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Brushstrokes! Newsletter of the York Art Association Send news, ideas and feedback JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Newsletter” in the subject line. The deadline for the March/April edition is Friday, February 10, 2012. Beth Line, Editor As we celebrate the be- the U.S. include the to level and museum to ginning of a new year, it Freer Gallery at the museum at will. Inside this issue: is fitting that we recog- Smithsonian, the Frick Viewers can get multi- nize some of the amaz- Collection, the Metro- ple, high-resolution ing advances in all areas politan and MOMA in views of the master- of our lives, including NYC. pieces, and move in so the world of art. In Europe, one can ex- close to the works, that In our time, it is no plore the major muse- one can see each crack longer necessary to ums in London, Florence, and paint stroke on the travel to major cities in Madrid, St. Petersburg, surfaces. the U.S. and Europe to Moscow, Prague, Ver- explore the world’s ma- To add to the fun, visi- sailles and the Nether- jor galleries and the tors can set up their lands. own virtual collections priceless artworks they Visitors to www.google from the featured house. -artproject.com are works, add comments Member Alexander Rosenkreuz Through the technologi- directed to a link on You and share it all with creates a Manjusri mural on a 23K gold-leafed surface for a private cal magic of Google’s Art Tube to view a guide to friends or start discus- collection . Page 5 Project powered by the varied features of the sions with other art lov- Google, anyone with a site. ers. computer and an inter- net connection can take Back at the main site, it is Don’t miss this oppor- a virtual tour of each of possible to take a virtual tunity to virtually walk seventeen of the world’s 360º “walk” through the down the halls of the most prestigious muse- museums using Google’s great museums and to ums and over a thou- Street View feature, get closer to the great sand major works of art. complete with audio masterpieces than any tours, jumping from level guard would permit! Featured museums in Noah and Chloe Weyer, students in YAA’s children’s classes, exhib- ited their work in the Student- Instructor Exhibit (upper left and right), along with several of their classmates. See page 7. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE PAGE 9 D s rUs! EXHIBIT ARTISTS GIVE PANEL DISCUSSIONS PAGE 10 I c OVe SUNDAY AFTERNOON CRITIQUES YAA & YORKARTS BUS TRIP TO PMA FOR VAN GOGH PAGE 14 PAGE 12 Page 2 Brushstrokes! PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE We are now entering a scope involves not only volunteers who so time of transition, from our organization, but faithfully serve the one year into the next, our place in the YAA. and from what is past broader community of YOU are the YAA. It to what might come. York. is the volunteers who Your Board is working Input from all members give time, effort and on developing a new is welcome, and in fact, talent who keep us YAA President strategic plan for this invited in this process. running. You are the organization, which is Please make your willing angels who necessary both to guide thoughts known to any grace us with your The mission of the York us over the next three presence. of your Board mem- Art Association is: To years, but also to meet bers. What would you I wish all members of encourage and develop the guidelines of the like to see as the direc- this organization only Cultural Alliance. tion for the YAA? goodness and blessings interest in the visual In our discussion, we This is also a time of as we enter this new arts. To pursue are looking at direc- year to say a grateful year. adequate funding in tions in which we might thank you to all of the order to provide further develop. The Judy Bowen opportunities for education through BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS classroom instruction, November 15, 2011 lines (for participation current wooden sign workshops, lectures, Board members partici- in exhibits) and the facing Rt. 83, near the exhibits and pated in a brain- Purchase Approval Pol- studio door, is being storming session to icy were also approved created in aluminum publications. To prepare for the crea- with minor clarifica- with plastic lettering, to support and assist in tions. improve the sign’s du- tion of a new strategic marketing members’ plan for the Association The Gallery Commit- rability. work through exhibits after the first of the tee is exploring graphic Building and Grounds and interaction within year. designers to create the Trustee Milton Leake is the community. The gift acceptance announcements which consulting with a con- policy drafted by will be mailed to mem- tractor regarding Elected Director Mac bers and targeted indi- changes to the blocked All members are invited viduals in advance of off door in the back of to attend monthly Brillhart and reviewed Board meetings, held on by a Board subcommit- each exhibit. the studio. A plan to the third Tuesday of the tee was approved by Planning is beginning replace the door with a month at 7 pm. the full Board. With for the 2013 exhibit window and exhaust The next scheduled the well-crafted policies schedules for the fan, to provide more meeting will be held on in place, the way is Nancy M. Woodward light and ventilation for January 18, 2012, in the clear to plan for build- Gallery and the Sally the studio is under dis- YAA studio. ing YAA’s endowment Little Danyo Members’ cussion. Please contact the office fund. Sales Gallery. The Board did not for more information. meet in December. The YAA Artist Guide- A new version of the January/February 2012 Page 3 YAA ORGANIZATIONAL CHART As part of the recent dent Milton Leake for volunteers interested in review and updating of creating the flow chart, supporting the YAA by the YAA by-laws, an which will enable mem- serving on the Board of organizational chart bers to understand the Directors. (See starred was created to clarify administrative struc- titles.) lines of authority and ture of the YAA. Contact President Judy supervision within our Bowen or the office for THE YAA DEPENDS A number of these im- association. more information on portant positions are UPON ITS Thanks to Past Presi- currently in need of how you can help. MEMBERS FOR VOLUNTEER