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Clovis Art Guild

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The Oldest and Best art Association in the Valley

2012

Next meeting is Wednesday February 8, 2012 7:00 p.m. Clovis Veteran’s Memorial Building, 804 4th Street, Clovis CA

Toni Maygar Demonstrates Acrylics My name is Antoinette Magyar, but everyone knows me as Toni. I have been around art my whole life. You might say I was born into it. My mother is an artist in her own right. She spent time giving me the experience of many hours of watching and learning and exposing me to many different styles through private collections and museums. I have been trained in different aspects in the art community from sculpture to interior design. However, my passion is painting. My main medium is acrylics much to my mother’s chagrin (she is into oils). I have studied in college Art History / Life Drawing and Anatomy / and Sculpture. I have taken formal lessons in Portraitures. I have recently been working on Still Lifes and Landscapes. My work has included painting Troumpe ‘Loil in many private homes and businesses in the state. You can see my work on the ceiling of 7 Rodgers Jewelry stores through out the state including the Riverpark store and on the walls of By the Sea Mediterranean Restaurant. My paintings hang on the walls in many private homes in the area. I know that art is an ever-changing medium and I am excited by what the future has in store.

OFFICERS Presidents Pro

Tem Gail Daley Gene Butler

Vice President Toni Maygar

Secretary Fran Leighton

Treasurer Alice Sutton

Inside this issue:

Inside This Issue

President’s Message

2

Cover Art Contest

2

Don’t Forget Pick of the Month!

2

Miniature Works show Winners

3

Storefront Gallery Next Exchange

4

Financial Report

4

Membership Application

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President’s Message Get Ready, Set and Go! The Guild has a lot of exciting things planned for this spring. Our Miniature Works Show is now in place at Sierra Vista Mall and it looks great. A big thanks to Alice Sutton, Jackie McCoy, Fran Leighton, John Roberts and David Dalgety who assisted at the show. The City of Clovis has invited us to take part in their 100th year celebration by putting art by some of our members in the displays in February. In March we change out the art at the window gallery and submit designs for the Old West Show cover contest. In April the Old West Show will be opening; we hope you are all creating art for it and will enter the show. Julianne Smith is organizing some dynamite demonstrations for the coming year beginning with Toni Maygar in Acrylics. We also hope to have some other things planned: workshops, organizing car pools for art hop, some paint outs. Gene and I hope all of you will join in and support these activities.

Clovis Art Guild

2012 Cover Art Contest

Pick of the Month

Every year we have a brochure for the Old West & Rodeo show in April. Each year there is a contest to pick a cover design for this brochure.

Don’t forget to bring your art to the meeting! We would love to see your work. Classwork is acceptable too.

Enter your drawings by the March 14th meeting.

Drawings need to be no bigger than 5” x 7”. Drawings should be in pen & ink or pencil and photocopy ready. The subject is usually the Old West or Rodeo. The winner will receive $25.00 and our drawing will be on the cover of the brochure. Sample deGene & Gail signs are shown above.

Presidents ProTem

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DON’T FORGET!

MEMBERSHIP DUES IN FEB!


February 2012

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Miniature Works Fine Art S how Winners #701

Best of Show Unicorn—A Dance In Time Sculpture Ethel Jamfrey

$950

Theme: A Symphony In Color #103 Bird of Paradise I $90 Watercolor Lana Cribbs nd 2 #108 Waiting For Abigail NFS Oil June Livingston rd 3 #105 Rooster $200 Acrylic Doug Boomer 1st HM #106 Dirt Road $200 Acrylic Doug Boomer 2nd HM #107 An Illusion $49 Acrylic Val Dann 3rd HM #101 Across The Bay $75 Acrylic Gail Daley #102 Fireside’s Hydrangea $85 Mixed Media Linda Erickson #104 Watercolor Rhythm $80 Watercolor J.A. Erickson #109 Orchids $75 Pastel Hilda Vandergriff #110 Spring $90 Mixed Media Hilda Vandergriff #111 Icons of Yosemite $75 Gouache Jeanne N Naito #112 Love $50 Mixed Media Chele Oils & Acrylics 1st #203 Untitled $75 Oil 1st

2nd

#202

3rd

#207

1st HM

#206

2nd HM

#204

#201

#205

1st

#302

2nd

#305

3rd

#304

1st HM

#303

#301

#306

#307

1st

#503

David Dalgety Untitled $75 Oil David Dalgety It Could Snow $100 Acrylic A.J. Sutton Rhapsody in Purple $40 Acrylic Lonni Flowers Cranes Waiting $35 Acrylic Gail Daley Pleasant Day $50 Acrylic Jackie McCoy Crane Mother & Baby $35 Acrylic Gail Daley Watercolor Fresh From The Garden $85 Watercolor Linda Erickson Iris $75 Watercolor A.J. Sutton Rooster II $39 Watercolor Fran Leighton Rooster I $39 Watercolor Fran Leighton Fall Colors $50 Watercolor Jackie McCoy Chickadee $75 Watercolor A.J. Sutton Christmas Bells $125 Watercolor Marylou Griggs Drawing Tulips $200 Ball Point Pen

