Artist Demonstrations & Seminars

Archive from 09/14/2021 to 12/31/2021

 

Art demo or seminar specific Tuesdays 3 pm

Join the Guild in watching the creative process of one of our fine artists. You will get to see them working for about an hour and explaining why they do what they do. You will be able to ask questions. Since our artists work in a variety of media, over time, you will be exposed to a large number of processes and approaches. The program may be a simplified “how to do” something or it may be a broader demonstration of how to start something, how to finish something, how to fix something or how to proceed when they are stuck. This program is usually held on Tuesdays at 3pm but it can be pre recorded and shown another time upon request.

Artist Demonstration

Members, Propose a Video

Tuesday Sept 14, 2021 at 3 pm


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Members, please propose a video from our collection to be shown during this Artist Demonstration time slot. Please send the name of your proposed video selection to  infoberkshireartist@gmail.com 

Artist Demonstration

Janet Pumphrey

Snapseed Video

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 3 pm


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Join Janet Pumphrey Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 3 pm for a video demonstration of the Snapseed app, a great resource for photo editing on your iOS or Android device.

 
 

Artist Demonstration

Larry Frankel​

Combining Images in Photoshop

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 3 pm


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Photographer Larry Frankel will share four images in this demonstration. He will create an image combining each of the images in a new way. Using Photoshop he will explain layers and some other tools. He will demonstrate the process in creating a final image.

 

Artist Demonstration

Carol Daynard 
Mixed Media 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 3 pm


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"In an attempt to deal with my creative block during the pandemic, I joined an art group led by a former instructor at the SMFA. Since we couldn't go to Portugal as planned in 2020, I painted my memories of travel to Portugal in the seventies with places and food that I ate. Each week I tried to recreate experiences.  I then painted my memories of India and my trip to Oaxaca for my first art course after retirement in 2004.  I finished with an amalgamation of trips to Vietnam. The process was done with a group of artists who had a daily meditation and art practice for a month.  We shared at the end of each week with a culminating session at the end of the month."

 

Artist Demonstration

Joan Gluck​

Oil Painting Demonstration

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 3 pm


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Joan Gluck: "I have studied art all my life-in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Berkshires. I enjoy the challenge of capturing the spirit of a person or place with light and color. Always Color!"

 

See more of Joan's work at

http://www.joan-gluck.com/

 

Artist Demonstration

Panel Discussion

What is the Future of Our Art?

Tuesday October 19, 2021 at 3 pm


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Artists are invited to a panel discussion led by Susan and David Honneus  on zoom “what is the Future of our Art?” What topics would you like to consider in future seminars and panel discussions? Bring your ideas!

Possible topics which have been proposed include: 

“licensing our art”

“What happens to our art when our heirs get it?”

“how to ship large art works?”

“What did you learn “The hard way“ and can share with other artists”

“Color Interaction using Josef Albers course“  (five of us met weekly  from January to June, learned a lot and plan to continue this fall and want to share this with other interested artists willing to work in small groups (we zoomed!). 

 

What are YOUR ideas?

 

Artist Demonstration

Peg Dotchin

Tuesday October 26, 2021 at 3 pm


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Peg lives in Lenox and has maintained a studio at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts for almost 30 years.  She works in oils, pastels and encaustic.  She is a past member of the Berkshire Art Association serving actively on the board for 35 years.

She is always searching for drama in the natural world and its ever-changing weather conditions. Her recent work endeavors to draw attention to the acceleration of rising seas and melting glaciers. 

   “Erosion, pollution and warmer summers have increased the melting of ice

    exposing and distilling residue from previous years.”    

Peg’s deep love of nature has fueled her commitment to visually express concern for the indisputable crises of global warming. 

 

Artist Demonstration

Art Sale Support​

Tuesday November 2, 2021 at 3 pm


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Come and get a refresher on how to do the backend for selling or showing your artwork! We can cover topics you are interested in such as: Taking good photos of your work | Accepting credit cards | Shipping work | Paying sales tax. We recommend not clicking on the link no more than 5 mins before 3pm. Thank you!

 

Artist Demonstration

Jacqueline Del Rossi

Oil Painter

Tuesday November 9, 2021 at 3 pm


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A native of New York, Jacqueline moved to the Berkshires in 2006. After studying watercolor for several years, Jacqueline now works primarily in oil with an emphasis on portraiture. Jacqueline has exhibited with Columbia County Council on the Arts in New York, Housatonic Valley Art League, Guild of Berkshire Artists and Pittsfield First Fridays Arts Walk.

"My work is inspired by my travels, the people I meet, their faces and figures.  I may be attracted to a subject by the expression, the curve of the nose, the shape of the head, the fullness of the mouth, or perhaps the gaze.      

 

I paint what I see responding to the details that define the subject’s features, to the light as it is reflected, and to the shadows that are cast at different angles.  I enjoy applying the paint wet on wet or patiently glazing layer upon layer to create a realistic likeness that expresses the unique personality and spirit of my subject."