Friday, December 30, 2011

Birt's Artist Reception

Vanguard member, Kristi Herring, will be honored with a reception displaying her work on Thursday, January 12th from 5:00-7:00 PM. This reception will be held at Birt's Bistro and Bookstore, 16752 N. Greasewood St; Surprise, AZ. Music will be provided by Kristi's son, Mark Ward, on guitar.

Kristi discovered watercolor painting when she retired from the working world 15 years ago. She loves portraits and enjoys capturing both the likeness and the personality of her subjects. Her current series, "At the Drop of a Hat", features portraits of people wearing their favorite chapeaux.

Earlier works in her diverse portfolio included a collection of paintings that depicted the proud culture of Native Americans, a series of elegant florals and whimsical pictures such as her "Fat Chicks" series. Recent commissioned works include illustrating several children's books.

Kristi is a member of the prestigious Vanguard Artists Group and has also exhibited at Benevilla's Chez Nous Center and Cafe.

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ArtChix Sale

Please plan on attending the upcoming art show and sale by the ArtChix. This is a group of artists who are members of Sun City Grand Art Club as well as Vanguard Artists. The Vanguard members who will be in attendance with their artistic talents will be Barbara Lang, Ruth Malins, Sharon King and Susan Roper.

There will be paintings representing all media and styles, as well as artisan jewelry.

The sale will be held January 7th and 8th, from 9:00-4:00 on Saturday and 9:00-3:00 on Sunday. It will be at the SCG Art Club:
Village Center
19745 N. Remington Road
Surprise, AZ  85374

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thank you all....

....for the condolences and best wishes sent to me following the death of my mother. My brother, sister and I had her as a presence in our lives for longer than most have their mothers, but it is never easy to let them go. Her name was Edith Patterson and she would have been 92 years old in February, 2012.

Thank you for your friendship and support during this difficult time.

Vanguard Holiday Party

On December 5 Vanguard Artists held their annual holiday party, which from all accounts was enjoyed by all. Kristi Herring and Anne Breza shared photos with this blog and the slideshow can be viewed by clicking here.