Thursday, January 11, 2018

News from the Guilford Art Center: Exhibition of John Fleming's paintings

To the current Watercolor Painting Group from Mary Beeman.

I know many of you fondly remember painting with John Fleming over the years.  After he passed, his son, Jack, shared many of his paintings with our outdoor painting group.  We gave the balance to Guilford Art Center to use some day for a fundraiser — well it's happening!!

His family has also donated a number of additional paintings for the show.

I know we'll all be delighted by the many wacky, amazing watercolor paintings with red lips and fingernails!!

There will be an opening reception for an exhibit of John Fleming's paintings on Friday, February 23, 5-7pm at the Guilford Art Center.

Any sales of John's paintings will benefit the Center.

Tell your friends!

Also —

March 9 (time TBD)

ART & CRAFT BEER FUNDRAISER – Sample some of Connecticut’s best craft brews at GAC’s annual Art & Craft Beer event each spring. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of beers from area breweries, stroll through the gallery and enjoy bar food; wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served. Additionally, there is a silent auction of brewery items and works by GAC students.

John's paintings will also still be in the gallery for this — and his great-nephew, Greg Nobile, is providing catering from The Stand.


Veronica

Monday, November 27, 2017

Paint-out on Thursday, Nov 30, Guilford Green

This will be the last scheduled CTSA painting morning this year. We started the year with the Guilford Green and will finish it there as well. The forecast is for around 46 degrees and cloudy; I think our first paint-out was about the same - dress warmly!

Thank you to the people who responded to Patty's invitation - we'll see you in January.

I'll post a schedule for next year in the early spring. I wish you a productive winter and I'll see you outdoors again in the spring.
-Veronica


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Paint indoors with us?

There are still a couple of places available to paint at the Guilford Community Center for ten weeks beginning on January 9.

Patty McGuire needs to hear from you asap if you are interested. Here is her announcement again in case you missed it. She has paid the Community Center but needs a final number of painters to calculate how much each of us will pay:

Please let me know this week if you are interested in painting at the Guilford Community Center this 2018 winter.

I have reserved The Quonnipaug Room (upstairs) for Tues. afternoons from 12:30 -3:00 pm - Jan. 9 to March 13 with March 20 being a makeup day if we have a snow day.

The rental for the room will be $875.00 for 10 weeks.  (That is $125.00 less then last year.)  We will divide the $875 by the number who sign up.  I would appreciate it if you would let me know this week as I need to pay the Community Center in order to keep the room.  Thanks, Patty


Her email is pgmcguireATcomcastDOTnet.

The room at the Community Center is bright and well equipped with chairs, long tables, and sinks.

-Veronica

Here are a couple of recent paintings from our fall sessions on the Branford Green.



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Call to Paint Thurs Nov 16 Branford

This week, our paint-out is at the trains at Pleasant Point Road in Branford. Directions as usual on our blog at https://ctsa-guilford.blogspot.com/, right-hand column.

For various reasons I haven't been out painting yet this month. Sally tells me that a couple of Thursdays ago, painters at the dog park area at Young's Pond in Pine Orchard, Branford, included Sally, Candace, and Betsey. Here's one inspiring painting from that beautiful morning. Thanks, Sally!
-Veronica


Monday, November 6, 2017

CTSA Winter Indoor Painting Opportunity

Hello fellow painters.

For several years now, a sub-group of CTSA (actually, some of the original founders of the group) have painted indoors during the late fall, the winter, and the early spring.

There are some spaces available for our winter session, beginning in January. Here is Patty McGuire's announcement:

Please let me know this week if you are interested in painting at the Guilford Community Center this 2018 winter.

I have reserved The Quonnipaug Room (upstairs) for Tues. afternoons from 12:30 -3:00 pm - Jan. 9 to March 13 with March 20 being a makeup day if we have a snow day.

The rental for the room will be $875.00 for 10 weeks.  (That is $125.00 less then last year.)  We will divide the $875 by the number who sign up.  I would appreciate it if you would let me know this week as I need to pay the Community Center in order to keep the room.  Thanks, Patty


Her email is pgmcguireATcomcastDOTnet.

The room at the Community Center is bright and well equipped with chairs, long tables, and sinks.

Hope to see some of you there along with the old crowd (well, not all so very old actually!).
-Veronica

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Call to Paint Thurs Nov 9 Branford Green

Sorry, I see that the schedule of destinations had two different locations for last week. I hope you weren't confused and were able to paint anyway.

This coming Thursday, our destination is the Branford Green. The weather looks OK for the time of year.
-Veronica

Monday, October 30, 2017

Call to Paint at Young's Pond Park, Thurs Nov 2

Sorry for the late post, everyone - the lights were out. Our next venue is Young's Pond Park in Branford, Thursday November 2. Directions as usual on our blog at http://ctsa-guilford.blogspot.com/, right-hand column. The forecast is for cloudy weather, 66 degrees. After the storm, this sounds pretty good to me. And it's November!!
-Veronica