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Feb 2016 Member Meeting & Mixed-Media Art Demonstration

POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER
We’ll post the the new date when we confirm details!

Monthly Member Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Meeting Agenda:

  • Networking 6:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Business Meeting 7:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Presentations 7:30 – 8:00 pm (the library closes at 8:00)

    • NCAR Community Art Program Call-For-Entry Announcement

    • Hands-On Mixed Media Art Demonstration by Jill Berry

NCAR Community Art Program Call-For-Entry Announcement

For over 50 years the NCAR Community Art Program has presented art exhibitions by a range of regional artists at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, CO.  Many of the artist featured in these art exhibitions are Boulder Art Association members including Betsy Cole, Xenia Sease and Diane Wood.

MesaLabEach year, hundreds of artists from the Rocky Mountain region, and beyond, participate in the jury process from which artists are selected for individual and group exhibitions.

The exhibit space is in the expansive cafeteria within the NCAR laboratory building and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

We will review the jury process for the NCAR Community Art Program which occurs each spring for shows running from June through May of the following year.

 

The 2016 deadline for submitting artwork is April 11, 2016. 

For more information, please contact:

Audrey Lewis, Community Art Program
303-497-2570 (office)
303-725-2662 (cell)
Email Audrey through the contact page on the NCAR website

Hands-On Mixed Media Art Demonstration by Jill Berry

The Boulder Art Association is excited to have renowned artist, author, teacher and explorer, Jill Berry as our presenter at the February 2, 2016 meeting.

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Jill K. Berry is a graphic designer, mixed-media artist and painter, teacher, maker of storytelling structures and author of 3 books.

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After graduating with a degree in Design, she spent a year of graduate studies in Italy. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review, Cloth Paper Scissors, Art Journaling magazine and many other books and publications. She has taught at three universities in Colorado as well as at several major art retreats. Jill K. Berry lives in Superior, CO.

This will be a hands on demonstration so feel free to bring anything you would like to incorporate into your work. Jill will furnish the basic materials: Paper, markers, glue sticks, colored pencils. You may want to bring your own scissors.

 

Find out more about Jill Berry on her website, on Twitter and on Facebook. Shown below are the three books that Jill Berry written:

Personal Geographies Book - Explorations in Mixed-Media Map Making

Personal Geographies Book – Explorations in Mixed-Media Map Making

Map Art Lab Book

Map Art Lab Book

Making Art From Maps Book

Making Art From Maps Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Location:

Boulder Public Library
Meadows Branch – Meeting Room
4800 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303

Optional RSVP on the Boulder Art Association Meetup page.

Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange

Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange

SAVE THE DATE:
Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange
Sunday, December 6, 2015
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Boulder Public Library
Meadows Branch – Meeting Room
4800 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303

We hope you and your family can join us on Sunday, December 6th for the annual Boulder Art Association Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Wine and Martinelli’s sparkling juice will be provided by the Boulder Art Association, but please bring a snack or dessert to share with the group!

For those of you who couldn’t participate last year, here’s how the white elephant gift exchange works. Each participant brings one wrapped gift. Gifts can be any inexpensive or humorous items for the home or office and can be new or used.

The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants determine in what order they will take turns selecting them. The first person selects a wrapped gift and opens it. On subsequent turns, each person can either open a new gift or “steal” another person’s unwrapped gift. When a person’s gift is stolen, that person can either choose another wrapped gift to open or can steal from another player. The game is over the last person goes and the first person goes again (the final steal).

We hope you can join us at out fun and exciting end of year holiday party!

Optional RSVP on Meetup.com

Nov 2015 Member Meeting and Presentation

Monthly Member Meeting and Presentation by Kirk Ambrose from CU Boulder

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Meeting Agenda:

  • Socializing 6:30-7:00 pm
  • Business Meeting 7:00-7:30 pm
  • Presentation 7:30-9:00 pm

All are welcome! Come and bring a friend, find out more about the Boulder Art Association. Each meeting begins with socializing with both member and non-member artists, a short business meeting, and then a presentation or demonstration.

