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Meeting Schedule


Meeting Schedule for our 2014-2016 season


( we would like newbies to see what we have been doing!)

We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 10am-12pm, September through May. The meeting location will be posted prior to the upcoming meeting, although unless noted otherwise we will meet at the Palisade Library, in downtown Palisade.. Members will receive an e-mail with more details before each meeting.

Our first meeting for 2015-2016 is September 2nd. See details below.

 To PALS MEMBERS, new members, and guests:

 Our next PALS meeting is:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
10:00 am-  Palisade Library meeting room
This is our first meeting of the 2014-2015 season.
Vera Mulder will do a demo on the BATIK method of decorating cloth using wax and dyes. A short business meeting will follow.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
"Artsy Fartsy Yard Sale"
8:00 am-3 pm
Aspinal Drive & Main, Palisade, CO
This is a sale to raise money for the PALS Peach Blossom Art Show next April 2015.
If you would like to donate items, call Arden at 464-0440
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
10:00 am- Palisade Library meeting room
Art Blom will do a demo "Painting Oils with a Palette Knife"
Short meeting following demo.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
10:00 am- Palisade library 
Gary Clapp, a sumi-e artist, was originally an engineer, then practiced patent law, and has moved here to the Grand Valley from New Hampshire, to enjoy semi-retirement. He has been working in watercolor for fifteen years and has been working in the Eastern tradition for nearly seven years. He has taught sumi-e (Japanese brush painting) classes and workshops, has taught his adaptations of Japanese and Chinese painting techniques to contemporary subject matter such as western landscapes, and has demonstrated sumi-e on community television. His ink-wash art is a delight to watch! He is represented by The Oakley Gallery in Grand Junction.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
10:00 AM- The Artist Haven
We will experiment with Japanese painting, a nice follow up to last month's demo by Gary Clapp (see above). Susan Metzger is kind enough to bring books (on Japanese painting & calligraphy), rice paper and some supplies to share, members will need to purchase their own brush, ink. We will each need to bring 2 dishes to hold water and a small flat tray for rolling the ends of the brush. It should be a lot of fun! Don't miss it!
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
10:00 am--Palisade Library
Renee Herring is a mixed media, alcohol inks and textile/fiber artist. She has been teaching alcohol ink classes for the past few years in the Grand Valley and has exhibited her artwork  - cold wax/oils, acrylics, alcohol inks, and collage – in various shows in Denver and the Grand Valley. One outcome of her artistic endeavors, is creating silk fusion art pieces. She will bring many bundles of silk roving, demo the silk fusion technique in various stages, and show examples of finished pieces. Renée is inspired by her love of nature, the complexities of colors, and by a sense of playfulness to create her art. Don't miss this one!!
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
10:00 AM--Palisade Library
We will discuss PALS participation with the Roller Dam project/exhibit and have a discussion of the group's new direction and club events.
Please bring a painting to show and/or for critique.
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
10:00 AM- Palisade Library
We will discuss in more detail our PALS Roller Dam project and work on Dam paintings from photos. Bring a painting to critique as well. We will discuss the movie "Rembrandt" the group attended as well.
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
10:00 AM -Palisade Library
Barbara Churchley will be doing an oil painting demo. A nationally recognized artist in both oils and pastel, she has been published in several art magazines and won numerous prestigious awards. Her personality is infectious and her talent a joy to watch. She is a great teacher so I know we will have fun and come away with some valuable new tips and information. Don't miss it!
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
10:00 AM- Palisade Library
Our first PALS meeting of the new season will be held at the Palisade Public Library on Wednesday September 2nd, at 10:00 am. Come join us and share your thoughts and ideas. We hope to begin a new direction that is geared towards group painting, workshops, learning and having fun! Please attend, bring a friend and let's reinvent this group! Please bring your annual $20 dues, and fee for the upcoming workshop with John Lintott.  PALS WILL BE DOING monthly "assignments". Remember this is not mandatory, but it will be fun to see how each person interprets the theme. and why they painted it. Can be any size, any medium, doesn't have to be matted or framed. Just have fun with it. And don't feel bad if you decide not to do it! Others will, so we can still have a fun "show & tell". :-)
October- Shoes
November- Fall Colors
December- Warm Thoughts (good luck on this one!)
January- Favorite Childhood Memory or Item
February- Self Portrait
March- Wind
April- Pets
May- Candy
The October workshop we have scheduled will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 10 am to 2 pm. at the Artist Haven.
 John Lintott will be introducing "how to add realistic aspects to our landscape paintings."
Most of you know John from the years he owned his gallery and studio on Main Street.
He is an extremely talented, full time working landscape artist and we are thrilled that he will begin our workshop season.
 This four hour workshop will be geared to oil and pastel artists as the working concepts are very similar. The workshop fee is $45.00 for members. Artists to bring all their own supplies.
Space is limited, if interested in taking part in this workshop please let Lise ( )know, ASAP .We need to know, if there are not enough participants the workshop may have to be cancelled so please sign up now.
Deadline for acceptance into workshop is no later than October 1. Fee to be paid by the deadline date.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
10:00 AM- Palisade Library
 Bring your "homework" assignment "SHOES" (not mandatory if you chose not to participate) and we will sign up any last minute workshop people. If you didn't pay your annual dues, please do so at the meeting. Any paintings you would like critiqued, bring them too.
