Have a Good Summer. See You in September!
Have a Good Summer. See You in September!
ANNUAL SHOW & SALE INFORMATION PAGE
Show & Sale Application available in Sept. Show & Sale General Guidelines
Annual Show & Sale General Information
Each year WVAL hosts a Show & Sale in Wimberley Community Center for our members to display and sell their art work. Each year a theme is chosen and depending on circumstances the time of year may change. This year, 2019, the theme is “Eat, Play, Love” and it will be held on October 24-27.
WVAL Members Juried Exhibition
May 15, 2019 Through July 16, 2019
Juror: Kevin Ivester
“As I entered the room and quickly glanced at the work from a distance, I determined that my initial approach would need to be decisive. There were so many fantastic examples of skill, creativity, and composition.
During my first pass I moved quickly and made definitive decisions based on the work’s ability to affect me immediately and from afar. I found myself glancing at some work that I had dismissed from the show right away, and realized that many of them, on another day, could have lasted that first harsh pass. If your work was not chosen for this show, please do not be discouraged. An experience of art is often influenced by the chance attitude of that particular viewer, but still I felt compelled to stand by my initial pass.
During my following passes I chose to focus and reflect on the level of craftsmanship exhibited in each work. At this point I did not need to make any further subtractions, but I had the equally difficult task of choosing, among the wide range of subject matter, technique, medium, and concepts the honorable mentions and three winners. I asked myself a series of questions for each piece individually. Does this piece provoke a particular emotion or ask a valuable question? Has the artist used his or her materials in a creative or unexpected manner? Would I like to see more work by this artist?
The jury process is never definitive, but it is an opportunity to receive thoughtful and sincere feedback. I was honored to participate in this exhibit and I took my role of selecting artwork seriously. I would like to encourage each one of you to continue to pursue and share your work. With each exposure to critique we give ourselves the chance to learn and to grow. For an artist this learning curve is not simply personal. It also, and most importantly, inspires a more compassionate and impactful conversation with our viewers.
I want to thank Martha Gibson for inviting me to jury this year’s Wimberley Valley Art League. I would also like to thank the volunteers who helped make this event possible, and who helped me during my selection process. Lastly, I want to congratulate each artist who submitted his or her work for this year’s show.
Thank you all.
Tuesday, July16 -8:00-11:00am– Pick Up Artwork at Community Center
Our next general meeting will be Monday, April 8th, at 6:30 pm in the Wimberley Community Center. The presentation will focus on how to use INSTAGRAM as a tool to promote your art.
As artists, we all want more people looking at our art work. The more eyes viewing our masterpieces, the greater our chances of sales, recognition, affirmation, exhibitions etc.
Fortunately today we live in a world where social media can provide a platform that allows us to easily share our creations with a broad audience. Not just our friends and family, but people we’ve never met who are interested in the type of art we create. The question often is, “I know I should be using social media to promote my art work, but how do I get started?”
Laurel Coyle, a photographer and the daughter of Connie Schaertl, will be our guest speaker and she will answer this question and others pertaining to Instagram usage. Laurel teaches Instagram classes and will share her knowledge of the intricacies of Instagram and how she uses it to promote her photography. Laurel Coyle’s Instagram account is laurelcoylephotographs.
So, if you are already using Instagram, but would like to learn more, or you have considered using it, but you’re not sure about how to get started, or you are just curious about what it has to offer you as an artist, this is the meeting for you!
To get the full benefit of the presentation, it’s strongly suggested that you install the Instagram app on your phone or tablet prior to the meeting. The Installation instructions are listed below.
To create an Instagram account from the app:
1 Download the Instagram app from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android).
2 Once the app is installed, tap to open it.
3 Tap Sign Up With Email or Phone Number (Android) or Create New Account (iPhone), then enter your email address or phone number (which will require a confirmation code) and tap Next. You can also tap Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
4 If you register with your email or phone number, create a username and password, fill out your profile info and then tap Done. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.
Meeting reminders will be sent out as we get closer to April 8th, but In the mean time, if you have any questions concerning this topic, please feel free to contact me at 512-667-8134 or email@example.com.
Jill Robinson, an accomplished basket and gourd artist will share her work and her work processes with us at our next general meeting – Monday (3/11/19) from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm a the Wimberley Community Center.
Jill works out of her home studio here in the Wimberley area. She is an active member of her local guild, Hill Country Weavers, as well as several state guilds, including the Texas Basket Weavers Association. Jill’s work can be seen at exhibits and art shows in Texas and you can find her teaching locally and at conventions all over the United States.
