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Changes to Gallery 3 in 2020

CVWG member Carole Pivarnik and colleague Mary Allen are teaming up to lead the Gallery 3 art gallery in 2020. Carole and Mary are planing an official “relaunch date” of Feb 1. Gallery 3 is located in the Sperryville Schoolhouse complex adjacent to Cottage Curator.

Mary will manage the gallery side of things showcasing her watercolors and the work of selected other artists. Carole will manage the teaching studio with plans to host several resident instructors offering a variety of drawing, painting, and other classes, workshops, and private lessons.

The new web site is http://www.gallery3va.com. Check it out to join their mailing list, see instructor profiles, read their blog, connect on social media, see the event schedule, and register for events. There are already five events listed for February with more to come.

Gallery 3 location and phone:

12018 Lee Hwy
Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-5078

Here is a map to aid you in visiting their gallery:

Awards Given at Our 2019 Annual Exhibition

Check out the art and artists that were recognized with major awards at CVWG’s 2019 annual exhibition at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville. These winners were announced at the juror’s Gallery Talk at the September 6 opening.

Thanks to all artists who entered this year’s exhibition for your work and helping to promote the arts in our communities.

Congratulations to all our award winners and a special call out to artist Christie Jones for her Best in Show award, above, entitled “Soup’s Good Today”.

Creative Portraiture

creative portraiture
We enjoyed a very interesting process for creating unique and interesting portraits in our January Program.

Deborah Conn shared her expertise with us and had these tidbits of information to help us with our portrait painting using her techniques:

1) Start with a slick, textured surface
2) Try working with a black and white photo or drawing to allow for inventive color choices
3) Create a colorful under painting
4) Follow your drawing to lift and add to reach the desired result of values
5) Notice that since the color is not absorbing into the paper, the colors remain brighter
6) Treat each part of the face as a separate little painting

Here is Deborah’s message to our Guild members:

“Many thanks for a lovely reception by your group – I so enjoyed doing the demo and hope it was helpful.

Here are a couple of links to things I talked about.

This is the palette I have, or close enough. This is a LONG link, but if people “Google Heritage Arts palette removable cups”, it will come up.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Heritage-Arts-Heavy-Duty-Plastic-Palette-with-Removable-Cups/50688553?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1148&adid=22222222227038252039&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=85403398490&wl4=aud-534311367960:pla-193405427570&wl5=9008138&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112562587&wl11=online&wl12=50688553&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkMDiBRDNARIsACKP1FGiMdUII8FnfNedB-x04QBsKflsK2S9SNE0_63wgksCOxrEHMskvP0aAuZ2EALw_wcB

And this is the poster software you can buy – it’s about $30, but you can do a free trial first. www.ronyasoft.com