Participants in the Nature Artists’ Guild’s Fall into Winter Encounter have been busy outdoors this autumn collecting nuts, leaves, twigs, pine cones, berries, feathers, and other natural treasures and stashing them away in boxes or bags, as well as taking photos and making sketches.
At the start of the new year, out come the treasures, the paints, the pencils, the canvases, the paper, the sketches, and the photographs as the artists begin creating. Participants will be creating one montage per week for the following six weeks, or if they choose, one grand montage using all their collected materials. According to Merriam-Webster, “montage” can be defined as an “artistic composite of juxtaposed more or less heterogeneous elements”.
Beginning in January 2018, photos of completed montages will be posted on this website in the Member Artwork section. There is still time for industrious members of the Guild to participate by catching up with the collecting phase before the creating phase begins. Those interested can sign up by contacting Evelyn Grala, whose contact information can be found in the Yearbook. Evelyn will continue to send informational and encouraging e-mails to participants throughout the project.