Aug
29
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Annual Meeting

Remember, you must attend 3 paintouts in a program year to participate in our annual show. This annual meeting counts for 2 paintouts!  How good is that PLUS these are the other happenings of the annual members meeting.

  • Continental breakfast
  • Morning and afternoon painting sessions
  • Lunch
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Painting Caledonia Show and Sale Opening Reception
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Painting Caledonia Show and Sale Opening Reception

Painting Caledonia opens Friday, June 1 with a reception at the gallery (3119 Main St, Caledonia, NY 14423) from 6 to 8 pm, and is on display until Saturday, June 30. All members have been encouraged to submit work, of which at least one painting must have been painted in Caledonia to support the theme. All paintings are for sale, and gallery hours are 11–4, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment (please call (585) 294-3009). This is an excellent opportunity to own a pice of artwork painted in this historic village.


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Landscape Painters and Their Different Points of View
Apr
9
9:30 AM09:30

Landscape Painters and Their Different Points of View

Check your email for registration details for this member-only workshop.

It’s important for each painter to have their own point of view, one that translates the observed landscape into their personal handling of forms and composition in their painting. Bill’s PowerPoint presentation will show how these painters who work ”en plein air” select visual traits in nature that are given a personal emphasis and expression in their paintings.  

Not all plein air paintings are small and one shot, some are large and sustained over time. Some are very painterly and some quite graphic in effects.  The painters I have selected avoid the sentimental and picturesque qualities of their subjects, as they seek something different.

Bill White has been a painter since his youth and received a BFA from The Philadelphia College of Art and MFA in painting and drawing from Tyler School of Art (Temple University).  Bill then taught for 40 years while exhibiting in the Mid-Atlantic region.  He moved from Roanoke, VA to Caledonia, NY in 2017 to be near family and opened The Village Gallery there.  Bill joined GVPAP in the fall, 2017.  

Website:  www.caledoniagallery.com

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Painting Skies Workshop with Kevin Feary
Mar
20
9:00 AM09:00

Painting Skies Workshop with Kevin Feary

This workshop will focus on skies. When do you paint dynamic clouds or should you keep the sky crystal clear? How about a gray day? Do we load it up with varying shades or give it a fairly even tone? Are we painting a sky painting or is it a painting of a field with some buildings or a body of water with some boats that both have some sky in it? How do we add interest to a sky without detracting from our main subject? These are the questions we'll look into while designing our paintings.

Kevin will give a brief demo (hopefully outside). Afterwards, everyone will paint in their medium of choice.

What to do: Check your email for registration details!

Not a member yet? Send an email to paint@gvpap.com or visit the membership page to learn how to become a member.

 

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Painting Waterscapes Workshop with Barbara Jablonski
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

Painting Waterscapes Workshop with Barbara Jablonski

Barbara loves drawing and painting waterscapes, especially harbors with boats. In this workshop, she will share many of the techniques she uses to make paint WATER – making water believable, reflective of surroundings and subjects as well as colorful.

All mediums welcome: GVPAP members using any medium are welcome because composition, value and drawing techniques may be used by all artists using any medium. Demo will be given in oil.

What to bring:
Photographs of water scenes with boats or cottages or general landscape. (Optional critique: bring paintings of water scenes that you have done in the past.

Bring your lunch and refreshments and if you desire, snacks to share. Coffee provided.

What to do: Check your email for registration details!

Not a member yet? Send an email or visit the membership page to learn how to become a member.

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Work Small & Often Workshop by Bill Mancuso
Dec
28
9:30 AM09:30

Work Small & Often Workshop by Bill Mancuso

Wouldn't you love to paint and draw more? But who’s got time? This workshop will be about making time for drawing when it feels like there is no time by working smaller, and using a travel kit that can fit in a pocket, purse, shoulder bag, etc.. I have been working with travel kits since the mid-eighties and can speak directly to the great freedom and sense of accomplishment that comes from working small and often.

We'll tackle a variety of subject matter and discuss ways to approach each in a no time to waste manner. We'll talk about materials and how to put together a more personalized travel kit, discuss some subjects you might not necessarily have considered before to get more work done more often.

Location and other details available to members upon registration, and the cost is $15. Most materials will be provided, with materials suggestions upon registration. Coffee provided; members will bring their lunch, beverage and snacks (refrigerator on premise). Restrooms, plus indoor and outdoor working space (wear warm footwear either way). A fun day to try something new!

Members can register by sending an email to paint@gvpap.com

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Aug
30
8:00 AM08:00

2017 Annual Meeting

Remember, you must attend 3 paintouts in a program year to participate in our annual show. This annual meeting counts for 2 paintouts!  How good is that PLUS these are the other happenings of the annual members meeting.

  • Continental breakfast
  • Morning and afternoon painting sessions
  • Catered lunc
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Dec
29
9:00 AM09:00

Mikel Wintermantel Painting on Copper Workshop

Learn the method of painting on copper in this one day workshop with Copley Master Mikel Wintermantel. The elegant surface of the copper plate lends itself to Wintermantel's luminous, indirect, layer by layer approach to landscape painting. Painting plein air on copper is a unique method that is surprisingly easy to do. The result is a radiant, glowing painting created with very expressive strokes of the brush preserved on the smooth surface of the metal.

You will learn how to prepare the surface, apply the oil paint using several interesting techniques unique to copper.

Every aspect including how to mount and frame the copper painting will be covered. Copper paintings stand the test of time. It is one of the most stable substrates in the art world. Small 4"x6" copper panels will be provided for the participants. (For acrylic painters, a similar method will be demonstrated using copper metallic paint on a gesso panel.  These panels will also be provided.)

Lunch is also provided, and the workshop is open to all GVPAP members, for a non-refundable fee of $10. Check your email for details.

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Aug
31
8:00 AM08:00

2016 Annual Meeting

Remember, you must attend 3 paintouts in a program year to participate in our annual show. This annual meeting counts for 2 paintouts!  How good is that PLUS these are the other happenings of the annual members meeting.

  • Continental breakfast
  • Morning and afternoon painting sessions
  • Catered lunch
  • Raffle prizes for attending the meeting (about 12:30-1:30pm) – Each member present at the meeting will receive one (free) raffle ticket for gift certificates
  • New, Unwanted and Used Art Materials Sale – Any member who wishes to sell their used/unused art materials may sell it during the day. Price and label each item and handle your own sales.
  • Critique at end of day
  • “Best Painting Award” voted on by all artists.
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Aug
26
8:00 AM08:00

2015 Annual Meeting

PULTNEYVILLE YACHT CLUB, Hamilton St. Extension (dirt road) at the intersection of Lake Road and Rt. 21.  Continental breakfast, catered lunch, rain or shine.  The members’ meeting will be after lunch.

 

In addition to the (short, important) meeting, we’ll have a painting session, critique, voting awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes and more!

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