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GPMA August 2020 News

 

GPMA August 2020 eNews Grants Pass Museum of Art We had our very first “live” class in the museum on Saturday. It was so good to see people – even if we weren’t “up close and personal.” We hope to do more, but in the meantime we are holding some classes at Reinhart Park.

We heard some really sad news from the American Alliance of Museums:

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, warned that one out of every three museums may shutter forever as funding sources and financial reserves run dry. Without near-term assistance from governments and private donors, hundreds of directors reported their museums may not survive the financial crisis brought on by the pandemic.

We feel very fortunate that our museum is relatively stable. We have a small footprint, only two paid staff, and fairly

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Grants Pass Museum of Art August Adult Art Classes

Grants Pass Museum of Art is offering more “Sketch in the Park” August Adult Art Classes by popular demand. We are also trying them out as a weekday morning class. Classes will be held at Reinhart Volunteer Park (All Sports Park). Each week will have a demo on the chosen theme, followed by plenty of time to draw onsite. Kristen will go around to each student and give one-on-one help throughout the morning. We ask that each student bring their own supplies and a mask (to wear if Kristen needs to get closer than six feet). Advance registration is required and class size is limited to 9 people. All levels of students are welcome. Each class is $10 for GPMA members and $15 for non-members. Thursday, August 6 9 am to Noon Demo theme: Rhythm– using the principal of Rhythm to create cohesiveness and interest. Thursday, August 13 9

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Grants Pass Museum of Art July 2020 News

Grants Pass Museum of Art July 2020 News You would be surprised at how much goes on at the museum even though it isn’t open. We still have to plan for the future and take care of the business at hand. We actually had a “live” board meeting in June and everyone sat a safe six feet apart. Planning is tricky because everything is so uncertain. We are hoping to open the museum sometime perhaps in August? We would be displaying a part of our permanent collection. We are also hoping to have the annual membership exhibit and we were thinking we could have it earlier than usual – perhaps starting in October. We will be limiting the number of submissions to one per artist. We are hoping to have lots of participation so be thinking about what you want to submit if you are one of our

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GPMA Art in the Garden Virtual Tour

Art in the Garden Virtual Tour Art in the Garden has been a beloved event since its inception in 1996. This year we have a prepared a virtual tour for you.

All of the gardens that were to be featured this year agreed to be on next year’s tour! We have included all eight gardens, plus 21 local artists’ work.

To purchase artwork, simply contact the artist at the contact information they have provided.

We hope you enjoy the “tour” and buy lots of art. Feel free to spread the word and share the fun.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Art in the Garden.

Click here for the virtual tour: Art in the Garden Virtual Tour Book -Grants Pass Museum of Art  

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GPMA June Newsletter

 

Grants Pass Museum of Art GPMA June 2020 Newsletter Welcome to the GPMA June 2020 Newsletter.

I was fortunate in being able to virtually attend the five day American Alliance of Museums annual meeting along with 4000 other museum representatives. It was inspiring and uplifting and a good place to be in times like this. Overall the group is very thoughtful and very mindful of everything that is going on here and around the world.

One of the keynote speakers quoted a Doris Lessing poem that ends with “We are going to go from this to that.” My mother used to say, “this too shall pass.” (We’ve actually been hearing this a lot lately). However, that phrase assumes that we know what “this” is. We are living in the time of “this.” “That,” on the other hand is unknown. As we go from this to that we must

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Grants Pass Museum of Art Virtual Classes

Grants Pass Museum of Art Classes We have greatly enjoyed connecting with our community during these very different times. Below are our next four classes. Sunsets! Painting Class Virtual Class – Taught over Zoom: You do not need your own zoom account. Instructions will be emailed to you after you sign up. with Kristen O’Neill May 30, 1 – 3 pm Sign up deadline: Friday, May 29th at 5 pm. $15 for non-members, $10 for GPMA members Using sunsets as our subject matter, we will create bold and dynamic paintings. Learn color mixing to create bright colors, not muddy ones Suggested materials: Paper, or canvas – recommend smaller rather than larger. Around 9″ x 12″ will work the best Photo of a sunset – provided if you want to follow along with Kristen as she paints. Paint – Class will be taught in acrylic – but you can use

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Painting One Color Flowers Virtual Art Class

Virtual Art Class We continue our journey of online art classes on May 2nd. Our next virtual class is Painting One Color Flowers When: Saturday, May 2nd Time: 1 – 3 pm Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members Taught by: Kristen O’Neill To SIGN UP CLICK HERE: Online Sign Up Improve your color shading and mixing with a flower subject. Learn the techniques for a monochromatic painting Explore color mixing & the power of just one or two colors! Improve shading to create form Create a small painting of any flower you like Suggested materials: Paper, or canvas – recommend smaller rather than larger. A 6″ x 6″ to 9″ x 12″ will work the best A flower to paint! Use a photo or a real flower One color and titanium white, or two colors and white. Class will be taught in acrylic – but you can use

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Art Classes While Social Distancing at GPMA

Art Classes – While Social Distancing (Getting together while staying apart!) This is the first offering of art classes while social distancing – a virtual class via Zoom! We hope you are well and safe. We miss you all. Our art community is very important to us, and we want to stay connected with you, especially during this trying time. If you want to join Kristen for a virtual “How to Draw Animals” class, email us! When: Saturday, April 4 Time: 10 am Cost: Free How: Kristen will email you a link to Zoom. (You don’t need to sign up for Zoom.) We will send you more info if you sign up What you will need: Pencils Paper A photo of an animal A few more thoughts about virtual classes: It would be easier that you already have the supplies on hand, We could offer friendly critique sessions. Exploring

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GPMA March Adult Classes

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GPMA March Adult Classes Grants Pass Museum of Art Adult Classes Visit our Website Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page. Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes. To become a member or to renew a membership: Click here Needlefelting Turtles with Corbin Brashear Sat. March 7, 1 – 4:30 pm Needlefelting is a fun way to create small, soft sculptures out of wool. Corbin will teach you how to create the body shape, then add lots of exciting details. They always come out great. All materials supplied. No experience needed. $50 /Members $55/Non-Members Gelli Printing- Mixed Media With Karen O’Brien Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4 pm THIS CLASS IS FULL – Another great Karen O’Brien class will be held June 6th. More info coming soon! This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial gelatin printing plates. We will

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Grants Pass Museum of Art Feb/March 2020 Adult Classes

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Grants Pass Museum of Art Adult Classes Visit our Website Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page. Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes. To become a member or to renew a membership: Click here Painting Flowers with Kristen O’Neill Sat. Feb 1, 1 – 4 pm Great acrylic class for beginners and intermediate students. We will paint large, fun, colorful flowers. Bring in your own source photo, or we can provide plenty of inspiration. Class includes exploring how other artists have approached flower painting, a demonstration and lots of painting time. Help with colors, values, and composition will be our focus. All materials supplied. No experience needed. $30 /Members $35/Non-Members Gelli Printing- Mixed Media With Karen O’Brien Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4 pm This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial gelatin printing plates. We will experiment

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