1 June Issue 6 Board members, Patrons, New members, Donations 2 Featured Artist Featured Crafter Classes/ Workshops 3-6 Amazon smiles, Facebook and Yelp Call to Artists! 7-8 News from the gallery Featured Crafter, Artist Bio book 2019 Featured Artist of the Month show and Theme schedule Monthly Reception 12 RECEPTION Meet the Featured Artist and Featured Crafter of the month June 9th, 2019 from 2pm- 4pm Svetlana Pottratz Born in Siberia, Svetlana has a distinctive, personal style which emanates life and its many natural beauties. It expresses the vibrant spirit and nature of her origins and background. With a degree in art from Russia and currently pursuing a Degree in Art in the United States, Svetlana combines her skills in photography and graphic design to produce exceedingly evocative art. In a fast-paced streaming life, when we do not have enough time to express ourselves through art, Svetlana has evolved her preferences and has begun to use mixed media instead of oil. A combination of watercolor and ink is one of her recent favorite techniques as well as acrylic painting. When she comes up with an idea, she sets the world aside and simply lives in the moment as she creates the image in her head and puts it all together on a canvas. She works with a variety of materials and colors and chases color affiliations with passion as she perceives the image so clearly, with all the colors and details, before she commits it to the canvas or paper. Medha Joshi On my walks I take in subtle shades of spring, lush greenery of summer, as well as the vibrancy of fall. I observe shapes and colors and photograph them for my art space. In the Northeast, I was taken in by the distinct look of the four seasons. Now living in the Northwest, the majestic evergreens, mountainous terrain and the Pacific inspire me to explore new themes. Art Sparks, a group of talented and multidiscipline artists started me on my art journey. I enjoy the intricacy of Zentangle and apply it in my mixed media projects. Vibrant and willful alcohol inks make it a challenging but an interesting medium to work with on tiles and yupo paper. Initially I created greeting cards, then paintings and now coasters and recycled bookmarks. It has been fun coming up with new ideas. My art-minded friends encourage and join me in creating and enjoying art. Website: ha.joshi/
2 Page 2 Board Members President- Donna Zenobia-Saffir, 1st V. P.- Debbie Teeter, 2nd V. P.- Sharon Dunham, (& Outside Show & CAP) Recording Secretary- Margie Simmons, Treasurer Lane Clem, Membership Sec y Cheryl Carpentier, Past President- Lisa Manners, Judy Vatne, Cards Chair- Julie Armendariz, Reception Host- Leila Ball, Housekeeping- Britt Bentley, Class Scheduler- Sally Boyd, Website/Dropbox- Susan Pozdena, Virginia Sumner, Newsletter Editor- Aditi Dongre, Inside Show Chair - Robin Skinner, Craft Chair- Lori McLaughlin, Desk Workers- Kalyani Pattani, Cashier- Sue Selbie, Fundraising Chair Laura Leiman, Hanging Chair- Camille Simon, Publicity Chair - Kathryn Oliver-Garnett, CAP Co-chair- Carla Ueki, Community Outreach Chair - Lana Nelson, Thanks to these members and friends! The Village Gallery of Arts Patrons for 2019 Sally Boyd Cheryl Carpentier & Eric Freedle Sharon Dunham Georgette Hancock Elizabeth Higgins Mike & Chris Kondrat Laura Leiman Lisa Lloyd Lisa Manners Kalyani Pattani James & Deborah Teeter Judy Vatne Bobbie Willard New Members Susan Dale Kishoree Patel Darlene Staffelbach Mary Lehner John Pedersen Gifts in Kind received Blick Art Supplies Gift certificates for Award Shows Cheap Joes Art Supplies Donation of 6X6 canvas for Art Challenge Connie O Reilly Light Wand for Featured Artist Wall Natalya Ramras Paper & Printing of our Annual Gallery Letter Barb Sulek Apple ipad Sue Selbie Upgrade to Quickbooks online Duane & Lana Nelson Executive Board binders, administrative content and printing Travis Paul w/floor Solutions Modular Carpet Squares for our gallery Thank You! Lori McLaughlin Two white pedestals and a shelf for displaying crafts
