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LAA News
March 2018
 Updates
NEWS FROM THE LAA/MERRILL LYNCH
ATRIUM GALLERY AND THE BOARDROOM GALLERY

MARCH AT MERRILL LYNCH...
LAA/MERRILL LYNCH ATRIUM GALLERY
PICK-UP/IN-TAKE CALL FOR ART
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 9-11 AM
Two Pieces Allowed per Artist (2D or 3D)
Choice Award Applies To ALL Artists
(NOTE: Intake Occurs the 1 st Wednesday of Every Month 9-11 AM)
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NEW...Plantation Gallery Hanging Guidelines


PLANTATION CLUB GALLERY'S
MEMBER'S WALL...

NEW SIZE REQUIREMENTS/LIMITATIONS
Beginning with the March 7 intake, the maximum size of hanging art works on our Member's Wall is 30x30 or any size variation up to that point.
Reminder : only one piece per artist per month allowable.

MONTHLY MEMBER APPRECIATION DRAWING
Also, beginning with the March 7 intake, to show appreciation to our participating members, all submitted pieces that hang on the Member's Wall will be entered into a monthly prize drawing. The winner and prize will be announced in the following month's LAA Newsletter.
Should you have any questions, please contact Member Gallery Chair, Iris Dayoub at iris@dayoub.com 
PLANTATION MEMBER WALL PICK-UP
and INTAKE CALL FOR ART
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 9-11 AM


Special Venues


 Artists of the Month
PENNY THOMPSON
And
BETSY SLOCUM

March 7 through April 3
at its Plantation Club Gallery
COME ONE COME ALL TO THEIR
OPENING RECEPTION 
(*Attention)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 5-6:30 PM

Daniel Webster defines collage as a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing. PENNY THOMPSON goes quite a few steps further by CREATING ART that vibrantly flies off the canvas kicking and screaming through the air. Each piece is unique in the mysteries that are found within telling a story that embodies and solidifies the subject matter. Hundreds of scraps are melded together in enticing designs that capture the eye and refuse to release its gaze!

Remarkably, collage is only just one of the many mediums Penny frequently works within. A gifted and self-taught artist of acrylics, watercolors, and alcohol inks, she continually passes along her skills through a life-long passion of teaching others both young and old.

Past President of the LAA for over five years and long-time Landings resident, she's currently teaching an after-school watercolor program at the Bethesda Boy's Academy as well as numerous on-going workshops open to the general public. Her paintings portray the various aspects of Savannah and the surrounding area capturing its' innate beauty all the while resonating with color and excitement.

When instructing, she tries to instill on her students that an artist takes a normal scene and "embellishes it with their palette using light and color, patterns of shadows, varying tonal values and glints of sunlight" until they become striking features.

Endeavoring to change the world as we see it through art, Penny incorporates her surroundings - the nature of people, coastal scenery, boats, flowers, and birds - into highly collectible and valuable works.

The mixed media art of BETSY SLOCUM dazzles the Ides of March with a variety of small pieces that deliver huge impacts. Through the utilization of paper, paint, glass, silks, metals, and repurposed notions, she continually creates popularly desirable works that are ideal to tuck into spotlight areas of the home or to present as gifts.
No subject matter is off limits and she strives to be different and unique incorporating many mediums and art techniques into her works. She crackles, pours, draws, and paints her way through each piece enthusiastically with a combination of brushes, blades, and power tools!

A self-taught artist, Betsy is the current President of The Landings Art Association and is passionate about its arts in education programs which enable many children in the Savannah area to delve into the soothing world of art who otherwise would never have that opportunity. She states, "What better way to pass on the treasure of art than teaching a child...a blank canvas yearning for color!"

Originally from upstate New York with a background in advertising and design, she draws on the art and cultures she and her husband, Chip, have experienced through extensive living and traveling around the world. She has dabbled in many art forms ranging from the painting of murals in restaurants to giant mixed media clocks and stained glass pieces gracing the walls of several private collections.

For a custom or existing work or to inquire about upcoming art workshops, please contact Penny Thompson at ppandjt@comcast.net or (912)344-4149 and Betsy Slocum at bsartista@yahoo.com or (804)318-0066.

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****** We are pleased to announce that Cyndi Pollack will be taking over as Chair of Artist of the Month.  Liz McAdams is retiring from that position.  If you need information about the AOM program please contact Cyndi at cyndipollack82@gmail.com.
 
