General Meeting Time Change

Due to a change in hours at the CCPVB, we have found it necessary to change our meeting time to 10:30 -12:30. Please mark your calendars accordingly cause if you show up early we will put you to work helping to set up! LOL.

We can always use the help, and thank you for your patience with SoMMA’s growing pains. We’ve experienced a lot of changes over the years and we’ll certainly experience more, but through it all we remain members of the same creative tribe!  “Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change” Artist Barbara Januszkiewicz

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SoMMA Summer Members Exhibition

Between Truth and Illusion

Picasso said: “Art is the lie that transforms the truth”.  Through the use of mediums and skill the artist transforms paint, paper and objects into the illusion of realistic form.  A sculptor transforms marble into flesh, a landscape painting brings a place that we’ve never been into our home, indeed, all paintings give us the illusion of a three dimensional space rendered in two dimensions.  The artist begins with truth and shows us an illusion that comes full circle in revealing truths within the viewer.

Enter your vision of the space between truth and illusion in our second and final members show for 2018.  This is  your chance to SHINE so put your best brush forward and dream up something vibrant and new and exciting. Mixed media has limitless possibilities, show what you do with those possibilities.

If you can’t enter a piece for this show, then make plans to attend the opening.  Art openings at the CCPVB are fun, last year we had live music (thanks to Sandy Blake’s husband, Bill) and refreshments and it was a lovely experience.

This exhibition will be held at the CCPVB from August 17th through September 23rd.  All work will be juried and judged, and awards will be given.  Take in fees will be the usual $10 per piece/3 for $25 with a maximum of three pieces entered. Our judge will be Jo Sinclair.

CCPVB takes a commission of 40% on all artwork sold. 

Maximum size for artwork is 44 x 44 and there is a MINIMUM size of 12 x 12. There are pedestals available for three dimensional pieces.

Drop off work on Tuesday August 14th, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Opening reception and awards will be Friday August 17th  6:00 pm -8:00 pm

The show closes on Sept 22 and all work must be picked up on Monday Sept 24th between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

ALL Exhibition Guidelines & Standards apply PLUS This show must adhere to the CCPVB exhibit standards as well, and a CCPVB form must accompany the entry.  CCPVB Forms will be sent via email or are available by request from Susan: 2manysmiths@comcast.net

Click on the Exhibitions tag on the home page above for links to SoMMA guidelines and forms.

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Challenge Yourself!

Just What is The SoMMA Challenge??

The SoMMA CHALLENGE is simply a fun and interesting way of helping to motivate and inspire members to go forward creatively with resources they may never have thought of using.

The materials provided for each Challenge are actually tools or prompts to help get you in the creative mode, to help you with just a slight bit of nudging allowing your imagination, your intuition and your creative side to take over.

Challenges are fun and lighthearted, the possibilities are endless and the creativity flows in abundance.

THE CHALLENGES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL PAID MEMBERS OF SoMMA.

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

  • Each month participating members are provided with Challenge materials to take home to work on their creations, of which are to be turned in at the next consecutive SoMMA meeting.
  • All submissions are on exhibit for the membership to view and subsequently vote on.
  • The only caveat is that you must use all the Challenge materials provided in the Challenge creation. You may add whatever media and materials you like in addition to the provided materials, however if all pieces provided for the Challenge are not included in the work as well, the piece will be not be accepted.

 

  • IMPORTANT: YOUR NAME MUST BE ON THE BACK OF YOUR ARTWORK
  • CHALLENGE PIECES are to be TURNED IN NO LATER THAN 10:15.

 

  • Announcement of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning pieces will take place mid-way through the business meeting, giving the committee time to count, place, and announce.

 

The Challenge Voting Process

 

  1. Each SoMMA Member will be given a raffle ticket with which to vote for their favorite piece.
  2. The artwork submitted for judging are lined up with a cup near each piece
  3. The members are asked to place their raffle ticket into the cup next to the piece of artwork they like best. We ask that the submitting members not vote for themselves, but that is an integrity thingy.
  4. Tickets are counted and the piece with the most tickets takes First Place, Second Place and so on.
  5. The winners are announced by the Challenge Committee, Awards are presented and photos taken. Pix and names appear on the website and in the newsletter and FaceBook.

 

PAMELA FELDMAN AND EVELYN DAYTON C0-CHAIR and oversee the CHALLENGE COMMITTEE

If you would like to volunteer to help on their committee please contact Pamela at 904-770-9071

DONATIONS: All items and prizes for the Challenge are donated by members.

Currently, awards are being provided by Francesca. If anyone would like to donate items as possible prize awards, please contact Pamela. If you have any items in multiples that you would like to donate for use as a challenge, we would be most grateful. Anything from bobby pins, feathers, bottle caps, ribbon, cupcake papers, cypress knees, yada, yada.

Julie Garcia provided all the vintage knives that were used for the March Challenge, Pam Feldman provided the burlap bags and feathers for the January Challenge. We are always on the lookout for ‘stuff’, items, junque that can be used to whet your creative appetites.

Thank you! Francesca Tabor-Miolla

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January Challenge

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Ever since SoMMA rebooted the bi-monthly mixed media materials Challenge I have been blown away by the talent and ingenuity of our members!  January’s challenge was no slacker in that department at all, as members presented their creative endeavors. Pam … Continue reading

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Multi Media Extravaganza with Mike Grecian

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A fabulous time was had by all when Multi Media guru Mike Grecian presented the general meeting program in January!  Not just an informative demonstration of art materials and techniques, Mike provided a “hands on” opportunity to test drive papers, … Continue reading

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Artistic Visions

SoMMA’s first exhibition of 2018 was filled with fabulous examples of mixed media art from our talented group. So many beautiful pieces, and with difficulty a few were singled out by our judge, Shirley DePasquale for awards.

First Place went to Leslie Kruzicki for her piece titled: “Gratitude”.

Second place was awarded to Joyce Gabiou for her piece: “Windows of The Soul”.

Third place went to Linda Hawkins for her piece: “Imitating Klimt”.

 

Honorable Mentions were awarded to:

Cyndi Horn “Downtown Sundown”

Pat Seter “Looking Back in Time”

Wendy Sullivan “Hexapoda Technologica I”

Here are views of some the other artworks in the show:

The exhibition closes on the 30th, with takedown occurring on Wednesday the 31st. Please pick up your artwork between 10 and 2 on the 31st and be sure to sign the form that will be posted there.

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Belated Congratulations

To the winners in our “Who Are You?” show….

1st place
‘Gotta Have Art’ by Barbara Milon
2nd place
‘Free as a Bird’ by Cyndi Horn,
3rd place
‘Biltmore Street’ by Susan Smith

Honorable Mentions
Francesca Tabor-Miolla, ‘Damned if I Know’
Kathy Plante, ‘She Was Full of Bright Ideas’  SOLD

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