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LAA News
July 2018
FUTURE - 2019 Spring Show April
 
2019 SPRING ART SHOW
CO-CHAIRS NEEDED
Each year two of our members graciously volunteer to head up a team to coordinate the LAA's Spring Art Show at the Plantation Club taking place in April. If interested in becoming one of our next co-chairs, please contact Betsy Slocum at bsartista@yahoo.com
 



 Updates
MERRILL LYNCH NEWS


UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
WITH THE FOLLOWING DATE AND TIME CHANGES WITH REGARD TO THE LAA/MERRILL LYNCH GALLERY:
BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY ALL EXHIBITS AT
THE LAA/MERRILL LYNCH ATRIUM GALLERY
WILL REMAIN ON DISPLAY FOR
TWO MONTHS AT A TIME
FURTHERMORE, PLEASE NOTE
THE NEW INTAKE/PICKUP TIME OF 2-4 PM ONLY
This is at the request of the Merrill Lynch staff in order to alleviate any disruption caused to their business and clients.
THERE WILL NO LONGER BE A MONTHLY CHANGE OUT! *
The following is a list of the intake/pickup dates going forward:
Wednesday, August 1, 2-4 PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2-4 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2-4 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2-4 PM
Should you have any questions contact Gallery Chair, Betsy Slocum at 804-318-0066
*All pieces currently on display will remain until the next changeover on August 1. Should you need to remove your piece before that date, please contact Betsy to obtain a time which is best suited for you to do so.
THIS CHANGE APPLIES TO SUMMER/HOLIDAY MONTHS JUNE - FEBRUARY. REGULAR MONTHLY INTAKE WILL RESUME FEBRUARY - JUNE.
REMINDER
We are still looking for one or two members
to take over as chair(s) of this gallery.
The Landings Art Association can only be successful if its members step up and volunteer!


JULY AND AUGUST
IN
THE BOARD ROOM
AT MERRILL LYNCH ...

THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF
MOLLY CUSICK

The Boardroom, The LAA's newest venue, located within the Merrill Lynch building has been well received and comments extremely favorable. This Gallery is solely and privately open to groups who have booked meetings through Merrill Lynch. Many of these meetings are held on a regular basis by companies and organizations from the Savannah area.

A LAA member artist may apply for this consecutive TWO MONTH exhibit by sending a request application with two jpgs depicting the subject matter they wish to display. The requirements are up to 11 pieces with a maximum size of 30x30.

CURRENT OPENINGS: March/April '19; July/August '19; September/October '19.

To be eligible to exhibit in this venue one must be a member in good standing of the LAA and have performed two volunteer positions within six months of installation into this Gallery.
For info or to apply, contact Betsy Slocum, Gallery Chair at  bsartista@yahoo.com

CONGRATUATIONS
MARTHA CURIT HOUGH
LAA/MERRILL LYNCH ATRIUM GALLERY
JUNE/JULY CHOICE AWARD WINNER

Crisp, white, gauzy linen billowing in the warm, breezy sunshine of a dewy summer morn certainly compares to the freshness of Martha Hough's trio of macro botanical photography winners now on display at the LAA/Merrill Lynch Atrium Gallery. "Stewartia", "Azalea Tears", and "Peonae" may be small in stature but to the purist* photographer or appreciator these florals tower and sway over the rest.

We normally see Martha with brushes in her capable hands preferring to paint in oils, acrylics, and pastels. However, in a departure from her norm, we learn she's a darned good and accomplished photographer as well! Often creating painted works from what her lens has captured, it wasn't until 2009 that a serious photography side "developed" its own personality.

While on a journey to East Africa, not giving it a second thought, she snapped some great close-ups of the native flora in the region. Upon return home to Rhode Island, she found herself entering the Newport Flower Show (photography division).  A self-described "point and shooter" it was apropos that her entry, "Agave" in black and white, was shot (no pun intended) at the home of notorious gun-runner Adnan Khashoggi in Tanzania! Lo and behold, (then) novice Martha won the coveted Garden Club of America Award of Distinction in Photography!

Holding true to the staid advice of close friend and photographer, Margaret Brennan, Martha continues to favor black and white compositions taken from her ever-present iPhone...what she sees is usually what you get! She foregoes the use of the typical photographic technology that's on the market today opting to download, crop, and then print...it's done! What's revealed is clean, inspiring, unretouched subject matter that receives the attention it deserves.

