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ALOC Meeting Reminder: Dec. 14th at noon

christmas ornamentALOC meets Saturday, Dec. 14th, at noon at Beardall Senior Center, 800 S. Delaney Ave, Orlando.


  • ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON (Pot-luck)  and  MEMBERS ART SHOW.  Bring one new artwork (gallery ready/framed and wired) per member (not exhibited in previous ALOC art shows), no size limit. Five annual cash prizes will be awarded.  Joan Turzak van Hees will award the Charles Turzak award in her father’s honor.
  •  POT LUCK: Bring for Luncheon:  A-I bring main dish; J-R bring salads or side dish; S-Z dessert. (ALOC provides coffee,tea).
  • Bring artwork for Silent Auction Fundraiser  of Mini-Art:   2 x 2”, 2 x 4”,  3 x 3” , or 4″ x 4″ paintings with easels ( 1 category) with  minimum bid: $6. Plus, new 2nd category: up to 4 ½” x 6”  with min. bid of $10.   Maximum of 3 Mini-artworks per member. 50% of sale price to ALOC/50% to artist. Register your paintings by 11:45.
  • Pick up your art work:  from “Forces of Nature” exhibit  at  The Hub, New Smyrna Beach.   Contact  Marianna Ross (  (407)647-1510 to make alternative arrangements.
  • Pick up your art work:  from Univ. Club show.  Contact Shalini to make alternative arrangements: (Shalini’s classes are on Tues 1-4 and Sat 10-4.)                                                                                                              
  • Dues:  please pay dues to Treasurer Alan Lindenmuth  for 2014 Directory and ALOC activities.
  • 2014 Directory : Send your 300 dpi self portrait photos  and address changes to Anne Pullin at or 407-260-0771 before February 1 with your self-photo.
  • 2014-2016 Slate of Officers : Tom Carmon-Pres.; Dee Haberkorn-Vice Pres.; Christine Waalewyn, Sec. ; and Joyce Aide, Treas. Nominations taken from the floor. Directors to be appointed by  the  new President.
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ALOC Meeting Reminder: Nov. 16th at 1:30

aloc meetingALOC meets Saturday, November 16th, at 1:30 pm at Beardall Senior Center, 800 S. Delaney Ave, Orlando.


  • Business briefing/announcements
  • Demo:  TBD
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ALOC Meeting Reminder: October 19th at 1:30

rememberALOC meets Saturday, October 19th, at 1:30 pm at Beardall Senior Center, 800 S. Delaney Ave, Orlando.


  • Business briefing/announcements
  • Deliver one  artwork for The Hub, New Smyrna Beach(Nov 2-27 ). Size: 18 x 24” or smaller,gallery ready, labeled with entry form and  wrapped in plastic, plus $10 check to ALOC  . Optional: Simple black frames  to unify the show. Sales comm. is: 60% to artist/40% to The Hub.                                                                                                                                                            –Theme: “Forces of Nature”.-Reception: Saturday, Nov  2, 4-8 pm, provided by the Hub .  Gallery Talks by ALOC artists at 6 and 7 pm during reception. Other opportunities to “talk up ” ALOC  : Fri Nov 8 and Nov 15, 5-8 pm.  during Members’ Open House receptions.-Pick up Art work at Beardall  at the Dec 14 Holiday Luncheon/Members Art Show.
  • Demonstration:  Shalini Tandon will be  demonstrating Batik.
  • Refreshments (please bring snacks to share)

Reminder:  Pick up work: Wed, Oct 30, from the Beardall Center, Art Room,  2-4 pm.

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Celebration of Life today for Berto

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Celebration in Memory of Berto Ortega, Sunday, Sept. 29th at Polasek Gardens in Winter Park.  Bring your favorite appetizer and beverage to share as well as memories of Berto and paintings.  Time:  5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

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Call for Artists

paint tubeOrlando Folk Festival at Mennello Feb. 8th/9th, 2014.  Closing date for applications is October 15th. Further info is here:

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ALOC Meeting reminder–September 21st at 1:30 pm

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ALOC meets Saturday, September 21st, 2013, at 1:30 pm at Beardall Senior Center, 800 S. Delaney Ave, Orlando.  Hope you had a nice summer.


