Painting of the PMAA Show easels and panelsMarian and Irene met with Devin Jain and two of his workers at 8:30am at the Kyle Center to coordinate the painting of the easels! The parking lot was covered with plastic first, then the city staff carried the stands up from the storage area. The easels were set up and painted and makeshift saw horses used to paint the panels on.Marian supplied muffins and cinnamon rolls and Irene supplied cold pop and water. Everyone pitched in and the painting went quickly and the team was done by 2:30pm..... the city staff returned the stands to the basement of Kyle. Special thanks to the Devin Jain and his workers. We would like to thank the PMAA members that spent the day painting!Irene Giesbrecht, Marian Hazelwood and husband Ivan, Marjorie Turnbull and husband Alan, Christine Yurchuk, Wendy Milne, and Pat Meakin.......People that were not able to be there all day but gave us a few hours: Helen Ramsay, Peggy Scott Dunn, Pat Hill and Kuang Tseng.
In Memory ofJoan Rusby
Passed Away November 1, 2016
Joan was a member of PMAA for almost 40 years. She was loved for her acserbic and hilarious sense of humour as well as her unique paintings such as "Waiting For". This acrylic painting was chosen by the City of Port Moody in 2007 as part of their permanent collection. Our sympathies go out to the family especially daughter Sally, who faithfully chauffeured Joan to our meetings and events.
"Waiting For" by Joan Rusby
The Port Moody Art Association Launches Scholarship:
In honour of or 50th year, the Port Moody Art Association is very pleased and proud to be presenting a scholarship for $500.00 to a graduating student from Port Moody Senior Secondary School. The student will be one who has shown ability and interest in pursuing a career involving Fine Arts whether it be in print making, fabric art or painting. They will be furthering their career in an accredited program at Emily Carr or Langara college, or a university. The student will be chosen by teachers involved in the arts programme in school district 43. Our club's philosophy is one of fostering artistic development of our members through workshops and demos by well known artists. Our club is known for the professional quality of shows we exhibit and the high standard of work of our many members. We feel we are in a position to help a young enthusiastic student further their dreams through this scholarship.
The Port Moody Art Association's 49th annual show and christine YURCHUK's art was showcased in this TriCity News article:
"There won’t be much time for Christine Yurchuk to rest on her laurels this fall. Last month, the Coquitlam painter showed her watercolours in Scenes from Western Canada, a two-week exhibit on Granville Island for active members of the Federation of Canadian Artists — a title she achieved nearly 30 years ago. This month, Yurchuk took part in a group show at Place des Arts called Capture Coquitlam, a nod to the city’s 125th year. ... read full article here"
peggy SCOTT-DUNN presented her watercolour artwork to Port Moody Council on Tuesday. They sent her a thank you email: " ... You are a great public speaker and I’m so glad you got into the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of the painting. I think people have a greater appreciation for art when they know more about the piece and the artist... " Link to Arts News and her presentation
January 18 2016:
Was our first live feed video projection artist demo. This system replaces our overhead mirror which could not be relocated to our new meeting space. Thanks to Jane Appleby for being our test subject!
January 10 2016: In Memoriam
Long time club member Gwynneth Halliwell passed away. We will miss her sweet personality and charming garden paintings.
January 2016: 13 New Members are welcomed!
The Port Moody Art Association is pleased to welcome the following new members: Serene Campbell, Teesa Christie, Marion Eals, Fatemeh Yadollah Farsani, Josephine Galang, Phillip Lui, Margaret Manery, Nickey McLallen, Wendy Milne, Ayeesha Nasser, Ann Marie Oktaba, Erich Sedlacek and Elitza Spasova
The Port Moody Art Association moves meetings to Kyle Centre to find enough space to accommodate strong attendance numbers.