GCVAA holds annual spring show
Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:03 pm
Gibson County Visual Arts Association cordially invites you to a reception at Trenton City Hall, 2-4 pm, April 24.
Each year, GCVAA hosts a watercolor workshop for area artists, and holds an artshow and competition entered by artists from all over the Southeast. This fulfills a part of their mission statement to promote, support and develop the visual arts and provide educational opportunities. This project is funded in part under an agreement with the State of Tennessee from grants awarded through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Rural Arts Project Grant, provided by the Tennessee State Legislature.
At this reception, you will be able to meet many of the artists who have entered their work in the competition. These artists are from the local West Tennessee Area, Nashville Area, Knoxville Area, Chattanooga Area, Memphis Area, Alabama and Mississippi. The show is growing in quality and participants, and this year is proving to be an outstanding show. There are $2,000 in prizes, and the public will be able to vote for the “Peoples’ Choice award.”
The juror of the show, Jean Grastorf, was also instructor of the four day workshop, April 19-22, and the Master Class given to the area high school students by GCVAA, April 23. Jean Grastorf, AWS, NWS, TWSA is a graduate of The Rochester Institute of Technology with further studies at the School of Ceramics at Alfred, N.Y. She is an elected member of numerous watercolor societies. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Watercolor Society as well as the Jury of Submissions and Jury of Awards. Her work appears in watercolor books and magazines and she is the author of “Pouring Light, Layering Transparent Watercolor,” which was released in November 2005 by North Light.
Most of the art will be available for sale to add to your collection of “Original Art.”wcp 4-20-10