General Meeting & Art Demonstration
1st Wednesday of every Month at 1:00 PM (PST) via Zoom
Next Meeting: April 5th, 2023
What happens during our general meetings?
Meet and greet. Come interact with the artists in your community!
Announcements of upcoming events
Updates on what's in the works for the Fremont Art Association
FREE art demonstration and Q&A
Artist of the Month (Monthly Members' Art Competition)
Come and join us! Our meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.
March Art Demonstration
The Fremont Art Association is delighted to have Shelly Woollvin as the guest artist at its virtual General Meeting and Art Demo on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 1:00 pm.
Woollvin is an accomplished, self-taught glass and jewelry artist. Her menagerie of spellbinding creations conveys her love of the natural world and her gratitude for the precious moments of life. In reference to her creative pursuits, Woollvin simply says, “I work in my home studio with a small torch, some glass and my imagination.”
Following a virtual tour of her studio, Woollvin, in her demo, Handmade Lampwork Glass Landscapes, will showcase two kinds of landscape beads in the style of Murano glass. With the tide pool bead, consisting of a beach scene, she will demonstrate how to manipulate the shape of glass and add movement to it. With the second landscape bead, she will show the process of preparing and shaping its background and then drawing a silhouette on it with thin strands of glass.
Woollvin’s creative journey was catapulted in 2015 when her husband and son gave her a Hot Head Torch and some sticks of effettre glass. Fascinated and immediately hooked, she honed her skills in making beads and then turning them into beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. It didn’t take long for those around Woollvin to take notice of her alluring work. What had started as a hobby would eventually lead to the launch of Perle di Vetro, her artistic practice. Today, in addition to her creations of wearable art, Woollvin mostly sells her magnificent beads to other artisans.
Woollvin’s evocative beads depicting ocean scenes, sea creatures, tidal pools, trees, wildflowers, and celestial objects, give perfect form to our feelings and experiences and compel us to marvel at the splendor of our natural world.
You may view Woollvin’s work at:
Join us for a captivating demo by Shelly Woollvin as she shares her passion for wearable glass art. The meeting (free to attend) will be held via Zoom. Participants must register in advance and will receive the Zoom link via email.
Artists of the Month
Artist must be a Fremont Art Association Member in good standing, and must be present during the meeting.
One entry per artist.
Piece being entered must be original work, preferably created within the last month - no older than a year. (No prints/reproductions, or any work done as part of a class/course/workshop)
Entries must be photographed and sent to Tetiana Taganska at email@example.com with the subject header "Artist Of The Month" no later than 6 pm (PST) on the evening before the meeting. (Ex. For a meeting on 02/03/2021, submit no later than 6 PM (PST) on 02/02/2021.)
i. Must use the subject line: "Artist of the Month" on the email submission.
Also send the following information:
Title of the Piece
Price if available for sale (or indicate NFS - Not For Sale)
"Framed" or "Unframed" if applicable
Non-members may not submit, but may participate in voting via Zoom during the meeting. All voting is anonymous.
Artist of the Month is all virtual - No artwork will be displayed in the gallery, but will be shared on the website and on FAA Social Media.
Artwork listed for sale can be purchased through the FAA. Send any inquiries via the form below and please be sure to reference the piece.
February 2023 Artists of the Month Awardees
Title: winter blossoms Medium: Watercolor and ink Size: 10x20 inches Price: $120.00
“Struggle in Nature”
Medium: Processed photo
Title: Three's Company!
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Size: 11x14 inches