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PRESIDENT'S PALETTE

HERE ARE THE REASONS YOU SHOULD STEAL LIKE A THIEF

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” -Ecclesiastes 1:9

I used to feel bad about copying someone else style or color scheme but now I am over it. Why? It has helped me to grow as an artist. The Wall Street Journal ran a story called Masters Across the Decades about Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn idolized Matisse’ work. He was deeply affected by it. Diebenokorn created drawings and paintings with same style, palette, light, etc. as Matisse.

I take idea from many sources of other artists and make them a part of my work. We learn by copying. We’re talking about practice here, not plagiarism-plagiarism is trying to pass someone else’s work off as your own. Copying is reverse engineering…even the Beatles started as a cover band. I have copied some of Degas ballerina paintings and just changed the colors. Over time you lean less on the work of others as you develop your own styles. This can take years.

It is okay to steal like a thief. Copy the works of your heroes. As a thief you do not have the right to remain silent. If you copy almost exactly you should give your sources credit. You cannot stop when your work resembles your influences. You must keep digging deeper and learning more and more. Just like I stole most of the words for this from the Fine Art Views Newsletter originally written by John Weiss.

Regards,
Charles Wallis
2016-17 President

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FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION

Please review the flyer and determine how many tickets that you will purchase or commit to sell to raise the money we need to fund scholarships. You can also simply make a donation. There is a place on the website to do so now. You can do it through PayPal - please click on this link.



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April Membership Meeting
April 3, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Demo by Monika Pate


Monika Pate was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland and has a Master's Degree from Warsaw University. Monika works with transparent watercolor and is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor Art Society - Houston (Elite Member), Texas Watercolor Society (Purple Sage Status), Louisiana Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society and Iowa Watercolor Society. She is also a juried member of the International Guild of Realism. Her artwork is included in private and corporate collections in the US, Poland and Germany.


 

 

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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
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PUBLICITY CHAIR
Bonnie Chapa
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CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Dena Gaskin
drgaskin@gmail.com

RECORDING SECRETARY
Sandra Cohen
sandra_cohen@mac.com

WEB MASTER
Daniel Xiao
danxiao99@msn.com

 


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MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
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