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Guild Guide - May 2024

Updated: May 1



Breaking News! Summer Workshop Added


August 21-22: Randall Case   

Randall Case is presenting a mixed media class to help students attain abstract or realistic paintings in stunning colorations by employing simple techniques using acrylics along with oil pastels. He has been a VVAG featured workshop instructor in the past and we are fortunate to see him return to our series. Randall is known for his large scale abstract landscapes and florals and exhibits in top-notch juried art festivals in as many of his favorite travel destinations as possible.

Level: Advanced beginner-professional

Medium: acrylic and oil pastel  

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

 


May Call for Submissions

Monday – May 6th from 10am to 2pm


Drop off Location:

Eagle Gallery

108 W. 2nd Street

Eagle, CO 81631


The themes for May are "The Beauty Myth" and/or "Blue". Please drop off up to three of your works that are your interpretation of one or both of these themes.


If you have work that was displayed in March & April, please stop by to pick it up, even if you do not have anything to drop off.

 

LIBRARY EXHIBITS





FREE! Gypsum Public Library Exhibit

Eagle Valley High School AP Art students

All month during normal library operating hours


Location:

Gypsum Public Library

47 Lundgren Boulevard

Gypsum, CO 81637


At the Gypsum Public Library, Eagle Valley High School AP Art students will present their portfolio exhibit.



FREE! Avon Public Library Exhibit

Battle Mountain High School AP Art students

All month during normal library operating hours


Location:

Avon Public Library

200 Mikaela Way

Avon, CO 81620


In collaboration with the Avon Public Library, Battle Mountain High School AP Art students will present their portfolio exhibit.





 

FREE! Second Friday Gallery Night

Friday - May 8th from 5pm to 8pm


Location:

Eagle Gallery

108 W. 2nd Street

Eagle, CO 81631







Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating local art! March will feature work from artists and photographers and their interpretation of "The Beauty Myth" and "Blue".  Please stop by to see our newest exhibit and enjoy some light refreshments.

Second Friday Gallery Night is brought to you in part by our Platinum Members, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Colorado Creative Industries.

 

Board Meeting

Monday - May 13th

3:30pm to 5:30pm


Location:

Art Guild at Avon

137 Benchmark Road

Suite C2

Avon, Colorado 81620





 

Open to the Public. Only $50!



Learn how to incorporate perspective into your abstract artwork with Margo Thomas. Whether you are curious about abstracts, you need a refresher, or you want the comradery of creating in a group, this workshop is for you! Check out her Tedx Talk on Perspective then sign up for the workshop.



 

FREE! VVAG Member Meeting

Monday - May 20th

Social: 5pm (bring a snack or appetizer to share)

Meeting: 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Location:

Avon Gallery

137 Benchmark Rd, Suite C2

Avon, CO 81620


Join us for: Intro to Artwork Archive – Artwork Management Software Platform with Tara Novak. FREE!


Feeling overwhelmed with all your great work product? We have the solution! Tara Novak will be showing us how to use an online inventory system to track artwork and photography. 

 

FREE! Photography Meeting

Thursday - May 28th

Fellowship: 6:30 pm  

Meeting: 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Location:

Avon Gallery

137 Benchmark Rd, Suite C2

Avon, CO 81620


Join our lively photography group each month for various topics. Meetings are free for members.



 

Breaking News! June Outing Just Added


FREE! Members Outing to Powers Art Center in Carbondale and Korologos Gallery in Basalt.

Friday - June 7th



Join us for: A day trip outing to the Powers Art Center in Carbondale and the Korologos Gallery in Basalt. For carpooling, please contact Joann: 970-471-0653. We will be leaving the CMC parking lot, time to be determined. Please bring cash, in small bills, to pay for lunch in Basalt.

This self-guided tour of the Powers Art Center is a great getaway experience. Currently on exhibit is "Wrapped" – An Artistic Study of Fabric – Featuring Works by Issey Miyake and Christo & Jeanne-Claude.


 

APRIL RECAP

April was a busy month for Guild members!


Monthly Second Friday in at our Eagle Gallery

Mini-Workshops (Watercolors with Elaine Kuntz)

Free Member Meeting: Pastels with Joann Carhart Levy and Laura Moore

Library Exhibit with Katie Dolan

Landscape Painting with Mio Circovic




The Vail Valley Art Guild offers a full range of activities: from exhibiting your work, to taking a workshop, attending membership meetings (which feature an educational aspect), plein air painting days, photography ventures, to volunteering at Guild events... the opportunities for fun and service are plenty!






 

Sneak Peek at May announcements.....





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