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Notice regarding End of Year activities:
End of year VFAA Holiday event is currently on hold due to some late planning, but watch for an update on Artist of the Year awards and other plans coming soon.
Through December: Come shop for VFAA artist creations from the recent Arts & Greens at the HVCA Holiday Market.
Continuing: In collaboration with the Carls Family YMCA, this NEWS:SHAC offers a Youth Art class in a new VFAA program - !- See Details. AND: While walking downtown Milford, stop by to see VFAA artists displaying in The Blue Grill or Main St Art.
Congratulations to all of the Views & Visions winning artists. Read more about the show and awards in a special edition of the Artisan newsletter coming soon.
1st PLACE VIEWS & VISIONS AWARD: The Grand Hotel -125th Anniversary – Kim Fujiwara (painting)
2nd PLACE – BEST VISION AWARD - Tired of the Hunt – Dean Rogers (pencil)
YOUTH 1ST PLACE – Frog – Ashley Pieron – 17 years old AND
New York City Night – Samantha Azzoli -7 years old
All work remains on display through November at HVCA in Highland.
To the V&V artists: Digital photos taken at V&V Friday night - email has been sent out with the web location to download these photos. Or request thru firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Move
2013 Book of artists: Guest Speakers
Support and be inspired by these artist/ professionals:
October 23: Dave Miller Art Supplies, Longtime VFAA friend and partnership business joins us each year to introduce new art tools and supplies and offer great discounts. Dave is also supporting the group in many ways, including potential fundraisers for the new SHAC art center. Discounts to members on most items at the meeting and more when you visit Miller's Art Supplies in Farmington.
|September 25: Meghan Zimmerman, photographer/portrait specialist with an artistic eye, shared her on site experiences in photo taking and sets, exposing a unique view into a contemporary world with renaissance dramatic lighting. Find more about Meaghan at: www.zimmermanphotos.com |
August 28: Rex Benson, popular ceramic artist, shared his story with the group. His work has been sought out for years at the Ann Arbor art show. He inspires with figurative and fantastical three-dimensional clay cartoons - from dragons on swings to Rastafarian ducks. See more at www.RexBenson.com
| July 24: Pamela Day talked about her work |
and also led a voluntary critique session.
Her input was well received.
Some artists plan ahead for this yearly event. Its all good!
|June 26: Deb Hyde is a fiber artist who returned to art after a practical career and who finds her expression in quilting like a painter. She is drawn to themes of the human form, using carefully selected fabric pieces joined together in new and subtle modeling. She enjoys exploring the duality of soft form and strong structure. Deb has won several awards and will soon be featured in a professional's quilting arts publication.|
|April 24: Carole Kabrin is an Emmy award winning fine artist and notable courtroom artist (most recently Detroit Kilpatrick trial). Carole was this year's PAN juror. See more at Carolekabrin.com|
|March 27: Nancy Coumoundouros shared an artist's life story as 19th century French period artist Mary Cassatt, a champion of color, composition and line as well as an early model for woman's rights. Nancy serves as the Cultural Arts Supervisor for the City of Farmington Hills and minored in art history at University of Michigan.|
|February 27: "Web World Advantage" |
Candy Jones-Guerin guides you through no or low-cost network business strategies for artists. Not so difficult but requires maintenance. Find Candy at: www.webworldadvantage.net
| January 23: David Dziedzic shared his experience in creative arts, his fascination with depicting reflections and his life-long passion for motorcycles expressed in paintings that explore the nuances of lustrous chrome surfaces. Check David out at: |
> 2014 Plans: Starting in January.
> Don't miss: updated newsletter posted here, Upcoming Shows, featured artists, fun and community involvement as an active volunteer or board member, invitations and opportunities to share and promote your art. [Artist of the Year].