October 2016 Glendale Art Association Palette Newsletter

Thursday, October 13th @ 7pm.

Jane Thorpe, Plein Air Artist...

will be demonstrating her technique for capturing the beautiful images of California's natural beauty. 

Jane has been an artist all her life, working in different mediums and working at a variety of commercial art jobs.  She earned a degree in Fine Art and says there is always more to learn.

She started plein air painting in the 1980’s with watercolor. Since 2010, she has focused on plein air painting in oil. She finds that all the mediums she has worked in, all the jobs she’s held, all her life experience have contributed to her passion.

Jane states, "The challenge for me is to capture a snapshot in time with paint. There is such variety of light, texture, color, and mood in nature. There is always something to catch my eye."

Jane agrees with Winston Churchill's quote, “Armed with a paint-box, one cannot be bored.” and feels that although painting is "work" because of the focus required, it allows her mind to rest from life's challenges.

Take a rest from YOUR life challenges and join us this coming Thursday, October 13th for Jane Thorpe and some beautiful California landscape painting.
President’s Message

Greetings to all our new and long time members,

We would like to thank Seong Yeon Oh for her captivating demonstration of Oriental Ink Art.  She created several lovely examples of ink drawings and explained how she approaches painting each object to be represented.  Everyone clustered around her to observe and hear how this kind of art work is done. See below for some photos of her demonstration.

Our next demonstration will be by Jane Thorpe, an accomplished plein air painter who has been traveling around California capturing the character of our various landscapes. Her work is always filled with vibrant color and rhythm. I’m looking forward to seeing her again and absorbing any hints she has for us on plein air painting.

As many of our members expressed interest in drawing or painting a costumed model, I arranged to have our first model on September 20th at BMAI (Business Man's Art Institute) and the second session on September 29th. Our first model was Edward who modeled “Light Yagami from Death Note”, and our second model was Taylor who modeled “Shadow Cat from X-Men”. Both have other exciting costumes and are interested in showing them for us to paint, but we need more artists to come to our events. The next session is October 20th, 6-9 pm at BMAI. Scroll down for more information.

Ten of our members are preparing to present our work for the Glendale Open Studio Tour together at BMAI on October 15th, 1pm to 5pm, and 16th 11am to 5pm. We have submitted our information and photos and are awaiting our information and advertising packet from the organizers. We will be listed on the tour map. Some of our members are opening their studios or joining with other studios also. I hope everyone gets to see more inspirational artists and studios. Stop by and say hi at BMAI, 2228 Florencita, Montrose. For more information, see the official website:

We are investigating several venues for future events. Anyone with ideas, suggestions of venues or names of people to call, please contact me, Diane M. Carter(detailed information at the end of the newsletter). We may have an opportunity to show at the “Gallery 800” on Lankershim Blvd. after March 5th. If you have any information or opinions about the gallery, please let me know.

We are happy to announce that our new GAA ID cards are printed and will be available to all our paid members at the Oct. 13th meeting.

See you at our next meeting on October 13th at the Citibank meeting room.

Diane M. Carter

NEXT: Costumed Model Painting Session

When: OCTOBER 20th, 6-9 PM

Where: BMAI, 2228 Florencita, Montrose

Cost: $15 for GAA members, $20 for non-members.

Highlights from our September meeting...

Seong Yeon Oh, Oriental Ink Artist, was the very interesting September demonstrator. Her technique for creating traditional Asian Ink imagery looked so effortless, but, takes many years to master for the novice, as our attendees learned. Diane Carter was the lucky winner of the raffle and received a lovely image of the "justice" symbol created in the traditional Asian Folk Art style of painting.

September Mini Show Winners

Congratulations to the following September mini-show winners, from left to right: 1st Place - Charlene Nomura, 3rd Place - Diane Carter, 2nd Place - Dulcie Adams, Best In Show - Anna Maria Clark

Bring your recent work to the next meeting and enter it in the Mini Show for $3. Proceeds are contributed to our high school scholarship fund.

Member News

Cope Studios, where Araks Johannes’ studio is located will be participating in the FREE Glendale Go 2016 Studio Tour event on October 15 and 16. “My studio will be open for art lovers to visit.” See the website for more information:
For a directory of current boardmembers, please visit our website at:


Please send your photos and news bits for inclusion in the GAA palette newsletter to Vicky Rees at Submissions are due by the 25th of each month.



Please welcome our newest sponsor, The Light Committee, a full service photography studio.

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month
(Except July & Aug)

Bring finger food and party snacks
Refreshments  - 6:45 pm
Meeting - 7:00 pm

Member/Guests - $5 entry fee
Mini-Show - $3 per painting

Citibank Building,
basement meeting room
2350 Honolulu Ave.,
Montrose (Entry is in the rear
of the building).
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