We are pleased to show our members artwork in our 2021 Spring Art Show. This show contains work from 52 of our members and includes 155 pieces of art. Please browse our show and enjoy this wonderful artwork: 2021 Spring Art Show
Tips For Painting Beautiful Wildflowers
Karen will share her tips for painting beautiful wildflowers through a demonstration and sharing some of her paintings.
Information about the Artist:
Karen Margulis is a full time artist and art educator. She lives in Atlanta Georgia with her husband Michael. Karen received her BA in Education from the University of Florida. She currently teaches painting workshops around the world.
Karen is a contemporary landscape painter. She works in most painting media but has achieved recognition for her pastel paintings. She has exhibited her award winning work around the world and has been reviewed by Pastel Journal for her wildflower paintings. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Masters Circle recipient of the International Association of Pastel Societies. She was recently a faculty member at the prestigious IAPS Convention.
Karen has a passion for travel and painting while on location. She enjoys the opportunity to share her techniques and approach to making art in her workshops. She is known for her ability to make art simple, accessible to all and fun.
Karen is also an avid Daily Painter and blogger. She paints everyday and shares her work, art tips and inspiration in her daily posts on her blog ‘Painting My World’.
Karen is delighted to be able to be a pastel instructor. She is excited to share her love of art and help students experience the joy of painting. As Degas said “Art is not what you see. It’s what you make others see”.
Karen looks forward to helping others share their own artistic vision.
Here are several of Karen’s paintings:
NOTE: This meeting will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent out to all current members prior to the meeting on April 15.
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.
Location: Online via Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent out to all current members prior to the class on May 4.
Do you paint, sketch, collage, photograph, print, pour, marbleize, Zentangle® or use multimedia? Fine artist Judy Lavoie is excited to introduce the unique art surface of Claybord™. This smooth white panel has so many advantages over art papers, canvas and boards, with amazing results! Judy will share her Claybord work, using a dozen different media, to illustrate the versatility of the surface and inspire you to try Claybord for your art.
By the end of the presentation, you’ll want to try Claybord yourself and Judy will be providing free samples – join in for the details on how to get yours, in ATC size too!
BIOGRAPHY: Judy is an award-winning artist in watercolors, acrylics, and scratchboards. She loves to share her techniques, tips, discoveries, successes and blunders, while encouraging others to find passion in art as she has. Her work can be viewed on her website: https://judylavoieart.com
Dates: Tuesdays, May 11 through June 15
– No class on May 26.
– Wednesday each week will be a rain date.
Time: 1:00 to 3:30 P.M.
Location: Ft. Loudon State Park in Vonore
Class Size: Maximum of 10
Prerequisites: Basic drawing class or lots of practice
Workshop Content: Working from Observation at Ft. Loudon State Park in Vonore with graphite or color pencil.
Lessons: How to select a composition from observed landscape and to capture information to apply to drawing paper. How to build value with graphite or color pencil. How to select a focal point and created a sense of depth, foreground, middle ground, and background.
Supply List: Here is the list of what to bring to class: En Plein Air Supply List. If you have any questions, contact Lee Edge (email@example.com).
Biography: (Loretta) Lee Edge has an extensive background teaching art in public schools around the U S as well adult education including in Tellico Village. Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in art at Moore College of Art/Design on full scholarship and a master’s at Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University, both in Philadelphia Pa. She holds signature membership in the Tn Watercolor Society and in the Southern Watercolor Society, having received awards for paintings in exhibits sponsored by both societies, and in other exhibits sponsored by the Oak Ridge Art Center and the Fountain City Art Center.
Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance
Deborah Nance’s “Tomatoes” has been chosen for exhibition in the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance’s No Bigger Than a Breadbox exhibition. Work entered was no larger than 12″ x 12” in any direction including framing.
384 entries were received from 121 artists from the region and 67 pieces were selected for the show at the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville with the opening on Friday, April 2, 2021.
Update Your Game with Graphite
Laurie will present her path to creativity, the phases of creative development and the benefits of sketching, including a few graphite exercises.
Laurie Szilvagyi is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and is a member of the International Guild of Realism and Signature Member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society. Laurie’s work includes drawing, composition, watercolor and oil painting. Her watercolors have been recognized in national and international watercolor exhibits where she has received numerous awards including the Grumbacher Gold Medallion. She currently studies oil painting under the mentorship of Anthony Waichulis of ANI Academy. Most recently, Laurie’s ” Gentleman Jack” painting has been juried into the International Guild of Realism’s upcoming Spring Exhibition. For more details see our Member Highlights page.
Laurie was the President of the Tellico Art Guild for two years where she shared her STRETCH philosophy through Learning Labs and a variety of workshops. Over the past twelve years, Laurie has been teaching drawing, oil painting and watercolor workshops in Tennessee since retiring from a fifteen-year business career. Laurie’s teaching style is fun and expressive with written exercises and a formal presentation. Laurie demonstrates the same professionalism in her art workshops as she did as a Certified Management Consultant leading large system change projects for a major utility in Michigan.
Website: Laurie’s artwork is held in private collections and can be viewed on her Webpage: szilvagyiart.com, Facebook and Instagram.
NOTE: This meeting will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent out to all current members prior to the meeting on March 18.
