THE LANDINGS ART ASSOCIATION
2019-20 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PROPOSED SLATE AND OPENINGS
Below is the list of LAA members proposed to fill the 2019-20 Board of Director's seats.
Official voting will take place at the May General Meeting, May 21st.
BETSY SLOCUM, President
MARIA BLANCK , Vice-President
DALE KOPPEL, Secretary
JOAN DIGIORGIO, TREASURER
DARYL NICHOLSON, MEMBERSHIP
NANCY LIEB, Communications
ELIZABETH MCADAMS, Communications
CAROL COLE, Publicity
MARGIE SONE, Publicity
General Meeting Tuesday, May 21st
Wrapping up a hectic 2018-19 year, the LAA proudly caps off the season by bringing Contemporary Realist painter/ Instructor Karen Bradley to speak May 21 of her journey as a self-taught to professional artist, enhanced with a video presentation.
An artist and teacher with a passion for figurative painting, Bradley began her career in Medical Illustration, and pursued more serious study at the Art Students League of New York and the Studio Incamminati of Philadelphia. She has worked with preeminent masters such as Robert Liberace, Joseph Todorovitch and Max Ginsberg and has a mind-blowing list of selected honors, solo/ group presentations, and private collectors on her CV. Her website, found with samples of her extraordinary figurative paintings at karenbradleyfineart.com, tells also of upcoming workshops this summer: Life Drawing, Alla Prima Floral, and Direct Painting using Photographic references.
Bradley's standout pieces will evoke a mental impression of paintings from the old master style, as with "Blue" and her several time-lapsed video demos from her Instragram page, notably "Boy and His Dragon". In her more recent works, such as "A Father's Lullaby" (pictured with the artist), her goal is to achieve an "emotive, possibly dreamlike response through contrast of solid forms and blurred parts, and experimenting with various ways of starting and new tools to explore effective mark making as well as to challenge my own efficiency." The new practices make studio time exhilaring, she continues, and is "like being on vacation from ingrained habits". Because the pieces are small, "so very little is at stake", allowing for more courage and discovery.
The magic happens when adjustments of relationships of color are added with deft touches that define select elements, with some passages being left vague. In this interplay of sharp and loose, the portrait literally opens up and breathes, giving Bradley's work the lifelike glow many artists twice her age are still striving to achieve. Her digital images alone pulse with the subtle energy of a living thing...imagine seeing them live and on canvas.
Join us at the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church on May 21 for this last hurrah before Summer break, delivered by powerful creative force Karen Bradley. Arriving early (6:30) allows time to munch and mingle, followed by a short business meeting at 7, then our guest speaker. There is a $3 fee for non-members. For information about LAA membership, visit landingsart.com or contact Pam Reynolds, Membership Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LAA/Sound View Wealth Advisors
at The Plantation Club
ATTENTION! THERE IS NO GENERAL INTAKE IN MAY, BUT YOU MUST COME IN BETWEEN 9AM - 11AM ON MAY 1
TO PICK UP YOUR PIECES FROM APRIL!
Ribbon winners at the Spring Show are asked to bring their art to the Plantation Gallery on May 1
, between 9 and 11 AM, to be hung on the Winner's Wall for the month of May.
Oversized artwork (larger than 30"x30" framed) will now be 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.
If you have an oversized piece you would like hung, email Marie Tomlinson at email@example.com between the 1
of the month for the following month. Please include the exact measurements including the frame. You will receive an email back indicating whether or not you can be accommodated that month. REMEMBER, due to space constraints, we can only accept a limited number of oversized art each month, to be determined by the size of the art. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis based on when emails are received.
Each month, Soundview Wealth Advisors, our gallery partners, will choose a 1
Place Winner from among the artwork at Plantation. The winning piece will have a ribbon of recognition hung next to it for the month, and will receive a $100 check, as well as widespread publicity, courtesy of the LAA and Soundview Wealth Advisors. An Honorable Mention ribbon will also be awarded. The ribbons will be on display beginning the day after intake at the Thursday evening reception each month.
Congratulations to Jim Guerard, the 1
Place winner of the LAA/Soundview Artist's Award for April and Rob Wright, Honorable Mention winner!
LOOKING AHEAD to next month...
The LAA MEMBER THEMED SHOW will be held during the month of June, 2019 and will encompass the entire Plantation gallery (case and walls). The theme will be "Around the World in 30 Days" and intake will take place on June 5
For further information, please contact our LAA/Soundview Gallery at Plantation Coordinator, Marie Tomlinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographer Diane Gannon and her husband Dave moved to the Landings 13 years ago from Rochester, NY. A human resources manager employed at Kodak for more than three decades, Diane didn't develop an interest in photography until she took a trip to Africa about 6 years ago and bought her first "serious" camera. Four cameras later, and with several more major trips under her belt, Diane has become an avid traveler and accomplished photographer.
What Diane loves photographing most are small birds. Locally, she spends time patiently searching the Savannah Wild Life Refuge, Skidaway State Park and the Sparrow Fields at The Landings for her next subjects. Goal oriented, she often challenges herself to find a particular species, and when she has a good shot, she moves onto another specific subject.
Shortly after her first trip to Africa, Diane started volunteering at the Social Apostolate, a small ministry in downtown Savannah whose mission is to care for and empower poor, homeless, disabled and at-risk people within the community. Finding herself spending more time downtown, Diane has taken the opportunity to photograph the city scenery, often focusing on elements of local architecture such as interesting doors and windows.
Diane's work is featured on notecards and gallery wraps (photographs printed on canvas), and she has created unique 3-D collages in which she uses multiple images layered within a frame. Her work can be found in the Art Emporium on River Street.
Best in Show
division 1 Gail Siegel Nature's Bounty Watercolor
division 2 Chris Geiger
Art Deco Vase Sculpture
First Place Ribbons
division 1 Jaimie Farnsworth Mary, Afternoon
division 2 Brenda Turner After Five
division 1 Tonnie Glick Shimmering Lights
division 2 Margie Sone Capri
division 1 Elena (Becky) Dalleck Thea Eleni
division 2 Penny Thompson Out of Africa
division 1 Cheryl Williams The Rescue
division 2 Rob Summerlin Blake
division 1 Marie Tomlinson Leona
division 2 Sandra Colquitt Al
division 1 Michael Siegel Quiet Grace
division 2 Molly Cusick Opening Doors to Unknown Path
division 1 Dick Glover Global Warming
division 2 Rob Wright Buck Horn
division 1 Argentina Grader Blue Octopus Handbag
division 2 Cathy Sizer Purple Floral Sorbet
Send your ideas for the 2020
spring Show...improvements and suggestions to:
Nancy Lieb email@example.com
Liz McAdams firstname.lastname@example.org