We had another amazing Colden Festival despite the rain this year. Thank you to all the artists who participated in this year's Colden Festival in September. Congrats to all the winners!! We had a generous donation from Allentown who is one of our biggest sponsors for our June Show.
COLDEN FESTIVAL 2018 prize winners
Shown from left: Ros Fishbaugh, Bernice Smith, Carole Maltby, Haley Pamateer, Randall Crawford, Karen Higley, Karen Sienk, Annette Tavern, Bill Davies, Susan Somerville, Chuck Morlock, and Robert Prieschel (not shown David Hall)
Another exciting Art Walk is behind us... but It was filled with lots of exceptional art, artists, a brief storm, and the lights out for a bit... all made for a memorable night! Thank you to all who came out and the Roycroft Chapel and Inn!
Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm, our special guest and demonstrator will be Jody Ziehm.
Here is her bio: Jody is a full time watercolorist who lives in Wheatfield, NY. “I have a love of painting and am devoted to watercolors. Inspired by my surroundings I enjoy plein air painting and, whenever possible, work from live models.”
She also works in her studio from photos. Her work is distinguished by its vivid colors and dynamic compositions. A member of Buffalo Society of Artists, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Buffalo Niagara Art Association, Fine Arts League of Buffalo and Tonawanda Council of the Arts she also enjoys teaching and holds weekly classes at both Partners in Art in North Tonawanda and the Amherst Museum. She is also represented in Kittinger Gallery in Williamsville, Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame in Canandaigua, Gallery Morada in Islamorada Florida, Barton Hill Resort and Spa in Lewiston New York, and The Mansion in Buffalo New York.
All are invited to join us to welcome and learn from this amazing artist!
Its September already and time to start a new year for the art society! Our first meeting is Thursday, September 13 at 7 pm, so mark your calendars! Fran Noonan will be our special guest and I hope you bring a few new guests along with you too. There will be information about our upcoming EA Art Walk, and other local exhibits, refreshments, a Goodie Shop, and most importantly a chance to spend an evening together! We will have membership applications available for you to fill out as we all sign up for another exciting new year!
Our 65th annual June outdoor show was a wonderful weekend of fine art 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 2018 Award Winners!
Best of Show: Kelsey Merkle
Acrylic- !st: Conrad Borucki, 2nd: Dorothy Rosche, 3rd: Bernice Smith, HM: Brian Berberich
Watercolor- 1st: Charles Brown, 2nd: Debra Meier, 3rd: Doreen Cutting, HM: Mary Anne Cappellino
Oil- 1st: Susan Ott, 2nd: Phil Hewitt, 3rd: Teri Jo Ritz, HM: Veronica Benes
Pastel/Drawing- 1st: Paul Cutting, 2nd: Walt Witmer, 3rd: Amanda Polanski, HM: Nancy Zielinski
Mixed Media- 2nd: Marie Prince, HM: Sharon Bartell
Photography- 1st: Theresa Meegan, 2nd: David Maynard, 3rd: Dick Collins, HM: Paul Rickard
Photo caption: A few of the East Aurora Art Society June Show 2018 Top Award Winners (left to right): Kelsey Merkle (Best of Show), Susan Ott, Charles Brown, and Conrad Borucki
It's finally here and we are excited to share with you our love of fine art and a special celebration of our town of Aurora's Bicentennial (Happy 200 years!)
Join us on June 14 at 7 pm as we welcome our demonstrator Sean M. Witucki.
Sean obtained his BS and MS in Visual Art Education from the State University of NY at Buffalo State. He is primarily a self-taught artist, who is always focused on developing his skills in the techniques of the traditional masters. He has been a drawing and painting instructor at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts since 2002.
Sean reveals a personal and contemporary expression of landscapes and still lives which pay homage to his formative years. He spent much of his boyhood roaming the fields and woods on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in Monson, Massachusetts. This is where his understanding of the natural world took its roots. This influence plays a major role in the subjects of Sean’s works. In 2016 Sean had the honor of becoming a Hudson River Fellow with the Grand Central Atelier. This experience has greatly influenced his work.
His Statement: From the beginning as a small boy, I have been immersed in nature. It is who I am as a person and as a painter. All of Gods creations lend infinite amounts of subject and inspiration to work from. I have found traditional techniques best suit what I strive for visually. It is what your soul feels when looking at a painting that matters to me. The emotional response it creates.
The two ways I have chosen to express the beauty I see is in landscape and still life painting. This direction allows me to show both Gods and man’s touch on the world around us. The “Light” that both shed. Within the landscape I strive to show majesty, intimacy, truth and strength of Gods creations. In still life I choose subjects that create personal narratives with natural, historical and common place objects that can also resonate with many people. It is a wonderful connection that I feel I am able to make with the viewer.
Here's a bio for our guest speaker for Thursday, May 10... Welcome Charlie!.We look forward to your presentation and critique on what makes a good painting (Charlie has been one of our past judges).
Charles Houseman, a resident of Hamburg, graduated from Buffalo State with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Art Education. He also has worked as a designer in retail, industrial, engineering and architectural firms. He has taught in Alden and Springville High Schools, retiring from education in 2013. He has continued his involvement in visual arts through his own work, and art classes through regional arts centers. In addition, he is a percussionist who has performed with various jazz groups and drum circles, the Buffalo Silver Band, and the Springville Jazz Orchestra.
Primarily a landscape painter, Houseman is influenced by a range of artists including the Hudson River painters of the mid-late 1800’s, but also contemporary realists. His work reflects his travels with his wife, Peg, to historic sites and National Parks. He is a member and past president of the Buffalo Society of Artists. His work can be seen at Meibohm Fine Arts in East Aurora and Oxford Gallery in Rochester. His website is www.charleshouseman.com.
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