10:00am - 12:00am.
Yarmouth Town Hall, 1146 MA-28, South Yarmouth, MA
& on ZOOM
(All members will receive a zoom invite via email before the meeting.)
GUEST INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST: KATE NELSON
Call for Member Submissions!
The Yarmouth Art Guild
Here, There and Everywhere:
YAG Artists View the World
307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth
November 7 - December 3
Please complete Entry Forms below a.s.a.p. Members must have paid their 2023-2024 membership dues to be eligible to enter up to two paintings for this, our biggest show of the year.
Deadline for Completed Entry Forms.
Registration & Drop Off Artwork
Between 10:00 am and noon.
A nominal registration fee ($15.00 for first submission plus $5.00 for an additional submission) will be collected at this time. Please have payments available in check form, made payable to Yarmouth Art Guild. Thank you.
Installation. Thanks to Molly Demeulenaere and the Cultural Center Team for hanging our show.
Reception 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
Please sign up to bring food or drinks for this event at time of Registration.
Closing of the exhibit.
Pick up your artwork 10:00 am-noon.
Charlotte Simpson is pleased to be able to facilitate the 2023 Fall show. If you have any questions, she can be reached by clicking the button below.
We need our own team to help Registration run smoothly on November 6th. Training will be provided right beforehand. Please plan to arrive at 9:20am and contact Charlotte if you are able to help.
"Buck's Harbor" by Leslie Altman
YAG Fall Events
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Dennis Public Library
"Pastel Day" by Rae Rylander
Instruction, demonstrations and critiques by accomplished fellow artists
Opportunities to connect with other artists and the greater arts community
Participation in group and individual shows at venues on Cape Cod
"Bucks Harbor" by Leslie Altman
September 2023 Guest Artist
"I am a wordless poet, therefore I paint"
"My houses are a way of being in the world"
Thank you to Mary Moquin for a lively and enlightening exploration of color, shape and what it means to be an artist and for opening your studio and sharing your expertise with our members.
Mary starts by choosing her color palette.
In her journey to understand color, Mary has created dozens of color wheels and charts. She uses these to choose her palette, know how one color combines with another, and to remember how she made certain colors.
Mary advises using a limited palette and often uses analogous or complementary colors.
She began by sketching with oil or water based crayons (Caran d'Ache available on amazon)
Mary often uses a computer program like
“Pixelmator” to experiment with blocks or color.
She started, as she often does, with the color thesky. But she never “always” does anyhing.
Next she began to fill in the basic shapes with acrylic mixed with Liquitex clear gesso.
Over the next several days, she will finish this painting in oil mixed with cold wax. Though she begins with a yellow sky, she expects to finish with a lavender one.
Mary likes to paint on plastic in part because of the ease of cutting it to the size. But she has used a variety of different materials including papers and canvas.
She makes her own frames from specially milled maple to create a simple and elegant effect. By framing all her paintings in the same way, her shows have a cohesive overall appearance, and she avoids those tiresome requests to “just swap” frames. Check out Mary’s video on making your own frames on Youtube.
Mary doesn’t clean her oil brushes, just wipes them off and stores them in a sealed plastic container in a mixture of safflower and clove oil. The clove oil, about 10%, keeps the mixture from thickening.
Thank you, Mary, for a wonderful presentation.