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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Pine Shores Art Association is equipped for the hearing impaired and is wheelchair accessible. Special assistance/accommodation available upon request.
The gallery is open to the public on Sundays, 1pm to 3pm and Wednesdays, 10am to 2:30pm. Admission is free.
DYOT begins at noon on last Wednesdays for Gallery hangings and will be cancelled for all show hangings or if a trip or workshop is scheduled. For information contact Tom Rutledge, Gallery Director, at 609-294-0756.
Leslie Williams is our Hospitality Chairperson. Contact her at 908-947-5859
if you need help.
SUNSHINE : Please contact Willy Mueller at 609-698-5311 if you know of any member who is ill, hospitalized, or has suffered the loss of a close family member.
DYOT (Do Your Own Thing) at PSAA, from 10am to 2:30pm
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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June 2018 Message from the President
Message from President
WE ARE PINE SHORES
Pine Shores provides many art opportunities for our members. Whether it be instruction by qualified artists in various media, drop in sessions, library lectures or trips. And most of all, a great social hangout for like-minded people! An interest in art is all that is required to become a member.
PSAA is a non-profit organization, operated and administered solely by member volunteers. Our low cost classes and drop in sessions are due to the years of these dedicated volunteers.
We have come to a crossroads in PSAA history. Where volunteerism is changing. Many members are not stepping up to offer their help and rely on the few that do. This is not uncommon in today’s society…yet in order for PSAA to maintain it’s low cost services and awesome social opportunities for artists, our members must step up! Please look within to see what you can offer! The Board of Directors has to make some serious decisions as to how to handle our operating cost and lack of volunteers. Time is of the essence! We are ALL Pine Shores!
“A work is finished when an artist realizes his intentions.” Rembrandt
What story do you want your work tell? Do you sit down to paint or draw without knowing where you are going? It is not uncommon for artists to rush to start painting, without taking the necessary steps to plan their work. What do you want your art to say? What story are you inviting your viewers to be part of? What time of day is it? Where is the sun? How do you accomplish showing distance? Do you do a few value studies? The more you take the time to plan, the better your end result will be. Trying to correct your art midway, is more difficult than planning it out in advance.
In my training with Tom Lynch, he always stressed value studies. And how focusing on your lights and darks make your work pop! Think about your focal point…does your eye move right to it? Do you have strong contrast there, possibly brighter colors?
Take your time to plan…and better yet…know when you are done! Be care-ful not to overwork!