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Goodbye, 2016. Hello, 2017!

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The Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild thanks all of our members and readers for following along on our creative journey via our meetings and our blog. 

2016 was a wonderful year; we've had many opportunities to display and sell our work; we've supported each other in our various creative endeavors; we've reached out to our wider community to share our talents; and we've learned and laughed a great deal along the way. 

As we transition into new leadership next month, we look forward to even more ways to share what we love:  all things mixed media!  We welcome new members, current members, and those returning after a time away to our diverse group of artists, on all points of the creative journey--we've all got something to share. 

Our first meeting of the new year will be on Thursday, January 12th, at the Chavis Community Center in Raleigh (500 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard).  We have a "soft start" at 6:30, giving us time to mingle, grab a snack, and c…

Member News: Michelle Davis Petelinz

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CMMAG President, Michelle Davis Petelinz is the featured artist at the North Carolina Crafts Gallery for the month of October!  The Carrboro, NC gallery stocks an eclectic mix of art from local and national artists.  Michelle's "Ancestral Odes" exhibit includes her art-to-wear alcohol ink under glass pendants, wood vessels with polymer, and wall art.  The work is on display now, and the opening reception is Friday, October 14, from 6 to 9pm, as part of Carrboro's 2nd Friday Artwalk.  See you there! 

Member Update: Jeanne Rhea

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Cool News: Our founder, Jeanne Rhea, is the Featured Artist on the Ampersandart.com blog!  Read her interview here.  Congratulations, Jeanne!  We're so proud of you. Love, The Guild

Featured Artist Interview: Peggy Heitmann

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    What inspires you to create?
    I am always on a quest for more time. I always strive for enough time so that the creative process takes over and the ideas and the art produce itself. I enjoy reading, re-reading, and looking at pictures in art books. I enjoy workshops and the camaraderie of fellow artists. I get a lot of ideas from YouTube. Most of all, I love color. I look for color combinations in every aspect of life. And, guess what? I am not disappointed. I find color everywhere.

When did you decide to pursue art or did it pursue you? I often think of cutting pictures out of the Sears Roebuck catalogue as a young girl. By the time I was in the first grade, I was cutting out for me and the left-handed boy who sat next to me. Today, a majority of my altered book work involves cutting out. I guess, I would say I have been preparing all my life for a chance to work every day; to be able to say I am an artist. 
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be? I would continue to pursue …

"Go Big and Be Bold"

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Whatdo you get when you put together a group of loquacious, lively, laughing creative women who all love mixed media? 
The Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild! We proudly present our “Go Big and Be Bold” show for you to enjoy. Founded over a decade ago, CMMAG offers its members monthly meetings with demos and participatory activities, play days and workshops, field trips and group shows…all dedicated to sharing the love of mixed media and the joy of creating art. We chose to call our show “Go Big and Be Bold” not only because this is the largest venue we’ve shown in, but also tochallenge our members to work in larger formats and bolder presentations than manyhave done before. 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 a…

First Quarter Play Day: A Round-Robin of Creativity!

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There was an excited, creative CMMAG buzz at DiGiulio Studios on Sunday, March 13th.  From the demos (card and nametag making with Linda; cool stencil techniques with Shannon; fabulous flower felting with Katherine, and creating cactus-themed canvases with Mimi's pulled paint), to the delicious food provided by members (we do know how to put on a great spread!), big fun was had by all.  Thanks to Sharon and Joe DiGiulio for opening their home and studio to us--we had a terrific time! 

Here are some shots from the Play Day:

Happy 2016!

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The new CMMAG year got off to an exciting start with our first meeting, where we mapped out the coming 12 months of creativity, learning, exploration and fun.  Here's just some of what's to come:  three member exhibits; at least one field trip; our annual round-robin technique demo day; artful outreach activities; member-only artist workshops; kids' art projects; meeting demos; and two challenges.  Our members are eagerly looking forward to another jam-packed, creative year...won't you join us? 

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…