ORAC Newsletter October 2012 - Ozark Regional Arts Council

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ORAC Newsletter October 2012 - Ozark Regional Arts Council
Ozark Regional
Arts Council
172 Robin Drive
Mountain Home, AR
72653
Board of
Directors
PRESIDENT
Deborah Lively
870-425-8291
VICE PRESIDENT
Lucinda Blair
870-421-2123
SECRETARY
Carol Abel
870-425-6070
TREASURER
John Reding
870-425-2101
WEB MASTER
Linda Armstrong
870-404-9830
Editor- Deborah Lively
Volume I Issue 7
Newsletter Date: October 2012
ORAC
Before the September
Board of Directors meeting,
the Fund Raising Committee
met under the leadership of
Don Blair, the chair of the
committee. It was discussed
to host and art auction in
2013 with a criteria for artwork being donated by artists
for the auction. The committee will meet again prior to
the October Board meeting
to discuss further the ideas
brought up so far.
The Women Artists’ Retreat 2013 was a total success
in spite of the much needed
rain that fell during the weekend. (See page 3 for highlights) I will be working on
plans for a retreat the same
time next year.
We will have our Board of
by Deborah Lively
Directors meeting in October on the 15th at Integrity
First Bank in the Kent room.
We will not have a formal
BOD meeting in November
or December as the third
Monday falls to close to the
holidays. We will resume our
monthly meetings in January.
At the October meeting
we will be discussing the annual meeting to be held in
April 2013. This is the annual
meeting where all members,
organizational and individual
are invited and encouraged
to attend.
To those who regularly
attend the BOD meetings,
please bring your ideas regarding the format of the
annual meeting with you in
October or if you can not
attend please e-mail them to
me at [email protected]
The annual meeting will
include a formal business
meeting. It has been suggested that we have a type of
awards ceremony with our
various organizations recognizing outstanding members
from their group. Be prepared to discuss types of recognitions and what kind of
awards we might present to
the recipients.
Also bring suggestions to
consider a speaker as part of
the meeting or subject matter.
Plans for 2013 Plein Air Paint out Being Developed by Sandy Barksdale
Plans are taking shape for
Plein Air on the White River
2013, to be held next May 1-4
in Cotter, reports Sandy
Barksdale, president of White
River Artists.
Coming on the heels of last
spring’s event, which boasted
a record participation of 50
artists from four states, the
upcoming paint out will include some new features.
On Wednesday, May 1,
artists are invited to participate in a briefing about loca-
tions of various painting opportunities in Cotter and
throughout the Twin Lakes
area. Maps of several driving
routes through the area will
be available, and there’s a
possibility that one or more
caravan tours will offered.
Check-in for this activity will
be at the Spring House in
Cotter’s Big Spring Park
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WRA
members will stamp the artists’ supports during those
hours.
On Saturday, May 4, the
event will conclude with a
reception and art show and
sale at the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain
Home. Additional details are
to be announced soon.
As has been the custom in
the past, Plein Air on the
White River 2013 will be
held in conjunction with the
Cotter Trout Festival. The
Spring House will again be
the registration site as well as
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Page 2
White River Artists Plans for 2013 continued from page 1
the overall base of activities. A welcoming reception for artists, hosted by
the Palette Art League, will
be held in the Cotter Spring
Pavilion the evening of
May 2.
On Friday, May 3, a onehour quick-draw competition, which proved to be
highly popular with participating artists and the public
attending the Trout Festival
last year, will again be held
in the Cotter Spring Park.
These and other aspects
of the four-day event will
be discussed at a meeting
of White River Artists
Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the
Vada Sheid Community
Development Center on the
campus of ASU-Mountain
Home. Artists who share
an interest in plein air painting and others who would
like to help in conducting
the event are invited.
For more information
contact Sandy at [email protected] or (870)
424-0151.
Ava Art Guild
Annual Fall Art Show
Open October 16-20
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Entry Deadline- October 15
by 4:00 pm
Open to all family friendly
art
$3.00 per entry
For information:
[email protected]
Hill Country Art Gallery
Art Show 2012
Oct 18-20
ORAC
wishes to thank
Our Sponsors for our
Registration: Oct 17, 104pm
$10.00 per entry
Women Artist Retreat
2012
AREA ART CLUB MEETS
AT THE DONALD W.
REYNOLDS LIBRARY ON
THE 2ND. THURSDAY OF
THE MONTH AT 1:00
P.M. GUESTS ARE WELCOME. THE OCTOBER
PROGRAM WILL BE A
PAINTING DEMO PRESENTED BY CLUB MEMBER, RHODA DOERR.
