FAAS Events/Newsletter

June, 2017 Meeting:

Will Daskal
Wednesday's June 14th Forks Area Art Society meeting features artist Will Daskal. As always is the enjoyable Show and tell segment of attendees work. 7 - 9 PM, Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040.
Will's bio: 

Will Daskal is an energetic, highly motivational, multi-award-winning artist who has studied transparent watercolor, oil and acrylic painting techniques with numerous internationally, nationally and regionally well-known artist/instructors. Will and his work have been featured many times on BRC-TV Channel 13’s Evening News, ViaMedia’s Art in the Valley, BRC-TV Channel 13’s Talk of the Town with Kim & Marie, and almost two dozen telecasts of BRC-TV Channel 13’s Out in the Open with Alex & JoAnn Zidock.

Will’s paintings are highly collectible and are held in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Will simply loves to perform at club demonstrations, area painting workshops and always shares all his painting tips and secrets with his eager students, as he teaches them the “Thrill of Painting”. His current work may be viewed on his website at http://www.WillDaskal.com.

Will now specializes in private painting instruction, as well as providing watercolor, oil, mixed media & acrylic workshops to art groups and civic organizations throughout NEPA and the Lehigh Valley. He is a Past-President of the PAINT BOX ART CLUB (Nazareth), a past Executive Officer and Treasurer of the Pocono Mountains Art Group, and he currently serves as Vice-President of POCONO WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATES (Cresco).

Will strives to show that painting can be rich and dramatic. Will envisions artistic inspiration everywhere he travels, painting simply for sheer enjoyment and spiritual gratification. His artistic creativity is predicated upon a primal energy that flows within him. The natural world is beautiful and filled with exciting possibilities, and he feels infinitely blessed to be able to observe and explore so much or it through his art. His paintings are rooted in bits of reality, as well as his own personal existence, forming a springboard for situations he might observe or imagine.

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The venue for FAAS:
Forks Township Municipal Building
1606 Sullivan Trail
Easton, PA 18040

FAAS Members Plein Air Painting and Picnic
June 25th FAAS will be holding a Plein Air Painting event and picnic for members of the society. Painting starts at 10:00 am for those who wish to participate. The picnic starts at 12:00 pm. There will be a "white elephant" sale on lightly used or new art supplies, books etc. FAAS is asking for folks to go through their supplies, anything they don't want or use, and to put very reasonable price stickers on their items to sell at the picnic. Any money received will go to FAAS for the Cottage upkeep costs.
Country Meadows is kindly supplying the burgers and hot dogs. The board will be in charge of supplying the drinks. We will have a sign-up sheet going around at our meeting for people to sign up and bring covered food items or you can register by sending an email to forksartsociety@gmail.co

Upcoming FAAS Demos:

  • June: Will Daskal, oil painting.
  • July: Siesta Time! (No meeting)
  • August: Thomas Kosa - Smoke Art and Photography
  • September: Jackie Shoup – Watercolor

Events (FAAS and local events): 

  • June 14th thru August 16th - The Pocono Watercolor Associates Watercolor Wednesday Workshops - The cost for 10--3 hr workshops is $105.00. Sessions will be held from 9-12 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tannersville, PA. Instructors are Will Daskal, John James, Cathy Zateeny, Lurene Nakielny and Tim Weaver. To register, send your check made out to Pocono Watercolor Associates to: Linford Werkheiser, 110 Falls Drive, Cresco, PA 18326. Include your name, address, phone number and email address with your check. Questions? Contact Linford at werkly@verizon.net or phone 570-629-0089.

  • June 13th: ACE’s May Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 PM in Room 108 of the Williams Center, 317 Hamilton Street, Easton PA (on the Lafayette College Campus on High Street between McCartney and Hamilton Streets). This month’s presenter features artist Mike Kondel whose work is currently on display at the Brick and Mortar studio in Easton’s Center Square. The mission statement of this recently formed non-profit group theatre is to enrich the ever-growing artistic community of Easton, Pennsylvania, by providing exceptional theatrical entertainment.
  • Wednesday July 5th (drop off): Call to Artists: The Gallery at St. John’s is issuing a “Call to Artists” for their July/August exhibit “Sharing” (defined as “to enjoy something with others”). The gallery is looking for any visual expression or media on this theme. There is no fee to enter this show and will accept 1 to 3 pieces, space permitting. The dates of the show are July 9th through August 20th with drop off on Wednesday July 5th. To request an entry form, please call 610-258-6119 or email stjohnseaston@gmail.com.

  • Karl Sterner Arts Trail – Call to Artists! The Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Lafayette College and the City of Easton are pleased to announce that they will host “Open Spaces”, an exhibition celebrating the landscapes of the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and the Easton Cemetery in the Grossman Gallery (Lafayette College) that runs July 11-August 19, 2017 (Opening Reception: July 15, 5:00-7:00 PM). Completed works depicting either of the two locations dropped off between June 26 and July 3 will be considered for exhibition. Up to 3 works, from any medium, may be submitted for consideration. There is no cost for entries. Content must take inspiration directly from locations on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail or the Easton Cemetery Awards: Best in Show- $1,000.00 Runner Up- $250.00 Honorable Mention- $100.00; all determined by public vote. The artist winning Best in Show will agree to allow the City of Easton, the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, and the Easton Cemetery to use their winning entry image for promotion. Any questions please email toiaj@lafayette.edu For map information: www.karlstirnerartstrail.org.

  • First Friday of each month - ArtsQuest’s 1st Friday events at the Banana Factory, 25 W. 3rd Street, Bethlehem. Special exhibitions and artists open studios plus much more. Please visit the Banana Factory website for more info: http://www.bananafactory.org.

  • Forks Township Recreation Dept. ‘Sounds of Summer’ and Movies in the Park’ Events and More!

    Sounds of Summer: Concerts are held at the Forks Amphitheater and begin at 7 Pm. The rain dates are the next evening (Thursdays). Free!
    June 28: Truth & Soul 
    July 12: Main Street Cruisers 
    July 26: James Supra w/Sarah Ayers

    Movies in the Park: The movies at the Forks Amphitheater begin at dusk. Free! 
    July 8: Pete's Dragon (PG)
    July 15: Deep Water Horizon (PG13) 
    July 22: Jungle Book (PG) 
    August 12: Zootopia (PG) 
    For information on these activities and all the Forks Recreation department offerings please visit the Forks Township Recreation website at http://www.forkstownship.org/recreation.

Sketch Nights

  • Thursday Evening Sketch Nights. 7:00 PM. Takes place at the Lafayette College Arts. Building on 3rd Street in Easton. The art building is on the left at the bottom of the big hill on Cattell Street. It is the one with the very interesting brick work. The subject is a live nude so discretion should be used when attending.
  • Second Tuesdays, 2015. The Bethlehem 'Drink and Draw' sessions have moved to the South Side Steel Stacks. The sessions are held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. The sessions run from 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM. The cost is $6 and is BYOS. There is live music at each event. Bring Your Own Supplies. 
  • Connexions Gallery hosts two sketch nights each month on the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday. The subject is a live nude so discretion should be used when attending. 213 Northampton St. Easton PA. BYOS.