What a great panel discussion about the "Business of Art" given by 4 great local professionals! We had a wonderful turnout and everyone had some good questions. Learned a lot from those in the know. We had lunch served after the discussion but I think everyone could have kept asking questions.
A BIG THANK YOU to:
Loren Martorana, https://redhillgallery.wixsite.com/redhillgallery
Maria Auad, https://www.facebook.com/colorterra/
Lauren Lewis, http://lauralewisfineart.com/
Perry Austin, https://www.perryaustinfineart.com/
AACA Celebrated the holidays at our annual Christmas party in Alexander City at Carlos Mexican Grill on December 21st, 2022. We shared a meal and fellowship before the gift stealing began. Dirty Santa was played in our gift exchange and several gifts exchanged hands multiple times. It was a fun time and we all look forward to a prosperous new year!
Membership Kickoff Meeting, September 21, 2022
The Artist Association of Central Alabama (AACA) had a wonderful membership luncheon on Wednesday the 21st of September 2022, in the Senior Center at the Sportsplex in Alexander City. A total of 25 people were in attendance and a good time was had by all.
Diane Hough, President of AACA opened the meeting with a prayer and then introduced the other board members. Janet Gogan-Vice President, Rebecca Mitchell- Treasurer, Sean Burnley- Secretary, June Dean-Marketing Manager. Club activities and projects from the past year were discussed with the calendar of events and future projects for 2023 revealed.
Elaine Western, a wonderful portrait artist, was introduced and she explained the upcoming portrait workshop that she will be teaching on October 29th. She will be holding this workshop at 9:00am at the Senior Center in Alexander at a cost of $65.00 for members of the AACA and $85.00 for non-members.
Sean Burnley was then introduced and gave a very informative demonstration on using acrylic and oils together and the differences of painting with each. He answered several questions and amazed everyone with his talent and his beautiful realistic paintings.
Everyone was given the opportunity to share how they started in art and what their favorite medium was. We joked and laughed and then shared a delicious lunch of bar b que, baked beans, coleslaw, along with various side dished and desserts.
We are thankful to everyone that attended and look forward to a great new year.
The club members getting ready for the “Meet The Artists” reception at the I.A. Comer Museum in Sylacauga, AL on June 16th at 6:30 PM. The Artists Association of Central Alabama has an exhibition the entire month of June. June 16th reception featuring several artists, and there will be small bites and beverages AND a chance to vote for The People's Choice as well as make purchases. Comer Museum is interesting, and the history behind it as well as several other exhibits on the three floors is interesting, too. Especially all those arrowheads made from that Sylacauga Marble!
The AACA club took a tour of Scott’s Gardens on Lake Martin in Dadeville, Alabama on April 28th. Everyone brought a lunch and some artist found a nice area to create. It was a fun filled day with beautiful plantings and hardscapes at this private garden in Dadeville.