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CAL NEWSLETTER, JULY 2022

  

  

President’s LetterWe have been busy! Don’t put down that brush/camera/hammer/chisel/potter’s wheel for long, as we’ve got our Gold Medal show coming up, soon!

Dare I disclose the theme? I do. By a vote of suggestions from the board, “Mankind/Nature” was chosen.

What this means to you is how you will choose imagery, technique, medium, concept. The bad news is that it’s open ended. The good news is that it’s open ended. What I mean is that the theme could range into realms that suit what you want to say about mankind’s intersection, intervention, coexistence or lack thereof, upon this beautiful planet of ours.

You can go “Pro-Environment/ Conservation”, for instance. Or, you may choose simply to show how some people/ towns peacefully live in their environment, in a most sensitive  and reciprocal way. Or, you might show a crudity of invasion by man, or simply the strangeness of a city that is juxtaposed by nature, and it is up to the viewer to make their own interpretation as to whether that scene is good or bad.

Objects could represent mankind, such as anything that humans use that appears in any form of nature… such as a cigarette in a pond… one does not need to render people to describe Mankind.

But you knew that.

Watch for the prospectus; it will be coming down the pike soon! We have been working on trying to get a physical location for this year’s Gold Medal show, but it’s a bit late to nab one at this date. Do know we’ve been trying. 

However, next year, we will have two physical shows, so the momentum of switching gears to finding places as opposed to the recent “good old days” of having the fantastic gallery space in the valley, are now in effect.

We had a small turnout for the paint out with a model, but for those of us who attended, it was really fun, and the location was great. The sun didn’t become a problem until the very end of the session; we were lucky!

Hopefully, we’ll have another gathering when the weather is nice and cool. It would be great to just get together and find out what you’d like to see happen, hear some of the board’s ideas, and just hang out; maybe share our art, have coffee, draw the cool birds that frequent Lake Balboa.

‘Til then, keep cool, and definitely, keep creating!

If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact any of us on the board. If one of us doesn’t know the answer, another certainly will, so please don’t hesitate to ask or suggest.

Oh, one more thing! Do check out our website. Our fantasic, unstoppable, continual award-winning board member, Eric Renard, updated our website for a new, more professional look! 

Thanks again for all those who participated in the “Reflections” online exhibit. The work just keeps getting better and better! If you didn’t get in this time, do keep submitting, because the taste of judges fluctuate, and we keep getting better. So hang in there, and start thinking up new ideas for “Mankind/Nature” Gold Medal, upcoming. We should have our prospectus coming out within the next few weeks.

Sincerely,

Nora Koerber, CAL president 2022


Dear Wuquan Wu

Membership News  Membership News  


Ken Kochakji:  Ken Kochakji:  

Bronze Award winner for the Shades of Red  2022 international juried visual arts Competition. The title of the art piece is "Homeless Veteran."

This was my second win for this exhibit.  I also won a silver certificate  for "Reflections of Amsterdam"

  

Susan Gesundheit:Susan Gesundheit:

Here are my two accepted pieces into ARTOPIA, juror Lore Ekelberry, at SFVACC.org, August 1-31, 2022, Zoom reception Saturday, Aug 2, 5-7 pm

Mountain Crossings, watercolor, 14” x 20"Mountain Crossings, watercolor, 14” x 20"


LPAPA's (Laguna Plein Air Painters Associate) “Dusk to Dawn 2Gayle Martin:

Here are some pieces that are in upcoming shows:

LPAPA's (Laguna Plein Air Painters Associate) “Dusk to Dawn 2022”

“From Within” 18 x 24

“From Within” 18 x 24

LPAPA’s 16th Annual "Less is More”

“The Trees” 6 x 8LPAPA’s 16th Annual "Less is More”

“The Trees” 6 x 8

California Art Club’s “Coming Together: Excellence in Traditional Fine Art Competition”

“My Neighbor’s House” 30 x 40 California Art Club’s “Coming Together: Excellence in Traditional Fine Art Competition”

“My Neighbor’s House” 30 x 40 

Ed Whitmore:

Ed Whitmore:

"BEACH DETRITUS #2"

