Charles Hill, President - Lynwood Artists

"While Piedmont Arts serves the cause of the arts in the community, the
Lynwood Artists has served the needs of the individual artist for over 40 years."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall 2010 Open Working Studio On Watercolor & Oil Painting Schedule

Roland Guidry's Open Working Studio on Watercolor and Oil Paintings:

• October 9, 2010 - Noon to 2:30pm - The above photos are from our Oct. 9th meeting.  See video clips of Roland's watercoloring class at

Out next classes will be moved to Studio 107 at the following dates and times:

• October 23, 2010 - Noon to 2:30pm

• October 30, 2010 - Noon to 2:30pm

• November 20, 2010 - Noon to 2:30pm

Bring your supplies and be prepared to have some fun!
Note: Everyone has to be out of the classroom by 2:45pm on Saturdays

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 14, 2010 - Workshop

Roland Guidry led another educational workshop on sketching, sculpting and photographing a still life and 2 live models.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Our July 31st Workshop Lead by Roland Guidry

Roland Guidry Modeling For Figure Drawing Workshop

Our Saturday, July 31st Workshop at PAA, lead by Roland Guidry, was fun and educational. 10 members were in attendance.

He talked about the importance of creating a pleasant work environment for oneself before delving into an art project.  This allows the creative part of the brain to take over first, making the creative experience more rewarding.

Roland led and modeled for several fun figure-drawing exercises.  The drawings were  then shared and critiqued. 

Iris Gillispie modeled for one of Roland's exercises. While posing, she sketched the class while they sketched her.  For this exercise Roland also ask the members from the Writers' Club to sketch Iris with their words (on paper) and then they were invited to share what they had written.  Roland gave a very good talk about the differences in writing styles.

Sam Davis, gave a mini lesson on lighting and composition for taking pictures of people.

All-in-all, Roland provided everyone with a wonderful learning experience.

We look forward to Aug. 5th's Open Workshop, which will be held at Studio 107 instead of PAA, for this date only, from 1 to 3pm and Aug. 7th's Workshop, held at PAA, from 10 to 12:  continuing with figure drawing, sketches and color - also lead by Mr. Guidry.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hospital Show Info

The Hospital Show will run from Aug. 10th to Oct. 22nd.  

Receiving for the show will be Monday, Aug 9th from 9 -11a.m., in the Hospital lobby.

Please bring a maximum (not a minimum) of 3 (2-D) pieces of your art work to the Hospital. 

Do not forget your paper work for each art piece.

There will only be room to hang approximately 25 pieces. We thus reserve the right to choose which pieces will be hung, though every effort will be made to hang at least one piece from everyone. Any overflow of work may be picked up at PAA at a later date.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Figure Drawing & Photography Workshop

We are in the process of organizing a free Saturday Figure Drawing & Photography Workshop for Lynwood Artists & PAA Partners - time from 10am to noon.

With a model,  both drawing/ painting/ sculpting artists and photographers will benefit.

Please select (at poll to the right) all the dates that you would be interested in attending. 

If we get enough interest we can then set a date and move forward.

Friday, July 16, 2010

2010 Smith River Cleanup

Lynwood Artists News:

Brian M. Williams - Education, Outreach and Conservation Coordinator - of the Dan River Basin Association, spoke to a few Lynwood Artists members on July 15th at Piedmont Arts.  The topic was about the Basin's Smith River clean up project which is scheduled for August 21st, in Bassett's "Horseshoe" section of the river.

With the help of last year's 80 to 100 volunteers, Brain reported that they pulled out 13 1/2 tons of trash: plastic containers, beer cans, glass bottles, plastic bags, tires, car parts and frames, a tomb stone, appliances and much more.  They were removed from the river and illegal dumps near the river and had to be hauled away to the county dump. 

Brain extended an invitation to the Lynwood Artists to come out and help with the clean up efforts.  He suggested that there may be plenty of items that artists could find and use in creating their art.

For more information on this important project contact Brian Williams at:  #276-634-2592 or go to their website at

To help inspire you, here are a few links to sites featuring artists turning trash into art and profit:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Charlie Knighton - Woodturner

Charlie Knighton, Lynwood Artist member, is also a member of the American Association of Woodturners. Charlie is working on his first wood sculpture and will keep us up-to-date on his progress with photos posted here at this site. Tune in often to follow his work.

