Kathryn Stats at our January meeting

Encouraging Amateur And Professional Artists

MAA monthly meetings take place in our studio, upstairs in the Midway Town Hall at 120 W. Main St, starting at 6:00 pm. Feel free to bring a snack and a painting to share for some friendly suggestions. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Shanna Kunz to demo for MAA!

Shanna Kunz

Wednesday, February 15th

Our February meeting will feature Shanna Kunz as guest artist. Join us as Shanna demonstrates her skill in creating a unique and stunning landscape. Learn more about Shanna and her work HERE.

We will meet at the MAA Studio upstairs in Midway Town Hall, 120 W Main St at 6:00 pm. Bring a snack to share and a painting for friendly critiquing!

Need some help with a painting?

Do you have a question about a painting, or have you reached a point where you need a suggestion? Bring a painting or two to share with others at our monthly meeting and get some friendly pointers from our guest artist. This is a great opportunity to get some free advice!

MAA Gallery News

Paintings from 7 new artists are now on display through the end of March. Stop by and visit with us. Click HERE to learn about our featured artists!

So what are you reading?

by Bonnie Zahn Griffith

Don’t most artists collect art books over the years?  I think most of us have a copy of Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting or Edgar Payne’s Composition of Outdoor Painting.  And there are countless publications of beautiful images by masters of the arts that are a source of reference and study for today’s artists.  A friend gifted me a copy of Douglas Snow’s Final Light.  Snow is considered to be one of the most influential painters of modernist school of art and was a Utah artist.  Utah has a long history of some great painters in past and in present day. Beautiful and interesting read!  So what are you reading to help you grow as an artist?

I have a couple of recommendations!  A book that I am about halfway through is The Art Spirit by Robert Henri (1865-1929).  This is a classic work for aspiring artists or collectors filled with wisdom and technical advice about the place of art and the artist on American society.  He was a teacher at the Art Students League in  New York and is considered to have had a profound influence upon early 20th century painters.  You can find this online and in paperback…check it out. 

I’m big on establishing goals and objectives at the beginning of the year.  It isn’t hard to do and if you break them down into daily, weekly and monthly segments, they are manageable and can help you stay on track with your artist life.  It’s a roadmap for me.  So I enjoy a good motivational read every now and then.  I don’t want something dry and boring; I want to read something holds my interest, is a little entertaining and has some good content.  Move Or Die is that book.  It’s an easy read (or Audible listen) and is filled with great info.  Written by Chris Carlisle a former coach on the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff now author and speaker, it’s worth the time to read. One more great book for your library is James Gurney’s Color and Light A Guide for the Realist Painter.

Check these books out and happy painting !

B Zahn Griffith

Opportunity for Artists!

Utah Valley University reached out to MAA to find artists interested in hanging their work in public spaces at the Wasatch Campus in Heber on a rotating basis. If interested, please contact Lorrie Kohler at lorrie.kohler@uvu.edu.

Mark your calendar!

The 16th annual Wasatch Plein Air Paradise painting competition and exhibition is planned for June 23 through July 4 at the Midway Town Hall. Stamping begins June 23rd, with the main event on June 30th. Registration will open soon - look for details in future newsletters or on the MAA website at www.MidwayArtAssociation.org.

Allen Brockbank - Wednesday, March 15th!

Allen Brockbank

March 15th

Allen will be our guest artist at the March meeting. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from a master. Visit Allen’s work HERE.

Bring a friend, socialize with artists, and meet fellow members!

Membership reminder

It’s a new year and time to renew your membership for 2023! Your membership donation allows us to carry on our mission of encouraging and educating artists through monthly demonstrations, workshops and events. Click HERE for membership form and payment instructions.

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