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2012 Tree Frogs

Group of Several
2012 Tree Frogs
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 in.
2012 Several Amazon Dart Frogs -individual paintings

Group of Several
2012 Several Amazon Dart Frogs -individual paintings
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 48 in.
2013 Tropical Fish

Group of Several
SOLD 2013 Tropical Fish
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 36 in.
2013  Group of Sweets

Group of Several
2013 Group of Sweets
Acrylic on Canvas Board
36 x 24 in.
 
2013  Group of Sweets #2

Group of Several
2013 Group of Sweets #2
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 36 in.
2014 Crazy Cats #1

Group of Several
2014 Crazy Cats #1
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 in.
2014  Crows Galore #2

Group of Several
2014 Crows Galore #2
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 in.
2014 Crows Galore Art Show

Group of Several
2014 Crows Galore Art Show
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 in.
 
2015 Eggs, Roosters or Chickens - Which came first.

Group of Several
2015 Eggs, Roosters or Chickens - Which came first.
Acrylic on Canvas
4 x 3 x 1.5 ft.
2015 Did the Eggs come First?

Group of Several
SOLD 2015 Did the Eggs come First?
Acrylic on Canvas
4 x 2 x 1.5 ft.
2015  Or did the Chicken come first?

Group of Several
2015 Or did the Chicken come first?
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5 in.
2016 Gardens and Gates

Group of Several
2016 Gardens and Gates
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 12 x 1 in.
 
2016 Gardens and Gates

Group of Several
2016 Gardens and Gates
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5 in.
2017 Franklin Carmichael

Group of Several
2017 Franklin Carmichael's 'Mirror Lake"
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 48 x 1.5 in.
2017 Lawren Harris "Mountains and Lakes"

Group of Several
2017 Lawren Harris "Mountains and Lakes"
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 48 x 1.5 in.
2017 GOS studies the Group of Seven Collection

Group of Several
SOLD 2017 GOS studies the Group of Seven Collection
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 24 x 1.5 in.
 
2017 GOS Studies Lawren Harris of Group of Seven

Group of Several
SOLD 2017 GOS Studies Lawren Harris of Group of Seven
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 36 x 1.5 in.
2017 Mirror Lake by Franklin Carmichael

Group of Several
SOLD 2017 Mirror Lake by Franklin Carmichael
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 48 x 1.5 in.
Re Tired

Group of Several
SOLD Re Tired
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 0.5 in.
RE Tired. 2017. Cars

Group of Several
SOLD RE Tired. 2017. Cars
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12 x 0.5 in.
 
2019 Gustav Klimt

Group of Several
2019 Gustav Klimt 'MEDICINE"
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 4 x 2 ft.
2019 Gustav Klimt "Mrs. Adele Bloch Bauer" or "The Woman in Gold"

Group of Several
SOLD 2019 Gustav Klimt "Mrs. Adele Bloch Bauer" or "The Woman in Gold"
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 48 x 2 in.
 
Shows and Events   

January 6- February 10th, 2019 the Group of Several completed the Gustav Klimt two 4x5 ft Composites of the Woman in Gold and Medicine, the Woman in Red.  Many Gabriolans were away for the winter.

May to June 6th, 2019 The Group of Several are hanging the Klimt show again along with 3-4 new pieces at the Professional Centre Gallery, 590 North Road.  On May 18th, 2018 2-4 pm there will be a reception and talk about Gustav Klimt and the education derived by the members.

July 5-7th 2019, at the Gabriola Art & Heritage Hall Gallery, the Group of Several are showing thier collective process in creating a Series or a Composite of works which alternate each year.  They are also showing the best pieces of their membership to Gabriola Visitors on that weekend.

For January 2020, the Group of Several is already working on the Series of Seagulls to hang at the Medical Clinic.  In 2021 the decision has been made to research and paint a Composite of Van Gogh.  

Member News   

The GROUP of SEVERAL evolved from committed artists volunteering with the After School Art Club grades 4-7 of Gabriola Island BC. The Students fundraise and attend of their own initiative, under the guidance of their school.
Judith Madsen, is a passionate art teacher, believes that art helps students think creatively outside and inside boxes; to have a joyful outlet in their lives; to sit quietly and focus; and best of all, to accomplish their own individual work of art.

