2014-2015 Programs

Unless otherwise stated, all programs below are free and open to the public, and will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Programs are held at the AAWA location at 4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI.  (Located in the Jackson Square Plaza, parking in front of the building.)  Landmark: There is a cell phone tower on the north-west side of Jackson Road, next door to Jackson Square Plaza  See Map and Get Directions

Following is a brief listing of scheduled speakers. Please refer to our blog, Facebook page, bi-monthly newsletters and emailed announcements for more detailed information.

AAWA Annual Fall Mixer
Sun, Sep 7, 2014, 1-3pm
(Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Join new and returning members at this annual event to kick-off the 2014-2015 season. Bring a piece of your artwork for the "Show and Tell" portion, as a means of introducing yourself to the group. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.
Armin Mersmann (Artist, Teacher, Graphite Drawings & Oil)
Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 7:00pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Armin Mersmann has been called one of the greatest living artists of our time, and is known mainly for his intense naturalistic graphite drawings. He is the artist in residence and head of Adult Art Education at Midland Center for the Arts. His works have been shown in more than 150 exhibitions, and have  won more than 30 awards, including first place award in the Second Annual National Drawing exhibition in Santa Fe, NM.

Amy Cameron & Nathan Rice  (Ann Arbor Art Center)
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 7:00pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Ann Arbor Art Center
Have you ever wondered what art galleries look for when they accept artwork into their galleries and gallery shops? Amy Cameron and Nathan Rice will strive to enlighten us with their presentation, "The Art of the Approach", which focuses on branding, presentation, photography, and contact options. They will also be discussing gallery and gallery shop applications

Sue Holdaway-Heys  (Quilt Artist)
Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 7:00pm (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Sue Holdaway-Heys, a professional quilt artist from Ann Arbor, will discuss her work, which has been exhibited and won awards in the American Quilt Society (AQS) and in many other prestigious national shows, as well as the Ella Sharpe Museum and The Ann Arbor Art Center. Her work is represented in many public and private collections including a doll in the White House collection.

AAWA Holiday Party, Potluck, and Gift Exchange
Sun, Dec 14, 2014, 1-3pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
AAWA members gather for our annual "White Elephant" gift exchange. There will be prizes for those most humorous presents! Please bring a dish to pass. AAWA will provide tableware and beverages.