Letter from the President
Summer is such a busy time for all of us, and it is no exception at the Guild. Our Summer Classes are in session already, two are new and our very popular Summer Children’s Class is also in full swing.
The OCAG Photography Group had their annual Juried Photography Show and we all agree that it was the most successful to date with 104 Entries. The Opening Reception on July 9th was truly standing room only for the Awards Ceremony and viewing of the magnificent photography hanging in all the Galleries.
Our 2017-18 Nominating Committee is now busy gathering candidates for open Board and Trustee positions, which is open to all members. The nominees will be voted on at the August General Meeting/Demonstration. Please look in our Newsletter or at the Guild for the invitation to join us at the Eagle Ridge Country Club for the Annual Dinner on Wednesday September 6th, open to all Guild members and guests.
As you will see in our August Newsletter we have several great events coming up. September 6th is the date of our Annual Dinner, and shortly after the Preview Reception on September 10th for our Collectors Choice. There will be a big change this year for our Victorian Tea, which will be held at 600 Main Street B & B Tea Room on Tuesday October 24th, so please refer to our flyer for information. We are so looking forward to these 2017 Events and hope you are too and will join in on the excitement with your friends at the Guild.
Calendar of Events
Aug 2 & 3 (Wed/Thurs):
Aug 11 (Fri): 7 PM
August 25 (Fri): 7 PM
Aug 26 (Fri)
Aug 29, 30, 31
Sept 6 (Wed) 6 PM
Sept 8 (Fri) 7 PM
Sept 10 (Sun) 1 - 4 PM
Sept 15 (Fri) 7 PM
Sept 24 (Sun) 1 - 4
Sept 27/28 (Wed/Thurs) 1 - 4
Sept 27 (Wed) 7 PM
Sept 29 (Fri)
IN THE GALLERIES
The title of this exhibit comes from the movie “Dr. Doolittle” (1967) in which Rex Harrison attempts to communicate with a wide variety of animals. My attempt, in this exhibit, is to communicate, via painted paper collage, the beauty, vulnerability and trusting nature of these magnificent creatures both great and small. Click here for more from Tamara!
I have lived in New Jersey most of my life. I was born during the great depression and have always loved to draw. as a child I drew on white or brown wrapping paper or shirt cardboard and made my paste with flour and water. Click here for more from Beatrice!
OCAG CONCERT SERIES
Demonstration in August
Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00pm
Demo for August 23rd at 7:00 will be given by our own expressionist watercolorist, Leona Lavone, whose bright, bubbly, and always charming watercolors belie an underlying serious understanding of the manipulation of color, design and the multitude of ways one can express oneself using watermedia. Her work is never “run of the mill” or boring; she constantly explores new and unusual techniques which employ a variety of mixed media, such as gessoed backgrounds for floral compositions, or overlays of tissue paper, which are often further overlaid by transparent layers of other materials, which can be taken from magazines or fabrics. You will never see another demonstration of such virtuosity!
Leona has taught classes and held workshops at the Guild for many years and has consistently been one of our most popular instructors. You will want to be sure not to miss her “performance”!
Dates to Remember:
OCAG Diamond Jubilee
The “Creative Me” Program at the Community Medical Center is looking for compassionate and creative people to volunteer to spend time with a patient receiving treatments for cancer.
This time together is meaningful in so many ways. If you can spend a few hours a week helping to make someone’s day brighter through the experience of art, please call Traci Barbieri
Save the Date
The OCAG’s Victorian Tea invitation for the date of October 24th will remain on our website event page and in our newsletter strictly for our members purchase until July 31st. Beginning August 2nd the invitation will go onto the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce “HOOT HOOT” BOARD for the public’s purchase.
Have you received an award or honor recently? Or have you been included in a solo or juried show? Please send the info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Notifications: Change of information
Please notify the Guild of any changes , ie. telephone number, address or email address. We must have these in order to get up-to-date information to you. This could the reason some of you have not been receiving information.
GALLERY ART PICKUP
Please pick up your artwork on the scheduled dates in our Newsletter and on our Website.
Highlights of OCAG Executive