Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Challenge

Here are the photos of the winning artists and their paintings. Congratulations to all!

First Place:  Anne Porter

Second Place:  Marion Wishnefski

Third Place:  Joan Hahn Widman

Vanguard Spring Challenge

Diane Freeman shared the following about the Vanguard Spring Challenge, 2014:

The meeting last week included our Spring Challenge which was to do a painting
of any medium, any size, but you could only use green, orange, purple and white.
Seventeen of our members rose to the challenge and brought in wonderful pieces
that really showcased how much you can do with a limited palette of secondary
colors. Each painting was identified only by a number so no one knew who did
which painting. All members present had a ballot where they could vote for
their favorite painting. Arizona Art Supply gift cards were presented to the
top three.

And the winners are:

First Place:  Anne Porter

Second Place:  Marion Wishnefski

Third Place:  Joan Widman

Mary Lou Harvey Award

Pam Bleakney shared the name of the winner of the Mary Lou Harvey Award through AAG:  Thad Trubakoff, MSA Woods ASU. His work can be seen here.

For the other Arizona Artists Guild scholarship winners, please go here.




Monday, March 17, 2014

Photos of Diane Freeman's Artist Reception at Birt's Bistro

Kristi Herring was kind enough to share her photos of Diane's reception. What lovely art!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Diane Freeman at Birt's Bistro

This Thursday, March 13th, Birt's Bistro in Surprise, AZ is having an artist's reception to kick off my "Solo Art Exhibition" in their cafe at the Benevilla Complex from 5pm to 7pm. I will be there meeting and greeting and I do hope you can drop by and see my paintings. Birt's is at 16752 Greasewood Street, Surprise, AZ 85374. Hors d' oeuvres will be served and beverages are available for purchase.

Jurying for New Members

We are pleased to announce that we will be jurying in new members on the 29th of
March (yes, at the end of this month).

If there is someone that you would like to sponsor for membership in to
Vanguard, contact President, Louise Carroll or Vice President, Diane Freeman. 
We will send you a form for them to fill out, and further instructions on where
the three paintings are to be delivered and at what time on Sunday, the 29th of

Successful applicants will become members and be introduced at the April
Vanguard meeting.

The jury process will take place again in November.

Louise Carroll
and Diane Freeman

Palo Verde Fine Arts Association

The Palo Verde Art Club announces an art show and sale on Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This will be at the Sundial Rec Center, 103rd Ave and Boswell.

Westbrook Village Fine Arts Association Show

This Announcement is from Vanguard member, Barb Hurley-Peterson regarding an
upcoming event.  This weather will be gorgeous, so get out and enjoy the show.

The Westbrook Village Fine Arts Association will be having its annual Fine Arts
Show & Sale on Saturday, March 15 (10-5PM) and Sunday, March 16 (10-3PM).

Over 125 pieces of beautiful art (paintings, glass & pottery) will be on
display/for sale that was created by talented residents of Westbrook Village. 
Vanguard member Barb Hurley Peterson will have 5 original art pieces in this

Come see this judged show located in the Fine Arts Learning Center
building,18827 N. Country Club Drive (a few blocks north of Union Hills & one
block west of 83rd Avenue).  Admission and parking is free.  Light refreshments
will be served. 

Best Little Art Show in Arizona

Susan Denison, has submitted this announcement.  She has three paintings in this

Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm

Artist Reception, Sale and Exhibition

18411 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Directions:  On 7th Ave just south of Union Hills on the S.E. side

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Celebration of Artists 2014 - West Valley Art Museum

Judy Lawson shared this e-mail message with us:

Dear Artist:
Attached please find the entry form for West Valley Art Museum's Celebration of Artists 2014 juried exhibit.

As you may be aware, the deadline for receiving images, entry forms and entry fees is Friday, February 14.

Thank you for your participation
West Valley Art Museum


Monday, January 20, 2014

Pam Bleakney at AAG Show

Pam writes:  I got a painting, Frida's House in the Arizona Artists Guild's 4th Annual  juried statewide exhibition at Gallery Glendale, at Westgate. The show runs from January 31 through March 1, 2014.
Did anyone else get into this show, or at any other shows lately? Please share with us...

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sun City Annual Art Show

Vanguard members Helen Tomich and Jerry McGinnis will be participating in this. Please put on your calendar.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Vanguard Artists Newest Members

Congratulations to the above group of artists who were selected to be the newest Vanguard Aritsts members. They are, from left to right:  Jerry McGinness, Sue Nuhn, Judy Azemove, Barb Hurley-Peterson and Randy Jackson.

We look forward to  your sharing in our artistic journey!