Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
As artisan jewelers, we have offered many hand-made pieces for sale today, Friday the 18th, at the Concierge desk at Sun City Grand's Sonoran Plaza. This sale will run from 8:00-4:00 today. The Concierge desk is across from Zuni's, where you will find lovely pieces of hand-wrought jewelry. There will be pieces that will be for sale, with 100% going to this worthy charity and others with percentages of the sales going to Opearation Warmheart.
After today's fund drive with jewelry sales, Carol and I will also be involved in an ArtChix sale at the Sun City Grand Art Club. We will carry over our participation in today's sale benefiting Operation Warmheart where we will each have designated pieces available for sale at our tables at the sale. We will also accept donation to the cause.
I offer credit card convenience at my table, so if you would like to leave a donation it would be appreciated by so many!
Your Blog Administrator, Susan Roper
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The show will hang at the new AAG building and the reception will be January 15, 2010 from 5:30-8:00 PM.
18411 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A GREAT BIG THANKS!!!!
I just know I'm missing someone from the list - so, please pass this along!
The get together was just great - good friends, good entertainment & good food!
What a great place the Colonade was for our party - I hope this will be an annual venue!!
Carolyn, I'm sorry about your boo-boo and that you missed most of the party!
Can't wait to see all the pics on the blog!!
Happy Holidays to you all and a Happy New Year!!!!
Mom (Wilma) had a good time, too!!
One of the tables beginning to fill up as others arrive. The centerpieces were so cute and festive.
Socializing was the key for the first hour of the party, I know there wasn't enough time for me to get around and see everyone as I intended. Note to Bill S....next year more socializing time!
Our Vice President, Pat Knorr, entertaining us with two lovely song renditions. I apologize for the poor quality of this photo, but it was dark where she was performing and I was too far away. Note to self....move closer to the action next year when photographing memories. Note to Bill S...next year a spotlight for Pat!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
New AAG Building
18411 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Just south of the intersection of Union Hills and 7th Avenue
November 21 until December 6
Sundays: Noon to 4:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10 until 5:00 PM
Friday, November 20, 2009
Way to go, Ruth!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
This painting by Mary Lou Harvey is just one of the delightful paintings brought for critique at yesterday's meeting of Vanguard Artists. Eight new members were announced at the meeting, they will be officially introduced at the January meeting.
To view a slideshow of photos taken before and during the meeting, please click here. Thanks go to Bill Seibert for volunteering his services as official Vanguard photographer, it is much appreciated!
Membership dues were accepted at yesterday's meeting, if you did not attend and have not paid your annual dues, please contact Kelly Lamar immediately to be included in the roster.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
We are glad you have joined us and look forward to your active participation in club activities!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Solo show (includes Women of Faith and Courage series) Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, November and December.
Dillon's Restaurant in Sun City Grand
Neu Art Group show at the Sun City Grand Art Club, November
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
She won a MERCHANT AWARD for her painting JAZZY NIGHT in the Arizona
Watercolor Association Fall Exhibition at Fountain Hills. The exhibit
runs through Oct 30. Paradise 2 (Squared) is also in this show.
Judy received the JUROR'S CHOICE AWARD (2nd Place) at the NAWS (Northern
Arizona Watercolor Society's Experimental Exhibition juried by Beverly
Roman for "Think Cool".
Her Kula Korn Dancers and From Above-Utah Winter have been juried into
the AZ State Fair. The State Fair Fine Art Exhibit is downstairs in the
Coliseum Oct 16 - Nov 8 (closed Mondays). The closest parking is on the
North Side of the fairgrounds.
Also, Judy, Jane Brown, and Lupe Cavanaugh are featured in the Lobby
Gallery at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts through the end of
November! This event also includes a raffle fund raiser of a painting.
