Clovis Art Guild
The Oldest and Best art Association in the Valley
Next meeting is Wednesday May 9, 2012 7:00 p.m. Clovis Veteran’s Memorial Building, 804 4th Street, Clovis CA
Deanna Bristow will be our May Demonstrator Deanna Sue Bristow is a native Californian who appreciates the landscapes that her state has to offer. She is particularly enamored by the beauty of the central Sierra. "I attempt to bring out the love I have for the grandeur of the Sierra; its ancient trees, glorious rock formations and life giving waters." Her style leans towards the impressionistic, because the scenes she paints are not static but of life which is continually changing. Deanna says, "True realism does not provide me the fluidity I need to express this life." Color plays an important part in these emotional paintings. Her favorite medium is watercolor as it allows her the freedom to create scenes that naturally flow.
OFFICERS Presidents Pro
Tem Gail Daley Gene Butler
Vice President Toni Magyar
Secretary Fran Leighton
Treasurer Alice Sutton
Deanna is a signature member of ACA, a member of the Inside this issue: Clovis Art Guild and has received her signature award from SWA. She operates her studio/gallery in Auberry and has President’s Message 2 her work in the Shaver Art Gallery, Circle Gallery and the Art Stand. While she paints in several mediums, her favorite is Scholarship News 2 watercolor. “Watercolor allows me the freedom to paint emotionally, there are times when I just have to slop on the paint Old West Reception 2 and let it happen. For some artists there is not enough control in painting this way, but I find I tighten up as the painting Pick of the Month 3 progresses.” My training includes an A.A. in Art and workshops with numerous artists. Copyright Myths 3
NEXT EXCHANGE FOR OUR STOREFRONT GALLERY WILL BE TUESDAY, MAY 1 @ 5:00 P.M.
Officers & Committees
Clovis Art Guild
Old West Show Artist Reception
Wasn’t the Old West show wonderful? We had 71 entries and the competition in the Old West & Rodeo category was fierce. Although the show is over, the Guild is not planning on resting on its laurels. We are hoping you will put in new art at our window gallery in the mall on May 1, continue to participate in our informal show Pick of the Month in the coming months, and we have the opportunity to show off the Guild’s art by put ting up a membership exhibit at Sunnyside Library in this summer. We also hope you are thinking about the art you will create for the fall Veteran’s show Gene Butler Gail Daley
SCHOLARSHIP NEWS Gene has talked to the bank where the Guild does its banking, and they have tentatively agreed to sponsor our High School Scholarship program for the Veteran’s Show in the Fall.
This year we have made a photo book of our show. A copy for you to print out should have accompanied this newsletter. However, if you didn’t receive yours, you can go to www.gaildaleyfienart.com and print out the pdf copy on the CAG Old West Show page.
Pick of the Month is the Guild’s way of supporting our members efforts. We need at least 7 paintings to award 3 places, so please participate! We’d like to see what you’ve been working on! Don’t forget to bring your art to the meeting! We would love to see your work. Classwork is acceptable too.
1st Place Julianne Smith “ Autumn Riot”
2nd Place Robert Rawson “Sunset Breeze”
3rd Place David Dalgety “Buster”
11 Copyright Myths - by Brad Templeton (reprinted by permission) MYTH NO 11: "So I can't ever reproduce anything?" (I didn't want to change the now-famous title of this article) is actually one sometimes generated in response to this list of 10 myths. No, copyright isn't an iron-clad lock on what can be published. Indeed, by many arguments, by providing reward to authors, it encourages them to not just allow, but fund the publication and distribution of works so that they reach far more people than they would if they were free or unprotected -- and unpromoted. However, it must be remembered that copyright has two main purposes, namely the protection of the author's right to obtain commercial benefit from valuable work, and more recently the protection of the author's general right to control how a work is used. While copyright law makes it technically illegal to reproduce almost any new creative work (other than under fair use) without permission, if the work is unregistered and has no real commercial value, it gets very little protection. The author in this case can sue for an injunction against the publication, actual damages from a violation, and possibly court costs. Actual damages means actual money potentially lost by the author due to publication, plus any money gained by the defendant. But if a work has no commercial value, such as a typical E-mail message or conversational USENET posting, the actual damages will be zero. Only the most vindictive (and rich) author would sue when no damages are possible, and the courts don't look kindly on vindictive plaintiffs, unless the defendants are even more vindictive. The author's right to control what is done with a work, however, has some validity, even if it has no commercial value. If you feel you need to violate a copyright "because you can get away with it because the work has no value" you should ask yourself why you're doing it. In general, respecting the rights of creators to control their creations is a principle many advocate adhering to. In addition, while quite often people make incorrect claims of "fair use" it is a still valid and important concept necessary to allow the criticism of copyrighted works and their creators through examples. It's also been extended to allow things like home recording of TV shows and moving music from CDs you own to your MP3 player. But please read more about it before you do it. This is the last in this series on copyright. If you enjoyed the series, please let Gail know.