3 Page 3 Scheduling Chairperson Sally Boyd - YOUTH CLASSES Debbie Teeter ~ Children s Art Classes Thursdays: 3:45-4:45 pm for ages 7-11 yr. May 2, 9, 16, & 23 cost $60, May 30, June 6 & 13 cost $45 Supplies: a drawing pad, all other supplies provided $5 Supply fee payable to instructor, Class maximum: 10 Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms. I will be developing your child s art ability and providing them an opportunity to build their skills and explore different media and approaches, so they can find out what they will enjoy. Each lesson will explore both art concepts and techniques. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media. Subject matter will include people, faces, landscapes, plants and animals, and exploring with subject matter in imaginative ways. *classes fill up quickly; please call the gallery for space availability. Instructor About the Artist: I'm a native of the south side of Chicago, Illinois and earned a BFA and MA in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Certificate in Commercial Design from the University of California, San Diego. I have been a licensed art educator in Illinois and California, as well as Oregon. Since moving to Portland in the late 1980s, I have taught high school art classes in the Forest Grove and Beaverton School Districts, and art instruction methods to prospective elementary educators at the University of Portland. I have supervised student teachers at the University of Portland and Portland State University, as well as mentoring them in my classroom. I consider myself a life -long learner, attending conferences and taking numerous classes and workshops beyond my master's degree. These have served to expand my instructional repertoire. At the high school level, I have taught sequential general art classes (Art I, II, III, etc.) which featured a variety of media, as well as focused classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, darkroom photography, mixed media and crafts, often working with multiple levels of students in the same classroom. While most of my career has been devoted to working with high school students, I have also worked with younger students in camp and summer program settings. I have found that some of the activities I have introduced to teenagers adapt well to younger students, and vice versa. Since I find myself more skilled than creative, I continually aim to poke that right side of my brain and bring more play into my work; this is reflected in my work with students, as well. Children s Shodo Classes Dates: Mondays, May 6, 13 & 20, Times: 4:30-6:00PM Or 6:30-8:00PM Ages:6 14 Yrs, Cost:$52, Max Class Size:Maximum 15 Dates: Mondays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, Times: 4:30-6:00PM Or 6:30-8:00PM Ages:6 14 Yrs, Cost:$62, Max Class Size:Maximum 15 Express kid s creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques Kids will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters or English characters with Calligraphy brush in their own style. Kids will be taught the fundamentals of the ancient Zen art of Shodo; which is not just the way of calligraphy, but also teaches concentration, meditative calm and attention, and expression of oneself through the brush. Supplies: Shodo Kits for Purchase $80; Rental Kits $5, Other Supplies: Paper; 100 sheets for $10, Sumi ink stick $5 each, Sumi liquid ink bottle $8 About the artist: Born in Usuki Oita, Japan. Currently lives in Portland, Oregon USA. She started learning Shodo at the age of 6 and in her 30's, she studied under Master Sekko Daigo (Oregon), and under Master Futo Suzuki's (Japan) curriculum.shodo is a medium that expresses the inner potential of the individual and allows you to take notice of your true self. Through her shodo performance, she demonstrates the limitless possibilities of expression and challenges the leading edge of her art. Through Shodo, people are able to release a light that has always been there deep inside their souls. Sora is bringing this experience to American Schools and workplaces through her many workshops. By releasing that light in each and every one of us, we will be able to build a more free, diverse, and beautifully peaceful world together. CALL FOR REGISTRATION
4 Page 4 ADULT CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Leslie Boyce ~ Watercolor 101 For Beginners and those who want to feed their creative muse! 6 week course Dates: Tuesdays May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Time: 12 noon 3 pm, Cost: $150 Members, $180 Nonmembers Level: Beginners, Min class size: 4 / Max 8 Supplies: Leslie at This is the perfect class for you to get started on your watercolor journey or brush up on your skills. Our classes will be structured, fun and easy to follow focusing on: Materials:- Basic techniques: brush handling, washes, edges and textures, Value, Paint to water ratio, Color mixing, Identifying your watercolor style, Underpainting, Glazing, Basic composition. We will learn different brush strokes, techniques and styles to build a solid foundation of basic watercolor skills. Students will receive individual instruction and feedback. About the artist: Leslie s love affair with art began as a child with the smell and touch of that fresh