The August exhibit currently at the Mountain Valley Arts Council (MVAC) features over 60 pieces of artwork by art teachers, current and retired.

Some of the art is for sale, and others are for showing to past and future student. Come by the Gallery at 440 Gunter Avenue in Guntersville during regular gallery hours now through August 28. Participants include:

Robin Roberts is a well-known oil painter from Decatur who finds the uncommon in everyday life. She has taught several 2-3-day art workshops at MVAC over the years. Her most recent honor is the Bold Brush Award from Fine Art Studio Online, a one-in-a-lifetime event.

Mason Holcomb teaches art to some 600 young students at Geraldine School. He received his BFA from Jacksonville State University. He refined his acrylics style with Val Jones who was his art teacher at Guntersville High School. He served as Executive Director of MVAC during his college years, and now paints commissions upon request.

Shirley Troilo of Guntersville has taught acrylics workshops at MVAC where she also serves on the board and has participated in several exhibits. Her next acrylics art workshop will be August 21st from 6 – 8 PM. Besides exhibiting at various North Alabama art shows, she posts many of her art pieces on Pinterest under the name Divine Inspirations. Shirley also paints commissioned pieces upon request.

KayLa Miller is an art teacher in Albertville who also explores the many variations possible with digital photography. She is an MVAC member and runs Kayla Miller Photography.

Charlie Leverett was known as a woodcarver, but now he is known for his skills for his photography from an iPhone and related applications. He ranks as a Master Photographer in Huntsville and Birmingham and has taught numerous workshops on iPhone photography. He is also a former MVAC board member.

Vicki Dodd is a retired art teacher from the Boaz area who also participated in MVAC’s first exhibit for art teachers. Her most recent artwork has been birds and butterflies in acrylics.

Sandy Mann of Warrenton has worked in many mediums including jewelry and pottery, but this exhibit includes her painting of Einstein which is part of MVAC’s permanent art collection.

Marty Bibee of Guntersville who has taught several MVAC art workshops in acrylics, origami, and multimedia for children has a pastel in this exhibit. An art graduate of Auburn University, she will be featured in a solo show at MVAC in October and will conduct an art workshop for adults on October 10th. Marty is a member of the Art Klatsch which conducts art workshops for Child Advocacy Center through MVAC’s Children’s Art Initiative program each year.

Susan Turner from New Market paints using acrylics on canvas wall and floor coverings, table runners, furniture, and wood, many with water themes such as frogs, fish, and waterlilies. Two of her wall-hanging pieces are part of MVAC’s permanent exhibit as well as part of this exhibit. She has taught acrylic art workshops throughout North Alabama and has been a repeat exhibiter at Art on the Lake.

Donnie Wier of Guntersville has taught several watercolor art workshops for MVAC. While living in Knoxville, TN, she painted watercolor portraits, often of children, on commission. She is also a member of MVAC and the Art Klatsch and helps lead the annual art workshops for Child Advocacy Center.

Becky Scheinert of Guntersville has taught and assisted with many art workshops at MVAC where she currently serves as president and is a member of Art Klatsch. With her BFA is from Auburn University, Becky enjoys many art mediums and has folded book art, watercolors, acrylics, oils, and pastel examples in this exhibit.

The MVAC Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday.

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