Sunday, October 31, 2010

AAG and AAA opportunity to show/sell

Join the Arizona Artist Guild and the Arizona Art Alliance in promoting the purchase of original fine art for Holiday giving this year. Art will be displayed/for sale at the Arizona Art Alliance Gallery located at the Scottsdale Pavilions, 9011 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale. All artists may apply. Please click on the website link below for information on the AAG website or contact Willi Waltrip below if you have any questions. Attached is the prospectus.
Deadline for entries is Dec 1st.
All paintings to be on 5 x 7 canvas board and will be sold for
the price of $50 each. Awards and ribbons. You need not
be juried to enter.
Prospectus file attached or contact Willi Waltrip at:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday Painters

Thanks to Jane Newman and Darleen Lodge you now have another opportunity to paint and make new friends at the same time. Here is the information about the Monday Painters-

We are the Monday Painters (plein air). It is a new group. We will start meeting on Monday, November 1st and meet every Monday through April, weather permitting!

We will meet on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. at Starbucks on Tatum and Shea (NE corner). Decide at that time where we go to paint and head out and do it!!

Paint from 9 to noon. Bring your lunch and we will eat and do a critique. You can put a painting in the critique if you want or not, no requirement.

I am sure the same people will not show up every Monday but this is casual, no worries group!

Basically we are just prompting plein air painting. Just meet up and go paint. No phone calls, no emails … no complications. No planning ahead, just meet up and paint!!

If you are interested, just show up!!

Examples of painting sites we might consider:
Needle Rock

Pima/Dynamite area

McDowell Mt Park

Bush Hwy

Saguaro Lake area

Downtown Scottsdale

Bring any location ideas and make a suggestion!

Let’s paint!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Paint the Aspens Results in Winners

Check out all the paintings done at Paint the Aspens event in Pinetop at
Photo above is Barbara Donahue painting the changing leaves. Congratulations to all the artists who participated and thanks to Gabor Savgrik for judging the show. If you head up to Pinetop the leaves are nearly in full color, stop by the gallery and see the show. Check the website above for all the details. Thanks also to Gwen Pentecost for all her hard work in putting on the show. Remember, all the work in APAP is done by artists giving their own time.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Congratulations to our APAP Members!

Congratulations to Linda Dellandre "Still Beautiful" won a major award in NYC at the 38th Pastel Exhibition of the National Pastel Society. It was the Flora Giffuni and Joseph Giffuni Memorial Award - see exhibitions and awards pages.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paint the Aspens winners-

1st. Place Cody DeLong

2nd Place & Artist Choice Linda Dellandre
3rd Place Christine Debrosky

Congratulations are in order to the winners of the Paint the Aspens in Pinetop, Az.

1st Place: Cody DeLong
2nd Place:Linda Dellandre
and Artist Choice
3rd Place: Christine Debrosky

Thanks go out to Gwen Pentecost for all her hard work pulling together another fine event.

3rd Place & Artist Choice

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Congratulations & Call to Artists

Congratulations are in order to Geri Acosta-

" Geri Acosta was chosen as one of the top 50 honorees to be included in the "Redwood Forest Foundation's" "Paint the Forest Show", touring all over the USA. The inaugural exhibit is at the Lee Youngman Galleries in Calistoga, Calif. from Oct 9th through Oct 24th. Reception: Oct 9 from 3:00-5:00 pm (click below).

You may visit my web site at : WWW.GeriAcosta.Com "

Call for Artists
Announcing First Annual Gilbert Fine Art Festival
Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 8 am - 3 pm
Gilbert Water Tower Plaza in downtown Gilbert

Deadline: October 15, 2010

Artists are invited to participate in this first ever event, celebrating Gilbert's 90th Birthday, as well as supporting the future for Arts in Gilbert, to be held Saturday, November 13th from 8 am - 3 pm in Gilbert's charming downtown historic district at the Water Tower Plaza.

This festival is being held in conjunction with Gilbert Visual Artist's League Annual Art show and the town's weeklong Gilbert Days Celebration. In 2009, the parade attendance was estimated at 30,000 - 40,000 people lining Gilbert Road. So this obviously offers a great opportunity for artists to increase their exposure and take advantage of a great number of people who will be enjoying the festivities.

Prospective participants in this event need to submit jpeg images of three examples of their work to Diane Fales: Artist's work may include any medium but must be original artwork or original reproductions. Please supply contact information including name, address, phone, email address and website if applicable.
To sell work, artists must have a Gilbert sales license, and 15% of gross sales must be submitted to town.

If you are a member of Gilbert Visual Artist League, there is no cost. Non-members are required to pay a nominal fee of $25. Included in that fee, you will receive a year's membership to Gilbert Visual Art League. Our monthly meetings include artists' demos and speakers to educate and inspire our members.

Deadline: October 15th, 2010.

Questions/Info, please contact Diane Fales @ 480-242-4922
Or Jean Smith @ 480-497-0677