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August 2018
LAA Special Venue News
 
Special Venues Update

I am now the coordinator of the Special Hanging Venues which include the Merrill Lynch Boardroom, The Landings Welcome Center, The Plantation Artist of the Month Wall and Display Case.
Because the Board eliminated our Plantation Hallway Gallery Show usually in June we have 3 openings there between now through December 2019.

Plantation Open
Artist of the Month on the Wall:  June 2019
Artist of the Month in the Display Case:  June 2019
Artist of the Month in the Display Case:  August 2019
Please contact the AOM chair Cyndi Pollack:  cyndipollack82@gmail.com 

Landings Welcome Center Open:
Jan/Feb 2019
May/Jun 2019
Jul/Aug 2019
Please contact the Chair Phyllis Tildes:  artphyll@comcast.com 
 
Merrill Lynch Board Room
Full through Jan/Feb 2019
Please contact the Chair Betsy Slocum:  bsartista@yahoo.com
Cathy Sizer
LAA Vice-President


 Updates

 LAA'S PLANTATION GALLERY NEWS

August intake at our Plantation Gallery will take place on Wednesday, August 1 between 9AM and 11AM. 


CONGRATULATIONS 
GAYLE MILLER
PLANTATION'S MEMBER WALL DRAWING WINNER 
FOR THE MONTH OF JULY! 

Each month, all members who hang one piece of their work on the Member Wall at our Plantation Gallery will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a terrific prize. The winner will be announced in the following month's LAA Newsletter and prizes will be awarded at intake the following month. Winners should report to the Plantation intake desk to pick up their prize. Should you have any questions, please contact Marie Tomlinson at inkstresse@gmail.com.


ADDITION TO THE MONTHLY INTAKE FORM
Since June, members have had the option of including their email address in addition to their phone number on the labels that appear next to their artwork. The addition of your email address is OPTIONAL and should only be included if you wish to have it appear on your label. 


PLANTATION MEMBER WALL INTAKE GENERAL INFORMATION 
  • Intake is on the 1st Wednesday of each month 
  • 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!

For further information, please contact our Plantation Member Gallery Coordinator, Marie Tomlinson, at inkstresse@gmail.com.

THE LANDINGS ART ASSOCIATION
PROUDLY ANNOUNCES ITS AUGUST ART
EXHIBIT AT THE LAA PLANTATION GALLERY
August 1 - September 4
Featuring the Works of
PHYLLIS TILDES
And
VICTORIA MAY COLLETT
Phyllis Limbacher Tildes is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and was chosen to study in Rome, Italy as a European Honor Student in her senior year. While still a student, she was a designer for Hallmark and upon graduation became Assistant Art Director at Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College. For 20 years she had her own graphic design business in Hartford, CT. 

Phyllis' first picture book, Counting on Calico, was published in 1995. Since then she has done 23 books for Charlesbridge Publishing, with subjects such as pets, nature, and childhood milestones. The Magic Babushka was her first folktale created in honor of her grandmother. Eight of her books have been translated and published in Korea, and two are also in a Spanish version. Her latest book, Baby's First Book of Birds and Colors was released in May 2017. Phyllis is currently working on her 24 th book that will feature local wildlife in a fun Easter themed picture book.


In addition to book illustrations and other forms of fine art, Phyllis loves doing pet portraits, capturing the life force and personality of the animal. Working from her own photos or those by the owner, she is thrilled when the finished piece brings a tear to the eye of the pet owner and they exclaim, "That looks just like him/her!" She works mostly in oil but also offers to do a portrait in watercolor or colored pencil.

Phyllis will display some of her commissioned pet portraits in the showcase. These will be prints since all originals are in the homes of clients throughout the country. During the Opening Reception on August 2 from 5 to 6:30, she will also be on hand to discuss custom options and also, personalize her various award winning books which will also be on display for purchase.

Phyllis and her husband, Bill, moved to The Landings in 1999. Inspired by the natural beauty of our island, she also enjoys doing landscapes in oil and has done many on commission. To visit her studio or have a book signed, you may call her at (912)598-9125.


Victoria May Collett moved from Australia to the US via South East Asia and Europe in the mid-seventies landing and working in New York as an Operating Room nurse. She moved to Savannah in 2008. When not at her day job in scrubs at Memorial Health Hospital, Victoria is immersed in the fine arts. She has extensive training in watercolor, oils and print-making.
She studied printmaking, monoprints, etching, and lithography sprinkled liberally with paper-making and other nuances of the print world. Her training ranged from the Brooklyn Museum Art School to the Ruth Leaf Studio on Long Island in New York. Further expanding her printmaking skills, Victoria attended NYU with viscosity printmaking became Victoria's drug of choice.

Since living in the south, Victoria has studied watercolor with Wayne Chambers, Tony Van Hasselt and Rebecca Willis. Her preference is landscapes of the extensive marshland pocketing Georgia coastline. Occasionally, she deviates but not often.

Victoria is also a published writer of short stories and longer ones too. She collaborated with two exceptional writers, Landings residents, Bob Fogarty and Corinne Webner to write Murder in the Village Library. Somewhere in all this, she holds a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College in New York.

Victoria has exhibited at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY; Ruth Leaf Studio, Douglaston, NY; the former Wayne Chambers Gallery, Savannah; Hospice Savannah; Sunflower Gallery, Ocracoke Island, NC; and Dr. Michael Ettinger's waiting  room, NY plus numerous other studios and last but not least, is held extensively in private collections throughout the US and Australia.

PLEASE NOTE : Along with the Artist's of the Month exhibits, an extensive exhibit by the LAA's general membership will also be on display for show and sale! OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 FROM 5-6:30
(Public Welcome / Refreshments Available)



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