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The CAA 2018 - 2019 season began with the September 11 meeting at the Trinity Church, 55 George St., Allendale, NJ. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm with refreshments and an Artist of the Month contest. Guests and new members are always welcome. Our October meeting featured artist Gabriela Dellosso. Our November General Meeting will feature Phyllis and Victor Merriam. Like us on Facebook at CAA Community Arts Association.

November 13, 2018: Phyllis and Victor Merriam collaborate throughout every step of the process of their artwork, combining digital photography with traditional printmaking techniques. Choices are made as they discuss and experiment. They select the images that they want to develop, experiment with processes and media to create variations of each image, and produce an image that retains elements of the original but evolves through the surprise of process. Emerging technology is an integral part of their artistic evolution. The Merriams start with no preconceived ideas of the finished piece, thus being independent from a specific interpretation. Phyllis and Victor state: “Our art is a record of our collective thoughts and physical work. We revel in the reveal and want to share our vision with others who can appreciate and share our moments of excitement and discovery.” To see examples of their fascinating art, visit their website

December 11, 2018: Steve Zazenski.
Steve Zazenski, an award-winning signature member of the American Watercolor Society, has been a full time watercolor and gouache artist since 1978. His landscapes of coastal New England, Europe, and the Caribbean evoke the excitement, light, and color of those locales.

January 8, 2019: Afternoon meeting: Critique with Barbara Scullin.
Barbara Scullin, a noted watercolorist and teacher, has had her works published in numerous Best of Watercolor publications.

February 12, 2019: Afternoon meeting: Hiromitsu Kuroo.
Hiromitsu Kuroo has combined the traditional art of Origami from his native Japan with the sense of individuality and self-expression prized in his current home in New York.

March 12, 2019: TBD

April 9, 2019: Amy Silberkeit.
A versatile and award-winning artist, Amy Silberkeit makes detailed drawings and lithographs of landscapes and natural objects.

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.

May 15 and 16, 2019: Workshops with Joseph Gyurcsak

May 15, 2019: Capturing the Essence of Your Subject in Still Life

May 16, 2019: 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.

Monthly Artist: Len Mulé

In the Country

Len is one of our few oil painters, and his realistic style is always beautifully detailed and compelling. This month's pastoral scene is no exception.

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