MEETINGS

 
 

Board Meeting FEBRUARY 7th2024 at 4:30 Denney's on Shaw & wILLOW

NEXT CLOVIS ART GUILD MEETING

SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
EXCEPT NOVEMBER, DECEMBER & JANUARY
February 14th 2024  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the
Clovis Veterans Memorial District
Patriot Room
808 4th Street
Clovis CA 93612

Some of the members attending the February 2023 meeting.

PROGRAM

The program at each meeting  consists either of:

an art demonstration by a well-known artist

a paint-along or other art activity

a figure drawing with a live model

an evening of critiques of the members' art work

To be announced for February

 WHAT IS THE PICK OF THE MONTH & pICK OF THE YEAR?

Pick of the Month is an informal contest at each general meeting for our members to bring examples of their artwork to be displayed in a peer gallery and voted on during the mid-meeting coffee break that includes light refreshments.  Winners are announced toward the end of the meeting and certificates awarded.  We'd like to see what you've been working on (work done in class is ok).  art should be finished and in a ready-to-hang condition (framed unless its gallery wrap).  we need at least 7 entries to award 3 places, so please participate!  at the end of the year first-place winners will compete for pick of the year.

At the last meeting of the year all the Pick of the Month first place winners are presented and the members vote on their favorite work for the year.


2023 Artist of the year

Jim Morris




FEATURED ARTIST 

 WHAT IS THE FEATURED ARTIST?

Featured artist is a way for our members to get to know each other by showing everyone their work in the safe environment of a general meeting. Even if you are just a beginning artist, please consider becoming a featured artist. If you have questions, please contact, Carole Anderson for more information.


February 2024 Featured Artist

AVO ATOIAN

Avo Atoian is driven by the profound impact of the creative process.  Through art, he finds fulfillment and embraces the freedom to make choices.  The challenge of visually representing ideas fuels his artistic drive, resulting in a sense of empowerment that resonates throughout his work.  Avo's artistic creations serve as a gateway for expressing his innermost self in a tangible and tactile way.

Drawing from his Armenian and Israeli heritage, Abo possesses a deep sensitivity towards the tragedies of genocide and human suffering.  His art becomes a platform for portraying the worlds grief through evocative elements, with the intention of ensuring that such atrocities are not forgotten and hopefully not repeated.  However, Avo's artistic journey doesn't stop there.  B Acknowledging and embracing grief, he also seeks to uncover and appreciate the profound joys that exist within our world and beyond.

Avo's artistic pieces have a captivating quality that engages and intrigues viewers on multiple levels.  Each artwork has the power to awaken emotions, provoke thought, and inspire a deeper understanding of human experience.  Through his art, Avo invites the audience join him on a transformative journey that transcends traditional boundaries and opens new perspectives.



February 2024

DEMONSTRATOR

MYRAN D. AXT

I’ve always been creative, but it wasn’t until I retired at 65, that I started developing as an artist. I’m consciously involved in creating art and boldly discovering what I kept inside for so many years. My art is mixed media collage, and Assemblage-found object sculpture. It’s creating two and three dimensional compositions, putting together found objects, altered bits and pieces, along with my imagery. I revamp, up-cycle, and repurpose creating something magical, ….whimsical. Its taking something ordinary, worn or dilapidated, and reviving it into something extraordinary. It’s developing a unique voice, hoping to draw an emotional response from the viewer. I’ve always been creative, but it wasn’t until I turned 65, I took the bold move of completing my first assemblage and and a collage and entered these in the Fresno County Fine Arts Show. To my surprise, the assemblage received a 2nd Place award in Beginning Mixed Media, and the collage an Honorable Mention. I was thrilled and the experience gave me the courage to become an artist. 

My art has led to many awards and exhibitions: Clovis Art Guild Rodeo Show, Alliance of California Artists, Sorensen Gallery, Fresno County, Fair Fine Art Show, Cayucos Art Association, Madera Circle Gallery, Visalia Art League I’ve been honored with a numbers of exhibitions including: Artisana Gallery (Pacific Grove), Cayucos Art Association, Fresno Art Hub, Broadway Studios (Fresno), M Street Gallery (Fresno), Studio 74 (Fresno), Historic Water Tower (Fresno), Tower District Records (Fresno), Brush and Easel Gallery (Fresno), Fresno Arts Council, Vernisage Gallery, Fresno (Studio Artist for 3 years, until Covid, forced the shutdown) 

Born and raised in Reedley, graduated from Reedley College with Associated Arts Degree. Completed my BA, American University, Washington D.C., Communication. Career in advertising working mainly on McDonald’s business with both Fresno and S.F. advertising agencies. Ended Career as Regional Advertising Manager, Kansas City, KS

HOW TO FIND US
             Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 4th Street, Clovis, CA 93612
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