MEMBER, BONNIE
HEENAN HAD A PAINTING ACCEPTED INTO
THE NATIONAL OIL
AND ACRYLIC SOCIETY
SHOW TO BE HELD AT
THE DUNNIGAN GALLERY OF ART IN
BOLLIVER, MO. BONNIE
TERRY ZARATE'S
BEAUTIFUL DREAMLIKE PAINTINGS ARE
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY AT THE VEDA
SHEID CENTER,
ASUMH. TAKE SOME
TIME TO VIEW
TERRY'S WORK.
AREA ART CLUB ARTISTS WERE WELL REPRESENTED AT THE
SPRING RIVER ART
SHOW IN HARDY,
Lowes
(supplies)
Categories: Pastel, Watercolor and Water media
Oil, Graphics/Drawing
Acrylic, Photography’
Mixed Media/Collage
Cash Awards for People’s
Choice, Best in Show, 1st,
2nd, 3rd place
For information call
492-4000
Area Art Club
WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN A MEET AND
GREET FOR THE ARTISTS ON NOVEMBER 3,
6:00PM AT VINE AND
WINE ART GALLERY
IN OSAGE BEACH.
CONGRATULATIONS
BONNIE!!!
SourceTek
(supplies)
Redeemer Lutheran
Church
Family Life Center
307 W. North St.
Mountain Home, AR
House of Brandon
(supplies)
Harps
(gift card towards food)
First Community Bank
(sponsored a student artist)
First Security Bank
(sponsored a student artist)
Lyann Willey
(supplies)
by Jeanne Roth
ARKANSAS. BONNIE
HEENAN RECEIVED THE
PEOPLE'S CHOICE
AWARD. JEANNE
ROTH WAS AWARDED
A FIRST PLACE
AWARD, RHODA DOERR, A SECOND PLACE,
KAREN JONES, A THIRD
PLACE, AND LINDA
CARLSON RECEIVED
AN HONORABLE MENTION. KUDOS TO
EACH OF THESE ARTISTS!
DEE BEECHEL PRESENTED A CHALLENGE
TO CLUB MEMBERS.
EACH MEMBER WILL
PAINT A WORK OF ART
ON A 5X7 CANVAS
BOARD OR ON A 5X7
PIECE OF WATER-
COLOR PAPER. ARTISTS
WILL CREATE, USING
THEIR BEST MEDIUM. THE
PAINTINGS WILL BE THE
ARTIST'S TICKET TO THE
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS
POTLUCK. PAINTINGS
WILL BE PRESENTED IN
WHITE ENVELOPES WITH
NAME OF ARTIST, TITLE
OF PAINTING, AND MEDIUM USED. METHOD OF
EXCHANGE REVEALED
LATER. SOUNDS LIKE FUN!
UNTIL NEXT MONTH,
KEEP CREATING!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT JANET
EMERY, CURRENT CLUB
PRESIDENT AT 481-6122
Women Artists’ Retreat 2012
The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and trees.
It rains on umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.
Robert Louis Stevenson
And rain it did on StoneCreek
Ranch for our Women Artists’
Retreat week-end, September 1416. However, no one seemed to
mind and everyone all agreed the
ranch was a wonderful place to
be on a rainy week-end.
Fourteen women spent the
week-end with friends they came
with and made friends with the
women they met for the first
time. Two high school students
joined us for the day time. Those
spending the week-end filled the
main lodge sleeping rooms and
one cabin. Prepared meals and ate
in the Lodge dining room. They
created wonderful paintings during three workshops in the activity room and some worked on
paintings and projects till after
mid-night.
The week-end began with a
welcome lunch about 1:00 p.m.
on Friday followed by a demon-
stration by artist Duane Hada of
Rivertown Gallery. After dinner
on Friday, photographer Bill
Barksdale aided by his wife,
Sandy presented a PowerPoint
slide show of tips and techniques
of creating that perfect photograph and provided a handout on
the information presented. On
Saturday Rhoda Doerr showed
the ladies how to create a watercolor painting enhanced with wet
pastel by simply applying color to
surface and letting it tell you
what the finished painting would
be. Janet emery also presented a
workshop with ink pouring
where once again the creative
talents of the artists shown in
their free form creations. Saturday evening was a barbecue
followed by free time and finishing projects that had been
started during the workshops
and the weekend concluded with
a late brunch on Sunday.
Dana Johnson, President of
Pallet Art League and ORAC
President Deborah Lively
planned and prepared the meals
with help by the artists and
photos by Deborah Lively
clean-up was shared by everyone. While the group could
not take advantage of the
lovely picnic area because of
the rain, the grill was under
cover and Dana cooked the
beef, chicken and salmon outside. Dana’s breakfast recipes
and barbecue baked beans
were a big hit as well as the
rich deserts contributed by
many of the participants.
