Doreen E. Lepore (that's me) will be the new instructor of the soft pastels class at the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League in Hobe Sound. Classes will run for 5 weeks and are planned for Wednesdays 9am - noon. The class will benefit beginners and intermediate level pastelists. Topics will include: current materials and techniques with pastel and charcoal, the importance of values, working with photographs, painting from life - in the studio and plein air, and current underpainting techniques. If you know anyone that would be interested please let them know. Call Doreen for further details (561)222-9215.
The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League is currently exhibiting at Molly's House in Stuart. Their opening was Thursday night and was very nice. You should try to go there sometime this month to get a feel for the space since NCAA will be exhibiting there in May. They will be having an outdoor exhibit that includes more of the HSFA membership on Sat. Jan. 17 and Sun. Jan. 18 from 10am-5pm. 430 SE Osceola St., Stuart, FL
Call to Artists:
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It is that time of year again! I would like to personally invite you to be a part of Southern Open 2009 by sending in your submission today.
Juried by Eleanor Heartney, an accomplished art critic from New York, Southern Open 2009 will be held May 9 – July 25 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Southern Open is a competitive juried exhibition that showcases the best of southern arts and crafts. Our Main Gallery consisting over 5,000 square feet is the perfect setting for alltypes of mediums: painting, photography, crafts, sculpture and multi-media installations.
Once again, the exhibition is open to visual artists over 18 years of age currently residing in one of the following southern states: Texas,Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. No students, please.
Submissions for Southern Open 2009 are only $25 for three entries, additional submissions, up to 10 total, are $5 each.Remember, if you join the AcA as a member during the submission process, you get two extra submissions. Individual AcA memberships are $50 for one year. If accepted into the exhibition, AcA artist members will receive a complementary exhibition catalog, a $35 value!
Visit www.AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org to download the exhibition prospectus, and remember that the postmark deadline for submissions is February 13, 2009. Please forward this message along to anyone who might be interested in participating this year.
I hope that you will join me for another spectacular show that’s sure to be full of southern flair!
Rose M. Courville, Curator of Exhibitions, Events Coordinator
101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, LA 70501