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FEBUARY 2012- NEWSLETTER
Thank you Warren Carmichael
for contributing the digital art above!
"MONEY PRIZE SHOW"
February 2nd, 2012 is the date to bring in your art work for the "Money Prize Show"
(open to members & non-members), only one entry per person!
General rules for all
1. Must be a Current Member, unless otherwise noted on the Schedule.
2. No Nudes.
3. Do not re-enter a painting that has previously won at the TI Art Guild.
4. No painting older than 2 years.
5. Painting must be properly framed, and must be wired for hanging.
For additional information please visit our Art Guild Shows & Meetings
"February Meeting, Reception & Awards"
By: Mary Marsh, Outside Exhibitions Committee
The rich talent of five Treasure Island Art Guild members is now on
display at our Community Center through March 1, 2012. Featured are
Ginger Byrne, Patricia Marklin, Ron Marvin, Sally Pierce and Fred Wilder.
GINGER BYRNE loves the energy of the vibrant colors she uses in her
watercolors such as: "Hello Gorgeous," a large orange hibiscus;
"Oh what Fun," with three young children and "Fore!" showing a tall vase to
hold a bunch of golf clubs. Yet the most commanding is "Misty River," a value study in dark,
muted greens in the trees overhanging a tranquil, misty river.
Working in oil, renowned portrait artist, RON MARVIN, introduces his
lovely, young daughter, "Jennifer," in a warm, soft profile. From the
Portrait Workshop, in "Donna," Ron contrasts lights and darks and warm
yellow highlights with cool green shadows; "Donna II," who sat for us a
second time in more subtle lighting and finally, "Frank" in bold,
masculine strokes, sparked by the highlight on his baseball cap.
PAT MARKLIN says, 'Birds are my passion--Tigers and Zebras, too,' so it
is no surprise that her watercolors include a bright Toucan in "A Piece of Paradise,"
two colorful parrots in "Polly's Fantasy" and an Egret in "Just
Fishing." In "Southern Beauty," she captures a blue Heron comfortably
perched in a lush tropical plant, whose huge leaves are clean and
transparent, from dark greens to bright yellows.
Another watercolorist, SALLY PIERCE, artfully combines color, light and
form to convey four contrasting moods. Untamed nature is evident in "Out
On A Limb" and "The Wind and the Rain," but "A Special Place" lets us
escape to a quiet, restful side of nature. Beautifully executed,
"Clowning Around" is special to Sally 'because of its pure color and
ultra simplicity,' and it was her first-ever large watercolor.
Former Art Guild president, FRED WILDER demonstrates his versatility in
his selection of paintings: "The Rebel," a pastel portrait; a display of
Sumi Ink and an imposing watercolor, "St. Simon, GA Lighthouse." Lastly, his
most unexpected entry is a pencil composition, with a half dozen large elephants,
oblivious to their reflections, gathered around the "Water Hole."
Plan to see our show at the Community Center located on 106th Avenue,
just east of Gulf Boulevard, Please call 547-4575 ext. 238 for hours of
"2012 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL"
DON’T FORGET, MEMBERSHIP EXPIRED 31 DAYS AGO!
Online Membership Application Form
The Membership Application Forms for both renewing membership and
becoming a new member are now on line and can be printed out and mailed in.
See: membership application form & fees
2012. This gives the opportunity for
individuals out of town to join before arriving and thus handing in paintings
for an exhibition as soon as they arrive.
"MONTHLY MEETING ATTENDANCE?"
"WHY SHOULD I?"
By: Patricia Marklin, Hospitality Committee
If you haven't been coming to our monthly meetings, you’re missing a good thing.
Each month the demonstrations are excellent.
January's demo with Mary Ann Tucci was just the latest in a series of wonderful learning opportunities.
(And she was very funny too!)
After I left my job in April, 2010 and as it happened, began my retirement,
I joined three art groups before finding Treasure Island Art Guild.
Now that I have the time, I take many classes as they interest me and yes,
as I can afford to do so. I know one thing, that once every month I am guaranteed one free lesson.
Though they are not always in a medium or subject I most often work, I never leave not having learned
something new. Not only that, but I have a delicious "lunch" too. Let’s face it, most of us fill our
plate with wonderful goodies and then go back and get something sweet to top it off.
There’s often wine, and always punch, coffee and tea.
What long ago may have begun as coffee and cake at our monthly meeting, now appears to be a luncheon buffet!
Now, I’ll be there each month - second Saturday at 1:00 p.m. to present the food and drink. Will I see you there?
"ART GUILD CALENDAR
Anything Goes with Ron Marvin
Wednesday, February 8th
9:30am-noon at TI Community Center
$3 Members, $4 Non-Members
Yes! Our very own Ron Marvin, member since 1972 at age 12, when he and his mother
Elaine joined the Art Guild. Ron chose a career as a Firefighter for the City of
St. Petersburg in order to allow himself time and flexibility to paint.
Ron studied with two well-known artists, David Anderson and Daniel Greene.
Through the years, Ron has been published in three prestigious magazines.
In 1989, he won 1st Place in an Emerging Artist Contest held by the magazine American Artist.
He was published in the magazine and traveled to Hollywood, California to receive the prize.
Ron also has been published in International Artist and The Artist magazines.
In talking with Ron, he spoke of setting goals for yourself, continuing to learn
and expand until you finally break through the barrier, your artwork is accepted and you are published.
Ron is a truly dedicated artist and has collected many awards over the years.
Bring whatever you want to work on and Ron will be moving around helping everyone.
Remember, Ron is a fabulous portrait artist, so if you are looking for some portrait pointers,
here’s the perfect opportunity.
"ONGOING ART WORKSHOPS"
- Anything Goes / in Art - Open Studio
Wednesdays, 9:30am-noon, Garden Room, Community Center
$3 members, $4 non-members
Our Thursday "Still Life Workshop" will be converting
to "Open Studio" format
unless otherwise noted in the newsletter or schedule.
Every Thursday, 10am–12:30pm at TI City Hall
Fee: $3 Members, $4 Non-Members.
Portrait Workshop with Live Model
Every Friday, 9:30am – Noon at TI City Hall
Fee: $4 Members, $6 Non-Members
Want to be a model? No experience needed. Contact Peter Garino at 345-4150.
We welcome ordinary people, but in 2011 we had a pioneer in a coonskin cap
and a clown with a red nose and big floppy shoes.
Who will 2012 bring us?
(Note: MODEL RECEIVES $20 COMPENSATION)
For additional information please visit our Weekly workshops webpage!!
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