Since 2006, Judith has been contributing as one of the instructors. In 2013, she agreed to teach the volunteers as well. The GROUP of SEVERAL was formed and took off as strongly as the childrens' group has done. It is now January 2019 and the GOS currently has 7 members.  They have varied from 12-5 members.  The work within the group is strengthening with every show opportunity.  

Exhibiting Opportunities   

 

 
Gabriola Community Medical Centre January 2019 Will be the presentation of two Gustav KLIMT paintings as a Composite piece.   One is Mrs. Adele Bloch Bauer, the Woman in Gold and the second is Medicine, the Woman in Red. 

  • Down the hallway of the Medical Centre will be individual art pieces from The Group of Several in creative attempts to study Klimt's process. 
  • As a group we learned many art techniques creating the Klimt paintings.  Expressionism, use of gold, silver leaf, Klimts symbols, and Egyptian and Japanese styles.  Klimts love of fabrics and design is intricately detailed. 

May 12- June 6th 2019, the Gustav Klimt show is presented at the Professional Gallery 590 North Road. Reception is May 18th, 2019 2-4pm

July 05-07th 2019 The Group of Several will display the previous composite pieces that are in various Art Collections and the current 7 Members paintings at the Gabriola Arts Council & Heritage Hall/Gallery on south road beside the post office. 

Roberts Restaurant, Gabriola BC,  show the ongoing roosters and chicken series.  

 

Members' Exhibits   

We  take on the challenge of a SIGNATURE Composite painting every other year.  

2015 - The FireHall 1910 Painting.  2017 - The Group of Seven two Paintings, Lawren Harris and Franklin Carmichael. In 2019 - The two Gustav Klimt paintings and in 2021 we are planning on learning about Vincent Van Gogh.

The alternate year we create a Topic Series of paintings.  These have included, Frogs, Tropical Fish, Chickens, Desserts, The Masters, Gardens and Gates, Crows, Cars  and in 2020 we are painting Seagulls.  

Meetings   

March 2013 is our anniversary date. Currently there are 5 active members in 2019.


MISSION:  The Group of Several are committed artists who immerse themselves in the creative process by painting, showing, sharing and learning, in an environment of joy, camaraderie and encouragement.

Formal and informal minutes are written for the monthly meetings. There is a yearly membership fee of $20 to cover our costs.
As the opportunity arises, we share individual workshop instruction.
Currently we paint a standard size, 12x12, 11x14 or 12x24 to create a SERIES group painting. Size limits for grouping of themed paintings are frequently 3 by 4 feet.

We  take on the challenge of a SIGNATURE Composite painting every other year.  

 

 

Members   

7members 11/2018

Judith Madsen, Esther Robison, Randi Lynch, Barb Hague, Janet Johnson, Darla Jamieson

Associate member: Jenn Feenan 

Programs   

The Group of Several, or GOS is of course more than two GOSlings.  We all belong to the Palette People of Gabriola Island, BC.

Tuesdays we paint at the Rollo Centre on Gabriola Island and receive a wealth of information from demonstrations and ideas from members.
On Fridays we paint all afternoon with great seriousness and only a slight amount of GOSsiping. We showcase our art throughout the island. 
Each of us has a very distinct style.

Both the Series Theme Painting and the Signature Painting Composite are created together in a puzzle piece format to work artistically together.  With the Series piece we can work in our studios and our own pace, however the Composite piece requires a set format from the artist chosen, an art education research and we must match with the artist beside us.  We create two paintings, ususally 3x 4feet each year and hang our individual pieces to be part of the themed show as well.

Executive   

President: Judith Madsen
Vice-President: Esther Robison
Secretary: 
Financial Officer: Randi Lynch 
Art Sales Contact: Judith Madsen, or individuals.
Show Committee: Barb Hague, Randi Lynch,Esther Robison,
Labels/Inventory Committee: Esther Robison

Hanging Committee: Everyone when needed and available.

c/o Judith Madsen 1415 Coats Drive
Gabriola Island
British Columbia, Canada
V0R 1X6
Contact: Judith Madsen
Phone: 250-247-9045
Email: judithmadsen@shaw.ca
Web Address: http://www.GroupofSeveral.com

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