Friday, September 16, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I think we'd all like to visit and shop in your "fantasy world"!
Friday, May 6, 2016
Here is a collage of just some of the work included in "Go Big and Be Bold," which is on display at the Sertoma Art Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC until June 24th, 2016. If you're in the area, please visit. And, as a bonus, we've created an interactive art game for the young and young at heart to play while viewing the art.
|Member art by: (clockwise) Shannon Binkowski, Sharon DiGiulio, |
Michelle Davis Petelinz, Maggi Neufer, Linda Poche, Katherine Stein,
Jeanne Rhea, Iris Musselwhite, Ilona Isaacs, Cathy Hooper, and April Weaver
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Here are some shots from the Play Day:
Monday, January 18, 2016
Dues are $30.00 per year, and can be paid online, using the PayPal link below. Or, if you're going to join us for a meeting, you may pay by cash, credit/debit card, or check. It's just about the best deal in town: you get access to all of our events, to a wealth of talent and information, and discounts at local art supply stores, all for less than $3.00 per month!
If you have questions, please leave a comment on this post, or ask on our Yahoo group. You are a member of our Yahoo group, aren't you? If not, you may join here.
We look forward to welcoming you to our merry band of mixed media
Sunday, November 22, 2015
We worked, we played, we laughed, we ate, and we shared in the concentrated 4-day weekend which is AOC. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Here are just a few of the images from the weekend. Enjoy--we certainly did!
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Yes, it's that time again:
Bleary-eyed members getting up at the crack of dawn to prepare the first workshop classrooms; starting off in Congressional to see what color Sharon has chosen for this year's shirts and aprons; seeing the tower of boxes of plastic to be cut (yes, we remembered scissors this year!); stuffing bags with pre-cut plastic to be used later; wearing masking tape 'bracelets'; greeting teachers from years past; separating buckets (yes, Penny's plastic separator method worked again!); filling and delivering the first of what will seem like hundreds of buckets of water; covering the tables (tape all around vs. just on the ends--try not to get a splinter!); rooms ready and so are the students; a break for breakfast; first classroom turnover (of what will seem like thousands...didn't I just do this table 4 hours ago?); lunch at Bahama Breeze; preparing our "Try It Zone;" greeting friends and eager artists (no, you can't come in yet, the demos don't begin until tomorrow--here's a schedule); another turnover; a bit of time to sit and visit; hospitality rooms now open, time to go get something to drink (what? it's dark outside already?); doing the last turnover so we won't have to get up early tomorrow...time to sleep, then it's back at it again tomorrow.
And, Friday through Sunday, there'll be trade show bargains (where did you get that, and did they have more?), member technique demos, and our "Orange International Mail Art Challenge" display (view cards which have come in so far, then make one yourself, to have your work included in our online event).
We often say that AOC is the most work and the most fun we have as Guild members, and it's true. We work hard and we play even harder. And, it's the most concentrated time we have together all year. Thanks to everyone who will volunteer her time to make our 8th AOC a success.
Below are some "vintage" AOC photos (from 2009, our second year). Enjoy, and see you next week!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Ongoing is our Orange: An International Mail Art Challenge continues to receive submissions. We have postcards from our members, as well as from artists in Austria and Spain. To see the full collection, visit the blog. We hope you'll be inspired to join in the fun, create one, and send it in!
Our annual Round Robin Play Day at DiGiulio Studios will be held on Sunday, September 13th, from noon to 5pm. Sign up to bring a sip or nibble on the Yahoo Group, and join us as we explore a variety of technique demos presented by our talented members.
CMMAG will again host a Mail Art event as part of Raleigh's annual SPARKcon celebration. Join us on Saturday, September 19th on the mezzanine level of the Busy Bee Café, 225 S. Wilmington Street, downtown Raleigh, between 5:00 and 9:00 pm as we create postcards for the International Mail Art Challenge, or to send to loved ones. All supplies will be provided, and it promises to be a great time! Oh, and did we mention the tater tot appetizers and beer at the Busy Bee...yummy and 'licious?
The opening of our "Falling for Mixed Media" display at the Page Walker Art & History Center in Cary is Friday, September 25th, from 6 to 8pm. Several members will have their work on display in the building's front showcase. Our show will run until November 16th, and many of the pieces will be for sale.
And as if that's just not enough fun, we'll be preparing for our next foray into the world of Jerry's Artarama's Art of the Carolinas (November 12--15), gathering and assembling gift baskets for InterAct, and planning our annual holiday celebration meeting (December 10th).
We'd love to have you with us for any or all of our events.
If you haven't joined us yet, what are you waiting for?
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Call for Art: We invite people of all ages from all over the world to join us in creating 4"x6" postcards on this theme, and mailing them to: CMMAG 4704 Marathon Lane Raleigh, North Carolina 27616. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015.
The postcards will be displayed online on our Orange Mail Art blog, and there'll be orange inspiration and comments on our Orange Mail Art Facebook page. We're also planning an exhibit of them in Raleigh, NC in the late fall...details on this as they become available.
We encourage members to share this call for art with everyone they know (artists and non-artists alike), and we can't wait to see what you'll create! Each postcard should be sent through the mail (no envelopes, please), so be sure to affix correct postage to reach the US, and avoid attachments to the cards, since they may be lost or damaged in handling. And, remember to include your name, city, state and country, so we can include this information in the online display.
Here's a peek at a few of the submissions we've already received, but we need MORE!
Monday, April 20, 2015
2. When did you decide to pursue art or did art pursue you?
3. If you weren't an artist, what would you be?
4. What other jobs have you had which have aided you on your artistic path?
5. At the art supply store, which section do you gravitate to first?
Much like my childhood art shopping: paper, pens, markers. I still find casual drawing and coloring soothing and restful.
I've been trying out some watercolor. I would like to take some formal classes. Also, I want to learn more collage techniques. Through the graciousness of the Guild, I'll be taking a class with Eric McRay. Also plan to take a class with Sharon DiGiulio at Jerry's soon.
7. If you could do anything, and knew you could not fail, what would you choose to do?
I would go to school seeing an Art Therapy degree. In addition, a friend in Ecuador has invited me to spend a summer with her and work in the orphanage with children with disabilities, teaching expression, individuality and joy through art. That would take a lot of courage for me.
to the postcards you'll send from Ecuador!