SUPPORT. CONSIDER SERVING ON THE * BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO * HELP KEEP OUR * ASSOCIATION * STRONG! * * * * 2013 EXHIBIT SCHEDULE PLANNING BEGINS The YAA Gallery Com- All artists must submit Please submit your ap- mittee is soliciting ap- images and resumes, in plication to office per- plications for 2013 ex- addition to the applica- sonnel as soon as pos- hibits for both the tion. sible for consideration, Nancy M. Woodward but no later than the Applications, which are THE DEADLINE FOR Gallery and the Sally deadline of February the same for both gal- SUBMITTING Little Danyo Members’ 15, 2012. leries, are available in APPLICATIONS Sales Gallery. the YAA office, or an Direct questions to the FOR 2013 EXHIBITS IS Both groups and indi- electronic copy can be Gallery Committee FEBRUARY 15, 2012. vidual artists may apply. emailed upon request. through the office. Page 4 Brushstrokes! YAA MEMBER NEWS On November 13, Diann Cardello and SIGNATURE MEM- 2011, the Mason-Dixon former YAA Board BERS SHOW. Her Public Library, Stew- President Julie Yontz acrylic painting, Mystery, artstown, PA, pre- Rupp were the fea- can be viewed at viewed its 2012 season tured artists in an ex- www.isaponline.com. of exhibitions with a hibit of mixed media Congratulations to Still Life with Gnome FALL ART EXHIBI- works at Garth Gallery, Charlotte Yealey for Oil by Bill Erwin TION & RECEPTION Columbia, PA, from winning Best in Show in featuring the artists October 28 through the HANOVER AREA who will be showing November 19, 2011. ARTS GUILD’S FALL throughout the upcom- Julie now resides in SHOW. Ron ing year. Bradenton, FL. Schloyer received an YAA members who Sue Marrazzo had a Honorable Mention will show at the library collage juried into the and Joann Bast took during 2012 include 2011 NATIONAL Third Place in the Di- Bill Erwin, Pat Rich- COLLAGE SOCIETY'S mensional Art division. ards, Sarah Stahl, 27TH ANNUAL JUR- During the month of Quilted Vision Fran Updike, John IED ON-LINE EX- December, 2011, Ed Collage by Sue Marazzo Walker and Michele HIBIT. The work can Van Wicklen and Trout. be viewed at Linn Van Wicklen YAA artist and instruc- www.nationalcollage. (Van Wicklen Crea- tor Debi Watson com through October tions) were featured at made a special presen- 31st, 2012. the Allegro Wine Gal- tation of her water- Sue also took part in lery, Toll Gate Plaza, color, Crossing Guard, the INTERNATIONAL York. Ed’s oil paintings to the Mason-Dixon SOCIETY OF ACRY- and Linn’s photography Schooner Library’s permanent art LIC PAINTERS 4TH were on display. Oil on Canvas by collection. ANNUAL ONLINE Ed Van Wicklen KUDOS Each year, member ception. Without fan- the operation of the Susan Wolf supports fare, Susan acquired the facility are donated by the YAA in her own list, shopped and paid Susan. special way by asking for the items and deliv- The YAA is grateful for the administrative staff ered them to the YAA. Susan’s ongoing for a “wish list” of es- From coffee and hand thoughtfulness and gen- sential supplies for the soap to paper plates erosity. months ahead. and name tags, many of This year was no ex- the supplies needed for January/February 2012 Page 5 SPOTLIGHT ON ALEX ROSENKRUZ which supports the cul- tural preservation of Tibet, among other causes, and founded by the actor Richard Gere, commissioned the portrait of the Dalai Lama, pictured upper right. When fin- ished, the portrait will Secretary to the Dalai Lama (L) inspects a portrait in pro- be auctioned off to gress of His Holiness by YAA benefit the foundation. member Alex Rosenkreuz, who will finish the work from Closer to home, Alex life, when the Dalai Lama is has done new, original able to travel to the U.S. to YAA member Alex Rosenkreuz, artist, instructor and art restora- sit for the completion of the tion expert, works on a commission from Wellspan, to restore the murals, paintings and portrait. portrait of Samuel Small, whose vision led to the establishment of icons for Holy Cross York Hospital in York, PA. The portrait is on display at the hospi- tal. Monastery, DC; Holy Transfiguration Rocor “Each new Alex Rosenkreuz likes Alex studied in Europe Church, Baltimore; and restoration project to avoid labels. A and did decorative and for the private collec- is unpredictable. member of the YAA restoration work there, tion of David Kin When my for over ten years, before coming to the (lower left and cover grandfather told me Alex is an accomplished U.S. Although he fa- page). that each one is like fine artist working pri- vors the work of the starting over and marily in oils, as well as Russian Impressionists The County of York, doing it for the first an expert restorer of and the Dutch Masters, PA, commissioned Alex time in your life, I artworks large and he prefers not to be to restore thirteen oil didn’t understand. small, from numerous associated with a spe- portraits of Court of Now I do.” eras and in a wide vari- cific style or medium, Common Pleas Presi- dent Judges, many of Alexander Rosenkreuz ety of styles. and sometimes chooses Artist & Fine Art to work in watercolor which were beyond Restoration Expert or egg tempura or to recognition. The por- sculpt. traits are now promi- nently displayed in the In the past decade, the County Court House. majority of his commis- sions have been for Alex has also done res- restorations, in many toration work for Mar- One of Alex’s private commis- cases for places of wor- tin Memorial Library, sions is this original mural of ship of all denomina- York, and a number of Manjusri, a bodhisattva—an enlightened being—associated tions, but Alex receives churches in York, Jaco- with transcendent wisdom in commissions for new bus, Hellam, Red Lion, Mahayana Buddhism. The work as well. Shrewsbury and Frank- Alex at work on restoring a work was done for the private mural at Zion United Methodist collection of Wrightsville resi- lintown, PA. The Gere Foundation, Church, Red Lion, PA dent David Kin. Continued on Page 12 Page 6 Brushstrokes! FIGURATIVE WORKS EXHIBIT The Figurative Works Ex- hibit, which featured works representing or inspired by the human figure, opened on No- vember 20, 2011, to an appreciative crowd. The show was judged by award-winning painter Figurative Works Exhibit Best of Show Winner and former college pro- Patricia Wertz fessor Catherine Pres- Non-Professional blouse.” Figurative