Meeting Location
Currently meetings are on Zoom.  New venue will be posted when physical meetings become available.

2024 Meeting Dates (online) 

September 20

November 22 


Meetings are held on Fridays.  Zoom opens 10:40 am Pacific Time. Meetings run from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Time. 

Meeting notices with Zoom link are emailed out to members a few days before each meeting.




MOST RECENT PAST MEETING

May 17, 2024, 11:00 am PDT

Guest Speaker: Amy Boone McCreesh

            

CHAT

VIDEO

 PAST MEETINGS

March 22, 2024, 11:00 am PDT

Guest Speaker: Skyler McGee

  

  

Skyler McGee is an indirect storyteller. She is ever combining images from her world: plants and animals, buttons and bones, maps and teacups, her children’s drawings. These disparate elements create new relationships and form a disjointed narrative, both familiar and decontextualized. Painterly expression and detailed drawings are placed next to abstract shapes, fields of color, and layered imagery. These images have roots in ecology, fashion, cartography, and anthropology. In other words, they are human: depicting diverse relationships with our earth, each other, our personal and collective history. Her work provides a visual space to explore the experienced complexity of place, its beauty and difficulty. It celebrates and excavates the stories, creatures, locations, homes, and objects through which we create meaning.

January 26, 2024, 11:00 am PDT

Guest Speaker: Nancy Kay Turner

  

  

Nancy Kay Turner is a visual artist, art critic, and founder of the art collective Hana Kark. Bronx born, she fled New York for the sun and fun of California and has never looked back.  A graduate of Queens College, the University of California at Berkeley, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, she studied painting with Elmer Bischoff, Peter Saul and R.B. KItaj.

Turner has written critical reviews for ARTWEEK, ARTSCENE, Visions Magazine, Coagula Curatorial, Riot Material, Art and Cake, and Cultural Weekly. Her mixed-media work has been in local, national, international and traveling exhibits. Turner’s art is in private, public and corporate collections, including Warner Brothers Studios, ABC Studio and Chiat/Day Advertising Agency: and are seen in movies and television shows among them –Mom, Barry, Jane The Virgin, Transparent, How To Get Away With Murder, Lucifer and Hanging Up. ARTPIC gallery represents Turner.

https://nancyturnerstudio.com/

VIDEO

Meeting Chat


November 17, 2023, 11:00 am PDT

Guest Speaker: Roxane Hollosi


Roxane is an Atlanta based, multi-disciplinary artist. Originally from the midwest, she was influenced by the Native American spiritual sensibilities and respect for the Earth she encountered there. Roxane earned a BFA from ISU, in Ames Iowa, where she received the Janice Peterson Anderson top design award. She is a 2020 Hambidge Fellow and a Grant recipient of the 2020 Fulton County Virtual Arts Initiative. Roxane actively exhibits locally and nationally, some exhibits include: Artfields 2023, Denise Bibro Fine Arts, NYC; National Association of Woman in the Arts NYC; ARC Gallery Chicago; MOCA GA; EYPGallery100, Atlanta; Gallery 72; MESA Cont. Arts Museum AZ; Hudgens Center for the Arts; Artfields SC; Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta. Collections include: City of Atlanta; Atlanta Office of the Mayor; DuPont Beijing; Broadway Crowne Plaza NYC; and numerous private collections including Darla Moore and Don Roman. She is represented by Muse & Co. Fine Art.

My Art is a visual document of the emotional, social and environmental energies I encounter in that moment of creating. I express myself in 2D and 3D works. The foundation of my work is an exploration of the nature around me; and the energies it emanates. I want to encourage others to see something; investigate something; be curious about something; in order to make visual discoveries and open doors to spiritual ones. It advocates for taking a good hard look and consider realities beyond your own truth; to the participation in something bigger, more universal. I often incorporate repurposed plastics into my work to push the boundary of recognizable waste.

My Breathe collection became a way to transform my fears, angers, and uncertainties into visually spirited collection of work. It is a response to our suffocating oceans and the continual dump of waste, it speaks to the time of Covid and “I Can’t Breathe”. The worlds social, environmental and political crises crashed together in one word, “Breathe”.

https://roxanehollosi.com/

VIDEO

Meeting Chat

PAST MEETINGS

September 22, 2023, 11:00 am PDT

Guest Speaker: Barbara Tabachnick

Encaustics: Playing with Fire & Mixed Media

       


At heart I’m an experimental artist—“What will happen if…?”  I work in acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, mixed media and digital photography at all levels of (occasional) realism and abstraction. Content, if any, usually relates to architecture and landscapes, particularly trees. I love to explore phone and computer apps – digital creation and manipulation of iimages provides hours of joy playing with my many thousands of images. I make art because the process feels good and the anticipation of the outcome is exhilarating. My favorite works include a bit of whimsy, a touch of the incongruous, some ambiguity and, with a little luck, a measure of beauty.

barbaratabachnickart.com

VIDEO

Meeting Chat

May 19, 2023, 11:00 am PDT

Guest Speaker: Andrea Burgay

          

