Monday, January 10, 2011

Wee Gallery of Fine Art Contest

Tanina Jackson of Wee Gallery of Fine Art has contacted me and asked for this notice to be put on our blog. I am happy to do so:

Wee Gallery of Fine Art is hosting an Art Competition and Exhibition. We would like to invite the Vanguard Artists to participate in this opportunity. The competition is open to all artists and eligible media include: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media.

You can get more information about the competition by visiting our website at:

Wee Gallery of Fine Art
7010 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(480) 323-9100

Art Happenings by Judy Lawson

Vanguard members Judy Lawson has agreed to keep her ear to the ground and report art happenings both here in the Valley as well as on the national front to us on this blog. Her latest report is:

Glendale Arts Council 48th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition Jan 26-Feb 20, 2011
  • Juried by Trish Mayberry.  You can get an entry form on site, or call 623-561-8526
  • $20 per entry, Max of 2 entries per person
  • Receiving at Fruit-Packing House at Sahuaro Ranch Park 59th Ave & Mountain View Rd, from 3-6 on Fri Jan 14 or 9-Noon Sat Jan 15  Please bring an updated Bio
  • Art Preview Party is Friday Jan 21 7-9 pm - $25 per person.  Wine, Punch, hors d'oeuvres are served.  In the past they have also had live music.This is an opportunity for your work to be seen or purchased whether or not it gets juried into the show.It is really an  elegant affair. 
  • Notification of Acceptance no later than Jan 22
  • Releasing for non accepted entries from 2-6 Monday Jan 24
  • Release of Accepted  4-5 on Sun Feb 20 (also the time of Artists Reception) or 4-6 on Mon Feb 21
 Arizona Artists Guild (AAG) 
  • Postmark deadline for CD's and Email Entries Jan 22, 2011
  • YOU MUST BE A GUILD MEMBER FOR THIS EXHIBITION - Dues for this 1/2 Year are $20  (you can download a membership form from the AAG web site
  • Entry Fee is $25 for 1 entry, $30 for 2, $35 for 3.
  • Feb 12 begin notification of acceptance
  • March 5 Deliver Accepted work to Guild Building 10 am - 2pm
  • March 11 Exhibition Reception 6:30- 8:30 pm
  • March 27  Artwork pick up at the guild building 1-5 p
  • The prospectus is available online at or call Barbara Lacy at 480-620-1358

Friday, January 7, 2011

Another note from Judy

This painting by Judy Lawson  is on the way to the Arizona Aqueous XXV Exhibition at the Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd.  This National Juried Exhibition will be from January 13 - March 13, 2011.
The opening reception is from 5-7 pm.  I'm planning to be there with some of my Tucson friends - Tubac is about 50 mi. so of Tucson, 185 from Phoenix.

CWA Show

Judy Lawson announced that she has  a couple pieces included in this exhibition! The Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona Exhibition @ First Studio. Details follow:

631 N. First Avenue, Phoenix
January 7–28, 2011
Opening Events
First Friday January 7 6:00–9:30
Third Friday January 21 6:00–9:30
Light refreshments and music for your
“viewing and shopping” pleasure.

To see the colorful invitation for this event, please click here.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Exhibit!

I wish to report that two Vanguard Artists have their paintings showing currently in displays at Tiburon, the restaurant adjoining the new aquarium at the Wildlife World Zoo. Nan Adams has her paintings displayed in the beautiful, aquarium-lined restaurant and Susan Roper (that's me!) has hers in the hallway leading from the restaurant into the aquarium.

The aquarium looks to be very interesting and I plan to view that when I have more time than when hanging paintings and Nan reports that the restaurant was very good.

The address for the Wildlife World Zoo is:  16501 W Northern Ave, Litchfield Park, AZ, 85340. The phone number is 623 201-7194 for hours, fees, etc.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Last Roll of Slide Film Processed!

If you are still holding onto the hope that slides will again be accepted for entry into art shows....forget it! Here is a link to the story. I would copy and paste the story here, but fear that I would be violating some copyright laws so please go to this url . If that doesn't work for you, please type in this address in your browser:

 Another era has passed by the way......