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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Life Drawing Tonight 12/28 at 7 PM

Life Drawing tonight at 7 PM at the Matthews Community Center. All artists 18 years old and above are welcome. Charge usually runs from $5-8 depending on how many attend to split the model fee. Be early and ready at 7 sharp!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Oops! Mistake about Life Drawing Next Week

There WILL be Life Drawing Wednesday as usual. Be there early so all can start at 7 PM sharp at the Matthews Community Center. All artists 18 and older are welcome.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Russell Smith Demo 1/10/12

Russell Smith winning first place in Matthews Alive Art Show

The January 10th meeting will feature Russell Smith. Russell's works are awesomely realistic and yet there's more than brushwork skill in his art. He emotes history. His favorite subject is WW1 fighter aircraft. He won first place at the Matthews Alive Art Competition sponsored by the Matthews Artist Guild and judged by Larry Elder of Elder Art Gallery of Charlotte with his "Self-Portrait as a German Ace in 1918". "Tumult in the Clouds: The Aviation Art of Russell Smith" written by Jim Wilberg is a newly released book of Russell's artwork, drawing great reviews. More information about Russell and samples of his art can be found at His demo for this meeting is about creating art with both sides of the brain. Be there at the Matthews Community Center at 6:30 PM!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Life Drawing Tonight

Tired of the busy holiday season? Here's an option. There will be life drawing tonight at the Matthews Community Center at 7 PM tonight 12/21/11. This will be the last session of the year... no session next week. The cost depends on how many attendees there are to split the model fee, usually $5-8. All artists welcome as long as you're at least 18 years old.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Plein Air Buds at Mint Museum Today

Greg Barnes joined us today at the Mint Museum on Randolph Road for some plein air painting. We later visited his studio at Fairview & Sharon and saw his wonderful works and learned of his classes on Tuesday nights. Several of the artists plan on being there tonight to take his oil painting session. After visiting and talking with Greg, we went to nearby Moe's for some Mexican cuisine. Great time! We are taking off the next two weeks and will resume 1/10/12. Interested? Email Debbie at

Monday, December 19, 2011

Plein Air Buds at the Mint on Randolph Road

The Plein Air Buds can paint outdoors at the Mint Museum or sketch indoors, Tuesday, 12/20/11. There is a charge of $10 if you wish to draw inside (no painting allowed) but painting outdoors is free. We'll meet at 10 AM at the parking area. Want to be included in the emails? Email Debbie at For information and directions to the Mint Museum click on this web site:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Plein Air Buds at Baxter Village in Fort Mill

Tuesday morning the Plein Air Buds ventured to Baxter Village of Fort Mill, SC to paint store fronts and surrounding Christmas decorations. We later ate lunch at Sayago's and met kind owner, Anita Sayago. Uniquely delicious sandwiches! We will meet next week, weather permitting. And take off the week of Christmas. Want to learn more about the group and possibly join us? Email Debbie at Free of charge (unless there is admission cost at a location) and open to all artists.

Monday, December 12, 2011

MAG Christmas Party

It's tomorrow night, Tuesday, 12/13 at 6:30 PM with dinner starting at 7 PM. MAG will provide turkey, ham and beverages. Members are to bring a guest, a gift for exchanging (re-gifting encouraged or purchase inexpensive item) from each person attending and a side dish for the pot luck table. Hope to see everyone!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Small Art for Kilgoris Project

Bring in small artworks (roughly 8x10 inches or smaller) to sell at the Kilgoris Marketplace at Seneca Square this morning (Thursday, 12/8) at 10 AM or tomorrow (Friday, 12/9) at 2 PM. This is a charitable event free of charge to MAG members. The percentage of sales to donate to Kilgoris is up to the individual artist.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Life Drawing Every Wednesday Night

It's Wednesday night, and that means life drawing will be at the Matthews Community Center at 7 PM. Come early to set up. All artists, over the age of 18, are welcome. Charge runs from $5-10 depending on how many attend to split the model fee. Thanks to Nancy, Jack and Tom for model scheduling and maintaining this.
ALSO, Nancy is needing more models! If you are interested, email Debbie at

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Plein Air Buds at Baxter Village Canceled

Due to bad weather conditions, the Plein Air Buds will not meet today as planned. Want to get the latest emails ASAP? Email Debbie to get in the loop:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Plein Air Buds at Baxter Village Fountain

Join us Tuesday morning, 12/6, at 10 AM at the fountain at Baxter Village for some store front painting. Afterwards we'll choose a place to eat together!... always the best part. Want to be included in our email list? Contact Debbie at