Meeting called to order at 6:30 by President Marilyn Rishkofski
Welcome to the October meeting of the Conway League of Artists. We have a returning member, renewed member, and a new member!!!! Thank you for deciding to share your love of art with us.
Snacks, socialize , and vote for Art of the Month
Please bring your art to the monthly meeting so we can enjoy and share your wonderful talent with the league and community.
President Marilyn Rishkofski’s announcements (6:45 P.M.)
- 45th Anniversary Kickoff Competition: There will be a Dorris Curtis Poem Challenge for members to illustrate. Entry fee is $10 per poem. There are several poems written by Dorris Curtis to choose from to illustrate. The illustrations will be brought,judged and presented all at the January 2018 Member Meeting. The winner will receive half of the entry fees and the other half will be donated to the Dorris Curtis Scholarship Fund. Contact Marilyn Rishkofski if you want to participate. Let’s really get creative with this challenge and show off our talent!!!!!
President Virginia Potter’s announcements:
- Art of the Month: please make sure the art you bring in for the month has wire and is ready to hang. Have important information on the back of the painting: artist name, phone number, if it can be purchased or not and price.
- Saturday, November 4th there will be a Paint Out at the Faulkner County Museum from 10-4pm. The paintings will be displayed in the museum for a period of time.
Sheila Parsons taught the members a lesson on figure drawing. She explained the correct measurements and details to use when drawing a person. We learned that most models should be around 7 heads tall, feet are the same size of the face, and she taught us many other guidelines. The members participated in the demo and we had live models. Our sketches varied in time from 30 seconds to the last one lasting 15 minutes. Becoming more relaxed and quicker when sketching was the goal. Thank you so much Ms. Elizabeth and Mr. Richard for being our live models. Sheila Parsons is such a skilled and talented artist. We greatly appreciated your devoted time, knowledge, and supplies for the Conway League of Artists.
Dorris Curtis Fund Raffle:
Thank you Dema for donating a beautiful paintings for the raffle. Virginia Potter Vredeveld won the raffle which was a painting donated by Dema Clark. Thank you ladies for support towards future artists.
- The league would appreciate any wonderful art pieces donated from our members for the Dorris Curtis Fund.
Art of the Month:
Janetta Darley was chosen as artist of the month. She had a wonderful pencil drawing of a pumpkin, pine cone, and other fall items that was so detailed it looked like a photograph. The title is The Fall Menagerie and is absolutely breathtaking. Janetta Darley works from home and has commissioned her art work for forty years. Thank you for sharing your amazing masterpiece with us.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 P.M. by President, Marilyn Rishkofski