Andrea Burgay is a visual artist from Syracuse, NY, currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work combines collage, sculpture and found materials to elevate the overlooked and the mundane via transformative physical processes. Through a process of adding and removing layers of handmade and collected materials she presents a physical manifestation of the passage of time, destruction and decay, with a sense of potential renewal. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Her most recent one-person show was Everything Coming Together and Falling Apart, Roxbury Arts Group, Walter Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY Burgay is also founder and editor of Cut Me Up, a participatory collage magazine and curatorial project. Each issue presents a curated selection of original mixed-media artworks, intended for readers to deconstruct, and transform into new artworks. 

https://www.andreaburgay.com/

Chat

VIDEO

Our 2023 Scholarship Recipient

Angineh Ayvasian

 Angineh (Angie) Ayvazian was born and grew up in Iran. She also lived in Armenia and Austria brfore moving to the US. English is Angie's 3rd language. She graduated with an associate  degree in fine arts from Glendale Community College (GCC) and transferred to CSUN in Fall  2022. Currently, she is studying at the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication  toward her degree in Communication and Graphic Design. She aims to become a UI/UX  designer and work in that field after graduation. Also, she intends to continue her education and get her master’s degree in her area. Angie is also a certified photographer. She plans to attend art exhibitions in the next three years to present her work. Angie is passionate about art and works on her art projects besides her school assignments. Angie co-founded the Young  Armenians Social Club, where she encourages and introduces the young generation to get  more involved in art and entertainment. She organizes various cultural events, including  museum visits, exhibitions, and other entertainment events. Angie also started a volunteer  freelance job designing logos and flyers for non-profit organizations in her community.

March 24, 2023, 11:00 am PST

Guest Speaker: Adam P. Faust


Adam P. (AP) Faust is an Atlanta based Creative, the Gallery Manager at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, creativity facilitator and freelancing jack of all trades. After earning a BFA with a Sculpture focus from Guilford College in 2014, Faust turned to collage as a primary modality of art making. These days, his creative practice is vast, anti-formulaic, impulsive, experimental, and heavily influenced by Dadaist and Gestalt principles.

VIDEO

Chat


January 27, 2023, 11:00 am PST


"I incorporate collaged ephemera in paintings and assemblages. I like the

random nature of found “surprises,” especially the discarded, old and

damaged, including fragments and scraps. These compel me to go in

directions I might otherwise not follow. By allowing for lapsed time I

relinquish control. Returning to revisit and re-work a surface, I achieve a

salient “skew” that could not be created in one sitting."


http://www.jeanhess.com/

Meeting Handouts

Meeting Chat

November 18, 2022, 11:00 am PST

Guest Speaker: Jane Dunnewold


Everything I teach and do is filtered through a deep connection to the energetic, spiritual aspects of human experience. I believe each of us has an inherent . Making things – whether it's cooking, painting a room, or dyeing cloth – is supremely satisfying. In the process of creating we are linking to every generation of makers before us and reaching for the Divine at the same time. It's a gift and a pleasure everyone should experience. And can.

https://www.janedunnewold.com/

VIDEO

CHAT

September 23, 2022, 11:00 am PST 

Guest Speaker: Jim Morphesis


Chat

VIDEO

May 20, 2022, 11:00 am PST 

Guest Speaker: Suzanne Stryk

 

Suzanne Stryk is an artist who finds equal fascination in the natural world and the visual arts. Her conceptual nature paintings and assemblages have appeared in solo exhibitions throughout the United States, and her portfolios and related writings have been featured in Terrain.org, Orion, Ecotone, and the Kenyon Review. She is the recipient of a George Sugarman Foundation grant and a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship.

Between 2011-13, she logged hundreds of hours by car, foot, and waterway to create “Notes on the State of Virginia,” a series of mixed media assemblages that revel in the beauty and history of Virginia’s diverse natural and culturally rich regions. While the artwork toured the state in museums and galleries, Stryk got to work describing he experience, which became the book The Middle of Somewhere: An Artist Explores the Nature of Virginia (Trinity University Press , 2022).

https://suzannestryk.com/

VIDEO

CHAT

Scholarship Winner: Elizabeth Souza

Elizabeth showed and talked about her work at the May 20 meeting

World Collage Day

On May 14 we had a wonderful Zoom meeting with many participating artists sharing their work and tips for collage.  Check out the Video and Chat.

Video

Chat


March 25, 2022, 11:00 am PST

Guest Speaker: Billy Renkl


www.billyrenkl.com

Chat

Video

January 28, 2022, 11 am PST

Guest Speaker: Todd Bartel


Bartel’s work assumes the forms of painting, drawing, and sculpture in a collage and assemblage format. His work investigates the interconnected histories of collage and landscape and the roles of nature and natural resources in Western culture. His work has been exhibited nationally in venues that include Palo Alto Art Center (Palo Alto, CA), Katonah Museum (Katonah, NY), Brockton Art Museum (Brockton, MA), The Rhode Island Foundation (Providence, RI), Zieher Smith (New York, NY), Mills Gallery (Boston, MA), Iona College (New Rochelle, NY).  https://toddbartel.com

November 19, 2021, 11:00 am PDT 

Guest Speaker: Nick Deford



Chat

Video

Friday, September 24, 2021

Guest artist: Trudy Sissons

 

 

Trudi Sissons is a Canadian artist living in Lethbridge, AB  She primarily creates digital collages.  Her artwork and tutorials have  been published in several magazines and books over the past 20 years.