The winner may select from one of the three pieces exhibited. Raffle Tickets
are only $5.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The celebration is held at the Sonoran Plaza which is on Remington Drive off of Sunrise. Use the Grand Avenue entrance to SCG, continue to Remington and turn right. There will be parking attendants to advise of parking areas available. Parking lots are located both at the north and south sides of the Sonoran Plaza. It starts around 9:00 AM and ends around 3:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
A good critique session followed the short business meeting, with many paintings thoughtfully reviewed and critiqued by the members.
Mary Schubert took photos during the meeting, thanks Mary, and they can be viewed by clicking here for a slideshow.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Way to go, Kristi...
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Margaret is also participating in the Sun City Artists Third Annual Art Show on November 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Margaret also has supplied a link to her homepage so you can see what she has been working on, a new slideshow of her work will soon be added to this blog.
Margaret is showing seven paintings at Le Petite Restaurant at the
To see her homepage and read information about her works, please click here.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I received an Honorable Mention in the Peoria Fine Arts Association Fall Membership Exhibition for my painting "Rose Is" by the judge, Tom Herbert. Very nice! The exhibition is at the Peoria Unified School District Administration Center, 6330 W. Thunderbird Rd. in Glendale and runs through October 7, 2009.
All media is represented in this show! Peoria is not very far away if any of you are interested in joining this group. Our meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of each month. We meet in the Peoria Community Center at 8335 W Jefferson beginning at 7 pm. Our first meeting, September 23, will feature artist/art instructor Darlene Goto as our demo artist. Call me if you are interested in joining, or would like to be my guest- or, just show up!!!!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Jazzy Night was accepted into the Arizona Watercolor Association Fall Exhibition juried by Charles Harrington! Also, Paradise2 (Squared) was selected as an alternate. The Exhibition is at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills from October 1 - October 30, 2009. The Awards Reception will be from 6:30 - 8:30 October 16th. Hope you can visit the Exhibition!!!
Jazzy Night was also juried into the Western Federation of Artists exhibition hosted by the San Diego Watercolor Society in May.
Think Cool was accepted to the NAWS show!!! The NAWS "Experimental Watermedia Exhibition 2009 will be at the Sedona Art Center from September 26 -October 17, 2009. The Reception is 5-7 pm Friday October 2nd, awards presented at 6 pm.
Mamas @ MoMA (Acrylic) was selected by the West Valley Art Museum for their exhibit "Celebrating Art of the West Valley IV which will be on view from May 22-Sept 6, 2009. The Museum is located just north of Bell Road at 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts, Surprise AZ (623) 972-0635
Three of my submitted paintings were selected for the Northern Arizona Watercolor Association (NAWS), Sedona, AZ. (Paradise Squared, Sedona Rocks Abstract #3 and On Stage) in May. Paradise Squared won an Award of Excellence in the Fall AAG Show at Fountain Hills.
Pat asked Sharon King and Ruth Malins to be the official photographers for the day and I have compiled their photos into a slideshow, which can be seen here.
Of special interest to me was seeing Ross Snodgrass's photo and how vibrantly healthy he looked. Welcome back Ross, we missed you!
Monday, August 31, 2009
When visiting Sedona don't forget to stop in at Kinion gallery at Pinion Point center between the Wildflower Baking Company and the Sedona Visitor Center.
Friday, August 28, 2009
As your Blog Mistress, I have encouraged those of you who left the desert for the summer to contribute your experiences to the blog. I have been remiss in this respect, myself, in that I have not submitted anything about my own summer vacation. My husband and I have spent a month in Chama, NM. In fact, we have over a week left of our month long stop here. It is a beautiful, clean and green part of the planet. Plus, it is cool!
One of the highlights of our stay here was a five-day visit with our great friends, Barbara and Charlie Lang. They stayed at a nearby lodge in Chama and got to enjoy the scenery and photo opportunities that abound here. And, did I mention it is cool here? With Barb and I both being artists, one of the requirements of the visit was a painting session. Since the mosquitoes were busy down by the river, we decided to have a plein aire session under the awning of our motorhome, instead, using photos of the park's hollyhocks and the river that I had taken earlier and printed for our use. We had a great day and enjoyed our time painting together.
