Livermore Art Association
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LAA’s Facebook (FB) Page, Written by Peggy Kervin
Livermore Art Association and Gallery’s FB page has been updated and various Gallery artists have begun to post their work and news on this page. Our mother group, the Livermore Cultural Arts Council (LCAC), just started their new FB page and I would like to follow in their footsteps. Since we have actively posted to our FB page, we have grown from 113 to 138 followers.
To get started, create a Facebook account if you don’t already have one. Go to www.facebook.com on your web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc) and click on the SIGN UP prompt; follow the instructions to start your Facebook account. You don’t have to post on your own FB page if you don’t want to, but you will need a FB page in order to post on the Gallery FB page.
At the top of the page, there is an “f” next to a blank line and a magnifying glass icon. Type in: Livermore Art Association and Gallery. Once the page comes up, there will be a picture of the outside of the Gallery with three buttons underneath LIKE, FOLLOW, and SHARE. Click on the Like and on the Follow buttons.
If you are still excited about this new social media thing, invite friends to your page and to the Gallery page. Your page will have a button that says FRIENDS. Click that, then click the FIND FRIENDS button. A list will appear with their name and a prompt to Add Friends. They have to reply back before you can add them to the Gallery page. ENJOY!!!
In Remembrance of Lenore Kreit
Margo Kirkewoog passed away on March 29, 2017. Her energy and creative skills lead the Livermore Art Association to establish many art festivals and events and helped establish the LAA Gallery. Margo's community involvements were legendary. She taught art for many years. Her artwork was innovative and won many awards. Cards may be sent to the family: Arne Kirkewoog, 832 Santa Maria Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402.
Herman Leider has passed away last year. Herman was very active in LAA for many years and was past President, among other volunteer jobs he had. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Awards, Livermore Art Association Spring Show, 2018
Livermore Art Association Awards
Best of Show Ron Rigge The Chair Photography
1st Jan Loomis Skip One
2nd Elena Morris Seascape
3rd David Gates Langtree
HM Norma Webb Two Oaks
HM Barbara Stanton Rumuska St. at Sunset
HM Dianne Varden Moonlight Bouquet
1st Herbert Estes Santa Maria, Portugal
2nd Annette Mack View of the Valley
3rd Eileen Butcher Valley Storm
HM Marianne Foote Vineyard Trail
HM JoAnne Koopman Lincoln Park Shadows
HM Dianne Varden Tiger
1st Kevin Wright Sunflower Lumen #2
2nd Steve Gray Blow
3rd Sarah Harrington Osprey with Fish
HM Steve Gray Southern Sea Otter
HM Kerry McGehee Water Temple Heights
2D 1st Karen Barry Hagemann Barn
2nd Jan Watling I Chihuahua
3rd Christine McCall Frog Prince
HM Christine Bourg Great Horned Owl (Pastel)
HM Linda Garbarino Lady in the Window
HM Viviana Leon Hands of Love
HM Maclyn Pons My Kitty
3D 1st Barbara Johnson Under the Sea Dream
2nd Hugh Watling Segmented Vase
3rd Debbie Hussey Wolf
HM Mark Knize Doodle
HM David Goosman Red Cedar
HM Christine Bourg Great Horned Owl (Ceramic)
*City of Livermore Special Awards
Watercolor Herbert Estes Martinez Cove
Oil Norma Webb Diablo Poppies
Acrylic Sandra Berkson Sometime Somewhere
Pastel/Drawing Tom Alford Moon Garden
Photography Kerry McGehee The Beachcomber
Graphic Karen Barry Alviso Adobe
3D Mark Knize Doodle
* Livermore Special Awards will be on Display in Livermore City Hall
for one Month.
Barbara Stanton’s Travels: Hey, guess what? I was in Prague for two months!
Dobry den! That’s Czech for “good day”! One of the five words I know in the Czech language. This fall, I had a wonderful opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up. My husband, Bill Maranville, is an Engineering Technician for the Lawrence Livermore Lab and they needed him to help assemble a new laser in the Czech Republic.So, I tagged along for the adventure and painting opportunities and boy were there many! Prague is an amazingly beautiful city. We were there from September 25th until November 24th. I finished five miniature oil paintings while there and there’s probably many more to come!
We had never been to Europe before. Bill and I really enjoyed exploring Prague on his weekends off. We ventured up to the castle and several cathedrals, checked out the local farmers markets, the zoo and many, many museums! We certainly got our exercise. We didn’t need a car because the public transit system was amazing. We were very close to the metro, so it was easy to get around. We took a train and spent a weekend in Dresden, Germany. Fantastic! We also went on a tour of two national parks. It was nice to get out of the city and get a nature hike in.
I stayed in our apartment and painted while Bill worked. I had my iPad and could view the photos I took that way. I thought about painting on location but I’m better in the studio and it’s warmer there. Besides, I didn’t want to attract any tourist attention that I would have received if I had tried to paint on location. I enjoyed my alone time and got a lot of work done with no distractions. I paint in miniature so it was easy to travel with wet paintings. I used old jewelry and candy boxes to store them and keep them safe. It was fun to share them with Bill’s coworkers when we hung out with them.
Sue Vincent: Springtown Art Center
Have you always wanted a place to have fun and be creative? This is it. We are revitalizing the Springtown area by adding a place where anyone can find their inner artist and create!! We offer art classes for kids and adults. We have membership opportunities for those who just need a place to create without taking a class. There will be occasional Family Clay Days. We offer Mommy (or Daddy) and Me art classes for the very young and young at heart, Clay 101 for adults, Intro to clay for the kids and private wheel lessons for really dedicated artists. Ask about Birthday Parties, Girls Night Out Parties & more!!!
Springtown Art Center opened it’s doors in June of 2017 by LAA member Sue Vincent and Stacey Ballard. “We needed a place to work after losing the use of meet mART studios to the bulldozers” they said. As it turns out this is a much better location for the kinds of art we make, teach and sell. Springtown is in need of a revival of sorts since the golf course closed so it is a match made for us. Vincent loves the fact that her studio space is right in her backyard. This allows her to work any time the creative bug strikes...even in the middle of the night. Vincent loves teaching her art so if you want to learn just come on over and check it out.
Lenore Elise Kreit was a mother, a friend, a professional and also a multi-talented artist. Her art revealed her compassion and love for family and fellow artists, the beauty of nature and animals. Whether it was a scene of tranquil trees in the snow or the play of light with color in her abstracts, Lenore's art portrayed her life. In her own words, acrylics and pastels were her favorite media and life drawing and portraits had the most meaning for her. WE remember the drawing she made of a small girl holding a flower, the look of joy along with a twinkle of mischief in her eyes. Peace be with you Lenore. March, 2018
A Memorial in Honor of Lenore will be held at the LAA Gallery on Tuesday, April 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm so that artists and family members will be able to celebrate Lenore’s life. Please feel free to drop in during that time.
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