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2016 Meetings

Scheduled Meetings:

As always, everyone is invited to proceed to Rosy's for an after-meeting snack and social.

The demo schedule for 2018 is under development. Send your suggestions to the Program Chairs.

January 19 2016 - Demo by Steve Wise

Steve Wise will demonstate the use of very thin washes (glazes) to increase the sense of light in a composition. Demo subject will be a still life with roses.

February 16 2016 - Field Trip to Legion of Honor Museum: Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

The exhibit runs Feb 9 through May 15. Order tickets in advance. Members can coordinate and carpool from MHCCC. Depart from MH at 9am. Order your tickets for 11am and assemble at the exhibition entrance to see the show together. Lunch together after the show at the Museum Café. For details on the exhibit, see

March 15 2016 - March 15 2016 - Demo Artist Donna Orme - Creating Monotypes with Acrylic

Printmaker Artist Donna Orme will demonstate the creation of multiple monotype images by applying layers of acrylic paint directly onto surfaces, without the need of a press. See her website at


April 19 2016 - Demo Artist Ed Lucey

Plein Air Painter Ed Lucey will show the techniques he uses for successful painting plein air. Websute:


May 17 2016 -  Demo Artist: Ginger Burrell

Morgan Hill Book Artist Ginger Burrell will tell us about her creative "artist books." Website:

June 21 2016 - Demo Artist: Julia Seelos

Julia Seelos will demo and discuss painting animals. Website:

July 19 2016 - Space and Texture

Discuss two Art Elements: Space and Texture and how do they interact in your artwork. Bring a related artwork to aid the discussion. Link: Elements of Art

August 16 2016 - Summer Break - No Meeting

September 20 2016 - Demo Artist: Paul Loughridge

Paul Loughridge, Lockwasher Design, creates unique robot characters from found metal household and industrial objects. See some examples at:

October 18 2016- Demo Artist: Katy Kindig

Katy Kindig blends abstract qualities into her paintings of animals, landscapes and still life. See her art at

Nominations for 2017 Board

November 15 2016 - Demo Artist: Mark Monsarrat

Mark Monsarrat, an accomplished professional artist in San Francisco for over 30 years, Mark is a signature member of MBPAPA and a fervent plein air painter. See and read more at  


December 8 2016 - Holiday Social 6-9pm (New Date)

Holiday Social. Once again VDS has been invited to join the Northern California Art Fusion group for a holiday get together at the home of one of our VDS members who lives in Gilroy. See the google group notice for details. RSVP requested

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