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April, 2010

Sand Painters Art Guild Newsletter

Our April meeting will be Saturday, April 24, at the Valentine Library.
We will meet at 10:00 a.m., CT. Please bring ANAC eligible art to be critiqued and selected down to 2 art works for
every member. Works selected will be displayed in the May ANAC Art Show. After lunch we will return to the library
to judge which 18 art pieces will be sent to State in June. You don’t have to have all the pieces framed, but they should be
at least matted so we can hang them. Then you can frame them for the state show. We will have short a business meeting
and the drawing for the Wilma Schaffert original. Dinner location to be decided that morning.

Art, Then and Now

Great job everyone. The show is up and is a must see event.
We will take the show down on the 24th. You will have a chance to
see it before we put up the ANAC Selection show.


The Sand Painters have a special friend, Wilma Schaffert, who has
donated 3 prints and an original painting to be given away at the
meetings. Attending the meetings will have an extra bonus, you
can add your name to the “hat” once more, we will give everyone
present a chance to win. This is not a fund raiser. The winner will
be drawn the day of the ANAC Selection Show, in April. The
original painting is still left to be drawn. Don’t miss the meetings
you may be the lucky one.

Thank You
To Joan Swim and all who helped with the painting of the Pamida
windows, they look great.

April Library Art Show will feature works of art eligible for ANAC.
VAAC Event artist: April 18th, Geri Coleman.
AOM – May,-Sue Pavelka

Check out the Mark McGinnis Watercolor Sketching in the

Black Hills June 14-18. Call Mark at 208-921-7189 for more
information. This is the retreat that Joan Swim has attended for
the past few summers. You can see complete information on the
guild web site.

March, 2010 Minutes

The Sand Painters Art Guild met March 23, 2010 at Cherry Hills in their meeting room in Valentine, NE. A light supper
was enjoyed before the meeting. Names of those members present were added to the drawing for the original work of art
by Wilma Schaffert which will be drawn at lunch during the ANAC meeting the last of April. Some great “now and
then” artworks were shared.

Rail Runners 2010 Rail Fest will be held September 17, 18, and 19, 2010 at the Platte River Mall in North Platte, NE.
The prizes include $900/Best of Show, $300/1st Place, and $150 2nd Place. Entry fee is $25 with a maximum of 3 pieces. All
mediums, art must have been completed in the past two years. Contact or 308-534-
0202 for more information.

Joan and Pat shared some workshop principals that they have found relevant in their experience:

-draw what is familiar.

-relate shape to the alphabet.

-Don’t tell the participants everything.

-When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.

Debby asked if everyone was receiving the newsletters. Responses were very good.

The Sand Painters Art Guild web site is going well. Be sure to check in during the month and read the blog. Post a
comment to let your fellow members know what you are doing. Pat asks that you remind her about uploading anything of
interest, please. is the site that Pat and Anita are using for their photographs. The tins that were at the
meeting were from there. The tin sells for $14.99

The final signup sheet for the March weekend retreat was passed around.

The Pamida windows will be painted Saturday, April 3 at 6:00.

April’s show in the Library will be “Art, Then and Now”. Name tags were passed out, there are no rules. The show will
be hung April 1-3.

April Artist of the month is Hedda Matheson. Jerry Coleman will setup for the April VAAC event. The Library is doing
some renovation. It will change the June, Mini Challenge and July, Manipulated Photos shows.

Pat said that the ANAC rules will be on the website and will be in the April newsletter. Eighteen pieces will be sent to
ANAC. Pieces are due Saturday, April 24. Pieces will be critiqued and 2 pieces from each member will be chosen to
hang in the ANAC show during April. After lunch members will return to the library and judge which works of art will
be going to State.
Resumes are due. If you have your resumes done, you can e-mail or hard copy
them to Pat at any time. Thanks.
Local Art Classes
SCHEMMER STUDIOS FINE ARTS and Janine’s have been very busy and have a lineup of opportunities for art
lessons. Don’t hesitate to sign up, the class size is small. These classes are open to the public. Space is limited to 5
students. $15.00/person – call 402-376-2257 Janine’s' for registration and details. Only 2 spaces left.
Oil Pastel Workshop May 18th 6:00-8:00 pm at Janine’s, Main St. I will guide you in
painting a simple still life using oil pastels on black velour. Lighting, composition and
shading will be discussed. All supplies will be provided, however, if you want to use your
own oil pastel that is fine. We will be drawing fruit not fish. Ha.

SCHEMMER STUDIOS FINE ARTS is also organizing summer workshops for adults and educators, “Everything you
wanted to know about clay – but was afraid to ask.”, is geared for art teachers and will focus on hand building musical
instruments, clay decoration, mono printing, throwing, tile painting and raku firing. This is a 2 day workshop and the fee
is $100.00 – this includes your supplies. If interest please e-mail Pat at or submit a response
through the artist information/contact form on her web site. Dates will be announced and you can sign up for a date
convenient for you.

Club Challenges-Photo Manipulation

Ok Photographers – photo manipulations can be anything done to a photo that
changes it, color, shape, media, painted on, colored on, cut out, cooked in a photo
program on the computer, altered, disassembled and reassembled. Anything goes.
Start with a photo and let your creative juices take you to the world beyond traditional
photography. [This is not due until the May meeting- just food for thought.]


Put this on your calendar

There's a 4-day watercolor workshop by Sandy Meyer at the Dancing Leaf Cultural Center near Wellfleet, on
May 13, 14, 15, and 16. More info on the ANAC web site under "News". Looks like another great opportunity
in a beautiful and interesting location, for anyone who might be interested. Perhaps most of you have seen it

Sketchbook: Are you using yours? Can’t live without it???

Hey all---get a sketchbook--any sketchbook---and get ready to use it this year. Carry it with you at all times and
have some fun drawing supplies to go with. A zip lock bag works really well to hold supplies. Upcoming will
be an Internet link to ideas for sketchbook/journal entries. (The sketchbooks can be very simple and inexpensive
or more elaborate---you decide.)

Outside the Box

Dave Dorsey was chosen to show two paintings in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Art show,
which is a juried show. The Western Spirit Art Show features over 100 western Artists from across the
country and can be seen March 6 through April 18, 2010. The Western Spirit Art Show & Sale is open
to artists from across the country. Three jurors select over 100 artists working in varied media.
Accepted media include; Painting, Sculpture, Suspended Sculpture, Mixed-Media, Drawing, Pen & Ink,
Prints. Yeah, Dave!!

This is the link to Dave Dorsey’s pieces at the Cheyenne Days Western Spirit Art Show. Congratulations Dave.

Pat just completed an artist enrichment workshop for 80 teachers in the Todd County School
system. She presented the clay mono printing and slab vessel workshop that the Sand Painters
did in July of last year. Pat says she has it down to a fine science now, so let her know if you
want to do it again sometime.


Painting Post:
The Painting Post will serve as a swap shop where artist s can list items for
sell, swap or give away. Post your items by calling Debby Galloway, 402-966-

Old library hangers – last call --- they are getting disassembled. Pat 402-376-4222

Donna Binfield is looking for her big black zippered portfolio case! Could I have by chance left it there after the
workshop in August? If you know of any news about Donna Binfield’s, case please contact Pat.

If you know of any news that you would like to see in the newsletter please email me or call. Also let me know
if your email is not accepting the newsletter or if your address changes.

Secretary and Newsletter Editor: Debby Galloway, 402-966-3471

President: Pat Schemmer, 402-376-4222

Vice President: Joan Swim, 402-497-3888

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