Reminder that the Fall Art Walk is tonight from 4-9PM. Stop by the West Herr dealership to see our artists work!!
Members of the art society may sign up for the October 7 to November 11 art show held at the Aurora library, 550 Main St.
Intake is October 7, from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM. There is no entry fee. The pick up date is November 11 from 10 AM until noon.
All art must be properly wired. Artists may submit one large piece maximum frame size 22 x 26“ and one small piece 8“ x 8“ or less for the glass showcase. 3DD art will be in the showcase.
There will be a ballot box for the public to vote for their favorite art. Winners will be announced at the December meeting.
Six volunteers are needed. They can sign up at the September meeting, or email or call Sue Larkin.
The East Aurora Art Society is happy to kick off the fall season with Rosemary Williams. Join us on September 14th at 7PM a demonstration and our first meeting of the season. We are located at 101 King Street.
Starting as a Book Arts Intern, Rosemary quickly fell in love with the organization and is grateful to continue to be a part of such a vibrant and quirky community art space. As Book Arts Education Director, Rosemary leads a team of Teaching Artists, coordinating with educators, artists, students and the community to engage learners of all ages and abilities with the curiosities of all things print & paper. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Printmaking from the University at Buffalo, and has participated in a variety of Teaching Artist trainings, including programs led by Arts for Learning WNY, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.
In addition to her work at the center, she also dabbles in her own printmaking practice. You’ll most likely find her in a printers apron behind piles of paper on her desk at Book Arts. Some of her favorite things include: using a pica ruler, being around old & printy-things, and taking walks and looking at houses.
This exhibit commences on June 29, 2023 through August 21, 2023. Artists displaying their works are:
Emily Abbey, Walter Carrick, Katie Parks-Oehmler, Joe Orlowski, Kathy Pisano, Sue Rudnicky, Roger Stockton, and Sarah Tobin.
Please tell your friends to stop by the Iron Kettle for a bite to eat. Afterwards, check out the art exhibit! All art is available for purchase. Check with the friendly staff to make a purchase.
Keep those brushes painting! New exhibits and artists will be featured every two months.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support our artists at our annual June Show last weekend! The winners of our awards are as follows:
Best of Show Plaque:
First - Larry Nagode
Second - Sharon Bartell
Third - Sharon Fundalinski
Merit - Doreen Cutting
First - Nancy Peterson
Second - Susan Palys
Third - Diane Menchetti
First - Bernie Smith
Second - Susan Ott
Third - Walter Carrick
Merit - Veronica Benes
Mixed Media/Drawing/Dry Media/Pastel:
First - Roger Stockton
Second - Paul Cutting
Third - Katie Parks-Oehmler
Merit - Richard Glover & Amanda Polanski
First – David Maynard
Second – Linda Jelowski
Third – Sue Lembke
Merit – Theresa Meegan
We will be holding an EAAS meeting tonight, June 8 at 7PM at the Senior Center in East Aurora. This will be the final meeting until September.
This meeting will cover information about our annual June Art Show. Experienced show exhibitors will be sharing "Do's and Don'ts" about showing and selling artwork. We will also be helping first time show-goers to prepare for the event.
As always, guests are welcome. See you then!
This year's Spring Artwalk will take place on Friday, May 12. The walk will take place in East Aurora from 4 - 9 PM. The 1.8 mile walk will begin at Guild Eyewear Studio on Douglas Lane, and will conclude at Erin Long Fine Art on Olean Street. A trolley will be available to ride to all locations within the walk. The East Aurora Art Society will be located at stop 7, at the West Herr car dealership on Main Street. We will have paintings on display from various artists, both for viewing and for sale. Come stop by to see what we have prepared!
In their March 2007 issue, The Artist's Magazine included Jeffrey Swaluk’s work in an article entitled, “25 Under 40, Young Artists Who Are Making a Splash.”
Known for his vibrantly colored plein air landscapes, Jeffrey creates paintings that celebrate the enjoyment of being outdoors. He was one of 40 artists invited by the Peninsula Art School of Door County to participate in the 2008 Door County Plein Air Festival in Fish Creek, WI. He returned to the school the following summer to lead a painting workshop, “Color Lessons of the Impressionists.” Jeffrey was honored by a Merit Award at the 2016 Clothesline Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. He is a member of the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters and the Buffalo Society of Artists. His acrylic paintings and painting tips for artists may be viewed on his website:
Here is some information I wrote on the presentation I'll be doing:
Nature is infinitely complex. How can artists deal with this while painting? What can be done to reduce nature's complexity down to a manageable level? How can artists ensure that they will be communicating an idea about their subject rather than just copying it in a mechanical way?
Value plans can help! In this acrylic painting demo Jeffrey Swaluk will demonstrate the incredible effectiveness of using value plans to explore compositional possibilities, capture convincing effects of light and shadow, create emphasis, and minimize the distracting elements in a scene. Many artists have heard of value plans but skip doing them in order to jump right in and get painting. However, value plans are a small investment of time up front that can save hours of frustration later in the painting process. Please attend this painting demo to find out how value plans can be useful to predict and ensure the success of your final painting.
Come and welcome our talented guest Jeff Swaluk on Thursday, May 11!
Our program for Thursday April 13 is Deanna Weinholtz, a watermedia artist from Western New York who is best known for her luminous landscapes and seascapes in watercolor and acrylics. Her creations have won national and regional awards and have been displayed in numerous exhibitions, galleries, and personal collections. A graduate of State University College at Buffalo with a degree in design, Deanna is a working professional fine artist. She shares her knowledge and love of painting through teaching online through her website, and in classroom for the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens. Deanna is an Exhibiting member of Buffalo Society of Artists where she is past Exhibitions Chair and served on the Board of Directors, a Signature Member in Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society where she is past Co-Chair of Exhibitions and served on the Board of Directors, and an Exhibiting Member in Pittsburgh Watercolor Society.
The artwork is "Holding Hope - Colorado Wildfires" watercolor on paper. This painting was a National Award Winner.
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