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) 

Monday, February 13, 2017

40 Years of Excellence!!!

To help celebrate our "Forty Years of Excellence" we kicked off the year with a juried art show held in January at the spectacular West Valley Art's Council Gallery in Surprise, AZ.


Threads of the Earth
Dyanne Locati


"After Eve "
Joan Hahn Widman


Ruth Glenn Little

 "Lily Liang"
June Brantner

 "Can I Come?"
Pat O'Brien

"Seated Giraffe Bronze"
Gisela Spence

"Early Spring in the Bottom"
Sandy Burke

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Challenge

Here are the photos of the winning artists and their paintings. Congratulations to all!

First Place:  Anne Porter

Second Place:  Marion Wishnefski

Third Place:  Joan Hahn Widman

Vanguard Spring Challenge

Diane Freeman shared the following about the Vanguard Spring Challenge, 2014:

The meeting last week included our Spring Challenge which was to do a painting
of any medium, any size, but you could only use green, orange, purple and white.
Seventeen of our members rose to the challenge and brought in wonderful pieces
that really showcased how much you can do with a limited palette of secondary
colors. Each painting was identified only by a number so no one knew who did
which painting. All members present had a ballot where they could vote for
their favorite painting. Arizona Art Supply gift cards were presented to the
top three.

And the winners are:

First Place:  Anne Porter

Second Place:  Marion Wishnefski

Third Place:  Joan Widman