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May Gen. Meeting with Jeffrey Dell

Jeffrey Dell, Graphic Artist

Jeffrey Dell, Graphic Artist

Artist’s Statement: I have been thinking about what should be in the lecture. I’m going to talk less as an absolute authority and more as an artist who has encountered many of the glories and struggles of color. I will talk some about Joseph Albers and other influential colorists. I will also talk about things I have learned in teaching color, addressing misconceptions and mistakes we all make as we begin to use it.
As an artist and teacher, I like to talk at least some about the physics of color and light. This doesn’t always have a direct bearing on making images, but it does get you to really question what you’re seeing. I do believe understanding some of the physics of light has helped me think about warm vs cool colors, about how to integrate local vs atmospheric colors, and other stuff. Understanding the basics of physics is also just fun and rewarding. I’ll likely introduce this tension between a science-based understanding of color vs an artist-based understanding as beginning with Goethe vs Newton.
I’ll also address additional aspects that help explain how humans perceive color (biology, culture, neuro-science).
Lastly, I am a practical person as well as one who loves the complex. So I’ll also offer my general “rules of thumb” for using color effectively in making images.
May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Rd 12
Wimberley, TX 78676
USA

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May Gallery Show

WVAL Members Juried Exhibition
May 16, 2018 Through July 17, 2018
Juror: Dennis Darling
Educator/Photographer
University of Texas, Austin
Awards: Best in Show $200, Second Place $100, Third Place $50
Up to 6 honorable mentions are possible

Calendar

Tuesday, May 15– 8:00-11:00am – Deliver Entries to the Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RR 12, at the intersection of River Road.  No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m. as the jury process will have begun.

Tuesday, May 15– 1:00-2:00pm – Return to Community Center to Pick Up Unselected Entries.

Friday, May 18- 5:00-7:00pm – Opening and Artist’s Champagne Reception – Community Center

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -8:00-11:00am – Pick Up Artwork at Community Center

 

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JJ Priour Studio: April 9th

JJ Priour, the sculptor priourstudio.com.

The WVAL meeting on April 9 will be at the studio of JJ Priour, the sculptor who won our River Monument competition. He will show us his studio and let us know how he makes his wonderful sculptures and what inspires him.  Works of his and those of his father, Damian, are on the grounds for our viewing enjoyment.  We will also get an update on the Wimberley River Monument project. JJ’s River Pillars sculpture was chosen as the winner of the competition. Check out his website at priourstudio.com.
JJ would like for us to arrive early enough to see the outdoor art in the sunlight, so we will carpool from the Community Center at 5:15.  Please be ready to go by that time. Steve Shellenberger will coordinate that activity.The studio is at 17120 Hamilton Pool Road in Dripping Springs, 78738. Go north on RR12 to Hamilton Pool Road, turn right and look for the yellow mailbox. We will walk around sculptures first at the house , which is the structure a little higher up the hill, then go down to the studio. We should be heading home around 7:30.
We look forward to sharing this special evening with you.

 

Student Show

Celebrate Young at Art

Celebrate Young at Art Student Art Show

 

WIMBERLEY VALLEY ART LEAGUE

STUDENT SHOW

The Wimberley Valley Art League is eagerly anticipating its next show that will hang in the Gallery at the Community Center at 14068 RR 12.  It will be the annual Student Show which features art from our area schools including Scudder Primary, Jacobs Well Elementary, St. Stephen’s, Blanco River Academy, Danforth Junior High, Wimberley High and Katherine Anne Porter School.  Please join us at the opening reception on Friday, April 13 from 5 to 7 pm to view outstanding work by our young artists in the community.  You will see a diversity of media from acrylic, watercolor, collage, marker and 3-dimensional work.  The show is always a delight to view and fun to share the excitement with the artists and their families.  We wish to thank the Lion’s Club and the Civic Club for their generous grants that go towards framing the works.  The art remains framed and travels home with each artist at the conclusion of the show.

