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GUILD INK
July 2020
IN THIS ISSUE

New Member
Juried All Photography Show
Virtual Open Sudio
Online Classes
Challenge Week #5
New Member

One of our Emerging Artists, Evan Nelson, has become our youngest member. Evan is seven years old and aspires to be an abstract artist as well as a vehicle designer. Welcome, Evan!
 
Juried All Photography Show
 
View ONLINE
 

Thursday's Virtual Open Studio
SHARE YOUR WORK WITH FELLOW ARTISTS
THURSDAYS’ VIRTUAL OPEN STUDIO.

Thursday open studios schedule continued until end of August

SO THAT WE CAN ALL SEE EACH OTHER S WORK BEFORE WE ZOOM PLEASE POST YOUR PHOTO ON FRIENDS OF PORTSMOUTH ARTS GUILD FACEBOOK BY FINDING THIS POST WITH THE RACCOON. THEN
POST YOUR PHOTO BY HITTING THE COMMENT SECTION UNDER THE RACCOON AND THEN HIT THE CAMERA ICON AND POST YOUR PHOTO. IF YOU DONT HAVE FACEBOOK, EMAIL YOUR PHOTO TO suzigraham00@gmail.com FOR POSTING.
 
Wendy davis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: PAG
Time: Jul 16, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 786 3847 6946
Password: 8kN87M

Call for ALL Artists!




Inspired by Quotes or Lyrics Art Show

Sponsored by BankNewport


The Portsmouth Arts Guild is hosting a new
virtual visual art show using the magic of
words to inspire works of art.

Artists are invited to submit up to 3 works in any medium to this show. All are invited. Words can
be used as devices to evoke imagery for work. Incorporate the words into the work, note them separately or just make them the title.   Words,
a famous quote, a poem, song lyrics can be a
stepping stone to a visual creation.

This will be virtual show with no physical exhibition
of the work. The Guild has achieved great exposure
with past shows on social media and through the
new YouTube channel.

Here’s where intake differs from the usual Guild shows:

Intake for the show starts Wednesday, July 15th,
and continues through Tuesday, July 21st.

Artists must email pictures, in jpeg format, no larger than 5MB, to the portsmouthartsguild@gmail.com address.

Dimensions and prices must accompany intake.
All work must be for sale. Work may be framed or unframed.

Artwork in any media are accepted and diversity is encouraged. This is a non-Juried show so all work submitted will be shown.

The show will premiere on the Guild’s new YouTube channel starting the weekend of July 25th.

Show entry fees are, for Members, $15 for the first entry and $5 each additional up to 3 and Non-Members, $20 for the first entry, $10 for the second and $5 for the third

Payment can be by check (check must be received
by July 21st) or by credit or debit card through the “donate” button on the Guild website, please add $2.00 to the total if paying by credit or debit,  portsmoutharts.org.

Submitted works must not have been previously exhibited at the Portsmouth Arts Guild.

Further Suggestions?
Creatively stuck?
Here are some suggestions for combining
words with pictures:

Take a photo and caption it.

Or think of a phrase and take a photo.

Look at a famous quotes website:

Make a book using the ABCs making
a picture for each letter.

Make a cartoon with a caption.

Listen to music and let your imagination go!
 


Online Classes
ONLINE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP - PAINTING TREES

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020 (10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT)
Fee: $35
Instructor: Margie Samuels
 
If you enjoy painting landscapes of all types, you already know that you need to be comfortable painting trees. This one-time online watercolor workshop will show you how to do just that, including tips for how to place trees within your composition. The workshop is appropriate for beginners and experienced artists. No special art materials will be needed other than your usual palette of paints and paper and brushes. Upon registration you will receive an email with additional information. A few days before the class is scheduled, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password.


For more information please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or send a check made out to PAG Workshops, PO Box 463, Portsmouth RI 02871
 
ONLINE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP - PAINTING SKIES

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020 (10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT)
Fee: $35
Instructor: Margie Samuels
 
The sky can be an expressive part of your landscape painting. In this one-time online workshop, I’ll show you many ways to paint skies…from easy “30-second” skies to more complicated layered sunsets. The workshop is appropriate for beginners and experienced artists. No special art materials will be needed other than your palette of paints and paper and brushes. Upon registration you will receive an email with additional information. A few days before the class is scheduled, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password.


For more information please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or send a check made out to PAG Workshops, PO Box 463, Portsmouth RI 02871
 
ONLINE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP - PAINTING WATER

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020 (10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT)
Fee: $35
Instructor: Margie Samuels

Water can be such a beautiful and atmospheric part of your landscape, whether it is a pond, river, lake or ocean. This one-time online workshop will show you different ways to paint these water forms, including how to paint reflections and waves. The workshop is appropriate for beginners and experienced artists. No special art supplies are needed other than your palette of paints, paper and brushes. Upon registration you will receive an email with additional information. A few days before the class is scheduled, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and password.

For more information please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or send a check made out to PAG Workshops, PO Box 463, Portsmouth RI 02871
 
 
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Margie Samuels is an experienced watercolorist and art instructor. Graduating with honors from Brandeis University, she majored in fine arts, then went on to study painting at both the Arts Student League in New York and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts.

Samuels shows and sells her own paintings through various arts organizations as well as local and out-of-state galleries. She is a Signature Member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, the Garden State Watercolor Society and the Essex Watercolor Club. She has won numerous awards  for her paintings. Samuels has an impressionistic style with a strong sense of composition; her paintings invite the viewer in through exciting brushwork and color combinations.

Samuels has her own studio in West Caldwell, NJ, where she teaches classes and workshops . In addition, each summer Samuels teaches watercolor with yoga workshop at the InView Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn in Vermont.

Margie’s portfolio and workshop listings can be found at: www.margiesamuelswatercolor.com . She can be contacted via email at: margieswatercolor@me.com .
Open Studio: Figure in the Landscape
Now open to drop-ins

Join this 3 week open figure workshop. Models will pose at various outdoor venues in scenic Bristol. Open to all media and skill levels. No instruction-simply an opportunity to paint or draw from live models in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Models will be clothed. There will be some short poses to warm up and one long pose.
Date:      3 Wednesdays, July 8, 15 and 29 (no class July 22)
Time:       9:30-12
Tuition:    $60/50 members (tuition is to pay the models)
For more information please contact workshops@portsmoutharts.org or send a check made out to PAG Workshops, PO Box 463, Portsmouth RI 02871

Now open to drop-ins. You can pay when you come. Rain cancels
$30/$25 members for one week
$45/$35 members for two weeks
July 15 Garden behind Linden Place in Bristol
July 29 Prescott Farm in Middletown


Challenge Week #5
Portsmouth Arts Guild Etsy Shop News

A new weekly challenge category will be added to the Guild's Etsy Shop. If you have enjoyed our weekly
art challenges, please consider offering your completed works for sale in our Etsy shop. Buyers will have a choice of a variety of styles, mediums, and prices with a similar theme. Please send a photo of your listing, with a description including dimensions, title, price and a bio of the artist, to  wendybdavis@hotmail.com . You agree to ship within 2 days of sale at your expense, and Etsy and Guild commissions will be deducted from selling price. 


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