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We will greatly miss our friend and President, LANIS MONFRIED. Most of you will remember Lanis's unfailing effort to make our organization a welcoming place to be. Her wonderful botanical paintings are an inspiration and her devotion to family, friends and gardening will be remembered and will continue to give us comfort.

Welcome to the Community Arts Association's new and very different 2020/2021 season. For at least the first 4 months, our programs will be accessible to members via the Zoom format. Our program director Glenda Haas as lined up some very interesting artists - many of which we may not have approached since they live a great distance from Allendale, NJ - but via the internet, here they are! Our October demonstrator will be Cayce Zavaglia, whose work has to be seen to be believed! Invitations will be sent to all members prior to the October 13 meeting.

October 2020: Cayce Zavaglia makes elaborate embroidered portraits, all hand-sewn using cotton and silk thread or crewel embroidery wool. The direction in which the threads are sewn mimics layered brush strokes; so much so that the detailed works’ true nature is only revealed on close inspection.

The image is meant to be viewed from the front only, but the artist was also interested in the messy image on the reverse side of her work. She found these hidden views so provocative that she began recreating them in gouache or acrylic. Yes – she painted versions of the wrong side of her meticulous embroideries. Her embroideries look like paint and her paintings look like embroideries!

The results are truly original and have to be seen to be believed. Check it out at www.caycezavaglia.com

To check out the exciting programs for the rest of the CAA calendar please go to the Calendar page.