Monday, February 27, 2012

NVA work displayed at Walpole Library

The Walpole Public Library is going to open on Wednesday and members of the NVA were there today to hang a display of artwork.

NVA artwork by members Haydi Hurley, Cindy Kerr,
Kim Weineck, Nancy Bacevich, diane scotti, Frank Quinn, Polo Barrera.
Of course, you have to see them in person to appreciate them!

Frank Quinn, NVA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Walpole Public Library has a space for art display in its new building. He even wrote the grant to the Walpole Cultural Council which funded the display system!
NVA artwork by Polo Barrera, Ann Gorbett, diane scotti, Frank Quinn,
Tony Donovan, Kathy Hutchinson, Haydi Hurley, Nancy Bacevich

The NVA is honored to be the first displayed at the library. We're also thrilled to have established, after such research, the best gallery display system. Future artists will use it with ease and we look forward to seeing many shows for years and years to come.

Haydi Hurley, Cindy Kerr, and Nancy Bacevich discuss the arrangement of work. 

Thanks for reading!
Cindy Kerr, Haydi Hurley, and Nancy Bacevich agree it looks great! 


Sunday, February 12, 2012

NVA paintings juried in!

The Norfolk Cultural Council is hosting a juried art show for the month of March. We were delighted last week to receive notification that the paintings shown in this post were accepted. We're thrilled and honored. 

We hope to see you at the opening reception, Saturday, March 10th from 5-7 at the Norfolk Library's Community Room - a great painting show venue! 

Ann Gorbett's palette knife paintings are a beautiful example of design and sculptural composition. They are even better to see in person!

Summer House original oil by Ann Gorbett, NVA
Cindy Kerr's painting was completed with palette knife and brush work enhancing the finished result of her marsh plein air experience. 

Nantucket Marsh original oil by Cindy Kerr, NVA
diane scotti is new to our group and created this stunning portrait of her first granddaughter, Ava. What an engaging gaze on this little face. 

My Joy original pastel by diane scotti, NVA
Frank Quinn's portrait of his grandson captures those eyes and young face perfectly.

Nathan original oil by Frank Quinn, NVA
Haydi Hurley has been working diligently on her watercolor techniques and she's translating her studies into luminous, beautiful watercolors.
Plenty of Pears original watercolor by Haydi Hurley, NVA
My two pastels, done in a new style for me as I search new color relationships and explore variations in my mark making.
Last Light original pastel by Kim Morin Weineck, NVA

Rising Moon original pastel by Kim Morin Weineck, NVA
 Nancy Bacevich created this little gem of a portrait in one class session and the piece flowed from her with elan. I enjoyed watching this come to be from start to finish. In person its colors sing.

Seashore Dance original pastel by Nancy Bacevich, NVA
Tony Donovan has created numerous paintings of abandoned trucks from his travels west, and his entry here follows that vein. I always love the growth potential of working in a series.

Sidekicks original oil by Tony Donovan, NVA
What a vast array of subjects and mediums!

The NVA meets weekly to paint and we end each class with critique of what we've worked on both during class and in the time since our last meeting. Lately there's been a surge of focus in our class and I would say it's showing in the resultant paintings created by our members.  

I hope to see you at the show if you're local to our area. The NVA will be well-represented!