Study cott, who is based in Harrisburg. Prescott is First: Honorable Mentions a published author on Anita Mitchell Karl Foster Jacob Callipygous Catnip the subject of portraits “So tenderhearted. Very sincere as art. Her comments piece. Carries from a distance Irina Miljkovic Prince of Central Park appear in quotes below. nicely. Could be a good abstract piece.” William Erwin WINNERS A Guy on the Metro Second: Best of Show: Joanne Bast Jason Ward Patricia Wertz Street Scene #1 Portugal The Inflation Figurative Study “Fascinating, primarily because of Barb Durbin “Sensual and sympathetic; the way it’s made. There is a quickly done, but with a search- kind of devotion that I appreci- Ballet in Blue ing quality. Nice composition, ate.” Diane M. Smith and Fran Figurative Works Exhibit variety of line, and integration of First Place Winner figure and background.” Third: Polk were the featured Professional Bob Cummings artists in the Sally Little Eva Gorski Professional Elegance Danyo Sales Gallery Planet Love First: “Love the black Matisse shapes. through the duration of Eva Gorski There is a tentative facial ex- Planet Love pression for wearing a hat like the Figurative Works that, like the hat is bolder than Exhibit. (Pictured below) “Really beautiful; touching, ten- she is. Beautiful detail in the der. Love the composition of white shapes. Emotionally evocative.” Second: Denny Bond Isolated “Painted beautifully. Technically wonderful. Very striking. This person can really do water- color.” Figurative Works Exhibit Third: First Place Winner Karen Pindzola Non-Professional Nude with a Twist Anita Mitchell Love the speed, the graphite— Jacob really nice. The figure is perfect. The twist is super.” January/February 2012 Page 7 STUDENT-INSTRUCTOR EXHIBIT Professor of Fine Art page 8.) Honorable and Coordinator of the The exhibit was open Mentions Art Division at York to students in both Carol Little College of PA Ry adult and children’s Red Bench Fryar, judge of the classes. Instructor: 2011 Student-Instructor Phyllis Disher Fredericks Exhibit, stated that the work represented an en- Award Winners Len Copeland Best in Show Award Winner Robert Borrell (Students Only) Fred ergetic, engaged group of Instructor: Deb Watson students, who were Best of Show clearly excited about Robert Borrell Dave Hamilton making good art. I Spy Untitled Instructor: Instructor: He was happy to see Linda Benton McCloskey Linda Benton McCloskey such a good cross sec- First Place tion of landscapes, ab- Bob Hartson stractions, still life and Westminster Farm portraiture. Instructor: Barbara Pillette Buchanan The reception for this First Place Award Winner show was dedicated Second Place Bob Hartson not only to our stu- Suzanne Shadrick dents and instructors, Silent but also to the volun- Instructor: Deb Watson teers who devote Third Place themselves to the life Charlie Dietz of the YAA, as well as Shooting Stars Third Place Award Winner Charlie Dietz and his family to the members who Instructor: celebrate his win (above) ARE the YAA. (See Rebecca Brodbeck and Charlie is presented with his award (bottom rt). INSTRUCTOR & STUDENT APPRECIATION Second Place Award Win- ner Suzanne Shadrick & Excerpts from the Student- tion to the enrichment Art Association Board instructor Deb Watson Instructor Exhibit Program: of the visual arts. Our of Directors, its mem- We would like to take students are truly one bers and the Education this opportunity to ac- of our greatest assets. Committee, I would knowledge the students Thanks to our loyal and like to thank all of our who take classes at our gifted instructors, we instructors for their facility. have been able to pro- dedication and loyalty We appreciate their vide a full roster of to the YAA Education continual pursuit of classes and workshops Program. knowledge, the ongoing in many, varied medi- Melanie Maxell, Chair development of their ums and genres. Education Committee skills and their dedica- On behalf of the York Page 8 Brushstrokes! Brushstrokes! MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATED AT “[The reception DECEMBER OPENING RECEPTION celebrated] our In recognition of the fabulous, members who ARE the Right top: Sticky notes supportive and York Art Association, were used to and of those who do- post thank enduring nate their time, effort you notes to membership— and expertise to mak- volunteers, ing the YAA the fine instructors That would be and staff. organization it is, the you!” December 18, 2011, reception honored not Grupp, assisted by Membership Chair only the artists of the Ashley Grupp, Judy Grupp Student-Instructor Ex- Diane Lichtman and hibit, but also our vol- Diane Smith, hosted. unteers and member- A raffle for two free ship. classes at the YAA Membership Chair Judy was held as a gift to the members. Addi- tional tickets were made available for a donation in any YAA Membership Chair Judy amount. Grupp planned the celebration and hosted the reception. The proceeds will be donated to the YAA tuition for students INTRODUCING Children’s Scholarship demonstrating eco- Ellen Clemmer fund, which provides nomic need. Ellen, who joined the YAA in 2010, paints in acrylics and en- caustics and prefers to work abstractly. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS She has taken classes with George M. Clark, Linda WILLIAM BARLOW, II LINDA MCKEEVER All new members are McCloskey and Ron Mt. Gretna, PA Manchester, PA encouraged to become Schloyer. active participants by tak- Since studying with EDWARD GILLETTE GLENN GOCKLEY ing classes, entering ex- Reuben Gambrell in York, PA York, PA hibits, volunteering and/ the 70’s, Ellen had or serving on the Board not been actively BEVERLY DAVIES C. ROSS DELLINGER pursuing her art, so New Freedom, PA Red Lion, PA of Directors. her participation at the YAA marks a LINDA FEO DOUGLAS KAUFFMAN To learn more about how new creative phase you can become involved, for this Lancaster Wrightsville, PA York, PA resident. contact the office. Page 9 Newsletter Title 2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE BEGINS The York Art Associa- Our goal is to enroll we must meet these YAA tion will be holding a 100 new members and rising costs. Membership year-long membership to have 50 members We shall keep you ap- drive beginning on increase their member- Drive goals prised of our progress January 1, 2012. ship