February 2018 Newsletter



In the Gallery: 8 x 8 Show

One of the most popular shows at the BAA is now up in the Gallery! One of the reasons that makes this show so much fun, is that there are so many artists who participate!

Be sure to stop in and see all of the imagination captured in an 8 x 8 space, and in some cases, an 8 x 8 x 8! This show will be up through March, but don’t wait too long to see it! As the art sells, there may be new pieces hung up to replace it. Best to come in often!

Don’t Forget!
This Saturday, join us for the Valentine’s 8 x 8 Reception! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, chocolates, & beverages along with a lot of great artwork!

February 10th – 6pm to 8pm

BAA Annual Meeting

We had a great showing of Brownsville Artists at the home of Lori Garcy for our Annual Meeting. Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us, and offer feedback on what the BAA has been doing and what you would like to see it do.

If you didn’t make it, here are some highlights from the meeting:

Shavonne Schumacher is the BAA Secretary.
Christine Seale is a BAA Member at Large.
Wendy Hoffman is a BAA Member at Large.

We also took some time to appreciate Charlie Stokes, who has been a BAA Member since this whole thing began, and has always been a terrific help to everyone at the Art Center. Be sure to tell him “Thank You” the next time you see him!

The BAA would also love for you to get involved! We can always use volunteers for hosting when the Art Center is open, and there is plenty of help needed in running the BAA within our committees. The following is an overview of each committee, and who to get in contact with if you would like to be more involved!

Exhibit Committee: Cris Kostol (jewelryworks@yahoo.com)
This group helps plan what gets hung up in the Gallery for special shows and events, as well as putting up and taking down the show.

Gallery Committee: Christine Seale (lighthouse751@yahoo.com)
This group organizes the Gallery Artists, and takes care of all the things that make up the Gallery, like fixtures and furniture.

Marketing Committee: Barbara Andersen (bjandersenpdx@aol.com)
This group puts together posters and distributes flyers, writes press releases, promotes on Facebook, and organizes the eNewsletter you are reading now.

Education Committee: Lori Garcy (lorigarcy@centurylink.net)
This group puts together workshops and classes and makes sure that the whole process goes smoothly.

The BAA Board invites you to join our monthly Board Meetings, and any other Committee Meetings that interest you. Come check it out!

Author Sketch & Reception

Did you make it to last month’s Story-Themed Show? The Reception was a great time, with 7 writers and artists talking about their roles and selling a few books in the process! The round-robin table discussions were very successful, and everyone involved enjoyed it!

You can expect more of these kinds of events in the future!


8 x 8 Reception

Gallery Calapooia in Downtown Albany
February 2
6pm to 8pm

Come check out the “Sister Show” to our BAA’s 8×8 Show!

Valentine’s Glass Hearts

with Mary Smith
February 3
10am to 12:30pm

Register at the Art Center or contact:

Have you ever wanted to learn to play with glass? Well this is your class! Learn to how to foil and solder, as well as assemble a jump ring and chain. This class is for all skill levels!

First Tuesday Figure Drawing

with Rhoda Fleischman
February 6
6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Brownsville community is blessed to have a free figure drawing class every month! Lead by Rhoda Fleischman, practice drawing the human form in a relaxed classroom environment.

8 x 8 Reception

February 10
6pm to 8pm

Come see all of the great 8 x 8s that came in for the show!

Tuesday Night Open Art

February 13
6:30pm to 9pm

Marketing Committee Meeting
February 15
9am – 10am

Seven Stories that hold Writers Back & How to Re-Write Them

with Jane Kirkpatrick
February 17
9am to 12pm

Only a few spots left! Register soon!

The Brownsville Art Association is very proud to offer this writing workshop from the amazing author, Jane Kirkpatrick. This workshop will be focusing on how to write that story you’ve been wanting to write. Bring your paper, pens, and /or laptop.

Register at the Art Center. Contact: shavonne.schu@gmail.com / 541.990.9478

Book Signing

with Jane Kirkpatrick
February 17
1pm to 3pm

This event is free, and will take place after the workshop with Jane Kirkpatrick. Books will be for sale at the Art Center, and Jane will be there to sign books. A very exciting event for the Brownsville Community!

Tuesday Night Open Art

February 20
6:30pm to 9pm

BAA Board Meeting
February 22
9am – 10am

Color Elevated!

with Beth Verheyden

February 22
1pm to 5pm
February 23
9am to 4pm
February 24
9am to 4pm

ONE SPOT LEFT! Beth Verheyden is a renowned watercolorist, and always has a sold out workshop at the Brownsville Art Center every year! This workshop will be focused on the use of color. Take advantage of the opportunity if you can!

Stop by the Art Center to Register, or contact Alice: aliceart@centurytel.net

Tuesday Night Open Art

February 27
6:30pm to 9pm

Coming Soon!

Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

with Mary Smith
March 3 * 10am to 1pm * $25 (1 set) $45 (2 sets)
Questions? Contact: maryellen142@comcast.net

How to Make a Poster

with Shavonne Schumacher
March 10 * Time & Fee TBA
Questions? Contact: shavonne.schu@gmail.com / 541.990.9478

Encaustic Techniques

with Hilary Norton
March 17 * 9am to 2pm * $75
Questions? Contact: hilarynssf@gmail.com

Hummingbird Feeders

with Mary Smith
March 24 * 10am to 1pm * $45
Questions? Contact: maryellen142@comcast.net







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