What a fun time with presents that could be stolen away!
And then we shared our artwork
Here is what happened at November’s business meeting, in case you missed it. This one was chock full, as always…
21 members and one guest, who subsequently joined, welcome Melodie!, gathered at Deborah Williams’ studio in Denver. Upcoming exhibits include a repeat of the theme exhibit Earth, Air, Fire, Water at the Loveland Museum Green Room from January 20-May 13. There is room for 17 pieces…let Becki know if you are interested…she needs paperwork by November 27th. Highlands Ranch library show is January 13-February 28; deadline to let Becki know also November 27th. There is room for up to 121 pieces so everyone should show at least one piece! There will be a reception Saturday January 13th…more details from Becki to follow. We are waiting for confirmation about a show in the fall at Children’s Hospital in Aurora and we are confirmed for shows at Belmar Library in November 2018, and Lakewood Arts Gallery and 40 West in 2019. And we will be applying to the Dairy Center in Boulder for 2019. Get glueing–:)
We currently have 63 members (65 since the meeting) and it is time to renew your dues for 2018–$40 cash, check or PayPal. We have $2139.75 in the bank and just received $14.44 from Amazon Smile for 3rd quarter donations. Don’t forget, if you do shop at Amazon, please use this special link to support CMA with your purchases…nothing extra for you and a few cents on each purchase for us…tell your friends and family, too! smile.amazon.com/ch/80-
93 calendars were sold at $12; 23 artists participated; there are a few extras if you want to purchase a couple more. Send posts for FaceBook and our website to Pam (arcadiamedina@
Hosts are needed for 2018; please contact Barb (email@example.com). Our next meeting will be our annual pot luck holiday party SATURDAY December 9th at St. John Chrysostom Episcopal church, 13151 W 28th Ave in Golden from 1-4. A-I please bring beverage, J-R main dish, S-Z dessert. If you want to participate in gift exchange, please bring wrapped $10 mosaic related gift (one that you would want to receive!) Details will come shortly.
Nan Judson shared beautiful work she created and ideas about color theory and composition she learned in the CMA education grant funded workshop she took with North Carolina artist Carol Shelkin. Great tips about sorting colors and help to see not just color, but value and intensity. She had a glass sorting exercise for us that used gray scale and color wheels and using the b&w filter on your camera phone.
Jeannie Clinkenbeard and yours truly, Jane Glotzer, were elected co-Presidents and Charles Meyers will be the new Secretary/Treasurer. We thank Misha for her tenure as President…it’s been two years of fantastic growth, educational opportunities and accomplishments. This will be my last monthly meeting recap…I know you will all miss my loquacious missives, but obviously, you’ll all be seeing me pretty regularly. Looking ahead to taking this amazing group forward with Jeannie and other board members, Becki, Barb, Pam and Charles.
As always, thanks for being a part of CMA…we couldn’t do it without you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving…see you in December!
This was mostly a business meeting, but we did have fun hearing from Kathy Thaden about andamento, color theory and creating series of artworks. And then Bob reminded us of our CMA resources (website, facebook and yahoo group) with a 15 minute screen-capture video which can be seen at https://youtu.be/ezBpAJKk5kw . There are currently only 24 members who have information on the website. All members are encouraged to submit their images and information to Pam firstname.lastname@example.org to have it included on the website.
We had the pleasure of having Alyson Stanfield, an art business coach, present at our meeting. Alyson wrote the book “I’d Rather Be in the Studio!”. She had an open forum where we could ask questions about anything from making art to social media to business.
Afterwards, we had time to share our current works. What a variety of mosaics we have in this group!
@ Washington Heights Arts Center, Lakewood, Colorado
Thanks Alina Pelegrin for hosting and showing us how she teaches Mosaic 101! Misha went over all kinds of mosaic adhesives, tools and an especially fun demo of breaking tempered glass. Barb showed us the ins-and-outs of the morton glass cutting system, cutting a circle, a ring saw and grinder. Marlea got all wet showing us her smart technique with a tile saw. And Pam showed off the ancient technique of a hammer and hardie. We had so much going on, there wasn’t even time to show off our own work!