  • Business briefing/announcements/
  • Deliver artwork (1 to 2 pieces of new work, no size limit) to this meeting for the University Club of Winter Park Show (Sept 26-Oct 29,2013).   The theme isGlimpses of Winter Park.” Application form should have been sent to Eliza by Sept 2  for labels and price list. Work must be wrapped in plastic or bubble wrap, wired for hanging, and labeled. Bring $10 fee to participate in show (payable to ALOC).  Work will be stored at Beardall until installed Sept 25th.  No individual work will be delivered to University Club.    For additional info, please contact co-chairs Arlene Kartak, or Eliza Pineau,
    Oct 13–University Club reception. 2-4 pm. Members bring food, drinks. Cash awards and ribbons will be awarded by Ken Austin, judge.
    Pick up work: Wed, Oct 30, from the Beardall Center, Art Room,  2-4 pm.
  • Demonstration:  Linda Brant, on her Project:  Honoring:

     “My current art practice is an exploration of the concept of honoring.  Honoring human and non-human animals can take many forms ranging from traditional burials and furnerary rituals to everyday acts such as sharing stories, pictures and memories.  This diversity is reflected in my art work, which includes sculptures made from bones and found objects, photographs, interviews, field work, mapping and participatory pieces. 

     On Saturday, I invite all of you to help me make a map of honoring, as you understand it.  Everyone will contribute something to the map. You might contribute something written – such as a poem, quotation or story. Or, you might draw, paint or sketch something.  You might even contribute something like a small sculpture made from paper, clay or bone.  You can work directly on the map, or pin your piece to the map.  

    The medium you use is up to you.  You can interpret the theme of honoring in any way that you like.  I would encourage you to make something small, since all of the pieces will be assembled on a map which is about  36 x 42 inches.  Bring whatever materials/supplies you like to work with.  There are no limits or restrictions.”

  • Refreshments (please bring snacks to share)
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RIP Berto Ortega

bertoIt’s heartbreaking to report that our friend and fellow artist, Berto Ortega, died unexpectedly on Monday in Wyoming.  Our hearts go out to his family in this traumatic time. We grieve for the tragic loss of such a wonderful, generous and caring person.  He mentored many artists in the community with his kind and thoughtful guidance and his beautiful art.  His friendship was priceless and will not be forgotten.  We will miss him greatly.

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Plein Air Paint Out/Workshop in Mount Dora

pleinair1Artists of all skill levels are invited to paint the scenic Mount Dora waterfront, quaint downtown or rural scenes. Artists may join in the sunset Paint Out at Lakeside Inn and a day of painting at the Village Market. Prizes are awarded.  Featured Artists: Brenda Hofreiter and Cynthia Mason

Artists may also hone their skills with instruction from renowned painter Bill Farnsworth.

Paint Out in Mount Dora Nov. 9th through the 14th.  Fee is $25. 

Workshop with Bill Farnsworth is Nov. 10th through the 12th.  Fee is $350 (includes $25 paint out fee).

Opening Reception and Awards: November 15 6pm to 8pm
Exhibit runs to December 28


Mount Dora Center for the Arts
138 East Fifth Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Phone: 352-383-0880



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“The Art of Fellowship” show opening at Crealde Sept. 6th

Missed Opportunity by Gayle Bell

Missed Opportunity
by Gayle Bell

You’re Invited!

The Art of Fellowship in Painting & Drawing will showcase the diverse palette of artwork from emerging artists in the Painting and Drawing department at Crealde School of Art.  Established in 1978, the Crealde Fellowship Program has provided the opportunity for participating artists to fine-tune their skills by working closely with instructors in a nurturing artistic environment.  The Program has mentored hundreds of students over the years through this work-study exchange and many former Fellows have become professional exhibiting artists. The show is curated by Painting and Drawing Director, Henry Sinn.  Participating artists include ALOC member, Gayle Bell, along with Daryl Golden, Terri Rickerson, Mary Lidke, Trisha Ezzard, Darius Capers and Jan Hurt.

Where:  Showalter Hughes Community Gallery at Crealde, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, Florida 32792  PH: 407-671-1886
Opening reception, 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 6. Show will be on view from September 6 to January 11

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