Eight or nine years ago, Jill got interested in gourds. She has started by taking a gourd class here and there at basket events, and eventually found herself attending the Wuertz Gourd Festival and taking classes with gourd artists from across the nation. Color, carving, texture, naturals – Jill was hooked!
And when you see her work you’ll be hooked too!
DON’T MISS IT!
Let me begin by thanking Martha Gibson and the exhibition volunteers for asking me to juror the show. I must say jurying this show had its challenges, because each one of these works was wonderful.
I commend every artist that submitted, accepted or not. It takes great courage and humility to be willing to place your works on display and to be “judged” by a peer on whether you will be placed in an exhibition, or whether you’ll receive a commendation, or not.
All of the exhibition veterans are familiar with this process, understand this is a subjective situation and that a juror’s decisions are “in the moment” and could change on another day. However, I didn’t take this task lightly, and I made sure I gave equal consideration to each work during my initial review, just as I did during my second and third pass.
My initial review was the “in the moment” initial excitement of the work that pulled me into the artist’s mind quickly. Did it “speak” to me? Is it enough to make it to the next round of review? Where’s the “wow” factor? During my next review, I looked at the technical skills, application and composition. My final review was of the whole exhibit once more to verify my initial reviews. Here, I made some changes in selections. At this point I begin to select my actual Honorable Mention pieces. I then selected my third-place selection. Then I spent quite a few minutes reviewing before finally choosing the Best in Show and second-place pieces.
This was for me a very humbling experience for which I have a deep appreciation.
The WVAL amazes me in the size of its membership, the number of its annual projects, and the dedication of its members. Your energy and enthusiasm permeated my day, and I am grateful for the experience!
BEST OF SHOW
Phil Shroyer Laid Back Lion
Second Place Tim Leibrock Team USA
Third Place Danny Jones Trail Talk
Tom Bender What’s Playing
Martha Gibson A Perfect World
Jim McDonald The Golden Hour
J.J. Priour Open Arms
Marnie Silcocks Storm Over Quidi Vidi Fishing Village
Alyssa Surabian Generations of Love
Curator: Herb Smith
BEST OF SHOW
George Krause Cross
Peggy Snodgrass Utopia
Tom Bender After Dark
Margaret Fallatta: Frass
Susan Metcalfe:The Short Cut
Sue Dee Pirkle: Harvey
Kim Springer-Smith: Evangelisme Botanique
Tom Wiley:Approaching Storm
Pam Williams: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Chairperson: Martha Gibson
Deborah Elliott, Kathie Carlson, Kaye Collins , Katherine Evans, Irma Gros, Judy Guimont ,
Myra Allen, Pamela Lamoureux, Herb Smith, Peggy Snodgrass, Trisha McWaters,
Pat Haggerton, Jennifer Morris, P. Cleve Ragan, Alyssa Surabian
Gallery Hanging Committee
Stan Allen, Cheryl Elms, Judy Guimont, Maurice Guimont,
Allen Heydman, Ginger Heydman, Tim Leibrock, Roger McBee,
Jim McJunkin, Winifred Simon,
Steve Shellenberger, Herb Smith, Ronnie Weeks
Monday, February 11th at 6:30, Kim Springer-Smith, a multi discipline award winning artist, will share her art and her story with the WVAL membership. Please maker plans to attend, you’ll be glad you did.
Kim Springer-Smith is an American award-winning painter and printmaker. She is a former Artist-in-Residence for the State of Oklahoma in the U.S.A., and also a former adjunct professor of art at several universities in central Oklahoma.
After completing her Master’s Degree, she embarked on a trip to Mauritania & Senegal—a journey that would influence and change her art completely. The colors and contrasts of West Africa were exhibited in a series of large pastel drawings entitled “Coleurs d’Afrique”, which became a strong artistic and commercial success. This series of drawings would continue to influence her artwork from that time forward.
Springer-Smith’s art has always reflected her deep interest in human archetypes and symbols, botanical objects, flowers & plants, sexuality, mythology and the female figure. All of these come together in a unique and innovative style within her multi-faceted work.
Wimberley Arts Fest is a production of the Wimberley Valley Art League, whose purpose is to promote the arts and artists in Wimberley and the Central Hill Country of Texas. We are a very active group with over 200 artist/members. Please check out our website: wimberleyartsfest.com For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Wimberley Arts Fest, PO Box 172, Wimberley, TX 78676