Is it hot enough for ya? My goodness, it's been HOT! I hope everyone has managed to avoid any outside activity other than necessary. In spite of the oppressive heat, our gallery continues to thrive with daily visitors and sales. A lot of exciting things are on schedule for us......
.......Beginning with the arrival of Patrick Saunders - award-winning artist, instructor, and juror. Patrick will be with us August 3rd through 9th conducting 2 workshops and has graciously agreed to be our guest artist on Monday night August 6. I've had the privilege of participating with Patrick in several art events over the past year and I'm here to testify that you are in for a treat Monday night. He's not only an award-winning, nationally sought after workshop instructor, he is an excellent demonstrator and is very generous with his information. Regardless of the medium you work in, you will walk away from this demo with a page full of notes. Those of you who are registered for one of Patrick's workshops are going to benefit from 3 days of intensive study on creating a "dynamic" floral painting. As of this writing, there are 2 spaces available in the 2nd workshop beginning August 7. I might suggest that even though this is a "floral" workshop, many of the techniques and color theory will apply to any subject....so please give consideration to signing up for the workshop before the spaces are gone.
......Our summer exhibition of 8x8 paintings with a "Summer Garden" theme will be opening August 14 and promises to be a "winner" in theme as well as potential for sales. More information is later in this newsletter, as well as on our website: Click on the "Events" tab for more information and to register.
Patrick Saunders is an artist, painting and creating art while traveling across North America in an Airstream Bambi with his photographer wife, Kimberly. He has studied with many renowned painters, including Mark English, Malcolm Liepke, Wilbur Niewald, Richard Schmid, and Burton Silverman. Painting a variety of subjects including portraits, pet portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and florals - Patrick's work is sold internationally.
Always seeking the next challenge, Patrick has worked as an illustrator, designer, animator, educator, musician, entrepreneur, and a fine artist. Throughout his career, Patrick has been recognized by his peers for outstanding work, earning awards from the American Advertising Federation, the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Web Marketing Association, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. He was featured by Southwest Art Magazine as one of their 21 Artists to Watch Under 31. His students at the Kansas City Art Institute voted to honor Patrick with the award for Educator of the Year. In 2013, Patrick turned his attention to plein air painting, winning awards at numerous nationally recognized competitions including Plein Air Easton, Easels In Frederick, Plein Air Texas, Telluride Plein Air, Plein Air Richmond, Paint the Peninsula, Bucks County Plein Air, Lighthouse Plein Air and Sedona Plein Air.
Patrick is a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, a Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society and a member of the American Impressionist Society.
The opportunity to observe a master during his painting process doesn't present itself very often. We're excited and honored to host 2 workshops for Patrick and introduce him to our community.
Talking about Members: Did you know that you (Member) can access your profile, from our database; and update your own information? Add interesting things in your bio, data: like photos of your art work! Don't be shy. Take advanatage of this opportunity; and browse our database to see if you need to improve your image!!!!!
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Ellis County Art Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 2064, Waxahachie, TX 75168