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Meetings, Demos and Workshops 2018

The Fallbrook Women's Club will be our new meeting place starting in January 2017, every 3rd saturday of the month.  Our new format will start at 9am, 9:30 Critique Session done by guest artist, one piece per member, 10:15 Business Meeting, 10:30 -12 pm Guest Artist Demonstration, Lunch followed by a Workshop from 1-4 pm for those interested

FAA Membership renewals are now due. If you have not paid yet, please bring a check made out to FAA for $45 to the meeting this Saturday, January 20, or mail ASAP to the address on the application form: http://www.fallbrookartassn.org/application.htm

Richard Stergulz to Judge FAA Annual Plein Air Competition & Show and Demonstrate at Apr. 21 Meeting
The Fallbrook Art Association announces their annual Plein Air Competition and Show at Grand Tradition, 220 Grand Tradition Way. This one-day event is open to all artists. Participants can sign in at 10 am, pay their $20 entry fee ($25 for non-members), have their materials stamped, paint any subject on the grounds, and return finished painting no later than 3 pm. This year’s judge is Richard Stergulz. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. The awards presentation will be at 4 pm. For more information see fallbrookartassn.org, and see location photos at grandtraditions.com.

Windows to the Soul
Judge Richard Stergulz is an Illinois native who by the age of eight knew he wanted to be an artist. He graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1983 which began his successful commercial art career. After 12 years of doing commercial art, Richard felt it was time to fine tune his fine art style. He moved to California in 1995 and started painting for himself in a realistic style with a touch of Russian impressionism. "I admire the Russian Impressionists, especially Nickolai Fechin, for their intense brush strokes that exude passion into their paintings. I also admire Norman Rockwell for his amazing drawing ability and the volume of work he produced in his lifetime." Lastly, Richard admires John Singer Sargent for his portrait work. “His portraits give a sense of reality but still have a painterly style which I hope to aspire to.”
Richard works in oils on masonite board. His work is mostly figurative and he has started plein air painting as much as possible. He teaches class four days a week as well as doing demos for most of the Art Associations in San Diego and Riverside counties. His work hangs in galleries in Santa Monica, Idyllwild, and Vista, California. His paintings have won numerous awards from Best of Show to People's Choice.
Stergulz and Leslie Sweetland have opened an art school and retreat called The Green Art House at Pala Mesa Resort 2001 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook CA 92028. Their website is www.thegreenarthouse.org<http://www.thegreenarthouse.org>.
Richard is also the guest artist at the next Fallbrook Art Association meeting. The public is invited to the meeting Sat., Apr 21, at 9:30 am at The Fallbrook Women’s Club, 238 W. Mission Road. The meeting will include a critique for members’ paintings, one work each, from 9:30 am to 10:15 am, followed by Stergulz demonstrating a painting in oil. 
After Richard’s demonstration, he will conduct a workshop from 1-4 in oils. The workshop is open to both beginners and advanced painters, members and non-members.  The cost for members is $40 ($35 to the artist, $5 to FAA), and the cost for non-members is $50 ($45 to the artist, $5 to FAA). 
To register, call Carol Reardon at (760) 731-6677. Participants need to register in advance by sending in checks to reserve a spot.  Carol will then email a list of supplies to bring, and the class agenda.

To register, call Carol Reardon at (760) 731-6677. Participants need to register in advance by sending in checks to reserve a spot.  Reardon will then email a list of supplies to bring, and the class agenda.



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