Thursday, May 13, 2021

May 2021 Business Meeting

CMMAG members met via Zoom on Thursday, May 13.  

Creativity Exercise

Denice Celley led a drawing exercise.  She started by drawing a box, then adding some interesting shapes within it.  She then proceeded to draw lines that mirrored the shapes she had created.  The overlapping of these lines created interesting effects, and the members noted that the process was very meditative. 

Members-Only Tutorials

Jeanne Maher will host a tutorial on Saturday, May 22, at 1PM called Easy ATCs.  Jeanne will be sharing her 7-layer process for making 9 or 16 ATCs at once on one big paper.   Anyone interested in joining CMMAG or in members-only tutorials should email CMMAG for details.  

Chavis Update

The grand re-opening for Chavis is slated for Saturday, June 12, at 10:30AM and is open to the public. CMMAG will hold its first in-person meeting at Chavis (505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27601) on July 8th.  The details for parking, meeting room, and the like will be distributed closer to the date.  

Upcoming Events/Outings

Zoom Open Studio Playtimes
Online Zoom Playdates or Open Studio times, which are free to all members, have been scheduled through June 2021.  The scheduled days are the Saturday before the business meetings at 10AM and the Wednesday following the business meetings at 6PM.  The upcoming dates include the following:
  • Wednesday, May 19 at 6 pm.
  • Saturday, June 5 at 10 am. 

Anyone interested in joining CMMAG or in members-only tutorials should email CMMAG for details. 

Field Trips/Sketching Events

CMMAG will be revising meet-ups in parks or museums to sketch or view art together.  Plans are being discussed.  

Creative Challenges 

The prompts for the Second Quarter 2021 Picked Prompts Challenge that will be shared at the June 11 meeting are as follows.


  • Denice Celley was the first to be featured in the monthly Member Spotlight on the CMMAG website.  She shared details of her inspiration, her plans for the future, and several photos of her works.  
  • Alicia Brinkman is in the 6x6 Daily Painting Exhibition at the The Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex that opens next week.  
  • Denice Celley is currently working toward a 12-week certification to be a Certified Picture Framer (CPF) by the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA.) 

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