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Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Member Critique: 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Donna Levine is leading our critique for August 5.

All members & guests are invited to participate with work and suggestions for the work. Please join us! Critique begins promptly at 5:45 pm and runs to 6:45 pm prior to the General meeting. Paintings and drawings do not need to be framed. Unfinished pieces are welcome for suggestions to finish them. Those members arriving with work after 6:15 risk not having their work critiqued depending on volume of work brought in earlier.

1 painting only per person please.

We would prefer that participants in the critique please not bring paintings that are freshly wet, oils particularly, as the paint gets on our hands and clothes from handling the pieces and then paint is transferred to other works and the carpet in the critique area. If you have a frame to put the painting in for handling purposes that will be appreciated. Thanks from the critique leaders.
~ Jim Garrison, Critique Master

General Meeting: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Guest Presenter for June will be Dave Flitner.

Dave Flitner is one of our critique leaders. For over 30 years, Dave has enjoyed being a professional oil landscape painter and being represented by fine art galleries on Scottsdale's Main Street, in Sedona, Tubac, Wickenburg, and in other states. His work has been featured on the cover of the 2014 Tubac Visitors Guide, the back cover of Arizona Highways, the Scottsdale Magazine, and United Airlines/Delta on-flight magazine.

Dave's always loved art and credits some of his best drawing lessons to a teacher named Jim Garrison (yes, our man, Jim!) at Mesa Community College. Dave moved on to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, also studying with other favorite artists. This all led him to a satisfying career of art and a vocation of sharing and exchanging his art knowledge with others. It naturally grew into teaching and he's taught art classes at several venues, including the Arizona Art Alliance, local art leagues and communities. He's currently an art instructor at Jerry's Artarama (new class coming up on August 21). His demonstration for us will be of a landscape in Sedona, a gorgeous area to visit, but a real challenge to paint! He'll show ways to tackle problems in design, color, and light common threads in all paintings.

Freddie Lieberman ~ 1st Vice-President for Programs

Memberships for SAL were due July 1st!

You must be a member to take part in shows, Artwork of the month, door prizes, and other benefits. So renew today if you forgot, the membership form can be found here.

For questions on memberships ~ please contact Mona Houle at 602.721.9676 mona@monahoule.com.


6261 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Located off Granite Reef Rd. just a few blocks north of McDonald Dr. Turn east on Rose Lane to enter the east parking lot where Piper Hall is located on the Church Campus. The Chapel is hard to miss with its dramatic architecture. The parking lot is just a bit further east of the chapel. McDonald Dr. has an exit from the 101 Freeway for easy access. To volunteer to help setup for upcoming meetings (many ways you can help every month) just arrive early around 5:30 - 5:15 PM or contact the SAL President.

PLEASE NOTE: If you arrive at St. Maria Goretti's before 5:30 PM on our meeting night, please be courteous and DO NOT enter the hall until 5:30. They have another group that rents the hall before us and they have the space until 5:30 PM. Thank you!



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