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DANNY JONES ART WORKSHOP

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DANNY JONES ART WORKSHOP

The Danny Jones Art Workshop is different from any other art workshop that you may have taken. “Having been an art teacher for 35 years, I know that it is important to build on each workshop participant’s own artistic abilities. I help them to progress at their own pace. For everyone to achieve the best of their artistic abilities, I constantly monitor and give each participant’s work constructive, individual attention.”
Each person is at a different place in their artistic search, therefore, I work with each participant individually by continually walking around monitoring each person’s work. Participants may work with any medium they choose; watercolor, oils, pencils, pastels, etc. (It can be a great time to try something you’ve never tried before and/or a time to mix media.) Each artist will need to choose the subject matter for their workshop painting or drawing projects – person, animal, landscape, still life, up to you. Bring the photographs (quite a few) that you want to work from, preferably photos that you took instead of magazine photos. Painters may want to have their subjects drawn on their paper/canvas before the workshop begins to save time. Should a participant feel uncomfortable about his or her drawing skills, he/she may choose to wait until the workshop begins to get my verbal help.
Should you have questions, please call: 817.707.9473 or email: joneswisener@hotmail.com
Please visit my website: www.dannyjonesartwork.com

The cost for this excellent opportunity (including lunch!) is $125 for WVAL members, $160 for non-members. The workshop is at the Wimberley Community Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  RSVP to Kathie Carlson at kad7950@aol.com.

Philip Rogers to Speak

Philip Rogers

Philip Rogers

Curator of Gallery 701 in Austin will be our guest presenter on March 12th, 6:30 p.m. in the Wimberley Community Center. Philip was a juror for one of our gallery shows last year.

The new year holds much excitement and opportunity. I am looking forward to my time with the Wimberley Valley Art league. I have been putting some ideas together for talk and will include marketing and jury tips, plus some other views of my career as artist and arts business person.”

Upcoming February Gallery Show

WVAL Members Juried Exhibition

February 21, 2018 through April 9, 2018

Juror: Gil Bruvel

Artist

Wimberley, Texas

Awards: Best in Show $200, Second Place $100, Third Place $50

Up to 6 honorable mentions are possible

Calendar

Tuesday, February 20– 8:00-11:00am – Deliver Entries to the Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RR 12, at the intersection of River Road. No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m. as the jury process will have begun.

Tuesday, February 20– 1:00-2:00pm – Return to Community Center to Pick Up Unselected Entries.

Friday, February 23- 5:00-7:00pm – Opening and Artist’s Champagne Reception – Community Center

Monday, April 9, 2018 -8:00-11:00am – Pick Up Artwork at Community Center

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Michael Hearne, “Sight and Sound”

February Meeting – Monday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.

On February 12, we will host a very special evening with singer-songwriter Michael Hearne. In 2001, Hearne produced an album entitled “Sight and Sound” – a musical composition that used the work of a dozen northern New Mexico artists as inspiration. He has agreed to share the stories behind the art that inspired his music at our February meeting in Johnson Hall at the Community Center. Michael Hearne is nationally known and continues touring throughout Texas and the southwest, recently relocating to Kyle. Mark your calendars now for this one-of-a-kind evening!

Michael Hearne is a very accomplished musician who has lived in Texas, Nashville and New Mexico.  While living in the Taos area of New Mexico, he and a friend came up with a concept that led them on an incredible journey where music meets fine art. They chose several works of art from local artists for the project, interviewed the artists and wrote a song about each piece. The result was a wonderful CD entitled Sight & Sound.  Fortunately for us, Michael now lives in Kyle. On February 12, 2018, we will project images of the art so that Michael can tell us the story of what about them was inspirational and then he will sing the song written about it.  Come join us for a very special evening of Sight and Sound. Donations are welcome.

 

Bob Cook on Photographing Art

January Meeting – Monday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.

On January 8th,, we’ll kick off the new year with our own Bob Cook. Come learn some professional photography tips on lighting and Bob’s perspective on how best to capture great images of your artwork to use in print and on websites. Come a little early and enjoy some socializing before the meeting starts.

Jan Gallery Show

WVAL Members Juried Exhibition
January 3, 2018 through February 20, 2018
Juror: Jo Williams
Artist and Instructor
Denton, Texas

Awards: Best in Show $200, Second Place $100, Third Place $50
Up to 6 honorable mentions are possible

Calendar

Tuesday, January 2– 8:00-11:00am – Deliver Entries to the Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RR 12, at the intersection of River Road. No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m. as the jury process will have begun.

Tuesday, January 2– 1:00-2:00pm – Return to Community Center to Pick Up Unselected Entries.

Friday, January 5- 5:00-7:00pm – Opening and Artist’s Champagne Reception – Community Center

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -8:00-11:00am – Pick Up Artwork at Community Center

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