Dec. 2007 Newsletter

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Dec. 2007 ~ Brush Strokes Newsletter

Corvallis Art Guild Holiday Social
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Corvallis Public Library Meeting Room
Bring a finger food/appetizer and a painting to show.
Share your art/card and tell others about you and your work.
Punch will be provided.

News & Notes
With no general meeting until after the new year, Exhibit Chair Norma Eaton requests that you call or e-mail her to fill the openings for Hanging Art Around Town. Also, the Solstice Café has closed and it is yet unknown whether the new restaurant is a site. Fidelity National Title is being considered as a new site. Norma requests that everyone fill out the sales survey even if there were no sales. E-mails are welcome and the responses confidential.
Dale Draeger will show current landscape paintings from December to mid-January in the dining room, open Mon.-Sat. at Bomb’s Away Café at 2527 Monroe in Corvallis.
Frances Stilwell is exhibiting oil and pastel paintings at Wildfire Restaurant through December and January.
Toni Acock was the featured artist at Sam’s Station last month and was juried into the “Something Red” show in Salem sponsored by Artists In Action. Toni says that she entered an egg tempera painting of red pears. An ongoing art walk in downtown Salem will include her work. The awards presentation will be on December 5 at 7 pm at the Reed Opera House in Salem.
Cherrill Boissonou found hers was the mystery name in last month’s newsletter, but donated the $10 prize back to the Art Guild fund. Thank you, Cherrill, for your gift.
Diane Hoff-Rome exhibits “Impressions of Peru and Belknap Hot Springs” including fusion paintings, ink jet mono prints and a book of her Isle Skye poems at Pegasus Gallery in Corvallis through December. She will answer questions about her art or poetry at a reception all day Saturday, December 15 or e-mail to
Tom Allen says “hello” from Arizona after leading a paint out Nov.20 and will be giving an acrylic watercolor demo Dec. 13, a workshop Dec. 19-20 followed by more paint outs every Tuesday for the Santa Rita Art League in Green Valley. Happy painting, Tom. See you in May.
Special thanks to Barbara True who assisted in the stamp, label and folding of the newsletter this past month.

For Sale

Used professional grade, full set of Rembrandt soft pastels in a wooden box, as is, for $85. Mixed brands soft pastels including Rembrandt, Unison, Grumbacher-over 200 colors, as is for $100. Contact Donna Beverly for more information or to purchase pastels.

New 2007-2008 Membership Directory
Membership Chair Gretchen Bencene is preparing the directory for printing. Check your label for paid-up-to-date dues. Some of you have not paid and will not be receiving any future newsletters or be listed in the member directory. Gretchen says that eight paid-up members have chosen to opt out of receiving a mailed newsletter, but will go to our web site at to keep current with CAG.

Call to Artists

An local engaged couple needs a calligrapher to pen their marriage certificate for a late spring/early summer 2008 wedding. If you would like to design and write, contact Gwen, the bride-to-be, directly at 610.389.5089.

Out & About
Janet Ekholm reports that The Art Center’s Annual Meeting is November 28, 5-7 pm. Food and drinks will be served by Nearly Normal. New officers, volunteer recognition and funding thanks to the Oregon Community Foundation along with the Winterlights Festival art sale are scheduled.
Thursday, December 6, Dine For the Arts at Iovino’s.

Next CAG Board Meeting, December 18, 1 pm.

Thursday, December 20 , 5-8:30 pm is Winterlights Procrastinator’s Night Out at The Art Center in Corvallis.

Welcome, new Art Guild members
Rose Amberwulf, painter
Alicja Bajorska, oils
Peggy Joyce, watercolor
Harold Wood, photography

“Everything you can imagine is real.” -Pablo Picasso