President’s Column General Meeting May, 2013

May, 2013
General Meeting
May 19
South Bend Museum of Art
1:00 Social
1:30 Program
General Meeting
Speaker: Nicole C. MooreMalloy
Painting Demo
Board Members
Yupadi Prasertwanitch
Vice President
Gina Mitchell
Joan Tweedell
Marty Mitchell
Past Presidents
Steve Blackburn
Leanne Schneider
John DeMaegd
Howard Scott
Barbara Walsh
SBMA Liaison
Roy Hruska
Leeper Park Art Fair
Judy Ladd
Howard Scott
Joan Tweedell
Leeper Park Liaison
Leanne Schneider
Joan Spohrer
Danielle Wilborn
At Large
Dan Slattery
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President’s Column
Yupadi Prasertwanitch
My two years of presidency is coming to
an end. It’s been a pleasure meeting and
working with so many of you. I thank all the
board members who tirelessly worked for
the benefit of our society. Special thanks
to Joan Spohrer who made this beautiful
newsletter possible, and to Dan Slattery for
printing and sending the hard copies out to
members who have no e-mail. I thank the
many members who brought their paintings
to our exhibits and the hospitality chairs Barbara Walsh and Howard Scott
for making our exhibits as nice as they were. I cherish the many new friendships formed during these past two years.
Our Paint-In at the Potawatomi Conservatory on April 20th went well. All
who went had a marvelous time.
Our next meeting will be on May 19th, due to the fact that the 26th will
fall on Memorial Day weekend. At this meeting we’ll vote in a new slate of
officers. Our scholarship recipient, Stacy Lamb from Bethel College will be
presented with her award in person. And an artist from Fort Wayne, Nicole
C. Moore-Malloy will be our demo artist. She will do the demo painting prior
to our business meeting since she has to drive a long way home afterwards.
See her website: Lastly, there will be a painting exchange among members. It should be fun!
Painting Exchange at May Meeting
Members are invited to bring a matted painting to the Membership meeting
May 19 for a “Painting Exchange.” Paintings should be no larger than a 1/4
sheet. Members who bring paintings will be eligible for a drawing to receive
another painting in exchange. You’ll leave our Membership meeting with a
fresh new painting for your home or studio!
Be sure to attend the Leeper Park Art Fair June 15-16! More details inside.
Exhibit at South Bend
Civic Theatre
Our next exhibit opportunity
will be September 6 through
November 3 at the South
Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N.
Main Street, South Bend.
Drop off: September 3
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Pick up: November 5
4:00 - 6:00 pm
An exhibit is also planned
for Buchanan Art Center
in January. Details of this
exhibit will be announced
Board Members
A new slate of officers will
be voted in at our May 19
Membership meeting. If
you are interested in serving please contact Leanne
Schneider at [email protected]
A Tribute to Joe Wrobel
Congratulations to Stacy Lamb, a student at Bethel College, for being selected as our scholarship recipient this
spring. SJVWS members will have the chance to meet
Stacy at our Membership meeting May 19.
2013 Leeper Park Art Fair June 15-16
Plan to attend the Leeper Park Art Fair! Volunteers,
please review these guidelines.
Members’ Tent
Each artist must have a current retail merchant’s
license, obtained from the Indiana Department of
Revenue (1025 Widener Lane, South Bend). Make
sure you have signed up to volunteer your time
manning the tent during the fair.
Information Tent
We also provide an Information Tent at the Fair,
which is staffed by SJVWS members. Volunteers
provide booth-sitting services for artists as well as
greet fairgoers and answer questions.
Thank you to all who have volunteered! Let’s make it a great fair this year.
More information at our website,
Former SJVWS member Rosalyn
Saz sent us a copy of a letter in
praise of Joe Wrobel she wrote to
the South Bend Tribune: “On Feb. 2
your obituary column told in a 2 x
4 inch space of the death of Joseph
Wrobel, who in the hearts, heads
and hands of hundreds was a most
successful man. The column said
only, “he was a retired art instructor
at IVY Tech.”
I’m sure that is what this modest
person would have wanted said
about him. But Joseph Wrobel was
a thousand times more than that.
Practically every person in this area
who ever picked up an artist’s paintbrush owes a living debt to him. He
taught colors and color mixing as
well as the technical aspects of painting. But he also showed us how to
look at things, how to see the world
around us and how to express our
reactions to it. We absorbed from
him his enjoyment of places and
scenery along with the achievments
of his family and of our own successes.