level. toward our goal include adding The drive will be two- As you know, we are in throughout the year in 100 new fold. We are asking all difficult financial times. our Brushstrokes! news- of our members to in- The York Art Associa- letter and on the bulle- members and vite artists, YAA class- tion is managing very tin board in the Nancy having 50 mates or friends to be- well through this unset- M. Woodward Gallery. come members of the tling period; but costs, current With your continued York Art Association. like energy, printing support, the York Art members and postage, continue We will also be asking Association will suc- you, our members, to to rise. cessfully meet its mis- increase their consider moving to a In order to continue to sion to provide visual membership higher membership provide our member- arts education and ex- level.” level when you receive ship and the commu- hibition opportunities your yearly renewal nity with quality art for its membership and notice. classes and art exhibits, the community. PANEL DISCUSSION SCHEDULED A panel discussion with Winslow. Woodward Gallery. the artists will accom- On Sunday, February No registration is re- Sunday Afternoon pany the exhibit Expres- 19, 2011, at 2pm, the quired. Panel Discussion sions: Recent Works by artists will discuss their February 19, 2012 Marion Kendall Stephen- For more information, 2pm work and answer ques- son, Pat Wertz, Anita call the office at 717- No reservations required tions from the audience Williams and Jamie 755-0028. in the Nancy M. MEDIA CART FOR SALE The York Art Associa- wide and 27” deep, has The asking price of tion is no longer in two shelves and lock- $150 or best offer is need of its media cart. ing casters. less than half of the The heavy-duty cart original cost. The unit is in excellent has an electrical outlet condition and would Contact the office or and an attached cord. Phyllis Disher Fredericks serve well as a moving The unit, which meas- storage rack in a stu- with questions or to Media cart for sale ures 48”high, 32.5” dio. make an offer. Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 10 YOUR HISTORIAN DISCOVERS SALLY LITTLE DANYO by Pat Teller One of the most enjoy- long-time friends, who that Sally died of can- able aspects of being a shared a love of ex- cer, but that she con- historian is digging into pressing their joy of life tined painting until history. With over 100 through painting. The three months before years of history at the name of the exhibit her death at age 64. York Art Association, says it all. She is described as a there is plenty to re- Even though Sally gentle, generous search. As a relatively painted all her life, she woman, who always new member, I have was also juggling the had a positive outlook much to learn. responsibilities of being on life. These traits Once a month, I go to a doctor’s wife and carried over in her the archive binders and raising five children. paintings, many of Sally Little Danyo pick one at random. This exhibit may have which were of farm Most recently, it was been a celebration of animals, because she the 2000-2002 binder. all that life had given knew they would make her and her intention people laugh. Other As I flipped through the to continue painting full subjects were land- pages, I came upon the “There are -time. scapes, florals and inte- obituary of Sally Little riors. Danyo, who died in In a later article, after many YAA August of 2002. Sally’s death, Mary Ste- Other highlights were phenson reminisces that Sally was born in members who We all know that it is about an afternoon 1938 in Philadelphia her portrait smiling at knew Sally with Sally in her studio. and moved to York in us in the Members’ The two of them had 1967. She was an only way back Sales Gallery, which discovered through child, who entertained was dedicated in her years of practice that herself by drawing. She when. name; but for the many the creative processes studied at Jefferson members who joined of writing and making Medical College Hospi- the Association after art were similar in that tal School of Nursing Sally’s death, it seems I wish I had both required ideas, and the Junto Art fitting to share what I ideas kept changing, School in Philadelphia, known her, found in the archives. chaos ensued, self- and she was a 1999 In April, 2001, Mary doubts were useless, Rottler Award winner. too.” Stephenson, of the York and somehow, “the I was pleased to note Sunday News, wrote in whole non-procedure that Sally and I share Pat Teller her column entitled won”. two things in common: YAA Historian Party Line about the ex- Continuing through the a need to express our- hibit: Prime Time...The binder, I found a won- selves through art, and Beauty of It All—Works derful tribute by Lisa a teacher and friend in by Sally Little Danyo and Rab of the York Sunday Phyllis Disher William Falkler. News, dated August 11, Fredericks. These two artists were 2002. Here I learned January/February 2012 Page 11 UPCOMING EXHIBITS: Stephen March & Expressions My World/Your World: A Mini Retrospective by Stephen March January 15 to February 5, 2012 Known for his works inspired by current events throughout the world, “I have been, and Stephen March works in a variety of mediums, and his subjects range from the political to the spiritual. He earned his B.A. in Fine Arts from Penn State continue to be, University and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. interested in March describes the most prevalent direction in his art as being current creating visual art events as experienced through the media—especially those involving social that can transcend crisis and turmoil, both here and abroad. the physicality of March was born in York and currently lives and maintains a studio in Spring the material surface Grove, PA. He is a member of the PA Arts Experience. and be a vehicle for Expressions: Recent Works by Marion Kendall Stephenson, Pat Wertz, emotional, spiritual Anita Williams & Jamie Winslow February 12 to March 4, 2012 and intellectual Accomplished artist Marion Kendall Stephenson’s pastels and oils are infused contemplation, as with light and color. Her romantic and impressionistic paintings give the well as a metaphor viewer “a place to look to feel relaxed and renewed, an escape from our for human hectic lives.” Pat Wertz’s painterly and expressive oils dance with