Category Archives: da Vinci Days

DaVinci Days 2010 CAG Booth

3 photos from the CAG booth at DaVinci Days 2010.

Ross Parkerson and Mike Bergen staff the CAG table.<br />

Ross Parkerson and Mike Bergen staff the CAG table.

People were invited to draw the live model at the CAG booth.

A guest tries her hand at sketching a live model.

A guest tries her hand at sketching a live model.

Another guest draws the model from a different angle.

Another guest draws the model from a different angle.


daVinci Days/Mona Lisa 2008 Drawing Exercise

If you missed drawing with CAG and Vistas & Vineyards, download the exercise which participants worked on. Instructions will download with the image.


Or try the simpler version. Be sure to turn it upside down first…


2008 Da Vinci Days Event Planned by CAG and Vistas & Vineyards

In order to better promote and support the visual arts in the Corvallis area, the Art Guild has joined up with the Vistas and Vineyards organization to present a unique learning experience for the community at this year’s da Vinci Days held on July 19-20. Instead of presenting existing work, we will be offering demonstrations and a hands-on drawing and painting opportunity.

Located at the da Vinci Days Art Village just outside of The Arts Center, we will have local artist and educator Mark Allison, with the assistance of a professional model, demonstrate drawing techniques as well as various wet media including watercolor and acrylic.

Visitors will be offered the opportunity to try some of these techniques and possibly develop some new interests. At the same time, the Vistas and Vineyards artists will be engaged in painting throughout the various da Vinci Days events and then will meet at the Art Village for a critique session, hopefully at noon on both days.

I would like to request that as many of you as possible participate and offer your expertise during this event. We need volunteers to draw and to paint at the booth, assist visitors who wish to learn, as well as to help with the set up and take down of the booth. If you are interested, please contact Mike Bergen at 541 745-3941 or preferably at Let me know how you wish to help and at what day/time. We promise a fun and an enriching opportunity.

Mike Bergen 

25 secrets of Mona Lisa revealed

25 Secrets of Mona Lisa Revealed (full article)
By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Staff Writer

New images uncover 25 secrets about the Mona Lisa, including proof that Leonardo da Vinci gave her eyebrows, solving a long-held mystery.

The images are part of an exhibition, “Mona Lisa Secrets Revealed,” which features new research by French engineer Pascal Cotte and debuts in the United States at the Metreon Center in San Francisco, where it will remain through the end of this year.

The Mona Lisa showcase is part of a larger exhibition called “Da Vinci: An Exhibition of Genius.”

Cotte, founder of Lumiere Technology, scanned the painting with a 240-megapixel Multi-spectral Imaging Camera he invented, which uses 13 wavelengths from ultraviolet light to infrared. The resulting images peel away centuries of varnish and other alterations, shedding light on how the artist brought the painted figure to life and how she appeared to da Vinci and his contemporaries.

“The face of Mona Lisa appears slightly wider and the smile is different and the eyes are different,” Cotte said. “The smile is more accentuated I would say.”

DaVinci Days 2007 CAG booth

Two artists watching the Guild’s display at the 2007 da Vinci Days FestivalPerhaps someone can identify the two women who were attending the booth in this photo.

Pam Van Londen says the scarf-wearer is Brandi Dayton.

Da Vinci Days Art Village ~ members only

CAG juried members may participate in the da Vinci Days Art Village on Sat., July 21, from 10 am-6 pm and on Sun., July 22, from 11 am – 4 pm. Set-up time will be on Friday, July 20, before 4:30 pm. Cost for members to exhibit and other information will follow.

Annual festivals

The Guild sponsors a booth at both da Vinci Days and the Fall Festival, where Exhibiting Members can offer their artwork for sale.

Da Vinci Days is held in July and the Fall Festival in September.

The Executive Board appoints the chairpersons for these events annually. Participation is on a first come, first served basis.

A nominal fee may be charged for participation in these events, to cover some of the Guilds direct costs, but no commission on sales will be charged by the Guild. However, Fall Festival charges a small commission, usually 15%.