GDA Christmas Party 2004
Vada Galvan won the Delta challenge 2004
White House Ornaments 2004
Christmas Stocking Paint In with Gloria Falk
Sherry Nelson Seminar 2004

Laura Heathcote and Jeanne Abraham at the reception.

Nancy Wymer & Eleanor Denton seem to be enjoying the entertainment.

Thank you to the committee for the entertainment.

They sang beautiful Christmas songs

Installation of the 2005 Officers.

Laura Heathcote reading her award.

Gold brush award 2004
Laura Heathcote

Wow! Nice centerpiece.

Congratulations to our member,
Vada Galvan,TDA

She won First-place in the 2004 Delta Painting Challenge in the Tropical category. For more information about the Artists and the free parrot pattern Click here (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Go to Delta Painting Challenge to learn more about this contest.

White House Ornaments
We are honored to have two of our members whose hand-painted ornaments were chosen for display on the White House Christmas tree. Both received an invitation from Mrs Laura Bush to join her at a White House reception on December 1, 2004.

Carolyn Bacon at the White House

Gloria Falk at the White House

Gloria Falk's Ornament

As we entered the rooms upstairs we were greeted by a young gentleman playing a grand piano. This room was decorated like a Winter wonderland.

One of the many rooms - the Vermeil Room which a picture of Lady Bird Johnson hung over the fireplace. The yuletide greenery that was placed over the top of the mantle had shiny gold trumpets, French Horns reflecting ambers of gold with berries and balls.

Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer decorates another mantle in the East

Christmas Stocking Paint In with Gloria Falk
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Everyone is really concentrating while working on their stocking at Gloria's paint in.

What a great turnout for a great cause!

Jean Lindsey is working on the details for her stocking.

Judy Sloan needs a few more paint brushes for her painting...just kidding.

Suzanne Glidden is working really hard on her design.

Patty Bilyeu is mixing the colors for hers.

Marilyn Hartnett is checking her painting against the color pattern.

Josee LaFerriere is mixing paint for the next step in the instructions.

Sharon Battocletti is putting the details to her snowmen.

Sherry Nelson Seminar: April 22-25, 2004
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Sherry is showing a closeup of one her techniques.

What a great turnout for the seminar!

A few of the students are getting a closer look at some of the work.

Look at the beautiful painting!

For more information about the artist click here