WELCOME TO THE CLOVIS ART GUILD
About Clovis Art Guild
Members of the Clovis Art Guild are artists, would-be artists and persons interested in the arts. Clovis Art Guild is the Oldest Art Association in the Clovis/Fresno Area. It was established in 1957 to provide art-related activities to interested members of the community. The Guild’s purpose is to promote fellowship among artists, encourage enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the arts within the community and to offer, shows, exhibits, programs, demonstrations and workshops to artists and art lovers. Membership dues are $30.00 per year, due January 1st.
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, February through October at the Veterans Memorial Building 808 4th Street in Clovis California. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. The Guild does not hold meetings from November to January.
The program at each meeting consists of a demonstration by a well-known artist, a paint-along or hands-on demo, figure drawing with a live model or an evening of critiques of member’s artwork by a well-known artist.
At each meeting, Members are encouraged to bring in their art for Pick of the Month. During the meeting, members and guests vote and one will be chosen as “Pick Of The Month” and awarded a certificate. At the end of the year, all 1st place paintings are voted on for Pick of The Year and a trophy is awarded.
C.A.G. has three juried open shows each year; The Old West and Rodeo show in April in conjunction with the Clovis Rodeo, the Miniature Works Fine Art show in July and the Fall Open Fine Art Show in October.
A monthly e-mail newsletter is sent out to each member with pertinent information, announcements of next month’s program and other matters of interest to artists. Black and white hard copies of the newsletter are sent to members who don’t have e-mail or don’t wish to receive the e-mail format.
Benefits of Membership
- Fun, informative art demonstrations and mini hands-on classes by master artists during the general meetings.
- Workshops with master artists where you can sharpen your artistic skills.
- A no cost gallery to show your work at a local library
- 3 juried open shows a year.
- Opportunities to meet friendly, like-minded artists in the informal setting of the general meetings, and become a part of helping the art community grow and develop.
Summer is here
Summer is here, and boy is it hot! I hope all of you are staying inside where it's cool to paint. For me, the middle of summer is one of the hardest times to get motivated. The Fourth of July is coming up soon, and I want to remind everyone, the loud, noisy celebration sometimes isn't a happy time for our fur families. Firework explosions can be frightening for both cats and dogs.
Usually at this time I'm encouraging everyone to paint small for the Miniature Works show. Sadly, we aren't going to have it this year, but there are several other places where you can show off your smaller paintings.
Please stay safe over the holidays. We are pleased to welcome Jim Morris, a relatively new member, who has graciously volunteered to work on our website. Many thanks!