box of crayons each school year. Her favorite medium is watercolor. She is mesmerized by the mingling of pigment and water with its fresh appeal and immediate gratification. She loves vivid color, energy, light / shadow and prefers capturing emotional connections and stories in her paintings. Leslie completed a B.A. in business and raised four children with her husband here in the Northwest. She loves to share her painting obsession with her students. She is a member of Village Gallery of Arts and a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in Washington County). She is also the director of the Portland chapter of Days For Girls, a non-profit which provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits to girls around the world so they can stay in school. 10% of the proceeds from student tuition will be donated to Days For Girls. Brooke Walker-Knoblich ~ Painting with Brooke 2 week course Dates: Thursdays May 23 & 30 OR Thursdays June 20 & 27 Time: 10:00am 1:00pm, Cost: $85 Non-Member/ $75 Member Min Class Size 4 / Max 8, Appropriate for any medium Level: Students of all skill levels welcome. This class will be a general themed oil painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel. Brooke will demonstrate in the first hour, leaving time for students to integrate techniques into their own work. Each class also includes a small group critique at the end. Painters using oils and acrylics of all skill levels are welcome. About the artist: Brooke Walker-Knoblich is classically trained in oil painting techniques from France and Italy where she copied a masterwork in the Louvre Museum and attended the Florence Academy of Art, respectively. Brooke recently moved to Portland to pursue her career as a fine art painter. She invites you to visit her website: to see her oil paintings. Mary Burgess ~ Watercolor Animals Painting White and Black Animals using Color... 6 week course Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, Register for morning class 9:30 AM-12:30 PM OR Evening class 6:00-9:00 PM, Min Class size 4 / Max 8 $180 for non-members, $150 for members, Some watercolor experience helpful In this six week session, we will explore techniques for painting white and black animals using rich color. Learn pigment combinations to create warm, cool and colorful darks and lights. As we paint dogs, cats, crows, goats or other critters, we will concentrate on achieving vibrant highlights and shadows. Capture a likeness, while keeping your painting fresh and lively. About the artist: Mary Burgess has been teaching watercolor since 1999 and is known for her informative, stress-free, and friendly lessons. Comprehensive hand-outs help illustrate concepts to ensure student success. Mary is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Lake Area Artists and the Village Gallery. Check out Mary s website to see examples of her work: a wonderful time to continue and add to your watercolor skills! CALL FOR REGISTRATION
5 Page 5 Jo Reimer ~ Collage Workshop Playing with Stencils 1 day workshop Date: Monday, May 20 OR June 17, Time: 9AM 1PM Min Class size 6 / Max 10, Cost: $75 Whether a collage novice or more experienced you ll find something useful as you play with collage and stencils. Add interest to your watercolor and acrylic paintings, or build a collage using stencils on paper to add layers of pattern to your work. This is more of a play day than a formal class. I ll do several demos including beginning a collage, inspire your creativity, and help you solve any issues that arise. Supplies to bring: Substrates for collage: You might bring a failed painting to work on. Or bring a small panel, watercolor paper 140# or heavier, or mat board no larger than 12. It helps if you seal the surface ahead of time with a thin layer of acrylic medium on both sides to prevent warping, 6 tubes or jars of acrylic paint, your choice of colors including black and white. Craft paint is ok. Basic collage kit **. Sketchbook or studio journal and pen. Bring any work you ve started but need help bringing to a finish. Bring any stencils you already own. I ll have some for you to play with. X-acto knife, if you have one. A package of triangle-shaped cosmetic sponges, Sheet of plastic to protect the table, about 2 feet square. ** Basic Collage Kit: scissors, glue such as (YES! Paste, matte medium, PVA), glue brush or spreader, collection of collage papers both painted and printed (from magazines, books, photographs), rubber gloves, hand sanitizer, a few paper towels or rags, wooden ruler with metal edge (for tearing). Also bring a small water container, such as a cottage cheese tub with