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PRESIDENT'S PALETTE

Hi fellow artisan! Well we are coming to the end of the BVAL year. At our May meeting we will present the next slate of directors for your consideration and voting. Also the discussion about the Impressionist Period will be most interesting and worthy of your attention.

You have until May 4, to purchase raffle tickets for the 3 weeks of summer sessions at the Purple Turtle for someone in grades 1 to 12. You can also just make a donation to the scholarship fund at your convenience. The goal is to raise $4000.

Six missions after Apollo 11 amazed the world by going to the moon, Apollo 17 was the last trip. It fell off the cultural radar. Flying to the moon, driving around and getting back safely wasn't interesting enough, apparently. The same thing can happen to us and our art. At times we get tired of doing the same style or same media after we achieved some level of proficiency. This is a crossroads of sorts.

Learning new things and styles is always interesting, but also going deeper into what have been doing has value as well. It is what can set you apart as a Master in your area. This is where the real works begins. Take the summer months to go deeper in the direction of your choice. All the best!!!

Regards,
Charles Wallis
2016-17 President

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Raffle Fundraiser

SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE TICKETS ARE READY
FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION

Please review the flyer and determine how many tickets that you will purchase or commit to sell to raise the money we need to fund scholarships. You can also simply make a donation. There is a place on the website to do so now. You can do it through PayPal - please click on this link.



Tickets can be purchased from any BVAL Board member.  We are asking BVAL members to help selL tickets and/or work upcoming community events.  Please contact Charles Wallis at charleswallis67@gmail.com if you are able to help.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

Apply Now

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 21st, 2017
For questions, send e-mail to West31stStreetMurals@gmail.com
Overview: Carini Townhomes and Renovation Wranglers have partnered with the Downtown Bryan Association to launch the West 31st Murals project. Made possible by Conlee-Garret Moving & Storage, the West 31st Street Murals will use visual arts to celebrate our city’s rich history. The initiative includes installing up to five murals along the Conlee-Garrett Moving and Storage building that faces West 31st Street.

Through the murals, we aim to engage the creative sector to capture the spirit of our city. We will use the murals to further the mission of the Downtown Bryan Association to create, cultivate, and showcase the commerce, culture, and community of our Downtown District by preserving the past and building a vibrant future.

The Location: The murals will be installed on the north facing wall of Conlee-Garrett Moving and Storage located at 600 S. Bryan, St. A natural canvas with its divided concrete wall panels, it will host up to 5 murals. Each artist’s mural will span two wall panel sections for a size up to approximately 25’ long and 18’ tall.

Mural Theme: Celebrate the city’s past or present showcasing commerce, culture, and community.
The Timeline
• April 5, 2017 – May 21, 2017: Call for Artist
• May 21, 2017 – Artists submissions due
• May 30, 2017 – Up to five artists chosen
• June 7, 2017 – Artist will be matched with wall sections
• June-August 2017 – Painting takes place
• First Friday of September – A celebration introducing the finished murals to the community.

Call For Mural Artist: Mural artists are invited to submit an application to create and paint one mural. Each artist must complete an application and submit an exact sketch of the mural to be painted, an explanation of how the mural exemplifies the Mural Theme and up to 3 past work samples representative of the artist’s talent and style. Each artist selected will be paid $1,000 to offset expenses, such as, paint and other supplies (lift, ladders or scaffolding can be provided for no charge).

All mural artists are invited to apply, regardless of geographic location. Special consideration will be given to people who live or work in Bryan or those with a past or current connection to Bryan.

Submission Instructions: Complete online application Submissions are due by May 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
Submit a separate form for each entry. You may submit up to three entries.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience installing large scale murals
• A connection to Bryan, TX

Selection Criteria:
• Artwork represents the theme
• Ability to complete the mural by the end of August
• Previous experience and quality of work
• Artist’s connection to Bryan

The Unveiling:
The unveiling will occur with a community wide celebration ideally in conjunction with September’s First Friday.

Questions?
For questions, please send an email to West31stStreetMurals@gmail.com

 

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2016-17 BVAL Officers

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PRESIDENT
Charles Wallis
charleswallis67@gmail.com

VP/SHOW
Jay Schaan
metalfantasies@hotmail.com

TREASURER
Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt
wkeeneykennicutt@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Chris Rogers
crnovelist@earthlink.net

SOCIAL CHAIR
Nancy Schaan
njschaan@hotmail.com

DEMO/WORKSHOP
Iva Banik
furdos9@gmail.com

EXHIBITS CHAIR
Fredda Eastep
freddaeastep@yahoo.com

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Bonnie Chapa
bonniefeasterchapa@gmail.com

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Dena Gaskin
drgaskin@gmail.com

RECORDING SECRETARY
Sandra Cohen
sandra_cohen@mac.com

WEB MASTER
Daniel Xiao
danxiao99@msn.com

 


JOIN

To join the Brazos Valley Art League, you can download the membership form from the website or you can contact:
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Chris Rogers
crnovelist@earthlink.net

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979-696-2787
www.bvartleague.org

The Arts Council Building
2275 Dartmouth
College Station, TX 77845

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BVAL meets on the First or Second Monday of the month at NOON in
The Arts Council Building 2275 Dartmouth, College Station, Texas 979-696-2787
Our webpage: www.bvartleague.org

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MEMBER NEWS

If you are aware of any member news or would like to highlight any accomplishments or showings, please send information and/or pictures to
Dena Gaskin at drgaskin@gmail.com

 

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