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Thursday, February 12th, 2015 -- Beaver Valley Artists Meeting -- Time 7 pm at Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.

Program: -- The Beaver Valley Artists will host local Pastel Painter, Jennie Johnstone.

Jennie Johnstone is an artist living in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Originally from Colorado, she also lived in Massachusetts and Connecticut before moving to the Pittsburgh area. Jennie achieved a degree in English Literature that led to a career in publishing and print production. After college, Jennie rediscovered her childhood passion for art, which led her to the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art in Connecticut, where she received a foundation of traditional techniques in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Through careful observation, Jennie celebrates the beauty around us. The influence of the Old Masters on Jennie's work can be seen in her emphasis on draftsmanship and use of strong light and shadow. Jennie also incorporates the vibrant colors of the Impressionists into her art. Jennie works in pastel, oil, and acrylic. Her favorite subject is still life because she loves to create a new world in each painting. She uses the tangible elements of line, shape, color, and light to evoke a mood and a sense of mystery.

For her presentation, Jennie will demonstrate how to create a pastel still life painting in a realist style, using a strong value structure as a starting point. She will also provide a brief overview of some basic materials for those who want to try this medium. .

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 -- Beaver Valley Artists Meeting -- Time 7 pm at Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.

Program -- Susan Giles-Ireton, pottery wheel demonstration.

Beaver Valley Artists 38th Annual Exhibition, Sunday, March 29th, 2015. Opening Reception: 1pm to 4pm. Merrick Art Gallery, 5th Ave and 11th street, New Brighton. PA. (View prospectus from year 2014 -- To be updated).

Dates to Remember for the 2015 BVA Annual Juried Show: Drop-off March 19th from 6pm to 7pm and March 21st from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Opening reception Sunday, March 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Show closing the evening of April 9th after juror's critique. .

Award winners from the 37th Beaver Valley Artists 2014 Annual Exhibition were as follows: BJ. Wettach was awarded Best of Show. Sue Ann Masley received First Place, MaryJane Hadley -- Second Place, Joan Bobchak -- Third Place. Honorable mentions: Dianne Bauman, Marge Gardner, Jocelyn Guidry, Susan Giles Ireton and Colleen Tittiger. Congradulations to all who participated! Also a special thank you to the volunteers who helped to make this year's show a great success!

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 -- Beaver Valley Artists Meeting -- Time 7 pm at Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.

Program -- Juror's Critique of the Beaver Valley Artists Juried Exhibition.

Become a Member of the Beaver Valley Artists

Membership is open to all artists of various skill levels in all media. There is no screening of artist's artwork to join. All BVA members in good standing may exhibit in the Beaver Valley Artists Annual Exhibition. The annual BVA membership fee will be discounted ($5 off) between September, 2014 and November 31, 2014. After this discount period the membership fee will be $25 individual; family $30, Mail check payable to: Beaver Valley Artists, to: Mary Jane Hadley, 124 Crossing Ridge Trail, Cranberry TWP, PA 16066.

When and Where We Meet

With some exceptions the Beaver Valley Artists meet at 7pm on the second Thursday of September, November, February, March and April at the renowned Merrick Art Gallery, 1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton, PA 15066. The October BVA meeting is now held on a Wednesday, the day before the second Thursday of that month. Visit the BVA website for any possible meeting date changes.

Please Note -- The BVA does not generally hold meetings nor demonstration programs during the months of January, May, June, July, August, and December. . For information regarding annoucements, events or activities over the summer and winter months please subscribe to the BVA email list or visit this site for updates.

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