lid. Bring your papers in a box or basket that does not have an attached lid, no larger than 12 x 12. Jo Reimer ~ Collage Workshop ~ Building a Paper Landscape 1 day workshop Date: Monday, June 3 OR July 8, Time: 9AM 1PM Min Class size 6 / Max 10, Cost: $75 Let s make a landscape painting using collage. We ll work on a horizonal format, thinking about the horizon, the sky, and the land, using papers from your collection. I ll demonstrate the process, giving you a way to start and then turn you loose to make a painting based on either your memory, your imagination, or a favorite photograph. As you gather your papers think about the design structure of the landscape, choosing colors and patterns that are representative or imaginative. If you want to work as large as a half sheet of watercolor paper, 22 x 15, please feel free to do so. You might even work on top of a simple landscape painting that you prepare ahead with either watercolor or acrylic paint. Supplies to bring: Substrates: If you work in watercolor you might bring a failed painting to work on. Or bring a panel, watercolor paper 140# or heavier, mat board, Basic collage kit * Sketchbook or studio journal and pen for taking notes, Bring any work you ve started but need help bringing to a finish. * Basic Collage Kit includes scissors, glue such as (YES! Paste, matte medium, PVA), glue brush or spreader, collection of collage papers both painted and printed (from magazines, books, photographs), rubber gloves, hand sanitizer, a few paper towels or rags, wooden ruler with metal edge (for tearing). Also bring a small container, such as a cottage cheese tub with lid. Bring your papers in a box or basket that does not have an attached lid, no larger than 12 x 12. About the Artist: Jo loves to play with paint and paper, creating collages which sing with color and are grounded by a strong sense of design developed over decades of working with and teaching about making art using fabrics, threads, paints, and papers. She is active with Urban Sketchers International, committed to seeing the world, one drawing at a time. Jo Reimer If you need to talk this over before class call me: Annie Salness ~ Farmers Market-Inspired Painting Class in Oil or Acrylic 1 day sessions, Dates: June 8 OR July 13 OR August 10 Saturday: 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Cost (per one-day class): $75 Ages: 11 and above (children must be accompanied by a registered adult) Class maximum: 8, Supplies: Annie for supply list AND bring a lunch! The relaxed light-heartedness of the farmers market on Saturday morning inspires creativity! We begin at Cedar Mill Farmers Market 9:30 am. You ll spend an hour taking in the atmosphere, music, smells, scenes and people, and choose a colorful vegetable, fruit, or flower to paint. We then head back to the gallery where you ll set up your individual still life with your chosen item. We ll go over how to lay out your palette, choose brushes and use lighting, tone and value in your painting. Then you ll paint, with hands-on, personal instruction, until 3:30 p.m. Artist website: or
6 Page 6 Brooke Walker-Knoblich ~Painting with Brooke -2 week course Dates: Thursdays June 20 & 27, Time: 10am 1pm, Cost: $85 Non-Member/ $75 Member Min Class Size 4 / Max 8, Appropriate for any medium Level: Students of all skill levels welcome. This class will be a general themed oil painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel. Brooke will demonstrate in the first hour, leaving time for students to integrate techniques into their own work. Each class also includes a small group critique at the end. Painters using oils and acrylics of all skill levels are welcome. About the artist: Brooke Walker-Knoblich is classically trained in oil painting techniques from France and Italy where she copied a masterwork in the Louvre Museum and attended the Florence Academy of Art, respectively. Brooke recently moved to Portland to pursue her career as a fine art painter. She invites you to visit her website: to see her oil paintings. Virginia Sumner ~ Bookbinding Workshops Date: June 15 th, Time: 9AM-12PM Min Class Size 4 / Max 12 Ages: 14 +, Cost: $45 + (fee payable to instructor at class) Materials: $12 Tools, glue and book kit* Virginia Sumner will be instructing a hands-on class culminating in the creation of a sturdy yet delightful journal. We will be exploring the case binding method. Construction consist of two parts, creating the signature block and case. Along the way we will create signatures, sew signatures into a block, discuss glue options, add header band and optionally a ribbon page marker, create the covers and