Alaska Art



Open Art Sessions meet bi-monthly:

Our bi-monthly meetings allow us more opportunities to gather together to observe demonstrations by other artists, share artistic opportunities, helpful critique sessions and the time and space to work on your own art projects with the support and fellowship of like-minded artists and friends.  With two opportunities a month and our other activities we encourage all of you to come and join in the artistic fun.


Open Art Sessions meet monthly:

1ST Friday at Mat-Su College FSM, room 212 FSM Building  2 - 7PM (Demo's and Paint Togethers)        3RD Friday at Mat-Su College, room 212 FSM Building  2 - 7PM "Live Models" and Paint Togethers


JANUARY:      Group meetings on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month. Meeting of the board on Friday the 4th at 2:00 p.m. Open session for painting. Group art Show at Keely’s Coffee House. Drop by and check it out.
                          On Friday 18th : Painting wine glasses with birds and flowers. Need as many skilled artists as possible. Painting 200 glasses. This will be session 1 for getting them done.

FEBRUARY:   On Friday the 1st : We will be doing our 2nd session for painting wine glasses. Still needing as many skilled artists as possible to complete this task.
                         February 15th: PAINT ALONG DEMO WITH NANCY ANGELINI!! Plan to join us!!! IF YOUR PLANNING TO BE IN THE PALMER ART AND GARDEN SHOW, (2ND Saturday in July) THEN YOU MUST GO TO THE MUSEUM IN PALMER TO PAY FOR YOUR SPOT AT A REDUCED RATE IN FEBRUARY (otherwise you pay full price). More info to come.

MARCH:          Friday the 1st: MIMI DEGANGE has consented to do a pastel demonstration. Paper will be provided to participants . The Humdinger Big Show hangs from March 5th – May 7th. Only room for 7 artists at this event. More info and reminders will come from Michelle Cornelius who has volunteered to head this up.
                         Friday the 15th: COLLEGE WILL BE CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK. NO SESSION.!!!

APRIL:        Friday the 5TH: Still Life Painting Challenge. This will be set up for us to tackle.
                    Friday the 19th EARL RIDER DEMO AND PAINT ALONG!! You don’t want to miss this one!!!

MAY:            3rd and 17th. College open on 3rd. On the 17th the College is having finals and WILL BE CLOSED. This will be last mtg. day before summer break.

The Boardwalk has a Mother's Day celebration and allows us to set up in front of the store for a sales opportunity. More info to come if this is available.


JULY:            Art and Garden Fair in Palmer.
                      July 13th. See Sam at the Palmer Museum to pay for your space.

AUGUST:     SUMMER BREAK. Time for plein aire get togethers. Possible picnic??

SEPTEMBER:  VFAA RETREAT 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH . Watch for emails for sign up dates. We have room for 40 guests and sign ups happen quickly! Possible Burn Party. More info to come.

OCTOBER: 4th and 18th : Need Nominating Committee volunteers. Time for new board members to be placed on ballot. Ready for mailing by 1st week Nov. Suggestions ????l . We need a model for one of these meeting days.

NOVEMBER: 1st and 15th : Open for suggestions. Email anyone on the board with what you’d like to do. Model? Still Life? Demonstration? Open Paint day? Preferences????

DECEMBER: CHRISTMAS PARTY.. Time place and date will be figured out as it gets closer. Infor will be forthcoming. NO SESSIONS Christmas season is very busy for everyone. Our time and energy should be spent with loved ones.

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