April 2016 Glendale Art Association Palette Newsletter


Don’t miss this terrific demo...

Well traveled and expressionistic
painter, Julie Snyder, on painting
the figure in oils.

Julie Snyder paints figures, finding inspiration in athletes, dancers and the art of cuisine. The National Art Museum of Sport awarded her the Gold Medal for Painting 2013 for “Daily Drill,” painted in homage to women’s boxing as the sport was included for the 1st time in the London Olympics. Her third inclusion in the museum’s “Commitment to Excellence” exhibitions.

She studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland—a rigorous exposure to drawing and painting from life. Julie forged her craft as an illustrator in advertising, publishing and the motion picture industry.

For our demonstration, Julie will take us through her process of painting the figure in oils, using a live model.

Her technique can be described as wet on wet with a balance of loose and tight brush work, using color and light to create interest and focus. Julie's effervescent personality and skilled craftsmanship will most certainly leave you feeling energized and inspired!

For more information about Julie Snyder's art and her various painting workshops, visit her website, by clicking here.

MEETING LOCATION: Citibank Building, basement meeting room, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose (Entry is in the back of the building off the alley).

Member - $5 entry fee • Guests - $5 entry fee
(First time visitors are FREE!)
P R E S I D E N T ' S   M E S S A G E
Greetings to all our new and long time members,

As your new President, I would like to introduce myself. I joined GAA in January 2010, became the Secretary and was put in charge of scholarships. That job suited me well since, as a high school teacher I often heard about the struggles of students to find sufficient funding for their higher education. I am very proud to report that since 2011, Glendale Art Association has awarded 11 scholarships to deserving art students in Glendale.

On the art side of life, I began drawing and painting as a young teenager and I took art classes in high school and later at Michigan State University. After achieving my BFA, I studied painting in Mexico at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, in the center of Mexico City, where I met many well known Mexican artists. During my years there, I created two solo abstract painting shows, one in Jalapa, Veracruz, and my graduate exhibition at UNAM. While at the university I also constructed an “environment” out of my student studio.

After I moved to the Los Angeles area I wanted to challenge myself with realism, or maybe I should call it representational art work, in watercolor first, then pastels, and finally oils. I am also deeply concerned about what is happening to the environment and look for ways to use my art to promote kindness to our mother Earth, whether it’s reusing frames or depicting youth cleaning beaches and planting trees—or teaching others how to care for our home planet. Art can be an inspirational way to teach, often more than words.

I would like to thank Jenny Doh for her energetic and informative demonstration last month. She is a very industrious painter and tech savvy in selling her work. I am now posting on Instagram because of her wonderful information.

We are eagerly looking forward to our April demonstrator, Julie Snyder, an accomplished oil painter who creates impressive portraits. I am always in awe of her style of painting, the color combinations and her subject choices.

The board is diligently working on getting our Spring Salon, “Jewels of Nature” put together, but, we need your help to make this a wonderful and successful experience for everyone. A sign-up sheet for volunteer opportunities will be available at our meeting on April 14th. If you can’t make the meeting, look for a “Sign Up Genius” email coming your way, which is an easy way for people to see what is needed and sign up for tasks right from the comfort of your computer or digital device. You should have also seen a previous email introducing the "Call For Artists". The same information is included in this issue of The Palette (see below), as well as a down-loadable digital postcard for your own use in promoting the show to family, friends and acquaintances.

At the last board meeting we discussed other possibilities for members to exhibit their work. The suggestion was made to sign up for a booth at the Montrose Art Walk, if there is enough interest in doing so. Send us an email if this is something you are interested in, and we will include you in the planning discussions. This can only happen if we have a minimum of 10 interested members. The next Art Walk is scheduled for June 4-5, 2016 so we will need to move fast if this is going to happen.

The next board meeting is scheduled for May 2nd at 6pm at Citibank community meeting room (where our monthly meetings occur). Members are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to if you would like to come.

The April movie night will be Sunday, April 17th at 5pm at my house. I finally have the movie I’ve been wanting to see for awhile, “Big Eyes”, and it would be fun to watch it with art-friends. As before, there will be popcorn and lemonade. More information is also below in this email.

If you are looking for some creative inspiration, The Autry is showing the “California Art Club’s 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition” until the 24th of April. I couldn’t wait, so I saw the show and enjoyed every minute of the many paintings and sculptures there. I highly recommend it.

