Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

It has been a very busy & wonderful fall season for Judy Lawson!

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.

Of Interest...

Sounds like a good one to attend, if you do attend please report how it was and your impressions can be entered here.

Of Interest.....

Vanguard members are participating in this show, so do attend and enjoy!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Oktoberfest at Sun City Grand !

Saturday, October 10, 2009 will be the annual Oktoberfest celebration at Sun City Grand in Surprise. There will be many arts and crafts displays; the SCG Art Club studios will be open all day and many of the Vanguard members who reside in SCG will be participating. These members include: Ann Stubenrauch, Ann Porter, Arlen Madole, Barbara Lang, Carol Kennedy, Carolyn Aide, Diane Eason, Joan Widman, Kandyce Olson, Karen Mayfield, Kay Verstraete, Madeline Ledzinski, Norma Cox-Miller, Patty Potter, Ron Anderson, Ruth Malins, Sharon King, Steve Plichta, Woodie Mackie and Susan Roper (yup, that is I!). We invite you to join us for a day of art, fun and food.

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!

October 2, 2009 Meeting

Another good meeting of the Vanguard Artists was held Friday, October 2. We met in our new meeting venue at Unitarian Universalist Church. Before the meeting the Pastor of this church, Walt Wieder, introduced himself to me and welcomed our group to the church and stated how happy he was that we chose their facility for our meetings. Walt also admitted to being a pastel artist, or at least a pastel artist wannabe. He showed me some of his paintings on his iPod and he is, indeed, a pastel artist!

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.