Artists by the Lake

at the Lakeview Recreation Center

New Year Message from the PREZ!

It’s a New Year, a year of possibilities and opportunities. 2021 - that has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? You also have a new President, nationally, and here in the Art Club. Deb Dahlin has stepped down after her three year commitment, and will be a very hard act to follow. She has been a dynamo of energy, excitement, and knowledge. Fortunately, she agreed to serve as Vice President and Publicity Chair while I feel my way through the process of President in a time of COVID restrictions. Members meetings are cancelled through February per RCSC guidlines.
My name is Georgia Feiste. I know many of you, can’t wait to meetand talk to those that I don’t know well, and I look forward to being your new President this year. You will find me to be a bit moreintroverted than Deb, but just as passionate about art and a club that is welcoming and encouraging for artists along the entire spectrum of knowledge and skill. We LOVE it when new artists come in and ask for knowledge, and we ADORE our professional level teachers and mentors. 
Deb and I have met several times, and will continue to talk throughout the year, so that we will have a smooth transition. She did such a nice job, I don’t anticipate that we will have any dropped balls! And, I’m sure the RCSC will remind me if something is needed that I failed to note in my calendar.
GOALS for 2021  Yes, I have a couple, and would love to hear from you, as well. 
1.Survive COVID, and enter Phase 3, healthy, 25lb lighter,  
and ready to go!
 Okay, okay, 25lb might be a stretch; break-even might be more realistic. We remain in Phase 2, require masks from car to club, in the club, and back out to the car. Only members can be in the club. We will be continuing classes four days a week (as long as we have students), and
open painting 5 days a week. 
2.Revise ABTL Rules and Regulations. I have reviewed the Rulesand Regulations, in comparison to the RCSC’s, and found some areas that need to be updated. I would like to form a small committee to go through the document and make the recommendations for approval by the membership.
3.GROW and encourage active involvement in the club. We have all missed out on so much over the last 9 months,and still have more time required to hunker down in order to stay healthy and safe. While we are doing that, safely attending classes and open painting, we have some time to think andplan ways to flourish and grow this amazing club that welcomes everyone with open arms. A number of us have remarked thatABTL is a major part of our community here in Sun City. These are the people we lean on, rely on, to be there through
thick and thin - all dear to our hearts. How do we spotlightthat - grow and encourage that? Think about it and let’s talk more!

Happy New Year! 2021 Has to be an improvement!

Georgia Feiste chosen as March Artist of the month.

The Artists by The Lake Club has chosen Georgia Feiste as their March Artist of the month. 

Ms. Feiste has been painting since 2012, taking classes, as a snowbird, at the Artists by The Lake and Palo Verde Clubs in pastels, acrylics, and oils. When she returned to Nebraska each year, she self-taught using a variety of resources, and often worked on commissions for friends and family. This year, during the COVID crisis, she has again been taking online classes from an artist in the United Kingdom whose specialty is realism in painting, whether it be portraits, animals or landscapes.

Ms. Feiste knows the value of living a life of joy, created by the life choices we make. Pursuing her life-long dream of being an artist allows her to bring richness to her life, and share that feeling and knowledge with others.  Her eclectic choice of focus in her paintings depict the beauty of life all around us, fulfilling her belief in the Beauty and Innocence of Being. She brings her super realistic vision to her work. Ms. Feiste paints almost everyday and you can see her attention to detail and highly developed control of her medium in her work. No detail is left out as she takes the viewer deeper into her observation of the subject. She is striving for a level of perfection that only a highly trained  artist may achieve through continued study and practice.

Georgia has won several awards at the Sun City Annual Juried Art Show and Palo Verde Art Show, and is a juried member of Vanguard Art Group in the West Valley in Arizona. Now that she has moved to Sun City full-time, she is giving back by serving as President for Artists by The Lake, and teaching Beginning Oils at the club. 

Her work can be viewed at the Artists by the Lake Club showcase outside the art room at the Lakeview Recreation Center,10626 W. Thunderbird Rd. Sun City, AZ 85351 on the second floor. She also has a Facebook Site “Paintings by Georgia Feiste” where her work can be viewed. To join Artists by the Lake,  stop by the Art Room. Dues are $10 per year and you must have a current, valid RCSC card. To sign up for Georgia’s Class stop by the art room! FMI: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Deb Dahlin: 315-491-9650