Monday, February 17, 2014

Plein Air Buds update:
"Hey Buds,
See you at Matthews' McDowell Arts Center (MAC) at 100 McDowell St in downtown (between the Baptist Church and the Elementary School and across the street from the Matthews Community Center) Tuesday morning at 10 AM. I will be there at 9:30along with Jennifer Benson to set up some still life scenes. Anyone else want to bring things? Just email me and let me know to expect you. Jennifer is bringing some stoneware. I will stop by HT and get some flowers and fruit. Bring along whatever you think would be interesting to paint. We will leave at 11:30 and go out to lunch. Unless someone wants to suggest another place, we will stick with Panera Bread. 

Also, did I tell you Colten said we could use the MAC the first Tuesday of every month for still life painting from now until June? Yeah, he's a nice guy. So after 2/18, our next time together will be 3/4 at the MAC. Then we will resume plein air painting the rest of the time… weather permitting. "

Many thanks to Debbie for this update and for arranging this opportunity.


Kurt Weiser rescheduled:


KURT WEISER WORKSHOP

Matthews Artists Guild
presents 
Paint The Path To Loose Pastels

Digital Photographing/

Photoshop Editing 
1 Day Workshop 
Members $50 Non-Members $55 
with 
Kurt A. Weiser-MC,CPS,PPSCC 
Sunday, March 16, 2014 
9:00am-4:30pm
McDowell Arts Center, 
123 East McDowell Street,
Matthews, NC 

Expand your potential Masterpieces by combining different photographs and their elements to create a perfect painting and or series of cohesive paintings. We will strategize basic points of interest, strong composition and special features to draw the viewer into your painting. With a harmonious Color Scheme the planning stage is complete…and now let the pastel dust FLY! We will experiment with various exercises to find the Loose Pastel in everyone!

For the second part of the workshop, Kurt will demonstrate on how to set up and photograph a finished pastel painting. He will explain the settings needed on a digital camera that will take the perfect digital picture. From there, he will download the pictures to the computer, and using Adobe Photoshop software, he will edit, size and save them to a CD.
The participants of the workshop will be asked to bring 1 of their own unframed pastel paintings to class along with a blank CD. At the end of the workshop, everyone will have a chance to photograph, edit and save their paintings to CD. This will give the artists the tools to start a digital portfolio or add to it.
* * * * * *
Kurt is a Signature Master Circle Pastelist with The International Association of Pastel Societies, and a Signature Member with Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and Connecticut Pastel Society. His success as an artist includes national and international awards for his pastel paintings, while having been featured in Artist Magazine, Horticulture Magazine and The 2010 Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists Book. Kurt is also a “Stay at Home Dad” artist. He steals time to paint when his youngest one naps. Kurt feels very fortunate to have an awesome supportive wife who loves his art and encourages his passion to continue painting and growing as an artist.


 
Email: kurt@kweiser.com       Website: www.kweiser.com

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Enjoy the weather, folks.  
Matthews Artists Guild is canceling our meeting tonight, Tuesday, February 11 and also our figure drawing group scheduled for Wednesday, February 12.  Stay warm and throw some snowballs.

Monday, February 10, 2014






Century 21 Show
1013 Chestnut Lane #120,
Matthews, NC

Mary Magee, Show Chair
mmagee@c21rec.com
U P D A T E...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WITH CHOSEN WORKS:

Pam Hancharik:
Autumn’s Glory,Tall Timbers,
and Freshly Picked.

Richard Miles:

New Friends, Holden Beach Bridge and Charlotte at Night

Cynthia Powers:
Banjo Man

Dianne Britton:
Freedom Park

Mataya:
Clay Pot n Floral

Mary Walters:
Childhood Wonder With Bubbles
Meanwhile, plan to drop by or go to the open house and support our artists works.



Century 21 Show
IMPORTANT DATES
Show
February 8-April 4, 2014

Open House
Friday, March 14, 12-4 PM
Take Down
Saturday, April 5, 10 AM- noon

Matthews On The Line



MATTHEWS ON THE LINE
MAG and the Town of Matthews are presenting the
Matthews on the Line photography show.
All photographs must be taken in Matthews.
ENTRY: Open to all, $10 entry fee for up to four photographs. No mats, no frames, maximum size 12 inches. All work will be hung on a line using clothes pins. Work can be for sale or not but we ask that it remain in the exhibit for the month of March.
TAKE IN: Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Matthews Arts Center

AWARDS: Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor will chose his top ten photos.
RECEPTION: Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m. Entry forms and/or more information can be had by emailing info@matthewsartistsguild.org or gene@genelazophotography.com.

ENTRY FORM
SHOW RULES

Kurt Weiser Workshop February 15 at McDowell Arts Center



KURT WEISER WORKSHOP

 Matthews Artists Guild



presents 

Paint The Path To Loose Pastels

Digital Photographing/

Photoshop Editing 


1 Day Workshop 


Members $50   Non-Members $55 


with 


Kurt A. Weiser-MC,CPS,PPSCC


Saturday, February 15, 2014  9am-4pm

 McDowell Arts Center,

123 East McDowell Street,

Matthews, NC 

Expand your potential Masterpieces by combining different photographs and their elements to create a perfect painting and or series of cohesive paintings. We will strategize basic points of interest, strong composition and special features to draw the viewer into your painting. With a harmonious Color Scheme the planning stage is complete…and now let the pastel dust FLY! We will experiment with various exercises to find the Loose Pastel in everyone!
For the second part of the workshop, Kurt will demonstrate on how to set up and photograph a finished pastel painting. He will explain the settings needed on a digital camera that will take the perfect digital picture. From there, he will download the pictures to the computer, and using Adobe Photoshop software, he will edit, size and save them to a CD.
The participants of the workshop will be asked to bring 1 of their own unframed pastel paintings to class along with a blank CD. At the end of the workshop, everyone will have a chance to photograph, edit and save their paintings to CD. This will give the artists the tools to start a digital portfolio or add to it.
* * * * * *
Kurt is a Signature Master Circle Pastelist with The International Association of Pastel Societies, and a Signature Member with Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and Connecticut Pastel Society. His success as an artist includes national and international awards for his pastel paintings, while having been featured in Artist Magazine, Horticulture Magazine and The 2010 Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists Book. Kurt is also a “Stay at Home Dad” artist. He steals time to paint when his youngest one naps. Kurt feels very fortunate to have an awesome supportive wife who loves his art and encourages his passion to continue painting and growing as an artist.

Pastel Artist Kurt Weiser demonstrates color layering at Matthews Artists Guild

Join members and friends of the Matthews Artists Guild for a demonstration by  renowned pastel artist Kurt Weiser on February 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the McDowell Arts Center, 123 McDowell Street in Matthews.  Meetings are free and open to the public starting at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and presentation at 7:00 p.m.
     “I was drawn to pastels because of their true colors. Techniques of layering and color combinations challenge me to understand the color wheel and all of its components. I feel in control of every step when creating a new piece by strategizing each layer with form, color and composition,”  said Weiser.  Kurt was born into a creative family and his love of art and outdoors led him to choose a career in landscape architecture.  Although he enjoyed success designing community parks, recreation facilities, and landscape plans for commercial businesses and private residences nationwide, he felt something was missing.  Marriage, family and the opportunity to work at home spurred his interest in fine art using pastel as his medium.

  Weiser is a member of the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies and an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America as well as the Pastel Society of North Carolina and the Piedmont Pastel Society.   With awards too numerous to list, Kurt has shown his work all over the country in competitions, magazines and galleries.  For more information, please see Weiser’s website at http://kweiser.com/home.html.