The East Aurora Art Society is pleased to announce that our 2020 $500 achievement award goes to senior Catherine Finn of Orchard Park High School.
Catherine’s portfolio was chosen from student submissions from four area high schools: East Aurora, Iroquois, Holland, and Orchard Park High. Her portfolio was chosen based on her artistic ability and her goal to continue to study art at the college level. She has been accepted to the State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology’s art program for fall 2020.
Our scholarship selection committee was impressed with Catherine’s work in portraiture and ceramics and the quality of her artistic execution across both of these mediums. Working well in one medium is hard enough, but Catherine’s portfolio showed her dedication to art in mastering several mediums.
In the words of her art teacher Leeann Catanzaro, “Catherine goes to great lengths to improve as an artist. She pushes herself creatively and technically, while demonstrating a positive attitude toward learning.” “Her strength lies in her ability to understand how she needs to be successful as a student and an artist. She knows how to organize, plan and set a time frame for herself in which to complete her projects. I believe Catherine possesses many of the qualities that are of the utmost importance for becoming an art major. Each day, Catherine can be seen in the art room spending extra hours working on projects for class, as well as independent projects. Her work is always on time and goes above and beyond my project requirements.”
The East Aurora Art Society applauds Catherine’s dedication to her art and her education, and we are happy to help her accomplish her goals.
Hi everyone---I hope all of you, your families, and loved ones are safe and well. Now in the best interest of our art society, it’s members, and our community, with all the uncertainties of the Covid-19 virus I have decided, along with board members to officially cancel our June show for this year. If anyone gets any art work done in this “ stay at home” time, share it with our members on face book or our web page. Hopefully we can meet again in the fall. Until then, lets do our part and help our neighbors, follow the recommendations of our officials, and above all stay safe.
Thank You, Walter Carrick - EAAS President
It is with deep sadness I am sending this notice to our art society members. With all the uncertainties, closings, and isolations we are experiencing with the covid 19 virus pandemic, we members of the EAAS need to follow the recommendations set forth by our government officials. Therefore, we have to cancel all art society activities and events until further notice. This includes our library shows, board and regular meetings, and art walk. This will most likely also affect our June Show this year. So until we can safely meet again, sit tight, stay safe and healthy, and get some painting done.
Feel free to call me if you have questions or concerns.
At the recent East Aurora Art Society meeting, Jeff Lindgren, an oil painter, described how the day he was laid off from the corporate job he held was “the best day of his life!”. That was the day he was able to become a full-time artist. And we are so glad he did!
Pictured here with his very realistic painting-in-progress of the Red Rocks Canyon. Jeff explained how doing oil paintings provides limitless creative possibilities. He was very fun and engaging, and we thank Jeff for all his helpful hints and information!
Our March demo will be Jeff Lindgren from Webster, NY. Jeff creates oil paintings, drawings, and wall murals by commission and personal inspiration. Check out our monthly newsletter to read his complete bio.
All are welcome to join us this Thursday at 7 pm. Come a bit earlier and enjoy some refreshments with us too!
Just 9 more days until SPRING!!!
On March 1st, East Aurora Art Society’s annual banquet was held at the Iron Kettle Restaurant, on Olean Road. EAAS members, board members, spouses and friends were invited to enjoy each other’s company over a delicious feast. The sun was shining, birds were singing - spring is close at hand. This means more planning time for the EAAS Annual Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit and Sale, another great WNY tradition, a June outdoor summer event, on Main Street, in East Aurora, NY.
Photo by Sharon M. Bartell: Left to right: Sarah Pratt Tobin, Ros Fishbaugh, Jim Fishbaugh, Susan Ott, Walt Carrick (President), Milly Carrick, Pat Durham, Tom Durham, John Miliotto, Pam Miliotto, Sue Larkin and Sue Pratt Rudnicky (Vice
East Aurora Art Society’s February meeting will be Thursday, February 13, and will feature a video by the nationally known American Watercolor Society artist and teacher, Janet Rogers. The video features her portraiture techniques and sensitive watercolor style. This interactive session will continue with our review of the basics of portraiture. Those in attendance will conclude with A Portrait Challenge, focusing on implementing the lesson by drawing a neighbor’s portrait! Please bring some sketching materials to this meeting such as pencils, eraser and a sketchbook or paper.
The meeting is open to the public and parking is at the rear of the building. The East Aurora Art Society meets on the second Thursday of every month, September - June, 7:00 pm, at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street at Oakwood, East Aurora.
You are always welcome to join us!
EAST AURORA ART SOCIETY
67th ANNUAL OUTDOOR FINE ART SHOW
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
JUNE 27 & 28, 2020
SAVE THE DATES and REGISTER SOON!!!
East Aurora Art Society’s WNY guest artist, Sara Zak, joyfully demonstrated a semester’s worth of drawing techniques at their January 8th meeting! Her active lesson reminded the seasoned artists and introduced the novice members to valuable skills in creating a loose, accurately proportional drawing. She stressed the importance of direct observation, which is the preliminary research for a finished piece or as a beginning structure for a painting. Sara is an instructor at Villa Maria College and the University of Buffalo. Her oil paintings are included in the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Roswell Park Cancer Center collections.
East Aurora Art Society meets on the second Thursday of every month, September - June, 7:00 pm, at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street at Oakwood, East Aurora.
Meeting are open to the public and parking is free at the rear of the building. Like us on Facebook and visit us on the web: eaartsociety.weebly.com
Photo: Sara M. Zak at the drawing board. Photo by Sharon M. Bartell
Our January guest is Sara M. Zak. Sara is a Western New York visual artist specializing in oil painting and installation art. Sara’s perception of the all too quick passage of time and the intangibility of memory amplified by motherhood and her own father’s untimely death manifests itself in artmaking. Sara is the mother of two children who are integral to her practice.
Sara has paintings in the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Roswell Park Cancer Center collections. She is a highly-sought after art instructor and teaches at Villa Maria College. Sara holds degrees in Painting, Art History and Education. She is pursuing her MFA at SUNY Buffalo.
For the East Aurora Art Society, she will be demonstrating an academic approach to planar drawing using comparative measurement and a five value scale. She has studied with contemporary master realists Robert Liberace and David Shevlino and also incorporates many techniques of Dan Thompson.
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