warm and existence, especially cool notes of color. Her subjects range from landscapes and florals to interi- ors and the figurative, all exhibiting a sense of movement and light. Jamie within my own Winslow’s work has been described as organic, ethnic and whimsical. Her time.” expressive style moves from one-of-a-kind jewelry to mixed media sculpture Stephen March to oil and acrylic paintings with ease. Anita Williams’ landscape paintings are www.55mercergallery.com inspired by her natural surroundings. She is particularly drawn to the pat- terns of light and space created by the wooded areas of her Dover Township home. Of her expressive paintings, she says, “I delight in finding magical spaces in the brambles of trees that would otherwise be overlooked.” SALLY LITTLE DANYO GALLERY EXHIBITS Encaustic Artists January 15 to February 5, 2012 This technique, which involves painting with heated beeswax containing pig- ments, has been in use since the days of Ancient Egypt. Artists ranging from Jasper Johns to Diego Rivera have made use of the ability to shape the wax before it cools, as well as after, with heated metal tools. The wax can be sculpted and polished as well. Modern tools, such as irons, hair dryers, heat Pots of heated bees- lamps, etc., make working the wax even easier. Encaustic pieces will be ac- wax and pigments used by students dur- cepted for the exhibit on January 9, 2012, from 9am until gallery capacity is ing instructor Linda reached. Contact Linda Sommer for more information. McCloskey’s encaustic class at the YAA. Artists of the Expressions Exhibit February 12 to March 4, 2012 The SLDG will serve as an extension of the main gallery for the Expressions Exhibit artists. (See above.) Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 12 SUNDAY AFTERNOON CRITIQUES AT YAA Those of you who have would be a nice idea to 2:00 pm, and is geared been members of the reintroduce a new ver- for our professional- York Art Association sion of the monthly level members. All members for many years will re- critique. may observe You may participate in member the monthly We are pleased to an- one critique of your each of the critiques held on Sun- critique nounce that Mary To- choice. Completed days in the studio. sessions. denhoft will be con- works or works in pro- The critiques were ducting two critique gress are welcome. hosted by various YAA sessions for the YAA. Any and all mediums instructors and regional and genres are also Non- A gifted artist, Mary is artists. Each month, a welcome. owner of Studio Gal- Professional Painting of the Month lery 234 in York and is If you do not wish to Artists: was selected and dis- an adjunct professor in actively participate, played in the gallery. January 22 art at York College of please feel free to Over the years, atten- Pennsylvania. come and observe the dance declined and process. The first critique will monthly critiques be- Professional be held on Sunday, Another critique event came a thing of the Artists: January 22, 2012, at is planned for Septem- past. 2:00 pm, in the studio. ber with Marion K. Ste- January 29 In its mission to pro- This critique is geared phenson conducting vide educational oppor- for our non-profes- the critiques. tunities for YAA mem- sional members. The 2pm We look forward to YAA Studio bers and the commu- second critique will be seeing you participate nity, the Education held on Sunday, in these events. Committee thought it January 29, 2012, at ARTCHIVES by Marian Wright Canfield Pictured on the title In 1910, the Women’s ner were the designers. page of The Story of a Club of York paid to Dynamic Community have the York Art Club York Pennsylvania is the [the name of the York Corporate Seal of Art Association in our York, PA. early years] design the official seal of York. The book was pub- lished around 1945 by Members Reinhardt Official seal of York, PA the York Chamber of Dempwolf, J. Horace From York City website: Commerce. Rudy and James Gless- www.yorkcity.org Page 13 Brushstrokes! EDUCATION: New Opportunities in Winter Session Two early session spe- format will include dis- cussed and demon- cial workshops will be cussion, demonstration, strated. offered as part of the exercises and plenty of Along with our favorite winter education pro- independent work instructors, some new gram. Each workshop time. names are part of the will be held on three On February 10, 17 winter schedule: Thom consecutive Fridays, and 24, Pat Wertz will Kulp will be teaching from 9am to 3:30pm. be exploring a variety Experimental Mixed On January 13, 20 and of painting surfaces, Media and Dana Bellis, 27, 2011, Bill Erwin will tools and techniques to Watercolor Portraits. be offering a seminar help students bring vis- Consult the winter on oil painting for ex- ual energy to their oil course brochure for perienced oil painters, and acrylic paintings. more information on all Instructor Marion Stephenson uses YAA’s newly acquired life- as well as for artists of the exciting course Health and safety pre- sized skeleton to discuss anat- who typically work in offerings, and check the omy with students in her fall cautions, color theory, other 2D mediums and next issue of Brush- class: Figure Drawing from the painting mediums, sur- who would like to ex- strokes for information Bones Up. face preparation and plore oils. The class on March workshops. other topics will be dis- INSTRUCTOR TIPS & TECHNIQUES Featuring: Dr. Johanna Monighan-Schaefer Plein Air Watercolor brownish mess. held battery operated Tip for the To prevent mud, I sug- fan. Impatient Painter gest the following: If it is ice cold and Watercolor is a won- Since I am not the most sunny, stay in the car derful technique which patient person in the and place the paintings draws upon freshness world, I usually work on the dashboard, and and spontaneity. For on two to three paint- they will dry in no time. the watercolor painter, ings simultaneously. the greatest challenge Hope this helps and When the weather is to keep the brilliancy have fun! “For the conditions are good, I watercolor of the color alive. can paint one layer of Dr. Johanna Monighan- painter, colors, while the other Schaefer is an active member The biggest problem is of the Susquehanna Valley the greatest paintings are drying. mud! I am not talking Plein Air Painters. She has challenge is to taught at Messiah, Elizabeth- about