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Promoting the visual arts on the Eastern Shore 

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NOTES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

ESAL June Program: Wednesday, June 20th, 6:00-7:30 pm at Historic Onancock School, Main Room

Making Pop-Up Cards with Marilyn Principe

Please RSVP to bsrootes@gmail.com by June 10th, so we can provide necessary supplies!

  • Join us on June 20th for an evening of hands-on fun! We will be visited by Marilyn Principe, a talented graphic artist from Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Marilyn will do a demonstration of cutting paper for 3-dimensional structure and then you can try your hand at making a pop-up card. 
  • The program begins at 6:00 PM with light adult beverages and snacks
  • Please RSVP to bsrootes@gmail.com by June 10th, so we can provide the necessary supplies

Best Wishes to Barbara Schmitz

Barbara Schmitz has sold her home and is moving in mid-June to her condo in Stuart Florida. Barbara has served the Art League well in the past two decades, including holding the office of Vice President and offering her lovely home for paint-outs. Barbara has graced us with her beautiful watercolors and has exposed many of us to the practice of Sume-e. She also was instrumental in encouraging Chincoteague area members to attend ESAL functions by carpooling and other “herding” techniques still in practice today. We will miss Barbara’s big smile and lasting contributions to our group and many, many of our members. She will maintain her current email address. Best to you and Walt, Barbara!

Art League Facebook Group

Did you know we have a Facebook Group? Just search ES Art League on FB and check out this month’s challenge: ES Art League Facebook Group

Art League Facebook Group Challenge: Old and New

  • And the winner of the Yellow challenge is… Lynne Fowler, with a lovely painting of a springtime yellow field!!! Congratulations,  Lynne!

Art League Facebook Group June Challenge: Summer Gardens

  • Have some fun! It would be great to have some 3-D entries
  • Please get your entries in by June 30th, posted to our Facebook Group Page, or send them to Carrie at CarrieBjacobson@gamil.com to post them for you. MSG or email Carrie Jacobson at carrieBjacobson@gmail.com
  • Please look for the Summer Garden Challenge and “Like” the piece you like best. If you want your vote to be anonymous, please message Carrie Jacobson on Facebook, or email her at CarrieBjacobson@gmail.com, and she will do your liking for you.
  • Some tips on taking good photos of paintings – if possible, take the photos outdoors, in the shade. Get yourself directly over the painting and shoot squarely down.
  • Questions? MSG or email Carrie Jacobson at carrieBjacobson@gmail.com 

Carrie Jacobson maintains the new ES Art League Facebook group and keeps the ESAL social. Please use the group page since the old page will eventually close.

Onancock Market

  • The Art League registered on behalf of its members. Any member or group of members are eligible to have space at the Market. The spaces MUST be reserved in advance and approved by the Market Manager.
  • Each attending member MUST submit a  2018 Art League Vendor Application Onancock Marketapplication and sign the Hold Harmless Statement which is part of the application.
  • Each vendor pays a weekly space rental of $15 for a 12′ x 12′ tent space. Space may be shared by more than one ESAL member.

Important Notes about the Holiday Market the Saturday before Thanksgiving

  • An occasional vendor who wants to attend the Holiday Market should mark the regular Market dates and the Holiday Market date and prepay, the non-refundable fee of $15 with the regular application (see above)
  • NOTE: If a member only wants to attend the Holiday Market, they should submit the Holiday Market Vendor Application with the $40 fee. The application is on the Onancock Market site.

Items for the July Newsletter are due by June 21st

  • Please send the information to Tomeka at tango42@ymail.com.

REGULAR MONTHLY EVENTS

ESAL Board: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 11 am, Room 104

NEW TIME!

ESAL Regular Meeting: Wednesday, June 20th, 6:00-7:30 pm

June Program -Making Pop-Up Cards with Marilyn Principe

  • Join us on June 20th for an evening of hands-on fun! We will be visited by Marilyn Principe, a talented graphic artist from Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Marilyn will do a demonstration of cutting paper for 3-dimensional structure and then you can try your hand at making a pop-up card. 
  • The program begins at 6:00 PM with light adult beverages and snacks
  • Please RSVP to bsrootes@gmail.com by June 10th, so we can provide the necessary supplies

 REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS

Cafe SocietyThursdays from 5 PM on – informal evening get together

  • The Blarney Stone

REGULAR QUARTERLY EVENTS

SPRING SHOWS

Historic Onancock School

Hermitage Assisted Living Gallery, Onancock

Accomak County Public Library, Accomac

SHOW CHANGE OVER DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 30 at the Hermitage – you were sent a reminder email on May 23 to contact Donna Stufft at paintedstitches@aol.com with your art information (title, medium, price) by Tuesday evening, May 29.

