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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MAG Meeting April 13, 2010 - en Plein Air

Scott Boyle

Perfect timing for our MAG meeting with the weather getting nicer because our guest Artist Scott Boyle with provide a demonstration on Plein Air painting!

Artist Scott Boyle, landscape painter and founder of the Charlotte Plein Air Painters Group will discuss the many benefits of outdoor painting and social networking with other artists. During his time with us he will also begin a studio painting in oils from a small plein air work and talk about his problem solving solutions for artists.

You can find out more about Scott at

And about Charlotte Plein Air Painters at


Grumbacher paint is looking to hire acrylic painters to teach two hours workshops at a major retailer in locations across the United States and Canada . Specifically, we are looking for those capable of demonstrating a still life, landscape, seascape, and floral. We have developed a flexible curriculum in acrylics for an artist to use or adapt to fit to his or her style. We plan to conduct approximately one to four workshops per store per month and the artist will have flexibility in scheduling. Compensation is $100 per workshop, and teaching materials will be provided to the artist at no cost

Please have anyone who is interested email Ellen Cunningham at with examples of their work in acrylics, along with a resume and contact information. (Chartpak is a manufacturer of fine art supplies. Grumbacher, Koh-I-Noor, Higgins ink, and Clearprint are some of our brands.)

Thank you in advance for any help you might offer,

Best Regards,

Ellen Cunningham

Education Coordinator

Chartpak Inc.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

MAG Presbyterian Hospital Show & Award Results

Jean Yeates 1st Place Winner!

Click on the Picasa Photostream at the top to view all the event photos - Thank you Gayle Snyder for photos!

MAG's Reception and Awards presentation for MAG's Presbyterian Hospital Matthews (Members Art Show) was held on March 11, 2010 and was nicely attended to! The Artwork was amazing and was a very difficult process for Dr. Napier who judged the show for us. She provided an excellent interpretation of judgement for the award winning artworks.

The Awards were as follows:

1st Place - Jean Yates - Golden Pears - Watercolor
2nd Place - Diane Caudle - Little Ballerinas Out of Line - Pastel
3rd Place - Cynthia Haack - Rainy Day Flight - Acrylic
Drawing Award - Jewel Baldwin - Touring Stockholm - Watercolor

4 Honorable Mentions
Carl Sheely - Dormant Volcano - Photography
Susan Hinrichs - Modonna Lily - Watercolor
Sharon Burns - Better Eyesight - Watercolor
Rebecca Wood - A Walk in the Park - Oil

4 Achievement Awards
Peggy Van Dyke - Tulips - Watercolor
Alan Wells - No Trespassing - Watercolor
Bob Beard - Kiva Ladder - Watercolor
Jen Haefeli - Aurora Borealis (set of 3) - Mixed Media

Congratulations to all the winners and all the participants!

A big thanks to our sponsors
Presbyterian Hospital Matthews
Matthews Community Center
Binders Art
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

Sunday, March 7, 2010

MAG Meeting Reminder

Gabrielle Shain

MAG March Meeting
Matthews Community Center

6:30 - 7:00 Social
7:00PM - 8:30PM Program

Gabrielle is the owner on one of Charlotte's finest art gallery. She has many noted artists who sell and display their work at her gallery. She has been very successful in attracting many noted and national artists. Her gallery promotes artists of all mediums and types of painting. She is very well respected in the south for the many artists which she promotes.

Her presentation will delve into the following topics which should be interesting to all artists. Just some of the topics which she will expound on are:
How do collectors buy, what is their process?
What do general buyers look for?
What do Gallery owners look for in Artist they select
What is the selection process?
How do they market the Artist
How is pricing determined, and how does commissions work or are the paintings purchased by the gallery or both?
What are the commitments and contractual requirements?

We look forward to learning many things for aspiring artist.

Open to the Public - Everyone is welcomed to come!

MAG March 2010 MAG Members Art Show

Our Show volunteers setting up

MAG Presbyterian Hospital Show
Members Judged Art Show
March 6, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Matthews Presbyterian Hospital Matthews
Reception March 11, 2010 from 7 PM - 9 PM

MAG Presbyterian Hospital Show

MAG members came out by the numbers to put on a great show of their artistic abilities. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this a very successful show. There were 42 artists who put over 80 painting up for the show. The volunteers did an outstanding job and a lot of hours to put the show together. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. Members should be proud of their art since it shows just how talented MAG members really are. This show gives each artist who participated exposure for their art. Shows are one way that artists of every level get to showcase their work which might not otherwise get this exposure. The show will be seen by over 30,000 visitors to the Hospital. This is one of the most successfuls shows in the Charlotte area. During the show set up there were interested art buyers taking information on the artwork - We are looking forward to a very exciting show.

Spread the news there 's a lot of excellent artwork for sale and portions of each sale goes to the Presbyterian Hospital Matthews

The reception is open to the public and a great way to meet the artists, enjoy entertainment, socialize, see and buy some excellent artwork, and enjoy food and meet local folks appreciating the arts!

MAG MARCH 2010 Watercolor Workshop

MAG Watercolor Workshop

After many delays due to heath reason MAG finally had its watercolor workshop featuring Richard Siegel. Richard who is an excellent teacher as well as an award winning artist. The workshop was full of excited artists who learned many new techniques which will help artists become better painters. The comments by almost every participant was when can we have him back. Everyone was well pleased with the workshop and we plant to have him back in the summer for another workshop. Attached you will find photos of the class and individual artist hard at work. There was a lot of great art produced in a very short time.