wet ground and What if the weather is keep the town and Dickinson Colleges flood zones, but muddy humid and the paint brilliancy of in Pennsylvania, as well as at colors. When each will not dry quickly the YAA. She earned her MFA the color alive.” wash or layer of water- enough for the impa- at Kassel University, Germany, Dr. Johanna color is not completely tient? Try to lay the and her doctorate from Mar- Monighan-Schaefer dry when an additional painting in the sun, burg University, Germany. She layer is applied, every- has taught drawing, watercolor warm it on the hood of and painting for over fifteen thing turns into a grey- your car or use a hand- years. Page 14 Newsletter Title YAA & YORKARTS PLAN JOINT BUS TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART’S VAN GOGH EXHIBIT We are pleased to announce sion fee; a special, private val time at Queensgate Shop- that the York Art Association docent tour of the exhibit ping Center of 5:30pm. and YorkArts are sponsoring a one hour prior to the mu- There will be time for lunch bus trip to view the Van Gogh seum’s opening; juice and and to view other exhibits Up Close Exhibit at the Philadel- muffins to enjoy after our within the museum. phia Museum of Art. early departure and trans- portation. There are only 23 seats avail- The exhibit focuses on the last able for York Art Association tumultuous years of Van The trip is scheduled for Thurs- members, so sign up in the Gogh’s life: “a period of fever- day, March 29, 2012. We shall YAA office as soon as possible ish artistic experimentation.” depart Queensgate Shopping for this special opportunity. Center at 7:00am and leave the Payment is due at registration. The price of $70.00 in- Philadelphia Museum of Art at cludes the museum admis- No refunds will be made after 3:00pm, with an estimated arri- March 15, 2012. January/February 2012 Page 15 GALLERY GROUP ADDS MARKETING FEATURE TO BLOG http://gallerygroupblog.blogspot.com Membership is open Craft Center for four free of charge to any days in early Novem- member of the YAA. ber, 2011. Sonia Rohr- The group meets on baugh coordinated our the third Friday of each participation for the month to discuss and second year. plan exhibiting oppor- The Gallery Group is tunities in the commu- renowned for its annual nity. holiday party, which During the month of includes a tasty buffet October, YAA Gallery and a game which pits A new feature has been available to visitors of Group artists were fea- members against each added to YAA Gallery the site. tured in an exhibit at other in competition Group blog, which pro- Member artists may the Hanover Area Arts for yard-sale reject vides an opportunity to also link their personal Guild. The show was gifts. A good time was GG members, who art websites to the coordinated by GG had by all. would like to publicize blogsite. member and HAAG their art on the site. President Charlotte If you would like to In the Gallery Group Art- Yealey. avail yourself of these ists Corner section of opportunities to adver- Again this year, a num- the blog, a brief de- tise your artwork to ber of YAA GG artists scription of each artist the YAA membership displayed their artwork and images of three of and the public, become for sale at the Christmas his/her works, along a member of the YAA at the Guild show and with contact informa- Gallery Group. sale at the Friendship tion, is posted and Gallery Group members whose work was featured in the York YAA Gallery Group artists were featured in a Town Craft Guild’s Christmas at the Guild attend the artist re- fall, 2011, exhibit at the Hanover Area Arts ception. L-R: Jane Leinbach, Fiel Patricio, Len Copeland, Joyce Guild, PA, coordinated by HAAG President and Copeland, exhibit coordinator Sonia Rohrbaugh, Zelda Jones, YAA Gallery Group member Charlotte Yealey. Linn VanWicklen, Ginny Fitz and Ed Van Wicklen Page 16 Brushstrokes! ROSALIE BOWMAN SALLY LITTLE DANYO GALLERY COORDINATOR Serving as the Coordi- tercolors, and most ten, after which she nator of the Sally Little especially, with her en- again had time to pur- Danyo Members’ Sales thusiasm for making sue her love of art. Gallery has special art. As Coordinator, Rosa- meaning for Rosalie Rosalie sees her role as lie will help to recruit Bowman. Coordinator of the gal- artists for the SLDG Rosalie came to the lery named in Sally’s exhibits, which will co- York Art Association memory as a way to ordinate with those in years ago with an inter- say thank you for the the Nancy Woodward est in learning about inspiration to learn Memorial Gallery. She Rosalie Bowman art, but with little ex- about art that Sally will assist artists with Sally Little Danyo Members’ perience. provided. the administrative pro- Sales Gallery Coordinator cedures and the In addition to volun- In addition to studying mounting of the shows. teering, she enrolled in at Bradley Academy, a number of classes Rosalie pursued a Fine An addition to look including figure draw- Arts major at York forward to in the new “To take on the ing, portraiture, water- College of PA, with a year will be a program Sally Little color and sculpture. minor in Art History, for each exhibit in the which was interrupted SLDG, which will in- Danyo Gallery, One of her classmates by a career move by clude an artist bio and was Sally Danyo her- which was her husband that took information on each of self, who, according to the family to Cortland, the works, including established in Rosalie, had a signifi- NY. titles, mediums and cant impact on her mo- Sally’s memory, prices. tivation to pursue art. After returning to is a way for me York, Rosalie cared for See Page 13 for YAA His- Sally impressed Rosalie torian Pat Teller’s article her granddaughter until to say thank with her whimsical wa- on Sally Little Danyo. she entered kindergar- you for the motivation she SPOTLIGHT ON ALEX ROSENKREUZ (Continued from Page 5) gave me.” Because he does resto- ing structure and a de- toration workshop at rations of works from termination of whether The Art Center in Me- different cultures, peri- the work was previ- chanicsburg. Rosalie Bowman ods and styles, Alex ously restored must all Alex and his wife live in Sally Little Danyo Members’ Sales must do extensive re- be done. York, and he is cur- Gallery search and chemical Alex has taught classes rently in the process of Coordinator analysis