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"Fall is in the air." Artist/photographer, Linda Mathison

Sunday, September 27, 2009

October 2009


Lazy Loxahatchee - Pastel


Message from the President, Gerri Aurre:


First of all, I am very happy to report that Carol Steinberg is recovering at an astonishing rate from her recent surgery. I'm sure that she will be back to normal and better than ever, within weeks.

Everyone who was at the September meeting has reported that they really enjoyed Doreen Lepore's pastel demo. Her approach was to take a cue from the cooking shows and prepare the "dish" by having the end result magically appear from the oven! What fun.

Our October meeting will feature Mary D'Avanzo, who will discuss how she creates her beautiful collages from found treasures and adds an Asian quality to them.

Egypt is still very much on my mind as we start the Fall season and I have already added impressions of the trip to my abstract painting. My first love, though, has to be Plein-aire. There is nothing more inspiring than to be outside with the view in front of me, ready for the challenge of my interpretation. Once the weather cools down, we'll start finding wonderful spots around our area to paint and enjoy.

Upcoming events include:

  • Show at the Lake Park Library, delivery on Oct. 1, 2 to 5 - Opening Oct 5, 5-7 PM
  • 3rd Thursday....October 15th.....at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts - This will be when "The Village Art Studios" will be in costume for Halloween....join us!
  • We will be in costume again, all day, on the 31st, as we paint the day away....join us again!
  • D'Art for Art donations to be delivered by Oct. 30th and tickets are still available for the event on Nov. 14th.


Member News

Tess Lindsay will be having a show at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL from 11/6 to 12/10. The opening reception will be from 6 - 8 pm on 11/5.

One of Lynn Morgan's paintings, "Sail", a pastel on sanded paper, has been selected for the upcoming "Solar Abstractions" Exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport. The Exhibit runs from Friday September 18 through Wednesday December 16. Works will hang on the Concession Level. There will be an Artists' Reception on Thursday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public.


Studio Space available across from the Lighthouse Center - contact Judy Boland-Caruso for info at 561-346-8703.

Mark Your Calendars

Sept 28 - 9AM - noon - deliver work to Jupiter Town Hall (see entry form for details)

Oct 1 - 2 - 5 PM Deliver Paintings to Lake Park Library

Oct 2 - 6 - 8 PM - Jupiter Town Hall - Opening Reception

Oct 5 - 5 - 7 PM Lake Park Library Opening Reception

Oct 12 - 7 PM NCAA Meeting

Oct 15 - 3 PM Corner Cafe

Oct 20 - 2:30 PM Boulevard Rest.

Oct 22 - NCAA Board Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 22 - lunch first at: Gallery Grill, 1:00 (bring coupons) - Meeting at: Village Art Studios, 2:30



No Change in Oct at Bacio's


Call to Artists:

  • The NCAA will be exhibiting at Molly's House, Stuart, FL in May 2010. Please submit your name, a brief statement about yourself and your art as well as a jpeg of one of your paintings to Doreen Lepore as soon as you can if you would like to be in this exhibit. Use the following email address: doreenstudio@gmail.com. Thanks.
  • Elliot Museum, Stuart FL - 6th Annual Juried Art Show - Deadline 11/2 - click here for entry form, rules, etc. - you'll have to click on their link on the right hand side of the page once there.








Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lake Park Library Show

Lake Park Library Show - October 1 - November 30, 2009

10/1 - 2pm - 5 pm deliver work to Lake Park Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL

Participating artists should bring 2 pieces each (small to medium size). If you have a larger piece that you want to exhibit, bring it with you to see if it can be accommodated.

10/5 - 5pm - 7pm Opening Reception - Schuyler Room

Joe Pierre is the contact for this show. 775-6165

Directions: If traveling south on Rt. 1 - take right onto Park Ave. - the library is located between 5th and 6th Sts. on the right - parking in the rear.




Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 2009

Message from the President, Gerri Aurre:

I spent too many years as an Art teacher, thinking of September as the start of the year, to change now. This summer was spent on the lookout for creative and varied programs for this coming season and hope that you all will join in for what, I think, will be varied and creative demonstrations. Our September artist will be Doreen Lepore, our BLOG editor. Doreen teaches pastels at the Hobe Sound Art League and her style is relaxed and lovely. Be sure to join us on September 14th at 7P.M. at the Lighthouse school.

The Lighthouse Center for the Arts is in the midst of searching for a new director. We look forward to a continued close relationship with this gem of a local mecca of the arts. (I can't say enough good things). The Lighthouse is responsible for us all "finding" each other and being able to enjoy the artist in all of us!! This summer was lifted from the doldrums by the "Chairity Show" at the Lighthouse. Basha Stone and Mary D'Avanzo, with their team at the Seabranch Art League, have worked tirelessly to make this a successful event. It was just fabulous and highlighted the huge talents of our local artists. Bravo!

As many of you know, Julie Beaumont and I have moved our studio space once again. This time we have hit the jackpot with "The Village Art Studios", right next to the LCA, in Gallery Square North. Julie is quite a force and just fearlessly jumped right into this venture. We have 16 artists in the space and are hoping to involve many of you in our creative community. Our Monthly Challenges will be kicking off with creating costumes for a Halloween party at the studio, on Saturday, October 31. MAKE a costume and come and have a frightening good time!

Unfortunately, there has been one tragic aspect to our opening month at the studio. Joe LaPierre, the very well known Palm Beach County artist, passed away quite suddenly. We were so fortunate in having Joe as our signature artist in the front feature space. Joe was enthusiastic and highly supportive of us. We all enjoyed his larger than life presence and will really miss him. Joe's wife, Melody, plans on keeping some of his work with us and his daughter, Sarah, will be coming in to paint in her Dad's space. I was planning on asking Joe to do a demo for us. Fortunately, he left a video of himself doing his palette knife technique and I would like to show it at the studio for our December, Christmas meeting.

The NCAA has had a surprizingly good summer, considering the economy, selling our work locally. Linda Prinz and Betty Laur sold work at the Corner Cafe and Rod Martter at the Boulevard. I also saw work by Emalee Andre on display at the Boca Museum Guild space in Delray.

Upcoming shows: in October, Jupiter Town Hall- October 2 thru November 6, North Palm Beach Library- news to follow from Chairman: Joe Pierre, D'Art for Art will be on Saturday, November 14th.....DO donate a piece for this show to support the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. There is an OUTSTANDING Opening Party! Stop over at the Lighthouse to designate a piece. Fall classes at the Lighthouse will be beginning in early September. This year they are having open figure sessions on Tuesday mornings and nude sessions on Wednesday mornings. They are both wonderful opportunities.

Right now I'm off on my next adventure to Jordan and Egypt. Considering all the places I've been lucky enough to go to, I don't know how I've waited so long to venture into Egypt. Actually, it's the drive through Jordan that seems most fascinating to me. We'll be going into Beduoin camps in the desert wadis. This is Lawrence of Arabia territory. And I can't wait to take the hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings in Egypt...the last time I did this, in East Africa, we thumped down and were dragged along in the basket before a dusty stop. I figure that time is running out for me on this sort of thing! I will take too many pictures and subject anyone I can, to seeing them at the studio, when I return.

Mark Your Calendars:

Sept 14 - 7PM NCAA Meeting - Doreen Lepore

Sept 17 - 3PM Corner Cafe

Sept 22 - 2:30 PM Boulevard Restuarant

Sept 23 - 3 PM Bacio's

Sept 28 - 9AM - noon - deliver work to Jupiter Town Hall (see entry form for details)

Oct 2 - 6 - 8 PM - Jupiter Town Hall - Opening Reception