2nd

#504 $200

Regina M Raya Bleeding Lilies

Ball Point Pen Regina M Raya 3rd #506 Cat & Mouse $90 Ink Hilda Vandergriff 1st HM #502 Round Top Mt Alpine Co $145 Pen/Ink Adrian Perenon 2nd HM 501 Let The Fire Fall $145 Pen/Ink Adrian Perenon #505 A Bicycle Built For Two $50 Graphics June Livingston #507 Chuck Wagon NFS Pencil A.J. Sutton Combined Category: Pastel, Mixed Media & Sculpture BOS #701 Unicorn—A Dance In Time $950 Bronze Ethel Jamfrey st 1 #602 Stepping Lightly $50 Mixed Media Myrna Axt nd 2 #401 Poolside Glamour $125 Pastel Valerie Greene rd 3 #402 Morro Beach Path $125 Pastel Valerie Greene st 1 HM #601 Fire Dance $75 Mixed Media J.A. Erickson nd 2 HM #603 Serenity NFS Mixed Media John Roberts


February 2012

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#403

#404

Mountain Mist $225 Pastel Pam Pigg Painted Songbird $75 Pastel Jeanne N Naito

Judges Painting Old Fresno Water Tower $165 Pastel Diane Sauble Breuer

Storefront Gallery Our next exchange will be March 1 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Bldg. 1041 at Sierra Vista Mall (Members are requested to come to the rear door) for more information contact Gail Daley 960-2428. You may pick up your art from the Miniature Works show at the same time. All members are encouraged to bring in paintings or sculpture; prints are also acceptable but they must be listed as a print.

Annual Financial Report Fixed Assets (original Value) Easel Display Stands

51.88 1,190.00

Flood Lights Large Mirror AMP System Name Banner Trailer Total

107.94 482.44 607.88 120.89 2,500.00 5,061.03

Expenses Demos Insurance PO Box Bank charges Newsletter Roster Membership Refreshment Mini Works Show OW Show Vet Show Trailer Insurance Pick of the month Storefront Gallery Total

1,125.00 323.00 40.00 89.00 346.40 41.00 28.54 27.53 445.00 1,491.86 1,478.07 50.00 61.34 20.04 5,566.78

Income Membership Bargain Table Guests Mini Show OW Show Vet Show Donations Sale of Art Racks Artist art drawings Start amount from 2009 Total Net Profit/Loss Savings Acct Balance

Purchased prior to 2001 Purchased prior to 2001; improved 2004 Purchased prior to 2001 Purchased 2005 Purchased prior to 2001 Purchased prior to 2001 Purchased 2008

2,010.00 93.00 125.00 445.00 1,504.20 1,054.00 16.20 225.00 131.00 1,493.57 7,096.97 1,530.19 1,291.90

Approx. current checking balance As of Dec. 2011


February 2012

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11 Copyright Myths - by Brad Templeton (reprinted by permission) MYTH NO 6: "If I make up my own stories, but base them on another work, my new work belongs to me." False. U.S. Copyright law is quite explicit that the making of what are called "derivative works" -- works based or derived from another copyrighted work -- is the exclusive province of the owner of the original work. This is true even though the making of these new works is a highly creative process. If you write a story using settings or characters from somebody else's work, you need that author's permission. Yes, that means almost all "fan fiction" is arguably a copyright violation. If you want to publish a story about Jim Kirk and Mr. Spock, you need Paramount's permission, plain and simple. Now, as it turns out, many, but not all holders of popular copyrights turn a blind eye to "fan fiction" or even subtly encourage it because it helps them. Make no mistake, however, that it is entirely up to them whether to do that. There is a major exception -- criticism and parody. The fair use provision says that if you want to make fun of something like Star Trek, you don't need their permission to include Mr. Spock. This is not a loophole; you

can't just take a non-parody and claim it is one on a technicality. The way "fair use" works is you get sued for copyright infringement, and you admit you did copy, but that your copying was a fair use. A subjective judgment on, among other things, your goals, is then made. However, it's also worth noting that a court has never ruled on this issue, because fan fiction cases always get settled quickly when the defendant is a fan of limited means sued by a powerful publishing company. Some argue that completely noncommercial fan fiction might be declared a fair use if courts get to decide

MYTH NO 7: "They can't get me, defendants in court have powerful rights!" Copyright law is mostly civil law. If you violate copyright you would usually get sued, not be charged with a crime. "Innocent until proven guilty" is a principle of criminal law, as is "proof beyond a reasonable doubt." Sorry, but in copyright suits, these don't apply the same way or at all. It's mostly which side and set of evidence the judge or jury accepts or believes more, though the rules vary based on the type of infringement. In civil cases you can even be made to testify against your own interests. Myth no 8 will be covered in next month’s issue room permitting.


OFFICERS & COMMITTEES PRESIDENT PRO TEM PRESIDENT PRO TEM VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER PROGRAM CHAIR PUBLICITY MEMBERSHIP PICK OF THE MONTH NEWSLETTER REFRESHMENT BARGAIN TABLE GREETER SUNSHINE CO-CHAIR STUDENT PROGRAM

GAIL DALEY GENE BUTLER TONI MAYGAR FRAN LEIGHTON ALICE SUTTON JULIANNE SMITH GLYNMARY BATEMAN ALICE SUTTON JACKIE MCCOY GAIL DALEY JEANNE NAITO SHIRLEY LINDGREN JOHN ROBERTS HILDA VANDERGRIFF SHARON GARCIA GENE BUTLER

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If you wish to submit an item for the newsletter, please do so by the 25th of the month. Items should be sent to Gail Daley at: cag@gaildaleyfineart.com Or mailed to: 5688 E Sussex Way Fresno, CA 93727 BOARD MEETINGS ARE THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH BEFORE THE GENERAL MEETING, AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE VETERAN’S MEMORIAL BUILDING, 804 4TH STREET, CLOVIS CA. MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

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