"Forest Treasure" (pewter, mixed-media), 16x12, 2014
by Irina Malkmus

The Artist of the Month for November is Irina Malkmus. Her work will be on display in the Guild Room of Gallery Los Olivos from November 5 through December 2. There will be a reception for Irina in the Guild Room on Saturday, November 8 from 3-5 pm.

Irina's explanation of her work is as follows:

"Pewter embossing combines old art metal techniques known as chasing and repoussť. Repousse is the modeling or embossing of thin malleable sheets of metal with hand held tools to create a 3-dimensional decorative design.

"My original artwork on pewter is embossed by drawing the design on the reverse with pressure and then working both sides to make the design prominent and add details. The work incorporates various methods such as; gilding, embossing, patina effects, etching, engraving and chasing. I use color as well. All the pieces have protective coating to prevent tarnishing.

"The theme of my artwork is a response to the natural world, in particular the fantastic and magical metamorphosis of nature."



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About the Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley

The Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization open to all artists and supporters of the arts. Its purpose is to encourage artists to grow in artistic ability, to enable them to exhibit their works for sale, and to promote artistic awareness in the community-at-large.

The Artists Guild's primary permanent venue is in Gallery Los Olivos, which is located at 2920 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 and is open daily 10 - 5.

Approximately 120 members support Guild activities and are eligible to show their original fine art in the Guild Room at the Gallery Los Olivos. Guild membership includes both amateur and professional artists, who work in a wide range of media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, collage, mixed media, color and B&W photography, photo-based digital art, and fiber art.

The Artists Guild is wholly staffed by volunteers and sponsors many art activities, workshops, and scholarships for promising young artists.


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MEMBERSHIP FLYER & DUES FORM -- This Membership Flyer includes a form for joining the Artists Guild as well as a form for current members to pay the annual dues.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ARTS & QUICK DRAW -- Quick Draw and other SYV events are coordinated by SYV Arts. Reach their new web page here.

ARTISTS SALON -- These meetings of local artists include a broad spectrum of artists and people interested in the arts, whether or not they are Artist Guild members.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME PACKET -- This packet includes guidelines for exhibiting art in the Guild Room.

SCHOLARSHIPS -- Information about the Artists Guild Scholarships for graduating High School seniors can be accessed here. See also the form that is used to apply for these scholarships.

MEMBER RESOURCES -- An index of member resources, including a copy of the Artists Guild HANDBOOK and an ENTRY FORM FOR INGATHERINGS, is found here.

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GALLERY LOS OLIVOS -- For information about Gallery Los Olivos, its artists, and its fine art offerings, go to its web page via this link.