WAA Artists Call For Art


January show at South Avenue Arts.

A Call for Art: South Avenue Arts – 221 South Avenue, Garwood, NJ
CONTACT: Sharon Reed at SReed@SouthAvenueArts.com
QUESTIONS: Sharon Reed at 908-654-2787 (ARTS)

EXHIBITION THEME: “About Face” (Jan 5th – Jan 29th, 2019)

ABOUT FACE: These two words can simply mean “Pertaining to the face or front of someone or something”. It is also a common expression as in “A complete change of opinion or policy; or a turn made as to face the opposite direction.

Either way this theme is taken, we know artists have such distinct ways of representing the same underlying theme within their works that we can expect to see a varied array of art and we will be able to compare the methods and journeys artists use to convey the same underlying theme. The artworks that are inspired by “About Face” may prove to comment on our turbulent times or give us cause to turn in the opposite, more introspective direction.

2-D and 3-D work will be considered.

Members of the Westfield Art Association

Each member may submit one piece to the show. Space permitting, we may open it to more.
Please label work on the back with artist name, medium, size and price

Delivery of Artwork: Wednesday Jan 2nd (10am – 9pm) and Thursday Jan 3rd (12-5pm). All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. All work must be available for sale.

Reception: Saturday Jan 5t (7-9 pm).

Pick up of Unsold Work: Wednesday Jan 30th (10am – 9pm) and Thursday Jan 31st (12-5): Pick up unsold work during gallery hours.

Work will be considered for sale at the price indicated. If sold, 60% of the selling price will be paid to the artist and 40% will be retained by South Avenue Arts. Artists will receive payment within 30 days of show completion.

Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. South Avenue Arts will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. Artists are advised to obtain their own insurance.

The Westfield Art Association will make every effort to treat your artwork with care. However, work is submitted at the artist’s risk. The Westfield Art Association, its Board of Directors, South Avenue Arts and it’s owners & employees, will not be held liable for lost or damaged work. Artists are responsible for insuring their work from delivery through return & pick-up.

Artists will be responsible for delivery and return shipping of all their artwork. Shipped work must be packaged in a reusable container. A prepaid waybill for its return must be enclosed. Please make shipping arrangements through the U.S. Postal Service, DHL, FedEx, or UPS. COD returns are not acceptable. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on the pick-up date.

Recap-Encaustic Demonstration With Artist Francesca Azzara

On Sunday, November 18, we had a fascinating demonstration of the encaustic painting process by our very own WAA board member, Francesca Azarra.

Francesca is well known both as an artist and as an educator, and both traits can across powerfully in this 2-hour demonstration of the history, tools, supplies, and techniques of the medium.

Perhaps, though, the take-away for the 26 event attendees at South Avenue Arts was the endless experimentation and flexibility that the medium permits.

To find out more about Francesca, and to see video from this demonstration, please visit Francesca’s website, Instagram, and Youtube.

Encaustic Wax Demonstration & Conversation With Artist Francesca Azzara

Join Westfield’s own Francesca Azzara in the studio as she demonstrates her mastery of the encaustic process, working with hot beeswax and colored pigments.

When: Sunday, November 18th, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm.
Where: South Avenue Arts
221 South Ave
Garwood, NJ 07027

If you would like to learn more about Francesca, you can visit her website.

Hope to see you all there.

Volunteer Opportunity

Dear members,

The Town of Westfield has asked us if some of our knowledgeable WAA artist members might be willing to volunteer as a docent for Addams Fest.  Someone with art background and knowledge to volunteer to sit at the art exhibit and to answer questions, and to speak with visitors about the original artworks on display.

The exhibit features 40 original cartoons created by Charles Addams, which will be on display at the James Ward Mansion from Oct. 22 to Oct 30 as part of Addams Fest.

If you decide to volunteer, please reach out to the gallery using links below.  They should be able to answer any questions you may have.

Volunteer Sign Up Page For AddamsFest

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