At the December Holiday Meeting it is a BAA tradition to select one of our member artists to do the presentation. The 2019 honoree was Jacqueline Smith. Here's Jacqueline at work creating a lovely pastel landscape painting. Jacqueline also described many of the items she uses in her painting.
November is the time for the Annual Fall Member Show at the Bethlehem Public Library. The show ran through the end of November.
See the gallery to the right for pictures.
Most of the pictures in the show are for sale. Hit the button below for a price list. There is also a button to view a series of photos of the show reception taken by BAA member Michael Joyce.
Melody Davis kicked off the new year with an excellent presentation on Modernism in Art at the September meeting. Melody is an associate professor and the program Coordinator for Art History at the Sage College in Albany, and has authored several books. She gave a very informative and entertaining summary of the modernist movement. Explaining how various artists used color and shape to break from the traditions of the past.
The Annual BAA Picnic this year was held at the beautiful home of Hillary Raimo in Altamont. Many thanks to Hillary for hosting us. This event closes our year and we resume meeting in September.
May is the month for the Annual Spring Juried Show.
Close to 60 pieces were on display. The show judge, Belinda Colon, shown here with Bob Lynk's Best in Show painting, is the current curator at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.
BAA Scholarships are awarded each year to Bethlehem High School seniors. Here is Zephan Conway recieving his award from Hillary Raimo at the May 2019 meeting.
The Bethlehem Art Association held a Member Art Exhibit and Sale at the Bethlehem Reformed Church in Delmar on November 9, 2019. BAA member Michael Joyce created a wonderful photo gallery of the event that can be seen by hitting the button:
Dorothea Osborn provided us with a mixed media acrylic demonstration at the October 2019 monthly meeting. Dorothea also conducted the Fall Workshop on November 16 at the Delmar Presbyterian Church. Meeting attendees had the opportunity to get a preview of the workshop. At the workshop Dorothea continued to develop the painting she started at the monthly meeting and demonstrated a variety of techniques and materials that can be used to create exciting and interesting abstract paintings.
The BAA Spring Workshop was held in April 2019. Jim Coe gave an oil painting demonstration and provided individual assistance to the workshop participants. Jim also does weekly plain air workshops. Check the Artist's Opportunities section for more information.
BAA president, Hillary Raimo, recently had a personal tour with the President of the Salmagundi Club of the American Watercolor Society's 152nd Annual Exhibition. The exhibit is on display in the Upper Gallery through April 21st.
April 2019 Monthly Meeting
Eden Compton provided a comprehensive session on pastel painting. She discussed materials, and demonstrated how to develop a painting beginning with thumbnail sketches and underpaintings.
March 2019 Meeting
Jim Coe gave an outstanding oil painting demonstraton. He began with how to transfer an image to the canvas using grids. He then showed how a painting is developed though a process of layering. Jim also conducted the BAA Spring Workshop on April 27.
The February 2019 Meeting featured the Annual Critique of Member Artwork by a professional artist. Nina Stanley is a classical figurative painter who has conducted many workshops and classes on figure drawing and painting in the area. Nina is one of the founders of the Upstate Artists Guild. The members were treated to an intimate and instructive interchange about their artwork.
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce hosts a perpetual exhibit of work by Bethlehem Art Association members. The exhibit is rotated every three months.