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If you'd like to participate in an art show/sale on Saturday, November 13th, at Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, please let Ginny Seibert know by Oct. 16th. Here's the write-up about it in the last newsletter. Ginny's contact info is 407-831-3599 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to volunteer on the day of the event, please let her know also.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
What is Powertex? It is a fabric hardener that will adhere to everything but plastic, is AP approved for non-toxicity, and gives a very professional look to your sculpture when dry. Other extras can enhance the final effect, such as ColorTricks powders, and StoneArt.
Marsha is a great teacher; she gave us an unbelievable amount of attention, answered many questions, and made sure we all went home with a finished piece.
Here are pictures of our trip to Powertex land. These are the 5 steps we followed to complete our sculptures:
Step #1: For a human shape, cut 3 electrical wires to a certain size, & twist them in order to create a body with 2 legs, 2 arms, a head, and shoulders. For other shapes, just make sure you strenghten the "backbone/spine" with extra wire.
Step #2: Build your sculpture with foil. Cover each foil layer with masking tape, and keep building until desired form is achieved.
Step #3: Cover the entire piece with Masking tape - be patient!
Step #4: Dip pre-cut strips of fabric in the gooey Powertex - [Powertex comes in 5 colors: Bronze, Ivory, Transparent, Lead, and Terra Cotta. We played with Bronze.] - and cover the Masking-taped form throughout. Add hair and clothing as desired, also dipped in the Powertex.
http://powertexcreations.com/index.html for more information.
Step #5: With a brush, paint on iridescent-colored powders [we used Bronsgold and Terragreen ColorTricks] for highlights in your sculpture. Voila!
Marsha - THANKS for a wonderful day of fellowship and art-making. You are an absolute gem, a joy to be around, and we have learned to play a great deal with Powertex. Readers: please take time to visit the website of this very talented artist: http://www.marshadebroske.com/.
Who knows? Maybe we'll do a show with our Powertex creations! With patience and imagination, we all came up with interesting creations: a bird, a horse, a sunbather, a mermaid, an angel and many more ideas! Doris is interested in creating a cat next...
Doris - THANKS so much for pulling this workshop together. We all know it was a lot of work, and you made it happen. You're the best!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
10th Annual Free Grant Workshop
for Individual Artists
Crealdé’s Executive Director Peter Schreyer, an internationally exhibited artist and past grant review panelist on the state and local level, will conduct this free workshop to inform artists about grant opportunities from the State of Florida, United Arts, and other organizations. Register on-line or call 407-671-1886 to register.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Art with Heart fundraiser at MAC. We've raised almost $6300 to date. Tom Swartz, a fellow artist, is leading another fundraiser at his church, the Altamonte Chapel, with some of the left over paintings as well as new donations. As before, all proceeds will go to Doctors without Borders. I'll post the flyer. We will send in the additional money we've collected as well as proceeds from the auction on May 30th after the event is concluded. Thanks for everyone's help.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Below is a letter sent to the Orlando Sentinel today voicing concerns about the proposed Maitland Art Center (MAC)/Maitland Historical Society merger. Please send this link to any others who need to be informed (especially MAC members who may be called on to vote on the merger.) Those who are not MAC members--now may be a good time to became one and ensure that MAC is properly cared for so future generations can enjoy it. Thanks
To the Editor:
It was disturbing to find out recently that the annual fundraiser, pARTicipation, for the Maitland Art Center (MAC) has been cancelled for 2010. This event is key in helping to raise money necessary to keep the center operating successfully and is especially critical in this difficult recession. The reason given for the cancellation is due to possible conflicts with the Maitland Historical Society’s fundraiser. This is especially troubling considering the Maitland Historical Society recently received a $1 million donation from The Morgan Group, developers of the Village at
Promoting one organization at the expense of the other calls into doubt the assurances given to MAC members that the proposed merger between MAC and the Maitland Historical Society will be mutually beneficial and will not allow one group to dominate the other.
MAC is a community treasure as well as a long-standing vital asset to the local creative arts community. It must not be starved of the critical funding it needs to survive these tough times. We can’t afford to let any of our fine art institutions be mishandled and we urge everyone to become involved and ask pertinent questions about the merger and its impact to MAC. Actions do speak louder than words and it now seems the merger between MAC and Maitland Historical Society doesn’t appear to be as positive as it’s been portrayed.
Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Bell
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
The workshop begins with a painting demonstration followed by the artists on location painting for the remainder of the day. Critique takes place on location at the end of the day.
Call 407-252-2102 for further info.
Casselberry Art House is located directly behind City Hall, Casselberry, FL.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Osceola Center for the Arts is accepting applications from artists for their 2010 juried art show on May 1 through 26. Cash prizes will be awarded. Application is (non-refundable) $15 for each work submitted, with a limit of three, and due April 21st. Check this link for further info.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Also, Orlando Behavior Health in Longwood is calling for art donations with a healing and secular message. The artwork should be ready to hang, with no breakable glass. Include artist info on back. Please contact Dianne Young, 407-765-0921 for further information.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Art with Heart
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
All ALOC members are encouraged to submit up to two artworks (no larger than 36" x 36") for inclusion in the March show at the Casselberry Art House (CAH), 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry, FL 32707 Phone: (407) 262-7700 x1576. Applications will be at the January ALOC meeting at Beardall Senior Center. Drop off of artwork at CAH will be on Mon., March 1, from 11 to 1 p.m. Application should accompany artwork along with a $5 entry fee. (Pieces can be marked for sale or NFS; CAH does
Ken Austin is judging the show and prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third place. All members are requested to bring either an appetizer or wine, or both ;-), to the reception, which will take place on Friday, March 5th, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Plates, napkins and glasses will be furnished by CAH. You can contact Arlene Kartak for further info at email@example.com or 407-834-6388.