It's certainly a formula for success as Martha has gone on to garner many other achievements including the Best in Show 2011 from the Newport Flower Show and third in class in 2013 and 2014. She was accepted into the juried Boston Flower Show in 2015 and received a GCA Club Photography Award in 2017. You may also remember seeing her "SKINNIE" cover shot this past winter?

A lady of many talents, when not immersing herself hands-on artistically, Martha can be found on the golf course, singing her heart out in her cappella choral group, or keeping the minutes as Secretary for the Landings Art Association. She is also a treasured charity volunteer devoting many hours to the LAA's Art's in Education Grant's Program benefiting the children of greater Savannah and the LWGA's "Golfing for a Cure" Cancer Charity Tournament.

Martha's award-winning photography is currently on display through July 31, Monday through Friday from 9 to 4 pm at Merrill Lynch, Village Square on Skidaway Island. To purchase an existing or custom work, please contact Martha at mchough1@gmail.com

*Roughly defined: purist photography is such that is not altered cosmetically through digital or other such technology treatment colorizations or enhancements thus creating an entirely new composition.

LAA SPRING SHOW COOKBOOK
Due to a lack of response, creation of the LAA Cookbook has been put on the "back-burner" until further notice!



 LAA'S PLANTATION GALLERY NEWS

JULY IS VINTAGE!

During the month of July, the LAA's Plantation Gallery will host a themed show for its members based on any VINTAGE/ANTIQUE subject matter.  We will be utilizing both the walls and the case, so everyone is included!

IMPORTANT - Intake Date Change: Intake for the month of July will take place on Thursday, July 5 th between 9AM and 11AM due to the 4 th of July falling on the first Wednesday in July. Please plan to pick up your June pieces on July 5 th , even if you are not dropping off a new piece.

The July Reception will also be held on July 5 th from 5PM to 6:30 PM. Don't forget to mark your calendars!

Here's what you need to know about July's intake:

Have a piece to be hung on the wall? No reservations are needed, but remember the Vintage/Antique theme, and follow the normal guidelines listed in the general information at the end of this section. For questions, please contact Marie Tomlinson at inkstresse@gmail.com.

Have something to be placed in the showcase? Due to size and quantity restrictions, RESERVATIONS FOR THE CASE WILL BE REQUIRED. Any one (1) 2D or 3D piece that meets with the theme will be accepted, but requires a reservation made by email to Cyndi Pollack at cyndipollack82@gmail.com.  Include the name of piece/size/medium/price/contact info. One piece per artist with a MAXIMUM 10"x10" size. NOTE: this includes sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, photography, and all painting mediums. For questions about the showcase, please contact Cyndi Pollack at cyndipollack82@gmail.com

MONTHLY PRIZE FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS STILL APPLIES THIS MONTH!

Once again, please show your support for the LAA and its artists by attending the reception that evening - July 5 th - from 5PM to 6:30 PM!


CONGRATULATIONS 
JONI ARB
PLANTATION'S MEMBER WALL DRAWING WINNER 
FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE! 

Each month, all members who hang one piece of their work on the Member Wall will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a terrific prize! The winner will be announced in the following month's LAA Newsletter. Prizes will be given out when winners come in to pick up their artwork. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marie Tomlinson at inkstresse@gmail.com. 


PLANTATION MEMBER WALL INTAKE GENERAL INFORMATION  
  • Intake is on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except July 4, 2018)
  • One piece per member allowed 
  • Maximum size is 30x30 (framed with hanging wire) 
  • Art will be entered into a monthly surprise prize drawing
  • All art must be picked up the following month, even if you are not dropping off a new piece!
  • Please note that our member wall size has increased to accommodate more members' art.
For further information, please contact our Plantation Member Gallery Coordinator, Marie Tomlinson, at inkstresse@gmail.com. 



No GENERAL MEETING in July and August

Special Venues

The Landings Company

Landings Company Exhibit Opportunities 2019
If you would like to exhibit at the Welcome Center at the Landings Company, the following two-month slots are still available:
January/February 2019, May/June 2019, July/August 2019.
Contact Phyllis Tildes for details: artphyll@comcast.net or phone 598-9125.

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