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Betty Laur's collage is in our show at The New Studio of the Visual Arts

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October 2008

From the President
By Gerri Aurre

Karen Hudson provided us with an entertaining hour at the September meeting. I had asked her to speak with us because her paintings provide such a unique take on the world.
The first thing that Karen did was pose the question: What is the difference between creative and non-creative people? Answer: The only difference is that creative people THINK they are creative! She gets her perspective from the comics: "Wizard of Id" and "Far Side". Karen's paintings often include her pug dog, Buttercup, placed alongside friends in unusual places...wearing odd outfits and expressions. It's really much more than that though. Her work is not about technique, it's about a fresh look at ordinary things.
The cleverness of her titles bring a smile as you look at the work. "Rest in Peas"...it's very clever.
She had some good tips as well:
Who buys your art? " DINKS"...Dual income, no children
When people ask for a better price, offer them a 15% decorator discount or take $100 off for the frame
Frames can be had from the trash, consignment shops or from oddly shaped European sized ones at art stores,where you can stretch the canvas to fit or cut a board
It was a great disappointment to have the Annual Jupiter Town Hall Show cancelled. Hopefully, it will be rescheduled.
This month we are starting to exhibit at four Bank Atlantic branches in the area. Sara Fisher can be thanked for this wonderful opportunity. We put out sign up sheets at the September meeting. If you cannot attend meetings and are interested in being added, please contact:

Bank Atlantic Contacts:

PGA: Katy Di Gioia katy.digioia@adelphia.net (8pieces)
Abacoa: Carol Steinberg
Cberg33477@aol.com (3 pieces)
Maplewood: Tess Lindsay 627-6351 or Gerri
gerriaurre@mail.com (6 pieces)
NPB: Rod Martter 746-5821 (3 0r 4 artists, 4 to 8 pieces each)

At the Board Meeting this month we discussed the slate of officers for 2009. Please let me know if you are interested in serving on any committee or in accepting a position. Sara Fisher and Beth Williams attended and will be in charge of setting up our shows for next year. It's great to have fresh talent!
We're planning on having another Board meeting on October 22nd at 3:00, at my house. We need more time to fully explore the idea of a NCAA Website and placing our newsletter on line. Please let me have your input. Also, we talked about having a Power Point presentation about creating personal websites at the December meeting.

Don't forget D'ART for ART: Bring your donated Art to the Lighthouse Center for the Arts before October 31st..... The cocktail party for donators is fabulous!

Also, how about considering attending the event???? I'm looking to reserve a table.

Anyone interested in exhibiting work at Eissey Campus Theatre, December 4 to January 6, please contact Gerri at
Work cannot be larger than 16X20 or 18X24(vertical)
There is space for approximately 20 pieces and I must return the Agreement to them by Nov. 1, information to be included:Artist, name of piece, medium, size, price, picture of the work

Boca Raton Museum - American Modernism 1920-1950: Selections from the Permanent Collection - September 2, 2008 - March 8, 2009

Visiones: 20th Century Selections from the Nassau County Museum of Art September 17 - December 7, 2008
Cornell Museum, Delray Beach - September 4-November 15, 2008Florida Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition

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Carol Steinberg will be having a one woman show at Northern Trust starting Oct 10 and running until Dec 4 in North Palm Beach.

Betty Laur was chosen by the Palm Beach County Historical Society to create a painting for an exhibit commeorating the 1928 hurricane, depicting the 8-foot high wave which traveled 40 miles south and created flooding and massive devastation. Read her story and see the painting on her blog:


Congratulations goes to Glenn Secrest for getting his painting "Storm Surge" juried into the American Impressionist Society's 9th annual National Exhibition. The exhibition will be held from November 22 to December 22, 2008 at the
Coda Fine Art Gallery in Palm Desert, CA.
You may view "Storm Surge" by visiting Glenn's website at:

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