spine culminating a finished book as we attach the case and page block. This class will give you insights into one of many binding options. Along the way we will discuss which steps are essential versus longevity. The kits are prepackaged and there will be a variety styles to choose from. About the Instructor: Virginia Sumner is an artist and writer who has been instructing various communities on book binding since You can find several custom kits at Village Gallery of Arts in Portland, Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook and at her store ArtByVirginiaSumner on Etsy.com. * Kit includes all precut supplies needed to create a book: book board, mixed media paper, end paper, trim, thread, needle, header bands, book cloth, etc. CALL FOR REGISTRATION Have an item/ article for the newsletter? items to Aditi Kajrekar-Dongre by the 10th of the month at Newsletter article guidelines! 1. When you send any article for the newsletter make sure it is in word doc or just plain text. 2. If you have any images make sure they are in jpeg format. 3. Please don t DON T send any PDF formats. Our gallery is now set up to receive donations from AmazonSmile. Each time you make an eligible purchase through Amazon the AmazonSmile foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price directly to our gallery. All you do is go to: log on to your amazon account as usual, identify the Village Gallery of Arts as your designated charity and shop! Thank you for considering our eligible 501(c)(3) for donations! Please like us on FACEBOOK and help spread the word and leave a review on YELP! We would really appreciate your help!
7 Page 7 Call to Artists Call to Village Gallery of Art artists for the Cedar Mill Farmer s Market May 4 through October 12, 2019 a community outreach program to connect with the Cedar Mill community as a member of the Cedar Mill Business Association (CMBA). Several of our artists have taken a demo shift. You can see them at the bottom of this article in case you want to drop by. Meanwhile there are still some shifts available. The purpose in participating is to promote the Gallery and CMBA. Village Gallery of Arts members have the opportunity this year to demonstrate (required), show and sell their art for a booth fee of $10 payable to the Cedar Mill Farmer s Market in cash, check or credit card. There is a $2 processing fee for credit or debit cards. Past participants from the Gallery have had a very good time doing this. The booth is available unless another business reserves the space before VGA does so every Saturday in shifts from 9am to 11:30am and 11:30am to 2pm. The booth space is 10 x 10 feet with a tarp cover, a chair and a 6x6 table. Artists will need to bring their own display hardware if needed. Brochures, Gallery class schedule, and CMBA brochures are to be provided for distribution to the public and to promote Gallery classes and CMBA. Artists need to bring a copy of VGA classes printed in color and VGA brochures which have the phone number to share with visitors to the booth. The Cedar Mill Farmer s Market is located at the corner of NW Cornell and NW Murray in the parking lot next to Safeway. To sign up for a shift at the Market contact ASAP Lana Nelson, or Current participating VGA artists and shifts still open at this time: May 11 9:30-11:30am Virginia Sumner, Book Binding May :30am, Laura Hopper, Watercolor; 11:30am-2pm, Chris Kondrat, Seductive Surfaces with Acrylic Paint June :30am Virginia Sumner, Book Binding June 15 11:30-2pm, Margie Simmons, Necklaces and Earrings June :30am, Laura Hopper, Watercolor July 20 11:30-2pm, Margie Simmons. Necklaces and Earrings July 6 July 7 August 3 August 10 September 7 - September 14 11:30-2pm, Chris Kondrat, Seductive Surfaces with Acrylic Paint Bag & Baggage Productions, and The Vault Theater are seeking artists for the First Tuesday Art Walk in Hillsboro. One artist will display their work in the lobby of the theater from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month. You are invited to stay for the duration and speak to attendees about your pieces. The event is casual and the bar is open. All mediums, and aesthetics are welcome. We are available as early as June. Please contact TS for information, questions, or submissions ext. 7 WASHINGTON COUNTY OPEN STUDIOS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for OCTOBER 19 and 20, 2019 This is the 10th year for Washington County Open Studios and a record 58 artists and 4 galleries are participating, including VGA. On the weekend of October 19 and 20, VGA will be open from 11AM to 5PM and we will have 4 member artists in the classroom, demonstrating their techniques and interacting with visitors. Please consider signing up for a three hour shift. We can accommodate 16 artists. