Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nancy Dillen's completed demo painting

For those of us lucky enough to attend Nancy Dillen's demo at the ALOC monthly meeting in March, here's one of the completed paintings.  It's a ways off, but be sure and mark your calendar for January 14th next year. That's the date set for an oil painting workshop with Nancy at Casselberry Art House.  Stay tuned--details will be forthcoming.

Call for Artists

Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary is seeking art from male artists which depicts the male figure. Deadline for entry is April 30, 2011. Show opens June 5th. There is no entry fee, but sales are subject to 40/60% split with 40% of sales to Gateway. Please contact Josh Garrick for further info at 407-522-3906 or This link also has info and a form to download.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Please pick up artwork at Casselberry Art House

Some of the winners from the Spring Show at Casselberry Art House, with judge Richard Colvin, Maitland Art Center.

Pick up is tomorrow, Thursday, March 31st, between 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Thanks to all who participated in a great show.

Calendar of events on blog

Please check out the ALOC calendar of events at the bottom of the blog.   

Saturday, March 26, 2011

April ALOC demo will feature Jennifer Myers Kirton

Jennifer Myers Kirton will demonstrate her technique of using pen and ink for quick stippling of realistic and imaginary subjects at the April 16th ALOC meeting at 1:30, Beardall Center.  Her creations have been shown in books and magazines and she has been in exhibitions throughout Florida, Paris, Berlin and Texas. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Workshop Cancelled: Workshop with Romel dela Torre in Winter Park

Great opportunity to study locally with master painter, Romel dela Torre.  The workshop will be three full days at Mary Martin's Winter Park studio (March 31, April 1 and 2).  Cost for the workshop, which includes model fees, is $350.  This artist is a master of the figure, as well as landscape and still life, and is much sought after for his teaching abilities.  Must register by Sunday March 27th for this portrait and figurative workshop.  Please call Mary at 407-497-1824 or email:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March Newsletter

The March newsletter can be viewed here.

Monthly Meeting and Artist Demo
Saturday, March 19 @1:30 pm

This month's guest artist is Nancy Dillen.

Cut off date for having information included in the newsletter will be the 5th of each the month. Please send to Karen Angell at

Monday, March 7, 2011

MAY 2011 ALOC Show at Gallery One in Kissimmee

Well ALOC Members we are having a show at the Gallery One Artist Gallery at 101 E. Dakin Ave. Kissimmee. To be in the show sign up at the meeting the month of March and April and pay the fee.
Fee: $5.00 one painting
$10.00 two paintings
No Refunds if you can't make it..
If the gallery sells your work you receive all moneys, the gallery takes no commission.
You drop off your artwork on May 3rd, and 4th -Tuesday and Wed. Time: 10am to 7pm
Reception: May 6th - Time 6pm to 9pm Please bring a bottle of wine for the reception( you can get wine 3 bottles for $10.00 at walgreens or CVS)
Art Pick up if not sold is May 31st June 1st and 2nd.
If the artwork is not pick up with in a week after these pick up dates, the artwork becomes the property of the gallery. As we are limited in space, between each show of work.
Any question please email Sandra Scheetz-Wise at
or call at 407-404-2550

Saturday, March 5, 2011

ALOC Meeting on March 19th to feature demo by Nancy Baur Dillen

Nancy Baur Dillen, retired professor of art at Brevard Community College, merges imagery of the real and unreal, the romantic and the dramatic, in a recent series of surreal landscapes.  Two concepts reflected in Dillen's work are the need to accept things as they are, and the need to dream.   She creates her unusual and inventive paintings with hand-made oil paints which she creates with dry pigments and burnt plate oil, the binder for intaglio ink.  Be sure to attend this exciting demo.  

March 19th at 1:30
Place:  Beardall Senior Center, 800 Delaney, Orlando

As usual, please bring a snack for sharing and forward this notice to anyone you think may be interested in learning about Nancy Dillen's technique. 

Friday, March 4, 2011