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CREATIVE MEET-UP

Like to create with pencil, fiber, paint, paper, or are you a mixed media artist?  Enjoy making jewelry, beading, sculpting or wearable art?  Meet-up with others who do too!

On Sunday, November 13, from 2-4 pm, join artist at the Salt Valley Arts Studio to have some creative fun, food, and be a part of what's happening at the SVA Studios!  Open to all, The Salt Valley Arts Studios are located in the EHM Senior Solutions Professional Building, 400 Russell Street, Saline, Michigan.  For more info email info@saltvalleyarts.org

THE COMMUNITY MITTEN PROJECT

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Once again Nancy Miller is coordinating The Community Mitten Project to create sweater mittens.  All mittens - or the sale from the mittens - will be donated to Saline Area Social Services!

Nancy with be teaching FREE classes to make these mittens.  Join Nancy to cut mittens on January 17 and 18 from 10am to 3pm or to sew mittens on January 19 from 10am to 3pm.  Don't forget to bring sharp scissors, your machine, or reserve one of our

 

machines, as well as thread, bobbins, and a ripper.  Details can be found here or by emailing info@saltvalleyarts.org

TAKE THE MASQUER-AIDE CHALLENGE

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This community wide Masquer-aide Challenge donated all entry fees to the Taylor Jacobsen Art Scholarship Fund of the Saline Leadership Institute.  Taylor Jacobsen was a well loved Saline art educator.  The Taylor Jacobsen Art Scholarship Fund was established by the Saline Leadership Institute in his memory to provide access to art classes through Saline Social Services.

 

Artists paid a $10 entry fee to create art inspired by their interpretation of the word MASK.  A Reveal Party was then held to reveal the artists that created each piece.  Guests were encouraged to create wearable masks at the party to get into the fall spirit

 

Artwork will be on display from October 10 through November 9, 2022, and must be picked up on Friday, November 11, from 10 to noon unless other arrangements have been made.  Further details on all parts of this community challenge can be found here or by emailing info@saltvalleyarts.org.

THE SUMMER 2022 ART BUCKET LIST CHALLENGE IS ON

The Summer 2022 Art Bucket List is now on display at The 109 Cultural Exchange through September 23, 2022!  SVA challenged artists to be inspired, motivated or pushed to create artwork inspired by our Art Bucket List.  

SUMMER 2022 ART BUCKET LIST

  • Design something unique for yourself to wear

  • Create artwork that incorporates a special photo

  • Make artwork that starts with your own fingerprint

  • Make your own picture frame

  • Tie dye something unusual

  • Up-cycle an old pair of shoes into artwork

  • Create artwork using only natural elements 

FREE MOSAIC ART QUILT CLASS FOR MEMBERS

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 On July 27, 2022,  Nancy Miller demonstrated how to make a Mosaic Mini Art Quilt, a technique she learned from Art Prize Winner Ann Loveless.

To learn more about events like this, join Salt Valley Arts today on our membership page! 

WE'RE RESTRUCTURING!

On Wednesday, June 1, at 7 pm Salt valley Arts' board hosted a zoom meeting to explain how we are restructuring to better meet the creativity needs of our members. Click here if you want to learn more.

FREE GLUE RESIST FOR MEMBERS



 

On Friday, April 29, 2022, Salt Valley Arts hosted a free, members-only glue resist demo and hands on class led by our artist Stacey Harper.  Stacey generously donated her time, materials, and knowledge to a full class at our EHM space.

 

To learn more about events like this, join Salt Valley Arts today on our membership page!

ARTI GRAS 2022

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Sum of the Parts II

Our collaborative art installation is complete and indefinitely hanging at The 109! Click any square to enlarge!
 

Salt Valley Arts divided up a well-known work of art into an eighty piece grid and over 58

