What we're about

The New Art Collective warmly welcomes anyone who has an interest in art- whether creator, collector, academic, or appreciator. This is a free public open group.

The purpose of this group is to bring members together to share, network, discuss, and learn through a variety of events including, but not limited to: art receptions, exhibitions, socializing, art-related book discussions, art talks, studio visits, get-togethers, happy hours, museum visits/tours/travel, and art making experiences.

It is understood that many of these proposed activities will not be possible until the world gets a handle on the current pandemic. Until then we can hold virtual events and possibly, with proper precautions and social distancing measures, outdoor events. We are always open for suggestions and extremely amenable to great ideas.

Originally organized in 2018 by Yvette Michele, a talented artist from Ft. Lauderdale (website: http://www.yvettemichele.com), The New Art Collective was about to be closed when Yvette stepped down. Andrew and I (Margaret) stepped up to assume the roll of organizers for this group. We bring a variety of knowledge, experience and energy to this solidly established group. Andrew is a digital marketer and an experienced meetup organizer (South Florida Social Shenanigans) who has hosted hundreds of events. I am a seasoned professional artist with some teaching experience and a MFA from FAU. (my website: http://www.mlcrowley.com & instagram: http://www.instagram.com/msmcrowley)

Andrew and I love all forms of art and look forward to meeting you all at the next event!

-Margaret

August 4, 2020

Upcoming events (5)

Friday Morning Coffee and Sketch

Online event

Let's get together on Zoom and work on our art practice! You can work in any medium, be a beginner, intermediate or advanced artist, start or finish works in progress, or you can just hang out and observe artists at work in their own environments. Spend a few minutes beforehand getting set up, brewing coffee or tea and gathering your supplies. It should be an enjoyable experience with no pressure to perform; I can relate to performance anxiety because I have a terminal case of it. We can show each other what we are working on and talk about our process; or we can just quietly work and feel the presence of each other in our individual acts of creation. I hope you will join me on these Friday mornings via Zoom so we can get to know each other and share artistic knowledge. I look forward to creating with everyone! -Margaret

Friday Morning Coffee and Sketch

Online event

Let's get together on Zoom and work on our art practice! You can work in any medium, be a beginner, intermediate or advanced artist, start or finish works in progress, or you can just hang out and observe artists at work in their own environments. Spend a few minutes beforehand getting set up, brewing coffee or tea and gathering your supplies. It should be an enjoyable experience with no pressure to perform; I can relate to performance anxiety because I have a terminal case of it. We can show each other what we are working on and talk about our process; or we can just quietly work and feel the presence of each other in our individual acts of creation. I hope you will join me on these Friday mornings via Zoom so we can get to know each other and share artistic knowledge. I look forward to creating with everyone! -Margaret

Friday Morning Coffee and Sketch

Online event

Let's get together on Zoom and work on our art practice! You can work in any medium, be a beginner, intermediate or advanced artist, start or finish works in progress, or you can just hang out and observe artists at work in their own environments. Spend a few minutes beforehand getting set up, brewing coffee or tea and gathering your supplies. It should be an enjoyable experience with no pressure to perform; I can relate to performance anxiety because I have a terminal case of it. We can show each other what we are working on and talk about our process; or we can just quietly work and feel the presence of each other in our individual acts of creation. I hope you will join me on these Friday mornings via Zoom so we can get to know each other and share artistic knowledge. I look forward to creating with everyone! -Margaret

Friday Morning Coffee and Sketch

Online event

Let's get together on Zoom and work on our art practice! You can work in any medium, be a beginner, intermediate or advanced artist, start or finish works in progress, or you can just hang out and observe artists at work in their own environments. Spend a few minutes beforehand getting set up, brewing coffee or tea and gathering your supplies. It should be an enjoyable experience with no pressure to perform; I can relate to performance anxiety because I have a terminal case of it. We can show each other what we are working on and talk about our process; or we can just quietly work and feel the presence of each other in our individual acts of creation. I hope you will join me on these Friday mornings via Zoom so we can get to know each other and share artistic knowledge. I look forward to creating with everyone! -Margaret

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Friday Morning Coffee and Sketch

Online event

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