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Boardroom at Merrill Lynch

PRESENTING THE ART OF
JONI ARB and GAIL WICKSTROM
MARCH AND APRIL

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 and the Bouchillon, Ham, and Dekle Wealth Management Group. 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 (below) with two jpgs depicting the subject matter they wish to display. The requirements are 11 pieces with a maximum size of 30x30. Intake is usually the first Wednesday every other month.

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 further information, please contact Betsy Slocum, Gallery Chair at bsartista@yahoo.com or to apply, fill out and email or send the below application to 2 Palm Glade Ct., Savannah GA 31411. You will be notified via email of your acceptance and date of exhibit.
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The Landings Company
Patty Frothingham
Photographer
March and April

Patty Frothingham was raised in Oyster Bay, Long Island and remained there for 33 years before moving first to Princeton, NJ for 5 years, and then to Andover, MA where she and her husband, David, raised their family.  As a stay at home Mom with 4 young sons, she started her "cottage industry" business which she called "The Whimsical Brush".  Using acrylics, she painted belts, headbands, key chains, needlepoint canvases, woodstoves gloves, and lucite picture frames, all of which were special orders.  As the years went by, her volunteer commitments grew significantly, causing her to conclude a very productive and enjoyable venture.

As the family chronicler, she captured every event, "taking pictures", noteworthy or otherwise, for years.  Patty and David moved to The Landings in 2003 and she was immediately struck by the natural beauty and nature here.  Using a point and shoot camera at first to capture this amazing visual feast, she soon ventured into the world of a Nikon SLR digital camera with long lenses.  She loves spending hours at a time in her golf cart in search of the perfect shot.  She then creates note cards, and enlarges and frames photographs.  Her newest interest is gallery wrap photographs on canvas.


For an application to exhibit at the Landings Company contact Phyllis Tildes at artphyll@comcast.net

2018 Spring Show April 9th
 
"AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL"
THE LAA'S SPRING ART SHOW
Monday, April 9, 2018
(Set-Up: Sunday, April 8)

"America the Beautiful" is the theme that was chosen by our Co-Chairs, Maria Blanck  mariablanck@comcast.net and Linda Kilcullen  jjklsk@bellsouth.net  for The Landings Art Association's 2018 Spring Show.  *Your art does not have to reflect the theme.

In a departure from previous years, our coming Show will occur on a Monday which tends to be a notoriously slower day for the Savannah area than the other six! We hope to draw in many more guests that normally wouldn't have a chance to partake in a mid-week Show.    With set-up on Sunday afternoon, a very relaxed atmosphere, akin to a lazy Spring day in the All-American South, is forecasted!
Framed art cannot exceed 36 inches in width, due to screen limitations.

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During the Spring Show, enjoy the art of elementary school children created with the help of LAA grants to art teachers for supplies for special projects, displayed in  The Azalea Room. The LAA also donates funds and time to children's art projects at  Bethesda Academy and Telfair Museums.

LAA Gives Back to the Community
By LAA Community Outreach Director, Phyllis Tildes

The LAA membership can be proud of its ongoing support of art programs for Savannah area children. 

Since 2015 we have donated $3000 to Telfair Museums' Children's Programs which provide art classes, Fourth Grade School Tours, Pre-K Head Start Program, Summer Camps and many other efforts that enrich the lives of area children.

Our grants program was initiated in 2017. The Penny Day Thompson Grants are awarded to Chatham County Title 1 elementary school art teachers to supplement their supplies for special art projects.  In keeping with the April 9 th Spring Show theme, America the Beautiful, that evokes a feeling of pride in family and community, there will be a special exhibition of student art from the classes of the awarded teachers of last year's grants.

LAA volunteer instructors, Nancy Lieb and Penny Thompson, give watercolor classes to students at Bethesda Academy. We hope this program can grow and include other member instructors.

It is inspiring to know that our organization not only brings the joy of art to our island community but to the community at large.   

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C lick on the links below to download the information entry form & entry form






Request for Memorabilia

 Nancy Dancu, our Historian, requests that members send her any "LAA memorabelia from 1987 to the present." Nancy is compiling a history of our association.  Drop off at Nancy Dancu's 4 Huntingwood Retreat, or if unable to do so, call 598-0434 and she will pick up.  