Two Day “Vibrant Watercolor” Workshop
All Levels Welcome
Date: March 24 & 25, 2021
9 AM EST to 3:30 PM on YouTube
3:30 PM EST to 4:00 PM Zoom (questions and answer period)
Location: This will be a virtual workshop on YouTube and Zoom
Cost: Members: $100, Non-Members: $150
Class Size: Minimum of 10; Maximum of 35
Sign-up: Please complete the registration form below.
Deadline: March 17, 2021
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the Workshop for a refund minus a $5 processing charge. There will be no refunds within 30 days of the workshop. If AGTV or the instructor cancels the workshop, participants will get a full refund.
Workshop Content: Join award winning watercolor artists, Soon Y Warren, for a two day workshop to learn how to create a watercolor of Garlic in a step by step process. Soon Y Warren will provide a reference photo, drawing, and step by step images for the group exercise. Following a painting demonstration of each step, workshop participants will do their own painting in order to fully understand the process. While concentrating on technique, the concept of color theory, composition, and color values will be incorporated into the workshop. The recordings of the YouTube sessions will be made available to participants after the workshop is over.
Biography: Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist, teacher and workshop instructor nationally and internationally. She has an Associate degree in commercial art. Soon Y. had numerous exhibitions and earned numerous awards. Soon Y. is a signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Southern Watercolor Artist (SW), Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush (TWS), Transparent Watercolor Society (TWSA), Rocky Mountain Water-Media (RMNW), and Society of Watercolor Artist (SWA).
Her paintings are in permanent collections of private, corporate and educational institutions the US and internationally.
She is represented by Your Private Collection Art Gallery, Granbury, Texas and Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas
web site: www.soonwarren.com
The Elements of Art and Principles of Design
Dates: March 8, 15 and 22
10:30 to 11:30 AM
Location: This will be a virtual class on Zoom
Cost: AGTV Members: Free, Non-Members: $75
Class Size: Maximum 6 ** CLASS FULL **
Sign-up: Contact Jack Retterer directly at 630-460-5390 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, phone and email information. You will receive confirmation and Zoom login information.
Whether you are new to art or a formally trained professional, this presentation on the Elements of Art / Principles of Design will help you take your art to the next level. As a result of this presentation, you will increase skills to identify the strengths and weakness of your art, improve your ability to learn from other artists and help you identify the skills you need to take your art to the next level.
This presentation takes you beyond just recognizing the Elements of Art / Principles of Design. It will show you how to creatively use the Elements and Principles to create more compelling art. The program is applicable to all 2D art, regardless of medium.
- Session 1 is an explanation of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design and their application to familiar great works of art.
- Sessions 2 and 3 are in-depth discussions of your art and how you can apply the Elements and Principles to strengthen your creativity.
- No cost instructional materials will include a summary sheet of key concepts and a list of online videos and articles for participants who want to pursue the subject further.
Jack Retterer is a Fine Art Photographer with over 40 years of experience. Before moving to East Tennessee, Jack taught photography at Benedictine University. Currently, he teaches Fine Art Photography at the University of Tennessee. His work has been recognized in numerous juried exhibitions for its artistic strength.
A Family of Painters in Poland
Travel with us to Poland where Roch Urbaniak, joined by his parents, Maciej & Alicja will show us photos of their art studios in Krakow, their three different styles of artwork, and discuss how they each handle similar themes differently.
All three are graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, and active painters. Maciej & Alicja have been well known on the Polish art scene for over 30 years. Roch has been working as an artist since graduation in 2011. In addition to being an acrylic painter he is also a comic book creator and author of two books for children.
Alicja creates lively landscapes and still life paintings using a flattened and simplified style with a diversity of colors, shapes and textures.
Maciej’s paintings are decorative, figurative and provocative often in a color palette inspired by Tuscany and Provence
Roch, inspired by myth and legends, uses the language of magic realism to create intricate and elaborate paintings in the style of illustration.
AGTV Members will receive a Zoom invitation a few days prior to the event.
Alicja & Maciej’s website: http://urbaniak.krakow.pl/en/
Roch’s website http://rochurbaniak.com/
Want to get involved in making and trading art without a huge commitment? Join our Artist trading card exchange program. An artist trading card is a small work of art (2.5 x 3.5) size that you make with the materials of your choice (Paint, pens, markers, pencils etc.) in any style you wish. Every month there will be a theme as a prompt for you to follow.
The Deadline for cards is the 20th of each month. For the first part of 2022 the themes are as follows:
- January (deadline 1/20)-Winter/Snow
- February (deadline 2/20)-Color Red/Love/Hearts
- March (deadline 3/20)-Color Green or Rainbows
- April (deadline 4/20)-Rain/Spring
- May (deadline 5/20)-Flowers or Artists Choice
There are some wonderful lessons and examples of Artist trading cards at YouTube by the following artists: Susane Rose Art, Cat Hand, Maremi small art, and Barb Owen. Check out their videos for fun ideas.
ATCs can be acquired at online retailers, from Cathie Salvo, or you can make your own (2.5″ x 3.5″) from your favorite papers. No sign-up is required! Members who wish to participate should mail their ATC to Cathie Salvo or drop it off in the designated box on her front porch at 116 Wewoka Way Loudon, TN 37774.
On the back of the ATC please add your name and date, and optionally a title/notes. Please return your painted cards with a self-addressed stamped envelope so she can send your exchange cards to you. After the deadline, Cathie will mail an ATC to each person who dropped one off. If you send in multiple ATC you will receive the same number in return. For blank ATC cards or for questions please contact Cathie at email@example.com or at 209-352-3908.