12 2015

JEA Art Gallery Reception

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Jewish Educational Alliance 5111 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31405

Sally Clark Bio - 

Sally Clark has lived in Savannah since 1998. She moved here from Utica, NY, and she and her husband continue to go north to the Adirondacks and Vermont every summer.

A graduate of Middlebury College with a BA in Fine Arts, Sally has been painting since 1981. She began with watercolors at a Community Ed. class at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, NY. She has studied with many artists and continues to learn from workshops.

Moving from realism to abstraction in the ‘90s, she also moved from transparent watercolor to acrylic and collage with the need for more texture, “oomph” and color. She also started to paint on canvas, masonite, and wood panel, as well as paper.

Through the years she has participated in many juried shows and has won awards. Recently, she was accepted into the Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors and has received awards for outstanding abstract in the Central Adirondack Regional Exhibition in 2004 and 2005. Locally, she won first prize in abstract painting in the Landings Art Assoc. spring show in 2005. She has also been included in exhibits by the National Watercolor Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists.

She has taught a few workshops, most recently at the Art Center in Old Forge, NY.


Marilyn Smith Bio - 

Marilyn Smith came to Savannah in 1998 from Clinton, New York. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and over the course of many years she has learned the art of quilt making from a variety of national and international teachers.

Her quilts are all made of fabrics and use traditional quilt-making techniques to achieve more contemporary designs intended as wall hangings. As she says, “My goal is to continue to explore and grow as a quilter and to encourage the idea of quilts as an art form.” Marilyn’s art is rich in color and pattern; her designs create depth and movement with a painterly quality that is particularly creative and original.

While living in Clinton, Marilyn owned a needlework business where she taught and designed needlepoint and cross stitch. She has taught quilt making at quilt guilds and various quilt shops in the Savannah area. Marilyn is a member of the Savannah Quilt Guild and has served on its Board of Directors.