Since November's assignment is "FALL COLORS", we can discuss a group paint out in October while the trees are pretty, decide on a great place to gather, bring a bag lunch, then see what we all painted at the November meeting.
Don't forget the Lintott workshop is next week. Any questions should be directed at this meeting. Hope everyone is out enjoying the beautiful weather right now!
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Paint out- Connected Lakes
We will gather at Albertson's parking lot (across from Dos Hombres in the Redlands) at 10:30am and carpool to Connected Lakes for those who do not have a state park pass. Bring a bag lunch, it looks to be a beautiful day! We should have some awesome "fall colors" paintings to show at the next meeting!
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Bring your "fall colors" paintings, if you did not go to Connected lakes and you have an autumn painting you have done elsewhere, bring it along! It's show and tell day! We will also discuss the details of the upcoming November workshop with J.C. Borders of Moab. And, we will also discuss our Holiday PALS lunch in early  December. Details to come. There will be new challenges, workshops and demonstrations planned for 2016, so bring a friend to a meeting, we are always open to guests and getting (hopefully) new members!  
PALS November Workshop
When.... November 11, 2015
Where.... Artist Haven
Time.... 10 am to 2 pm
Cost.... $45.00 for PALS members, 
             $65.00 non-members which includes this years membership dues.
JC Borders a well known pastel artist from Moab is scheduled for our November workshop... 
He will be teaching pastels using black paper as the background.... Artists interesting in this workshop should contact either Carolyn (, Jeanette ( or Lise (
Artists to furnish their own supplies with the addition of black pastel paper. This is our final workshop in 2015 and should prove to be a good way to end this season! 
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Palisade Art Lovers Christmas lunch at the Wine Country Inn. Details will be sent out to members as soon as they are confirmed. Bring your December "homework" painting to the luncheon, the theme is "Warm Thoughts" (this should be interesting!).
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
10:00 AM, Palisade Library
Members will bring their "homework" from December, "Warm Thoughts" as well as January's assignment "Favorite Childhood Memory or Item" to show. As always, you can bring a painting for critique as well, and bring a friend! We will sign up for the upcoming workshops on  January 20th and another one tentatively February 11th (more to come on this one). See below:
January PALS Workshop:  Wednesday, January 20th, Palisade Library, 10-3 PM with a one hour lunch break from 1-2pm (library closes for that hour)
"All About the Journey" with Bev O'Neil
 This workshop will be one of discovery. Coming from an accomplished award winning pastelist, Bev will lead you in how to learn to break out of your mold and build your own style.  She will talk about her process, demo, and explain crucial components to a successful painting, such as composition and foregrounds.  She is open to specific questions, and will help in finding solutions to problems that might be recurring in your work. Painting is a constant learning process and Bev will guide you through this process of exploration and address common difficulties that can create frustration. When obstacles can be resolved early on, a successful painting will surely result. Don't miss this opportunity to grow! Visit Bev's website at
 Supply list:
pastels/oils  (whatever you are comfortable playing with)
paper, any kind you prefer to use (we will be working small)
reference photo/s
Wednesday, February, 3rd, 2016
10:00 AM, Palisade Library
We will bring back the blind contour drawings we did at the last meeting, "embelsihed" to show the group. Also our assignment for this month is a "Self Portrait". It can be any size, realistic or whimsical. We will also confirm sign ups for the February 11th workshop, to be held at the Palisade Library meeting room.
February Workshop: February 11th, 10-3pm  with a one hour lunch break from 1-2pm (library closes for that hour)
 "Understanding Color and Creating Your Personal Palette" with Rebeca Dierickx
The PALS workshop for February will be by local artist Rebecca Dierickx (a former PALS member). She is a very talented artist who will be sharing lessons based on color theory. We will each be doing 3 exercises, working small (8 x 10 or smaller), in either oils or pastel (whatever suits you best). She will teach and give us exercises to do, to learn about values, hue, complimentary colors and how to make our own personal palette best suited to each of us.
We need to bring:
* a photo reference or two, the same photo in color and one in black and white (some will be there too)
* oils or pastels, a brush or palette knife if working in oils, paper towels, easel or table easel
* a drop cloth (there will be carpeted floor)
* 4 or more 8 x 10 (or smaller) canvases or pastel papers
* a color wheel/value scale if you have one (there will be some to share)
This should be very informative, fun, and a great learning experience or refresher on why colors and how they work together, is so vital for a successful painting. You will walk away with an extremely valuable tool in making the best color decisions for your next painting.
WHO: Rebecca Dierickx
WHERE: Palisade Library Meeting Room
TIME: 10 am-3 pm (break from 1-2pm)
WHEN: Feb. 11th, 2016
We don't want to miss this informative and great learning tool to improve our paintings! Rebecca is very fun and a great teacher!
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
10:00 AM   Palisade Library
Gail Austin will be doing a paint along watercloor demonstration. Bring paints to join in!
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
10:00 AM   Riverbend Park, Palisade
Nancy Lewis will be givng us a talk and demo on how to paint plein air. Bring your own paints/set ups and a bag lunch. We wll be at the covered picnic pavillion on the left by the parkng lot. Dress warm as it may be chilly first thing in the morning but it looks to be a beautiful sunny day ahead!
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016   (last meeting of the season before our summer break)
To be announced
These meetings can be subject to change. Plenty of prior notice will be given to members and a notice will be posted on our website if there are any changes .
Come and see what we are all about.
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Dues are only $20/year!
For more information:
2015-2016 PALS President,
Jeanette Falconetti



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