Note that our future newsletters could contain details of each monthly art demonstrator's theme,
plus a short discussion about the program and the demonstrator's art background.
By Mary Marsh
The members of the Art Guild of Treasure Island bring a colorful opening show to The Treasure
Island Community Center.
The ink-jet digital photographs of GEORGE GREENFIELD demand attention because of their brilliant colors and creative compositions. He offers "Undersea Fantasy," "Jungle Fantasy" and "Untitled." Perhaps his most intriguing entry is "Orchid Fantasy," filled with cerise petals and streamers against a background of rich blues and greens.
CLAIRE PAULTRE brings us her clear, fresh watercolors in two serene landscapes, "Sunflower Field,” and "Causeway." In contrast, Claire uses warm, rich hues in "Still Life with Oleander" and, even more dramatically, for the appetizing "Choux Rouge." Here, in a strong composition, she captures a freshly picked bunch of green celery and deep red vegetables, grouped around a pewter pitcher.
CURTIS SNEARY offers his Impressionistic acrylic paintings of St. Petersburg's downtown streets. He has two views of Central Avenue where lovely trees shade classic terra cotta-hued buildings. Curtis then takes the viewer to the park for an old "Beach Drive Hotel" and "Summer Bike Ride on Beach Drive" where he captures the sun-dappled grass of the waterfront park.
RON REID, working in oil, introduces the viewers to his bold, direct style in "Peace" his strong portrait of Christ, as well as two large landscapes, "Florida" and "John's Pass." Lastly, Ron gives us an old farmhouse, an American flag and a puzzle in "Mending Fences" in which two young children and the family cow stare at the broken fence while parents stand at the window either weeping or maybe laughing?
ROSEMARY UTZINGER shares memories of her European travels, well executed in oil. She captures a costumed Russian girl in "Oksana in the Garden," the warm red tiles in "Spanish Rooftops" and sunflowers in "Autumn's Reward." Rosemary's beautiful composition, "Morning Encounter," takes us to a French street scene with a man and woman silhouetted against the dark doorway of a sun-drenched building.
Plan to see our show at the Community Center located on 106th Avenue, just one block east of
Gulf Boulevard. Please call 547-4575 ext.#348 for hours of operations.
November Art Guild Show
By Patricia Harnedy
The Art Guild's November show is a judged exhibit with money awards. The entries are due at the Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Ave, between 9am and 1pm on Thursday, Nov. 4. The fee for entry is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. If desired, you may join the Art Guild when you enter your two dimensional art work. Size limitation is a width of 42" including frame. Proper framing or gallery wrap is required, wired and ready to hang. Original work only please. Work must not have received a previous award from the Treasure Island Art Guild. It will be hung for one month.
The awards will be given at our November members' meeting and awards reception on Saturday, November 13. We also have an art demonstrator program at this meeting.
Our judge for this exhibit is Joanna Coke. We are fortunate to have this well qualified artist and teacher to judge our show. She is giving us an added bonus of a short written critique for each art work entered.
The art will be judged on Nov. 11 and winners called that day. The cash prizes are $150.00 first place, $100.00 second place, $50.00 third place, with 4 honorable mentions of $25.00 each.
Remember Thursday November 4th is the date for show entries. This is painting exchange day.
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Art Guild News
By Fred Wilder
Paintings will be accepted from members of The Art Guild for the October art show on Thursday,
September 30 from 9:00am. to 1:00pm. If you are not a member we invite you to become one and enter your paintings.
You may enter up to two paintings.
The reception for the winners of the show will be on Saturday, October 9 at 1:00pm.
There will be an art demonstration by a professional artist. We will also have a flea market.
This is your chance to pick up some cheap frames and art materials. All artists are invited to attend.
All the above will be at The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium 120 108th Avenue.
For more information see our calendar of events or call Fred at 360-8390
Thank you to all who contributed to this newsletter, especially Lily Goldman who
supplied the clown painting at the top of this webpage.
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