one youth artwork for The Governor’s Choice Award in Fine Art. Recipients of this honor will be presented with a special award.

Volunteers are needed to help us out during the Fair – volunteer and get free admission passes to the Fair!

2019 Fine Art

CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE:

 

ASA Update June 15, 2019

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, June 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be “boats”.  There will be lots of photo references available in the ASA classroom. Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

There is still time to register for one of our most popular classes, Acrylic Pour 1.  This class will be given by Kathy Cope on Sunday, June 16th from 1 to 4 PM. This class is designed for people with no direct experience with acrylic pouring. We will learn about paints and substrates, paint additives and a variety of basic techniques. Students will complete 3-4 pieces of artwork.  Acrylic pouring is fun, messy, unexpected and addictive. No art experience is needed.

You can register online by clicking here to be taken to the class page on the web or by calling Kathy and registering over the phone: 541-264-9222

 CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE:

ASA Update June 10, 2019

Richard Laycock would like to welcome all his ASA friends to his show People, Places, Pastel & Pencil this coming Friday June 14th at the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center from 5 to 7pm.

 Richard paints/draws vignettes with pastel on paper, in the ever-changing conditions of western Oregon, which are strikingly similar to the Yorkshire countryside of his English youth. It is the beautiful farmland and forest, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Range as well as people and animals that captures his attention.

Join us for a glass of wine and complimentary nibbles at this opening reception: 5-7 pm on Friday, June 14.

The exhibit will remain on display through Monday, July 8, open 9 am to 5 pm Thursday-Monday.

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, June 13th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be a little different this time around.  We are using photos of beach cliffs to inspire abstract paintings. There will be lots of photo references available in the ASA classroom. Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

CLASSES:

SAVE THE DATE: