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Friday, March 25, 2011

Winners of MAG Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Art Show

Thank you to everyone who attended the reception at the hospital last night. Here are the award-winning artists:

First Place- Kevin Brown "Self Portrait"

Second Place- Jen Spaker "Road Shadows"

Third Place- Cynthia Powers "Banjo Man"

Best Drawing- Diane Caudle "The Three Faces of Kanae"

Honorable Mentions:
Jean Yates "Apples on the Loose"
Mike Thomas "Honey on the Point"
Mataya "Freedom Park in July"
Diane Caudle "Dancing Princess"

Achievement Awards:
Roy Tidwell "Self Esteem"
Jewel Baldwin "So Much to See"
John Lomax "Bar Lucky"
Kevin Brown "Carolina Shrimp Boats"


Monday, March 21, 2011

Group Art This Week

The Plein-Air Buds will be at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens tomorrow, Tuesday, 3/22, at 10 AM. There is a charge of $12 for admission (unless you're a member). Interested? Email Nancy or Debbie for more information or if you want to get in on the loop.

Life Art meets Wednesday night at 7 PM at the Matthews Community Center. The charge is $5-7 depending on how many attend. Thanks to Tom and Jack for always having this set up and ready to go. Everyone, please come early so you're ready by 7 PM sharp!

MAG Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Art Show

Come by Presbyterian Hospital Matthews in the main lobby where MAG's annual Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Show is up an running! We have 42 artists participating with the addition of sculpture!

The Awards Reception will be held in the lobby, Thursday night, 6:30-8:30 PM. The following awards will be given:
First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Drawing Award
Honorable Mention (4)
Achievement Award (4)
Image Arts, Etc Award (thanks to Dave and Jennifer for sponsoring this!)

Most of the artwork is for sale. To purchase, just contact the artist by using the information on the tag next to it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Take-In for MAG Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Art Show

View of last year's hospital show

All participating artists are to come Saturday, 3/19, from 10 AM to Noon to the main lobby of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews with all artwork labeled(up to 3), entry form and $25 fee (for members; an additional $25 fee will be charged for non-members to become members). We're expecting close to 50 participants... so come early!

Thanks to Jewel Baldwin and Rita Bowers for chairing this event. They have done a super job of organizing this event! Also thanks to Presbyterian Hospital Matthews for hosting this MAG event for several years!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Group Art Anyone?

Every Wednesday night at the Matthews Community Center, MAG holds a life drawing/art session for all interested artists 18 years old and over. Session starts promptly at 7 PM so come early to set up. Fee runs from $5-7 depending on how many attend.

The MAG Plein Air Buds will meet at Anne Springs Close Greenway ( Thursday morning, 3/17, at 10 AM. No charge. Want to be in the loop for this and future outings? Email Debbie at

Saturday, March 12, 2011

MAG Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Art Show Take-In

Don't forget take-in is Saturday, 3/19, between 10 AM to Noon at the lobby of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews. Bring your artwork along with the registration form and $25. If you are joining MAG also (membership is required for this show) an additional $25 will be charged to cover membership dues. We are expecting close to 50 entries so come early and be prepared!

Winners of the MAG Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Art Show will be announced at the reception at the hospital lobby, Thursday night , 3/24, from 6:30 to 8:30. Members are asked to help by bringing in food. Deliver your items to the food table by 6:15. Contact Pat LaCroix,, if you do not know what to bring.

Thanks to Reception Chair: Pat LaCroix, and to Co-Chairs: Jewel Baldwin and Rita Bowers for all their hard work!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Golden Artist Colors Presentation by Phil Garrett

Thanks to Phil Garrett for a fantastic and highly informative presentation on Golden Artist Colors products! Wow! We now know about the latest colors, mediums, polymers, varnishes, gessos, grounds, , etc... We all left feeling like acrylics experts. Can't wait to try out the samples he gave us! Come again anytime, Phil.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Golden Acrylics Lecture Demo at MAG March Meeting

Come to our monthly meeting Tuesday night, 3/8, at 7 PM (6:30 PM social time) for a Golden Acrylics presentation with Phil Garrett (Patti Brady had to cancel). Free samples will be given to all who attend. Learn about all the new advancements made in regards to acrylics paints. Even if you paint in oil or watercolor, you can discover how to incorporate acrylics to your works for enhancement. Photographers and plein-air painters can also benefit. It's simply for all artists! Come! All MAG meetings are free and open to the public.

Group Art Anyone?

Plein-Air Buds will meet at Providence Equestrian Center, Wednesday, 3/2, at 10 AM. Love horse art? Email Debbie for details: Free of charge and open to anyone.

Life Art meets at the Matthews Community Center Wednesday night, 3/2, at 7 PM sharp (come early to set up). The first Wednesday of each month, the model comes in costume. The rest of the month the model poses nude (must be 18 and over to participate for these sessions). Cost is $5-7 depending on how many attend. Non-members are also welcome.