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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Life Drawing Every Wednesday Night

Come to the Matthews Community Center at 7 PM tonight for Life Drawing. The cost is $5-7 depending on how many attend. All artists, 18 years old and older, are welcome. Check the schedule on the left side of the blog to see who is modeling tonight and other nights.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Plein Air Buds at Latta Plantation Home

Join us at the Latta Plantation at 10 AM, Tuesday, 6/28. Bring your lunch, as well as your art supplies! All artists welcome and no charge.
For more information, email Nancy ( or Debbie (

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Life Drawing Every Wednesday Night

Wednesday Nights are Life Drawing nights for MAG members and ANY interested artist over the age of 18. Tonight, 6/22/11, is no exception... so JOIN US! Charge is $5-7, depending on how many attend. Come early to set up or even earlier to help Jack and Tom set up.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sandy's Day Lily Garden

The Plein Air Buds were treated not only to some of the most beautiful Day Lilies but also to Sandy's wonderful hospitality. We will definitely return again!
Next time? Tuesday, June 28, we will be at Latta Plantation Historic Home. Join us! Contact Nancy ( or Debbie ( for details.
Enjoy these photos... see what you missed.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Christ Church Art Sale

MAG members will be selling artwork at Christ Church at 1412 Providence Road from July 5 to August 18. Take-in is early on July 5th from 9-10 AM and Take-down is the same time, 9-10 AM on August 19.
Want to sell? Email Debbie ( with the following information:
Your Name
Contact Phone # and address
Titles, medium and prices of up to 2 works.
There is no charge but the church will take a percentage of sales for the charities they support. Don't let this opportunity slip by!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Matthews City Council Looking for Poster Art to Represent Matthews Alive!

The Matthews City Council has issued a Call For Artists for poster art for Matthews Alive! The theme for this year is "Destination Matthews" and the artwork that best translates this theme will have their artwork displayed in the newspaper, event guides, apparel, posters, etc... Oh, and there's also a purchase award of $750. Got your interest? The deadline is Friday, July 15 at noon. So get going!

For additional information or ideas, as well as an entry form, email: Debbie Yacenda @ All artists are welcome to participate.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lee McLaren Wins Best of the Best in Annual Drawing Contest

Lee McLaren with his winning drawing.

Lee McLaren drew it from a photo at the En Plein Air station which featured photos from the locations the Plein Air Buds have visited. The photo he chose came from Cooper's Garden near the Mint Museum on Randolph. Dell Shepard, Diane Caudle, and Alan Wells also won awards. 15 small prizes were given out so that hopefully most left with something. There were 5 drawing stations: portrait, glassware, floral, still life and en plein air photos.Nancy Kennedy, the incoming program chair, plans on contining the drawing contest next year.

Thanks to Nancy Kennedy for setting up the floral and still life tables. Thanks to Cynthia Powers who doubled as photographer and model for the portrait station. Thanks to Kevin Brown for assisting with prize presentation and holding up drawings. But most of all... Thanks to all who came! Fun Time!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Plein-Air Buds At Rock Hill Riverwalk

The MAG Plein-Air Buds will be at the Riverwalk in Rock Hill, tomorrow morning, 6/13, at 9 AM. Contact Nancy ( or Debbie ( if you would like to join us.

June MAG Meeting 6/14

Come tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14, for MAG's annual Drawing Contest. We have social time at 6:30 (members are encouraged to bring food to share) and the meeting begins at 7 PM.

You choose what you want to draw. There will be 5 drawing stations: Landscape (actually, photos from sites our plein-air group have visited), Still Life, Glassware, Floral and a clothed Model. Small prizes will be awarded for best of each situation, for each of the three rounds (15 prizes) and then best overall will receive an extra special prize.

Meetings are free and open to all artists. Join us!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Life Drawing Every Wednesday Night

Yeah... Life Drawing tonight (6/1) at the Matthews Community Center at 7 sharp! Come early so you're all ready to go at starting time. Charge is usually $5-7 depending on attendance and any artist over the age of 18 is welcome. That's right. You do not have to be a MAG member to participate. See the model schedule on the left side. Thanks to Jack and Tom for always setting this up!