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Thursday, October 29, 2009

MAG's Small Art Sale Info & More...

Carmella Jarvi Finished Demonstration
Yang 12"x12"

For those of you who attended last MAG's October meeting was able to see Carmella Jarvi start this Pastel painting with the focus on water... Here's the finished painting completed back in her studio - Very nice!  Stop by her website to see more of her work by clicking on her name above.

MAG's Small Art Sale

TAKE IN - Matthews Community Center November 8th Studio B lower level from 1pm - 4pm

BRING - 1-3 Artwork pieces, $5.00 entry fee (note: If you only have one piece you cannot add more later.  However, you can add another piece if it sells to replace your space(s). label on back of artwork: Name, phone, address, title, and price.

ARTIST - There will only be enough space for 28 artist if all bring in 3 pieces - Therefore a first come first serve basis - If an artist sells out there will be additional space and opportunities available - Coordinate with the Chair person

PLACE - Flapdoodle: 100 W. Matthews St. Matthews, NC 28105

SETUP DATE - November 9, 2009, Monday at 3pm till done - Looking for Volunteers should only take about 1 hour.

DATE of SALE - November 10th - December 6th

TAKE DOWN - DECEMBER 7th - All Artwork must be picked up by then - Your Artwork can be picked up sooner if needed over the weekend (Volunteers needed as well)

November 10, 2009
Matthews Community Center
6:30 - 9

Come join us at the Community Center for some snacks and beverages and show off your drawing talent for some fun... Then enjoy watching our guest artist with his demonstration. Bring a friend, and let your friends know because everyone is welcome!

My background is Catering and Teaching.  I have a BEd and MEd both in Education (Special Educational Needs).  I've been painting for 4 years with no lessons or any formal training.  I work with oils, watercolors and acrylics working mostly in abstract.  I also draw birds and animals using pencil and charcoal.  I also make shadow boxes and art filled glass coasters.  I have attended and shown my art at over 12 shows this year.  My work is in restaurants, properties and hair dressing salon within the local area.  I have sold over 200 paintings in 4 years.  My work is inspired by what I see and feel.  There is no style or artist that I follow.  In fact I do not really know any famous artist or their work.  I just paint what I want and what feel is right.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Carolinas Got Art & MAG October Meeting

Who's Got Art?

Jewel Baldwin Does!
"All That Glitters"

Demonstrating with pastels at MAG's October Meeting

MAG members checking out Carmella's work...

Carolinas Got Art - One of our very own MAGesties - Jewel Baldwin's artwork above titled "All That Glitters" was selected among more than a thousand entries! Congratulations Jewel that is a big time accomplishment!  You can see this artwork and many more at the Atherton Mill building off South Blvd.

MAG October Meeting

Another very good turnout at MAG's October 2009 meeting with plenty of food and socializing... and word on the street has it, there was a little dancing going on... I guess those caffeine drinks will do it every time!

We were very pleased to have guest artist Carmella Jarvi who provided MAG with an outstanding pastel demonstration.  The demonstration was on how to create the effects of water with understanding how the light and dark values using various hues are used in building the picture.  As well as, how to create the effect water movement. Please click on her name and visit her website and blog to view her gallery of works!

Next meeting is scheduled for November 10, 2009 at 6:30.  I do believe there may even be actual music this time... Plus during the Social Time there will be a group drawing collage made up of quick sketches - Now I know I've got your interest up! See you all there - 

Look for further details on the Small Art Sale,  There will be a Full Dinner for our December meeting and bring a guest so mark your calenders and look for details coming soon.  For now do your Art Thing!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

MAG News

MAG's weekly Live Model Drawing

Rich Nelson - Painting at OPA's Paint-Out

Where to start with so much going on...



6:30 - 8:30
Refreshments & Snacks
Guest Artist and demonstration by Carmella Jarvi
Latest with MAG
All are welcome to attend... Members bring a friend!
We will also be looking for your interest level for various workshops


MAG artist will be holding a Small Art Work sale at Flapdoodle in Matthews beginning November 10, 2009 - December 6, 2009.  The artwork will be no larger than 8"x8" if gallery wrapped with no frame.  A framed artwork piece will be no larger than 8"x8" - Wether framed or unframed the artwork piece is no larger than 8 inches in either dimension.   All mediums are acceptable including drawings.  There will be more information provided at the meeting!


Here's an Exhibit you do not want to miss at the Atherton Mill 2000 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203.  Artist are from North and South Carolina with over 1000 submissions (juried) for this event... There's MAG artists selected... More to be reported on our next post!
For more details
 click here


Scott Boyle will be hosting a paint-out October 24, 2009 at High Ridge Gardens and artist retreat owned by artist Mary Erickson - There is more information at Scott's website.