1 Kerri Brannon - watercolor
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2 Cindy Deery - watercolor
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3  Emily Stofflet - oil pastel
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4 Eli Zemper - paint chips and ModPodge
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5 Chris Grant - acrylic, tissue paper, watercolor
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6 Celia Fellin - fabric
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7 Becky Bohnett - fabric, netting and thread
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8 Stacey Harper - fabric and acrylic paint
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9 Karen Losey - wool roving and Sharpie marker
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10 Becky Fry - towel, pillowcase, and fabric
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11 Jan Fleming - fabric, gesso, acrylic
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12 Michelle Sanford - gesso and acrylic
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13 Cheryl Clark - yarn and paint
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14 Amy Everett
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15 Stanley Ferguson - acrylic
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16 Chris Grant - acrylic.tissue paper, watercolor
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17 Terri Pattison - gesso and watercolor
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18 Cheryl Wagner - gesso and acrylic
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19 Richard McGuire - colored pencil and watercolor
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20 Carla Sally - knit and embroidered yarn
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21 Carol Pirkola - thread painting
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22 Terri Pattison - gesso and watercolor
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23 Katherine Downey - wallpaper samples and self-leveling gel
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24 Jill McGinn - watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, Dorlands wax, and glitter pen
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25 Chris Grant - acrylic, tissue paper, watercolor
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26 Cathy Harmon - acrylic, paint pens, watercolor, washi tape
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27 Kristy Lerma - acrylic paint and acrylic paper
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28 Linda Klenczar - gouache and acrylic
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29 Cathy Cieglo - acrylic
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30 Helen Martin - needlepoint yarn, fabric
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31 Ann Stofflet - oil pastels
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32 Joanne Spangler - paper collage and liquid acrylic paints
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33 Pat Staffoerd Sturk - burlap, catalogue pages, painted scraps of paper, crayon
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34 Richard McGuire - watercolor with pen and ink
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35 Jane Rossi - watercolor, colored pencil, and fabric
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36 Cathy Koning - acrylic
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37 Cindy Baxter - craftsticks and markers
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38 Sandy Webster - knit and crocheted yarn
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39 Jan Fleming - gesso and acrylic paint
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40 Pam Householder - inks and fluid acrylic
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41 Julie Daleiden - acrylic paint, fabric
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42 Gay Halseth - vintage fabrics, beads, embroidery threads, and sequins
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43 Aron Peterson - acrylic, tissue paper and watercolor
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44 Ella Kniffin - latex wall paint
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45 Cindy Baxter - acrylic blanket yarn
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46 Val Mann - watercolor, stamp, glitter
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47 Cindy Baxter - watercolor and acrylic paint on watercolor paper
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48  Cindy Baxter - oil pastels
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49 Sophia Shark - acrylic
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50 Nancy Miller - wool sweater, jacket with felt, and thread
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51 Jan Fleming gesso.acrylic.fabric C10 R06
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52 Sara Swanson - acrylic
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53 Sandy Webster - acrylic paint
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54 Dianne Butler - fabric and beads
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55 Pearl Topping - paint, hot glue and staples
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56 Dianne Butler - fabric
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57 Chris Grant - acrylic, tissue paper and watercolor
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58 Cindy Baxter - acrylic paint and scrapbook paper
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59 Lynn Quick - acrylic paint
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60 Carol Pirkola - fabric and thread
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61 Kathy Rhadigan - spackling compound and acrylics
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62 Liam Eye - acrylic paint and quilled paper
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63 Terri Pattison - gesso and watercolor
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64 Sandy Webster - acrylic paint
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65 Cindy Baxter - cut paint samples and gloss gel medium
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66 Alice Chamberlain - cork, fabric, elastic band and watercolor
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67 Peggy Tiani - acrylic, ink, white glue
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68 Cindy Deery - watercolor
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69 Piper Daleiden - fabric and acrylic paint
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70 Cindy Baxter - drapery samples, tassels, edging and glue
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71 Sara Swanson - acrylic
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72 Lisa Amador - acrylic
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73 Mary Bowe - glue and acrylic
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74 Cindy Baxter - lentils, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, net mesh
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75 Teri Pattison - watercolor, gesso
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76 Mary Schmidt Dunham
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77 Becky Fox Batik - fabric, wool thread, cotton thread, fabric trims
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78 Reeti Rouse - watercolor
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79 Kathy Rich - packing paper and mod podge
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80 Hellen Bennett - art paper, watercolor, watercolor paper and matte medium
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artists in our community purchased squares to reproduce.  From traditional painting to knitting to packing paper adhered with mod podge, our artists reproduced each square in a medium of their choice!  And then we began installing The Sum at The 109 Cultural Exchange in Saline, with new parts being added every few days.  As the artwork was revealed, everyone was invited to guess the art - even our artists didn't know which artwork it was or even which direction of their piece was up!  

 

Congratulations goes to Teri Pattison for being the first person to submit a correct guess of the artist and artwork - she choose a one year membership to Salt Valley Arts as a prize!  Four other guessers - Amy Goode, Jan Fleming, Michelle Sanford and Kimberly Phillips - were randomly chosen from all the correct guesses to receive a $5 gift card to Carrigan’s Café!