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January 2018 ALOG Meeting
Our members gather monthly for some welcome camaraderie, a short business meeting, and a presentation on some aspect of the visual arts. This might be a “tour” of the artist’s work, a demonstration of an interesting technique, or even business topics such as how to market your art.
Visitors are always welcome.
ONLINE FOR NOW
Because of COVID-19, we have canceled our in-person member meetings, so member meetings will be held online instead -- we still get together, hear our regularly scheduled speaker and share our art.
WE MEET EVERY MONTH
Following our business meeting (board announcements, etc.) and guest speaker (see below), we use the remaining time for community time and artist sharing. Have a photo of your work that you would like to share and be prepared to say something about it. You will be able to show something from your computer screen or share a photo. Members may invite a guest.
HOW IT WORKS
You will receive a Zoom link prior to the meeting. If it’s your first Zoom, sign in early to be sure your computer or other device is ready. During the meeting you will be able to see the presentation and hear the speaker; for the last part of the meeting, members will be able to have the floor to ask the speaker questions, as well as show their work, announce news, and just chat.
I am so excited that we are making this happen! Please come and join us!
Our Next Meeting
As you know, because of COVID-19, we had to cancel our physical member meetings for the remainder of this year. Our March member meeting will be online through Zoom! So, while we are socially distancing ourselves, we will stick together and hear our regularly scheduled speakers and share our art.
The meeting will be held at our regularly scheduled date and time of
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm.
The agenda will be:
Business Meeting (board announcement, etc.)
Guest Speakers: ALOG's very own Marge Wasson and Amy Lance
Register in advance for this meeting by emailing email@example.com to request registration.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
THE ART OF COLLABORATION
Marge Wasson says she’s been wandering through a visual smorgasbord all her life; most of the time she just didn’t realize it. One day, a twisted scrap of metal on the sidewalk caught her eye. With her little point-and-shoot camera at hand, she started shooting all the neat lines and shapes, lights and darks, bumps and holes she discovered. End of story…until, months later, she found that forgotten memory card at the bottom of her purse. It took her awhile to figure out what the images were about…but when she remembered, wow, what fun to find so much to see in something so ordinary. Fast forward to 2015 – the Art League of Germantown Spring Exhibit. ALOG members busily chatting about their work. There, Marge and fellow member Amy Lance got to talking. Amy creates stunning work in watercolor and collage, but she also writes poems, and suddenly they were hatching a plan to join up Amy’s verses and Marge’s photographs in a book that would integrate their respective work, and now, in 2021, the book is about finished! “Making this book has itself been an amazing creative experience for both of us - a journey of discovery, sharing, negotiation, compromise, looking and listening, seeing and hearing, exploration, and joy. We’re eager to share our collaborative journey with you.” – Marge and Amy
About Amy Lance
As a fine artist, I work primarily in watercolor and collage, and exhibit locally in juried and non-juried shows. I am a member of the Washington Water Color Association and the Art League of Germantown, where I served on the board for several years.
Before retiring in early 2020, I enjoyed a long and varied career in writing and editing for federal agencies, nonprofits, and private companies.
In recent years, I’ve ventured into creating books. These are indie-published small editions, where I have free rein to experiment with writing, design, illustration, typography, and handmade construction. One of my favorites is a collage-illustrated story commemorating, of all things, a lively family pillow fight with an unlikely contender. My current collaboration with Marge Wasson will be my sixth book.
Examples of my artwork can be seen at www.amylanceart.squarespace.com
About Marge Wasson
I create contemporary photographic images in black & white and in color; favorite subjects include botanicals, architecture, common objects, and graphic vistas. I began showing work in 2011, have exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, and have twice earned Best in Show for Photography. My work can be seen in homes, offices, and commercial spaces in the Washington DC area, New York, Florida, West Virginia, and elsewhere in the U.S., and in Speyer, Germany.
I am a member of the COMPOSITE Fine Art Photographers exhibition group with two other photographers, and I am currently nearing completion on my first book, a happy collaboration with artist and writer Amy Lance.
I am a Board member and immediate past President of the Art League of Germantown. As a marketing and association management consultant, I produce creative messaging and materials, branding, training events, and strategic marketing for my clients.