Artist of the Month!

JANUARY, 2015
In this issue:
A Word from the President - pg. 1
Artwork of the Year – pg. 1
Demo Programs list – pg. 1
Member News – pg. 2
News from AAA – pg. 2
Opportunities – pg. 2
Venue listings – pg. 3
Treasurer’s Report – pg. 3
Raffle Winners: pg. 3
A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT
ARTWORK OF THE YEAR “UNDER FULL SAIL”
BY ALICIA SHORT
Congratulations to Alicia Short for winning Artwork of
the Year for her painting, “Under Full Sail”.
“This painting, ‘Under Full Sail,’ is a style that I
started painting while I was in art school. I got away
from it for a long time, but lately while taking classes,
exploring other mediums and looking for ‘my style’, I
decided to try it again. It is sort of a cubistic style that
came from my admiration of Lionel Feininger’s work. Sail
boats lend themselves easily to this look as do
landscapes.”
Presently, Alicia teaches watercolor, acrylics and oil
painting in a 55+ complex in Mesa. Her interests have
changed from painting realistically to exploring different
mediums and more expressive styles. At present she is
working in watercolors as well as mixed media, using a
combination of collage elements, textures, acrylics
paints with oil glazes. She also makes wire wrapped
jewelry and has her jewelry at the Mesa Art Center Artist
Coop Store and the Red Canyon Collections shop in the
Tlaquepaque shops in Sedona.
Alicia is a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance
and the Sedona Art Center.
Happy New Year. I hope 2015 will be a creative and
productive one for all.
Artist news:
Winners of the I heart Mesa contest:
Rosalie Vaccaro won first prize in the adult category.
Carol Bateman won second and Freddie Jasper 3rd.
Congratulations to everyone who entered. The art is
remaining at Margaritas… a new venue?
Jackie Kahn's 2 glass pieces were bought by the
Veterans museum. Well done.
Loralee
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
MAL BOARD MEETING Jan 7
MAL MEETING
Jan 13
MAL MEETING DEMO SCHEDULE 2015:
January – Kathryn Tartaglia, Watercolor
February – Lewis Lehrman, “Travel Journaling”
March – Annette Smith, watercolor portrait
April – assigned theme for critique “The Desert”
OPPORTUNITIES:
KEEP IT COMING
Remember to bring items for our servicemen and
women. Also bring teddy bears for the kids at the Crisis
Center. These help the children get through some tough
situations. Bring in photos of events you have
participated in for the history books.
MAL MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are available to MAL members
for attending a special workshop or class. You can apply
for up to a $100 scholarship to help with the tuition
fees. Due dates to apply for 2015 are: Feb 28, May 31,
Aug 31, Nov 30. See application at:
http://mesaartleague.com under Membership.
Ruth Cook shows her collage painting from the class she took
at Milan Art Institute.
NEWS FROM AAA
Beginning of a new painting year for us. Think about
joining AAA this year.
Your AAA Rep, Wilma Dilley
Loralee and Wilma congratulating Suzanne for her many
volunteer years as the MAL historian.
MEMBER NEWS
Irene Leach wrote with her new address:
671 SW Tamarack Ct., McMinnville, OR 97128 or see
her art at fineartamerica.com/ireneleach.
Sandra Meissner has a painting titled "Seen Better
Days" in the winter show January 9 - March 15, 2015 at
The Herberger Theatre in downtown Phoenix. The
theme of the show is "Crumpled, Dented and Crushed".
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Change of address, email or phone number?
Contact us on the MAL email address:
[email protected]
Mesa Art League website: www.mesaartleague.com
Please shop our sponsors. Let them
know you are from the Mesa Art League
and thank them for their help.
JANUARY MEETING – VELDA ROSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
We will meet Tuesday, January 13, 2014 (the second Tuesday of the month) 5 to 8 PM at the Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main
St., Mesa, Arizona. (Northwest corner of 56th St. and Main in the building on the west side of the complex. Parking off 56th St.)
