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SEPTEMBER

6 Tuesday, 3-7pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY C C GNAL 75th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
3-7pm Submission

10 Saturday, 10am-3pm (rain date September 11, Sunday)
PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP with DOUG TWEDDALE (8 sessions)

10-13 Saturday – Tuesday
ART SHOW of GNAL Officers, Board of Directors and Instructors

13 Tuesday, 7pm (Free & Open to the Public)
MONTHLY MEETING with DALE O. ROBERTS (Free & Open to the Public) Dale O. Roberts, award winning artist and juror of the Spring Open-Juried show, will be critiquing artwork brought in by the attendees (limit one piece per person). Dale will offer suggestions to improve your work.

14-30 Wednesday-Friday
MONTGOMERY COUNTY C C GNAL 75th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Sept. 6, Tue., 3-7pm – Submission
Sept. 14, Wed., 5-7pm – Opening Reception
Sept. 15-20, Gallery Hours 8:30am-7pm
Sept. 18, Sun., 1-3pm, “Walk-n-Talk” Jim McFarlane
Sept. 30, Fri., Pick-up 3-7pm
Juror: Karen Kappe Nugent
Chairs: Susannah Hart Thomer and Arnold Winkler, 610-275-7674

24 Saturday, 10am-3pm
WORKSHOP with JIM McFARLANE, AWS
CONCENTRATE ON VALUES FOR STRONG PAINTINGS

24 Saturday, 10am-3pm (rain date September 25, Sunday)
PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP with DOUG TWEDDALE

OCTOBER

11 Tuesday, 7pm (Free & Open to the Public)
MONTHLY MEETING with JULIE GANNAWAY, WHARTON ESHERICK MUSEUM
THE FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE OF WHARTON ESHERICK
Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, and buildings. Esherick began his artistic journey as a painter in Philadelphia but left his legacy as a wood sculptor in Chester County where he would lead the studio furniture movement and earn the title, "Dean of the American Craft." "Everyday Art," presented by Julie Gannaway, Director of Business and Development at the Wharton Esherick Museum, will introduce you to Esherick's life, his hilltop studio, and the functional art that he is known for.

15 Saturday 5-10pm
75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION at TALL CEDARS
810 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton.
GNAL's Diamond Jubilee Dinner Dance will celebrate our role in the cultural life of Montgomery County and beyond. The evening will include appetizers, a served buffet dinner, wine and other beverages, desserts, plus raffles, speakers, dancing and "Music Through the Decades" with Joanne DeSimone.
Cost: $35 per person. Deadline September 15th, 2016—Space limited.
Marlene Gaudio, Chair, 610-283-0512, marlenegaudio@aol.com.


22 Saturday, 10am-3pm (rain date October 23, Sunday)
PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP with DOUG TWEDDALE

29 Saturday, 10am-3pm (rain date October 30, Sunday)
PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP with DOUG TWEDDALE

NOVEMBER

5-6 Saturday-Sunday
24th ANNUAL THEME SHOW - "Striving for International Peace "
With the world currently in turmoil along with the hope and excitement associated with the Summer Olympics, we can paint a picture of peace with the International Olympic Committee’s mission statement in mind: “The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind, in a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” Although the Olympics’ main focus is athleticism, it also strives to bring the world together in peace. There will even be a team of 10 athletes representing displaced global citizens. Although the Olympics have been mentioned, your focus does not have to be on sports. An artistic representation of peace, inclusion, and fair play will be the focus for this timely art show!

Nov. 4, Fri., Submission, 4-7pm
Nov. 5-6, Sat.-Sun., Gallery Hours 12-5pm
Nov. 6, Sun., Reception 3-5pm; Awards 4:30pm
Juror: Mallary Johnson
Chairs: Mary Ellen Sillcox, 610-539-1922/Ria Hyer, 610-256-2275 (call after 4pm)

12 Saturday, 7pm
BINGO
Who doesn’t like bingo... win cash prizes and more, raffles, 50/50 drawing. Bring your own adult beverages and snacks. At St. Titus Church’s Social Hall, 3006 Keenwood Road (off of North Wales Road) in East Norriton. Doors open at 6:30, play starts at 7pm. More information to follow..

13 Sunday, 2pm (Free & Open to the Public)
MONTHLY MEETING with MICHELE BYRNE
Award-winning oil painter and plein air artist Michele Byrne will give a demo and explain how she incorporates movement and excitement to her work using palette knife and bold brushwork. By adding figures in a fluid and dramatic way, Byrne adds drama and life to her work. She is a nominated member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC, Oil Painters of America, and in 2016 achieved Signature Membership with the American Impressionists Society. Byrne is also the author of two books about her paintings, The Art of Conversation and The Art of Conversation: Manhattan, as well as four short tutorial booklets - Painting the Light.

NOVEMBER

19 Saturday, 10am-3pm
PASTEL WORKSHOP with DOUG TWEDDALE

DECEMBER

4 Sunday, 4pm
ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL/ART EXCHANGE
Reunite with friends, dine on great food, and give and receive a unique and very personal gift of art for the holidays! (Gift exchange is for GNAL Members only.)