before begin- on creating icons at the moving his Mechanics- ning any project. YAA, and has taught burg studio to Philadel- The chemical composi- classes on the Old Mas- phia. tion of the medium, the ters, the Russian Im- nature of the underly- pressionists and a res- January/February 2012 Page 17 VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Phyllis Stump Phyllis Stump began trator to the Executive getting to meet both taking classes at the Committee. professional and non- YAA after retiring from professional artists, Phyllis also often helps a career as a school meeting new instruc- with intake of artwork principal in the Dallas- tors, learning new tech- for exhibits throughout town (PA) School Dis- niques and helping a each season. trict in 2003. Before non-profit organization, long, she was volun- Staffing is Phyllis’ favor- which provides an im- teering on a regular ite volunteer activity, portant function in so- basis. because it provides an ciety, to fulfill its mis- Phyllis Stump opportunity to work sion. Phyllis contributes her along with YAA’s pro- time and effort to the Phyllis sees the need fessional and knowl- “I believe in the YAA in a number of for members to volun- edgeable office manag- idea of ‘pay it ways. She is a valued teer to fill vacant posi- ers. forward’. office “staffer”, who is tions on the Board of depended upon for her When asked if she has Directors as the most One of the exemplary editing skills encountered any un- pressing for the YAA at benefits of in proofing YAA publi- usual experiences as a this time. She would volunteering is cations and official YAA volunteer, she also like to see us make helping a non- documents, in addition responded that nothing connections with youth profit to helping with more compares to what she and to recruit younger organization fulfill routine office duties. had to contend with as members. its mission.” a school administrator, She serves on the Phyllis encourages eve- Phyllis Stump and so she is un- Board of Directors as ryone to do a little vol- YAA Volunteer daunted! Secretary and brings unteering, so that the & Board Member her many years of ex- For Phyllis, the benefits burden of work does perience as an adminis- of volunteering include not fall on just a few. CA CAMPAIGN 2012: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers are needed which runs from Janu- Each volunteer solicitor tant endeavor, con- for the annual Cultural ary through March, contacts three or four tact Past President Alliance Corporate supports the eight companies from a list Milton Leake, who Campaign. member organizations. provided by the Cul- will serve as the Each year the member The York Art Associa- tural Alliance, sets up a YAA Chair, at 717- organizations, including tion receives about meeting and visits the 757-7097. the York Art Associa- $8,000 from this joint companies to provide Board members tion, provide solicitors fundraising effort, information about the are especially en- to contact businesses which helps us to main- Alliance and its mem- couraged to help, to ask their support for tain the YAA building ber organizations. since our funding is the Arts in York and provide classes at a If you can help the impacted by the County. reasonable cost to our York Art Associa- number participat- The annual fund drive, members. tion in this impor- ing from the Board. Page 18 Brushstrokes! ART HISTORY IN THE NEWS In October, 2011, duction of pigments. been heated at some CNN.com reported on point, and that the Along with abalone an article from the early artists may have shell vessels containing journal Science, in used bone marrow, remnants of prepared Abalone shells like this one were which scientists an- urine and water, along used as containers for prepared “paints” in yellow and nounced the discovery with iron hydroxides, pigments by ancestors of early two shades of red, ar- humans. of what appears to be a to create their pig- cheologists found tools 100,000-year-old art ments. The vessels had that were apparently studio in a cave in been used a number of “They really knew used in the process, South Africa, a few times. what they were such as hammers, hours from Capetown. doing. It’s not just bones and grindstones. Although archeologists idiosyncratic What is astounding have found bits of behavior, but it’s Paint residue on the about this finding is that ochre from earlier pe- a very planned bones seemed to be it appears to document riods of history, this is process.” evidence that they that our early ances- the first time mixed were used to mix and Francesco d’Errico, tors had a knowledge paints and the tools to Researcher transfer the concoc- of rudimentary chemis- make them have been University of Bordeaux, tions out of the shells. France try and intelligence that found together. enabled them to plan An analysis of the paint and carry out the pro- showed that it had FROM OUR LIBRARY “If a watercolor In The Oil Painter’s Solu- wrong.” portraits and creat- tion Book, Northlight ing drama goes wrong too The author presents Books, YAA Library • Color dilemmas strategies for dealing often, you can’t #O10, art instruction such as painting with many of the prob- author, art journal con- whites and skin easily save it, but lems commonly en- tributor and practicing tones and creating countered by all oil artist Hazel Harrison color harmony an oil is different: painters, in hope that provides multiple solu- • Technical issues they will prevent the you know you’ll tions for 43 common such as controlling issues from occurring painting problems. paint and creating get it right in the in the first place. texture Harrison started out as end, if you go on The problems are di- an oil painter, but now If you would like to vided into four catego- trying.” works in all of the borrow this or any of ries: painting mediums, in- the other books in the • Problem subjects Hazel Harrison cluding acrylic. collection, please stop such as clear skies, in into the office for assis- The Oil Painter’s She shares in her intro- buildings, metal, tance in signing out Solution Book duction, “when people glass and snow your choices for a two- say that oil paints are • Compositional is- week period. easy to use, they are sues such as editing half right and half nature, composing January/February 2012 Page 19 NEW WINDOW LATEST ENHANCEMENT TO BUILDING from a