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President’s Palette


We are excited to have June Dudley doing our September 12, 2016 member meeting demo.
She is a well known and sought after artist. She will also be hosting a workshop on Landscape
Painting for us November 2, 3,4 at the Art Center. The cost is $175 per person and will be
limited, so please contact Iva Banik to reserve your place. Read the section of this website
about the workshop and demo below and take the time to look at June’s website at
www.junedudley.com.

We are moving into the fall season, with our member show just around the corner and hoping
you have created some great pieces for that event. We will also be have a Youth Art Show
this fall in November, inform all the kids you know and get them to participate.

Chuck Close said ‘the best advice he has ever given a new artist, or anybody who would
listen to him, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for just a few times; the rest of us
just show up and get to work. If you wait for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to
strike your brain, you are not going to create very much work. All the best ideas come from
being the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you are sitting around
trying to dream up the next great art idea, you can sit an awful long time before anything
happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else that
you reject will put you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and
somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work,
and I find that is almost never the case.”

Hope to see you soon,
Charles Wallis
President

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ROOM SCHEDULE UNTIL JUNE OF 2017

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October 3 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
          10:00 am - 1:30 pm   studio for member meeting

Nov 7 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
          10:00 am - 1:30 pm   studio for member meeting

Nov 8,9,10 - Studio 9 am to 3:30 pm for June Dudley workshop

Dec 5 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
          10:00 am - 1:30 pm   studio for member meeting

Jan 9 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
          10:00 am - 1:30 pm   studio for member meeting

Feb 6 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
          10:00 am - 1:30 pm   studio for member meeting

March 6 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
          10:00 am - 1:30 pm   studio for member meeting

April 3 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
          10:00 am - 1:30 pm   studio for member meeting

May 1 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
          10:00 am - 1 pm   studio for member meeting

June 5 at 10:30 am - conference room for board meeting
           10:00 am - 1:30 pm   studio for member meeting


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SHOW DATES

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JUDGED SHOW

Jan. 5 - 2017 to Saturday March 4, 2017
Jan 3 - Show intake
Jan 5 - Opening reception
March 7 - Load out

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MEMBER SHOW FALL 2017

date not set yet most like second week of Sept
show will tentatively run through Saturday, Nov. 4



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MEMBERSHIP

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Join Us Today, because your creative expression flourishes with nurturing.

The Brazos Valley Art League is a nonprofit, volunteer organization open to all. Members receive current BVAL Newsletters, may attend and vote at General Meetings, and may participate in all Member Shows. Dues are $45 annually. Because of increased operation costs, dues have been increased by $5 this year. Payable by check or PayPal, and must be accompanied by a current Membership Application Form.

Meetings are held monthly from August through May, 12:00-1:00pm at the Arts Council Building, 2245 Dartmouth, College Station, Texas. Our next three meetings will feature inspiring demonstrations in sculpture and portraiture.

• Monday, August 1, 2016
• Monday, September 12, 2016
• Monday, October 3, 2016

Join or renew your membership now to display your work in our next Member Show, which opens September 15, 2016. Whether you pay by check or through PayPal, I need to receive your current Membership Form (including renewals). You can get it to me 3 ways:

• Email: mailto:crnovelist@earthlink.net
• US mail: Chris Rogers at PO 1734, Hilltop Lakes, TX 77871
• Or: Hand it to me at the August meeting

A personal note: Through my relationship with BVAL, I have grown and gained confidence as an artist, and I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the BVAL Board in 2016.

Chris Rogers, Membership Chair
crnovelist@earthlink.net
832-276-5542


WORKSHOP


June Dudley's website: www.junedudley.com

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Iva Banik at furdos9@gmail.com


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FALL MEMBER SHOW

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For details, please read Prospectus & Call for Entries.

Jay Schaan
Vice President/Show Chair
metalfantasies@hotmail.com
469-667-7888

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AUGUST DEMO ARTIST

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Iva Bank is our Demo and Workshop Chair person and will present a DVD demo of the sculpting from the ground up and answering questions about the process. The DVD features Beth Cavener Seichter, an Ohio ceramic artist. Below is an example of one of her incredible sculptures.

We hope to see everyone at the August meeting!


Iva Banik
Demo/Workshops Chair
furdos9@gmail.com
979-324-4133

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Member News

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Member Nancy Elliott is currently showing at the Aloft hotel in College Station. She is also involved in Guerrilla Art Takeover. The next Guerrilla shows will be at the Children’s Museum on July 31st and will be at The Village Cafe in September.

Guerrilla Art Takeover will also be teaching classes at the Children’s Art Museum for ages 6 and up from 3:30 to 5:00pm.

July 5th
Flowers & Bubbles

July 21st
Glow-in-the-Dark Painting

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Kari Schmidt & Charles Wallis

BVAL member Kari Schmidt and BVAL President Charles Wallis will both be presenters at the Lone Star Art Guild’s Annual Convention, July 29-30th.

Kari Schmidt on artful presentation and framing and Charles Wallis on turning your art into your business. Charles will also be a judge for the show.

If you are interested in attending the convention or participating in the show, more information can be found on the LSAG website http://lsagtx.weebly.com/convention-2016.html.

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BVAL artist, Laura Whitlock of College Station has recently produced these beautiful paintings on display through June 2016 at Downtown Uncorked in Bryan.

 




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2016-17 BVAL Officers

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PRESIDENT
Charles Wallis
charleswallis67@gmail.com

VP/SHOW
Jay Schaan
metalfantasies@hotmail.com

TREASURER
Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt
wkeeneykennicutt@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Chris Rogers
crnovelist@earthlink.net

SOCIAL CHAIR
Nancy Schaan
njschaan@hotmail.com

DEMO/WORKSHOP
Iva Banik
furdos9@gmail.com

EXHIBITS CHAIR
Fredda Eastep
freddaeastep@yahoo.com

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Bonnie Chapa
bonniefeasterchapa@gmail.com

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Dena Gaskin
drgaskin@gmail.com

RECORDING SECRETARY
Sandra Cohen
sandra_cohen@mac.com

WEB MASTER
Daniel Xiao
danxiao99@msn.com

 


JOIN

To join the Brazos Valley Art League, you can download the membership form from the website or you can contact:
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Chris Rogers
crnovelist@earthlink.net

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CONTACT


979-696-2787
www.bvartleague.org

The Arts Council Building
2275 Dartmouth
College Station, TX 77845

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Join the conversation Brazos Valley Art League On Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brazos-Valley-Art-League/151391644927609

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BVAL MEEETING


BVAL meets on the First or Second Monday of the month at NOON in
The Arts Council Building 2275 Dartmouth, College Station, Texas 979-696-2787
Our webpage: www.bvartleague.org

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MEMBER NEWS

If you are aware of any member news or would like to highlight any accomplishments or showings, please send information and/or pictures to
Dena Gaskin at drgaskin@gmail.com

 

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