ESAL Summer Show at Historic Onancock School (aka, HOS) 
Call to Artists for the Summer Show:

  • June 20, 10-11 am, at Historic Onancock School
    For each piece of 2d/3d art, send title(s), medium, size, sale price, contact phone number no later than June 13 to Marge Bradach at 757-665-4507 (magpienow@aol.com)
  • $5 fee for each flat piece. Lighted artisan showcase, $5 per shelf
  • 30% commission per sale. 
  • Work that is not registered by June 13th will not be accepted

SAVE THE DATE 

Message from Nancy Richards West

Hi Everyone! I will be teaching two painting classes in August with Chincoteague Cultural Alliance:

August 4th, 10 AM – 3 PM: “A Day Plein Air Painting with Nancy”

I will start with a demo and tips, then there will be individual instruction as you create your very one plein air painting. Any medium that you enjoy is acceptable, although I will be demonstrating in oil The class will be mostly outdoors.

August 17th – 19th:  3 Day Workshop

This 3-day workshop will be focused on teaching students how to use oil paints with skill and confidence. There will be demonstrations, individual instruction, an authentic Chincoteague dinner followed by a coffeehouse performance at CCA Center for the Arts, critiques, and so much more. A full schedule and pricing will soon be available online at www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org.

Details for these classes will soon be posted on CCA’s website: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

Registration is online or at Sundial Books (cash or check only). Class size will be small, so register early! I hope to see you there. 

Nancy,  757-990-1421, nancyrichardswest@verizon.net

Jack Richardson Painting Classes – Ongoing – Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM 

Jack Richardson is offering painting classes on Thursday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 at his studio,  Jack Richardson Fine Art Gallery,  24 King Street, Onancock. Jack will work with all levels of experience in oil or acrylic, with a focus on drawing form and color, using the view-finder and all technical aspects of creating a sound painting and exploring your individual vision. Cost is $40 a session, no material is supplied. Want more details or have questions? call: 757-710-2154 email:  jackrichardsongallery@gmail.

More Free “Play Dates” for Adults – Saturday Afternoons in June, 1-3 PM at Market Street Framers, 59 Market Street, Onancock

ESAL member Mary Clements will show and tell different artistic and crafty techniques on Saturday afternoons

  • Every Saturday from 1 to 3 PM at Market Street Framers, 59 Market St in Onancock
  • June is dedicated to acrylic mediums. Explore different weight gloss and matte gels, pumice medium, top coats, digital grounds, silverpoint ground, molding paste, glass gell medium, and more. 
  • There is no charge and you don’t have to register, just come on along!
  • June is dedicated to acrylic mediums. Explore different weight gloss and matte gels, pumice medium, top coats, digital grounds, silverpoint ground, molding paste, glass gel medium, and more.
  • Each Saturday from 1 to 3 pm we’ll pick one or two mediums and push their possibilities.
  • There is no charge and you don’t have to register, just come on along!
  • For more information call Mary at 757-302-1305.  

UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS 

What is a Paint-In/Out?

We gather between 10 am and 3 pm at a beautiful spot on the Shore – often a private home – and enjoy the surroundings. Many of us paint what we see. Others bring projects to work on – and not just paintings. Some of us take the opportunity to photograph what we see. We either bring a lunch, or a dish to share (homemade or store-bought). If you ask for input on your work, you’ll usually get good advice. If you don’t want input, that’s OK, too. You are sure to meet new friends and have a break from the usual. 

June Paint-In/Out, Tuesday, June 14th 10 AM – 3 PM  

NOTE: RESPONSE REQUIRED IF ATTENDING

PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL GAIL REICHARD BY SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND (757) 336-3233 or saltmarsh44@verizon.net

  • Our June paint-out will be held on Thursday, June 14th, at Doris Tosi’s home in Harborton. Her farm is a wonderful painting spot and includes a lovely vineyard area. Photographers and drawers will also enjoy this location, so please come and join us for one of these wonderful opportunities to see more of the Eastern Shore, and get to know more about your Art League colleagues. 
  • Full details and directions will be on the website a week before the paint-out.
  • Please plan to attend this event, and bring a friend or colleague with you. As usual, we will be doing our artwork from 10 AM – 3 PM and will break for lunch about 12:30
  • Bring a dish to share (with a serving utensil), and since refrigerator space is limited, bring cold dishes in a cooler if possible. For those who do not wish to cook or who have dietary restrictions, just bring a store-bought item instead.
  • Don’t forget your chair, hat, sunscreen and bug spray
  • For directions CLICK HERE  

PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL GAIL REICHARD BY SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND (757) 336-3233 or saltmarsh44@verizon.net

 

JULY & AUGUST – No Meetings

July Paint-in/Out, Thursday, July 17th, 10 AM – 3 PM

  • Peggy Swan’s home in Onancock, a lovely home with pool for cooling off
  • Full details and directions will be on the website a week before the paint out

VIEW OUR FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Eastern Shore Art League of Virginia, Inc. is a 501c3 corporation founded in 1977 and dedicated to promoting the visual arts on the Eastern Shore. We are supported by our members and friends as well as our affiliations with United Way, Arts Council of the Eastern Shore (ACES) and the Eastern Shore Artisans Trail.

 

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