Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tips from Mardelle

FYI for December from Mardelle
This is a really cool tool! You can save a lot of paint using this virtual paint mixing FREE site. Just pick the colors and % of each and it creates your mixture. You may want to try it before you mix a pile of color you don't like and can't use! You can also make a catalog of mixtures that you might want to use again and may not recall, etc., etc. It is based on Golden brand colors but I think it would be very close in oil or watercolor.
Not sure your monitor display and color is accurate? Click on this site and check it out.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Good news...

...sent by Marion Wishnefski. Hopefully the photo will show the nice article written about Vanguard Artists and which shows our Nan Adams selling her painting from the Professional Building.

Tip:  For easier viewing and reading, please click on the photo and it will get larger.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This invitation comes to us from  Elizabeth (Betty) Moore:

There will be an opening reception for my Solo Show at Birt's Bistro, located at 16752 N Greasewood Street in Surprise, AZ on Thursday, December 6, from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Refreshments will be served. All Vanguard artists are cordially invited to attend!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Congrats Aileen!

This message comes from Vanguard member, Aileen Garvey:

At the October meeting of the Arizona Artist Guild I was named artist of the month with my small 12x12 painting of a beautiful white swan resting in the shadows of the trees at the wild life zoo.

For those who are not AAG members this is an honor, indeed, since the level of art is usually very high for Artist of the Month. So, congratulations Aileen!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vanguard Garage Sale

For all of you who are cleaning and organizing your painting spaces and studios, please note that I have created a space to do that here on the blog. The Vanguard Garage Sale box is at the bottom of the right sidebar.

As you wish to offer any of your art items for sale, please send me an e-mail with all the details...sizes, colors, quantities, prices, etc. and I will put them on the blog. Please note that I will not be posting your phone number since I don't think that is an appropriate idea for this online forum; but members will have their rosters and can contact you in that way if interested.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Front Porch Festival

Mardelle and cello
Kristi says the festival was a huge success and it certainly looks like everyone had a good time.

Mardelle and children playing cellos

Kristi and helper at her cards table

Kristi's son, Mark, singing and entertaining

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

From Mardelle Driscoll

For those of you who might be interested, check this out. I looked at Mardelle's page and it looks great. Liked her photo, too!

Here is the link to the DailyPaintworks site. You can get the latest uploaded files in your email every day.
Happy Painting,

My page $12.98 a month no limits. Sales sent to my PayPal account.

New daily works for Monday I didn't load yesterday. I will show up Tuesday.

Get yours by entering in this box on the site. No cost.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tools for Schools

Connie Whitlock, of WHAM, tells me that they are involved in "Tools for Schools". They collect and distribute art supplies and equipment for local schools for use in their art programs.If you have any extra supplies you would like to donate for this worthwhile program, please call or e-mail Connie at:  WHAMart@ aol.com and phone 623 340-5229

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Front Porch Festival

As mentioned during yesterday's meeting of the Vanguard Artists, Kristi Herring gives more specific information here:

Front Porch Festival
Oct. 20th
At “The Open Door Too”

Come join the fun with Kristi Herring, Mardelle Driscoll,
and Mark Ward (Kristi’s son).  Kristi will be demonstrating watercolor, (with a whimsical style) on bookmarks or small cards.
Donations will go to PAW Love, an organization helping abused and neglected animals.

The Entertainment will feature Mardelle Driscoll on Cello.  Her talents never stop, she also might be seen with a paint brush in her hand helping Kristi.

Direct from California is “Mark Ward”, with his wonderful songs and guitar work from yester-years.  Standards you’ll want to sing along with him.

So come join the fun Oct. 20th, 7142 N. 58th Dr. Glendale, AZ. (Catlin Court shops).  You’ll be helping by picking up a card or bookmark, for some very needy animals.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

This message comes from Marion Wishnefski:

I am displaying my work at the Sundial Recreation Center in Sun City for the month of September as Palo Verde "artist of the month".

The paintings will be located in the display case on the upper floor of the rec center.

Congratulations, Marion, on being the Artist of the Month!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Adelante Reception

Sorry for the delay in reporting on the reception. WHAM hosted a lovely reception and we toured the artwork that is displayed throughout this large facility. One painting was sold at the reception!

Here, we have Vanguard members Sharon King and myself, together with two of our artist buddies standing near my Magnolia Plantation painting.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Adelante Gallery Invitation

Here is the invitation for the Adelante Gallery, which includes all the artists who are exhibiting.

Hope to see you there!

Please click on the photo to enlarge it to read.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Joan Widman sent the following note:

You are invited to attend the opening reception for the initial WHAM art show at the Adelante Gallery in Surprise.  I am showing three paintings in this show.

June 1. 5:30-7:30
Adelante Healthcare Surrprise
15351 W. Bell Road

Hope to see you there
Joan Hahn Widman

I would like to add that I also had three paintings accepted into this show. Please do come to the reception, the art promises to be great....Susan

Friday, May 18, 2012

Nan Adams announces that she sold a painting at the Professional Building. It was her "Bashful Rose" watercolor painting. She replaced the sold painting with another of her wonderful florals, "Golden Engelmann's Blossom". 

Congrats to you, Nan, and thanks for letting us know as we can share in your success vicariously!