Fall Membership Exhibition Entries

Hello Fellow AWA Members,It is time to send your entries in for the Fall Membership Exhibition which is being held at Peoria City Hall Art GallerySeptember 29th through October 30th. Bev Jozwiak is the juror for the show and you can find out more about her by looking at her website,  www.bevjozwiak.com, and by reading the prospectus.

Digital entries are due Friday, August 15, 2014.

If you have any questions please call Jeremy Jones at 480 563 5916 or e-mail him at inigoj@cox.net.

Attached is a copy of the Prospectus for your convenience.

Finish those paintings and get them in!  Best of luck.


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AWA Show-digital entries due in 7 weeks

gallery pan smGreetings AWA Members! Its time to go through your paintings or to make that big effort to do the ultimate painting for the next AWA show. Digital entries are due in 7 weeks, but don’t put this off until the last minute.

We’re trying a new venue this time in the West Valley Art Museum, which is actually inside Peoria City Hall. Because it is a public space, the city will be inviting members of the public to attend our reception and there will be extra efforts at publicity for this event. There is also a lot of space, so juror Bev Jozwiak and I have been talking about a show of perhaps 80 paintings. This is a good time to earn points toward signature membership.

I will also be looking for people who are interested in helping to check in paintings, to help with the hanging and to plan the reception and awards presentation. There is a rod system in place, so hanging should be easy but will take time with so many paintings. Send an e-mail if you’d like to help.

Let me know if you can’t open the Fall 2014 Prospectus Rev 3 or if you have other questions. Complete details about framing and matting will be sent to all accepted artists.

What are you waiting for? Grab that brush and get to work.

Jeremy Jones - inigoj@cox.net

Featuring Candice Diaz

Today, we are featuring AWA member, Candice Diaz, Co-Director at Large for Membership Workshops.   Below we are showcasing a wonderful painting Candice did for the AWA 2013 Fall Membership Show called “Stitch in Time”.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Watercolor on Scratch Board

The attached painting is just another fun thing to consider as part of the rules changes. This is a watercolor on scratch board! Basically, everything but the black is scratched off a white panel and then the white areas are painted. You can do this in a way the creates a texture on the white area that influences the look of the painted area.scratch hawk


Annual AWA Retreat

Dear AWA Board members and Committee Leads, 

It is time for our annual AWA retreat and this year we have a treat in store for you!  The retreat will be held at the Tempe Center for the Arts in room 201 on Saturday, June 7, from 10am to 3pm.
This is an opportunity to thank everyone for their time and talents in making AWA a great organization. Also, we want to welcome our new board members and allow them an opportunity to talk to their peers about their new positions and what they will be doing in 2014-2015.  We will also have a fun art project to create for you to take home.
We are having a boxed lunch catered so I will need to hear from you if you plan to attend by Monday, May 19, 2013.  As soon as I have the menu from the caterer I will forward them on to you for your selection.  I need to have your selections in by Thursday, May 22 no later than 12pm.   I will unavailable until the 29th of May so there is urgency in getting all the details taken care of this week.
I hope you can attend and look forward to hearing from you.
Sherry Kimmel
AWA President Emeritus

Meeting May 8th

Hello Fellow AWA Members,

Just a gentle reminder that the Board and the General meetings take place on Thursday, May 8th at the AAG Building 18411 N. 7th Ave, Phoenix. It is located near the corner of 7th Ave. and Union Hills. Two important events will be taking place. First of all there will be a short business meeting during which time new Board members will be elected. A vote will be taken to hold a short business meeting in October to vote on a few updates, corrections to the Bylaws and Standing Rules.  Second, there will be the annual critique. The critiquers this year are Stan Kurth and Jo Toye. Be sure to bring a painting to be critiqued.

The Fun Table and sign ups and registration for the 2014-2015 AWA year will start at 7pm. Snacks will be served and you will have time to socialize with fellow painters. The meeting starts promptly at 7:30pm. Please plan to attend. A quorum of members is necessary to hold the election.

The Board meets at 5:15 for a short social and the meeting itself starts promptly at 5:30. Board Members, be sure to be there to wind up the year. 

Have a happy summer and do lots of painting.

Diane Parnitzke