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Monday, July 25, 2011

Plein Air at River Walk

MAG invites all artists to join the Plein Air Buds at the River Walk in Rock Hill, SC, Tuesday, 7/26, at 9 AM. We will meet at the parking lot. Bring art supplies and plenty of water and lunch, if you want to stick around and share ideas. There is no fee or charge... free to all. Email Debbie for more information:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Matthews Alive! Art Show CALL FOR ARTISTS

All artists are welcome to join in on the "Matthews Alive! Art Show", Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, 2011 to compete for prizes and sell artwork. Photography and Paintings/Drawings done with oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, pencil, ink, mixed-media... are acceptable.
First Place-$400 + Ribbon
Second Place-$200 + Ribbon
Third Place- $100 + Ribbon
Drawing Excellence Award- $50 Gift Certificate + Ribbon
Photography Excellence Award- $50 Gift Certificate + Ribbon
4-Honorable Mentions Awards- $30 Gift Certificate + Ribbon
4-Achievement Awards- $20 Gift Certificate + Ribbon
Mayor's Choice Award- Ribbon
And more...
Take in is Wednesday, August 31 from 3-5 PM at the Matthews Community Center. Pay registration fee when you bring in your artwork. For entry form and additional information, email Debbie Yacenda ( or Kevin Brown (

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Herb Dumaresq Watercolor Demo for August 9 Meeting

Herb Dumaresq, President of the Catawba River Artist Guild in Rock Hill, SC, will do a watercolor demo for MAG, Tuesday, August 9, at 7 PM at the Matthews Community Center. Come early at 6:30 PM for a little social time. Members from CRAG will also be attending... great opportunity for the two art guilds to know each other better.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Debbie Rasberry's Pastel Demo

Debbie Rasberry did an excellent landscape pastel demo using photographs of swamp land. She discussed types of pastels, the different textures of pastel paper and underpainting with turpenoid.

Also, thanks to Binders for donating a gift certificate door prize. Debbie Rasberry drew from the plate of names and the winner was Nancy Kennedy!

In August, our presenter will be watercolor artist, Herb Dumaresq. He is president of the Catawba River Arts Guild. Kevin Brown did a presentation for CRAG and now CRAG is doing one for us... The Great Art Exchange! Mark your calendar for August 9 at 6:30 at the Matthews Community Center.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Plein Air at Sunflower Field Canceled

Due to expected extremely hot weather, en plein air at the Sunflower Field has been canceled.

Plein Air at Sunflower Field

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/12, at 9 AM meet at Nancy's house... we're carpooling to a Sunflower Field! You'll need a camp chair along with the usual art supplies and sunscreen, hat, etc... Afterwards, we'll go back to Nancy's house for lunch. She's making a salad and Debbie is making homemade ice cream. You can bring something to add to the salad, or something totally different, or your own lunch (we understand some have dietary constraints). No charge and open to all artists! Email Nancy at or Debbie at for details.

July MAG Meeting Features Pastel Artist, Debbie Rasberry

The Matthews Artist Guild regular monthly meeting is Tuesday night, 7/12/11, at 6:30 PM (social time) with the meeting starting at 7 PM. Our speaker is Debbie Rasberry, president of the Piedmont Pastel Society and she will do a pastel demo. Samples of her lovely work are above. Our meetings are held at the Matthews Community Center and all meetings are free and open to the public. Join us!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Come Visit the Gallery at Christ Church!

Visit the art gallery at Christ Episcopal Church at 1412 Providence Road in Charlotte, NC and see over 70 paintings by 24 of MAG's artists. All paintings are on sale and some of the proceeds to to charities supported by the church. Many thanks to Margaret Salisbury and her helpers for setting this up.

MAG Art Sale at Christ Church Good News Shop on Providence Rd.