Swearing In scene from the first PSAA Board Meeting in 2018. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month unless otherwise designated. Members are invited to observe. Only board members may participate.
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I was looking through my art quotes and this one hit home to me “Creativity Takes Courage”
- Henri Matisse
I remember when I began my career as an artist; I worried so much about doing a good job. I wanted every practice piece to turn out to be something worth framing. I would take a class, yet seemed to go back to what I knew and did well. As if a piece of watercolor paper or a blank canvas was too much money to ever waste.
Outgoing President Kathy Crocker was unable to attend the Board Meeting on January 10th, so Past President Paul Hartelius presided over the ceremony. Officers (left to right) included Peggy Mahan, Treasurer; Kim Cesaretti, Vice President; Nancy Edwards, President; and Mike Amato, Secretary. The position of Trustee At Large was vacant for the month of January. Candidate Linda Saladino was elected by the general membership at the monthly meeting held on Monday evening, February 5th.
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It was only until I began to take risks, challenge myself with new techniques that my creativity soared. I am not saying to paint like your instructors, but instead learn new techniques and then make a choice which ones you want to incorporate into your work. I never understood why some people take classes; yet during the class insist on doing what they already knew how to do.
Taking classes from various instructors allows you to choose what works for you. Through the years, you will develop your own style.
I hold onto the words of Jack, a member of my Friday afternoon watercolor group… “Its only paper”. What a freeing statement! Creativity Takes Courage! Try something new!
April 2018 Message from the President
Letter from the President
As an artist, you’ve been given the gift of great observation skills. Be sure to utilize those skills in your art. Learn to incorporate the Elements of Art (line, shape, forms, space, color, texture) and Principals of Design (balance, emphasis, movement, pattern, repetition, proportion, rhythm, variety, unity) in your art. For example…think about a fence… instead of a perfect white fence, add some color, make the wood slightly different sizes, add some texture…this allows the viewer to look twice instead of saying…it’s a fence…and move on. I challenge you to read more about the Elements and Principals and think about how lucky you are to be an artist. During the past dull winter months; you were able to add a little color!