For more info on the American Association of Woodturners click below:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Artists In The Window

Charles Hill, President of the Lynwood Artists and Roland Guidry, LA member, spend a few hours a week painting in the window of the new Café at Arts & Deli owned by Linda Artis.

Iris Gillispie, Program/Media Director of the Lynwood Artists, approached Linda about producing a live Internet broadcast show, from her café, about the artists in Martinsville, VA.  Until the details of her broadcast are worked out, the artists will be practicing their talents in Café's window.

Watch for the artists in the window, and stop by and say hello, they will be glad to talk with you on their art techniques.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 8th Meeting

We had 9 attendees at our June meeting. 

Our main focus was on how to spend the club's money and how to help build a stronger artists' community.

Workshops, events and luncheons were brought to the table for discussion.  And a discussion on how to use live broadcasts to benefit the artists, club/s and community was held.

A June 18th informal social networking event is planned at the Cafe at Arts & Deli from 5pm to 8pm. 

Everyone is responsible for their own meal tab.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Expressions 2010 - Awards Show - May 14, 2010

Photos from Expressions 2010:
Charles Hill, Live Broadcast, Winners, Jane Iten, Graham Park, Iris Gillispie, Kay Finch, John Christian, Odessa Via.

View video of Expressions 2010 awards show held at Piedmont Arts, Martinsville, VA.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Expressions 2010 - Installation

View video recordings of the installation here. Or view 1 recorded segment below.

View a slide-show of photos taken on the blocking and installation days here.

And a big thanks to the following people who helped with this year's art installation:

Tina Sell
Charles Hill
Sam Davis
Mary Powell
Iris Gillispie
Graham park
Celia Tucker
Charley Knighton
Mike Dameron
Kay Finch
John Finch
John Christian
Kathy Farley
Rowland Guidry
Jane Iten

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Expressions 2010 - Receiving - Step One

During this year's Expressions 2010 receiving process, we had close to 200 pieces of art work entered for the competition.

Next week the judging, blocking and installation of all this wonderful art work will take place. It is an interesting and lengthy process!

A big thanks goes out to the following people for their time and hard work for step one of this massive community project:

Tina Sell
Charles Hill
Sam Davis
Mary Powell
Iris Gillispie
Graham Park
Greg Arens
Betty Blessin
Gloria Hodge Hylton
John Christian
Kay Finch
Lynn Berry

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mary Powell - Water Colorist

The April 13, 2010 Lynwood Artists' meeting was held at Studio 107.

Mary Powell talked about her water color skills and tools.

View the video of Mary's lecture at (or view below):

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Works by Charles Hill

These works by Charles Hill are acrylic and oil on canvas.  Visit Charles' blog at:

Saturday, January 16, 2010

President - Charles Hill

Charles Hill accepted his nomination and was voted in as President of the Lynwood Artists for 2010. Congratulations!

Visit his blog.

Vice President - Sam Davis

Sam Davis was voted in to continue his position as Vice President of the Lynwood Artists for 2010.  We look forward to another terrific year with you!

Book: "In Frame 2 Digital Photos - Simply Because"

Lynwood Artists' member, Iris Gillispie, recently published her first photo book entitled "In Frame 2 Digital Photos - Simply Because".

Her photos here are examples of her work that she has taken over the years.

All photos are copyright 2010 Iris Gillispie.

Her book is now available for sale at

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mary Powell - Watercolorist

Mary Powell has worked with watercolors for many years.  She is a Lynwood Artist member.  Theses are some samples of her beautiful work. Click here to see more.

Visit her website at:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shades and Shapes Part II - Photography and Sculptures by Iris Gillispie

Special effects artist turned digital photographer, Iris Gillispie, channels her life experiences into visual creations. Through the digital photography and sculpture on display in this exhibit, Gillispie, seeks to capture her most memorable moments in time.

View details at

View prerecorded video, below, of "Shades and Shapes Part II" by Iris Gillispie and clips of the installation and reception here.

Exhibit dates:  Jan. 9, 2010 to Febr. 20, 2010.

Visit her websites at: - -

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