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 President Yupadi Prasertwanitch Vice President Gina Mitchell Treasurer Joan Tweedell Secretary Marty Mitchell Past Presidents Steve Blackburn Leanne Schneider Exhibits John DeMaegd Hospitality Howard Scott Barbara Walsh SBMA Liaison Roy Hruska Leeper Park Art Fair Judy Ladd Howard Scott Joan Tweedell Leeper Park Liaison Leanne Schneider Publications Joan Spohrer Publicity Danielle Wilborn At Large Dan Slattery The SJVWC Newsletter is published in September, November, January, March, and May. Contact: Joan Spohrer, [email protected] our website: stjoevalleywatercolor.org 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: www.artandsoulshop.etsy.com. 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. SJVWS Announcements 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 soon. Board Members Needed 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] nd.edu. 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, leeperparkartfair.org. 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 man.” 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 Photography. 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 Greenhouse 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] gmail.com, for details, or visit the website www.petrefuge.com. 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] gmail.com. “Out of Our Minds” Exhibit 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 Calendar 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. artandsoulshop.etsy.com 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 cometfestival.com. Email Dayle Brown, [email protected] comcast.net, to sign up for the exhibit.
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