What’s Happening at Creative Ventures Gallery this month ??????????????
New work has arrived in our gallery! These are a few of the sculptures of local sculptor, Paul Ducret, on view in our gallery room until the end of the month. He also brought some drawings in graphite and gouache.
Creative Ventures Gallery’s first-ever student art show will be a “Second Saturday” Open House event during the month of July due to the mid-week holiday on the 4th. On Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Gallery’s student artists will be on hand to greet the public who will be able to vote for their favorite painting and share refreshments. This daytime reception will showcase work in drawing, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel media and zentangle created in Gallery classes during the past year. For many students this will be their first opportunity to share their work with others. Announcement of Peoples’ Choice Awards will be made during this reception. The show will hang July 7 through July 31.
On First Friday August 3, Creative Ventures will host Amherst artist, teacher and author Elaine Farmer who will present a discussion on color harmony. A featured artist in the 2018 Art Gallery Guide for Southern NH, Elaine is the author of “Harmonious Color Schemes: a no nonsense approach using the Color Wheel”.
As she says, “Color harmony is essential to all good art no matter the medium, subject or style”. Whether beginner painter or professional, interior decorator or fiber artist, a systemic approach to mixing color removes guesswork from the process. Examples of Elaine’s artwork will hang in the gallery during the month of August. Her presentation on August 3 will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
Look for these talks to continue on the first Fridays of every month! We are open to suggested topics from you!
Call for Student Work . . . . . . .
Get your artwork ready for CVG’s first Annual Student Show and Sale. The show will be up the month of July. Showcase your artwork! Each student can bring a maximum of three of their best pieces. They must be professionally presented so they can be either framed and wired to hang (no sawtooth hangers), or matted. If matted, needs to be in a plastic sleeve so it can be hung. Put artist name, medium and price on the back. Bring your work into CVG before July 7th. There will be awards. We will hold an Open House with the public to meet the students and some of our teachers on July 14th from 10-2. Students are expected to bring some food to share. Invite your family and friends. Make yourself and your teachers proud!!!!!!
CALL TO ARTISTS
Creative Ventures is proud to announce an upcoming show – ‘Small Works – BIG IMPACT’
- This is an Open show for local artists
- Originals only – no prints
- Drop off dates – Nov 1-4, 10am-2pm unless other arrangements are made
- Pick up dates – Dec 27-30, 10am-2pm unless other arrangements are made
- Outside dimensions including frame is limited to 12” in any direction
- No sawtooth hangers
- 2-D work (including fiber) must be wired and ready to hang
- No nudes, photography or jewelry for this show
- Works included can be oil, watercolor, fiber, acrylic, pastel, drawing, color pencil, hand-pulled prints, mixed media, sculpture
- $5 per piece with 3 piece limit
- No work that requires special installation or instructions will be accepted
- Artist/Gallery split will be 75/25.
- All work must be for sale.
- Don’t see your medium listed – call us and ask – 603-672-2500
Get busy creating small work and click small works-BIG IMPACT to fill out the entry form.
************** ATTENTION JUNIOR BUDDING ARTISTS **************
Would you like to plan an arty birthday party for a budding artist? Think of how unique it would make it to hold it in an actual art studio classroom. Call Creative Ventures Gallery and see how your date would fit into the teaching schedule. Bring you own refreshments.
Time to start thinking about Art Summer Camps!!!! We will be running two sessions this year – the week of July 16th with Kristine Brock (our painting teacher) and the week of July 23rd with Tami Sciola-Borelli (our drawing teacher). Details can be found here.
The Creative Ventures classroom is open anytime classes are not scheduled for artists to come in with their supplies to work. Just check with us before you come. There will be a nominal fee off $5 per visit.
The Creative Ventures classroom is now open for people to come in and use the gallery canvases and supplies to create a painting of their own. There will be a roaming artist to give advice. This will be a $10 visit. Artists under 18 need to come with an adult unless granted an exception by the gallery.
If you do something unique, we are always open to add new teachers to our schedule. Contact us NOW.