All are welcome to attend AAC's membership meetings on the second Tuesday each month. Location is Hadley Hall at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE Arlington.
5 pm — Doors open, set up
5:30 pm —Artist workshop/demo/speaker
6:30 pm —Meeting
At most meetings we present a 45-minute artist workshop that is meant to inspire artists and art enthusiasts.
At 5:30pm we will discuss and plan events following an agenda set by the president and board of directors.
Visitors and members are encouraged to bring a piece of art to show.
Annual Membership $20
AAC Special Friend $50
AAC Enthusiast $100
AAC Patron $250
AAC "Art Fiend" $500 and up
Schedule for Workshop/Demos 2019
February: CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW!
Local professional artist, Vicki Johnson will be demonstrating some tips and techniques in pastel painting. Vicki painted with acrylics, oils, watercolors, and inks for many years, but discovered pastels about 15 years ago. Although she still enjoys all other forms of media, pastels remain her medium of choice. She will cover some basics in pastel painting, and also show some tricks and tips for underpaintings, homemade surfaces, the different uses for hard pastels and soft pastels, and techniques for painting clouds, grasses, and layering colors. Vicki’s website: https://vjohnson.fineartstudioonline.com/
March: Jackie Cort is a full time artist/teacher. In her art career she’s most known for her Encaustic work. Her main focus is contemporary Abstracts, lots of color, or little color! All mood dependent. Jackie lives in Snohomish and teaches encaustics and mixed media at the Schack Art Center in Everett and occasionally at her studio. Her favorite workshops are all about “Letting Go! Getting out of our heads...we have had many (Happy) tearful breakthroughs in these groups... nothing makes me happier than helping someone get un-stuck! I look forward to meeting your group and to hopefully help you “unlearn” something… to gain so much more.”
April: Beth Francoise is a mixed media artist from Bothell, Washington, and the owner and artist of Coyote Moon Arts.
Always with an art project in her hands, she uses her paint brush to create whimsical and colorful artwork.
From acrylic canvas paintings to mixed media artwork, her images convey her passion for nature, animals, healing and self-growth. Her favorite media are watercolor, colored pencils, acrylic paint and ink.
On Tuesday, April 9, she will be bringing some of her work, and will talk about her philosophy of art, and the challenges and benefits of painting 30 paintings in 30 days.
Come meet her at 5:30 pm, Hadley Hall in the Boys and Girls Club in Arlington!
Kathleen Shalan, owner of Country Rose and co-owner of The Paint Bungalow in downtown Arlington, will be doing a presentation of the ease of painting furniture using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. She will also demonstrate the waxing techniques used to create one-of-kind pieces that you can easily do inside your home.
Kathleen has a business background and after retiring from GTE/Verizon after 26 yrs in 2008, she purchased Country Rose in downtown Arlington, fulfilling her dream of decorating and finding unique pieces to sell and paint. She had an opportunity to purchase The Bella Bungalow and jumped at the chance to be a supplier of Annie Sloan products and fulfill her love of painting and finishing furniture. Kathleen changed the name to The Paint Bungalow where they sell paint, stains, paint sundries. https://www.facebook.com/thepaintbungalow/
June : Karen Lewis: June’s Artist Demonstration will be Karen Lewis
Karen’s interest in mixed media has evolved organically from the very basic idea of making art from cast offs. Whether it be sewing quilts from remnants, spinning and hooking low quality fleece into rugs or wall hangings, or creating collages and greeting cards from experiments in print making classes.
“Mixed media or assemblage art also has the puzzle like quality of fitting diverse objects into patterns or the representation of an idea. Thus, gathering what some see as "junk" while walking the river bank, collecting shells or emptying a box of costume jewelry, can be a satisfying way to make art," said Karen.
July : Vicki Johnson:
July’s Arlington Arts Council presentation features one of Arlington’s finest artists, Vicki Johnson. Vicki has been a pastelist for the past 15 years, but was drawing and painting from childhood. She has a degree in fine arts from California State University. She will be presenting an introduction to pastels, as well as basic techniques, tips and tricks, and what to look for when buying supplies.
Come learn about the wonderful art of pastels, and catch the fever! Everyone is invited to this presentation. The Arlington Arts Council meeting follows at 7:00 pm.
Vicki’s website: https://vickijohnsonfineart.com/
August: Member picnic
September: Discussion about Public Art Grant
October: Local photographer Sonya Lang, grew up between Green Lake and Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, which influenced both her love of animal portraiture and nature, but also inspired her to enjoy capturing images of the big city too. Beautiful Zoo is the collection that she began about 5 years ago in an effort to capture all of the mammals of WPZ. She will share tips and tricks for creating intimate animal portraits as well as how her vision inspires the digital dark room choices she makes to create her final image and why this project inspires her to keep going and sharing! Visit Arts of Snohomish Gallery to see her work in person, or check out her website here https://sonya-lang.pixels.com/
November: Cowboy Poet Johnny Green will recite tales in the tradition of cowboy poetry. Cowboy poetry has a long and vivid history from the American West, driven by the colorful storytellers and memorable collection of oral poems. Johnny has a way of presenting the poems with emotions ranging from joy, grief, humor and spirituality. Come experience this piece of folk art of the west called Cowboy Poetry. Johnny Green is a local Arlington resident who enjoys the cowboy way of life, singing in the Pack String band and hitching up his team of mules for adventures in the wilderness.
December: Christmas Party
January: Tina Richardson from Hometown Candle Company will present her famous candle making business.