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The CAA 2018 - 2019 season began with the September 11 meeting at the Trinity Church, 55 George St., Allendale, NJ.

Spring brings several important events in the CAA calendar. In April, members have the opportunity to participate in an art show sponsored by the Ringwood Manor Art Association, receiving date, April 6. The show will run until May 1st. May 4 is the receiving date for the CAA Annual Members Show and the Hawthorne Library. Please see the Calendar page for all the details.

May 14, 2019, General Meeting – Joseph Gyurcsak.
An oil and watercolor painter, Joseph Gyurcsak specializes in plein air painting. His paintings transcend the techniques that created them and capture the light and atmosphere of the fleeting moments of life during which they were painted. His interior, still life, figure, and landscape paintings communicate the essence of his subject matter with a bold approach. As an art materials expert, Joe is the Blick Resident Artist/Utrecht Brand Manager. A versatile artist and highly regarded instructor who has lectured and demonstrated throughout the U.S., Joe is a member of the Salmagundi Club, Signature Member with the International Society of Acrylic Painters, and Bold Brush Signature Artist, Oil Painters of America. During his program at our meeting, Color Theory: Unlocking the Mysteries, Joe will reveal the keys to better color perception and manipulations through a lecture and series of exercises. He will address value, chroma intensity, pure vs. hue, tint strength, color manipulations, mass tone/under tone, color temp, and paint making. His website is www.josephgyurcsak.com

May 15, 2019: Joe Gyurcsak Workshop: Capturing the Essence of Your Subject in Still Life.
In this class, Joe will discuss composition, drawing vs. volume, value, color, edge control and paint manipulation. He will present all prima demos that will help students see and understand how to establish a successful start and finish in a single session. Personal assistance, group disccussion and critiques will be provided throughout the day. You may work in watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic or pastels.

May 16, 2019: Joe Cyurcsak: Workshop: Abstract Realism: Creating Spontaneous Painting in Your Media of Choice.
This class will help you to see the big picture and construct movement and action in your initial brush mark making. The focus will be on the flow of colors, loosening up and creating strong contrast. Students will learn how certain movements will guide viewers to the center of interest, creating powerful and selective compositions. The instructor will illustrate the lessons with painting demonstrations. Artists may work in watercolor, acrylic mediums or oil.

Monthly Artist: Jennifer Merz

You Never Come Back

Jenn Merz's beautifully detailed collage is one of a series of works created for a book she is writing about the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, which resulted in the deaths of many workers, all women and children. In addition to collage, Jenn is also an accomplished oil painter.

View Jennifer Merz's page