Another day, the four of us took a trip down to the Rio Chama for photo opportunities. This included the area of the Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu. This is the area that Georgia O'Keefe painted for so many of her later years. Barb and I can see why! The Rio Chama is surrounded by red rock cliffs and lots of greens...we both identified colors by watercolor paint names!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
The current exhibit at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, The Wonders of Europe, was hung yesterday and will be ongoing until October 30. Three talented Vanguard artists, Arlen Madole, Barbara Lang and Kathleen Nelson, have their work displayed that reflect all things European. Be sure to drop by the church hall during this exciting exhibit, enjoy the rich colors of Europe.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Friday, July 31, the former display at Lord of Life Lutheran Church was changed out and the newest display was hung. Stay tuned for photos of this display to appear here, soon.
Congratulations go to....well, Me! This painting sold during the former display, a member of the congregation will be giving it a good home.
I also wish good sales for the current artists displaying. The theme for the current display is of Europe and Barbara Lang, Kathleen Nelson and Arlen Madole are participating in this show. Stop by the church to see their lovely paintings, all reminiscent of wonderful Europe.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
He reports he is in rainy Mystic, CT for the summer and is doing well. I bet he is a lot cooler than we are here, though! I cannot think of Mystic, CT without thinking of a young Julia Roberts and pizza! That was a sappy, but memorable movie. Besides, I like sappy movies!
Let's see where everyone is this summer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how your summer is going......Susan
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
These four photos are a sample of the newest art display at Lord of Life Church in Sun City West, the artwork of Kathleen Nelson, Kristi Herring and Susan Roper was hung on Friday, May 8. The theme for this show is "Wonders of the West". This show will hang until July 31, 2009.
Do stop by and have a look at this artwork. The hours to see the show are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM and then Sunday morning from 8:00 - 12:00.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
At our monthly Vanguard meetings, we have a social half hour prior to the business meeting and it is so enjoyable to catch up with friends and their artistic endeavors. The meeting is followed by the sharing and discussions of many paintings we bring and the critique sessions are very lively and beneficial to all.
Our official Vanguard photographer is Pat Knorr and we thank her for her diligence in taking many photos of our gatherings. Woodie Mackie is our very able critique session leader and his help has been great this year. Thanks to both of you, your hard work is appreciated.
Carolyn Aide just advised me that THE COLONNADE is having their "DUSTY SHOES" TOUR for the public on SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2009 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
This will be the location of our December Holiday Dinner, so should be a fun tour to take.
The Colonnade entrance is located just west of the LaSolana Condominiums on Mountain View Blvd.
Please join Mary to celebrate her art!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Judy Lawson was awarded an Honorable Mention for her painting "From Above - Midwest" in the AAG Spring Exhibition. This is her award-winning painting. On the right is her acceptance of this award, presented by Craig Frankowski - Exhibitions Chair 08-09.
Three of Judy's paintings were juried into the NAWS Spring Exhibition.
Judy will be showing with Studio VII Artists at Grady Gammage Auditorium on the ASU Campus from June 23 - July 28. Joining Judy in this display will be fellow Studio VII artists Betsy Aguirre, Diane Bykowski, Sheila Eastman, Sue Hunter and two guest artists: Anne Allemann and Muriel Freund.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
If you do not see your name on the gallery list, it will be included shortly. I am gaining on it, but the list is long. Tell me what you think so far?
Susan, your blog administrator
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I am looking forward to working with the members and will try to get this up and running shortly. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Welcome to the newly-created blog for the Vanguard Artists. The purpose of the blog is to provide information to and about member artists and allow a forum for those interested in our art.
This photo was taken at a recent meeting and critique session. Our President, Ann, is being ably assisted by Woodie in setting up a painting for critique. We learn a great deal from having our paintings critiqued and it keeps us humble!