"Contemplation," 24x36, by Marilyn Hoback Cronk

The August Artist of the Month is Marilyn Hoback Cronk. A special exhibit of a body of her work is featured in the Guild Room at Gallery Los Olivos through September 3rd.

Marilyn has developed an expressive approach that is uniquely her own - a recognizable stylistic "voice". The artist notes: "Surface texture is fascinating to me. Seeing the richness of aged patina on metal, rusted surfaces, old paint peeling to reveal layers of colors beneath. Applying various papers to build up texture on the canvas, overlaid with transparent glazes, attempts the effect."

As director of the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art in Solvang, California from 1995 to 2003, in addition to the general management of the museum, Marilyn was also responsible for the arrangement and installations of exhibitions in the museum’s fine art gallery with work from local, regional, national and international artists.


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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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To view or download more information about the Artists Guild and
special events, click on the highlighted links below.

KEY ARTISTS GUILD CONTACTS -- This is a list of the officers and other key volunteers, with their person e-mail addresses. For members or others who need prompt responses, work off this list.

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.

ARTISTS GUILD MEMBER WEB PAGES -- A growing number of Artists Guild member web pages can be accessed here.

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 -- This monthly meeting of local artists includes 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.

NEWSLETTER -- The current Artists Guild e-Newsletter can be accessed and read here.

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.

CONTACT THE ARTISTS GUILD -- If you have any questions about the Artists Guild, feel free to contact us via this e-mail link. Note that many browsers no longer support the automatic addressing, in which case you should cut and past the following e-mail address into your e-mail syste: ArtistGuildSYV@gmail.com

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