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 Fall 2021 Member Art Show

Once again the Annual Bethlehem Art Association Fall Show is live at the Bethlehem Public Library.  The exhibit will run through the month of November. The show judge was Belinda Colon, the Art Curator of Exhibitions and Public Art at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. Forty-nine members submitted pictures in various media for the show.  The Show Reception was held at the Bethlehem Library on Tuesday, November 16.  

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Belinda Colon judging the show
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Kevin Kuhne with his Best in Show painting.
Click on the buttons below to see a gallery of all of the pictures in the show, and a list of the entries with artist contact information and prices:  (Both the Show Gallery and the List of Entries are in the same numerical order)



Click here for a photo gallery of the prize winning pictures and a list of the show prize winners: (The Gallery begins with the Best in Show picture in the upper left and, moving from left to right, the pictures are in the same order as in the Prize Winners List.
 
Opportunity for Artists. 
Colonie Senior Service Centers is looking for artists to teach senior citizens.  
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Fall 2021 Annual Workshop.  Kevin Kuhne was the presenter at the Annual Fall Workshop. This was a watercolor workshop but was open to artists working in any medium.  Kevin is a well known local artist who specializes in watercolor urban landscapes.  He frequently teaches classes in this area and his work has won many awards.  Kevin Kuhne presented a watercolor demonstration at the October 19 Monthly Meeting at the Bethlehem Public Library.












 
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The June 2021 Monthly BAA Meeting was a Summer Break Celebration.  Members showed images that have a Summer Break theme. Scenes of beaches, summer vacations, ice cream, and other subjects that convey the feeling of summer.  The meeting was a ZOOM meeting and members had a good time talking about their creations and comparing ideas on techniques.  To see the gallery, click here:
 
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The Annual Critique of Member Artwork occured at the April Monthly Meeting. Member artists were invited to show a piece of artwork to be evaluated and commented upon by a professional artist. Theresa Somaio conducted the event this year. Theresa is a well known local artist and has appeared before our group several times before. She has conducted many classes through the continuing education program of the Bethlehem School District, local colleges and local museums.  Theresa has a Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Albany and undergraduate degrees in art and history.  The work that were submitted for review are shown here:
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The March Monthly Meeting presenter was Takeyce Walter.  She did a beautiful pastel painting of a fall scene on the Hudson River.  She started with thumbnail sketches to work out her composition and values.  She then did a pastel underpainting using complimentary colors. Takeyce uses a variety of pastels and works from top down, using deliberate strokes she calls mark making to lay down colors. The title of her painting is "Fall Reflections". To learn more about Takeyce and to see her artwork, click here:
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The February 2021 Monthly BAA Meeting was a Mardi Gras Party.  This was a ZOOM meeting in which members celebrated Mardi Gras by discussing and showing works of art that they have created that reflect a Mardi Gras theme. 
 
Those works are all included in a Mardi Gras Gallery that can be see by clicking here: 
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Cynthia Rosen joined us for the January 2021 Meeting.  Cynthia is a contemporary post-impressionist painter who specializes in palette knife painting. Her work has evolved to focus on color rather than detail.  An advantage of ZOOM is that Cynthia was able to do her demonstration from her studio in Dorset Vt. and we were able to see close up how she controls splashes of color.  The finished version of the painting that was begun at the meeting is shown at the right.  You can see more of Cynthia's by clicking here:
Cynthia recommended a plein air workshop in the Adirondacks this summer. Click here for more info: 
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The Holiday Meeting on December 17 featured a mixed media presentation by BAA member Michael Joyce.  Michael was born in Albany and now lives and works in Glenmont.  He began his art career as a photographer and was a photographer with NYS for over 30 years. 
Michael provided a fascinating slide show that gave us insights into the many steps involved using acrylic paint, epoxy resin and polyurethane foam to create works that leap off the canvas as 3D abstract sculpture.
Click here to go to a page that shows more of Michael's mixed media work as well as his photographs: 
 
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Fall 2020 Show - The show was set up in November and was conducted as a virtual show.  A virtual reception was held on November 16 and comments were provided by the juror, Jon Christopher Gernon. The Best in Show painting, "2020 Marathon Bouquet" by Christine Capuano, appears to the left.
Since viewership was curtailed because our usual venue, the Bethlehem Library, was not available, we have decided to keep the show online in order to allow more people to enjoy the works created by BAA member artists.  
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce hosts a perpetual exhibit of work by Bethlehem Art Association members. The exhibit is normally rotated every three months.  However, because of COVID, the current show remains in place.