MESA ART LEAGUE EVENTS, ACTIVITIES AND DISPLAY SCHEDULES
BOARD MEMBERS
President
Loralee Stickel-Harris
480-223-3641
[email protected]
Vice President
Wilma Dilley
480-354-2454
[email protected]
Secretary
Linda Jones
480-330-1790
[email protected]
Treasurer
Rosalie Vaccaro
480-773-7395
[email protected]
DIRECTORS
Membership
Pamela Patterson
480-324-0854
[email protected]
Newsletter
Linda Allen
480-380-0793
[email protected]
Expenses
Ad Representative
Open
Publicity
Carole Sierka
480-882-1752
[email protected]
Demo Program
Lori Pilato
480-830-0742
Hospitality
Sandi Meissner
480-922-5981
[email protected]
Artwork of the Month
Alicia Short
480-444-6366
[email protected]
Arizona Art Alliance Rep
Wilma Dilley
480-354-2454
[email protected]
Historian
Suzanne Leslie
480-969-5932
Scholarship
Barbara Wilson
3602-432-1617
[email protected]
Art Shows
Open
SIP AND CHAT AT 5:00
Join us early! Potluck begins at 5:00pm.
Be sure to bring something to share.
CRITIQUE AT 5:30
Bring an unfinished piece of work that
you wish to discuss and join our members
in a stimulating discussion. These pieces
may not be entered in Artwork of the
Month for the month of critique.
BUSINESS MEETING AT 6:15
At the meeting you can learn about
coming Mesa Art League shows and
events, activities of Arizona Art Alliance,
participate in our raffles, door prizes and
voting for Artwork of the Month.
DEMO OR SPEAKER AT 7:00
ARTWORK OF THE MONTH CONTEST
All current paid MAL members are invited
to enter and vote. To enter, bring one
original framed piece of art, piece of
photography/digital art or piece of three
dimensional art. An artist may win once a
year. At the December meeting the
monthly winners and their winning art will
vie for Artwork of the Year. See MAL’s
show rules at:
http://mesaartleague.com/pdf/ShowRules-Regs.pdf.
SHOWS AND DISPLAYS
Fellowship Square
Next Change: Feb 21, 8-9am
6945 E. Main St., Mesa
Judy Koppes 480-654-8706
[email protected]
Center Against Family Violence
Next Change: Jan 16, 3:30-4:00 pm
225 E. 1st St., #102 Mesa
Wilma Dilley 480-354-2454
[email protected]
Mesa Active Adult Center
Next Change: March 17, 5-7pm
274 N. McDonald, Mesa
Wanda Montgomery
480-813-4265
[email protected]
Adelante Healthcare
1705 W. Main St. Mesa
Rosalie Vaccaro
480-773-7395
[email protected]
Launchpoint
Next Change: Jan 17, 9-9:30 am
6113 E. Kent St., Mesa (Gateway Airport area)
Jackie Kahn - 480-219-1286
[email protected]
RAFFLE WINNERS:
50/50 – $69.00: Freddie Jasper
$25 gift certificate/AZ Art Supply:
Chere McKinney
$25 gift certificate/Jerry’s: Jeff Danford
$25 gift certificate/Blick: Joan Duma
TREASURER’S REPORT – NOV, 2014
Profit & Loss
st
Nov 1 Account Balance
$6,623.72
Nov 30th Account Balance
$6,125.68
Income
Hospitality
Membership
50/50
Fellowship Square
Ads
Outreach
Total Income
$
0.00
50.00
41.50
0.00
0.00
50.00
$141.50
Expenses Yearly
Save The Family
Total Yearly Expenses
$200.00
$200.00
Meeting Expenses
Meeting Room rental
Speakers
Hospitality
Other Supplies VA class
Office Supplies
Postage & Delivery
Printing & Reproduction
Rent (storage-Sept)
Total Meeting Expenses
$120.00
100.00
0.00
53.90
0.00
0.00
12.64
25.00
$311.54
Total Expenses
Net Ordinary income
$511.54
$141.50
Net Income +/-
$(370.04)
Thanks to the Lutheran Thrift Store on
Main St. for the donation of teddy bears
for the Crisis Center.
P.O. Box 7733
Mesa, AZ 8216-7733
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