April Newsletter 2018 President’s Statement - Loretta Markell We had a good meeting in March with Clinton Snider giving our paintings some constructive in-put and encouragement. I always learn something new when we have these critiques. This time was no exception. This is something I hope we can continue to do at least once a year. I believe it helps keep us excited and enthusiastic about being creative and productive painters. I am looking forward to our May exhibition at the Detroit Public Library and seeing everyone’s work. Our April program promises to be a good one with BBAC instructor and multi-disciplined artist, Victoria Bayagich presenting the program. Loretta FYI: Victoria Bayagich will speak at the April 10th BSWP of her approach to oil painting on various surfaces. Victoria is a graduate of CCS and has instructed in drawing at BBAC. BSWP Meeting Minutes from 3/13/18 Clinton Snider presenter & critique. Loretta read Clinton Snider’s biography. Clinton Snider gave a short background introduction and then provided thoughtful critique of all the paintings at the meeting. Lisa Richter announcement: get jpgs to her for website and cd. Betty Sylvester announced Beverly Hills Pavilion is reserved for our June meeting/picnic. People whose last name starts with A-L please plan to bring dishes to share with the group. Shirley Gower announced that summer month exhibitions at the church are available if anyone is interested. You could split between 2 people for each to have a 6 week show. Cindy Parsons reminded members of her solo show at Lawrence Street Gallery this month, and the mid-month reception is this Sunday. Respectfully Submitted Cindy Parsons EXHIBITIONS News from Lesley Kutinsky Detroit Library installation: April 30, closing to be determined. (See more under announcements) Novi Atrium-installation August 13, closing Sept 20. BBAC-installation- March 4/5 2019 - closing April 18, 2019 Janice Charach Gallery - June 2,2019 - July 3, 2019 Get out those paint brushes and start thinking of what you will put in the Janice Charach Gallery which will be on Sunday, June 2nd and will close on July 3rd. Drop off would be May 20-21st between 11:00-2:00. Reception would be on Sunday between 1:00-3:00 or 1:00-4:00. Out take: Monday after the show We will remove our own paintings at out take. April 14th All images, bio, and artist statements must be in to the gallery. Press releases go out in May. This means that if we are juried it must be done before April 14th and we will need to do it probably by email with high resolution images. This we will have to discuss. The curator's main desire for the show is that it be a great one and will show our organization at it's best. She wants our newest work and does not want paintings that have been around on the circuit. The curator is letting us decide on how we will present ourselves. We can have a juror at our cost or the curator and assistant curator can juror the show, or we do not need a juror. We can have a theme or we can just let our group be it's own theme “Women Painters”. They take a 50% commission. They have major fire and water damage insurance and the installer also has insurance. The security is excellent. They do have a guard at the door and the curator sits at the front entrance and the assistant is upstairs. The doors are locked when ever they leave. They have never had any problems so far. There is a contract that we are required to sign. Each artist who is in the show will need to provide the following: 1. A consignment agreement 2. A Bio and an artist statement 3. A high resolution image of their art 4. Images and all of the above must be in by March This information will be used for promotion of the show and press releases. They also will provide a binder with bio's and artist statements if the group wants one. This binder would be at the front door of the gallery for viewing. The Gallery takes care of the following: 1. Reception which includes a bar and food 2. A professional installer hangs the paintings 3. Pays for all of the show announcements, invitations, postcards (5”x8”), booklets, signage, binder, and all mailings and press releases. 4. They do the design of the postcard but we can approve it if we choose too. 5. If we provide a mailing list they will send that out too. They pay for 500 and over that we would be billed. 6. The number of paintings depends on sizes: nothing should be taller than 8'. 