Tuesday, July 27, 2010

UPDATED August Meeting

August's meeting will be on the SECOND Sunday of the month, August 8. We have reserved the space at the Darien Municipal Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will have TWO presentations as well as some work time.

Our theme for the day is "Paper, Paper, Paper." Beginning at 10:00 a.m., we wil enjoy an informal presentation by Susan Clark of Graphic Chemical and Ink on their vast selection of Asian papers. This is a local company with a wide variety of art papers and other supplies. Susan will also take our questions and provide time to browse their paper selection. Then from 1:00-2:30 p.m., Andrea Harris, artist representative for Strathmore Artists Paper will present, "The Essentials of Paper," a hands-on presentation including the history of paper, how paper is made, and different types of art paper. Samples will be provided as well as a chance to try out many of the Strathmore papers. In between presentations, we will have time to work on our own projects, chat and eat, and take a look at each other's work. You may come for all or part of the day. Our normal $5 studio fee applies.

We may also have a special artist guest who would love to see our collage, assemblage and mixed-media artwork. We can't tell you who this artist is, but if she is able to attend, it will be a great honor to us and you will be happy to have had the opportunity to show your work to her!

Bring the following: Projects in progress that you want to work on (remember time and space will be somewhat limited), recent completed work to show each other and our special artist guest, a lunch and beverage, snacks to share, note-taking materials, items for the monthly swap table.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two Midwest Collage Society Members Won in the National Collage Society Postcard Exhibit

Hi Everyone,
We would like to share with you the winners of the Postcard Collage Exhibit, as you can see below the two members highlighted are members of the Midwest Collage Society. We would like to congratulate them and hope that you can enjoy the exhibit on line. Five members from the Midwest Collage Society entered this year.

13th Annual Postcard Collage Exhibit

Award Winners

The following is a list of the 16 award winning collages. Click here to view the collages on our website.