Category: General Meetings

General Meeting – May 2018

So many things happened in our General Meeting in May!

Brian Zampier did a great, and humorous retrospective of his artwork and to top it all off, he juggled too!

Can you say prolific? Below are just a few pieces of his art, and journals, shown by Brian Zampier, during his retrospective. Works also included Brian’s needle-felted alphabet and some of his sculptures made using a plasma cutter.

Paul Freeman Awards were presented as well as a Lifetime Membership Award to Leslie Winakur and Maggie Gillikin. The handmade boxes presented to them contained handmade art from the members!

Side note: Don’t forget to turn in our membership forms and dues! Fernando, our Membership Chair made it a point to “demonstrate” how he will “squeeze” the members who have not turned in their documents!



April 2018 General Meeting

During this hands-on meeting, Maggie Gillikin taught us all about the history of the pencil! She showed us the many different kinds out there and how they truly are one of the most versatile and valuable tools out there!

Drawing a tree, using layers and pencils
Introducing members to many kinds of pencils, some we had never seen before
It was a fun hands on meeting
Maggie demonstrates how to safely use a single-edged razor blade to sharpen pencils to a fine point
Maggie shows how a line of tarnished silver can be used as a drawing instrument
Such concentration! It was a fascinating, hands-on experience
Tree layers

March 2018 General Program

Calligrapher James Ferrell Presented his works to the group.

James Fazz Farrell and SACG Members
Original Works by James Ferrell
Original Works by James Ferrell
Original Works by James Ferrell
James sharing his personal story as a calligrapher

February 2018, General Meeting

For January’s Meeting, there was a Volume of the Saint John’s Bible on display. Monica Brooks explained the guild’s participation in the Pony Express program at the Briscoe Western Museum. President, Suzan O’Connor lead the business meeting, before the viewing of “The Illuminator”, a fascinating movie about the making of the Saint John’s Bible. Below are images of some of the books that were on display before the movie.

January General Meeting

Lively Romans, presented by Beth Morton!