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Monday, September 28, 2009

MAG members at Matthew's ArtFest

Jen Haefeli - Wild Root Creations

Above are a few photo's of MAG members exhibiting at the Matthew's ArtFest 2009 - Word on the street is that Cynthia Howard had a tremendous event with original artwork sales!  I'm sure everyone did very well with the weather cooperating.

MAG's Miniature Art Exhibit - This event was originally planned to be held at Matthew's Library during the month of November.  Unfortunately, the Library will not be able to support this event at this time, so we are looking into alternative places.  We will post at the end of the week if the Exhibit will go forward or be postponed for another time... So please check back.


Pineville Fall Fest - Deadline October 1, 2009.  Click on the event for further details and application.

2009 OPA Paint-Out; Ashville, NC - Oil Painters of America is hold the regions paint-out this coming Saturday October 3, 2009 from 8:30am - 4:30pm meeting at the Warren Wilson College Campus - Signs will be posted. OPA members and would like to be members are all welcome to attend - There will be some very well know painters participating in this event... Richard Oversmith is hosting for the OPA.  For more information on this can can go to his Website and Blog, or contact him directly at, or 828.458.7540

Monday, September 21, 2009

MAG Members Painting Out - Plein Air Style!

Scott Boyles Monthly Paint-Out (September 2009)

The following MAG members Kathering Maske, Catherine Clements, Alan Wells, Carole Connaughton, Yevette Brandell, and Virginia Dauth had a great time painting at Scott Boyles monthly Paint-Out that he holds for free each month at various locations.  Even though the weather forecasters were calling for 60% chance of rain... It turned out to be a splendid day! As they say, it never rains at a Plein Air Paint-Out!  In the bottom photo it looks like Scott painted a nice little gem...

Another Event to take notice is Carolina's Got Art & The Piedmont Pastel Society is presenting live pastel demonstrations and classes October 5 - 10, 2009 at The Atherton Mill 2000 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203 - For more information go to their web site which can be found by clicking on the link on the left Events/Classes section.

We are still working out some bugs in this blog such as we still need to make changes to the Art Wall photo gallery section for better display and a few other techno stuff... Just like art a continuous work in progress!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Welcome to MAG's new blog site

Carmella Jarvi - To present at our next Meeting October 13th

Welcome to Matthews Artists Guild's (MAG) new blog site!  This site has been developed to further promote MAG's events, exhibits, workshops, our members artwork, and as a general promotional tool to further compliment our website (which is currently being updated with a makeover - So stay tuned) as an additional means of sharing information to our members and communities.  We will eventually include the monthly exhibits of art work on display along with art contests and challenges.  There will be either a weekly or bi-weekly posting to keep things fresh and entertaining!

Above is a photo of Carmella Jarvi who will be demonstrating at our next Meeting October 13, 2009 at the Matthew's community center (6:30pm) - Everyone is welcome to attend!

Plein air Paint-Out this saturday September 19, 2009 from 9am - 4pm another fun filled free event sponsored by artist Scott Boyle. Click on his name and check out the details.

Last reminder - Our annuals dues are now being accepted - A big thanks to all who have paid up and we are very excited about the number of new members joining!

Continue to check back with us there's more to come...