CARSON VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION P.O.Box 2048 Gardnerville, NV 89410

March 2006 NEWLETTER

Board of Trustees
President Beth Bosmans 782-5606
V/President Michele Johnson 782-6102
Treasurer Helen Martin 782-8852
Secretary Ron Clarke 782-8035

Past Presidents & Member at Large
Michele Johnson 782-6102

CVAA Website:

Gordon Pefley Webmaster

March 24,2006

Time: 1:30 PM

Where: Minden Library

Demonstration by

Arlene Origoni, a Topaz pastel artist


Committee Chairs

Publicity, Janice Frost 783-9626

Historian & Newspaper Editor

          Helen Fanning – 267-9149

Email to: or

Snail Delivery to 2801 Wildhorse Lane

          Minden, NV 89423-8844

Mini Show Nancy Kilburg—783-3462

Carson Valley Show Margaret Biggs 265-3867

H.S. Scholarship Committee Beth Bosmans 782-5606

Refreshment for March. meeting are from Nancy Clarke;




Message from President
Everyone to keep painting because we have a lot of shows coming up and the time really flies by.
We still do not have a chair person for the scholarship show. Please someone come forward and help.

Beth Bosman president

Meeting Minutes

2/24/06, 1:30P
M, Elizabeth Johnson Room, Douglas County Library, Minden

Beth Bosman called the meeting to order.

Helen Martin gave the treasurers report; still very solvent. Need to get more students interested in our Scholarships to use the money in that account.

Nancy Clarke got her Grandson to do some artwork to catch the student’s attention. She and Helen Martin will add the text and clip art to complete the scholarship poster with Helen's. Pam Brekas will get the poster to the three schools at which she substitutes. Beth Bosman has made contact with the counselors to get the posters in place and set-up
the applicant interviews.

Reiko Hervin has done a flyer to get students to apply to the call for the Student Metal Sculpture Competition at the Carson Valley Days Show. Need to get these flyers to the schools.

The CVAA in house show at WNCC Douglas is 3/1 to 3/31. Paintings will be received 10AM to 11:30AM 3/1. The Record Courier was unanimously voted
to choose a painting from the show for their use. The artist, whose painting has been selected, will receive $200. Let Helen Martin know if you don't want to let your painting go for $200. Pick-up from the show
will be 10AM to 11:30 3/31.

Janice Frost found that the Nevada Museum of Art will be featuring a show from the John and Mary Lou Paxson Collection, including some of Winslow Homers work. She will arrange to have a docent lead our tour and reserve space for a luncheon at the museum. We will place our luncheon requests when we arrive. This will be late June or early July.

The CVAA/NAA 4th of July Show at the Carson Valley Inn is still penciled in, but not confirmed. Linda Townsend and Mechelle Johnson will confirm
and reserve the dates. Need to be clear that the number of entries will be limited to avoid the hanging problems from last year. It is thought that Ric Rose is looking into auxiliary lighting for the CVI room. If that can't be done, feel free to move a painting to better light to close the sale.

A reminder was given about the Mini Show in May. The maximum size of a painting is 5 x 7. There is no limit on the frame size, but be reasonable.

Next months demo will be given by Arlene Origoni. See her bio in the newsletter.

Refreshments by Janice Frost were served at 2:00.  Refreshments wiil be by Nancy Clarke at the March meeting.

Respectfully submitted, Ron Clarke

Meeting and Demo

The purpose of our meeting and demo is twofold. First, we have a chance to socialize with our fellow artists and share our experiences in life and art. Second,  we get the benefit of another artist's  insight into how and why he/she does things the way he/she  does. Anne Armijo gave many tips into her technique and tips that make the painting go more smoothly. If your not there you miss these opportunities . See you next meeting.

About the Artist Arlene Origoni

Arlene grew up just outside of Spokane, Washington in a small farming community. While growing up she often went with her grandfather to visit her uncles in Idaho: one of which (Uncle Bill) was an artist. She would sit and draw with him while visiting and occasionally he would surprise her with some new art supplies. It was his encouragement and support which fueled her enthusiasm for painting.

So began her journey at the age of nine she picked up her first paint brush and for the next twenty some years she painted exclusively in oils. Then about ten years ago while attending an all pastel exhibition she was so impressed with the vibrancy of the colors and the forgiving nature of pastel she knew it was the medium for her.

Before moving to Northern Nevada much of Arlene’s energy went in to exhibitions for both environmental and human causes working closely with the Ojai Land Conservancy. County of Ventura In addition to local concerns she has helped to raise the awareness of our endangered species through working with the International Wildlife Foundation and the League for Endangered Species. She continues to paint for local and national causes.

Carson Valley Art Association

Miniature Paintings Art Show – May 2006

PLACE: East Fork Gallery, 1503 Hwy 395, Record Courier Center, Gardnerville, NV 89410

          SHOW TIMES: Friday, May 19 to Monday, July 17; 10 am – 5 pm daily; Tuesday, July 18; 10 am – 2 pm.

          RECEIVING: Entries will be accepted at East Fork Gallery on TUESDAY, MAY 16th from 10 AM – 2 PM


RECEPTION: The community is invited to meet the artists at a Reception on Sunday, May 21st , from

12 noon – 5 pm. A door prize will be given out at the end of the evening.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to CVAA members only.

AWARDS: Ribbons (only) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best of Show

ENTRIES: Registration fees are $5 PER ENTRY for a maximum of 2 entries, and IMAGE SIZE



MEDIA: Watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel/colored pencil, graphics, including original

printmaking, photography, mixed media/collage. .



      must be DRY. All hanging works must be framed and wired to hang. NO SAWTOOTH

      HANGERS, UNIFRAMES OR SET-ABOUTS will be accepted.

JURYING: If the art work does not meet the above requirements or is deemed in poor taste, it will be

Juried out. The Show Committee reserves the right to settle any disputes that may occur.

      SALES: All entries must genuinely be for sale. Checks will be made payable to EAST FORK

      GALLERY which will reimburse the artist, less 15% donation. Artists may replace a

      sold painting with new paintings that meet show requirements at no additional cost.

PICK-UP NO EARLY CHECKOUT. Collect your unsold works at the East Fork Gallery on

          On TUESDAY, JULY 18 between 10 AM – 2 PM. Work not picked up will be subject to

      storage charge of $5.00 PER DAY. Contact Janice Frost 783-9626.

CHAIRMEN: Nancy Kilberg 783-3462 Janice Frost 783-9626;

Carson Valley Art Association
P.O. Box 2048
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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