Her artwork is an expression of her imagination, well fed and developed in her childhood as well as subconscious thoughts that make their voices known through her creations.

Chat

 Video 

 Friday, May 21, 2021

Guest artist: Alvaro Sanchez


We also had a brief presentation by our 2021 Scholarship Winner, SIERRA MARSHALL

Chat

Friday, March 26, 2021

Guest artist: Della Wells

    

Della Wells is a self-taught artist who began drawing and painting in earnest at the age of 42 and her creative process stems primarily from her personal experiences embellished through the art of storytelling into visual work. Wells' work has been written about and has appeared in several publications. In 2011, an award winning play that was inspired by her life '' Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly'',  debuted in Milwaukee and has been performed in many venues.  She illustrated a children's book "The Electric Train" by Nanci Mortimer. She also has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums. Her work is in over 100 private, corporate and museum collections including North Western Mutual Insurance, Milwaukee Bucks and The Wright Museum of Art.  Her dolls, cards and collages are currently sold at The Smithsonian”s National African Museum of History and Culture in Washington DC. Click here for more details about her many accomplishments.

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Friday, January 22, 2021 

Guest artist: Trey Miles (Sotalentedmiles)

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John R Miles III is a collage /mixmedia artist, born March 2nd 1975 to John R Miles Jr. and Arie G. Miles. John Miles better known as Trey attended Western Carolina University located just a few hundred miles west of his home town of Charlotte NC. While attending Western Carolina, Trey began to gain a deeper love and understanding for the arts, graduating with a BFA in art, concentration in graphic design. After graduating Mr. Miles accepted a job with Mecklenburg Counties school system as a high school art teacher. Trey's earlier pieces focused on the aesthic relationships between shape form and color. Currently his works are heavily influenced by the political struggles set forth by society towards blacks both past and present


Friday, November 19, 2020   

Guest artist: Meikel Church

Meikel S Church is a North Little Rock, Arkansas based collage/mixed-media artist who challenges concepts of perception through his artwork. Meikel started creating collage in 2013 and quickly became addicted to the absurdity of taking found images, mostly from old books and magazines, and re-thinking the pre-existing image in another context.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Guest Artist: Susie Gesundheit  


Susie is an artist in monotype, watercolor, acrylic, collage and encaustic.  She likes to work in layers, textures, and expressive color. She graduated from UCLA in Painting/Sculpture/Design/Graphic Art in 1974.  She is a member of Artist Co-op 7 and was invited to join the Art Panel and teach classes.  She partner-teaches Watercolor in Winter Session and Figure Drawing in Fall Session online: www.sfvacc.org.

She maintains a print studio in Ventura in addition to her home studio. Today she continues at all her involvements: Artist Co-op 7, Art Panel and Instructor; Collage Artists of America; Women Painters West; Valley Watercolor Society; USC Hillel Art Gallery, Chair; Jewish Artists Initiative; Los Angeles Printmaking Society; California Art League; Frayed Edges; Women's Caucus; USC Roski School of Art and Design, Board of Councilors. Check out her website at https://www.susangesundheit.com/

Friday, January 24, 2020

Guest artist: Linda Lyke

My direction and voice as an artist is focused on meaning by analyzing the conditions of the natural world and the human interventions with both saving and destroying it. Using printmaking strategies and mixed media, I draw inspiration from my passion for nature through the articulation of ink and solvent to reveal my deep commitment to saving habitat and the diverse animals on the planet.

My recent exhibition at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Field Notes: When Taxonomy becomes Iconography, captures the spontaneous and immediate sense of discovery that stems from close observation of avian and megafauna in Amboseli National Park and the Maasai Mari in Kenya.


Friday, November 22, 2019

Guest artist: Sydney A. Cross



Friday, September 27, 2019

Guest artist: Georgia Freedman-Harvey




Friday, May 17, 2019

Guest artist: Kathi Flood


Friday, March 22, 2019

Guest artist: Mary Sherwood




Friday, January 25, 2019



Friday, November 30, 2018

Guest artist: Laurie Raskin


Friday, September 28, 2018

Guest artist: Sandy Bleifer

Websites:  https://www.sandybleifer.com/  https://www.sandybleifer.com/installations-videos/


Friday, May 18, 2018n

Guest artist: Melinda Smith Altshuler

http://www.melindasmithaltshuler.com/


Friday, March 23, 2018

Guest artist: Nancy Goodman Lawrence

    

      

Friday, January 26, 2018

Guest artist: Malka Nedivi








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