Monday, June 1, 2015

Updates on May Events

Lake Area Artists 2015 Show:
A number of our artists are also members  of Lake Area Artists, a group of 40 artists that exhibits annually at the Lake Oswego Art Center - Linda Baker, Alex Boyden, Sandy Dutko and Gretha Lindwood,

Congratulations to Gretha Lindwood whose painting "Quiet Anticiption" was awarded the First Place blue ribbon at the 49th Annual Show. Her painting, "On The Path," received the Mayor's Choice award ribbon. Check out the "red dots" in the photo of Gretha and her display.

In addition, Gretha has work in a pastel show at Valley Art Gallery, 2022 Main Street in Forest Grove, during June. Artist demo and reception on Saturday, June 6, from  2 to 6 pm.

AOB's "At the Movies" Group:
The group was small, but the conversation was lively as we met to share our thoughts on the movie, "Big Eyes." The highlight of the discussion was the unveiling of Margaret Keane's portrait of Linda Baker as a small child. At the time when the portrait was painted, Margaret lived next door to Linda's family in Redondo Beach, CA. and did portraits of Linda's entire family. Keane's paintings of waifs with big eyes later became highly profitable and the secret behind how they were marketed is the story behind the movie. Linda and her portrait are show below.

Check our website regularly for announcements of future discussions of art movies/books at AOB. We all agreed it was a good activity and worth repeating.

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