May 21st is our last General Meeting for this season, as we take a break until September. We will have our election for officers for the 2015-16 season, and also a great demo by Dan Cautrell.
Our plein air schedule is available on our Plein Air page, under Shows and Events. First event is May 19th at the Snoqualmie Railroad Station in downtown. Here is the link http://eafa.org/shows-and-events/eafa-plein-air-program
The Signature Art Fund gift of $1,000 was awarded to the Frye Art Museum's here:now program serving individuals living with dementia. http://fryemuseum.org/program/here_now We hope to present the award to a representation of Frye at the May 21st General meeting.
SAVE the DATE: August 1, 2015, we plan on having an afternoon of art activities in Bellevue, including demos, plein air, and fun. More info to follow.
GROUP DYNAMICS: Invitational Exhibition of EAFA membersUniversity House, Issaquah
Exhibition dates: June12 – Sept 25, 2015
Reception: Saturday 13th June 1:30- 3:30pm
A gala event with wonderful food, wine, and live music
Artist attendance is highly encouraged
Address: UniversityHouse,22975 SE Black Nugget Road, Issaquah WA98029
EAFA Gallery Gives Thanks
EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center opened in November of 2010 and after a 4 ½ year run, is closing on May 15, 2015. A committee consisting of Lin LaMer, Joy Hagen, Charlette Haugen, Marcella Diamond and Anna Macrae started the gallery. Joy Hagen, serving as manager, has been the most consistent thread throughout this time and is to be commended. She says, “I have always been impressed with the amount of help we have received over the years that we have been at SDC. Thank you all for hanging in there with us till the end. It was a good run and a great opportunity for EAFA members.”
The gallery hosted approximately six shows a year with three per year being juried shows. Each juried show had co-chairs and a myriad of volunteers to help. The remaining shows were curated by EAFA members and run by the gallery managers. It always takes a village to make things run smoothly and we thank all those who stepped up to the plate, many of them several times.
The last show was the Abstract Show, ending May 1. Four pieces were sold from that show. The gallery gave many artists the ability to show and sell their work in a first-class facility, helping artists to understand the professional aspects of “showing” their work. It also enticed several gallerists to choose EAFA artists to show in their galleries. In all, it was a win-win for EAFA, its members, and the community.
NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY CELEBRATES 75 YEARS!
Many EAFA members have been active in the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) over the years. Some current members are helping plan the current 75th Anniversary Celebration to be held in Seattle from July 6 to 12th. NWWS started in 1939 in Seattle when 3 young women decided to start an organization dedicated to the celebration of watercolor painting. Now, 75 years later, NWWS is a vital international society with 900 members across the USA and Canada.
The 75th Annual International Open Exhibition will be held at the Washington State Convention Center July 1 to September 30th. It was juried by nationally acclaimed jurors Alvaro Castagnet and Judy Morris. They will both be giving week long workshops.
At the nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel there will be a convention featuring short workshops, demonstrations, vendor fair and a Gala Awards Banquet on July 11th. Another exciting event will take place in Edmonds, WA. A brand new art museum will be opening on July 11th which will feature the NWWS Retrospective Exhibition, “A Fluid Tradition: The Northwest Watercolor Society…The First 75 years” as it’s premiere exhibit. Come see the Cascadia Art Museum and our exhibition curated by noted art historian, David Martin.
Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the 75th Anniversary will be the book chronicling NWWS history titled, A Fluid Tradition: Northwest Watercolor Society…The First 75 Years. This amazing book is authored by David Martin and will be available at all bookstores and Daniel Smith Artist’s Materials.
NWWS invites all EAFA members to join the 75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration and Convention. For more information about all the activities, visit the website: www.NWWS.org
Charlette Haugen, Vice President NWWS
75th Anniversary Committee
Frank Eber will hold a 2 day workshop at the Seattle Daniel Smith Store on August 22-23, Atmospheric Landscapes in Watercolor. 9 AM-4 PM, Register at the Seattle Store or call 206-223-9599. Cost is $200. www.frankeber.com for more info. There will also be a free demonstration by Frank on August 21st, 4-6 PM.
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