Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hurry to get the point about Colored Pencil Art

Artworks by members of the Colored Pencil Society of America are on view until March 29 at the Gallery of the Unitarian Universalism Congregation in Atlanta. That means you’ll have to hurry to check-out these remarkable portraits, still lifes, landscapes and abstracts -- all brilliantly rendered with colored pencils by Atlanta Chapter artists.

The Gallery is at 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE. The exhibition is free and open to
the public Monday-Thursday 9-5, and Sunday 9-1. For information call 404-634- 5134.

Pencils, the kind we think of nowadays, were first manufactured in the nineteenth century. Until that time, the term pencil referred to small, painted brushes.

Today, artists have several types and brands of colored pencils to choices
from. For example, some pencils are like traditional pastel sticks but harder for crisper edges. Other types are softer, water-resistant and contain permanent pigments. The kind called watercolor pencils that are soluble in water, they can be used dry with great results, or washed over with water to flow the color. Some artists combine different types of colored pencils in the same artwork, much to the annoyance of purists.

In our own home art studio, we tried out a few different types of colored
pencils (and different paper textures, too!) before committing to a full-spectrum.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Join Wayland Moore for an Art Workshop at the Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Inspiration Within You June 11-16, 2009
Join renowned painter Wayland Moore as he teaches you how to expand your art skills and draw inspiration from your surroundings. The Round Hill Hotel & Villas and I Do Events will host five days filled with instruction and critique sessions with Moore. CondéNast Traveler listed Round Hill as one of the top 25 resorts in the Caribbean, and Caribbean Travel & Life named the resort one of the Caribbean’s “All-Time Top 10 Classic Resorts.”

Wayland Moore Painter/Poet/Adventurer
Wayland Moore is an internationally acclaimed painter of acrylics, oils and watercolors. His forte is the exciting use of swirling color in a near-strobic effect that captures motion without freezing it. A graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design,his career spans 50 years of commissions, exhibitions and teaching, including a White House commendation. Moore is revered as the selected artist for major sporting events, including the Summer and Winter Olympics, the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open.

Space is limited, so visit for reservations, or call 800-972-2159 to reserve your spot today!

For additional information, contact Elizabeth Fletcher at 770-452-7762 or

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Enter to Win BINDERS “Artists Organization Stimulus Package” - Over $900 in Prizes for you and your art group.

Not content to wait for Washington to boost the economy, BINDERS takes matters into its own hands with an easy-to-enter Drawing for Artists League Stimulus Packages.

You and your group could win
over $900 in Prizes, including:
$500 credit in art supplies for your group
$100 gift certificate for the winning artist group member
A guest speaker for one of your meetings sponsored by a BINDERS art supply vendor
Four $25 gift cards for giveaways during speaker event
$200 in art supply products for raffle prizes during the speaker event

Three full Stimulus Packages will be awarded. Each organization is eligible to
win one package only.

It’s easy to enter.

Between April 1 and May 31, every time a Member of your Artist Organization spends $50 or more in a single purchase at Binders Atlanta store we’ll award it another Entry for the Stimulus Package Drawing.

You and your members must mention the name of your group to the BINDERS store cashier at checkout in order for each purchase to become an entry in this drawing.

BINDERS suggests that you tell all members of your group about this exciting
drawing. You and your members can visit Binders and enter as often as desired from April 1 through May 31, 2009. The more qualifying purchases you make, the better chances your organization has to win!

You and your fellow members will be helping yourselves too, because the
three members whose winning purchase-entries are drawn will receive a personal $100 Gift Certificate. And, as always, everyone gets all the savings and service that BINDERS is famous for.

Each organization has the option to involve their membership in the manner they
choose. For example, you can announce this Drawing to all your fellow- members to make them aware of how winning a BINDERS Stimulus Package will benefit your organization. It’s up to you.

The Drawing for the three winners will be at BINDERS on May 31, 2009. $100 Gift Certificates will go to the three individuals whose Entries are drawn, and full Artist League Stimulus Packages will be awarded to an officer of each of the three winning organizations.

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