December 2016 Glendale Art Association Palette Newsletter

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“The Colors of Winter” Opening Reception This Sunday

The artworks are up and we are ready for visitors as of 5:30 p.m. today. It's been a busy month getting everything ready for our newest adventure in Tarzana, a joint exhibition with the San Fernando Valley Art Club. As we mentioned before, we are very excited about this new opportuntiy.

The show is set to open on Wednesday, with the artist's reception scheduled for Sunday, December 11th from 5 - 8 p.m. There are over 40 artists represented between the two associations and more than 125 works of art, so, you won't want to miss it! The show runs through December 20th. See the attached postcard graphic for gallery hours and directions and please, share it with your friends. We are hoping for an epic turnout of visitors to kick off this festive holiday season.


Thursday, December 8th @ 7pm.


Holiday Party, $10 Gift Exchange and "Paint Around"

See below for more information...
President’s Message

Greetings to all our new and long time members,

We would like to thank Mina Ho Ferrante for her beautiful demonstration of creating a still life in oil at the November association meeting. From first drawing to final touches to the lovely painting, she made it look so easy to be creative in oil. She is truly a gifted artist and teacher. Congratulations to Dulcie Adams, who was the lucky winner of the demo painting in the raffle drawing.

We are looking forward to our Dec. 8th meeting with 3 set-ups, a “paint around”, in which all of us can participate. First you will be able to work on a watercolor, then an oil, and the third will be collage. We will be exchanging $10.00 gifts, everyone who brings a gift will get a number, which will be drawn raffle style for gifts. Also please bring a favorite holiday food to share for our party. And finally we will raffle off our collective creations. Count on a fun filled evening with good food and entertaining friends!

Our shared show at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Culture Center is shaping up nicely and will be completed this week. Our opening is on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA 91356, from 5 to 8 p.m. You will enjoy a lovely gallery with lots of parking, an exciting show with new people to meet from the San Fernando Valley Art Club.

Stay tuned to news about our next model session at BMAI in January. The tentative date is Jan. 19th. We are already working on our next show at the McGroarty Art Center for March of 2017, so keep painting new works for new shows.

Be sure to get your new GAA ID card when you pay your membership dues, which will be valid till the end of 2017.

See you at our next meeting on December 8th in the Citibank basement meeting room for our party. Citibank is located at: 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA. The meeting room entrance is located in the back of the building off of the alley.

Diane M. Carter.

We can now accept credit card payments*, in addition to cash and checks. If you would like to pay for your 2017 membership using a credit card, please email Vicky Rees at or we can process your payment at any regular monthly association meeting.
*A 2.6% convenience fee will be added to all credit card transactions.

November Mini Show Winners

Congratulations to the following October mini-show winners, from left to right: Best of Show & First Place - Shree Hingnikar, 2nd Place - Dulcie Adams, 3rd Place - Maria Bonoli. Well Done!

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

Some of our members are also part of the Burbank Art Association. In their November Fall show at the Creative Art Center in Burbank, several artists took home prizes: Mina Ferrante – Best in Show in Honor Division for “Queen of the Night”. In Open Division: Guy Newell – 1st place in Landscape for “USCG on Patrol”, Helena Bowman – 2nd place in Landscape for “Yucca Forest” (shown at left), Betty Bairamian – Honors in Contemporary for “Nature Blessing”, Marie Bezjian – 2nd place in Sculpture for “Bonbonniere”. Congratulations!

 Vivianne Bowman’s entry “Dasya Dancing” (shown below) got a lot of excitement. Her dolls are growing in size and technique.

Vivianne also went to Pioneertown for a weekend to paint. It is a quirky in Yucca Valley. A leftover old Western movie studio set that is now a tourist attraction and a fun artist colony with shops.

Our newest members:
Jasmine Kazaryan and Armineh Bakhtanians. Both of these artist are exhibiting in the "Colors of Winter" show, so, come and help us welcome them to our GAA family.

Community Event
The City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department and The Fine Art Federation are holding a Holiday Arts and Craft Boutique December 2nd - 15th at the Creative Arts Center, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank, CA. The boutique features pottery, paintings, photography, ornaments, decorations, clothing, jewelry, mosaics and more! Hours are Sunday 1-4pm, Mon. - Thurs. 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-7pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. For more information, visit
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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