This event is held in the fall each year. A national known guest artist is brought in to present a two or three day workshop and demonstrations. On Friday evening several of our members offer demonstrations which are open to the public. Saturday will be the Business Meeting and more demonstrations by our guest artist. This year's meeting is scheduled for:

October 4, 5, 6, & 7 at the Twin Ponds Golf and Country Club, New York Mills, NY

Due to health reasons the Artist we first booked, Linda Daly Baker, will have to be rescheduled for a future date.

The guest artist this year will be Julie Gilbert Pollard. To view Julie’s work visit her website at: www.juliegilbertpollard.com.

Datura by Julie Gilbert Pollard
Datura by Julie Gilbert Pollard

Author of three North Light books, Watercolor Unleashed (2013), Discover Oil Painting (2016) and Brilliant Color (oil & acrylic – 2009), plus three Watercolor Unleashed videos, two Acrylic Unleashed videos and four Oil Painting Unleashed videos for North Light/ArtistsNetwork.tv. Julie has taught watercolor and oil classes for over 30 years.

While glowing, brilliant color in a format of painterly realism is her personal painting objective, her goal when teaching is to assist in the search for the individual artistic personality of each student, leaning heavily on the fundamentals of art as the gateway to fulfilling personal expression and intuitive painting. “We all have a glowing, yet elusive, mental and emotional visualization of what we long to express in paint, she says. Just remember that your skills must catch up with that vision!” Julie presents the necessary “nuts & bolts” material in a logical, practical manner, along with large doses of encouragement, with emphasis on personal taste and goals.

More information regarding registration for both the Julie Gilbert Pollard Workshop and/or the Annual Meeting will be available here in the coming months. Please mark your calendar now to save the dates for these exciting events.

Below are photos from last year’s 2016 Annual Meeting with our Guest Artist Tom Francesconi