East Aurora Art Society June Show 2017 Top Award Winners (left to right): Ann Peterson, Nancy Zielinski, Howard Miller, Marty Kutas, Judy Hartke, and Len Rusin (not shown).
Our annual June outdoor show was a wonderful weekend of fine art, music, and gathering of our community. Thanks to all of our EAAS Members, Friends, Town of Aurora, EA Middle School, and our sponsors who all helped make it happen!
Congratulations to our East Aurora Art Society June Show 2017 Award Winners!
Best of Show: Howard Miller
Acrylic: 1st: Judy Hartke, 2nd: Conrad Borucki, 3rd Dorothy Rosche
Watercolor: 1st: Marty Kutas, 2nd: Ray Dietz, 3rd: Doreen Cutting
Oil: 1st: Len Rusin, 2nd: Nancy Cerny, 3rd: Katie Oehmler
Pastel/Drawing: 1st: Nancy Zielinski, 2nd: Sharon Schasel, 3rd: Amanda Polanski
Photography/Digital Art: 1st: Ann Peterson, 2nd: David Reade, 3rd: David Maynard
High School Student June Show 2017 Award Winners:
Blue ribbon: Sarah Mertzlufft
Blue ribbon: Elena Nicotra
Blue ribbon: Lauren Smith
Red ribbon: Christina Domondon
Red ribbon: Julia Pacer
Red ribbon: Aurora Warchocki
Yellow ribbon: Samira Debiew
Yellow ribbon: Mathew Liebler
Hello All! The East Aurora Fine Art Outdoor Show is coming soon on Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017 located on the lawn of the Middle School on Main Street (across from the Roycroft campus). This is our 64th year! It’s always a great community event! Come out and enjoy the fun!
Thank you to the following Sponsors!
At our June meeting this Thursday (6/8), Miranda Kirchmeyer is the Demonstrator for this month. She will be explaining how to frame your work. Hope to see you all there! Meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Meet the Artist
Norberg's Art & Frame Shop is a unique top floor gallery located on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY. Artist, framer and proprietor Miranda Kirchmeyer specializes in creative and high quality custom framing services for artwork, prints and collectibles of all kinds. Her gallery features over a dozen local artists of different media and styles.
"Presentation is an art. Framing can drastically change the integrity and feeling of a piece, which is why it is so important to choose the right colors and style that will allow the work to really shine. I have many tips to share on how to creatively present and properly preserve different types of artwork that would be very helpful to artists selling their own work. I will be demonstrating the basics of choosing the right frame, how to cut a mat, and other useful techniques involve in the framing process.”
Hello everyone! It’s almost Thursday and that means another artist demonstration is on your way! This coming Thursday’s meeting will feature artist Timothy Brooks. The meeting starts at 7 pm.
Meet the Artist
“Smashed Butterfly” is the name of my first original piece of art. I had to be around 3 years old at the time and while most children scribbled images due to lack of motor skills, I distinctly remember being inspired by an actual butterfly that was “smashed” on our sidewalk. It was not the beautiful wings that usually inspire people but the disarray of the body parts and the smudged colors on the concrete “canvas” that drew my attention. Shortly afterwards, my mother asked me to draw in my baby book as a keepsake. I scribbled diligently at the drawing and proudly showed it to mom. When she asked what it was, I told her it was a smashed butterfly. A bit disturbed by my response my family got an early clue that I would grow up to see the world differently. There were a lot of smashed butterfly drawings that year. With the turn of a new century the digital world has opened a medium that finally lets me create the images I have always seen in my photographs. I do not layer images but rather reorient the pixels to distort and create brush like stokes that emulate the movement and emotion that originally inspired me. Using a giclee printing process on thick textured watercolor paper allows me to create depth and richness beyond what I can print on traditional photo paper.
~ Timothy Brooks
For more information about Timothy Brooks please visit his website.
Hello Everyone! The East Aurora Art Walk is this Friday from 4 - 9 pm. Come meet the members of the EAAS, enjoy lots of great art by our talented local artists, yummy refreshments, and a nice walk through the village!
The trolley will be available if you would like a ride.
We hope you all will stop by and visit us at the Roycroft chapel!
On Thursday, April 13 Bernice Smith will be our demonstrator. Bernice enjoys painting in the studio as well as outside. She works in acrylic creating various sizes including “Tiny Art” to enormous paintings. Bernice is currently a member of the East Aurora Art Society, and programs director and past President/Founder of the West Seneca Art Society. She is a member of the WNY Plein Air Painters, EA Plein Air Painters, and the Casien and Acrylic Painters NYS. She is a beginners/intermediate teacher at Enjoy the Journey Gallery for Acrylic. Bernice attended University at Buffalo and Art Institute of Pittsburgh for an education in Fine Art and Graphic Design. She has taken classes and hosted classes for ages 3 and up on various topics. She also earned some credits from Villa Maria Collage and Buffalo State University, but “going out painting is the best teacher” she says.
“My hope is that everyone can find something they love as much as I love art. The pursuit of a passion brings peace and joy. We connect with nature, other humans and spirituality when we create.” ~ Bernice Smith
Demonstration starts at 7 p.m. at the East Aurora Senior Center, Hope to see you there.
In the area of Orchard Park? Head on over to Fox Run where our very own president, Linda Hall, has just hung up 35 paintings!
Join us Thursday February 9th for a demonstration by Marc A. Duquette. His focus is on portraiture and figures. He paints in the classical style of the Old Masters, while employing contemporary themes. The demonstration will be held at the East Aurora Senior Center at 7pm.
For more information on Marc and to see his work click the "Website" button below.
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