For September the RAA is highlighting our very own Diane Brown and her photography. Diane is an older artist that started taking pictures later in life. She brought her husband a digital camera (but he didn’t want to learn about digital) so she decided she would learn and took online lessons in Adobe Photoshop, Nature Photography and several other classes.
She began entering contests and won 3rd place in the state of Missouri for her picture of “Angry Clouds”. It is featured in the Missouri State Book for 2009.
Diane is continuing to learn and has recently been trying night photography. She even made a trip to Alaska to photograph the northern lights. Another night time adventure for her was taking pictures of the Perseids meteor showers. While editing pictures a lightning storm moved thru the area and she took time to take pictures of the storm as well.
Diane doesn’t limit herself to one area of photography. She says there is so much beauty in our world and so many places to see that she will always continue learning and taking photographs.
Lori Lee Triplett is an award winning textile artist who will teach how silk scarf dyeing on Saturday July 18th 12noon to 4pm. Costs for this workshop is $35 dollars with all materials being furnished for the creation of 2 silk scarves. The enrollment deadline is June 26th. To enroll call Dawn Thomas or use our web site’s contact form. There is a limit of 8 participants so reserve your spot soon!
Find out more about Lori Lee Triplett’s creativity by visiting her YouTube channel.
Our own Dawn Thomas is the Featured Artist at Images Art Gallery from June 15th through July 13th. An artist reception will be held on June 26th from 7pm to 8:30pm.
Images Art Gallery is located at 7320 West 80th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204.
Find more of Dawn Thomas’ artwork at Images Art Gallery and on her personal website.
Pam Collins and Diane Brown, featured RAA artists, attended the Unity Village Chapel Art Gallery’s reception held on Sunday, November 17th. Pam is displaying her watercolor & mixed media and Diane is displaying her photography.
Gratitude to both Paul McMillian and Jack Hochstedler for entertaining everyone on their flutes.
Doug Bennett was a guest speaker at our Raytown Artists Association October meeting where he shared his philosophy of painting. He believes the most important aspect of a painting is composition and design. After that, he says, “it’s all about shapes, values, and edges”. Thank you again Doug Bennett for sharing your techniques and design ideals.
For our September program Pam Collins gave a demonstration and shared her techniques for watercolor painting on yupo paper, which is a synthetic water-resistant paper. Paint only drys by evaporation with no absorption of paint into the yupo paper itself. This allows the yupo paper to create beautiful effects in your completed artwork.
Thank you for everyone’s support! The talented artists, wonderful volunteer staff and a special thank you to Rich Berry for his jazz and blues guitar entertainment, and to LeRoy Grubbs and Carolyn Hughlett for their skillful demonstrations. Another successful Invitational spearheaded by the Raytown Artists Association and hosted by Saint Paul’s Church.
Best of Show – Michelle Koch
People’s Choice Award – Marie Bauer
1st Place Drawing – Rich Berry
1st Place Watercolor – Pam Collins
1st Place Acrylic – Linda Looney
1st Place Mixed Media – Barb Byrne
1st Place Black & White Photography – Michelle Koch
1st Place Color Photography – Tom Mallot
1st Place Sculpture – Wanda Tyner
1st Place Oil – Sandra Braga
1st Place Jewelry – JoEllen McGee
Thank you to our donors:
Lee’s Summit Tribune
All American Auto
Consentino’s Price Chopper
Sheri Haupert, haupArt Frame Gallery
Messner Bee Farm
Mid America Laminating and Printing
Midwest Transmission and Auto Repair
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Personal Care Dental Group
Saint Paul’s Church