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at VGA or to let me know which day you would like, am or pm, and what type of art you will be demonstrating. You do not need to live in Washington County. Our gallery is located in Washington County, and if you are a member of our Gallery you can participate in this event. In addition to the desk worker, we will have a host each day, to greet visitors, help the artists get set up if needed, and answer questions. Last year, roughly 100 people visited VGA during our Open Studios event. Please let me know if you would like to be a cohost. It will involve hosting visitors on one of the two days, and attending the mandatory meeting in August (date not yet announced) to help pick up our catalogs for the event. Lisa Manners, Past President
8 Page 8 Call to Artists Call to VGA Watercolorists Be a part of our new showcase featuring your favorite media - watercolor and gouache. For the month of June we will be hanging a special section for the best of your watercolor works. Enter your favorite piece that represents technical merit, professional presentation and creative ingenuity. Fill out the Submission form and include the word FOCUS in the upper right hand corner and on the far right of the Inside Show sign-up sheet when you drop off your work. Entries are limited to one per artist but you can still enter a second piece for the regular gallery walls. Look forward to seeing and promoting your beautiful work! Entries are due NO LATER THAN May 26th. Questions? Contact Robin Skinner at The City of Tualatin seeks work that is immersive and participatory in nature, to be installed at the Viva Tualatin! event September 14, Selected work(s) should reflect the City s dynamic and distinctive elements and give the viewer insight into the unique character, cultures, and quality of the community. Artistic excellence combined with an eye for capturing and celebrating the cultural, social, built, and natural aspects of the community, as well as an opportunity for the community to participate in the creation or experience of the art are essential goals of the Viva Tualatin! Participatory Art Project. Up to $2,500 is available for project(s) implementation. More Info - The Open Show is one of the largest non-juried art shows of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of six art exhibits within the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. The show displays work from emerging and established artists. Everyone is welcome without a jury process. Each year, a limited number of cash and non-cash awards are presented, which are sponsored by area businesses, organizations, and individuals. Different arts professionals are selected as jurors each year. For info on the 2019 judges, please check our website in May, This year we will, again, create micro galleries within the Open Show tent that encourage visitors to pause and experience pieces individually. The Curator will carefully consider placement for each artwork, so that every artist s voice can be heard. The Open Show accepts a maximum of seven works per artist; please adopt an editorial gaze of your work and decide which seven pieces are most representative of your creative process. The Open Show will be on display during regular Festival hours, June of We look forward to seeing your work! For more detailed information about this exhibit, and for the online application, please visit the Open Show webpage: Seeking Visual Artists and Crafters to display work for sale for the following in SE Portland, Oregon: These events take place on First Friday s at East Creative which is in the SE Industrial Arts District near OMSI from 6-9pm. Get ready for some summer fun, and make some money! We have live music, often free Kombucha and other surprises. Typically we get people coming through for First Friday. We are on the web, on a map for First Friday events in SE and we advertise via social media flyers and print. Please see details below: June 7th -Craft and art of a floral theme -Street Exhibition, Open studios August 2nd- ARTS STREET-Youth ARTS FESTIVAL -Kids Youth Arts and crafts, storybooks, face painting, etc. Sponsored by East Creative in Collaboration with Portland Craftbar and First Friday PDX. Will also contain the Next GEN PDX Art show and East Creative Open Studios. Contact Madison Mikel Weiss to sign up Artist & Craftsman Supply in North Portland is hosting our annual art fair on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 from 