Monday, February 12, 2018

Vanguard Artists take home ribbons

Hope all of you had a chance to see the Sun City Art Show Feb 10th and 11th.    It was really great!  In addition, each and every one of our Vanguard members that entered, were winners!!!

Here is the breakdown and CONGRATULATIONS!

Georgia Feiste - 1st
Helen Tomich - 3rd
Kelly Abraham - HM

Animals and Birds
Ruth Little - HM

Marion Wishnefski - HM

Land and Seascape
Jerry McGinness - 1st

Judges Choice
Jerry McGinness

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Surprise City Hall Art Show Winners!

Once again Vanguard Artists have a successful art show. This exhibition will be hanging until April 26th at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Place in Surprise, Arizona.  The gallery space is on the ground floor of City Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  With 75 art pieces this show is one of the largest in the Valley this season.  This exhibition features the best of Vanguard Artists.  

First Place, Ross Snodgrass for his oil painting, “First Snow

Second Place, Gisela Spence for her Pastel “Shadow on the Path

Third Place, Dyanne Locati for her watercolor “Whispers in the Boulders

Honorable Mentions:

Marion Wishnefski for her Batik “My Favorite Boots

Randy Jackson for his photograph (digital art) “Hamilton Slides

Susan Roper for her watercolor “Copper River

A Thank You to all who entered and CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

People's Choice Award !!!!

Our 40 years of Excellence show was a resounding success with many patrons visiting the gallery at WHAM in Surprise.  Many, many votes were cast and the winner of for the "People Choice" went to Donna Davis for her stunning acrylic painting "Araya Collecting Shells"

People's Choice Award!!!

"Araya Collecting Shells' by Donna Davis

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Holiday Party - Mark your calendars now!

Members please Reserve Dec 5th and look for details in your emails

Saturday, October 7, 2017

We continue to celebrate our 40 years with this fantastic juried show at the WHAM Art Gallery in Surprise, AZ.  

Congratulations to our AWARD Winners!!!

First Place -
"Educated Pears"
Judy Purpura
Second Place - 
"Sonoran Sunset"
Jerry McGinness

Third Place
"Jackrabbit & Cactus"
Ruth Glenn Little
 Honorable Mention
"Fall Canyon"
Sandy Burke
Honorable Mention
"Araya Collecting Shells"
Donna Davis

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WVAC 6th Annual Floral and Botanical Exhibit

West Valley Arts Council's 6th Annual Floral and Botanical Exhibit will be on-display from March 9-April 21, 2017 . Light refreshments will be served.  Many Vanguard artist's works will be shown including Linda Lee Gimby's 'Queen of the Garden" and "Pansy Power" and Marion Wishnefski's "Autumn Leaves."  Be sure to stop by this beautiful exhibit!
WVAC Arts HQ Gallery is located at 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ
Open Tues-Friday
If you need directions, please call 623.584.2626  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Congratulations !!!!

Vanguard Artists bring home ribbons at the Sun City Annual Fine Art Show which was held on Feb 11-12 


     Aileen Garvey -    
"The Ride"
Honorable Mention (Portraits/Figures Prof/Instructor Div)

     Georgia Feiste -    
"Future Firefighter"
2nd Place (Portrait/Figures Gallery Div)

     Helen Tomich -    
1st Place (Still Life or Floral Advanced Div)

"Shadowy Bob"
1st Place (Portrait/Figures Advanced Div)
"Deep Thoughts"
2nd Place (Portrait/Figures Advanced Div)

     Jerry McGinness   
"Rocky Mountain Splendor"
1st Place (Land or Seascape Advanced Div) and Judge's Choice
Image not available - 2nd Place (Land or Seascape Advanced Div) 
                                    Image not available - Honorable Mention (Land or Seascape Adv. Div)

     Kelly Abraham
"Puzzle of Intrigue"
2nd Place (Abstracts/Collage Prof/Instructor Div.)

     Marion Wishnefski
"Autumn Leaves"
1st Place (Abstracts/Collage Prof/Instructor Div)

"Fruit in a Copper Pot" (below) 
Honorable Mention (Still Life/Floral Prof/Instructor Div)

     Ruth Little           
"Jackrabbits and Cactus"
1st Place (Animals/Birds - Prof/Instructor Div)
"Pottery and Monument Valley"
3rd Place (Still Life/Floral - Prof/Instructor Div)

     Susan Denison     
1st Place (Still Life/Floral - Prof/Instructor Div)
                                "Selfie HaHa"                                    
1st Place (Portraits/Figures - Prof/Instructor Div)
Judge's Choice

Honorable Mention (Still Life/Floral - Prof/Instructor Div)