November 2015 Presentation Topic: Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder, 1890-1950

CU Boulder Professor and Chair of Art and Art History, Kirk Ambrose will present “Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder, 1890-1950” that he recently presented as part of the University of Colorado Boulder “CU on the Weekend” Continuing Education Program.  This a free presentation and open to the public.

Professor Ambrose will highlight how women artists in Boulder used their art to improve the lives of others.  From landscape painters to cutting-edge modernists, women artists have played a foundational role in the development of cultural life in Boulder. This lecture offers an introduction to their art, as well as how they used art to improve the lives of others.

Many of the women artists referenced in the course were members of the Boulder Art Association, which was established in 1923. For more information on this CU on the Weekend outreach program please visit the CU Continuing Education website.

No registration required and free and open to the public, but you can RSVP on our Meetup group if you wish.

Oct 2015 Member Meeting & Art Critique Discussion

Monthly Member Meeting and Art Critique by Gary Michael

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Meeting Agenda:

  • Socializing 6:30-7:00 pm
  • Business Meeting 7:00-7:30 pm
  • Presentation 7:30-9:00 pm

All are welcome! Come and bring a friend, find out more about the Boulder Art Association. Each meeting begins with socializing with both member and non-member artists, a short business meeting, and then a presentation or demonstration.

Artists want to hear that others like their work. We love it when someone says how great our artwork is, and how much they love it. But, if this is the only perspective we receive, we may be in danger of producing only artwork that pleases people. As artists, we need objective feedback from non-biased individuals who understand art and can give constructive criticism. The October Boulder Art Association member meeting will offer this opportunity.

Denver artist, Gary Michael juries art shows as well as paints.  In our member meeting he will talk about the strengths in art work, how it can be improved and how you can expand your talent or broaden your perspective. All Boulder Art Association members are encouraged to comment on other’s art although Gary will lead the discussion. Gary and Boulder Art Association president Sharon Samson reviewed the recent Plein Air exhibition at the Mary Williams Gallery.  They did not always agree, but it was a very interesting discussion.

To make get feedback on your art, all members are invited to bring 1 – 2 art pieces (2D or 3D) in any medium where you are in progress or stuck.  Your art will be hung on the gallery walls before the meeting and Gary will review and critique them during member meeting.

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Gary Michael Biography

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Gary started drawing as a child. He attended college on a tennis scholarship, and went on to earn multiple postgraduate degrees and become a university professor before retiring from academia to pursue his passion for painting. Visit Gary’s website.

Although he continues to consider Denver his home, Gary divides his time between Colorado and such diverse locations as Mexico, Nepal and Europe. He has earned acclaim as a mountain climber, author and public speaker. Art collectors prize both his landscapes and figurative work.

Gary makes his work available for galleries, private purchase, image reproduction, and commissions. He prefers commissions where the client wants the artist’s vision to influence the painting rather than the photographic reproduction of a scene or person. His original paintings range from $400 to $12,000.

Sept 2015 Member Meeting & Oil Painting Demonstration

Monthly Member Meeting and Oil Painting Demonstration by W.F. Bill Daniel

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Meeting Agenda:

  • Socializing 6:30-7:00 pm
  • Business Meeting 7:00-7:30 pm
  • Presentation 7:30-9:00 pm

MeetupRSVPAll are welcome! Come and bring a friend, find out more about the Boulder Art Association. Each meeting begins with socializing with both member and non-member artists, a short business meeting, and then a presentation or demonstration.

WF Daniel Artist BannerThe presenter for the September 2015 meeting is W.F. Bill Daniel. Bill is a Colorado-based painter of landscapes in oil. His painterly style creates a vibrant sense of light in his paintings. He has painted in Europe and across North America, but is always drawn back to the beauty of his Colorado home.

Bill has lived in Boulder County since 1986 and has been painting since the early 1990s. His work has appeared multiple times in regional and national shows including the Colorado Governor’s Show, American Impressionist Society Show and The Oil Painters of America National Show. He is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society.

Here are photos from the meeting and oil painting demonstration.

Please visit his website for more information or to purchase his art!