12-5pm to celebrate our third anniversary on Lombard Ave! We will have 25 booth spaces for local artists to sell work. The event will also feature live music, snacks, live screen printing, a craft activity for kids, demonstrations from local artists and art supply vendors and a big raffle! Artist Booth Details: Each artist will have about 10 square feet of space to sell their wares. Booth sharing is permitted. Artists will have to supply their own canopies, tables and chairs. Artists are welcome to set up any type of wall for hanging pieces behind your table. Canopies not required but they are a good idea to protect from possible rain or sun. Please keep all equipment within the space you are assigned. The non-refundable booth fee is $15 (Cash only) and will go directly to pay the live musicians Artists are responsible for all sale transactions with the public, whether by cash, check or credit card. All sale proceeds go to the artist. Once accepted and the booth fee is paid, each artist will be able to choose a booth number on the map Since we are using our parking lot for the event, we cannot provide parking, but there is ample street parking in the residential area south of our store. Deadline for application: May 31st, 2019 Deadline for payment once accepted: June 15th, 2019 (Cash only) If you are interested, please send us an at including: First and Last name Your contact information and website if you have one 3 sample images of your work A brief description of your craft and price range of your work The Annual Art Fair is a juried event. We are aiming for a wide variety of mediums and products based on craftsmanship and originality. Space is limited to 25 booths so artists are encouraged to apply early!
9 Page 9 FUNDRAISING NEWS REGISTER NOW FOR THE RECYCLED ART SHOW! Registration is now open to participate. Drop by the Gallery to register. Artwork entries will be accepted into the Gallery from June VGA Recycled Art Fundraiser Art Show: June 30, - July 27, 2019 Participants create original artwork while incorporating a recycled item on the canvas/substrate. Artist will provide their own canvas/substrate. The recycled item can also be from a past art project. Examples of recycled material may include paper, paint, greeting cards, wrapping paper, shells, rocks, plastic, hardware, wire, screws, bottle caps, fabric, coffee beans/grounds, etc. There will be three categories: 2-D art // (wall art) minimum size 6 x6 maximum size 16 x20. 3-D art // no minimum size, maximum size 12 w x 12 d x 24 h // Must be self-standing & stable or hanging, like a mobile including hook and chain. Jewelry // standard jewelry sizing. Please include your jewelry display. Entry Fee: $5 per item. Maximum three items per person. Multiples of each entry are allowed based on space availability, for sale at the gallery. Members price their own work. The usual member category commission fees apply. Participants will receive an index card at the time of registration to fill out and return with the art. Prizes will be awarded and a community business leader(s) will juror the show. Awards Reception will be held July 14, 2019, from 2-4pm at the Village Gallery of Arts. Prize Categories May Include the following: Additional categories may be added. 1. Most Creative 2. Most Humorous 3. Most Colourful 4. Most Practical 5. Most Thought Provoking 6. People s Choice Award Please contact Cheryl with any questions at: or SIGN UP FOR FREE STUDIO TIME AT THE GALLERY FEATURING WORKING ON RECYCLED ART FOR THE JULY RECYCLED ART SHOW! Bring you ideas and your recycle projects to work on. This will be studio time for you! Work on your entries or on other projects. Come and be inspired. Members from the Fundraising Committee will be there to support and show their inspirations. A time for social fun and bonding with other VGA artists. Light refreshments will be served. Limited spots available. Contact if you d like to attend. Saturday, June 1, 1pm-3pm News from the Gallery OTHER FUNDRAISING EVENTS Sep 27- Sep 29 GENTLY USED ART SUPPLIES SALES Sep 7 - Oct 5 ART CHALLENGE REGISTRATION & MATERIALS PACKET PICK UP Two categories offered: 1. Three 6 x6 cradleboards (instead of canvas) $30 registration fee 2. One grapevine wreath $10 registration fee Oct 21 - Oct 24 ART CHALLENGE ARTWORK DUE TO GALLERY Oct 31- Dec 24 ART CHALLENGE CASH & CARRY SHOW Theresa Hirschmann s painting "Tide Pools 4" won a Merit Award at the 14th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition National Juried Painting Competition. It s currently showing at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield OR. It was judged by Anjii Grainger.
