A Message of Encouragement

As we go through these challenging times, it’s important to remember who we are as artists. We are creative. We know how to think outside the box. We know what it’s like to work under pressure and fix problems.

Behind the Scenes

Each year, the Art Show Committee works to improve various aspects of the Annual Art Show based on feedback from members and visitors. The old Sales Gallery panels, covered in black cloth, was a sore spot for many. Difficult to clean and hard to hang art on, the panels were due for an update. With a little re-engineering, new panels emerged that were mobile and easy to use.

Plein Air Paint-Out

Another great day of art, this time at Depot Park.  The air was fresh, the sky was blue, and the artists gathered to enjoy the day and paint the scenes to be found in the park.  

May Meeting & Demo

Our May program featured a demo by artist and member, Sandy Scott. A pioneer in the world of alcohol inks, Sandy introduced us to working with inks on canvas. We are loving it!

Campbell House Exhibition

The month of April saw the artwork of more than 30 Sanford Brush & Palette Club members featured at the Campbell House Galleries in Southern Pines. The exhibition was called “55 Years of Art” in honor of the club’s 55th anniversary and provided a glimpse of the sparkling creativity that visitors to the upcoming Annual Art Show in October will find.

Streetfest Fun

Jeannine Reese and Everett Cox were among the many folks at Streetfest in downtown Sanford this weekend. Both volunteered to work with visitors on mini-art projects. It was a fun experience!

March Meeting & Demo

The SBPC kicked off our Spring season with a meeting on March 23rd. Our program featured artist, Sandra Lett, and the art of acrylic pouring. Members and guests listened intently as Sandra explained about paints and pouring medium. Following her demonstration, many tried their hand at creating their own masterpieces.

First Meeting of 2019

The SBPC held its first meeting on January 26th at VFW Post 5631. Newly elected president, Everett Cox, updated the membership on our upcoming events this spring. Following the meeting, Emily Thompson gave a demonstration on some of the basics that many artists struggle with – value studies and perspective.  Triangles and circles and squares, oh my! 

Plein Air Painting Checklist

Spring in a Sanford field.

Planning to participate in the SBPC Plein Air Paint-Out? Here are some ideas of things to bring along to make sure you are outstanding in your field…