He taught “art” to artists, teachers and dabblers alike with honest appraisal and encouragement.
Although the notice said that he died
on Feb. 1, we who knew him
will testify that what was the
wonder of him will continue to
live. In every brushstroke and
every painting, in the way we
react to nature and in every
accidental smudge converted
to lovely advantage, we pay
him homage.
Such success in life is not given
to many of us. However, those
hundreds of us fortunate
enough to have known Joseph
Wrobel will gladly testify to the
passing of a most successful
Gina Mitchell Wins Contest
Arts Update
Art League
Garden Walk
Member Danielle Wilborn
Demos at March Meeting
Thank you to photographer Danielle
Wilborn, who gave a presentation at
our March meeting on Gum Arabic
printing. Danielle has a BFA in Fine
Art and is owner of Alten Studio
Congratulations to member Gina
Mitchell, (l) a winner of the Hoosier
Women Artist Challenge. Her
watercolor “Leeper Park” was
chosen by Indiana Lt. Governor Sue
Ellspermann to hang in her reception
office in 2013 and 2014.
Paint-In at the
A beautiful Saturday
afternoon in April was
the perfect time to visit
the Potawatomi
Greenhouse in South
Bend for a Paint-In.
Several members of the
SJV Watercolor Society
took part, setting up
their easels among the
beautiful blooms,
pathways and fountains
inside. Those participating included, clockwise
from top left:
Doni Hoevel, Yupadi
Prasertwanich, Lynn Edison, John DeMaegd,
and Janet Johnson.
Michiana Plein Air Group
Michiana Plein Air Painters is an
informal gathering of artists that
meets the first and third Tuesday
monthly during mild weather. For
more information contact Martha
Hollett at
[email protected]
Pet Refuge Art Auction
Artists are invited to participate in
Pet Refuge’s silent auction, “Art for
the Animals” July 16 at Villa Macri,
Mishawaka. Contact Jessie Malone
574.256.0886, or [email protected], for details, or visit the
Artists are asked to volunteer for the 2013 Art League
Garden Walk benefitting
the South Bend Museum
of Art. The event will take
place Wednesday, July 10,
in the Harter Heights neighborhood of South Bend,
near the University of Notre
Dame. The walk will feature
the recently opened ND
Sculpture Park, located on
university property near
Eddy Street Commons. Artists interested in painting in
an outdoor setting should
contact Jackie Welsh, 2771968 or [email protected]
“Out of Our Minds”
The Southern Shore Art Association announces “Out
of Our Minds”, an exhibition about anything and
everything unrealistic, June
7 - 30, 2013. The Opening
Reception will be held June
7, 5-8pm at the SSAA gallery, 724 Franklin Street,
Michigan City.
The exhibit is open to members and non-members of
SSAA. Up to 3 pieces may
be entered ($10 for SSAA
Members, $25 for nonmembers); the deadline
for submission is May 27.
Please email [email protected]
com for more information.
St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society
c/o Yupadi Prasertwanitch
51830 Saddle Ridge Lane S.
Granger, IN 46530
May 19
Membership meeting
Century Center - SBMA
June 15-16
Leeper Park Art Fair
Downtown South Bend
July 10
Garden Walk
Harter Heights neighborhood
September 3
SBCT Exhibit drop off
South Bend Civic Theatre
September 22
Membership meeting
Century Center, SBMA
May Speaker
Nicole Moore-Malloy
Artist Nicole Moore-Malloy will give
a demo at our May Meeting. Of her
art she states, “I create art as a fulltime profession. In addition to doing
art fairs throughout the Midwest,
I sell my work in over 45 galleries
nationwide. When you look at my art
it is obvious that I love color, design
and whimsy; I hope my art makes
you smile.” See her website at www.
Comet Festival Coming
in November
A Comet Festival will be held this
November and December, and will
feature an art exhibit at the State
Theater in downtown South Bend.
2D artwork related to comets,
meteors, and other astronomical
phenomena will be admissible for
this event.
Drop off of art is scheduled for
Saturday, November 23, with a
reception on Saturday, November
30. The exhibit will run through
December, with a pick-up date to be
announced. Entry fee will be
$5/piece, with a 2-piece limit.
For more information on the Comet
Festival, visit
Email Dayle Brown, [email protected], to sign up for the