Winter holidays began this year with Channukah; Solstice, “Festivus”, Christmas, Kwazaa / Boxing Day, New Year’s Day / Circumcision, Three Kings’ Day / Epiphany carry us into 2018. If I missed one, let me know.
Holiday cards from some of your Board members:
If other Board members send me images, I’ll post those cards here, too.
Officer changes: At the December 10 meeting and Holiday Party, where a good time was had by all, Vanessa Martin nominated President-elect Eileen Richardson as president; the nomination was approved by unanimous voice vote. Susan Fisher nominated Vanessa Martin as interim treasurer; the nomination was approved by unanimous voice vote.
Reminder: Open Studio at Carol Till’s on Wednesday, January 10, 10 am – 2 pm. On the agenda: printmaking!
Carol will continue to encourage us in the art of making embossments from solar plates (we’ll be hoping for sunshine!), and guide attendees on additional embossing techniques, building on those learned at the November open studio.
Note from Carol to experienced printmakers: If you want to run some prints from a zinc or solar plate that you have, bring it and your own paper, and take advantage of my press. I have limited ink colors, mostly black/earth tones.
As usual, bring something for advice/critique/show-off!
Here is a great opportunity to learn more about this printmaking technique - embossments.
Carol Till's Studio:
3665 Estes street
Wheat Ridge, CO
phone: 303 423-2697
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Executive Board meeting on January 14, 2018, to review and preview and make plans. Any member who wants to propose an agenda item should contact a board member, or plan to attend.
Exhibits: RMSBA members selected for the US Botanic Gardens “America’s Flora” (opening May 2018) are Constance Sayas, Dorothy DePaolo, Sharon Garrett, and Vanessa Martin. Congratulations, Ladies! Through January 2018, “Cannabis: A Visual Perspective” remains on display at the University of Colorado Natural History Museum in Boulder. “Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration” is on view at the Denver Botanic Gardens until February 11, 2018. Keep your eye on this space for a Call for “Lost in the Woods” and related upcoming announcements.
Road trip: Missing all of this activity, your Editor spent 2-1/2 weeks visiting the southern deserts and the Tucson area, and the southern Colorado Plateau. Visited amazing places traveling to and from. Great bird spots at Bosque del Apache NWR (and lesser-known wetlands). Watched CSU lose at the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. Best Lunch: The Oracle Inn, Oracle, AZ. Best Sunday Lunch: El Paraguas, Espanola, NM.
|Saguaro NP _ Rincon|
|Bird Nest in Cholla|