FEBRUARY

12 Sunday, 2pm (Free & Open to the Public)

MONTHLY MEETING with MICHAEL ADAMS
WATERCOLOR / GOUACHE TECHNIQUES
Michael will discuss and demonstrate the use of opaque watercolor and gouache techniques and how to improve and salvage unsuccessful
watercolors with gouache. Demo will include how to apply and blend paints when doing a portrait and using gouache to touch-up and add
life to overworked areas and painting elements out in a landscape painting.


MARCH

 

March 8, 2017 - July 12, 2017
Braemer Medical Gallery at Einstein Montgomery Hospital
Theme: Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Color and Pattern Around us
Wed. March 8, - Submission & jurying , drop off between 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Wed. March 8, - Pick-up of current show between 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Friday, March 17, Artist Reception 6-8:30 pm
Gallery Hours 10-4 pm, Mon.-Fri., - March 9 - July 12, 2017
Chairs: Linda Crane (LindaCraneStudio@gmail.com) and Candace Stoudt (cstoudt309@gmail.com)
Entry Fee = $5.00/ piece, up to two pieces, $10./ 2 pieces (non-refundable)
GNAL Commission: 10%
Professional quality level work is the expectation for this gallery. As the artwork will be displayed publically in a medical facility it should reflect suitable subject matter that is pleasant and uplifting to offer healing and joy to patients and visitors. Appropriate subject matter would include landscapes, seascapes, nature and still life, and we have been asked to refrain from displaying portraits (humans and pets) and very abstract images. The jurors reserve the right to eliminate any artwork for unsuitable subject matter, quality, craftsmanship and overall professionalism. All work must be matted and/or framed, except for wrapped canvases, which must be painted on the outside edges. The work must be 2 dimensional with a properly installed wire for hanging.

11-12 Saturday-Sunday
NON-PROFESSIONAL SHOW
Mar. 10, Fri., 4-7pm, Submission
Mar. 11-12, Sat.-Sun., Gallery Hours 12-5pm
Mar. 12, Sun., Reception 3-5pm; Awards 4:30 pm
Juror: Susan Klinger
Chairs: Mary Ward 215-530-1579/Jill Rees, hulajill57@aol.com

14 Tuesday, 7pm (Free & Open to the Public) Cancelled due  to weather!!!  There is no rescheduled date at this time?
MONTHLY MEETING with FRANK T. SMITH
Frank T. Smith, photographer, will be sharing his photography as a philanthropic photojournalist and an avid traveler who has experienced many parts of the world. Frank has been photographing various landscapes, cultures, and people around the globe. He has worked with several international nonprofit organizations capturing their work in support of their mission through his photography.

25 Saturday, 10am-3pm
WORKSHOP with MALLARY JOHNSON

PAPER WEAVING & COLLAGE
March 25, 2017, Saturday, 10am-3pm
Bring the garden into the studio and create your own earth friendly alternative to synthetic paints and watercolors! This workshop will focus on working with hand-made plant based pigments. Artists will have the opportunity to learn about the dye extraction process and experiment with a selection of plant-based dye stocks. We will explore various methods for working with the dyes on paper and discuss relevant applications such as painting, printing, paper-weaving and collage. Ask for the recommended supply list when registering for this class.
Cost: $55 members/$65 non-members
Ria Hyer, 610-256-2275 (call after 4pm), riamerc@comcast.net

APRIL

ANNUAL AWS EXHIBIT TRIP
Join us for our annual day trip to the Salmagundi Club in NYC to see the 2017 exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, the oldest and most prestigious watercolor society in the U.S. Details in upcoming GNAL newsletters.

8 Saturday, 10am-3pm
WORKSHOP with JIM McFARLANE, AWS
WORKING WITH NON-OBJECTIVE DESIGN AND PIGMENT APPLICATION

11 Tuesday, 7 pm (Free & Open to the Public)
MONTHLY MEETING with JENNIFER FRUDAKIS
SCULPTURE
Jennifer Frudakis, award-winning sculptor for 31 years, will give a power point presentation about her artwork as a sculptor, including public outdoor commissions and sculptures she has done for private collections. She will also discuss and answer questions about the bronze casting process with pictures from the foundry she uses in Chester, Pennsylvania, "Laran Bronze."

22-23 Saturday-Sunday
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
Apr. 21, Fri., 4-7pm, Submission
Apr. 22-23, Sat.-Sun., Gallery Hours 12-5pm
Apr. 23, Sun., Reception 3-5pm; Awards 4:30pm
Juror: Frank T. Smith
Chairs: Arnold Winkler, 610-275-7674/Joan Rosiak, 215-234-9138

22 Saturday, 8am-3pm
FLEA MARKET at TALL CEDARS
GNAL’s 2nd annual Fundraising Flea Market . Tables can be reserved ahead of time, or rented on the day of the event if available. The flea market will be held indoors so weather will not be a problem! Baked goods will be available for purchase. contact@gnal.org

MAY

9 Tuesday, 6:30pm (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
MONTHLY MEETING (Free & Open to the Public)
Annual Covered Dish Dinner and Elections, and the Nineteenth Annual GNAL Appreciation Award.

13–21 Saturday-Sunday
ANNUAL OPEN JURIED ART SHOW
May 11, Thurs., 4-7 pm, Submission
May 13, Sat., 7-9 pm, Opening Reception
May 14-21, Sun.-Sun., Gallery Hours 12-5 pm
May 21, Sun., Closing Reception 3-5 pm; Awards 4:30 pm
Juror: Steven White
Chairs: Glenn and Ann Haig, 610-631-0987