Virginia Collage Society


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"... to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications."

September 2015 Newsletter                                                                     Fall Issue        

President’s Message

Fall Greetings,

Fall Greetings, School has started, vacations are over, and the Crossroads show is upon us. Welcome back! Ready or not, we are all glad to be here and look forward to the show, and our evening together on Friday, September 18th in Gallery I. Wear a nametag so people can ask questions about our group and collage. Remember we are here to educate the masses about “Collage” as a Fine Art. The Virginia Collage Society was founded by Dare Boles more than a decade ago as an affiliate of the National Collage Society. We have most of our original members still with us, but we are growing and constantly evolving. Our meetings, workshops, and exhibits are always fun, eclectic, surprising, and friendly. We strive for excellence in our work, but we embrace difference and diversity. Our mission is to promote collage and assemblage as fine art, and to learn from the process. Visitors and new members are always welcome. We meet bi-monthly at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA.

Gene Mason Toutsi, president
Virginia Collage Society

Newsletter Editor

Information for the newsletter may be sent to Marti Fann at fannart@comcast.net or call 804-590-9583.

Additional News from VCS

Emma Lou Martin is featured at the Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin St., Dooley Hall, until March 2nd. The exhibit is titled, “Bytes and Pieces”…Collages using computer parts, cell phone pieces as well as found objects from the streets of RVA. There is a reception First Friday, February 5th beginning at 6:30. Fun and not to be missed!

Also she has a new series, “The Art of the Flower” in collage coming to Art Works, Centre Gallery, opening the end of February.

 

 


Emma Lou Martin, "Nature’s Textures", Collage, 9x11, $300
insects, twigs, handmade papers, found objects

Dare Boles has had one of her collages published in
UNITE WOMEN.ORG; WOMEN'S RIGHTS; AN ARTISTS PERSPECTIVE; CATALOG


Dare Boles, "Water Well 1", Collage, 19x25, $400


Dare Boles, "Woman at the Well", Collage, 19x25, $400


Dare Boles, "African Still Life", Collage, 19x25, $400

 

 

Slantwall Show - 2015

 

VCS Luncheon at the Virginia Museum - after the postcard exchange

 

Slantwall Show

 

Photos of 2012 Anniversary Show

 

Photos of the Uptown Show

 

Officers

Office

Name

Email

President

Gene Toutsi

gtoutsi@comcast.net

1st Vice President (programs)

Emma Lou Martin

ELMbluem@comcast.net

2nd Vice President (exhibits)

Janet Visser

janetvisser@verizon.net

Recording Secretary

Dare Boles

calvinboles@comcast.net

Corresponding Secretary

Marti Fann

fannart@comcast.net

Treasurer

Bev Lockwood

bevlockwood@msn.com

Historian

Becky White

beckywhite@cavtel.net

Links

All links open to a new window. Close that window to return to this page. If you would like a link listed email Marti Fann at art4sale@martifann.com

www.nationalcollage.com - National Collage Society

www.bonairartists.com - Bon Air Artists Association

www.crossroadsartcenter.com - Crossroads Art Center

www.artworksrichmond.com - Art Works

www.uptowngalleryrichmond.com - Uptown Gallery

www.metrorichmondart.com - Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association

www.martifann.com - Marti Fann Watermeida Artist

j-p-visser.artistwebsites.com - J P Visser

www.genetoutsi.com - Gene Mason Toutsi Paper-Cutting and Collage Artist

davidturnercollage.blogspot.com - David Turner, Collagist Artist

www.michal-mahgerefteh.com - Michal Mahgerefteh Poetic and Artistic Voice

www.krishanna.com - Krishanna Spencer an eclectic array of talents and abilities...

www.loisshipleyfineart.embarqspace.com - Lois Shipley Fine Artist

www.billkinseyart.com - An Online Portfolio of Artwork by Bill Kinsey

www.brendabickerstaff.com - Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley Colorful Watercolors

www.collagegallery.com - The International Forum For Fine Art Collage

www.ceresgallery.org/boles.html - Dare Boles Art at Ceres Gallery

www.jamesriverartleague.com - James River Art League


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