Calendar

Feb
25
Sat
Silk Scarf Painting Workshop with Bea Greening @ Oak Lodge Water District
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Silk Scarf Painting Workshop
Instructor Bea Greening

Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Place: Oak Lodge Water District Building
14496 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR

Tuition: $20 for NCAG Members and $30 non-members plus $10 supply fee for 2 scarves
Reserve your space with Char Tritt 971-570-5782
Email char.tritt@gmail.com
You may bring cash or check made out to NCAG to February 14 meeting
Or mail to Tritt, 5 Hillshire Dr., Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Supply list: Bring 3-5 water color brushes, size 10, or 12 and a small brush, or Chinese brushes, apron or towel to protect clothes, containers for rinsing brushes, paper towels, and a big disposable aluminum roasting pan (from dollar store or grocery store), and your lunch.  The guild will supply paints, and coffee.

Mar
14
Tue
NCAG Meeting
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
25
Sat
Soft Pastel Workshop with Gary Michael @ Oak Lodge Water District
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Gary Michael

Soft Pastel with Gary Michael
Date: Saturday March 25, 2017
Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Place: Oak Lodge Water District Building
14496 SE River Road, Oak Grove, OR

Tuition: $20 for NCAG members, $30 for non-members

 

Class is appropriate for all skill levels. Gary will start with a demo, then work  with each participant offering individual advice and encouragement
Register with Char Tritt at 971-570-5782
Or Email char.tritt@gmail.com
Supply list will be given at February 14 meeting or emailed. Bring a few photos of simple subjects, and Gary will help you choose.

Apr
11
Tue
NCAG Meeting
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May
9
Tue
NCAG Meeting
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jun
13
Tue
NCAG Meeting
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jul
11
Tue
NCAG Meeting – Picnic
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Plein air painting 2-5
Potluck picnic 5-7 pm
More details to follow.
Aug
8
Tue
NCAG Meeting
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
August 2017 Monthly Demo
Aug 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Abstraction in Watercolor with Ruth Armitage

I work in watercolor, acrylic and oil mixed with cold wax, but viewers often have difficulty telling them apart. Use of strong, saturated color has become my hallmark. My strongest artistic influences have been Bonnard, for his translations of domestic scenes into shimmering kaleidoscopes of color, and Milton Avery, whose quirky shapes were drawn from his family and surroundings.

Most of my paintings begin with drawing a few simple shapes on the page. I add color and detail intuitively as the work progresses. I work from imagination and observation, often combining both in one painting.”

Ruth Armitage  is a signature member of the  National Watercolor Society , Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, California Watercolor Association and the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Past President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. The Watercolor Society of Oregon has awarded her its Outstanding Service Award. She is currently planning a large joint exhibition between the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. Ruth’s work has received many local and national awards, including the Loa Ruth Sprung Award in the National Watercolor Society’s 95th Annual Exhibition.

Inclusion in numerous national publications and exhibitions has led to wide-spread recognition for Ruth. You may have seen her work profiled on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Oregon Art Beat.” Most recently Acrylic Artist Magazine ran a 10-page feature article in their Spring 2016 issue.

You can find Ruth’s work in Portland at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery, and at Mary Lou Zeek gallery in Salem, Oregon. She is a gifted  instructor and has juried several local and state exhibitions. She enjoys sharing the creative process in the classroom and watching lightbulbs come on in her students’ eyes. Read their comments about Ruth’s classes on her ‘Workshops’ page. Ruth and her husband Marc, both fourth generation Oregonians, maintain a small farm and studio in rural Oregon City.

Sep
12
Tue
NCAG Meeting
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
10
Tue
NCAG Meeting
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
14
Tue
NCAG Meeting
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm