December LAA Newsletter 2019
No General Meeting 
in December
From the President's Desk
Open to the Public
Wednesday, December 4, 9-3PM
The Plantation Ballroom
Fine Art Pieces of All Mediums Including
Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, Wood Turning, and Textiles

Cash or Check Only Please
Refreshments Available
Monday, December 9, Noon
2 Palm Glade Ct. (Deer Creek Section)
Open to all LAA members who’ve volunteered during the past twelve months (December 2018 through present).
For the fourth year in a row we’ve celebrated our wonderful volunteers at a holiday luncheon.
This is a great opportunity to visit and share the joy of the season with old friends and meet some of our newer members. Bring a sweet or savory to share plus (if you desire) a grab bag gift (you determine the price point). Libations provided by the LAA.
RSVP by December 7 : 804-318-0066
at the
LAA/Merrill Lynch Atrium Gallery
Monday, December 9, 5:30-7PM
Have some holiday cheer while gazing upon the new
LAA display in the Atrium Gallery.

Libations and Nibbles Compliments of Merrill Lynch

Plantation/Soundview Gallery
 The LAA/Sound View Wealth Advisors 
at The Plantation Club

INTAKE & PICK-UP THIS MONTH IS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th from 9-11 AM. Please remember to pick up your pieces from November!!!

Thank you to all who participated in the NAME THAT TUNE gallery in November. Every inch of the gallery was filled with gorgeous artwork! And the reception last month included a name that date “quiz” which resulted in a tie between Diane Gannon and Vicki Collett. Both of these artists will be receiving a gift card from the LAA!

Congratulations to Betsy Slocum, the 1 st Place winner of the LAA/Soundview Artist’s Award for March and Cyndi Pollack, Honorable Mention winner! 

IMPORTANT! Volunteers are needed each month to help with the hanging and labels beginning in January. If you are able to help out for a few hours at intake (no experience necessary), please contact Marie Tomlinson at . You can pick the months that fit your schedule!

Remember… Oversized artwork (larger than 30”x30” framed) is accepted with a prior reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum size for oversized art is 36” LONG X 36” WIDE. This includes the frame. For all other artwork, the maximum size remains at 30” X 30” framed (with hanging wire) and, as usual, NO reservation is required.


In January, our Artists of the Month will be our PHOTOGRAPHERS!   The AOM wall will showcase photography only, and photographers will be receiving more information about this shortly. 
No Regular members' only

ATTENTION! Intake date change : the first Wednesday of the month in January falls on 1/1, New Year’s Day, so the January intake AS WELL AS THE RECEPTION will take place on Thursday, January 2 nd . Remember to have a friend pick up your artwork from December if you will not be in town!

Get ready for our first ever Starving Artists Gallery , with intake on February 5th! Time to look through your inventory and choose a piece to sell for $100 or less. The maximum size remains at 30” X 30” framed, and all art this month must be for sale. 

For further information, please contact our LAA/Soundview Gallery at Plantation Coordinator, Marie Tomlinson, at

December Artists of the Month
The Landings Art Association
Announces its December 2019 Art Exhibit
featuring the works of
Donna Bouchillon and Gail Quinn
LAA Plantation Gallery
December 5 – January 1
Opening Reception Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

The Landings Art Association invites you to join Artists of the Month Donna Bouchillon and Gail Quinn at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 for a reception in The Plantation Club Gallery. Come support these fine artists and help them celebrate the opening of their new show. 

Following a life-long love of drawing and painting, Donna Bouchillon picked up her camera and brushes in earnest after retiring from 32 years with the U.S. District Court., Chambers of the Honorable B. Avant Edenfield. Studying under wonderful instructors, especially Rebecca Willis, Al Stine and Charles Reid, has been a dream come true.

Growing up in the low country, Donna has always been inspired by her surroundings, finding a wealth of subjects to explore. An area steeped with Southern traditions and a unique natural beauty, searching its back roads, refuges, swamps and marshes has delighted and moved her to put onto paper those things we are quickly losing sight of. 

Donna has spent the past two years traveling with her husband while he has been on the NSCA U.S. Shooting Teams for Sporting Clays and FITASC. While he taught clinics around the United States and took part in competitions in the U.S., England and France, she worked on her photography and drawing skills and painted whenever possible. Some of her recent paintings represent shooters and their dogs, working together as a close-knit team. Known chiefly for her low country commissions for marsh birds and textured scenes of the South, her camera and brush have begun to study the family traditions of outdoor hunting and fishing in our woodlands and marshes as a precious part of life here, one that must be preserved for future generations. 

Donna paints what she sees, things that stir in nature, traditions that vary wherever you travel, and the old, fading things that pull at your heartstrings. Watercolor, oil, pen and ink, and pencil are her main tools. This show will be a sampling of her photographs for the first time, and various styles, mediums and new techniques tried over time. 

If you would like to learn more about Donna Bouchillon’s work or purchase any of her pieces, please contact her at Any sales will help support her donations to Bethesda Home for Boys Carpentry Program, which prepares boys for future careers, and the child she sponsors through Compassion International. 

Originally from the New York City area, showcase artist Gail Quinn and her husband Jim transferred to many major cities throughout the country before retiring first to Kiawah Island and then Savannah. Having had a strong interest in drawing at an early age, Gail managed to find time to study art while building a nursing career and raising two sons, taking art classes in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

When she first moved to the Landings in 2002 she volunteered at the Wesley Community Center introducing the children to art and painting a large mural in their outdoor area.

She has given private art lessons to students applying to the Savannah Arts Academy helping them complete their portfolios. Gail spends her summers in the state of Washington where her sons live with their families. She has been judged in to the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society, an organization in which she continues to be active. One of her paintings was featured on the cover of the Vancouver
Washington phone directory, and many of her paintings can be found in homes throughout the Landings and across the U.S. Her main focus has been large acrylic and oil paintings of the marsh. But recently she has started to design jewelry as well as encaustic art and oyster shell sculptures. Whatever medium she is using she always considers color and design as the most important elements of her creations.

Gail will be displaying her jewelry creations and her small acrylic and encaustic paintings, as well as her oyster shell sculptures. Ever inspired by beaches, marshes and imaginative color schemes, and lately by encaustics, Gail adapts new and old ideas and techniques. Her beautiful encaustic pieces were created by melting beeswax, adding colored pigments and layering it onto wood panels using brushes, palette knives, paint sticks and even pizza cutters. 

If you would like to learn more about Gail Quinn’s artwork or purchase any of her pieces, please contact her at or 843-343-6197.

Don’t miss the Opening Reception
Thursday, December 5 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
(Public Welcome/Refreshments Available)

The deadline for LAA 2020 Membership dues is December 31, 2019. Forms for mailing are found at

To all of you who are chairs of regular or special events, please keep a list of your volunteers and their numbers of hours and report them to Maria Blanck at . Thank you!

Special LAA Exhibit at The Landings Company

To bring in 2020 in a special way, over a dozen LAA Board and Committee members’ works will enhance The Landings Company Welcome Center during the months of January and February. 
Island wildlife and landscapes in oils, watercolors, mixed media and photos by some of the Landings Art Association’s most talented artists will welcome visitors and residents.
LAA members and guests are invited to the opening reception with complimentary refreshments, on Monday, January 6 from 5:30-7:30. 

 (Printable registration forms available at
The Landings Art Association
1 Diamond Causeway, Suite 21,
 PMB 275, Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 598 9266