2012 Old West Show Winners
BEST OF SHOW
MARY KRAUSE & People’s Choice AWARD 1ST PLACE DRAWING & PASTELS
1ST PLACE OIL & ACRYLICS
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSIPS
1ST PLACE OLD WEST & RODEO
1ST PLACE WATERCOLOR
Best of Show Our American Family Artist: June Livingston — Media: Oils
Orange Blossom & Bee by Chieko Delgado Sierra by Doug Boomer Wonder Valley Barn by Jim Jacobsen
3rd HM 4th HM
Mary Krause & People’s Choice Award My Sofia Artist: Mary Ann Ferstl — Media: Pastel
Old West, The Rodeo & The Western Way of Life 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 1st HM 2nd HM 3rd HM 4th HM
Partners by Ron Jarvi – Media: Oils Draw!! By Robert Rawson – Media: Graphics Chaps by Barbara Owen – Media: Oils Dancing Boots by Charlotte DeHart – Media: Watercolor Coming Home by Barbara Owen – Media: Oils Teton Roundup by David Dalgety – Media: Acrylic A Metal Horse In Clovis by Ma Ly – Media: Acrylic
Oils & Acrylics 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 1st HM 2nd HM 3rd HM
Mariah’s Flowers by Lola Barela – Media: Oils Morro Bay by June Livingston – Media: Oils Long Beach Farmer’s Market by Gail Daley – Media: Acrylic Point of View by Claudia Fletcher – Media: Acrylic The Jack Cree Workhorse by Chris Kratt – Media: Oils Ready To Glory by Carol Yavasile – Media: Oils
1 Place 2nd Place rd
3 Place 1st HM
Dinky Creek by Sue Porter Jesse Morrow’s Windmill by Linda Erickson Sea Horses or See? Horses by Lonnie R. Flowers In Bloom by Marilyn Torchin
Drawing & Pastels st
1 Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 1st HM 2nd HM 3rd HM
My Sofia by Mary Ann Ferstl – Media: Pastel Three In Harness by Roberta Davis – Media: Pastel Miss Celie by Andrea Thatcher – Media: Prismacolor Retired by Jim Etherton – Media: Graphite The Lucerne Lion by Jim Etherton – Media: Graphite Let’s Make Chili! By S.V. Lindgren – Media: Pastel
Sculpture Perkal – Portrait In Motion by Ethel Jamfrey – Media Bronze Fadjur—Portrait Of A Sire by Ethel Jamfrey –Media: Bronze Engarde by Ethel Jamfrey – Media: Bronze
High School Scholarship Students Buchanan High School Teacher: Albert Van Troba Wolf by Francis Nixon – Media: Tempera Bird by Francis Nixon – Media: Acrylic Clovis East High School Teacher: Jeff Nichols Old House by Whitney Howe – Media: Watercolor Clovis High School Teacher: Michael Mcgrough Tranquility by Paige Lyles – Media: Mixed Media
Judge Mark Lee Howard Big Horn Ridge – Media: Ball Point Pen A COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES MAY BE FOUND IN THE SHOW BROCHURE
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 STOREFRONT ART GALLERY
GAIL DALEY GENE BUTLER TONI MAGYAR 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 GAIL DALEY
960-2428 275-4304 299-0690 906-9861 787-2386 323-8496 787-2386 787-2451 960-2428 255-2146 255-0826 322-6186 322-6557 294-9626 275-4304 960-2428
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Or mailed to: 5688 E Sussex Way Fresno, CA 93727 BOARD MEETINGS ARE THE 2ND W EDNESDAY 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.
Membership application MAIL Name __________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________ ___________________________________CA _________________
CLOVIS ART GUILD PO BOX 1594 CLOVIS, CA 93613
Phone ____________ _____________________________ E-Mail _______________________________________@__________________________________________
Clovis Art Guild PO Box 1594 Clovis, CA 93613