10 Page Fine Crafter Of the Month Schedule MONTH NAME CRAFT 2019 January Sue Selbie Cut Paper Illustrations 2019 February Brittany Whitman Engravings 2019 March Natalya Ramras Jewelry and Fibers 2019 April Marcia Wingert Eggs and Ink Paintings 2019 May Debbie Beeman Crochet Animals 2019 June Medha Joshi Alcohol inks on tile 2019 July Ellen Kelly Fiber Purses VGA is proud to recognize our talented 3D artists by showing their work as the Featured Fine Crafter of the Month. Please contact Lori McLaughlin at if you have questions or would like to sign up for a future month. * Note: crafters must have been a member for 12 months to participate. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Curation of crafts items will be done on the last Thursday of the month from now on. I am very excited to say that over half of our gallery s members (52%) have a page in the Village Gallery s Artist Bio Book! It has been my goal for the past several months and our artists have stepped up! Thanks to all who have chosen to participate! Having said that, it s never too late to join in. We can help promote your art! If you would like to join in please submit your information. I am challenging VGA members to join those who are already represented in Village Gallery of Art s Artist Bio Book, especially our Board members! It s easy to do. If I can do it, you can too! All you need to do is send - A head shot, An artist bio and 3 jpegs of your artwork Artists Bio Book to Sharon Dunham at I will create a page for you which will help market both you and your work. In addition, with a $2 contribution, you can place your business cards in the holder by the front desk. The fee helps to defray the cost of the business card holder. I am including a sample artist bio page for you to reference.
11 Page WALL ART FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH SHOW & THEME SCHEDULE MONTH THEME ART DUE PICK UP AFTER FEATURED ARTIST MAR 2019 Baby Animal Theme Mar 2 Mar 28 JO REIMER APR 2019 Spring Award Show Mar 24 Apr 25 DARLA BOLJAT MAY 2019 School & Community Theme Apr 21 May 30 W. SYLVAN K-8 SCHOOL Also Open to Members JUN 2019 Member Show May 26 Jun 27 SVETLANA POTTRATZ Focus On - Watercolor JUL 2019 Recycled Art Show Jun 23 Jul 25 CHERYL CARPENTIER VGA Fundraiser AUG 2019 Member Show Jul 21 Aug 29 AMANDA JAMES Focus On - Drawing Media SEP 2019 Member Show Aug 25 Sep 26 NEW MEMBER SHOWCASE Focus On - Mixed Media OCT 2019 Fall Award Show Sep 22 Oct 31 LIZ WALKER NOV 2019 Art Challenge Oct 27 Jan 4 PARTICIPANTS DEC 2019 Art Challenge Oct Jan 4 PARTICIPANTS Other Member Artwork accepted on Nov 24 JAN 2020 Member Show Jan TBA Feb 1 KATHRYN OLIVER- Focus On - Acrylics GARNETT FEB 2020 Member Show Jan 26 Feb 27 OPEN Focus On - Oils * MEMBER SHOW - Open to all Active & Participating Members ALTERNATES Laura Leiman Vanaja Mulagada
12 Village Gallery of Arts NW Cornell Rd. Suite #14 Portland, Oregon Phone: Monthly Reception Debbie Beeman, May featured crafter at the reception. A few of the flags and artwork by talented West Sylvan Middle School students on display at VGA.