GENERAL MEETING
 LAA BRINGS SHARON MCINTOSH 
 MARCH 20th MEETING

Carol Otto Cole

Artists, wait no longer. If you paint - you're either seasoned, new to the game, or a long-timer experiencing  perte de motivation ("painter's block")  and wish to reacquaint yourself with your old passion. Like a booster shot,  our March speaker will reinspire you to  soar new heights.  After a short business meeting at 7,  award-winning painting instructor Sharon McIntosh will speak to members along with demonstrating her working approach for creating lively, luminous paintings with the fluidity that locally defines her among the best.

McIntosh's experience as a painting instructor has much to recommend her for the job.  Among her many accolades, she has twice received the First Place in Oils at our prestigious Spring Art Show. She has an BFA in Painting from Florida International University in Miami, and spent most of her adult life painting professionally. With a poolside studio behind her house, she offers one and two day classes in  oil painting for painters of all experience levels. A native Savannahian, McIntosh has ample inspiration from her surroundings and from the avid sailing family she acquired when she married Olin McIntosh.  Painting often on location the boats, lighthouses and coastal scenes so compelling and characteristic of the area, McIntosh's seascapes will blow you away with their shimmering, reflective water ripples; but her Plein Air, Landscapes, Historic Savannah, and Small Works categories  show the same level of mastery (check out her website, sharonmcintosh.com).

Mcintosh's students find her a joy to work with, a natural teacher so fully invested in the students' experience that the time flies by. So come pick up on your skills, put on the paint and hang your art!  Join us at the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church on Tuesday,  March 20 at 7 p.m. ($3 guest fee). For information about LAA, visit www.landingsart.com or contact Pam Reynolds, membership chair at drpamr@gmail.com.

 

CAW Award at Merrill Lynch
CONGRATULATIONS
LAA/MERRILL LYNCH ATRIUM GALLERY
FEBRUARY CHOICE AWARD WINNER
PHYLLIS MCBRIDE
By Betsy Slocum


Picture translucent rays of morning sunshine glittering across the clear, calm surface of a spring-fed lake nestled high in a peaceful mountain setting. Now transfer that image to an intricately woven glass beaded jewelry art piece that shines and shimmers with every movement!

"The Diamond Necklace" by Phyllis McBride captures qualities of similar reflected bright light upon the wearer, illuminating each fluctuation into fluid motion. Composed of literally hundreds and hundreds of 8/0 seed beads, this necklace and earring set is beautiful in its simplicity. However, upon closer examination, one comes away in awe at how structurally diverse and contradictory it seems!

A relatively new member of The Landings Art Association, Phyllis calls Florida home but is endeared to Savannah via her daughter who is a full time resident. A self-taught fiber artist fond of crocheting, sewing, and quilting, she found her true passion over the last five years. She has mastered her bead weaving technique utilizing various  textures, contrasts, and components within the field. Her unique handbags and jewelry pieces grace the wrists and necks of many a fortunate collector of her works near and far.

Phyllis' jewelry works will be on display at the LAA/Merrill Lynch Atrium Gallery until April 3. She will also exhibit two unusual and mesmerizing pieces at the LAA's Spring Art Show on Monday, April 9 from 5 to 8 pm. To investigate owning an existing or custom piece of Phyllis' work, please contact her at pjmcbride59@gmail.com

The LAA/Merrill Lynch Gallery is open to the general public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. It is located within the Merrill Lynch Building (opposite the library) in the Skidaway Island Village Center. For further information, please contact Gallery Chair, Betsy Slocum at bsartista@yahoo.com or (804)318-0066.


Theme Theme!!!!

THEME! THEME! THEME!
FOR JULY 2018
AT
THE PLANTATION AOM WALL

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.

So, if you have an idea based on something from yesteryear whether it be your grandfather's old jalopy to a bootlegger's case of vintage wine, now is the time to spin your version on canvas or with a camera! One (1) piece per artist with maximum size of 30"x30"

For information, contact Cyndi Pollack, AOM Gallery Chair at cyndipollack82@gmail.com

 
UPCOMING EVENTS


Sharon Saseen Workshop - April 17-19



Michael Story Workshop May 2018




Dominican Republic Watercolor Workshop May 2018
instructor - Penny Thompson
 
Paid ad 12/2017
 

SAA Plein Air Paint Out

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