Diane M. Carter
We Are Very Proud To Announce
The Official Call to GAA Member Artists...

The Glendale Art Association
2016 Spring Salon—“Jewels of Nature”

A Benefit For Art Scholarships

For the "Jewels of Nature" show, we are looking for artistic reminders of what beauty and growth in Spring brings to us. We are all refreshed and invigorated through our contact with the natural world, whether it is a Spring flower or sprouting plant, the new leaves on an ancient tree, the fresh breezes of a warm ocean, a baby animal, or someone enjoying a refreshing walk in the rain.   There are so many artistic ways of conveying the joys and jewels that nature brings; use your imagination and creativity to show the pleasures you find in the natural world.

Proceeds are contributed as scholarships to Glendale Visual Arts Students completing high school and pursuing further education in the arts.


Submissions will be accepted on-line only via email
(See the submission link below).

Artists accepted into the show will be notified by MAY 6, 2015.

Norik's Gallery, 6635 San Fernando Road, Glendale CA


Exhibition Dates: May 15 – May 28, 2016
Submission Deadline: Monday, May 2
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, May 6
Artwork take-in: Friday, May 13, 10am – 12pm and
                             Saturday, May 14 (by appt. only)
Reception: Sunday, May 15, 4pm – 7pm
Music, food and refreshments. Awards presentation at 5 pm.
Artwork Pickup: Saturday, May 28, 1pm – 3pm

*Please download the CFA document attached for size and submission requirements.
Step 1: Click here to download the CFA
Step 2: Click here to download the submission form.

GAA Is Seeking Sponsors

Do you know a business that is looking for a non-profit to support with their tax deductible contribution? Perhaps your real estate agent or a restaurant that you frequent? Glendale Art Association is seeking sponsor contributions in the following areas for our Spring Salon and for our Glendale Student Scholarship Fund:
  • Art Scholarships – $500
  • Best In Show Award – $200
  • First Prize In Each Category – $100
  • Donations of Prizes for Merchant Prizes (such as art supplies)
  • Donations in any amount for the production of the show.
All sponsors will be cited in our publicity initiatives: advertising, press releases, and online media and they will be recognized in our monthly newsletter for a year—very affordable advertising.

It's easy. All you need to do is download the attached "Request For Donation" letter to share with potential donors.

Our goal is to have donor commitments by May 1st. Checks can be made out to Glendale Art Association. Please contact Diane Carter for more information at
Click here to download the "REQUEST FOR DONATION" LETTER
Next Movie Night Event
April 19th at 5pm

Diane Carter's Home

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. The cost is $5 which will go toward our scholarship fund. Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Diane at
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston

March Demo Tornado — Jenny Doh

"To create a painting every day", is the goal of Jenny Doh. Her demonstration was filled with great tips for materials while demonstrating her technique for oils working "alla prima" and of course her approach to digital marketing. If you missed it, Jenny can be found on the web at

March Mini Show Winners

Congratulations to the following March mini-show winners, from left to right:
Best in Show - Mari Shake Bezjian, 2nd Place - Maria Bonoli, 1st Place - Sylvester Williams, 3rd Place - Vicky Rees

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

Member News

Amanda Sargenti's work is currently on display at DIGGS Real Estate, 3819 Oceanview Blvd., Montrose CA. For more information click here.
Araks Johannes currently has a painting in the group show of the Pasadena Society of Artist  at White's Gallery (details below).
Vivianne & Helena Bowman have paintings in the Burbank Art Association Spring Art Exhibition currently showing at the Geo Gallery in Glendale (details below).
Vicky Rees would like to announce the opening reception for her 2016 Solo Show at DIGGS Real Estate on Sunday, May 1, 4-6 pm. The show runs through May 27th. DIGGS is located at 3819 Oceanview Blvd., Montrose, CA.

Mina Ho Ferrante has just published a book titled, "The Prince Of The Sea," a bilingual fantasy fiction, written in English and Vietnamese, with Illustrations done by Mina herself. It's a love story of a young woman and The Prince of the Sea. Mina's book can be purchased through amazon by clicking here.

Other Community Openings...

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 the month.


Thank you to our sponsors:

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

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

Member/Guests - $5 entry fee*
*First time guests are free.
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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