A Summer of Arts at SBPC – JULY 2023

Heath Buckmaster
Board of Directors Advisor – Marketing / Fundraising
(919) 867-1507 – marketing@sanfordarts.org



Sanford, July 1, 2023 – The Sanford Brush and Palette Club (SBPC) kicks off a Summer of Arts with a series of adult art workshops, new Board members, plus our second month of public art demonstrations at Art Meets Ag at the Sanford Farmers’ Market.

The SBPC presents three new adult workshops for summertime learning, open to all members of the community. Through a partnership with regional professional artists, JJ Jiang and Sharon DiGiulio bring three new art classes in diverse mediums. Jiang will teach a full day Oil Painting Workshop on July 8, 2023 that is suitable for advanced beginner to advanced oil painters. DiGiulio’s July 15 Experimental Encaustic Workshop will introduce artists to the ancient technique of melted wax encaustic and collage. DiGiulio follows up with an August 12 full day session on Printmaking with Akua Inks, another unique opportunity to learn mixed media using specialty inks and gel plates. Membership in SBPC is not required to attend these workshops. Registration for all classes is available online at sanfordarts.org/workshops.

Joining the organization’s Board of Directors this summer are three new community members who are passionate about the visual arts. We welcome art instructor Kay Grewal as the Chair of the Annual Art show, Mary Ruemker as the Chair of the Workshops Committee, and artist Maria Gonzalez Alvarez-Bacon as the Interim Vice President through 2023.

Continuing our support of community art events, the SBPC will present art demonstrations and youth art projects at the Sanford Farmers’ Market’s Second Saturday Art Meets Ag on July 8. We encourage parents and grandparents to bring their young ones to the Farmers’ Market to watch local professional artists demonstrate painting techniques, plus take home easy to follow art projects they can do this summer. The SBPC is at Art Meets Ag every Second Saturday through November.

Images for Web:

Promotional workshop images are available for: JJ Jiang Oil Painting, and Sharon DiGiulio’s Encaustic and Akua Inks Workshops.

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The Sanford Brush and Palette Club (SBPC) was founded in 1964 with seven members, and has grown to a membership of more than one-hundred diverse, talented artists. The SBPC celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2023, and the values of the founding members, who believed that fellowship and education were important to artistic growth, continue to be a theme in the current organization.
Visit sanfordarts.org for more information.