Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017  With the passing of long time member, Margaret (Peggy) Gregory, a month or so ago, her attorney has announced there will be an estate sale on her household items on Saturday, March 4, 10 AM - 2 PM.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 25, 2017: Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on March 18, 2017 from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM.  Bring a old or new work, a lunch, and some creative juices.

February 25, 2017: New Format for the Guild of Bowie Artists

Welcome to the Guild of Bowie Artists (GBA) Blog.

For a period of nearly two years, the Guild has been recreated as a monthly art creation group meeting in a Bowie church/school parish hall.  The primary purpose of the group is to create and critique art in a friendly, stress-free environment; 4 1/2 hours of pure art time.  Current members work in watercolor, acrylic, pencil, ink and oil (oil mediums must be odorless), each with their own table and immediate access to a full kitchen and bathrooms.

 Membership in the group requires a one-time payment of $20 plus $5 for each monthly art session.  The GBA meets every third Saturday of the month throughout the year from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM.   Since we rent space from another organization, their needs of the parish hall take priority and on occasion meetings may be moved to another Saturday or cancelled.  Such changes are usually known well in advance.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23, 2012:
The manager for the September 2012 Bowie Library exhibit is Lionist Guimbellot.  The exhibit will run from 10 AM Saturday, September 1 till 10 AM Saturday, September 29, 2012.
June 23, 2012:
Our next membership meeting will be September 12, 2012 and is the start of our 2012-2013 year.  The Guild does not meet in July or August.

Additionally there will be a planning meeting in August with interested members to generate ideas and plans for the coming year.
June 13, 2012:  
We concluded our final meeting of the 2011-2012 year on June 13 with a presentation by a fabric thread painter, Susan Levi-Goerlich who paints with a sewing machine. Of her stitched works of art she says, “Using my 30 year-old sewing machine as a noisy paintbrush, I blend and mix colors by layering threads. Painterly effects are created by thousands of stitches. Texture is achieved by determining the movement of the fabric under the needle.”  Her artistic creations and descriptions of her technique are shown on her website:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

GBA meeting:  Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7 PM at the Kenhill Center (Old City Hall) in Room 214.  We will award our Bowie High School visual arts scholarship to Brooke Armstrong.  Brooke will be attending the Maryland Institute College of Art.  All members are encouraged to attend the event and hear her discussion of her art.

We will discuss officers for next year and will continue the discussion of digital media and images.

Our June meeting will feature a fabric artist who uses thread painting as her medium.