Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce ABO was held
at the newly renovated SMAA Gallery on April 26th, 2012.
Over 45 people attended, many who were there for their first time!
The SMAA artists made new contacts with the opportunity to personally meet new art patrons while the Chamber of Commerce members networked. SMAA artists Paul DeRyke and Vince Marsillio demonstrated their painting skills and Lynda Stevens demonstrated the setting up and use of a tiny table top weaving loom. A nice array of desserts & punch was organized by SMAA artist Judy Ferguson.
SMAA Board Vice President and Chamber of Commerce member Cindy VanSchoyck (far right) greeted everyone.
Artists Lois Reist and Anne Arthur, SMAA Board Treasurer Joan Ford catch up while artist and SMAA Board President Vince Marsillio begins his painting demonstration and artist Judy Ferguson setups the nibbles and drinks table.
Amercian Cooler's Mary Heighton, artist Sandee Willis and Chamber of Commerce Mary Springer.
Artist Paul DeRyke demonstrates the acrylic monochromatic underlayment that is the basis for many of his oil paintings.
Artist Lynda Stevens demonstrates the warping of a tabletop loom.