Oxidized metal effects paint on vintage letterpress tray

oh, and I also had 3 pieces accepted into Gallery Ring online exhibit  

Colour July 2022 https://www.galleryring.org/current-exhibition.html

CRYSTAL AWARD

CRYSTAL AWAR

"ALL THAT JAZZ"  Oxidized metal effects paint on chiseled wood  "ALL THAT JAZZ"  Oxidized metal effects paint on chiseled wood  

Michael Alpay:

I have been painting with acrylics for the last 10 years. These two are some of the latest....They are large 40 W x 60 H inches.  Thanks for being there.....  Michael

 “Farmer Women”, Michael AlpayMichael Alpay:

I have been painting with acrylics for the last 10 years. These two are some of the latest....They are large 40 W x 60 H inches.  Thanks for being there.....  Michael

 “Farmer Women”, Michael Alpay

  “The Village VIPs”, Michael Alpay    “The Village VIPs”, Michael Alpay  

Nora Koerber:

California Art Club, “Coming Together”Nora Koerber:

California Art Club, “Coming Together”:

The following work, “Soul Sisters”, (12”x12”, Oil on panel), was accepted into the current online show, “Coming Together”, with the California Art Club. The exhibit will be up for one month.

The following work, “Soul Sisters”, (12”x12”, Oil on panel), was accepted into the current online show, “Coming Together”, with the California Art Club. The exhibit will be up for one month.

Art Tehachapi 2022: The opening reception, (by ticket holders in advance, only), is Friday, July 22nd. Ticket holders, only, and must be purchased by July 17: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-2022-tehachapi-tickets-340238822477     Art Tehachapi 2022: 

“Lockstep” is one of three paintings I did that were accepted into “Art Tehachapi 2022” exhibit. Over forty artists came to Tehachapi to paint en plein air and some studio work, of Tehachapi and surrounds for this exhibit.

The opening reception, (by ticket holders in advance, only), is Friday, July 22nd. Ticket holders, only, and must be purchased by July 17: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-2022-tehachapi-tickets-340238822477     

Saturday, July 23rd, and Sunday, July 24th, are free, and open to the public.    

The exhibit will be held at the Aspen Activities Center:  490 W. D St  Tehachapi, CA 

“Lockstep”, 9”x12”, Oil on linen panel. 

Saturday, July 23rd, and Sunday, July 24th, are free, and open to the public. 

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains:This plein air painting group will be holding an outdoor exhibit. There will be fifteen artists, showing their work of Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains. I will have a booth there, showing twelve works. All art will be for saleAllied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains:

This plein air painting group will be holding an outdoor exhibit. There will be fifteen artists, showing their work of Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains. I will have a booth there, showing twelve works. All art will be for sale.

Location: Village Green (park)

15280 Sunset Blvd, (B/tw Swarthmore and Antioch), Pacific Palisades

Open to the public

“The Tide, Rushing In” (El Matador, Malibu) , 12”x12”, Oil on linen panel, 2022.

Eric RenardEric Renard

My photographs will be on exhibit at these three galleries for the month of July.

Please come visit!

"MADE in the USA", TAG’s 17th annual contemporary art exhibit
July 9-31, 2022
5458 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90036

Flight 55 Bel Air 32 x 48
Sparkles 32 x 48

"MAKE PLAIN”, Los Angeles Art Association's all-media investigation of minimal presentation in contemporary art."MAKE PLAIN”, Los Angeles Art Association's all-media investigation of minimal presentation in contemporary art.

July 9 - August 5, 2022

825 N. La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90069

Pink Coral Dunes 30x20

July 9 - August 5, 202

The Brittany Davis Gallery
July 9 - August 21, 2022
The Brittany Davis Gallery

July 9 - August 21, 2022 

408 Broad Street Suite 11 A 
Nevada City CA 95959

Flight 55 Bel Air 10 x 15
Coral Church Bermuda 10 x 15
Umbrellas 10 x15

And that’s all for now, folks!And that’s all for now, folks!

Please keep us in touch with what you do, and we’ll do the same. Any suggestions, wishes to do this or that or if you feel like helping out, please contact Ms Nora Koerber at norakgroups@gmail.com.

Thank you, Members, and Artist Friends!



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