Guest artist/instructors
donated their demonstration
pieces and a drawing was held
before the barbecue with four
lucky ladies taking home a sign
piece of art.
A wine auction was held
with four bottles from the
ORAC’s donated collection of
sixty some bottles. Two of the
bottles were opened and
shared. Both were found not
to have turned into vinegar
with a merlot being the better
of the two wines opened.
The trail ride was canceled
due to rain but all the ladies
were able to photograph the
horses during the brief mo-
ments of no rain. The ranch cat
and two dogs posed often and
were probably the most photographed subjects of the weekend.
Everyone was asked to fill out a
brief critique of the week-end
before leaving on Sunday. It was a
unanimous success with everyone
ready and willing to come again
next year. Almost everyone
agreed: come back next year to
StaneCreek Ranch; add at least
one more day to the week-end
next year; keep the simple do it
themselves meals to keep costs
low.
They also liked the four workshop format but some agreed
they would also like longer time
with one or two guest artist/
instructors to get a little more in
depth instructions.
Karry Bass, Ranch owner, was
wonderful to work with and very
accommodating to our needs.
ORAC has reserved the Ranch
for next September and is already
beginning to plan for the Women
Artists’ Retreat 2013. Thank you
to everyone who made this year
such a success.
Web Sites
Avaartguild.org
OzarkRegionalArtsCouncil.org
Twin Lakes Area Writers
theartodyssey,com
Open Mic Night every Tuesday evening at the Blackbird
Café, Donald W. Library. Several members of the Free
Verse Poetry Group is participating. The Free Verse
www.arkansascraftschool.org
www,decorativepainters.org
www.springriverartistsguild.com
Contact/ E-mail
Deborah Lively- Presdient ORAC
[email protected]
Sandy Barksdale- President WRA
[email protected] com
Ava Art Guild
[email protected]
Apple Blossom Decorative Painters
Dawn Kennedy
[email protected]
by Mary Nida Smith
Poetry
Group’s October meeting for a picnic & poetry October 13,
1:00 p.m. at Rob Rhodes’ Free Verse Park. Charlie Southerland
was awarded the Scribe’s Scroll Award for his poem “The Diplomat.”
FVG group members Pat Durmon and Bill Rhodes won two of the
top places judged by Betty Heidelberger. Rob Meuser & Bill
Rhodes won prizes for poetry at the Baxter County Fair. Charles
Southerland attended the Wendy Carlisle Poetry workshop at the
Writer’s’ Colony in Eureka Springs September 9th.
The Free Verse Group and Twin Lakes Writers have joined
ORAC. Cost to each member is one dollar a year. This will
provide more opportunities to promote each group and its members.
Twin Lakes Writers 4th Tuesday brunch will 10:00 a.m.-noon
at the Baxter County Library http://www.baxlib.org.. Order food
from the Blackbird Café, meet in a room the library has reserve for
the brunch. Questions email Susan Varno [email protected]
Poets Jim Barton and Patricia A. Oplinger. Patricia
received 2nd Place in the Got the Blues Award category for her poem
“Free-Rhyming Poetry” at the White County Creative Writers’
Conference at Harding University in Searcy, AR September 1st.
Kaye Milligan and Nannette Daugherty have formed a
new writers
group, The “Aspiring Writer’s Experience” (A.W.E.) that
meet Thursdays twice a month 10 a.m.-noon in the Hospitality Room at A.L. Hutson Gymnasium in Highland. For
information call 870-847-5965.
Bull Shoals Art Show September 21-22, Mary Nida Smith won
Honorable Mention on her photograph. She will be speaking
November 7th at Spring River Branch of the NLAPW at Cherokee
Village, Arkansas.
"I am drawn to paint because it is the very essence of who I
am."
Kristy Worthen Art Exhibition
Vada Sheid Community Development CenterASUMH
October 8- November 11, 2012
Artist Reception
October 11, 2012
2:30-5:00 pm
Kristy is a multi-talented artist, working with several different mediums: acrylics, watercolors, stippling, sculpting, scratch-board,
woodcarving, murals and mixed mediums. The subjects of her art
are as varied as the mediums she works within. The ambiance or
mood of her work enables the onlooker to visualize the scene
created by the artist. Her artwork reveals certain things while hiding other to preserve the mystical affect of the art. Kristy's ideas
for her artwork are derived from everyday life, her dreams and
visions. These dreams and visions resonate feelings from her soul.
Always the artist, whether with paint and brushes or in words, her
will for you is to, "Face fate with faith".

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