7. There is no charge for the show. ANNOUNCEMENTS Tech Talk Nine artists have submitted new work for the 2018 BSWP Art CD that we send out to galleries. Please submit 2 or 3 jpegs to Lisa to keep our promotional material current. Thanks! Lisa Richter DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY SHOW Opening May 4th, 6-8 PM Update from Donna Kennedy and Ellie Gause: Please help us out by lending your support for the following committees: 1: We need a group of five people to help hang on Monday, April 30th. We will have people drop off work at the BBAC in the morning from 9-11 AM and then drive to the library. Maybe a couple people who just have the morning free can be in charge at the BBAC for drop off, then five people for delivery to the library and hanging. 2: We will have a sign-up list at our monthly meeting in April to request our members to donate a dish for the opening night. Please help us out! 3. No more than two medium or one large painting for the show unless we see more space 4. We will Car Pool on May 4th for the opening from??? Painting the Portrait in Watercolor 5-Day Workshop with Paul Jackson Paul's portrait workshops are an educational and entertaining experience. Participants will learn to paint portraits without fear as Paul demonstrates his layered approach to skin and facial features. He will give you some guidelines and rules of thumb that will make portrait painting not so intimidating. This is a portrait workshop and not a figure drawing...we will focus on chest/shoulders up. Paul will discuss lighting a model, camera settings, and instruction on what makes a good portrait. He will demonstrate special lighting techniques and how to photograph a figure in the most flattering light. Participants are to bring their cameras and an assortment of photos that they might wish to paint on the first afternoon. We will provide a model(s) for the remaining sessions. Beginners are always welcome. Can't wait to see you in class! 2112.54.01.18 All Levels Monday-Friday, August 20-24 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 5 sessions $659 Members, $699 Guests Registration is open now ! Go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/bbartcenter/Activity_Search/4176 Laura Host had a month of jurying in March. First at the beginning of the month, she juried the prizes for the the Art Society of Dearborn's spring exhibit at the Dearborn Public Library. At the end of the show Laura gave a critique of all the pieces. Then the Farmington Artists Group asked her to jury their exhibit. Next was the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church's Art Ministry Noah's Ark - Flora, Fauna, Birds and Insects exhibit. It was an interesting month looking at so many wonderful creations being made in southeast Michigan!!! The only exhibit still up is at the Congregational Church and that opening is April 19. When it rains it pours! From Loretta Markell: I am excited to announce that I will be in a two person show at the Art of Custom Framing in Troy from April 19 through May 17, 2018. Opening Reception is Saturday, April 21, from 1- 4 PM. When Thoughts Become Paint with Loretta Markell and Christina Haylett Art of Custom Framing 3863 Rochester Rd. Troy, MI It would make me the happiest person on earth if you came. Loretta Laura Host found out that there are openings in the workshop that the MWCS juror is teaching at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor. The dates are Mon., June 11 through Wed., June 13 from 9:30 - 4 each days. The deadline to sign up is April 27. Look on www.mwcsart.com for an entry form and more info. The juror's name is Geoffrey McCormick. He will focus on designing paintings with an engaging point of view, using rich color triads, unique textural effects and dramatic lighting. Reasonably priced at $250 for MWCS members and $300 for non-members. Jan Brown has a piece accepted into the Hatch 12 show at the Hatch Gallery, 3456 Evaline, and Hamtramck, MI 48212. Opening Reception is on April 7th from 6-10 PM. Membership booklet: The updated membership booklet (2018) was handed out at the Holiday gathering in December and at the meetings. We do not mail them out. If you have not received your booklet yet, please see me at our next meeting. If you cannot come to the meetings, please ask another member to pick one up for you or contact me. The booklets are printed up every other year with updates handed out periodically. Kathleen Montgomery Jan Filarski and Susan Kwolek will have a two person show at Starkweather Arts Center, 219 N. Main Street (Van Dyke M-53) in Romeo 48065 (Van Dyke and 32 M-53) the month of May (May 4th – June 8th). They will have 30-35 pieces each. Opening reception is Friday, May 4 from 6-9 PM and a second reception the following day, Saturday, May 5, from 12-4 PM. They’re hoping some of you can make it to see their show! From Beverly Booth: Finally giving up my landline, change to my cell only. April Meeting: Speaker: Victoria Bayagich Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, 10:45 A.M. Lutheran Church of the Master 3333 Coolidge Highway, Troy, MI 48084-1417 Jan Brown Newsletter Editor