Welcome and New Member Introductions
Linda Poche opened the Zoom meeting with a welcome. Emma Landman is our newest CMMAG member. She had been in an artists guild in Georgia before moving to North Carolina and was looking for a local group to allow her to spend time with other artists. She has done oils in the past but now mostly acrylics, but she is like many other members who is willing to try new media.
Katherine Stein led a drawing exercise of sketching a statue from various angles.
Zoom Open Studio Playtimes
Playdates or Open Studio times, which are free to all members, are scheduled for the Saturday before the business meetings at 10AM and a Sunday afternoon later in the month. The upcoming dates include the following:
Sunday, August 22 at 1PM.
Saturday, September 4 at 1PM.
NC Museum of Art Sketching Outing
Katherine Stein is organizing a trip to NCMA on Saturday, September 11, from 10AM to 2PM. If the weather cooperates, the group will focus on the sculpture garden. If it is too hot or raining, the group can visit one of the buildings. Entrance to the museum is free; however, since Covid you must get a ticket online to enter.
Duke Gardens Outing
Marcia Streithorst has planned a trip to Duke Gardens to be inspired to sketch or paint. It is free to enter the gardens, but there is a $2 parking fee. This event was organized for Saturday, October 16 at 1PM.
Art Shows (Virtual and In-Person)
Wilson Arts Center’s Artist Call
Lisa Yerby outlined the application process for the show via the Café site: www.callforentry.org.
Lisa’s entry was selected into the show.
Social Media Update
Maureen Seltzer is the August Spotlight Member on the CMMAG website (blog.)
Amy Roswick reminded the members of the prompts for the Third Quarter 2021 Picked Prompts Challenge. The results are to be shared at the meeting on September 9. The prompts are as follows.
Texture/Mark Making: Solid (i.e., Wood, Metal, Glass)
Bonus Technique: Continuous line drawing
Denice Celley discussed that she had recently finished her project that has been pending in her studio for some time, and it is just in time for her to be able to pack up everything for her year abroad.
Denice has several of her recent pieces available on her website denicecelley.art. Sales from these pieces will help fund her trip to London for her 1-year masters program in Art History.
Denice Celley shared the drawing exercise she has been planning for the past few months...when we were to get together in-person using mat board scraps she has been collecting for guild members. The demo involved each person following one instruction, and then passing along the piece to another person for the next instruction.