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Dimensions Newsletter - January 2006
Mission Statement: Visual artists and supporters encouraging and promoting the arts in the community.
COLLAGE by Pat Nix
As you read this, we are entering into a new year. I feel very positive about the direction in which Sequim Arts is moving. I am grateful to the long-time members who have given us such a firm foundation on which to build and to the Presidents and their Boards who have preceded me for their work and sound planning. Wow! What a challenge to be handed!
The first major change under my care is the Juried Show which is being moved to Spring to avoid date conflicts with many other shows in the summer and fall. I enthusiastically endorse this change. Additionally, we will now accept photos in addition to slides, for entries. This should make it much easier for many people.
With the sad passing of Margot Andrews, we now need a Chair, or Co-Chairs for the Members show in the fall. This is a very satisfying job, and not nearly as difficult as the Juried show. Please let me know if you would be able to do this job which takes about one month from start to finish. There are many veterans of this job, who will be glad to help and offer advice.
Speaking of the Members’ Show, I want to urge and encourage all members to get busy and prepare an entry for this show. Our group is so talented, this is our chance to show off. I have heard it said that everyone has at least one good book in them, if they would just sit down and write it. I think it is probably also true that everyone can produce one good piece of art if they would just do it.
We have several jobs that still need to be filled. There are big jobs such as Membership Chair, Newsletter Editor, and the Members’ Show Chair, but there are also some jobs that take very little time but make a big contribution. Some of the smaller jobs are working on the various committees, helping with the newsletter, helping with meeting refreshments, helping with flowers for the shows, etc.
My fondest wish is that every member would generously offer to do JUST ONE THING for the good of the group, in the coming year. If this happened, we would have so much help that everything we do would be pure joy and so easy. Working for an organization you enjoy should not be painful and frustrating, it should be FUN! Would you do this for the good of our Sequim Arts? I promise good working conditions and LOTS of gratitude.
Pat Nix, President
Thursday, January 26
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim
Doors open at 9:30 AM and the meeting starts at 10:00 AM.
January Program Donna Trent
Donna Trent will demonstrate how she uses an oil under painting technique then finishes with pastels. She will talk about different under painting techniques that she uses. Donna is a Past President and Signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society and Peninsula art League and is involved with these and other art Organizations.
Coming in February : Laurie Tanguay of Lobo Designs will discuss “Reproducing Your Fine Art”
SEQUIM ARTS JANUARY BOARD MEETING
The January 19th, Board Meeting will be at 2:00 PM at the home of President Pat Nix, 852 E. Cedar St., Sequim. For directions please call Pat at 681-0571
SEQUIM ARTS HAPPENINGS
Juried Show - The prospectus for the 2006 Sequim Arts Juried Show is now out. If you received your newsletter by mail it should be enclosed. For those who receive the newsletter via the web site. The Prospectus is available on line through the web site. If you would like additional applications please contact Carol Eichler at 582-0987 or email@example.com
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, & DEMONSTRATIONS
Donna Trent Workshop “Break Out of Your Comfort Zone”
Sequim Arts Bill McEnroe workshop has been replaced with Donna Trent. Due to a serious medical problem with his eyes Bill McEnroe will not be able to conduct the workshop “Break The Mold” January 23 - 25. He graciously recommended Donna Trent to take his place.
This workshop will challenge the artist to move from his or her comfort zone to a new level of approaching pastels. Different methods for applying grounds to supports will be discussed. Most pastel papers will accept some if not all of the following: oil and turpentine, alcohol, waterbase paints (acrylic, watercolor, gouache) and pure pigment paints. Each of these media will be demonstrated in a pastel painting while leaving background areas showing through, and with pencil and charcoal lines becoming part of the finished work. Bill McEnroe's "gouache scramble" method will be incorporated in the lessons. Each demo will reinforce composition, color, value and edges. Layering techniques, with warm and cool, and a building up with layers of pastel colors will be emphasized. Daily demos, individual help and critiques
The price will be the same. Most of those who signed up for the Bill McEnroe workshop were delighted to switch. There are a limited number of places available. Cost is $150.00 for Sequim Arts Members and $160.00 for non members. Contact Mary Franchini at 681-0895 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Deb Jones Digital Photography Workshop
Deb will teach a second Digital Photography workshop in one day, Sat. Feb. 11 from 9am-4pm, in her studio. You will need to know the settings on your digital camera and how to change them. Photoshop or Photoshop Elements is the computer program to be used. You must have some knowledge of the tools and where they are. Deb has put together a step by step booklet that comes with the workshop. The cost is $75. She has agreed to show basics of shooting 3D work and will have extra help with that after the workshop is over. For more info call Mary Franchini 681-0895 email@example.com
Diane Maxey and Ted Nuttall Workshops
George Zien has put together two workshops for the coming year. The first workshop by Ted Nuttall will be June 7,8 & 9 and June 11, 12 & 13. The class size on this will be limited to 10 students with lots of one on one instruction. The cost will be $320.00 (price includes lunch) for each 3 day session.
The second workshop, by Diane Maxey titled “Creative Paintings from Photos” will be July 26,27 &28. Cost will be $195.00 (includes lunch). For more information on there please call George or
Janet at 360/582-9622 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO'S SHOWING AND WHERE
The following Sequim Arts members were juried into the NW Small Expressions IV show in Port Townsend, Gail Larson, Newel Hunter and Terry Vogel. Our congratulations.
The Blue Whole Gallery will host their first Friday reception on
January 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will open a new exhibit by Photographer, Steve Wilson that will include two extended bodies of work titled “Time and the Passage of Trees” and “Symmetries”. The show will run from January 22 to April 16. 1203 E Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
Information 417-4590 or www.pafac.org
Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend is seeking artwork for their third juried show of abstract painting, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. Artists wishing to submit work for jurying should bring their work to Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, 98368, on February 19th or 20th from 3 pm to 6 pm. For information and prospectus go to www.northwindsarts.org or send a self addressed envelope stamped to the above address. The show runs from February 24th to March 27th.
Associated Arts of Ocean Shores has the prospectus for their 37th National Fine Art Exhibition, April 7,8, & 9, available on line atwww.associatedarts.org or you can request one by calling the Ocean Shores Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-76 BEACH.
Gallery 9 , the North Olympic Artists’ Cooperative is looking for artists who wish to display sculpture, pottery, pen and ink, pencil, textiles and 2 dimensional art. For Membership information call Michael @ 360-461-1560 or Vicki @ 360-732-4672
2006 DUES ARE DUE
If you have not paid your 2006 dues please do so. Single members are $20.00 and couples are $30.00. Dues may be mailed to, PO Box 1842, Sequim 98382 or bring it to the January meeting. Members not paid by the end of January will not be included in the member book. For information contact Gail St. Peters at 582-3163 or email email@example.com
Visit our Web Site at: www.sequimarts.org for updates and additional information
2005 Sequim Arts Board Members
President Pat Nix 681-0571 firstname.lastname@example.org
1st VP Jane DeBoth 683-3522
2nd VP George Zion 582-9622 email@example.com
Secretary Joan Taylor 683-4029
Treasurer Gail St. Peters firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Pres Linda Stadtmiller
Members at Large:
Carol Eichler 582-6927 email@example.com
Viva Jones 681-0101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rudy Bauer 681-3581 email@example.com
Evelyn Wolf 582-1158 firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Faulkner 582-9151 email@example.com
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