Here's a view from the deck on the back of the office at Riveredge Nature Center. it was a perfect day and the views were outstanding!
NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT!
The next meeting of the Wisconsin Pastel Artists will be on
Wednesday, March 13th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location is the West Allis City Hall at 7525 West Greenfield Avenue.
This will be a critique meeting - bring your work!
***Please come and share your ideas, your art and your questions ***
And a HUGE THANK-YOU to Shannon Piette, Executive Director of Richeson School of Art and Gallery in Kimberly, WI for providing a morning workshop and hundreds of pastels for us to choose from!
WPA is beginning a new activity for members! It's called "DUST BUDDIES"!
It's a 'play date' with fellow members. The first date is Saturday, February 16th, from 1:00-4:00 pm, at Grafton High School. (Thank you Marcia Gorra-Patek for hosting us again!). The second date is Sunday, April 28th, again from 1:00-4:00 pm, at the high school. Bring all your supplies; work you have started or work that is half-finished; bring all the questions you have always wondered about; and be prepared to:
EXPLORE, CREATE, EXPERIMENT
WPA Member Colette Odya Smith attended the current Regional Scholastic Exhibition and selected a painting titled "Still Within It”, completed by Olivia Eis, a student artist at Menomonee Falls High School. The drawing “Still Within It” was awarded a Gold Key in the Exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Eis will receive a $100 gift certificate for the Richeson School of Art and Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin.
Odya Smith said she "picked this drawing for a variety of reasons. It demonstrates great observation and rendering skills, a wonderful sense of personal / universal story-telling, as well as a refined sensibility to pattern, texture, and form. The total effect is one of elegance and intimacy. A quiet gem."
The WPA board will continue to acknowledge a student artist in this prestigious exhibit every year.
A brick has been donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society in Paula Buran’s name. Paula was a member of the WPA and before her death, donated all of her art supplies to members. The brick is located in the entry way to the courtyard.
2018 - WPA honors student artist, Olivia Eis!
The pot-luck lunch was DEEELICIOUS! The selection was gourmet, especially the Lemon Brownies brought by Sheryl Zirbes.
THANK YOU to all the members who attended and made it such a successful WPA DAY!
Our 2018 summer picnic and plein air event took place on Saturday, July 21st at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha.
Members gather to begin exploring and experimenting with materials brought by Shannon Piette.
CURRENT MEMBER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Our 2017 summer picnic and plein air event took place on Saturday, August 19 at the Riveredge Nature Center,
at 4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville, WI 53080!
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The third annual Winter event - When the Dust Settles - with Shannon from the Richeson School and Art Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin was CREATIVE, ENRICHING AND FUN! It was held at:
Grafton High School on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm.
We continued the tradition of a pastel painting exchange, as well as general holiday merry-making next year. The pot-luck offerings gave us all a gourmet lunch! Thank you for everyone who attended and special appreciation, as always, to Marcia Gorra-Patek for hosting again!