June 2013 - Welcome!
The Villages Art League (VAL) is made up of artists working in various mediums and at diverse skill levels. We are residents of The Villages, Florida and welcome other Villages residents that are interested in art to come join us.
We meet at 9:00am on the first Monday of each month at the Saddlebrook Recreation Center. Saddlebrook is located on Buena Vista Boulevard near the Polo Field and Softball Complex.
Note: Member Directories: The new Member Directories were given out at our April meeting. If you did not get yours please feel free to pick one up at the next meeting.
What's Your Name?? Please remember to wear your VAL Membership badge to our monthly meetings. It is so much nicer to be recognized by name.
VAL May Artist of the Month for June - Bill Main
Please see the Artist of the Month page to learn about our honorees and browse our archives of past honorees.
Arrachme is coordinating the selection for Artist of the Month. If you would like to be considered, contact Arrachme at 828-230-6613.
Membership Dues: Dues are $10. Please make your check payable to the VAL and see Leda Rabenold, Membership Chair, at the next meeting or mail to Leda.
Planning Ahead: July: Summer Art Festival - “Monet’s Summer Garden Show” We need volunteer artists to demo in our ”Artistry in Motion” feature for the Festival. September: Our first judged show - ”New Reality - Inspired by the Masters” at La Galleria. November: The VAL Artists Showcase will be at the Savannah Center.
Check out our Facebook page! - To join, go to Facebook.com, then Search for: The Villages Art League. The VAL page has been set up as a members only page so that your information can only be shared with members of VAL. Once you reach this page, you may request to be a member. Once the Administrator receives your request to join and verifies your identification, you will receive a confirmation. If you have difficulty finding the Facebook page for VAL, please contact Catherine Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to assist you.
VAL Bank Exhibit: VAL members interested in exhibiting their art at Citizens First Bank on 466 can contact Diane Andrus at (352) 751-4824.
Please visit the "Other Activities" page for details on opportunities, including:
- AHA Workshops (Artists Helping Artists)
- Acrylic Painting (Rebecca Schwartz)
- VAA Oil Paining (Roger Sherman)
- Operation Shoebox (Lee Asta)
VAL Workshop Schedule:
Mondays 9:00 am - Noon, Saddlebrook Rec. Center, Fox Glove Room
Thursdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Mulberry Rec. Center, Arts & Crafts Room
Saturdays 8:30 am - 11:00 am, Paradise Rec. Center, Charlie Chaplin Room