Welcome to HVAL
The Juried online show was so well received that we’ve decided to have a go at another one. The Members End-Of-Year Show will be up and running on November 15, just in time to catch those pent up holiday shoppers looking for art to give as a holiday gift.
The prospectus will be sent out to both Members and ExMembers sometime next week, but here’s what we can tell you now:
• It’s open to HVAL Members only.*
• No Theme, just want your best work in the show.
• All eligible works entered will be in the show.
• You can enter up to 3 works of art for a small fee:
$10 for one;
$20 for 2 or 3.
• You can begin entering as soon as you receive the prospectus.
• Deadline for entering is midnight, E.S.T., Sunday October 25.
• Celebrated landscape painter, Ira Barkoff will be judging the show for awards.
• Certificates and Cash Awards for Best in Show, Awards of Excellence, and Honorable Mentions.
• Instructions for photographing and uploading your artwork will be in the prospectus
* If your membership has lapsed or if not a member and wish to enter the show, you can become a member, before entering, by clicking here to go on our website and clicking on the “Membership” page. If you’re not sure if your membership has lapsed, contact Joe Baker at email@example.com
Let’s make this a great show. Start painting!
Our Summer Show, “Our Berkshires,” is Still Up!
If you missed this beautiful show, would like to see it again, or purchase one of the paintings, go to our Shows Page http://hvart.org/shows/
Online Art Show Guild of Berkshire Artists and United Way
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council Online Art Show
I still have no information on the Trinity Gallery Juried Show but will let you know as soon as I hear anything. Keep creating!
Mary Anne Carley
“Get to Work!” An Oil Painting Experience with Souby Boski at Hotchkiss School Farm.
“Show up and start the process! Stretch your imagination while strengthening skills through the
process of “painting.” Intermediate and advanced oil painters will explore concepts and techniques. Gain the confidence to explore the use of color, mark making, surface quality and composition, emphasizing your own pictorial language.” This is the description of the course Souby teaches at the
Washington Art Assoc. & Gallery. She Draws her inspiration from Abstract Expressionism as well as Impressionism, and uses gestural and abstracted forms to define her richly textured compositions. Her loosely painted canvases are immediate responses to her visceral connection with her subjects. Workshop is being planned for Spring 2020.
Italian Painting Holiday V!
Well, it’s official…wait until next year! Flights to Italy have been cancelled in September so the Italian Painting Holiday is cancelled too.
Life Drawing at the Library
Wednesdays (except holidays) at the Bushnell-Sage Library, in Sheffield, from 5:00–7:30 p.m. $10 per session. Due to Covid 19, Life Drawing at the Bushnell-Sage Library, Main Street, Sheffield, MA. has been suspended.
A Spa Day with Paint
Many of you might remember Leslie Watkins, an amazingly talented watercolorist living in Norfolk Ct. who had organized workshops for HVAL in the past. Having become friends through our organization, I have studied botanical painting with her, in Norfolk, when I can. One day, I mentioned that the Society of Scribes was having their annual Christmas fair in NYC and that I thought she might find some interesting ways to cross -pollinate her divine botanicals with a scribal hand. And I was right, not only did she wind up teaching a botanical flower class for calligraphers in N.Y.C., but she met Kathleen Borkowski there.
Last week at Whiting Mills (a building dedicated to artists and WELL WORTH A VISIT), in Winsted CT, where Kathleen has an amazing studio, Leslie and Kathleen did what they called a day long “art spa workshop” together.
It was not only a pampered event with a catered lunch of poached salmon, forbidden rice salad, greens in a champagne vinagrette and apple crisp for dessert, the morning was spent with Kathleen learning an alphabet she had created especially for us with a pen I had never worked with, and then a botanical watercolor class with Leslie painting a butterfly in the afternoon. I attach the resul…a delightful card that I can send off when I stop admiring my own handiwork.
Leslie has taken her watercolors into easily navigable projects lately using stamping and collage to create boxes, cards and small paintings I attach her website here for those who would like to see what she is up to. www.lesliewatkins.com
Perhaps, when all is back to normal, we can talk her to come north again for a visit and a class?
HVAL Gillian Seidl Grant to a High School Senior
In addition to her acting and other theater accomplishments, for which she is widely known, and her long-time painting hobby, Gillian was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother and friend.
Tragically, on April 25, 2017, Gillian in her capacity as Art League Program Coordinator, was attempting to cross Route 7 to the Sheffield Bushnell-Sage Library with an armload of refreshments for a scheduled program and social event later that evening. A devastating accident, resulting in her death occurred due to a confluence of conditions involving blocked access to the freshly paved parking lot of the library, necessitating crossing on foot, and regrettable traffic measures.
There is no compensation for the senseless loss of a gentle, kind and vital person but the league hopes, in this small act, to honor Gillian with this gesture.
On Saturday, June 2, Olivia Marchione became the first recipient of the HVAL Gillian Seidl Memorial Scholarship for art. The award was presented to her on behalf of HVAL by the principal of the Mount Everett Regional High School during her graduation at Tanglewood.