small group to had been raised to about two hundred support the project to men and women by create a permanent this time. visual art facility in In the following few York. years, the YAA became incorporated and adopted by-laws and a constitution, steps that would enable the Asso- ciation to do fundrais- 220 South Marshall St. in 1969 ing and to purchase property on which to Our new energy- room on the fourth build our current build- efficient and wear- floor of the former ing. resistant bow window Cassatt Building, which is the latest improve- was located in Conti- In 1966, a committee ment to the current nental Square, York, was appointed to ex- The building was dedi- home of the York Art through1947, when the plore 20 existing build- cated in 1984 as the Association. space was no longer ings and three proper- Guy & Mary Glatfelter available. ties, and eventually the Building of the York group decided on the S. References in our ar- Art Association, in Marshall St. property, chives document that honor of these pri- because it offered tax by 1959, the studio and benefits and adequate mary donors. gallery were located at In 2010, after a fund- parking. 328 East Clark Ave., raising campaign to and by 1960, we were support improvements at 321 Country Club to the gallery space in Rd. In 1962, we had honor of Nancy M. relocated to the sec- Woodward, both gal- ond floor of 31 West leries were renovated Philadelphia St., and with improved insula- tion, new lighting, a Photograph credited to Kathryn Grim in YAA Archives YAA artists hold an outdoor ex- new floor and fresh Window installers begin the painstaking work of removing hibit in 1967 on the planned site of paint. the current facility. the deteriorated bow window one pane at a time, as they A fundraising campaign make the latest renovation to was initiated under the the YAA building.. presidency of E. Kurt The S. Marshall St. lo- Studio and gallery space at the Rottler, and by early cation is one of several W. Philadelphia St. location 1967, $18,000 of the to house the Associa- $30,000 goal was were presenting exhib- tion, formerly known reached. its there, at the Histori- as the York Art Club, By the end of 1969, the cal Society and the since it was formed in building was complete York Little Theater. 1905 by a small group and open, and $55,000 YAA gallery in 2011 of men, who met in a Membership had grown Encouraging & Developing Interest in the Visual Arts Page 20 YORK ART YAA BULLETIN BOARD ASSOCIATION 220 South Marshall St. York, PA 17402 Exhibit PLEASE NOTE! Announcements The YAA will now rely solely on Phone: 717-775-0028 Fax: 717-755-0028 Members will be alerted York Suburban School District E-mail: email@example.com to upcoming 2012 exhibits for closing decisions. with post card mailings. On weekdays, check the local me- Watch for your invita- dia or go online for closing Visit our website or check in with tions to view each ex- announcements for the YAA on Twitter & Facebook!! hibit and to join fellow York Suburban. www.yorkartassociation.org members and guests If York Suburban is closed, the at opening receptions YAA is closed. If York Subur- and special events, ban opens late, YAA classes such as lectures. will be held at their regularly scheduled times. 2011-2012 EXECUTIVE NOTICE COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS FOR MISSING EXHIBITS IN BOTH President: GALLERIES FOR 2013 ARE Beige & white Found recently Judy Bowen ie: in fortune cook hospitality BEING ACCEPTED FOR tablecloths Vice-President: CONSIDERATION. s in the joy “Happiness lie Janie McKnight Please call t and the CONTACT THE OFFICE the office of achievemen FOR A PAPER OR ve effort.” Secretary: EMAILED COPY. with info. thrill of creati Phyllis Stump Posted by Diane Smith Treasurer: Charlene Freed Asst. Treasurer Amanda Smith Cultural Alliance Partner Profile Past President Milton Leake The York Art Association is Northern Maryland. one of nine partner agencies that benefit from funding from Under the direction of the Cultural Alliance, and who Kathleen Yeater, the 90 are participating in the alliance -member orchestra Connecting People Who Care to support each other in ad- performs two major York vancing the art scene in the C o u nt y region. performances annually Com m un it y at the Strand-Capitol Foundation In this issue, we recog- 50 N. George St., York Performing Arts Cen- With Causes That Matter nize The York Junior- www.yjso.org ter, York, and travels The York Art Association Symphony Orchestra, to other regional ven- extends a special thank you whose members attend ues. Individuals and to the Cultural Alliance of 5th through 8th grades groups offer free per- York County and the York County Community Founda- in York and Adams formances within the tion for their financial sup- Counties in PA and community as well. port. Page 21 Brushstrokes! January 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Drop-off Encaustics 10 11 12 13 14 Student/Instructor & Student/Instructor Pick-Up 9-3 closes P/U 4-5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Steven March Exh Gallery Group opens 2-4pm YAA Board 7 Meeting 1 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Nonprofessional Critique 2pm 29 30 31 Encaustic Artists Professional featured in Sally Little Danyo Gallery Critique 2pm January 15-February 5, 2012 February 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 Steven March 6 7 8 9 10 11 Exhibit Closes 4pm Encaustic Pick-UP 4-5 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Expressions Exhibit Gallery Group Opens 2-4 Meeting 1 19 20 21 \ 22 23 24 25 Expressions Artists Panel 2pm YAA Board 7 26 27 28 29 Expressions Artists featured in Sally Danyo Gallery February 12-March 4, 2012 Reminder! YAA will be closed if York Suburban School District is closed. See Page 18 for more details. SEE INSIDE FOR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS! Critiques return to YAA. YAA & YorkArts Sponsor Bus Trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art for Van Gogh Exhibit. Applications being accepted for 2013 exhibits. Volunteers needed for 2012 Cultural Alliance Campaign! Foundation Community County York funding from Additional FIND YOURSELF! D I sc O e r Us! V PERMIT #22 PERMIT #22 YORK,PA YORK,PA PAID PAID U.S.POSTAGE U.S.POSTAGE NON-PROFIT Org. NON-PROFIT Org.
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