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Julie Schneider Ljubenkov to start native plant nursery on Rincon Reservation
Julie Schneider Ljubenkov of Pauma Valley (San Diego area) was invited by the 
Rincon Indian Tribe’s Environmental Department to start up a native plant nursery on the Reservation.  Two acres will be developed to open on Earth Day next Spring.

Sally might have a new address
Sally Jacobs is thinking of moving to Culver City, which will take a bit of planning, so she is not able to spend as much time painting as she usually does.

Arillyn Moran-Lawrence exhibiting at the National Arts Club, New York
Arillyn Moran-Lawrence’s painting of the endangered Hawaiian Hibiscus clayi will be shown in an exhibition of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club at the National Arts Club New York City, NY. The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South.  The 113th Annual Exhibition runs from October 1-23, 2009.  Call the National Arts Club at 212-475-3424 for additional information. Catalog available.

Collected by Sue Kuuskmae Web Site
This web site is a great one for a wealth of information about plants and for finding classes in your area. There is also a companion blog with wonderful information that’s updated frequently.

Olga Eysymontt’s Botanical Art Classes
In the immediate Los Angeles area, Olga Eysymontt teaches botanical art at The Los Angeles Arboretum.  Email Jill Berry or call her at (626) 821-4624 to sign up.

Jude Wiesenfeld Oil and Watercolor Classes
Jude Wiesenfeld just started working at Ben Bridge Jewelers in the Simi Valley Town Center. Please come in to see me and all the beautiful jewelry and watches! I am continuing to teach oil and watercolor every Thursday at Renee’s Art Studio in Chatsworth (818) 701-9887.

Julie Schneider Ljubenkov’s Class in San Diego County
Julie Schneider Ljubenkov will teach a class, Focus on Flowers, on the Mira Costa campus beginning Wednesday evenings for 7 weeks, September 30 – October 18, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  Call (760) 795-6820 or register online.

By Sue Kuuskmae

President – Margaret Lindsey
1st Vice President – Lynn Attig (Communications/public relations)
2nd Vice President – David Wolfram (Programming/exhibitions)
Secretary – Suzanne Kuuskmae
Treasurer – Bonny Botello

President, Margaret Lindsey, presided over our first meeting  held at the Automatic Printing Co. in Torrance, CA. We all had a chance to introduce our selves and art work to each other and then had a lively discussion about the goals of the group. One of our main concentrations will be to provide art demonstrations at meetings, to have several workshops with teachers of pastel during the year, and to have one show of our pastel work. There were 17 potential members in attendance.  If any of you want to get involved in doing pastel painting, contact Margaret by email.

Our next meeting will be held Saturday, September 19 at Graphaids, 7280 Manchester Blvd., Westchester, 90045.  The demonstrator will be Joe Mancuso who is a local pastel teacher.  If you plan to attend, please let Sue Kuuskmae know.

By Sue Kuuskamae

The John Smolko colored pencil class will be held November 9, 10, and 11th from 9:30 to 3:30 at the home of Margaret Lindsey in Torrance. The final cost of the three-day workshop will be around $200 a person depending on the number attending. The following members of CPSA have made their deposit:  Barbara Rogers, Rosa Weitzel, Joan Reeves, Gayle Uyehara, Sue Kuuskmae, Morgan Kari; independent artists:  Donna Lock & Mary Ann Sapp; and Botanical Artist Guild member, Rita Hopper.  We could take a few more students, so if you are interested or have additional questions, please contact Sue Kuuskmae by phone or by email (click on the name to launch the email) to make sure spots are still open. You can send a deposit check for $100 to  Sue to hold your place. Additional detailed information will be sent out sometime in October.

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